The Lecito List

I found this while I was whiling away precious time and procrastinating from doing some obvious chores. But now that I have found this list and believe me I have found many a reading list before, but none appealed to me (anyway I find the list reading very restrictive……let me meander aimlessly in the sea of literature and I am one happy girl), I must confess, I do want to finish those that I have not read in this list. Self obsessed that I am, I want the whole blog world to follow my progress….so do join me. The ones that are stricken out are the ones I have already read. There are a couple which I have not read in a loooooooong time like Lord of the Rings and Treasure Island. The ones that are in bold and stricken out have been thumbed so many times by me that the pages are smudged, the covers are indistinguishable and some critical pages (especially the parts I really like ) are falling out….but boy! Do I love them!!!!As of today, May 21st 2012, I have already read, 42 out of 100.  Oh! and Yes…this the BCC Top 100 – The Big Read

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie





17 thoughts on “The Lecito List

  1. Man, that is a long list!!! 100 books!! Wow!! Anyways, best of luck… 🙂
    And how was Alchemist?? I really love that book because it influenced me a lot in my life… How was it??

    1. Thanks for the best wishes..I need it….some of the books in the list are great, but I know I not fond of the genre and it will require all my will power to plod through them…..I know a lot of my friends feel that Alchemist changed thier lives…..but I was not particularly impressed by it…but then as one friend of mine told me…its all got to do with one belief system and mine is kind of unhinged ! 🙂

      1. Even though some genres are not of your like, I hope you enjoy all the books! I had so much fun with some of the books in this list.. They are just amazing ones! 🙂

      2. I hope so to….I agree with you on the fact though that I too had a lot of fun with some of these books on the list….in fact some of them are my well thumbed best friends 🙂

  2. Just so you know (and to get your Lectio List going), from your list I’d be interested in reading together:

    The Lord of the Rings (well, look at that! We already are! 😉 )
    Swallows and Amazons
    Crime and Punishment
    Lord of the Flies
    Gormenghast (I’d love to read this one!)

    In case you want a reading partner, keep it in mind! 🙂

    1. Hahhhaaaa Cleo!!! You are the bestest friend a gal, well a bookish gal could wish for! Awesome! Gormenghast is something I have been just planning to get on with…lets talk more 🙂

  3. Well, well, how would I know that you were connected to Brona through your blogs?
    I love the title of your blog, of course, and now I must borrow this amazing list!
    I will be checking your posts and possibly spamming you with likes and comments, LOL.

    1. Hahaaa….Thank You! Brona has been more than a friend for years…she is someone I seriously look up to and admire ! Thank So much for the kind words and yes, let’s talk books more….it’s not spam, it’s passion!!

      1. Well said fellow reader. I also saw Cleo. Speaking of inspirations, thanks to these ladies I have conquered mount Moby Dick, and mount Iliad. I won’t be who I am without them. Possibly there’s more connections we share.
        Cheers to our newly started blog friendship.

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