Monday, November 23, 2009

The Big Green Bookshop Top 50

For the last 92 days we've been asking, begging, bothering, encouraging and persuading you all to send us a list of your 5 favourite books of all time (in no particular order). Thankfully, loads of you did as you were asked and we are now able to add up all the (thousands) of votes to find the 50 most popular books, as voted for by you.

The BBC did something similar to this in 2003 and looking at their list, it's interesting to see what's not being voted for now. You'll be amazed at some of the books that aren't in our Top 50. We're also very pleasantly surprised about some of the brilliant titles that have found their way into our list. Titles that are unlikely to have made it into a national poll.

Throughout the week we'll be counting down from 50-1, revealing 50-41 tomorrow, 40-31 on Wednesday, 30-21 on Thursday, 20-11 on Friday. We'll then announce the top 10 on Saturday, when all the Top 50 will be on display in the Big Green Bookshop.
We'll also announce the winnner of the competition on Saturday. That lucky person will win their choice of 20 of the Big Green Bookshop Top 50. What a prize!

Without giving too much away I'll tease you all with a few titles that got votes but didn't quite make it into TBGB's Top 50.

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons!
Watchmen by Alan Moore!!
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson!!!
Viz Book of Crap Jokes!
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov!!

Right, that's enough. You'll haver to wait until tomorrow...

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