Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day!

"So many books, so little time" Frank Zappa

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There just isn't enough time to read all the books I want to read exclaims Mel. Photo: Lucy Christie
There just isn't enough time to read all the books I want to read exclaims Mel. Photo: Lucy Christie

Frank Zappa once said: "So many books, so little time". It's very true, there are so many books, and never enough time to read them all. However, having a list of all the books you want to read is a start, so to celebrate world book day, and the fact that it is the great William Shakespeare's birthday today, here are our final list of 25 books you need to need. Every Thursday throughout April, we have released a list of 25 must-read books. Adding to those top reads, now you have 100 excellent books to get your teeth stuck into. You're welcome.

25 books you need to read

 

1. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

2. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

3. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

4. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

5. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkener

6. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

7. Middlemarch by George Eliot

8. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

9. The Stranger by Albert Camus

10. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

11. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

12. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

13. Candide by Voltaire

14. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

15. Tristam Shandy by Laurence Sterne

16. Paradise Lost by John Milton

17. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

18. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

19. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

20. The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

21. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

22. King Lear by William Shakespeare

23. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

24. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

25. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Also, our junior reporters tell us their favourite books

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