The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge - Part One

The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge - Part One

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the infinite variety reading challenge to find your next great read

The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge is a reading list made up of the 200 books that public voted for during the BBC's Big Read poll of 2003.

It's an alarmingly long list, but the great thing about it is just how varied the books on it are. There are contemporary sagas, children's favourites and Victorian classics galore.

We've created a free printable checklist for the first 100 books so you can keep easy track of what you're reading. The Top Ten are as follows:

1. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


In the top ten alone there are books from so many genres: classics, contemporary, children's, science fiction, fantasy, trilogies, stand-alones, romance, humour and as many others as you can think of.

This list is the perfect place to get more reading material. You can view the full list of all the 200 titles that placed on the BBC's website here.


However, for the purposes of the Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, some amendments have been made.

For now, we're only focusing on the first 100 titles and we've separated the trilogies and series in to the single books to make checking them off easier.

We've also added all of the Harry Potter books to the number five spot: the simple reason being that at the time of the list being made, not all of the HP books had been released. It makes sense to read them all-and in order-so we've mucked about with the list a wee bit there.

If you've always been stuck on what to read next, or have been looking to read more in a genre that you generally don't touch-or have never touched-this is the best place to start.

There's no need to start at number one, but since it was voted the best book, maybe it'd be a good idea.

Don't forget to download your free printable checklist for this challenge. The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003

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