3 April

The Guardian's Books You Can't Live Without: The Top 100


Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

The Lord of the Rings - J R R Tolkien

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë

Harry Potter series - J K Rowling

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

The Bible

Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

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 William Shakespeare

Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

The Hobbit - J R R Tolkien

Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

Catcher in the Rye - J D 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 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 

Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

Chronicles of Narnia - C S Lewis

Emma - Jane Austen

Persuasion - Jane Austen

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C S Lewis

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis de Bernières

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

Winnie the Pooh - A A Milne

Animal Farm - George Orwell

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez

A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

Anne of Green Gables - L M 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 García Márquez

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 - Émile Zola

Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

Possession - A S 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 - E B 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-Exupéry

The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

Watership Down - Richard Adams

A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute [1950]

The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

Hamlet - William Shakespeare 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Les Misérables - Victor Hugo