BBC-lijst update januari 2024

Ik had het eerder al over de boeken die ik in 2023 gelezen had. Dat waren eigenlijk vooral fantasyboeken, maar toch ook een paar klassiekers. Maar ik ben ook nog steeds onverdroten bezig in die apocriefe BBC-lectuurlijst.

Vorig jaar in januari  had ik er 77 van de 100 gelezen, hieronder volgt dus nog eens de jaarlijkse update. Wat ik relatief recent heb gelezen en dus heb besproken, heeft een link naar de bespreking.

• Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety. 83
• Italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read only an excerpt.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien (3 boeken)
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (7 boeken)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (verplichte lectuur in 2de kan Engels – gothic novel)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman (3 boeken)
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens (verplichte lectuur in 2de kan Engels – gothic novel)
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis (7 boeken)
34 Emma -Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens (verplichte lectuur in 2de kan Engels – gothic novel)
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker (verplichte lectuur in 2de kan Engels – gothic novel)
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens (verplichte lectuur in 2de kan Engels – gothic novel)
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – de hele reeks
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Deze lijst is dus gebaseerd, blijkbaar, op een meme. In 2003 was er wél op de BBC “The Big Read”, waarbij lezers op hun favoriete boek mochten stemmen. Ook daar heb ik de top 100 van opgezocht, en ik ga er hetzelfde bij doen: vet wat ik al gelezen heb, schuin waarvan ik delen gelezen heb. En dan blijk ik er daar nog steeds maar 71 gelezen te hebben. Ik ga me eerst door bovenstaande lijst worstelen, en dan aanvullen met The Big Read, ook al is die van 2003. Ik heb nog tijd, me dunkt.

  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  • Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  • Mort by Terry Pratchett
  • The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
  • The Magus by John Fowles
  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  • Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Perfume by Patrick Süskind
  • The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  • Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  • Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  • Magician by Raymond E. Feist
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
  • The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Katherine by Anya Seton
  • Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Girls in Love by Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  • Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Nog 17 te gaan in de ene lijst, nog 29 te gaan in de andere lijst, en ze beginnen elkaar minder en minder te overlappen. Niet erg, al deze boeken hebben sowieso een zeker niveau en zijn dus lezenswaardig. We doen dapper voort, zou ik zeggen. Naast de fantasy, de science fiction en tegenwoordig ook oudheidgerelateerde dinges. Tsja…

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