Thursday, February 26, 2009

How many have you read?

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? Share with your fellow reader friends.

Copy, edit and paste into a note of your own.

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen- Yes
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien- No
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte- Yes
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling – Yes
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee- Yes
6. The Bible – Yes
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte- Yes
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell- Yes
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman- No
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens- Yes

Total: 8 (Woohoo, I've read more than 6 in the first category)

11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott- Yes
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy- No
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller - No
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare- No
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier- No
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien- No
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk- No
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger- Yes
19. The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger- Yes
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot- no

Total: 10

21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell- No
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald- Yes
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens- No
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy- No
25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams- Yes
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh- No
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky- Yes
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck- Yes
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll- Yes
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame- No

Total: 15

31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy- No
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens- No
33. Chronicles of Narnia Series - CS Lewis- Yes
34. Emma - Jane Austen- No
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen- No
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis- Yes
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini- No
38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres Mais- No
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden- No
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne- Yes

Total: 18

41. Animal Farm - George Orwell- Yes
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown- Yes
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - No
44. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving- No.
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins- No.
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery- No
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy- No
48. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood- No
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding- Yes
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan- No

Total: 21

51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel- Yes
52. Dune - Frank Herbert- No
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons- No
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen- Yes
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth- No
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon- No
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dicken - No
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley-Yes
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time- No
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez- No

Total: 24

61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck- Yes
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov- No
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt- No
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold- Yes
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas- Yes
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac- No
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy-No
68. Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding- No
69. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie- No
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville- No

Total: 27

71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens- No
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker- No
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett- Yes
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson- No
75. Ulysses - James Joyce- No
76. The Inferno - Dante- No
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome- No
78. Germinal - Emile Zola- No
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray- No
80. Possession - AS Byatt- No

Total: 28

81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens- Yes
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell- No
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker- No
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro- No
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert- No
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry- No
87. Charlotte’s Web - EB White- Yes
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom- Yes
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle- No
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton- No

Total: 31

91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad- No
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery- Yes
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks- No
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams- No
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole- No
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute- No
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas- Yes
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare- Yes
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl- No
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo- No

Total: 34

No too bad, I have read a third of these books, but I guess I have a long way to go.

4 comments:

Nancy J said...
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Nancy J said...

Great List! I had 34, but a lot of it was thanks to high school. I enjoyed them then so I should read a few more off of the list. Thanks for the motivation.

Karlee said...

Good job! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a must and I loved Les Mis.

Tyler and Jordan said...

I read through that list and was surprisred to see I have only read about 3. You should read The Looking Glass Wars. Its a interesting twist off of Alice In Wonderland. The sequal is Seeing Red.
-Tyler