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Meme - Have You Read It?

I saw this on another journal, and, as an English major, had to borrow it.



These are 100 great books listed by the BBC. According to them, most people have read only 6.

 

Instructions: Copy/paste this list of books. Bold the ones you've read in their entirety; italicize ones you've read in part.

 

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

 

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

 

6 The Bible

 

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (hated it)

 

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

 

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

 

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

 

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (love it - reread it about once a year)

 

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

 

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

 

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

 

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

 

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

 

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk

 

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

 

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

 

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot


21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

 

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

 

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

 

25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

 

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (YUCK)

 

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

 

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

 

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

 

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

 

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

 

34 Emma -Jane Austen (am about halfway through it right now)

 

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

 

36 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis

 

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

 

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

 

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

 

40 Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne

 

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

 

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

 

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

 

45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

 

46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery (and the 7 other books in the series)

 

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

 

48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

 

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

 

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 (and will probably never finish it - too many Mr. Dashwoods) 

 

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

 

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

 

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

 

58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

 

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

 

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

 

62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

 

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

 

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

 

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

 

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac (hated it - Kerouac is one f*cked up guy)

 

67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

 

69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie

 

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

 

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

 

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

 

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 - E.B. White

 

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

 

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

 

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

 

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (in English et en fracais)

 

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

 

94 Watership Down - Richard

 

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

 

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

 

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (also in English (the WHOLE THING) and French)

Okay, by my count, that is 3 partials, 36 in total.  And most were for school.  Wow.  I fee like I've accopmpished something.

Comments

( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
regacylady
Dec. 1st, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
This looks cool! Pretty sure you're read much more than I have. I tend to read things I like OVER AND OVER AND OVER rather than getting new stuff. :D

*steals*
silverbelle1220
Dec. 1st, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
To be honest, most of those were read for college courses, and I haven't touched them since. I too tend to read and reread books until they're all dog-eared and have broken spines.

However, once I finish Emma and the other books I'm reading (A Peoople's History of America), I may use this as a check list of what to read next.
daph_qc
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
That list is great!! I'm stealing it and posting it on my journal! I've read quite a few of them, too. Yay for bookworms! :)
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