Monday, 6 November 2017

RSL Nation’s Favourite Second Novel

1 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2 The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
3 Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
4 Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
5 Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
6 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
7 The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
8 Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
9 Ulysses by James Joyce
10= Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
10= The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien

Voting List
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
Restaurant At The End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Dead Babies by Martin Amis
The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam
Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
The Drowned World by JG Ballard
A Favourite of the Gods by Sybille Bedford
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Trust Me by Malorie Blackman
The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen
An Ice-Cream War by William Boyd
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
The Plague by Albert Camus
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
Afternoon Raag by Amit Chaudhuri
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Open City by Teju Cole
The Stud by Jackie Collins
Sharpe’s Gold by Bernard Cornwell
Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
Second-Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Girl at the Lion d’Or by Sebastian Faulks
The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming
The Longest Journey by EM Forster
The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth
The Magus by John Fowles
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Miracle of the Rose by Jean Genet
The Inheritors by William Golding
The Firm by John Grisham
The Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
Enigma by Robert Harris
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst
About a Boy by Nick Hornby
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
On The Road by Jack Kerouac
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
The Black Album by Hanif Kureishi
The Village by Nikita Lalwani
A Girl in Winter by Philip Larkin
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi
Never Far From Nowhere by Andrea Levy
The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
Twilight: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
number9dream by David Mitchell
Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery
Sula by Toni Morrison
The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
Pinball 1973 by Haruki Murakami
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
The Suffrage of Elvira by VS Naipaul
A Garden of Earthly Delights by Joyce Carol Oates
The Girl with Green Eyes (The Lonely Girl) by Edna O'Brien
Personality by Andrew O'Hagan
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
The Shipping News by E Annie Proulx
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome
To Fear a Painted Devil by Ruth Rendell
Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Letting Go by Philip Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by JK Rowling
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathon Safran Foer
The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
The Age of Reason by Jean-Paul Sartre
Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L Sayers
Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Downriver by Iain Sinclair
Hotel World by Ali Smith
The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith
The Red and the Black by Stendhal Stendhal
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
Palladian by Elizabeth Taylor
Letter to Sister Benedicta by Rose Tremain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Rabbit, Run by John Updike
Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
The River Between by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Meridian by Alice Walker
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace
Mr Stink by David Walliams
Affinity by Sarah Waters
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The Living and the Dead by Patrick White
Hide and Seek by Jacqueline Wilson
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah

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