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23 February 2009 @ 11:58 pm
meme of bookishness  
stolen from goodnite_gracee:

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

my total: 49

Instructions:
1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.
2) Tally your total and put it in the title.


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 (only bits, so I can’t claim this) 

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte x
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell 

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman x
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens x
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott x
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy x
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller 

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (most, but not all)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier x
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien x
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk 

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger x
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 x
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh 

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll x
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (oh, I did try!) 

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy 

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
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 Hussein 

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres 

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden x
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne x
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell x
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (people whose opinion I trust told me not to waste my time)

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcis Marquez x
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving x
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery x (So. Much. Love.)

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding x
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 x
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 x (and might I say: bleargh)
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 x
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson x
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 x
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
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White x
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle x
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad x
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 x
 
 
 
Silvie: [Hetalia] (BR) ENGLISH CAN YOU SPEAK ITsilverfyshxin on February 24th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
38) Captain Corelli's Mandolin

♥♥♥ Of all the books I had to read for IB Higher English, this one was my absolute favourite.
wench18: Bookstackwench18 on February 24th, 2009 11:11 am (UTC)
42. Must. Read. MORE!

Josh has read 14 of these that I know about.
Blaidd Drwgfairyrune on February 24th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
I have a beef with this list. "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare" and "Hamlet" are listed seperately, as are "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." That's cheating, that is.

Also, there's entirely too much Dickens.
Annephloxyloxy on February 24th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
I've read 33, which is more than I expected, but some of the more recently published ones helped me out. 10 of them I read in school.

Also, there are 7 Harry Potter books, 7 Narnias, 3 His Dark Materials, a TON of Shakespeare, blah blah blah - that's a lot of reading for 1 x. But I guess all lists have their flaws.
Janet: book by the lakegoodnite_gracee on February 25th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
That was the same beef I had with this list. Series, counted separately, and I would have scored better - but still not as well read as I hoped!
awomanthatsblueawomanthatsblue on February 24th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
I've only read 27 of them, and I consider myself to be fairly well-read. There are several on there that I've read most of, and a few that I don't think a person necessarily has to read to be well-read. There are plenty of books that could take the DaVinci Code's slot.
Zoë Tzoethor on February 24th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Eh, I've only read 32 of those. Frankly, that list is heavy on the "classics", which I just don't find as compelling as their reputation tends to paint them as.