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The BBC allegedly believes most people will have only read 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 - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
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 - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
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
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
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

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
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 - 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
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
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

on 2009-02-20 10:33 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] settiai
Oh, now I'm depressed. I've only read 76 of them. That means there's 24 that I haven't managed to read yet.

on 2009-02-20 11:17 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I love lists like this but I always think there should be way you can note if you were forced to read them because you're a literature student. I've had to plow my way through things I have loathed because of that. Woe.

on 2009-02-20 12:33 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
You never finished Watership Down? That's one of my favourite books!

on 2009-02-20 01:03 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] calliopes_pen
I've only read 14 books on that list. There are quite a few I've never heard of, though.

on 2009-02-20 01:03 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I've read 30 of the books on that list. (Isn't it a weird list, though? I mean, why is Chronicles of Narnia -- which I assume means the entire series -- on there AS WELL as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?)

on 2009-02-20 02:12 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Chronicles of Narnia is listed separately from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Same with The Complete Works of Shakespeare and Hamlet. That doesn't make any sense.

on 2009-02-20 02:15 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Yeah - I've had no luck in finding out where exactly this list comes from. Most of it is the BBC's Big Read list of some years ago, but it looks like someone's added in things like the Bible and the Chronicles of Narnia (while not removing The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe).

on 2009-02-20 02:18 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Oh, yeah, that reminds me -- which Bible? I hate it when they just assume everyone uses that word to mean the same thing. I've read the entire Old Testament but only parts of the New.

on 2009-02-20 05:21 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I've read more than 6 of these, but not many more. I'm in double figures though, so woohoo. Actually fully read 29 of them. That sounds really bad, but I'm not a real big fan of the classics. I'm more a biography kinda guy :D

Although it counts the Harry Potter series as 1 book, and I've read them all?

Birdsong and Kite Runner are classics that I think everyone should read. Brilliant books.

on 2009-02-20 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile]
Why is "lion, witch, and wardrobe" on there as well as the chronicles of Narnia?

on 2009-02-21 03:33 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I did this meme a few months back--I haven't read anything on it since then, so my results are the same:


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