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BBC 100 Most Inspiring Novels

Originally published in November, 2019, this list is comprised of the 100 novels that a panelist of authors and critics from the BBC has deemed the most inspiring in the English language.
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Days Without End (Sebastian Barry)
Days Without End (Sebastian Barry)
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Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels)
Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels)
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Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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5
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
6
Small Island (Andrea Levy)
Small Island (Andrea Levy)
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The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
8
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
9
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
10
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
11
Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
12
Forever... (Judy Blume)
Forever... (Judy Blume)
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13
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
14
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
15
Riders (Jilly Cooper)
Riders (Jilly Cooper)
16
Their Eyes Were Watching (Zora Neale Hurston)
Their Eyes Were Watching (Zora Neale Hurston)
17
The Far Pavillions (M M Kaye)
The Far Pavillions (M M Kaye)
18
The Forty Rules of Love (Elif Shafak)
The Forty Rules of Love (Elif Shafak)
19
The Passion (Jeanette Winterson)
The Passion (Jeanette Winterson)
20
The Slaves of Solitude (Patrick Hamilton)
The Slaves of Solitude (Patrick Hamilton)
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21
City of Bohane (Kevin Barry)
City of Bohane (Kevin Barry)
22
Eye of the Needle (Ken Follett)
Eye of the Needle (Ken Follett)
23
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
24
His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
25
Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)
Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)
26
Mr. Standfast (John Buchan)
Mr. Standfast (John Buchan)
27
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
28
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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29
Jack Aubrey Novels (Patrick O'Brian)
Jack Aubrey Novels (Patrick O'Brian)
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The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
31
A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
32
Astonishing the Gods (Ben Okri)
Astonishing the Gods (Ben Okri)
33
Dune (Frank Herbert)
Dune (Frank Herbert)
34
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
35
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
36
The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis)
The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis)
37
Discworld Series (Terry Pratchett)
Discworld Series (Terry Pratchett)
38
The Earthsea Trilogy
The Earthsea Trilogy
39
The Sandman Series (Neil Gaiman)
The Sandman Series (Neil Gaiman)
40
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
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