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Steve Morris 1.Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
2.Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [READ 5*]
3.Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
4.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee [READ 4*]
5.A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
6.1984 by George Orwell [READ 5*]
7.Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell [READ 4*]
8.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling [didn't like]
9.Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien[READ 5*]
10.Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
11.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling [not likely]
12.Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte [READ 5*]
13.Little Women by L.M. Alcott
14.Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien [READ 5*]
15.The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck [READ 5*]
16.The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
17.Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
18.Dracula by Bram Stoker [READ 5*] A favourite
19.Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling [not likely]
20.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling [as above]
21.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling [ditto]
22.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling [do we need all these?]
23.Life of Pi by Yann Martel
24.Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
25.Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien [READ 5*]
26.Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
27.Matilda by Roald Dahl [READ 4*]
28.Persuasion by Jane Austen [READ 5*]
29.The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger [READ 4*]
30.The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis [READ 5*]
31.The Poisonwood Bible by Barabra Kingsolver
32.The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
33.A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [READ 5*]
34.Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
35.Blindness by Jose Saramago
36.Emma by Jane Austen [READ 5*]
37.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling [nope]
38.Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
39.Jurassic Park by Micheal Crichton
40.Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
41.On the Road by Jack Kerouac
42.Roots by Alex Haley [READ 4*]
43.The Bible [READ 5*]
44.The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
45.The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
46.The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
47.The Husband by Dean Koontz
48.The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
49.The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
50.The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
51.The Stand by Stephen King [READ 5*]
52.The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
53.Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
54.A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
55.A Room with a View by E.M. Forster [READ 4*]
56.A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
57.Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
58.Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy [READ 5*]
59.Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
60.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl [READ 4*]
61.Cirque de Freak by Darren Shan
62.Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
63.David Copperfield by Charles Dickens [READ 5*]
64.Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen
65.Eragon by Christopher Paolini
66.Exodus by Leon Uris
67.Expecting Adam by Martha Beck
68.Five Smooth Stones by Anne Fairbairn
69.Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
70.Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill by Ralph Martin
71.Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
72.Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis [Thank goodness not Lord Jim!]
73.Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
74.My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
75.Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
76.North and South by John Jakes
77.Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley
78.One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
79.Sabriel by Garth Nix
80.Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy
81.Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [READ 5*]
82.Shadow of the Moon by M.M. Kaye
83.Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy [READ 5*]
84.The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum [READ 4*]
85.The Cure for Death by Lightning by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
86.The Englishman’s Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe
87.The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
88.The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
89.Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
90.The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
91.The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
92.The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
93.The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
94.The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher [READ 4*]
95.Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra
96.The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
97.True History f the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
98.What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George
99.Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
100.Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [READ 5*]


message 2: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Why don't you like Harry Potter?


message 3: by Steve (new)

Steve Morris Well, (in my personal opinion) I found it over-rated. There are so many good children's books to read. Many times I wish I were a child again to enjoy them properly.


message 4: by Frozenwaffle (new)

Frozenwaffle I agree that there are many good childrens books to read, and Harry Potter is well worth your time, if you're willing to try them ^^

I wonder what Lord Jim is xD

And holy goldfish, you've read the bible and *gasp* ENJOYED IT? :o


message 5: by Steve (last edited Mar 12, 2013 12:06AM) (new)

Steve Morris Hello. I read one of the Harry Potter books once and (in my personal opinion) it was nothing particularly special. However, the author did get the nation's school children reading again, so we do owe her that. Teachers had been battling for years to achieve that.
I've never seen the HP films nor do I own a TV so perhaps they would change my opinion.

Lord Jim I found heavy going at the time but it is a classic.

For the Bible, I had a lengthy hospital stay once and read everything in sight to take my mind off things. It is another example of the therapeutic benefits of reading and I also discovered H.G.Wells amongst other authors during that stay!

Perhaps, we should all take a reading holiday each year to boost our well-being.


message 6: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
What a wonderful idea Steve. I have a month off uni starting this friday, so I might just put that into practice.

I think the Harry Potter books get better as they go on. Some in particular are quite clever plots, particularly the Prisoner of Azkaban. I haven't seen the latest Harry Potter movies (they seem to me to be getting worse) but the first few are really good in my opinion. They are so old now that I have Chamber of Secrets on video tape!


message 7: by Sunshines2008 (new)

Sunshines2008 | 7 comments Harry Potter was very popular in Hong Kong so that why i was drawn by the attention from the promotion of Cinema here.

I got Vcds about them

Nicolle, I agreed with you.
I like the first two series of films more than the recent one

If I have time i would like to watch them once again.

When you watch them, you would laugh , i like happy ending more than the sad one.


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