fileg (fileg) wrote,

The BBC thinks you will have read 6 of the books on this list

The BBC thinks you will have read 6 of the books on this list. It is such a strange list, I can't begin to guess why they think that.
Copy and paste your bolded books read, italicized books not completed, and then sum up with a head count, so to speak.

I think that gives me a total of 49...

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
(I don't like Austin. There, I said it)

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
(I ought to get extra points for number of times read)

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
(I made it through. This whole genera is not my thing)

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
I had 12 years of Catholic Schooling. I have no idea if I have actually read all of it, but I must be pretty close.

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
I actually liked this one, but I was 15. I don't expect it would hold up for me now, but maybe

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
(I mostly can't read Dickens either. In spite of how some of it fascinates me, I just want to slap everyone.)

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
(a favorite, but it was during Vietnam)

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare -
(How do we know for sure?)

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
(I think I have read this, but since I can't remember it, I will leave it as a no)

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
(Not nearly as many times. Probably 5 or 6)

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
(Some people in my class had to be assigned a different book to appease their parents. I still don't understand the fuss.)

19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
(Another book I detest)

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
(And another, There is a theme to these books I can't read, and that is that I end up wanting to slap every one)

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
(I love the radio plays. all other media a disappointment after them.)

26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
( huge favorite, always)

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
(I hate the last book SO MUCH that I can't read them again.)

34 Emma - Jane Austen

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
(One of the ones I actually liked, but why does this get a separate entry when the chronicles are just above?)

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
(It's in my to do pile)

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
I loved it

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
(I didn't read Milne until I was in college)

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
(I am not unhappy to say I did not read it. )

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
(NO. A friend once recommended Garp to me - to this day, it is the book I wish I could un-read.)

45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
(oh yes)

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.

48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
(I have a number of people recommending this to me. And when they describe it, I think - don't you like me? Am I wrong about this book?)

52 Dune - Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

(I love this one, too)

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
(It is currently in my re-read pile as well. for my kindle)

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

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 - AS Byatt.

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
(The exception- because I DON'T want to slap everyone!)

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
(of course. But again, not until College. I didn't read most of my favorite children's books until I was in my 20's)

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(I just got the complete for my kindle so I'll be there again soon)

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
(not a favorite)

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
(Why are you not in the complete? This list confuses me. It is obviously trying to skew results, but I can't figure out how)

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
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