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Saturday, December 4, 2010

How Well Read Are You?

Apparently..."The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.

I am bolding the ones I have read.

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
•Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The King James Bible
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
•Nineteen Eighty Four (1984) – George Orwell
•His Dark Materials – Phillip Pullman
•Great Expectations– Charles Dickens
Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
•Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
•Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Complete Works of Shakespeare (umm, I've read 3...)
•Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
•Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
•The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
•Middlemarch – George Eliot
Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell (LOVE!)
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
•War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
•The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
•Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
•Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
•Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
•Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
•David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
Emma -Jane Austen
Persuasion – Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
•The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
•Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
•Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
Animal Farm – George Orwell
•The DaVinci Code – Dan Brown
•One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
•A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
•The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
•Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
•The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
•Lord of the Flies – William Golding
•Atonement – Ian McEwan
•Life of Pi – Yann Martel
•Dune – Frank Herbert
•Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
•A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
•The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
•A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
•Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
•The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
•Love in The Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
•Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
•The Secret History – Donna Tartt
•The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
•Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
•On The Road – Jack Kerouac
•Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
•Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
•Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
•Moby Dick - Herman Melville
•Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
•Dracula – Bram Stoker
•The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
•Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
•Ulysses – James Joyce
•The Inferno – Dante
•Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
•Germinal – Emile Zola
•Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
•Possession -AS Byatt
•Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
•Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
•The Color Purple – Alice Walker
•The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
•Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
•A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
•The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
•Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
•The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
•Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
•The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
•The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
•Watership Down – Richard Adams
•A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
•A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
•The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet – William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
•Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Counting series books I have read 40! Yay! I'm in the process of reading more, I've gradually been going through my classics.

Take that BBC! (Though, I actually adore BBC, they make my favorite Jane Austen movies... plus they have Chef Ramsey).

3 comments:

@lex said...

I have read 16 of these, not counting the series books. That isn't so bad. I read more than BBC thought I had! :)

Sarah's Lost In a Book said...

I've read 10, but expected to only have read about 2. That's good, right?

Lori said...

I don't think my list would be quite as impressive as yours! I've read 15, counting all the HP's.

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