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My reading preferences have developed a lot since joining BC and thus I cannot name just one favourite author anymore. My absolute favourite genre is comics, but otherwise I read pretty much anything I can lay my hands on, from milk cartons to manuals (still don’t get poetry though). Historical books, mysteries and indigenous stories are always welcome! I believe the world is full of good books that I haven't even heard of and therefore I couldn't even wish for them! My wishlist is not so much a definite wishlist, instead it's an eclectic mix of notes, wishes and forgotten motives. Still, the list is always up to date!

**Hyvät suomalaiset crossaajat! Minulle tulevilla kirjoilla ei koskaan ole niin kiire, etteivätkö ne voisi odottaa kuriirikyytiä tai matkata jossain Turun seudulle tulevassa paketissa! Säästö se on pienikin säästö, joten älkää tuhlatko kirjalähetyksiin.**

My aim is to read books in the language they were written, if available. Besides Finnish, English and Swedish, I can manage reading basic Norwegian and German. It's a different issue whether I can hold a conversation on the latter two...

Besides books, I love gin, dark roast coffee (Sorry, no tea lover. Use beans and coarse grounds.), wacky & black humour, British things (anything from Angel Delight to tv series), good music and movies, graffiti art, art deco, cosmetics & toiletries, Eurovision Song Contest, post-it notes and all things geeky. I don't do colours on me, but love huge, very simplistic earrings. Gluten-free cookbooks and items are most appreciated (coeliac)!

Oh, and here's one list... The ones I've read are marked with an X. Dunno if I ever will read all of them, but just started following the list out of curiosity. A weird list, though, wouldn't think that _these_ 100 books were just the ones people have loved the most. I might have to take on the next 100 on the list as well in the future...

BBC's The Big Read Top 100 books

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien X
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen X
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams (half read)
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling X
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee X (thank you BAMP & kiitos Makke!)
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne X
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis X
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë (TBR, Thank you again, Kirjakko!)
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller (TBR)
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë (TBR, Thank you Kirjakko!)
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks (TBR, Thank you so much, shnedwards!)
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier (TBR)
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger X (also a TBR)
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame X
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens (TBR Kiitos, Tarna!)
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (TBR Kiitos, miumaumou!)
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy TBR (Nelinkertainen kiitos, Tarna!)
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell X
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling X
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling X
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling X
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien X
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (TBR thank you hippolein!)
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot (TBR)
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving TBR
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck (TBR, THANK YOU, ruzena!)
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll X
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez X (thank you hippolein!)
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens (TBR, Thank you dear Tarna!)
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute X (thank you bookwormess!)
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen X (thank you BAMP!)
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen (TBR, thank you hippolein!)
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery X
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams (TBR, thank you so much lamelemon!)
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald X
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas (TBR)
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh (TBR, thank you Kirjakko!)
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell X (thank you dotdot!)
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens X
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy TBR
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher (TBR, thank you Chania!)
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett X (thank you hippolein!)
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King x
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy (TBR)
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl (TBR)
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer (TBR, thank you Sii1!)
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky X (Hated it!)
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens (TBR, Thank you kirjakko!)
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding X
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind X (Loved it)
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl X (thank you miumaumou!)
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding X
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt (TBR)
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins (TBR, thank you Soozreader!)
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl (TBR, thank you pikkis!)
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith X (thank you redfox5!)
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy X (Thank you miumaumou once again...)
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley X (thank you miumaumou!)
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons X
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel (thank you again hippolein!)
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett (TBR)
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho X (no more Coelhos for me, ever)
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez (TBR thank you hippolein)
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie (Thank you again, miumaumou!)

Thanks to Tarna's infallible taste in books, I was introduced to Tony Hillerman's Leaphorn novels. This list is just to keep track on the ones I don't yet have.

Sacred Clowns
The First Eagle
Skeleton Man
The Shape Shifter

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