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UK's most borrowed library books

Desert Island Discs book choices

Pulitzer Prize winners (Fiction 1948-, Novel pre1948)

Askmetafilter.com Books Everyone Should Read

LibraryThing.com (top 50)

July 2009-June 2010 206 bones 7th heaven 7th heaven 8th confession

(Feb 2008-Feb 2011) Anna Karenina Blake Breakfast of Champions Decline and Fall

(1918-2010) A Bell for Adano A Confederacy of Dunces A Death in the Family

http://ask.metafilter. com/42616/A-bookeveryone-shouldread [accessed 23 Feb 2011] 1984 Aesop's Fables

http://www. librarything. com/z_books.php [accessed 23 Feb 2011] 1984 American Gods Angels and Demons

Bspcn.com 30 Bighow.com 100 Books Everyone Guardian 1000 Greatest Books of The Best 100 Lists World Book Day Should Read Novels Everyone All Time Everyone Top 100 Novels of Man Booker Prize Poll (top 100) Before They're 30 Must Read Must Read All Time winners Latest relevant poll year is 2007: http: //www.guardian.co. uk/books/2007/mar/01/news (Books you can't live without) [accessed 24 Feb 2011]. Subsequent polls ask which (Created July 11, (2010) http: books people talk 2008, ongoing) //bighow. about (2008), have http://www. com/news/the-100- http://www. lied about reading (2009) http://www. goodreads. (2010) http://www. (2009) http://www. greatest-books-of- thebest100lists. (2009) and would telegraph.co. com/list/show/264. bspcn. guardian.co. all-time-everyone- com/best100novels/ like to pass on to uk/culture/books/4248401/100-novels-everyone-should-read.html Books_that_everyone_should_read_at_least_once com/2010/08/03/30-books-everyone-should-read-before-theyre-thirty/ 24 Feb uk/books/2009/jan/23/bestbooks-fiction [accessed must-read their children [accessed 24 Feb [accessed 24 Feb [accessed 24 Feb [accessed 24 Feb [accessed 24 Feb 2011, last updated (2010). 2011] 2011] 2011] 2011] 2011] 2 Feb 2011] (1969-2010) Telegraph 100 Novels Everyone Should Read 1984 1984 1984 A Bend in the A Christmas Carol River A Christmas Carol A Confederacy of A Dance to the A Clockwork Dunces Music of Time Orange A Prayer for Owen A Fine Balance A Passage to India Meany A Prayer for Owen Alice's Adventures A Tale of Two Meaney in Wonderland Cities All Quiet on the Western Front Anna Karenina Atonement A Thousand Splendid Suns A Tree Grows in Brooklyn All Quiet on the Western Front 1984 A Clockwork Orange Catch-22 Crime and Punishment 1974 1984 A Clockwork 1977 Orange A Confederacy of 1984 Dunces 52 Pick-up A Bend in the River 1984 Amsterdam A Clockwork Orange Disgrace A Confederacy of Dunces G. Heat and Dust

Goodreads.com Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once (top 100)

1001 Books You Should Read Oprah's Book Club Before You Die List (Cassell, 2005)

Author's own top five...

http://www.oprah. com/oprahsbookclub/Complete-List-of-Oprahs-Book-Club-Books [updated Sept 17 2010, accessed 24 we didn't include Feb 2011] this A Million Little Pieces A New Earth Anna Karenina As I Lay Dying Cry, the Beloved Country

A darker domain

A Fable A Good Scent from a Strange An Explanation of His Dark Materials Mountain the Birds Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell A Summons to Memphis

Against the Grain Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Animal Farm

Anna Karenina

David Copperfield

A darker domain Animal Farm Brave New World Breaking Dawn Catch-22 Crime and Punishment Eclipse Emma Ender's Game Fahrenheit 451 Harry Potter Jane Eyre A Suitable Boy A Tale of Two Cities Adventures of Sherlock Holmes For Whom the Bell A Canticle for Tolls Leibowitz A Clockwork Lolita Orange A Confederacy of Lord of the Flies Dunces A Connecticut One Hundred Yankee in King Years of Solitude Arthur's Court A Dance to the Siddhartha Music of Time The Catcher in the A Dark-Adapted Rye Eye A Dry White The Great Gatsby Season The Lord of the A Fairy Tale of Rings New York The Master and A Far Cry from Margarita Kensington The Wind in the Willows A Farewell to Arms To Kill a Mockingbird Walden

A darker place Legacy A good woman Les Misrables A most wanted man Letters to a Young Poet Alice Adams A most wanted man Libra A mother's hope Little Dorrit A prisoner of birth Little Women A thousand splendid suns A week in December About face Rebecca Alex Cross's trial Remembrance of Things Past Remembrance of Things Past Breathing Lessons Collected Stories (Jean Stafford) Collected Stories (Katherine Anne Porter) Dragon's Teeth Cigarettes Crime and Punishment Life of Pi Lord of the Flies Memoirs of a Geisha New Moon One Hundred Years of Solitude Pride and Prejudice Sense and Sensibility SlaughterhouseFive Beloved Catch-22 Moby-Dick Post Captain Andersonville Angle of Repose Arrowsmith Briarpatch Brideshead Revisited Candide American Pastoral Brave New World All the King's Men Boy's Life Blindness A Thousand Acres Atlas Shrugged Advise and Aunt Julia and the Consent Scriptwriter

A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms A Series of Unfortunate Events A I Lay Dying A Portrait of the All Quiet on the Artist as a Young Western Front Man A Prayer for Owen Animal Farm Meany A Tale of Two Beloved Cities A Thousand Splendid Suns Absalom, Absalom! Animal Farm Anna Karenina Anne of Green Gables Atlas Shrugged

Holiday

Hotel du Lac How late it was, how late In a Free State

East of Eden Freedom Light in August Love in the TIme of Cholera Middlesex

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Austerlitz Animal Farm Anna Karenina Anne of Green Gables Atonement Birdsong Bleak House Beloved Brighton Rock Catch-22 Cider with Rosie Clarissa

Animal Farm Anne of Green Gables Atlas Shrugged Brave New World Catch-22

Blood Meridian Cannery Row Catch-22 Crash Crime and Punishment David Copperfield

Last Orders Life and Times of Michael K Life of Pi

Night One Hundred Midnight's Children Years of Solitude Say You're One of Moon Tiger Them Offshore The Good Earth The Heart is a Oscar and Lucinda Lonely Hunter Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Possession: A Romance The Measure of a Man The Pillars of the Earth

Charlotte's Web Crime and Cold Comfort Farm Punishment

Aliens love underpants! All the colours of darkness

Brave New World Brideshead Revisited Bridget Jones's Diary Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Cranford Crash Crime and Punishment David Copperfield Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Don Quixote Ender's Game

A Fatal inversion A Fine Balance

Der Struwwelpeter Atonement Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Beloved Don Quixote Blood Meridian

Scoop All the colours of darkness Arctic drift Star Maker

Cryptonomicon Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Fahrenheit 451 Flowers for Algernon Gone with the Wind Goodnight Moon Green Eggs and Ham Harry Potter I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Invisible Man

War and Peace

A Flag for Sunrise Dune A Girl in Winter A Glastonbury Romance A Good Man in Africa A Gun for Sale A Handful of Dust Fahrenheit 451

Brave New World Cat's Cradle

Rites of Passage Sacred Hunger

The Road The Sound and the Fury The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Assegai

The Cairo Trilogy The Diary of a Nobody

Early Autumn Elbow Room Empire Falls Foreign Affairs

Don Quixote Einstein's Dreams Ender's Game Fahrenheit 451

Catch-22 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Disgrace Charlotte's Web Cloud Atlas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Catch-22 For Whom the Bell Crime and Tolls Punishment Foundation David Copperfield

Saville Schindler's Ark Something to Answer For Staying On

At my mother's knee ... : and other low joints The Fountainhead Azincourt The Glass Bead Game Bad luck and trouble The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Beautiful people The Leopard Being Elizabeth The Leopard The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman The Man Without Qualities

Don Quixote Dr Zhivago

Heart of Darkness Don Quixote

Gilead Gone With the Wind

Faust Fool On The Hill For Whom the Bell Tolls

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Cold Comfort Farm Eugene Onegin The Catcher in the Count of Monte Rye Cristo Frankenstein The Chronicles of Narnia Crime and Punishment

Guard of Honor

Germinal

Jane Eyre

A Heart So White A High Wind in Jamaica A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

His Dark Materials Dracula Infinite Jest Dune

The Blind Assassin The Bone People The Conservationist

Invisible Man

East of Eden

Biscuit Bear

His Family

Foundation

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time David Copperfield The Da Vinci Code Dracula

Go Tell It On the Mountain Gulliver's Travels

Les Misrables Life of Pi

Blind eye

Honey in the Horn Gravity's Rainbow

A House for Mr Biswas Lolita A Journey to the Centre of the Earth Lord of the Flies

Emma Ender's Game

The Elected Member The English Patient

UK's most borrowed library books

Desert Island Discs book choices

Pulitzer Prize winners (Fiction 1948-, Novel pre1948)

Askmetafilter.com Books Everyone Should Read

LibraryThing.com (top 50)

July 2009-June 2010 Bloodline Bones

(Feb 2008-Feb 2011) The Pillars of the Earth The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

(1918-2010) House Made of Dawn

http://ask.metafilter. com/42616/A-bookeveryone-shouldread [accessed 23 Feb 2011] Henderson the Rain King

http://www. librarything. com/z_books.php [accessed 23 Feb 2011] The Golden Compass

Bspcn.com 30 Bighow.com 100 Books Everyone Guardian 1000 Greatest Books of The Best 100 Lists World Book Day Should Read Novels Everyone All Time Everyone Top 100 Novels of Man Booker Prize Poll (top 100) Before They're 30 Must Read Must Read All Time winners Latest relevant p