Monday, 19 March 2012

Books we must get round to ...

Every time we meet, someone mentions a particular book, and we all say "Oh, we MUST get round to that one ... " so here's the Must Get Round To List.  We'll keep adding to it every month.  So many books, so little time ...
  • Something from the Jennings & Darbishire series by Anthony Buckeridge (1912-2004): DONE
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (1877)
  • Black Hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken (1964)
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton (1952)
  • Anything written by Mrs Molesworth (1839-1921) because her name keeps coming up: DONE (The Cuckoo Clock)
  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken (1963)
  • Five Children and It by E Nesbit (1902)
  • The Phoenix and the Carpet by E Nesbit (1904)
  • House of Arden by E Nesbit (1908)
  • Mistress Masham's Repose by T H White (1946)
  • The Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling (1902)
  • The Wool Pack by Cynthia Harnett (1951)
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1935)
  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
  • The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean by R M Ballantyne (1858)
  • Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling (1906)
  • Dragonfly by Julia Golding (2008)
  • The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff (1959)
  • Arthur: the Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland (2000)
  • Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876)
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868)
  • War Horse by Michael Morpurgo (1982)
  • Polyanna by Eleanor Porter (1913)
  • The Nicest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil (1909) or similar
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)
  • Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll (1871)
  • Down with Skool! A Guide to School Life for Tiny Pupils and their Parents by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle (1953) or How to be Topp! A Guide to Sukcess for Tiny Pupils, Including All there is to Kno about Space (1954)
  • Numbers by Rachel Ward (2009)
  • The Railway Children by E Nesbit (1906)
  • Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones (1977)
  • Any book by Henry Treece
  • Bows Against the Barons by Geoffrey Trease (1934)
  • Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce (1958)
  • The Golden Treasury by Francis Palgrave and Alfred Pearse (1861)
  • Carrie's War by Nina Bawden (1973)
  • Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian (1981)
  • The Arabian Nights
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Colludi (1883)
  • The Box of Delights by John Masefield (1935)
  • Any poetry by Roald Dahl
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)

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