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Yeah, this is more books than I'm aiming for. But I want to have wiggle room if I don't want to read XYZ at the time.

1. Millions, Frank Cottrell Boyce *
2. Danny Champion of the World, Roald Dahl **
3. Esio Trot, Roald Dahl *
4. Slaves of the Mastery, William Nicholson**
5. The Lottie Project, Jacqueline Wilson**
6. The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett
7. Tom’s Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce
8. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett**
9. The Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett*
10. Kit’s Wilderness, David Almond**
11. Skellig, David Almond**
12. Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve**
13. Northern Lights, Philip Pullman*
14. Charlotte Sometimes, Penelope Farmer**
15. The Railway Children, E. Nesbit**
16. Children of the New Forest, Captain Maryatt**
17. Scribbleboy, Philip Ridley**
18. Kasper in the Glitter, Philip Ridley**
19. Teenage: The Creation of Youth, Jon Savage*
20. The Fall, Simon Mawer
21. The Snow Spider, Jenny Nimmo**
22. Eva, Peter Dickinson**
23. Anne of Green Gables, L. M. Montgomery**
24. Back Home, Michelle Magorian**
25. The Man, Raymond Briggs**
26. Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling**
27. The Lion and the Unicorn, Shirley Hughes**
28. Red Sky in the Morning, Elizabeth Laird**
29. The Best of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
30. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
31. Passion is a Fashion: The Clash, Pat Gilbert
32. Under the Net, Iris Murdoch
33. Good As Her Word, Lorna Sage
34. The Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne Reid Banks**
35. The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
36. What’s Going On?, Mark Steel
37. Bullet Points, Mark Watson
38. The Mabinogion
39. The Essential Alen Coren, ed. by Victoria and Giles
40. White Bicycles, Joe Boyd

*for the dissertation
**rereading for the dissertation

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Date: 2010-06-08 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rjyoaslh.livejournal.com
Oh, god I've only read two of these, and one is Harry Potter - I don't even like Harry Potter! The other was The Little Princess. I can't remember what I thought of that.

I did try to read Anne of Green Gables but it was (imo) so sticky sweet and contrived, it made me nauseated.

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Date: 2010-06-08 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suthnoli.livejournal.com
I was OBSESSED with how twee the Anne books were. OBSESSED. I got them all ordered into my library, one by one, even the weird books that don't even have Anne in them. Crazy baby Jane.

A lot of these are on here because I need to reread them for my dissertation. I haven't read them since I was a kid, so I don't actually know if what I'm saying about them is, you know, true

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Date: 2010-06-08 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rjyoaslh.livejournal.com
Aw baby Jane, you loved then because they were twee, and that's allowed. She wrote a lot of books, didn't she! Any of the non-Anne books worth mentioning?

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Date: 2010-06-08 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suthnoli.livejournal.com
She did! I got old before I read the last couple, though. And I don't even remember the titles of the non-Anne ones! They're little collections of, basically, village gossip from Anne's neighbourhood, recounted by the older ladies of the books.

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Date: 2010-06-09 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rjyoaslh.livejournal.com
Old ladies, huh? Maybe you're not old enough, yet! Save them for retirement. ;)

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Date: 2010-06-09 05:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thekatiefactor.livejournal.com
I used to love Anne of Green Gables! The highlight of my wee 12-year-old life was when I finally got to go visit Prince Edward Island.

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Date: 2010-06-09 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eisenlunge.livejournal.com
SCRIBBLEBOY!

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Date: 2010-06-09 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nicodeimus.livejournal.com
The Wee Free Men! *hearts*

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Date: 2010-06-09 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] airlight.livejournal.com
ahhhhhh I need to go find all my William Nicholson!

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