1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  2. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  3. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  4. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
  5. Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne
  6. The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton
  7. The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
  8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  9. The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
  10. Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
  11. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  12. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
  13. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  14. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
  15. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  16. I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
  17. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  18. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  19. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
  20. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  21. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  22. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  23. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  24. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  25. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  26. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  27. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  28. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  29. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  30. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  31. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for His Hat by Oliver Sacks
  32. The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
  33. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  34. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre
  35. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
  36. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  37. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  38. The Commitments by Roddy Doyle
  39. Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally
  40. Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin
  41. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  42. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  43. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  44. The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot
  45. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  46. The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien
  47. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  48. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  49. The Stand by Stephen King
  50. The Time Machine by HG Wells
  51. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  52. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  53. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  54. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick
  55. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
  56. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  57. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  58. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  59. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  60. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  61. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  62. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  63. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  64. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  65. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  66. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  67. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  68. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  69. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  70. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  71. The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  72. Last Orders by Graham Swift
  73. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  74. Dissolution by CJ Sansom
  75. London Fields by Martin Amis
  76. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson
  77. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  78. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  79. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  80. Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
  81. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  82. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  83. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  84. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  85. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  86. Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier
  87. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  88. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  89. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  90. My Man Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
  91. Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt
  92. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawkins
  93. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
  94. Wild Swans by Jung Chang
  95. London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd
  96. Venice by Jan Morris
  97. Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
  98. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  99. A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil Macgregor
  100. Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

I want to remember this list to gift my grandchildren. Some gifts are priceless.

There is no friend as loyal as a book. ~ Ernest Hemingway