Monday, November 15, 2010

BBC book meme

The BBC believes the majority of people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here 

1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.
2) Put a "/" next to those books of which you have read part.
3) Tally your total at the bottom.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen /  
reading it!

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien ()
I never will- I am satisfied to have seen the movies, sorry...

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte x

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling ) 
Only the first one, sorry again...
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 
I will as soon as I get my free copy from Military One Source!!

6 The Bible /
Well, not ALL of it...
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (X)

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell (X)
Fond memories of my 7th grade teacher, Dr. Ogden, she rented the movie after we read it, for us to watch.  she should have previewed it- too funny when she tried to fast forward through the sex scene- we just saw it (breasts and all) in high speed!
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman /
Only the first one, but I LOVED it

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (X)

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (X)
My fave author as a girl

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles X

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller 

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare /
I'll get to that when I decide to major in Shakespeare...

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier X
I think?
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien ( )
see number 2
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (X)

19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (X)
love this book

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 ( )

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 

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy X

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (X)

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (X)

34 Emma - Jane Austen ( )

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen 

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (X)

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini X

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
I have not heard of this one...
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (X)

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne ( )

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell ( X)

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (X)

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez X
In Spanish too!
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 ( )
It's on my TBR list...

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding (X)

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan X
NOT my favorite book, ugg
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel ( )

52 Dune - Frank Herbert 

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen ()
The British love their Jane Austin, don't they?
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon X
GREAT book
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 
I have My Melancholy Whores on my bookshelf- does that count?
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck ( )
Why not East of Eden?  It was an Oprah pick after all... *wink
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 
How about Reading Lolita in Tehran- I read that one and WISHED I had read the actual Lolita beforehand...
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt 

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (X)
FREAKED me out.
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas 
I think I read a Reader's Digest version...  anyone remember those books?

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
It's on my shelf!
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy X

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding 
Really?  While I am sure it is enjoyable, I don't think it belongs on this list.  If you want a British author- why not Jasper Fforde?  At least he extols the virtues of good English literature.

69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie 

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville ( )

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (X)

72 Dracula - Bram Stoker (  )
It is on my shelf too...

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (X)
Loved this book and the Shirley Temple movie...

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 (  )

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchel

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 

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ()
It just doesn't sound very interesting to me, sorry again!
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Who, what?
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad X

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (x)

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 
I think I remember the song from French class...

A strange list for sure!


  1. Wooohooo! You've been quite a reader, eh? Sometimes lists like this are good to remind us that even though we may not be able to read as much as we'd like... we're not sloths in the literature department!

  2. Hey! I meant to give you credit for giving me something to blog about! Well I am glad I have read more than 6!!
    There is a really good list out there (not as entertaining though), trying to remember where I saw it... It didn't have books like Bridget Jones. I mean, really???

  3. Right???? Or list some of those series all as one book and then list bits and pieces of the same series listed later? Wheeee!


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