Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Have you read more than 6 of these books?

For the Love of All That is Written had an interesting post entitled Have you read more than 6 of these books? and I, of course, had to check it out. Here are my results. Text in blue is from the original post at For the Love of All That is Written.

Have you read more than 6 of these books?

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. Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read. Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so i can see your responses!

  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. 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 Traveler’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. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  27. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
  28. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  29. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
  30. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  31. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
  32. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
  33. Emma - Jane Austen
  34. Persuasion - Jane Austen
  35. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
  36. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hossein
  37. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
  38. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  39. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
  40. Animal Farm - George Orwell
  41. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  42. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  43. Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
  44. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
  45. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
  46. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
  47. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
  48. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  49. Atonement - Ian McEwan
  50. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  51. Dune - Frank Herbert
  52. Cold Comfort Farm
  53. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
  54. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
  55. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  56. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  57. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
  59. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  60. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  61. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
  62. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
  63. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  64. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
  65. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
  66. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
  67. Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
  68. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
  69. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
  70. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
  71. Dracula - Bram Stoker
  72. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  73. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
  74. Ulysses - James Joyce
  75. The Inferno – Dante
  76. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
  77. Germinal - Emile Zola
  78. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
  79. Possession - AS Byatt
  80. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  81. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
  82. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
  83. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
  84. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  85. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
  86. Charlotte’s Web - EB White
  87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
  88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  89. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
  90. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  91. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  92. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
  93. Watership Down - Richard Adams
  94. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
  95. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
  96. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
  97. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
  98. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
  99. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

My Total: 27 of 100 read

My thoughts: Huh! Not to shabby, really. I read quite a few of them in high school as we only read banned books. Yea for my public school education! And yea for my mom and grandmother instilling in me a love of reading from an early age and thinking it was completely normal that her 14 year old was reading Brave New World voluntarily!

If you'd care to participate, feel free to leave me a comment with your number completed!



11 comments:

Lit and Life said...

I'm at 35. I've also got several of the books in my TBR pile so hopefully by the end of the year, I'll have 40. Some of them I know I'll never read, though.

Jaime said...

Nice count!

Diane said...

I've read 39 (many in high school and college). Great list

Mardel said...

Hi Beth!

This looked like it would be fun to let the book-nerd out of my head to play so I posted the questions here;
http://mardelwanda.livejournal.com/22531.html

Thanks! it was fun.

Aliens said...

I'm at 17 for now ;)

Brimful Curiosities said...

You haven't read Winnie the Pooh? I've read several of the same ones you indicated.

Beth said...

LOL! I know, right? No Winnie the Pooh! I'm sure I must have read it as a child, but not lately. I'm determined to get it from the library next time I'm there.

Ryan G said...

I just noticed you did this as well. I just copied mine from For The Love of All That is Written. I was only at a paltry 16, I need to get caught up.

http://wordsmithonia.blogspot.com/2009/07/have-you-read-6-of-these-books.html

Tif said...

I'm at 23, but many are on my TBR pile!

CherylS22 said...

I've read 19 of these books (and many more are on my TBR list).

Anne Bennett said...

I've read 52 and several are on my must-read-list; others I haven't even heard of. Weird.

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