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Dorset Libraries Favourite Fiction

We asked you to nominate your 5 best loved books so that we could compile Dorset Libraries favourite fiction titles.  You accepted the challenge and nominated 349 individual titles! The results are in and the winner is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Multiple nominations

Favourite fiction chart
Title position in chartAuthorTitleNumber of nominations

1

To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee

7

2

Rebecca

Daphne Du Maurier

6

2

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

6

2

The Lord of the Rings

J R R Tolkein

6

2

Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantell

6

2

Wuthering Hieghts

Emily Bronte

6

3

Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy

5

3

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

5

4

1984

George Orwell

4

4

100 Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

4

4

Great expectations

Charles Dickens

4

4

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

J K Rowling

4

5

All the light you Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

3

5

Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell

3

5

Middlemarch,

George Elliot

3

5

Persuasion

Jane Austen

3

5

The Goldfinch.

Donna Tartt

3

5

The Hobbit

J R R Tolkein

3

5

The House on the Strand

Daphne du Maurier

3

5

The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver

3

5

The Return of the Native

Thomas Hardy

3

6

A Fine Balance

Rohinton Mistry

2

6

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

2

6

A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara

2

6

Anna Karenina,

Leo Tollstoy

2

6

Birdsong

Sebastian Faulks

2

6

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

2

6

Brideshead Revisited,

Evelyn Waugh

2

6

Catch-22

Joseph Heller

2

6

Duncton Wood

William Horwood

2

6

Emma

Jane Austen

2

6

Frankenstein

Mary Shelly

2

6

Good Omens

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

2

6

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

J K Rowling

2

6

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

2

6

Me before You

Jojo Moyes

2

6

Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie

2

6

My Brilliant Friend

Elena Ferrante

2

6

Northern Lights

Philip Pullman

2

6

Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Strout

2

6

Once upon a River

Diane Setterfield

2

6

Poldark

Winston Graham

2

6

Remarkable Creatures

Tracy Chevalier

2

6

Tess of the Durbervilles

Thomas Hardy

2

6

The 39 Steps

John Buchan

2

6

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath

2

6

The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse

Charlie Mackesy

2

6

The Chrysalids

John Wyndham

2

6

The Crow Road

Iain Banks

2

6

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

2

6

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C S Lewis

2

6

The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

2

6

The Rejuvenation Project

Sharon Starr

2

6

The Salt Path

Raynor Winn

2

6

The Seven Sisters

Lucinda Riley

2

6

The Summer Book

Tove Jansson

2

6

The Sunne in Splendour

Sharon Penman

2

6

The Time Travellers Wife

Audrey Neffergerrer

2

6

Three Men in a Boat

Jerome K Jerome

2

6

Winnie the Pooh

A A Milne

2

Single nominations

Favourite fiction list - single nominations
TitleAuthor

2001: A Space Odyssey

Arthur C Clarke

A Case Of Exploding Mangoes

Mohammad Hanif

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Court of Mist and Fury

Sarah J Maas

A gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

A Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

A Horseman Riding

RF Delderfield

A Long and Fatal Love Chase

Louisa May Alcott

A Man Called Ove

Frederick Backman

A Place of Greater Safety

Heilary Mantell

A Severe Mercy

Sheldon Vanaukin

A Study in Scarlet

Arthur Conan Doyle

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khaled Hosseini 

After the end

Clare Mackintosh 

All Creatures Great and Small

James Herriot

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr 

American Dirt

Jeannie Cummings

An Evil Cradling

Brian Keenan

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie

Animal Farm

George Orwell

Any Human Heart

William Boyd

Anything is Possible

Elizabeth Strout

Archangel

Robert Harris

Armageddon

Leon Uris

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morn

Laurie Lee

Asta's Book

Barbara Vine

Baumgartner’s Bombay

Anita Desai

Beechcombing,

Richard Mabey

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Kate Atkinson

Beside myself

Ann Morgan

Blackberry Wine

Joanne Harris

Bleak House

Charles Dickens

Bonds of Brass

Emily Skrutskie

Bone Clock

David Mitchell

Broken

Don Winslow

Buddenbrooks

Thomas Mann

Cannery Row

John Steinbeck

Carnaby

Kate Sampson

Case Histories

Kate Atkinson

Cat's Eye

Margaret Atwood

Caught Inside

Daniel Duane

Childhoods End

Arthur C Clarke

Cinder

Marissa Meyer

Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell

Cold Comfort Farm

Stella Gibbons

Coming Home

Rosamund Pilcher

Dangerous Liaisons

choderlos De Lacos

Darkest Hour

Barbara Erskine

Daughter of the Forest

Juliet Marillier

Day of the Dead

Nicci French

Death on the Nile

Agatha Christie

Dominion

c J Sansom

Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell

Dr Zhivago

Boris Pasternak

Eight months on Ghazza Street

Hilary Mantel

English Pastoral

James Rebanks

Exodus

Leon Uris

Extraordinary People

Peter May

Falling Sideways

Tom Holt

Fear and loathing in Las Vegas

Hunter S Thompson

Filth

Jane Gardam

Fleshmarket Close

Ian Rankin

Fluke

James Herbert

Foundation

Isaac Asimov

Game of Thrones

George R R Martin

George Prochnik

George Prochnik

Gift from the Sea,

Ann Morrow Lingberg

Gilead

Mary Robinson

Girl, Woman, Other

Bernadine Evaristo

Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

G W Dahlquist

Good night Mr Tom

Michelle Magorian

Gormenghast 

Mervyn Peake

Gravity's Rainbow

Thomas Pynchon

Greenmantle

John Buchan

Hag-seed

Margaret Atwood

Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Headlong

Michael Fryan

Hey Nostradamus!

Douglas Coupland

Hideous Beauty

William Hussey

HMS Ullysses

Alastair Maclean

Holloway

Robert McFarlane

Home of the Gentry

Ivan Turgenev

House Trilogy

Norah Lofts

How it all began

Penelop Lively

How to Stop Time

Matt Haig

I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith

Ice

Anna Kavan

Illuminae

Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

In Bed with The Atlantic

Kitiara Pascoe

In the skin of a lion 

Michael Ondaatje

Into the void

Joe Simpson

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Susanna Clarke

Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

Lady of Hay

Barbara Erskine

Lies of Silence

Brian Moore

Life after Life

Kate Atkinson

Lion Heart

Ben Kane

Liveship Traders

Robin Hobb

London belongs to me

Norman Collins

Longbourn

Jo Baker

Love in the time of Cholera

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love let me not hunger

Paul Callico

Lucky Bones

Alice Seabold

Magician

Raymond E Feist

Magpie Murders

Anthony Horovitz

Master & Commander

Patrick O'Brian

Meet Me at the Museum

Anne Young Son

Middle England

Jonathon Coe

Midnight’s children

Salman Rushdie

Milkman

Anna Burns

Missing: Germany

Don Winslow

Mort

Terry Pratchett

Mrs Bridge

Evan Connell

Needle in the Groove

Jeff Noon

Nevermoor

Jessica Townsend

Nevernight

Jay Kristoff

Neverwhere -

Neil Gaiman

Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens

Night shall overtake us Kate Saunders

Kate Saunders

No name

Wilkie Collins

No night is too long

Barbara Vine

Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami

Notes on A Scandal

Zoe Heller

Number 9 Dream

David Mitchell

Olive Again

Elizabeth Strout

On the Black Hill

Bruce Chatwin

Once and future witches

Alix E Harrow

Only mostly Devastated

Sophie Gonzales

Ordinary Grace

William Kent Kruegar

Oscar Wilde and the candlelight murders

Gyles Brandreth

Our house

Lousie Candish

Our mutual friend

Charles Dickens

Papers and Journals

Soren Kierkegaard

Parrot and Olivier in America

Peter Carey

Perfume from Provence

Winifred Fortescue

Perfume

Patrick Suskind

Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Norman Lindsay

Possession

A S Byatt

Primary Colours

Anon

Quarantine

Jim Crace

Quest for the Faradawn

Richard Ford

Reaper Man

Terry Pratchett

Rebirding

Benedict MacDonald

Red Dwarf Omnibus

Rob Grant and Doug Naylor

Regeneration

Pat Barker

Riders

Jilly Cooper

Rivers of London

Ben Aarononovitch

Room

Emma Donoghue

Salem's Lot

Stephen King

Sarum

Edward Rutherford

Saturday

Ian McEwan

Scallagrigg

William Horwood

Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Sepulchre

Kate Mosse

Shadow the Sheepdog

Enid Blyton

Sing the Four Quarters

Tanya Huff

Sinister Street

Comptom McKenzie

Sisters

Daisy Johnson

Slaughterhouse Five

Kurt Vonnegut

Sleeping Beauties

Stephen and Owen King

Small great things

Jodie picoult

Small Island

Andrea Levy

Somebody I used to know

Wendy Mitchell

Spill simmer falter wither

Sarah Baume

Star of the sea

Joseph O'Connor

State of Wonder

Ann Patchett

Station Eleven

Emily St John Mandel

Stendhal  Red and the Black

Stendhal

Stig of the Dump

Clive King

Stoner

John Williams

Sunny side

Geln David Gold

swan Peak

james Lee Burke

Tennyson's gift

Lynn Truss

The age of miracles

Katen Thompson Walker

The Australians

Vivien Stuart

The Bell in the Lake

Lars Mytting

The Black Prince

Iris Murdoch

The Body in the Library

Agatha Christie

The Book of Evidence

John Banville

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

John Boyne

The Bridge Across Forever

Richare Bach

The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Camel Club

David Baldacci

The Captive Queen

Alison Weir

The Cellist of Sarajevo

Steven Galloway

The Clan of the Cave Bear

jean M Auel

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

The Common Years -

Jilly Cooper

The Dark Monarch

Sven Berlin

The daughter of time

Josephine Tey

The Daughters of Mars

Thomas Keneally

The Diary of a Nobody

George and Weedon Grossmith

The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank

The Dipper

Marcia Willett

The Eagle of the Ninth

Rosemary Sutcliffe

The End of the Affair

Graham Greene

The English Passengers

Matthew Neale

The Famished Road

Ben Okri

The Faraway Tree

Enid Blyton

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Clare North

The fortunes of War

Olivia Manning

The Foundling

Stacey Halls

The Garden of Evening Mists

Tan Twan Eng

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

The Giver of Stars

Jojo Moyles

The Glass Bead Game,

Herman Hesse

The Glass Palace

Amitav Ghosh

The great lover

Jill Dawson

The Greatest Knight

Elizabeth Chadwick

The Haj

Leon Uris

The Hawkline Monster

Richard Brautigan

The Help

Katherine Stockett

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

N K Jemsin

The Hunger Game

Suzanne Collins

The Inheritance

Megan Lindholm

The Intern’s Handbook

handbook Shane Kuhn

The Island

Victoria Hislop

The Kashmir Shawl

Rosie Thomas

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

The Last Battle

C S Lewis

The Last Dragon Chronicles

Chris d'Lacey

The Last Runaway

Tracy Chevalier

The Liar 

Stephen Fry

The Light Between Oceans

m L Stedman

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

C S Lewis

The Lock Artist

Steve Hamilton

The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets

Eva Rice

The Lost World

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Memoirs of Cleopatra

Margaret George

The Memory  Man

David Baldacci

The Moons a Balloon

Davis Niven

The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

The Night Circus

ErinMorgenstern

The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah

The Outsider

Albert Camus

The Overstory

Richard Powers

The Passage

Justin Cronin

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky

The Reality Dysfunction

peter F Hamilton

The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Savage Detectives

Roberto Bolano

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The sellout

Paul Beatty

The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Silmarillion

J R R Tolkein

The Silver Tide

Michael Tod

The Sisters Brothers

Patrick deWitt

The Songs of us

Emma Cooper

The Story of a New Name

Elena Ferrante

The Story of the Lost Children

Elena Ferrante

The Three Musketeers

Alexander Dumas

The Trigan Empire

Mike Butterworth and Dan Lawrence

The Two Towers

J R R Tolkein

The Wee Free Men

Terry Pratchett

The Wild Silence

Raynor Winn

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

The Wind up bird chronicle

Haruki Murami

The Woman in Black

Susan Hill

The Woman in the Fifth

Douglas Kennedy

The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

These Witches Don't Burn

Isabel Sterling

They were sisters

Dorothy Whipple

Those who leave and Those Who Stay

Elena Ferrante

Three things about Elsie

Joanna Cannon

Tideline

Penny Hancock

Time of Gifts

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Time Riders

Alex Scarrow

To Serve Them All My Days

RF Delderfield

To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf

Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

Tuesdays with Maurie

Mitch Albom

Under the Dome 

Stephen King

Under the Greenwood Tree

Thomas Hardy

Villette

Charlotte Bronte

War Horse 

Michael Morpurgo

War of the World's.

H G Wells

Watership Down

Richard Adams

We have always lived in the castle

Shirley Jackson

We need to talk about Kevin

Lionel Shriver

Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Alan Garner

Where Dead Men Meet

Mark Mills

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

Wild Swans

Jung Chang

Wilding

Isabella Tree

Winter Solstice

Rosamund Pilcher

Wych Elm

Tana French

Wyrd Sisters 

Terry Pratchet

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