The Man Booker Prize 2015…

For Christmas, I was gifted the ENTIRE shortlist of the books on the Man Booker Prize of 2015 shortlist!! When I say entire, I mean 6 books, but 6 is a lot, and at least 3 of them are 600+ pages. So, for the next couple of months I will be exclusively reviewing these 6 books. Even if they don’t all appeal to me, if A Little Life was anything to go by, then I am extremely excited and will read every one.

Here are the 6 books in the order I am reading them in, and I will add in the review once I’ve read them! (and they’ll have the cute little Man Booker Logo so you know when I’ve finally stopped reading them!)

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Book Bucket List

This is a list of books that I would like to have read by the time I go to university, and will keep updating. That is two years from now, and although that seems like a long time, with Anna Karenina on the list, it may take me more than a week to read some of them! Plus, this is alongside my final year of school, so not a very busy year for me (!) So, in no particular order, here they are (along with my favourite cover for each) :

wuthering_heights     1. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë – READ

birdsong     2. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

anna karenina     3. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

lolita-keenan2     4. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

 penguin-threads-emma-book-cover     5. Emma – Jane Austen   READ

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The BBC Top 100 Books

(red = read)

  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

  • The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

  • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

  • Harry Potter series, JK Rowling

  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

  • The Bible

  • Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

  • His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman

  • Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

  • Little Women, Louisa M Alcott

  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

  • Catch-22, Joseph Heller

  • Complete Works of Shakespeare

  • Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier

  • The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

  • Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks

  • Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

  • The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

  • Middlemarch, George Eliot

  • Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell

  • The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

  • Bleak House, Charles Dickens

  • War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

  • The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

  • Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

  • Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

  • The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

  • Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

  • David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

  • Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis

  • Emma, Jane Austen

  • Persuasion, Jane Austen

  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, CS Lewis

  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières

  • Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden

  • Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne

  • Animal Farm, George Orwell

  • The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • A Prayer for Owen Meaney, John Irving

  • The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

  • Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery

  • Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

  • Lord of the Flies, William Golding

  • Atonement, Ian McEwan

  • Life of Pi, Yann Martel

  • Dune, Frank Herbert

  • Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

  • Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

  • A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth

  • The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  • A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon

  • Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

  • Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

  • The Secret History, Donna Tartt

  • The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold

  • Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

  • On The Road, Jack Kerouac

  • Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy

  • Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding

  • Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie

  • Moby Dick, Herman Melville

  • Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

  • Dracula, Bram Stoker

  • The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • Notes From A Small Island, Bill Bryson

  • Ulysses, James Joyce

  • The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

  • Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome

  • Germinal, Emile Zola

  • Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Possession, AS Byatt

  • A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

  • Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

  • The Color Purple, Alice Walker

  • The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

  • A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry

  • Charlotte’s Web, EB White

  • The Five People You Meet In Heaven, Mitch Albom

  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • The Faraway Tree Collection, Enid Blyton

  • Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

  • The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  • The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks

  • Watership Down, Richard Adams

  • A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole

  • A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute

  • The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas

  • Hamlet, William Shakespeare

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

  • Les Misérebles, Victor Hugo.