6/100

One of my friends had this on FB and I though it was interesting. 
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’ after those you have read.

 

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen – X (one of my absolute favorites)
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien (I tried to read this but just couldn’t.  He kept going on and on and on about the scenery)
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte –
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling – X (I’m a total Harry Potter dork)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee –
6 The Bible (I’m reading this now but I’m not finished yet)
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte – X
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman –
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens –
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott – X
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy –
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller –
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare –
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier – X
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien –
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger – X
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 – X
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 – X
29 Alice’s Adventures 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 – X
34 Emma – Jane Austen – X
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen –
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis – X (I’m reading this to Kenny right now after we went and saw the exhibition at Union Station)
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 – X
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell –
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown – X (love this one too)
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 – X
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 – X

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 –X
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 –X (once again, one of my very favorites)
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
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante – X   (I love this book!)
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 – X
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 – X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom – X
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 –
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 –
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

I read a ton but apparently I don’t read the right books.  I’ve only read 26/100, although I think the Harry Potter series should count as 7 books instead of just one.  I guess I have some reading to do.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BIL ERIC!
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5 responses to “6/100

  1. OK, I had 19. I haven’t read any Jane Austen books…can we still be friends?

  2. The complete works of Shakespeare counts as ONE, but Hamlet gets it’s own category? Such a weird list.

    I’m in the 20-25 range, depending on whether or not you count the books I started, but never finished!!

  3. Eric

    32/100 for me.

  4. I borrowed this for my blog!

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