Sydney’s Top 50 Favourite Books

In August this year I voted for my favourite book in a survey by the Sydney Story Factory.  The results have been published and here is the list.

I have read 20 of these books and these are identified with the title in green.  How many of these books have you read?

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  4. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  5. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
  6. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  7. The Bible
  8. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  9. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  10. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  12. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  13. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  14. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  15. A Fortunate Life by Albert Facey
  16. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  17. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
  18. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  19. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  20. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  21. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  22. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  23. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  24. Magician by Raymond E Feist
  25. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  26. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  27. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  28. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  29. The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
  30. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  31. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  32. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  33. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  34. Dune by Frank Herbert
  35. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  36. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  37. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Berniere
  38. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  39. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
  40. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  41. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  42. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  43. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  44. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  45. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  46. Dirt Music by Tim Winton
  47. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  48. Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
  49. Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
  50. Middlemarch by George Eliot
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