100 books I’m going to read before I die
- 1. Pride and Prejudice… minus the zombies
- 15. There’s no one quite like Rebecca
- 72. Dracula – the most villainous villain that ever committed villainy
- 2. Jane Eyre. An Autobiography of the little novelist that could(n’t)
- 76. The Inferno: The Comedy about sinners’ punishments in Hell. Coming to a cinema near you.
- 82. Cloud Atlas – a map to the Faraway Tree
- 40. Winnie-the-Pooh. Or, the most questionable (G-rated) title for a children’s book ever.
- 71. A convoluted tale of thieves, prostitutes and the Poor Law. Oh, & there’s also a kid named Oliver Twist.
- 25. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Humans, and Digital Watches. and 25. Life lessons from a hitchhiker: firstly, you may be excused from saving the galaxy if you have a headache.
- 80. Possession: A Romance between an author and literary academics
- 45. The Woman In White is NOT a ghost.
- 19. The Time Traveler’s Wife popped by to gloat.
- 18. Ah, The Catcher in the Rye, the seminal book of teenage-ness.
- 69. Midnight’s Children: India’s superheroes to the rescue.
- 6. His Dark Materials: my favourite bit was the two gay angels.
- 62. An ode to Lolita, the fire of my loins.
- 46. Anne of Green Gables and Ilona of The Friande.
- 47. How I learnt that Mr Hardy wants to be very Far From the Madding Crowd.
- 64. The bare bones of The Lovely Bones?
- 68. Bridget Jones’s… no! The Friande’s Diary
- 95. The taste and decency of A Confederacy of Dunces.
- Edgar, A Poe-t
- Claudine à Paris
- Claudine à l’école
- Six reasons why Voltaire is made of win … and two why he isn’t.
- Le Morte Darthur can die a rather epic death.
- The Turn of the Screw, and faux-scary Halloween decorations.
- The, incredibly literate and rather fabulous, Portrait of Dorian Gray.
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