BBC Book List – how many have you read?

Apparently the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.

How many did you read, and which ones?

Instructions:

  • Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. 
  • Add a ‘+’ to the ones you LOVE. 
  • Star (*) those you plan on reading. 
  • Put ? on the ones you’ve never heard of. 
  • Tally your total at the bottom. 
  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen XXX++
  2.  The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien XXX++ 
  3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte X 
  4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling XX+ 
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee X 
  6. The Bible 
  7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte X 
  8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell X 
  9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman ? (why is a book I’ve never heard of in the top 10?)
  10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens 
  11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott X 
  12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy X 
  13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller X 
  14. Complete Works of Shakespeare X 
  15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier 
  16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien XXX++ 
  17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks ?
  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 X 
  22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald X 
  23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens X (reading now) 
  24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy X 
  25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy X 
  26. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh X 
  27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky X 
  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 
  33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis 
  34. Emma – Jane Austen XXX++ 
  35. Persuasion – Jane Austen XX+ 
  36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis 
  37. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini 
  38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres X 
  39. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden 
  40. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne X 
  41. Animal Farm – George Orwell X 
  42. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown X 
  43. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez X 
  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 X 
  48. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood X 
  49. Lord of the Flies – William Golding X 
  50. Atonement – Ian McEwan X 
  51. Life of Pi – Yann Martel 
  52. Dune – Frank Herbert X 
  53. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons 
  54. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen XX+ 
  55. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth X 
  56. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon 
  57. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens ** 
  58. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley X 
  59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon ?
  60. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez X 
  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 (I loved the TV series!) 
  66. On The Road – Jack Kerouac 
  67. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy 
  68. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding X 
  69. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie 
  70. Moby Dick – Herman Melville 
  71. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens 
  72. Dracula – Bram Stoker X 
  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 X 
  77. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome ?
  78. Germinal – Emile Zola 
  79. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray 
  80. Possession – AS Byatt (no, but I’ve seen it around the house) 
  81. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens 
  82. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell ?
  83. The Color Purple – Alice Walker X 
  84. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro X 
  85. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flauber 
  86. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry ?
  87. Charlotte’s Web – EB White 
  88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Alborn 
  89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle X 
  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 X 
  95. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole 
  96. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute X 
  97. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas X 
  98. Hamlet – William Shakespeare X 
  99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl 
  100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo X 

Carole’s total read: 48

Absolute favorite on this list: Lord of the Rings/Emma/Pride and Predjudice (as judged by the number of times of read them)

Most embarrassing absences – All the Charles Dickens. Luckily for me there is no category for the ones I’ve read but can’t now remember. Another category could be movies based on the books.

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