Thursday, February 26, 2009

100 Books

I totally stole this from Delirious but it just looked too fun not to do. Instead X's, I'm putting numbers so I can add it up when I get to the end.

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

1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.
2) Tally your total at the bottom



1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien 1
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (I read prob 100 pages)
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling 2
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 3
6 The Bible 4
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell 5
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens 6
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (I haven't read everything but I've probably read at least 20 of his plays and lots of his poetry so I'm putting it down) 7
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien 8
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faul
18 Catcher in the Rye -J.D. Salinger 9
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 (I read prob 100 pages)
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 10
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 11
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll 12
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 13
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 14
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel (read about 20 pages)
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 (read about 100 pages)
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley 15
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon 16
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck 17
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 18
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 19
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 20
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 (pretty sure I read this) 21
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom 22
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (read about 100 pages)
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 23
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl 24
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I only got 24. I thought I would do better and I probably would have if I had finished most of the books I started. You do it too and see how you matchup!

8 comments:

Delirious said...

I got tagged with this by Amber, so technically you stole it from Amber. ;)

I don't really like this list very much. I have read many classics that aren't on this list that I thought should have been included.

Stace-Ghost said...

lol I have only read five...

Nene said...

I've read 26 books on this list!

CosmiCollins said...

I've read 11 but I agree with Delirious. I should have more on the list too.

keira said...

I got 32...

Amber said...

i did mine on facebook - i got 33 but i seriously thought i would have more, wouldn't it be cool to have read all 100? my goal in life is to read all the "classics"

Inklings said...

I agree with Delirious, too. I got 43. But I've been reading longer than the rest of you. :0)

Nene said...

Guess what? I recounted, and I got 28!