Travel Movies Books Food Other
Sign In
Trending
New
Popular
type to search

BBC List of 100 'Most Inspiring' Novels

On 5 November 2019, the BBC published a list of novels selected by a panel of six writers and critics, who had been asked to choose 100 English language novels "that have had an impact on their lives".The resulting list of "100 novels that shaped our world", called the "100 'most inspiring' novels" by BBC News,was published by the BBC to kick off a year of celebrating literature.
The list triggered comments from critics and other news agencies. News agencies from outside the United Kingdom, like Canadian broadcaster CBC News and Nigerian news website Legit.ng, profiled authors with works included in the list who were nationals of their countries.The Guardian noted surprising titles missing from the list, like Moby Dick.Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Jake Kerridge called it "a short-sighted list that will please nobody."
2,976 users · 6,460 views
 
from en.wikipedia.org · made by Actium31bce
avg. score: 18 of 100 (18%)
required scores: 1, 10, 14, 19, 26 

How many have you read?

Page 1 of 3
1
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
2
Days Without End (Sebastian Barry)
Days Without End (Sebastian Barry)
3
Fugitive Pieces
Fugitive Pieces
4
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie	Half a Yellow Moon
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half a Yellow Moon
5
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
6
Small Island
Small Island
7
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)
ADVERTISEMENT
9
Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
10
White Teeth
White Teeth
11
Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
12
Forever
Forever
13
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
14
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
15
Riders (Jilly Cooper)
Riders (Jilly Cooper)
16
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
17
The Far Pavilions
The Far Pavilions
18
The Forty Rules of Love (Elif Shafak)
The Forty Rules of Love (Elif Shafak)
19
The Passion
The Passion
20
The Slaves of Solitude (Patrick Hamilton)
The Slaves of Solitude (Patrick Hamilton)
ADVERTISEMENT
21
City of Bohane (Kevin Barry)
City of Bohane (Kevin Barry)
22
Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle
23
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
24
His Dark Materials Trilogy
His Dark Materials Trilogy
25
Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe
26
Mr Standfast (John Buchan)
Mr Standfast (John Buchan)
27
The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep
28
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
29
Aubrey–Maturin Series
Aubrey–Maturin Series
30
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (J.R.R. Tolkien)
31
A Game of Thrones
A Game of Thrones
32
Astonishing the Gods (Ben Okri)
Astonishing the Gods (Ben Okri)
ADVERTISEMENT
33
Dune
Dune
34
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
35
Gilead
Gilead
36
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
37
The Discworld Series
The Discworld Series
38
Earthsea Series (Ursula K. Le Guin)
Earthsea Series (Ursula K. Le Guin)
39
The Sandman
The Sandman
40
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
Page 1 of 3
Click books you've read
This site uses third party cookies for analytics and advertising. View Cookie Policy