Sunday, September 6, 2009

How Many of These 100 Books Have You Read?



(A friend tagged me on this facebook note, and since it relates to reading/writing, I'm copying it here.)

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Instructions –
Copy this into your NOTES. Put an 'X' next to those you have read.
I’ve also an ‘O’ next to the books I own but have not yet read.

[X] 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
[] 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
[O ] 6 The Bible - God (the whole thing)
[X] 7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
[X] 8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
[ ] 9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
[X] 10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Total: 7

[X ] 11 Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
[X] 12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
[O] 13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
[] 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
[] 15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
[O] 16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
[ ] 17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
[X] 18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
[X] 19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
[O] 20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

Total: 11

[] 21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
[X] 22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
[] 23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
[O] 24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
[O] 25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
[O] 27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
[] 28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
[X] 29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
[] 30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

Total: 13

[O] 31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
[] 32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
[] 33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
[X] 34 Emma - Jane Austen
[O] 35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
[X] 36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
[X] 37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
[O] 38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
[O] 39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
[] 40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

Total: 16

[] 41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
[X] 42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
[O] 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
[X] 44 A Prayer for Owen Meany - 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

Total: 21

[X] 51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
[] 52 Dune - Frank Herbert
[ ] 53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
[X] 54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
[] 55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
[] 56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
[X] 57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
[O] 58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
[] 59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
[O] 60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Total: 24

[] 61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
[X] 62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
[X] 63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
[X] 64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
[O] 65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
[X] 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
[O] 70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

Total: 29

[] 71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
[O] 72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
[] 73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
[O] 74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
[O] 75 Ulysses - James Joyce
[O] 76 The Inferno - Dante
[] 77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
[] 78 Germinal - Emile Zola
[] 79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
[O] 80 Possession - AS Byatt

Total: 29

[X] 81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
[] 82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
[X] 83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
[X] 84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
[O] 85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
[ ] 86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
[X] 87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
[X] 88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
[O] 89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
[] 90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

Total: 33

[X] 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
[O] 97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
[X] 98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
[X] 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
[O] 100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Total: 36


Well...I’ve read more than 6... but kind of a poor showing for an avid reader/writer.
I’ve read shockingly few classics. I have more experience with contemporary fiction, I think.

1 comment:

Micki said...

I'm impressed with your list. I only count 23 although there are a few additional ones that I think I read in high school but that was long long ago in a world far far away . . .

Micki