The Novels That Shaped Our World

Be inspired by our readings from the BBC's list of 100 Novels that Shaped Our World.

The BBC asked a panel of leading writers, curators and critics to choose 100 genre-busting novels that have had an impact on their lives. It resulted in a list of 100 English language novels written over the last 300 years. They range from children’s classics to popular page turners. Organised into themes, they reflect the ways books help shape and influence our thinking.

In partnership with the BBC; The Reading Agency; The Publishers Association, CILIP, the British Library and Libraries Connected, Lincs Inspire Libraries will be making these novels available at all of our branch libraries.

We have created a series of readings and book reviews as part of the campaign. New videos will be posted on this page weekly.  

Readings

Staff Reviews