100 Great Books for Free

Over the last five years I have embarked on the personal journey to read the BBC The Big Read top 100

I did all this reading for FREE, how I did it later.

I am going to point out a few surprises, highs and lows.

I found the lows to be much easier to quantify compared to the highs. There were so many good reads on the list.

As well as showing you how you can read 100 books for FREE.

As with all book charts, this is completely subjective to me.

Top 5 Highs From the 100

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird — Harper Lee
  2. 1984 — George Orwell
  3. The Stand — Stephen King
  4. Kane and Abel — Jeffrey Archer
  5. Brave New World — Aldous Huxley

Top 5 Lows From the 100

  1. Gormenghast — Mervyn Peake
  2. Love in the Time of Cholera — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  3. I Capture the Castle — Dodie Smith
  4. Little Women — Louisa May Alcott
  5. War and Peace — Leo Tolstoy

How to read for FREE

  1. Swap the books with other users. There are several Facebook groups which facilitate swapping of books.
  2. I had a few bought for me as presents but only a few and the rest
  3. I borrowed from the library.
  4. I borrowed from friends.

The benefits to my writing.

* A love of the classics.

* My writing has improved.

I have greatly enjoyed my quest to read the 100 Great reads.

How many have you read?

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