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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Dymocks 2015 Top 101 Books List {Reading Writes Chapter Six} | Reading

Every year Dymocks updates it's Top 101 Books list and this year is no exception. The books that make the list have been voted for by the members of Dymocks Booklover club, of which I am a member (and this post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Dymocks either, in case you were wondering, I just like to share!).

It's always interesting to see the books that make the list. There are always the old favourites, like the Harry Potter series, classics such as To Kill a Mockingbird and Pride and Prejudice, and of course a smattering of fairly new releases, the ones that have stuck in people's minds. Not to mention the books that have recently been made in to movies or TV shows.

I'm pleased to say that there are a number of new books on the list, quite a few of which I haven't read. I've read 24 of the books on 2015's list and there are many that I am keen to add to my To Be Read list. At the moment I'm working my way through Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, which sits at number 20 on the list, as well as watching the TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, which made it on to the list at number 84 this year.

The latest list is quite varied, and I'm keen to get in to my local store soon to take advantage of their current 3 for the price of 2 offer on the Top 101 list. It was this offer that saw me buy the first Outlander book last year, and I'm so glad I did. The offer runs until June 1st so you have plenty of time to grab a few for yourself. Again, this post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Dymocks, I just thought you'd like to know where to grab yourself a bargain.

And so, without further ado, the Dymocks 2015 Top 101 Books list is as follows...

1. THE BOOK THIEF - Markus Zusak
2. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - Jane Austen
3. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Harper Lee
4. MAGICIAN - Raymond E. Feist
5. THE LORD OF THE RINGS (BOOKS 1-3) - J. R. R. Tolkien
6. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - John Green
7. THE HOBBIT - J. R. R. Tolkien
8. JANE EYRE - Charlotte Brontë
9. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND - Lewis Carroll
10. THE HARRY POTTER SERIES - J. K. Rowling
11. LOOKING FOR ALASKA - John Green
12. THE DIVERGENT SERIES - Veronica Roth
13. GONE GIRL - Gillian Flynn
14. THRONE OF GLASS - Sarah J. Maas
15. THE BRONZE HORSEMAN - Paullina Simons
16. THE HUNGER GAMES SERIES - Suzanne Collins
17. THE NAME OF THE WIND - Patrick Rothfuss
18. THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH - Ken Follett
19. NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR - George Orwell
20. OUTLANDER - Diana Gabaldon
21. THE POWER OF ONE - Bryce Courtenay
22. GONE WITH THE WIND - Margaret Mitchell
23. THE NIGHT CIRCUS - Erin Morgenstern
24. BURIAL RITES - Hannah Kent
25. THE ROSIE PROJECT - Graeme Simsion
26. WUTHERING HEIGHTS - Emily Brontë
27. BITTER GREENS - Kate Forsyth
28. VAMPIRE ACADEMY - Richelle Mead
29. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE - J. D. Salinger
30. MAZE RUNNER - James Dashner
31. THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH - Richard Flanagan
32. THE ALCHEMIST - Paulo Coelho
33. CLOUDSTREET - Tim Winton
34. FANGIRL - Rainbow Rowell
35. ELEANOR & PARK - Rainbow Rowell
36. SHANTARAM - Gregory David Roberts
37. LITTLE WOMEN - Louisa May Alcott
38. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - L. M. Montgomery
39. THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS SERIES - Cassandra Clare
40. THE SONG OF ICE AND FIRE SERIES - George R. R. Martin
41. WE WERE LIARS - E. Lockhart
42. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY - Douglas Adams
43. THE KITE RUNNER - Khaled Hosseini
44. THE BIBLE
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45. A FORTUNATE LIFE - A. B. Facey
46. PAPER TOWNS - John Green
47. REBECCA - Daphne Du Maurier
48. THE SHADOW OF THE WIND - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
49. BEAUTIFUL DISASTER - Jamie McGuire
50. FALLEN - Lauren Kate
51. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER - Stephen Chbosky
52. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
53. PEOPLE OF THE BOOK - Geraldine Brooks
54. TOMORROW, WHEN THE WAR BEGAN - John Marsden
55. WHITE TIGER - Aravind Adiga
56. CATCH-22 - Joseph Heller
57. THE INFERNAL DEVICES SERIES - Cassandra Clare
58. THE MESSENGER - Markus Zusak
59. THE GRAPES OF WRATH - John Steinbeck
60. PERSUASION - Jane Austen
61. ANNA KARENINA - Leo Tolstoy
62. A FINE BALANCE - Rohinton Mistry
63. THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS - M.L Stedman
64. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - Stieg Larsson
65. THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE - Anh Do
66. ICE STATION - Matthew Reilly
67. OBERNEWTYN - Isobelle Carmody
68. SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT (BOOKS 1&2) - Derek Landy
69. THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO - Alexandre Dumas
70. JASPER JONES - Craig Silvey
71. THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE - Audrey Niffenegger
72. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE - Laini Taylor
73. ON THE ROAD - Jack Kerouac
74. THE GOLDFINCH - Donna Tartt
75. ANIMAL FARM - George Orwell
76. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - E. L. James
77. THE GREAT GATSBY - F. Scott Fitzgerald
78. THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - C. S. Lewis
79. WONDER - R. J. Palacio
80. GOOD OMENS - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
81. LIFE OF PI - Yann Martel
82. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - Arthur Golden
83. THE PASSAGE - Justin Cronin
84. WOLF HALL - Hilary Mantel
85. ERAGON - Christopher Paolini
86. GREAT EXPECTATIONS - Charles Dickens
87. HUSH, HUSH (BOOKS 1 & 2) - Becca Fitzpatrick
88. THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO - Patrick Ness
89. LES MISÉRABLES - Victor Hugo
90. THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA - Scott Lynch
91. THE LITTLE PRINCE - Antoine De Saint-Exupéry
92. THE PRINCESS BRIDE - William Goldman
93. A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS - Khaled Hosseini
94. ASSASSIN'S APPRENTICE - Robin Hobb
95. THE GREAT ZOO OF CHINA - Matthew Reilly
96. THE HELP - Kathryn Stockett
97. IF I STAY - Gayle Forman
98. THE ROAD - Cormac McCarthy
99. THE STAND - Stephen King
100. GIRL ONLINE - Zoe Sugg
101. I AM PILGRIM - Terry Hayes

How many have you read? Are there any on the list that you'd like to read? What books would you have voted for?

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If you want to see what books made the list in previous years you can check them out by clicking the images below...














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10 comments:

  1. Hmm...I've read 39 and have 5 still on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I can't take this list too seriously though as it has 50 shades of grey in there. Some of the books I have read, I haven't really enjoyed either. Oh well, everyone has different tastes I suppose. Glad to see though, two of my top 5 books are there (Harry Potter & A Fine Balance).

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  2. Oh dear, I'm a HUGE reader and I have only read Tomorrow When The War Began on that list! Not many crime, that's why ;-) I try to stay away from books that I deem a bit heavy to read as I am interrupted so often! Visiting from #IBOT :)

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  3. Once upon a time, I would have read most books on the top 100 but these days (since starting the blog) my reading time is taken up by other things.

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  4. I always find lists like this interesting. On a quick glance through, I have read 48 of them and have a few others on my to be read list already. A few a haven't heard of though so will have to look them up

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  5. 42! I think I need to go and read some more John Green. I loved The Fault in Our Stars but he's popping up quite a few times here!

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  6. I love these lists. I love going through and seeing whats on the list, what I have read and what I want to read. Like I need an excuse to buy books and this is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Jx

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  7. Eek. I've only read 20 of those. Definitely time to do some more reading.

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  8. Oh so many to read! Not enough hours!
    Have you read The Bronze Horseman? I loved that story so much. I want to get back to it one day.

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  9. And I've only read 13. But some of those were series. I must lift my game.

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  10. Was so excited to read Magician by Raymond Feist was still so high on the list. It's weird, because I have never met another person who has actually read it! Total cult classic.

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