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BBC book list.

This is a cheesy meme from facebook but I love books so much I thought I would put it here.

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

Instructions:
Copy this into your NOTES. Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee X
6 The Bible (not the whole thing, so a little x)
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte X
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell X
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Total: 4 1/2

11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott X
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (this is on the list of books to read before I die. hrmmm I think I have 5 plays down.)
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger X
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife X
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

Total: 3

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
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck X
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll X
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

Total: 4

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy X
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens X
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma-Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hossein
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden X
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne X

Total: 4

41 Animal Farm – George Orwell X
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
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
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood X
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding X
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

Total: 3

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel X
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens X
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon X
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Total: 3

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck X
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov X
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 X
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville

Total: 4

71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt

Total: 0

81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker X
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert X
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom X
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

Total: 4

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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

Total: 3

32 1/2

So… slightly less than 1/3

2 Comments

  1. 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
    7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte X
    8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell X
    9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
    10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens X

    Total: 9

    11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott X
    12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy X
    13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller X
    14 Complete Works of Shakespeare X (I did this in college…not for fun…)
    15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier X
    16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien X
    17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
    18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger X
    19 The Time Traveler’s Wife X
    20 Middlemarch – George Eliot X

    Total: 9

    21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell X
    22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald X
    23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens X
    24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy X
    25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams X
    27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky X
    28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck X
    29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll X
    30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

    Total: 9

    31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy X
    32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens X
    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 Hossein X
    38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres X
    39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden X
    40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne X

    Total: 10

    41 Animal Farm – George Orwell X
    42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown X
    43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez X
    44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
    45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
    46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery X
    47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
    48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood X
    49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding X
    50 Atonement – Ian McEwan X

    Total: 7

    51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel X
    52 Dune – Frank Herbert X
    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 X
    58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley X
    59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon X
    60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez X

    Total: 7

    61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck X
    62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov X
    63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
    64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold X
    65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas X
    66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac X
    67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy X
    68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding X
    69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie X
    70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville X

    Total: 9

    71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens X
    72 Dracula – Bram Stoker X
    73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett X
    74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
    75 Ulysses – James Joyce X
    76 The Inferno – Dante X
    77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
    78 Germinal – Emile Zola
    79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray X
    80 Possession – AS Byatt X

    Total: 7

    81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens X
    82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
    83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker X
    84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro X
    85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert X
    86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
    87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White X
    88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom X
    89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle X
    90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

    Total: 7

    91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
    92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery X
    93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks X
    94 Watership Down – Richard Adams X
    95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole X
    96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
    97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas X
    98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare X
    99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl X
    100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo X

    Total: 8

    85 (Does this mean I get a B in lterature?)

  2. HOLY COW! You get a gold medal.

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