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My favourite books

Watership Down Richard Adams
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
Little Women Louisa May Alcott
Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson
Feed M T Anderson
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
The Naughtiest Girl in the School Enid Blyton
The Song of an Innocent Bystander Ian Bone
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas John Boyne
The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
Left, Right and Centre Tim Ferguson
The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald
The Sound of One Hand Clapping Richard Flanagan
My Brilliant Career Miles Franklin
Diary of a Wombat Jackie French
Sophie’s World Jostein Gaarder
Cheaper by the Dozen Frank Gilbreth Jr/Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Lord of the Flies William Golding
Lillian’s Story/Dark Places Kate Grenville
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy Vicki Iovine
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Picnic at Hanging Rock Joan Lindsay
The Collected Poems of Robert Lowell Robert Lowell
The Road Cormac McCarthy
On Chesil Beach Ian McEwan
Saturday Ian McEwan
Dark Victory David Marr
Life of Pi Yann Martel
Lovesong Alex Miller
Anne of Green Gables L M Montgomery
The Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
1984 George Orwell
Three Dollars Elliott Perlman
Pollyanna Eleanor H Porter
Rattletrap Car Phyllis Root
Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare
Larry’s Party Carol Shields
The Stone Diaries Carol Shields
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackery
The Natural Way of Things Charlotte Wood
The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham
The Book Thief Marcus Zusak


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  1. Darcy Moore says:

    Like me, I am sure you’ll keep adding to this as memories return and you read other ‘best’ lists. Mine is over 130 books now and just keeps growing.

    ‘Of Mice and Men’ should be on my list too.’Dark Victory’ was an important book and ‘Life of Pi has some great passages, both could have been on my list of favs.. ‘Diary of a Wombat’ is a family favourite but I never read it until my late 30s – so am reluctant to include it as a favourite. ;O)

    Thanks for posting this list at my blog, Shani.

  2. victeach says:

    Very similar list! And you have lots too that I haven’t read yet – you know the “I always meant to read that one and…” I think the top of my to do reading list will include Ian McEwan, Khaled Hosseini and Carol Shields. An i forgot to add Curious Incident to mine – only read it last year in preparation for Standard English and ;love love loved it! My Mr 6 has Asberger’s – an interesting take on the teen years? (Waiting in trepidation…)

    Thanks for some inspiring new authors and memories of great ones too.

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