What are the best BBC book list challenge?

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    #1To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.

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    Raymond Fowler
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The BBC book list challenge is a huge list of 100 of the greatest books ever published, so there's a lot of competition here. However, To Kill A Mockingbird is an American classic, and a must-read for absolutely everyone. This one comes in near the top of the list, and therefore I can highly recommend it as an excellent solution."
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    1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives under the rule of the tyrannical government ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother. It is a bleak portrayal of how society might become in the future.

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    Jessica Gardner
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Orwell's 1984 is a book everyone knows about. Dystopian societies help us learn more about what could go wrong."
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    #3Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 

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    Helen Curtis
    Written on May 11, 2018
    " Animal Farm was another phenomenal story by George Orwell. It has a similar theme to his other books, even though this one is fully focused on animals. I loved this book and would call it one of the best! "
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    #4Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies is classic fiction written by William Golding published first in 1954 which is about a group of English schoolboys who survived a plane crash and got stranded on an uninhabited island.


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    Amit Venkatesan
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Lord of the Flies is a classic read that should be on everybody's challenge list. Read about how a gorup of young boys learn to survive and the challenges they face. It's about our basic human feelings, reactions, and relationships. Learn about survival in its simplest form."
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    #5The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    The Little Prince is written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery about a prince who visited Earth from a tiny asteroid. It is known as a book for kids but it has been considered as an allegory of the author's wartime experiences. 


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    Gloria Olson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The appeal of this book is that it has charm for both children and adults While I like the illustrations I appreciate the moral of the story and in-depth meanings about life woven throughout the book much more."
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    #6Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is a humor and fantasy fiction novel first published in 1964. This book tells the story of Mr. Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and five lucky children who got an entry ticket for a tour.


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    Reyna Jaramillo
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "I've watched this movie as a child. It was great to find this book and read it, yes even as an adult. This is a great book. I have even read it to my small children and they love it too. It is a fun book. Really keeps you interested. This is one of the books listed on the BBC so it was a great find for that also. I recommend purchasing this book today. It is very inexpensive and will provide a great read for you and your children. "
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    #7The Secret Garden (Children's Classics)

    The Secret Garden (Children's Classics)

    The Secret Garden (Children's Classics) is a novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Secret Garden (Children's Classics) was published by Children's Classics.


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    Virginia Carpenter
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Few books from 100 years ago can truly claim they are just as popular now as then. The Secret Garden is truly a children's classic. I remember reading this book as a child of probably 9 or 10, a copy of which was my mother's from her youth. I long ago gave away my copy but I know it went to a good place -- the next generation, a niece who read it and loved it as well. "
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    #8Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

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    Ryan Lynch
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Charlotte's Web is a timeless classic. It's a classic story about a spider that helps save a pig from going to the slaughter house. This book will bring you joy and make you sad at the same time."
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    #9Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.

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    David Sanchez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Gone with the Wind is one of the best books on the BBC book list challenge. After watching the movie oh so long ago, I am glad I finally picked up the book because it has been a joy to read!"
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    #10The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic about teenager Holden Caulfield, who was used as an icon of teenage angst and rebellion. The controversial book has caused debates, mainly because of its vulgar language and themes.


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    #11Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice is a book written by Jane Austen with an introduction from Anna Quindlen, which follows the story of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as they venture into a series of courtship in the 18th century. 

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    Kimberly Schultz
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is one of the popular novels of all time and it is nominated as one of America's best loved novels by PBS. I believe that this is a great read and truly a best BBC book list challenge. "
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    #12The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo
    The Count of Monte Cristo is written by French author Alexandre Dumas, which is about a man who wanted revenge against those who framed and jailed him for a crime he did not commit. 

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    Raymond Hawkins
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A good book with a multitude of good characters and great story-telling. I do think this is one of the best book's I've read"
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    #13The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.


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    Peter Bowman
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I loved reading this book a few years back. It was captivating and imaginative at the same time."
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    #14The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code is a novel about Robert Langdon's journey in finding the Louvre. He will face many challenges that includes decoding cryptic messages that involves Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings. 


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    Verónica Monroy
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "This is a amazing novel to check out and look at. I'd recommend it to a bunch of people personally. "
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    #15The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 


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    Kenneth Rice
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "this is a very telling story that everyone needs to read so go do it "
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    #16The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is written by Douglas Adams. It depicts Arthur Dent's road trip with his alien friend Ford Prefect after his house and the Earth was demolished to create a way for a hyperspace express route. 


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    Ruth Jordan
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "I don't believe this solution is the best answer to the topic. The best book on that list is A Prayer for Owen Meany. "
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    #17Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the story of Catherine and Heathcliff. After she rejects him for a boy from a better background he develops a lust for revenge that takes over his life. This tale of hauntings, passion, and greed remains unsurpassed in its depiction of the dark side of love.


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    Philip Walters
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "Wuthering Heights is a classic. I recognized it as one when I read it in school. It is not to my taste, but I can tell it is really well done."
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    #18Little Women

    Little Women

    Little Women is a coming-of-age fiction novel written by Louisa May Alcott. This book follows the story of four teenage sisters living with their mother. The two volumes were consecutively released in 1868 and 1869.


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    Jose Schmidt
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "While this book may appear on the book list challenge, the provided solution does not mention the list or the challenge. Additionally, the provided solution does not indicate where this book is ranked on the list."


Best What are the best BBC book list challenge
1To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 37 Paid
21984Books 35 Paid
3Animal FarmBooks 33 Paid
4Lord of the FliesBooks 31 Paid
5The Little PrinceBooks 31 Paid
6Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryBooks 28 Paid
7The Secret Garden (Children's Classics)Books 27 Paid
8Charlotte's WebBooks 26 Paid
9Gone with the Wind Books 24 Paid
10The Catcher in the RyeBooks 20 Paid

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