All-Time 100 Novels: American vs English Lists

Typically for the Time‘s magazine list, it’s very literary, though with a few children books thrown in surprisingly. I have read:

Animal Farm – George Orwell
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret – Judy Blume
The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
White Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

Beside providing the complete list, the link also has links to reviews of some of the books in the list, by Time reviewers, of course.

For England’s best hundred novels a
s surveyed by BBC’s Big Read, I have read:

4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire – J. K. Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
9. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
15. The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
18. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
21. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone – J. K. Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets – J. K. Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling
25. The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
41. Anne Of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery
46. Animal Farm – George Orwell
51. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
56. The BFG – Roald Dahl
59. Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden
66. The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton
70. Lord Of The Flies – William Golding
74. Matilda – Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
81. The Twits – Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle – Dodie Smith
85. The God Of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
91. The Godfather – Mario Puzo
94. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
99. The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot

Wow, quite a lot. I like this list!

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