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I love the book memes (they give me book lists for the library)

Lifted from Mal's journal. Thank you Mal, I lurk at your site a lot. It's fun. According to the meme, the BBC thinks that most people will only have read 6 of these 100 books. How many have you read?



Instructions:

1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.

2) Add a '+' to the ones you LOVE.

3) Star (*) those you plan on reading.

4) put ? on the ones you've never heard of.

5) Tally your total at the bottom.





1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen X+

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien X+

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte X

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling X+

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 ?

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens X+

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 X

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien X+

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks ?

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger X+

19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot X

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell X

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald X+

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens X

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 X+

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll X+

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame X

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy X

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens X

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis X+

34 Emma - Jane Austen X

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen X

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis X+

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini *

38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden X

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 ?

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 X

48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood X

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding X

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan *

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel X

52 Dune - Frank Herbert X+

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons X

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen X+

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth ?

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon ?

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens X+

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 *

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck X

62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov X

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt ?

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold X

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas X

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac *

67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy X+

68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding X

69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville X

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens X

72 Dracula - Bram Stoker X+

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett X+

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson ?

75 Ulysses - James Joyce X

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath X

77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome ?

78 Germinal - Emile Zola ?

79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray X+

80 Possession - AS Byatt

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens X

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell ?

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker X+

84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro *

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flauber X

86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry ?

87 Charlotte's Web - EB White X+

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 X

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 Kennedy Toole X

96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute ?

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas X

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare X+

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl X

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo X



Total read: 72

Total loved: 25

Total planning to read: 6

Total never heard of: 13


Phooey on you BBC. We aren't all moose-hunting, you-betcha-ing, ignoramuses that can't remember the last thing we read. We save those for our highest public offices.

Comments

I'm not as well read at you but I've read some you haven't. Did you read that the British poet laureate said that college students today cannot understand major English works because they lack a foundational understanding of the Bible and Shakespeare, and other classical literature?