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Feb. 21st, 2009 05:19 am
[personal profile] pook41
I also  stole it from [livejournal.com profile] shayenne 

Apparently the BBC believes that the average person will only have read six of these.

How do your reading habits stack up? [bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish]

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
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 Traveller’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
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
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

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
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
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
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
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 Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
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 - even now that song 'bright eyes' come to mind
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

Not bad - most of these I read for school all those years ago

Date: 2009-02-20 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caffey.livejournal.com
Someone besides myself who has read Frank Herbert's Dune at some point. For some reason that makes me happy.

Date: 2009-02-20 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pook41.livejournal.com
Glad to be of help. I liked that book a great deal and actually read most of the series. But my CRAFT means that I don't remember much except for giant sand worms [I think] and spice

Date: 2009-02-21 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caffey.livejournal.com
I've read all of the original Dune Chronicles. There was a time when I would do that like once or twice a year depending on time available to read. I should at least read Dune itself again soon just to see if I still love it as much as I used to, and maybe give Brian Herbert's Dune based books a go at that...

Date: 2009-02-20 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kim-j-8472.livejournal.com
I dunno, pook. There's no Stephen King's "The Stand" on this list. Not holding much water for me... ;-)

Date: 2009-02-20 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pook41.livejournal.com
Yeah ... you're right. Oh well. We know its the best though.

Date: 2009-02-21 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shayenne.livejournal.com
I think the list is rather weighted to Brit-fic and books that were popular in Britain, seeing as how it's a BBC poll. The only Aussie author I see there is Neville Shute (I think)... and you haven't read it! LOL

Date: 2009-02-21 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pook41.livejournal.com
Too right. Most of the books remind me of my high school English book lists. I saw the movie of 'A town like Alice' with Peter Finch. Does that count? LOL

Date: 2009-02-21 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shayenne.livejournal.com
That'll do. And at least A Town Called Alice isn't as depressing as "On the Beach". I feel like taking the cyanide pills along with every single character in the book when I read that one.

Date: 2009-04-22 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] audabee.livejournal.com
I've only just seen this - I've bolded 21 & italicised about 10. However,if I've read Pride & Prejudice 50 times, does that count as 71 bold?

Date: 2009-04-22 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pook41.livejournal.com
That counts. LOL

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