List Challenges cited this list as the BBC’s top 100 books that everyone should read in their lifetime. Goodreads Listopia explains that it’s not quite a BBC list but rather a list based on BBC’s Big Read which was a search for the UK’s best-loved novels. I took a look at both lists and was surprised that I’ve read less than one third, even factoring in those books I know I read but can’t remember and those that I only read an abridged version of. I’m slightly horrified by this, especially as a former English Literature student!
2018 is far too short to correct this situation in any major manner, however, I will add a couple to my TBR for this year. I figure I’ll start with three and increase if my reading load allows. I’m putting my hat in the ring for Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres.
Have you read any of these? Any classics on your list for 2018? Which ones?
If any of the ones I listed above pique your interest, perhaps we can consider a buddy read. Let me know!