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100 Must  Reads

All the books that will appear here have been suggested to me as must reads by friends and authors. It's going to be a challenge but I do intend to read every single one on the list and some point write a review for every one.


A  huge thank you to following people for their contribution to this list

Peter Coombes

A.J Griffiths-Jones

Keith Morehead

Lauren Davis

Geoff Gorton

Donna Marie McCarthy

Jason McNeill

7th October 2017

91•" Going Postal" Terry Pratchett

92•"Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell

93•"Cold Comfort Farm" by Stella Gibbs

94•" Hamlet"  by William Shakespeare

95•" Charlotte's Web "by E .B White

96 " The Inferno," by Dante

97• "Bleak House" by Charles Dickens

98•"Memoirs of a Geisha"by Arthur Golden

99•"Captain Corelli's Mandolin" by Louis Dr Bethiere

100•"Winnie -the -Pooh" by A A Miller


And that concludes the list of 100 must reads. Thank you to everybody that has contributed to the list

1st October 2017

81•" My Man Jeeves" by P.G.Wodehouse

82•"The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck

83•"Brighton Rock" by Graham Greene

84•"Tinker,Tailor, Soldier, Spy" by John Le Carre

85•"Cider With Rosie" by Laurie Lee

86•"All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Remarque

87•" Mrs.Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

88•"Ann Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy

89•"Middlemarch" by George Eliot

90•"The Last Hero " by Terry Pratchett

24th September 2017

71• "Mr .Norris Changes Trains "by Christopher Isherwood

72•"The Lord of The Rings Trilogy" by J R R Tolkien

73•"Muder On The Orient Express"by Agatha Christie

74•"A Tale Of Two Cities"

75•"Moving Pictures" by Terry Pratchett

76•"A Study In Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle

77•"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving

78•"The Blackest Streets" by Sarah Wise

79•" The Mail And The Pear Tree " by P D James & T A Critchley

80•"The Ballad Of Reading Gaol" by Oscar Wilde


17th September 2017

61•" The Colour Purple" by Alice Walker

62•"Charlie and the chocolate factory" by Roald Dahl

63•" The Diary Of Anne Frank" by Anne Frank

64•"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë

65•"Memoirs of a Geisha"by Arthur Golden

66•The Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

67•"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë

68•"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

69•"The Chronicles of Narnia"by C.S Lewis

70•"Weird Sisters" by Terry Pratchett

10th September 2017

This week's must read list comes courtesy of two lovely author's AJ.Griffiths-Jones and Donna Maria McCarthy thank you lady's.


51•"Burial Rites" by Hannah Kent

52•"Bring Up The Bodies "by Hilary Mantel

53•"A Place of Greater Safety "by Hilary Mantel

54•"Misery "by Stephen King 

55•"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho 

56•"The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova

57•"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee 

58•"Nathaniel's Nutmeg" by Giles Milton

59•"Hellbound" by David McCaffrey

60•"Extremis "by David McCarthy 

3rd September 2017

 This week's must reads all come from Peter Coombes and Jason McNeill thank you gentlemen.


41• "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle

42• "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville

43• "The Shining" by Stephen King

44• "the Devil Rides Out" by Dennis Wheatley

45• "The Keep" by Paul F Wilson

46• " The Exorcist" by Peter Blatty

47• " The Oman" by David Seltzer

48• " Behold the man" by Michael Moorcock

49•  " Dodger" by Terry Pratchett

50• " The Travelling Vampire Show " by Richard Laymon

August 26th 2017

31•"Gulliver's Travels " by Jonathan Swift

32•"Sasha" by Brian L Porter 

33•"Prisoner 4374" by A.J Griffiths-Jones

34•"Complete History of Jack the Ripper" by Philip Sugden

35•"Three Man In A Boat" by Jerome.K.Jerome 

36•"Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

37• "The Hobbit" by J.R.R.Tolkien

38•"The Wind In The Willows" by Kenneth Grahame

39•"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott.Fitzgerald

40•"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

August 20th 2017

21• " Watership Down" by Richard Adams

22•" I'm Not A Serial Killer " by Dan Wells

23•" The Man Who Was Thursday" by G.K Cheterton

24• " After Armageddon" by Brian L Porter 

25•" To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

26•"A Town Like Alice" by Nevil Shute 

27•"Crime and Punishment "by Feodor Dostoevsky 

28• "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling

29•" Guards Guards"by Sir Terry Pratchett

30•" Frankenstein"by Mary Shelley

August 13th 2017

11•"Alice in wonderland" by Lewis Carroll 

12•"Robinson crusoe" by Daniel Defoe

13•"Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain 

14•"The Monk" by Matthew Lewis 

15•"War of the Worlds" by H G Wells

16•"Catch 22" by Joseph Heller

17•"A Farewell To Arms" by Ernest Hemingway 

18•"Tess of the D'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy

19•"Notre Dame De Paris" by Victor Hugo

20•" Treasure Island " by Robert Louis Stevenson

August 6th 2017


1• "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams

2• "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway 

3• "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins

4• "Carmilla" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

5• "Catcher In The Rye" by J. D Salinger

6• "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova

8• "The Turn Of The Screw " by Henry James

9• "The Invisible Man" by H. G. Wells

10• "One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest" by Ken Kesey