27 April 2009

In which I brag a little. . .

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen ( x)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien ( x)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte ( x)
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (x )
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (X)
6 The Bible - (x ) a little x for MOSTLY. Well, the whole new testament and part of the old.
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte ( ) I read about half then had to stop because it annoyed me.
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell ( x)
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman ( )
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens ( x)
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (X)
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy (x )
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller ( ) I have it. Just haven't gotten to it.
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare ( ) I'd say half.
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier ( )
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien ( x)
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk ( )
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger ( )
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger ( )
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot ( )
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (x )
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald (X)
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens ( )
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy ( )
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams ( )
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh ( )
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( ) I was supposed to read it in high school but I don't think I ever finished.
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (X)
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (x )
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame ( ) Half of it
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy ( x)
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens ()
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (x)
34 Emma - Jane Austen (x )
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen (x )
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (X)
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini - ( )
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres ( )
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (x )
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne ( )
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell (X)
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown ( x)
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez ( )
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving ( )
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins ( )
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery ()
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy (x )
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood ( )
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding (X)
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan ( )
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel ( )
52 Dune - Frank Herbert ( )
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons ( )
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (x )
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth ( )
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon ( )
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens ( ) Reading it right now
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley ( x)
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime-Mark Haddon ( )
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez ( )
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (X)
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov ( )
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt ( )
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold ( x)
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas ( )
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac ( )
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy ( )
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding ( ) I can't believe this is on here. Retelling Pride and Predjudice does not qualify it to be on this list. Should be replaced by Siddartha.
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie ( )
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville ( ) Have it. Haven't read it yet.
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens ( )
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker ( )
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (x)
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson ( )
75 Ulysses - James Joyce ( )
76 The Inferno - Dante ( ) Some of it.
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome ( )
78 Germinal - Emile Zola ( )
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray ( ) Two chapters. . . I'll pick it up again one day.
80 Possession - AS Byatt ( )
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (X)
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell ( )
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker ( )
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro ( )
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert ( )
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry ( )
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White ( x)
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom ( )
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (x) I'm not sure. I read one Sherlock Holmes book, but I don't know if it was this one.
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton ( )
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad ( ) Was supposed to read it in high school and would have gotten a much better grade on the AP test if I had. Had to write about Lord of the Flies instead.
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (x )
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks ( )
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams ( )
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole ( )
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute ( )
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas ( )
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare ( x)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl (x )
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo ( ) Half of it. It's really, really long.

I got this list off of Brittney's blog. Thanks!

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wonder woman said...

I've read 14. I've seen a lot more of the movies. Glad to know I'm better than the average BBC chap.

janae said...

Wait, what was your count? I'm too lazy to count all your Xs. I have 27. Although there are another 25 or so that I will never read because I think they're disgusting. Or evil. Or sacrilegious. Or all of the above. Don't waste your time with the Philip Pullman series (His Dark Material). I read 2 1/2 of 3. The first was amazing. But when he started dissing the Savior by using his biblical name (Jehovah), I was DONE.

Rachel said...

Janae I've read 36.

Stephanie said...

I think I've read 32. Not bad, I suppose...but I'd like to read more.