Monday, 22 June 2009

(face) book list

Just found this on someones facebook - you know a link from a link. That sort of thing. Not that I'm over there too much, don't care at all for the whole facebook thing.


The BBC believes most 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 % after those you've read a portion of.
3) Add a '+' to the ones you LOVE.
4) Star (*) those you plan on reading.
5) Tally your total read and put it in the title.


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 (X)
6 The Bible ()
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte ()
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell (X)
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman ()
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens ()
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (X)
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 (x)
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh ()
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky ()
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (X)
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (X)
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (X)
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy ()
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens ()
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. Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini (X)
38. Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres ()
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 ()
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 (X)
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy (%)
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood ()
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding (X)
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 (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 ()
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac (X)
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy ()
68 Bridget Jones' 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 (X)
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 (X)
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom ()
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 (X)
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks ()
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams (X)
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Toole ()
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 ()


Hmmm. There's some on that list that I'd like to read; some that I'm pretty sure I have read but couldn't tell you what they were about; some that I read in school (because I had to - but loved all the same); some that I know I'll never read; some I've read but want to read again. And, I can't even think about what ones I love, or what I would read on that list. Oh, and I know I've read at least a few of the Jane Austen ones, but can't remember - you know they all sort of meld into each other after a while. (And one can hardly get Mr Darcy or Miss Elizabeth Bennet out of their minds, hey :: photo just for fun; don't know where it came from, sorry).

I'd love to hear your favourite books; either on this list or not. Tell me what I
should read. In my small moments of quiet time. What's your most loved book of all time.

6 comments:

  1. Ug. Book lists make me feel inadequate. I don't retain details well and I frankly can't remember which ones I've read through, which I've started and which I've just looked at the title! I'm pretty sure my beloved will have read the lot.
    Here are my tips if you have limited reading energy:
    DON'T bother with Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Dickens or any of the Russians!
    DO read: the Austin novels, which are good reading once you get into the style; Bill Bryson's notes from a small Island; Swallows and Amazons!
    Or just enjoy reading blog snippets and leave the fine literature to another time of life?
    x Gina

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  2. i'm going to do this later this week! at the end of mine, i'll put a little list of favorites from my bookshelf. :)

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  3. I think it's perhaps a little sad that I've actually read 90% of these. I need to get out more!

    One of my favourites (perhaps maybe my all-time favourite) is The Handmaiden's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Just read it, you won't be disappointed. The woman is a wordsmith of the highest calibre.

    ~Holly

    http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com

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  4. Oh I'm so pleased that I have actually read many of these books. My parents had to confiscate novels from me as a child.lol

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  5. i'm over 90% but i was an english major!

    i was flabbergasted they said 6% - but then friends of mine said they'd read hardly any of them.

    i would happily give book recommendations but i would want to know your favorite books first - so i could try to recommend something you'd really like!

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  6. my book post is going up in the morning . . .

    come visit to see some of my favorites!

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