batboy126 (batboy126) wrote,

 A book meme passed along by beauty_forashes . My 50 all-time favourite books, in no particular order. Surprisingly hard to limit the list to only 50, which I did by restricting titles to fiction only, and giving novel series a single listing.

1. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula LeGuin
2. The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler
3. Franny And Zooey, by J. D. Salinger
4. Persuasion, by Jane Austen
5. Passage, by Connie Willis
6. Three Men In A Boat, by Jerome Jerome
7. Lord Of The Rings
8. The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
9. Shoeless Joe, by W. P. Kinsella
10. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
11. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
12. Lord Of The Flies by William Golding
13. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
14. Pride & Prejudice
15. 1984
16. Daughter Of Time, by Josephine Tey
17. Strong Poison, by Dorothy Sayers
18. The Mirror Crack'd, by Agatha Christie
19. Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
20. Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
21. Enderby's Dark Lady, by Anthony Burgess
22. To Say Nothing Of The Dog, by Connie Willis
23. Oscar And Lucinda, by Peter Carey
24. Barney's Version, by Mordecai Richler
25. Bluebeard, by Kurt Vonnegut
26. Lolita
27. The House Of Mirth, by Henry James
28. The Long, Dark Teatime Of The Soul, by Douglas Adams
29. Farenheit 451
30. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter Miller
31. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
32. Catch 22, by Joseph Heller
33. One Writer's Beginnings, by Eudora Welty
34. The Deptford trilogy, by Robertson Davies
35. Whale Music, by Paul Quarrington
36. The Remorseful Day, by Colin Dexter
37. Very Good, Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse
38. Galapagos, by Kurt Vonnegut
39. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
40. The French Lieutenant's Woman, by John Fowler
41. Sense & Sensibility, by Jane Austen
42. Orlando, by Virginia Woolf
43. The Iliad
44. Sunset At Blandings, by P. G. Wodehouse
45. Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov
46. Wonder Boys, by Michael Chabon
47. The Final Solution, by Michael Chabon
48. The Dun Cow, by T. Kinsella (trans.)
49. Enderby, by Anthony Burgess
50. The Wind In The Willows

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