Bury’s Top Reads

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A huge thank you to everyone who helped Bury Libraries to celebrate the BBC’s #LovetoRead weekend on the 05th and 06th of November. Congratulations to the winners of Bury Libraries poll to find out what our customers favourite books are:

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For all of you out there who love a good list, here are all of the eighty one book titles that were submitted; all of them receiving at least one vote each. There is still time to vote in the #LovetoRead national poll on the Society of Chief Librarians website.

bury librariesBury’s Top Reads

  1. 1984 – George Orwell
  2. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  3. A Summer at Sea – Katie Fforde
  4. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
  5. After the Fall – Noah Hawley
  6. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
  7. At Risk – Stella Rimington
  8. Belgravia – Julian Fellowes
  9. Blood and Ice – Robert Masello
  10. Chocolat – Joanne Harris
  11. Cold as Ice – Lee Weeks
  12. Dead Like You – Peter James
  13. Echo Park – Michael Connelly
  14. Harvest – Tess Gerritsen
  15. Heir to the Empire – Timothy Zahn
  16. Hogfather – Terry Pratchett
  17. Hug less Douglas Goes to Little School – D. Melling
  18. I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
  19. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  20. Kane and Abel – Jeffrey Archer
  21. Kane and Abel – Jeffrey Archer
  22. Killing Floor – Lee Child
  23. King Cotton – Thomas Armstrong
  24. Knots and Crosses – Ian Rankin
  25. Lady of Hay – Barbara Erskine
  26. Life of Pi – Yann Martell
  27. Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
  28. Misery – Stephen King
  29. Mothers and Daughters – Kate Long
  30. Needful Things – Stephen King
  31. Not My Father’s Son – Alan Cumming
  32. On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan
  33. Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
  34. Pastoralia – George Saunders
  35. Penmarric – Susan Howatch
  36. Perfume – Patrick Suskind
  37. Personal – Lee Child
  38. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  39. Possession – AS Byatt
  40. Prevention is Always Better than Cure – Dr Syed Nayyer Abbas Abidi MBE
  41. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  42. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
  43. Riders – Jilly Cooper
  44. Rubbernecker – Belinda Bauer
  45. Skyfaring – mark Vanhoenacker
  46. Slaughter in the Cotswolds – Rebecca Tope
  47. Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
  48. Small Island – Andrea Levy
  49. Somewhere inside of Happy – Anna Mcpartlin
  50. Storm of Swords – George R R Martin
  51. Tanamera – Noel Barber
  52. Tell No One – Harlan Coben
  53. The Agony and the Ecstasy – Irving Stone
  54. The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
  55. The Bumble Bear – N. Shireen
  56. The Casual Vacancy – JK Rowling
  57. The Chimp Paradox – S. Peters
  58. The Cousins’ War Series – Philippa Gregory
  59. The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
  60. The Elephant Vanishes – Haruki Murakami
  61. The Famished Road – Ben Okri
  62. The Firm – John Grisham
  63. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  64. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  65. The Gustav Sonata – Rose Tremain
  66. The Last Temptation – Nikos Kazantzakis
  67. The Last to Know – Melissa Hill
  68. The Little Flower Shop by the Sea – Ali McNamara
  69. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
  70. The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton
  71. The Mask of Dimitrios – Eric Ambler
  72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist – Robert Tressell
  73. The Secret Rooms – Catherine Bailey
  74. The Separation – Christopher Priest
  75. The Stand – Stephen King
  76. The Wind Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
  77. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  78. Ugly – Constance Briscoe
  79. When will there be Good News – Kate Atkinson
  80. Wild Swans – Jung Chang
  81. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

 

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