The BBC's Big Read poll to find the greatest novel of all-time revealed the top 21 today, as voted by the great British public (ahem)
A limit was set of one book per author...thus saving us from FOUR Harry Potter books making it...
1984, George Orwell
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
Catch 22, Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
From that list, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Rebecca leap out to me...plus an affection for the likes"The Hitchikers guide to the Galaxy" and loads of respect too for "1984".
There are a few I haven't read, including the Potter one...
Your choice from that list? Or thoughts on the list in general?
Maybe three or four would have made my own top 21...