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Book Meem - RonO's Ramblings

Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:41 pm Book Meem

From qnofhrt

The BBC allegedly believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. 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 - J.R.R. Tolkien*
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling*
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible*
7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - GeorgeOrwell
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 - J.R.R. Tolkien -- nth re-read/re-listen in progress
17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller's Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - GeorgeEliot
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 - FyodorDostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - LewisCarroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - LeoTolstoy
32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - JaneAusten
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis -- of course this is part of 33
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 - A.A.Milne -- I may have read all of Pooh, I don't remember.
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 - L.M.Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale – Margare tAtwood
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 - DonnaTartt
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 - A.S. Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens*
82. Cloud Atlas - DavidMitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - KazuoIshiguro
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
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 -- abridged

(*) Only "read" as an audio book
(+) I know I've read a lot of Sherlock Homes, but I don't know if I've read the collection specified or not.

Not too bad. I'm sure there are plenty who will have many more, and far to many who will have many less.

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