The actual BBC reading list contains the following books that are not on the erroneous list:
Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell - Yay! I mean, it's all nostalgia, I've no idea if I'd even find it readable now that I'm not a horse-mad child, but I love, love, loved this as a kid. I'd re-read it multiple times before I turned twelve.
Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
Girls in Love, Jacqueline Wilson
Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - Hey, it's my current obsession! Nice.
Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling - The proper list apparently doesn't fold series in together, but lists individual books.
Prisoner of Azkaban
Holes, Louis Sachar
I capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer
Katherine, Anya Seton
Magician, Raymond E Feist - I keep being surprised to see these things pop up. People talk all the time about other "big" fantasy series, I've heard everything from LoTR to the Drizzt books referenced in casual conversation in nerdy spaces, but never these, and yet apparently lots and lots of people read them. I wonder why they're not more talked about?
Matilda, Roald Dahl
Mort, Terry Pratchett
Night Watch, Terry Pratchett - Lots of Pratchett on the proper list, I see!
Noughts and Crosses, Malorie Blackman
Perfume, Patrick Süskind
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
The BFG, Roald Dahl
The Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean M Auel - I check this one off, but I did not enjoy it and also barely recall it. The only thing from it that really sticks in my mind is that it had a major rape plot, I had to go google and go "Oh right, it's that one that was also weirdly speciesist about Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals." The main character's entire personality is pretty much "I am Cro-Magnon so I'm different and also better and also tragically alone" and while that's not *racist*, because they could well be different, being different species, it's still...off-feeling.
The Color of Magic, Terry Pratchett
The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
The Godfather, Mario Puzo
The Magus, John Fowles
The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
The Stand, Stephen King
The Story of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
The Twits, Roald Dahl
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
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