For a general and very handy reference, I’ve included O’s list of books by English county, copied from her blog.
• The Two Sisters by H. E. Bates • My Uncle Silas by H. E. Bates • Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame • Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy • Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes • Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome • The Merry Wives of Winsor by William Shakespeare • The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde • Evelina by Fanny Burney • Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson • The Longest Journey by E. M. Forster • Maurice by E. M. Forster • Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf • Glory by Vladimir Nabakov • Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell • Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier
• Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
• Basil & Rambles Beyond Railways by Wilkie Collins
• Basil & Rambles Beyond Railways by Wilkie Collins
• The Tennant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë • The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins • Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome • Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope • The Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë [uncertain] • Adam Bede by George Eliot • Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu • The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen • Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle • Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley • He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope • Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope • The Worm Forgives the Plow by John Stewart Collis • Moonfleet by J. Meade Faulkner • Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy • The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy • The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy • Tess of the D’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy • Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy • Thank you, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse • Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon • Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens • Nightingale Woods by Stella Gibbons • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James • Cider With Rose by Laurie Lee • The Tailor of Gloucestershire by Beatrix Potter • Watership Down by Richard Adams • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins • On The Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin • The Diaries of Francis Kilvert by Rev. Francis Kilvert • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen • Howard’s End by E.M. Forster • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf • The Darling Buds of May by H. E. Bates • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer • Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens • The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens • Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham • Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham • Hard Times by Charles Dickens • Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell • Redburn by Herman Melville • The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson • The Right to an Answer by Anthony Burgess • John Marchmount’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon • The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot • Pamela, or, Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett • The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Buttler • The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton • Fanny Hill by John Cleland • No Name by Wilkie Collins • Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens • Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens • The Nether World by George Gissing • New Grub Street by George Gissing • The Diary of a Nobody by George and Wheedon Grossmith • Hanover Square by Patrick Hamilton • Esther Waters by George Moore • The Diary of Samuel Pepys • Vanity Fairy by William Makepeace Thackerary • Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf • Night and Day by Virginia Woolf • The Big Six by Arthur Ransome • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [uncertain] • Mistress Masham’s Repose by T. H. White • Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott • Ruined City by Nevil Shute • Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence • The Rainbow by D. . Lawrence • Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence • The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence • The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford • Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh • Howards End by E. M. Forster • A Shopshire Lad by A.E. Housman • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen • Persuasion by Jane Austen • No Name by Wilkie Collins • The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding • Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer • The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope • Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen by P. G. Wodehouse • Anna of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett • The Old Wives Tale by Arnold Bennett • Adam Bede by George Eliot • No Name by Wilkie Collins • We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea by Arthur Ransome • The Watsons by Jane Austen • A Room With a View by E. M. Forster • The Time Machine by H. G. Wells • Sanditon by Jane Austen • The Worm Forgives the Plow by John Stewart Collis • The Last Post by Lord Maddox Ford • The Collector by John Fowles • Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray • The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell • The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells • The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells Tyne & Wear (formerly Durham) • Afternoon Off by Alan Bennett • The novels of Catherine Cookson • The Stars Look Down by A.J. Cronin • The Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden • Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes • Kenilworth by Walter Scott • As You Like It by William Shakespeare • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro • The Chronicles of Barset by Anthony Trollope • Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh • Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning • The Well of Loneliness by Radcyffe Hall • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë [uncertain] • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë • Shirley by Charlotte Brontë • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett • No Name by Wilkie Collins • Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens • The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith • A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
For those who would like to learn where the counties are situated in England, some handy references are: this link to a map of the counties; as well as this quiz; and this quiz; and this jigsaw puzzle.
Picture me rubbing my hands together gleefully. I just can’t wait!