Ah those Best Book Lists. How many can you tick off then? Annoying as they can be – and sometimes fairly arbitrarily selected – a ‘Best Of’ book list isn’t a bad place to start if you’re after something wholeheartedly endorsed to read… From criminal tales like True History of the Kelly Gang and The Thirty-Nine Steps to intensely personal stories such as The Bell Jar and A Single Man, this list of the best English language books has ample choice for even the pickiest readers…

100 best books in english

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list. Read more: The Guardian.