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Books.. this is mainly for Al and Mel

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' next to 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
[X] 4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
[X] 5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
[X] 6 The Bible
[] 7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
[] 8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
[] 9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
[] 10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
[] 11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
[] 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
[] 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
[] 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
[] 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 – AA Milne
[] 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
[] 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
[] 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
[] 60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
[X] 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
[] 67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
[X] 68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
[] 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 – EB 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
[] 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
[] 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
[] 100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo



I got 7 out of 100.. a little better than the BBC expects!

Comments

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refraction
Aug. 11th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
I got somewhere in the 16-20 range (I didn't look too closely).

I think it's a little skewed - they've got Hitchhiker's Guide, Harry Potter and Incident etc. etc. Night on there, and books like them, which while they are good, aren't all literary greats, certainly not on par with some of the rest of this list.

Also having Complete Shakespeare and then Hamlet's a bit of a cop out
fangfluffy
Aug. 12th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
I got 49, but then i have a 15 year head start...
child_of_scorn
Aug. 13th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
I only had 13. But honestly, they shouldn't have series all lumped up together, or have a series and a book from that series as well.

Also, does it really matter that we haven't read the "great" "classics"?
ext_195576
Aug. 17th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
I had 26. I am proud of you for having reead 7!!
I agree about the list being weird.
Here are mine:
[X] 1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
[X] 2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
[X] 4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
[X] 5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
[X] 15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
[X] 16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
[X] 18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
[X] 19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
[X] 29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
[X] 31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
[X] 33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
[X] 36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
[X] 37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
[X] 39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
[X] 40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
[X] 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
[X] 46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
[X] 51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
[X] 60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
[X] 61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
[X] 70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
[X] 73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
[X] 83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
[X] 87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
[X] 98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
[X] 100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
By the way - Love in the Time of Cholera is the laaaaamest book ever. Do not waste your time on it!
And I have attempted to read a lot of other ones on the list but they were too boring for me to get into. Maybe I needed pictures? =)
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