I need you to send me more of your top ten books. I need you to call your friends, email your acquaintances and post the link on Facebook. This list is on the verge of working really well - but more people need to take part.
The trouble with lists...
The search for a new book list Top 100 was always meant to be a bit of fun. Not a definitive exercise. But it is an idea that has undboutedly caught on. The response to this website has been brisk, and it has been interesting to see other organisations launch their own Top 100s.
But what is clear to me at this late stage is that the more people who send a shortlist the better the final result will be. So get thinking, and please get in touch.
To encourage you, here below is the top ten so far. Surprised? Well, send me your titles and make sure the books that matter to you get a mention. This is open until the first week of August.
1. Lord of The Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
3. Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
4. Lanark, Alastair Gray
5. Dark Materials, Phillip Pullman
6. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
7. CrossStitch (US- Outlander), Diana Gabaldon
8. Ghosts, John Banville
9. Gormenghast Trilogy, Mervyn Peake
10. I, Robot – Asimov