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Book Meme

Because I'm trying to pass the time.

The BBC thinks you will have read 6 of the books on this list.

Copy and paste the list, then bold the books you have read.
Italicize books you never completed.
Then sum up with a head count, or a comment.


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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
(This is the title for the trilogy that includes The Golden Compass)

10 - Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

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 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

26 - Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

27 - Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 - Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 - Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 - The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 - Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

32 - David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

33 - Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

34 - Emma - Jane Austen

35 - Persuasion - Jane Austen

36 - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
(This book is the second in the Chronicles of Narnia series)

37 - The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

38 - Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

39 - Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

40 - Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

41 - Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 - The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown


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

47 - Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

48 - The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 - Lord of the Flies - William Golding

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

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

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

67 - Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

68 - Bridget Jones’s 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

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

88 - The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89 - Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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

95 - A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

96 - A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

97 - The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

98 - Hamlet - William Shakespeare

99 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 - Les Miserables - Victor Hugo



I'm pretty sure that's more than 6. I'm always interested to see what makes these kinds of lists. They are so arbitrary. A lot of the ones I have read on the list were required reading in school or I read them as part of a project for English class in high school.

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zubeneschamali
Jul. 29th, 2015 08:41 pm (UTC)
I've read 10 out of the first 11, and then I stopped. :p

Although I have to say, about half of them I've read on the list as a whole were from junior high or high school. I knew I had some good English teachers, but it's nice to have that confirmed on occasion.
galwithglasses
Jul. 29th, 2015 10:36 pm (UTC)
Very cool. I think if I had the attention span anymore, I'd go back and read some of these titles but I seem to do better with short stories. I always wonder about who puts together the list and why they'd think we only read 6? Seems like for some folks, the assigned reading ones were some of the few they did read. Funny how so many are familiar stories even without the reading because they've been made into movies or TV shows or talked about in fandom.
milly_gal
Jul. 30th, 2015 03:53 am (UTC)
The majority of the ones I read were during school/college when my lit teacher was a tyrant, but I carried on the avid need to read after so she did me a favour I think :)
galwithglasses
Jul. 30th, 2015 03:54 pm (UTC)
Reading mandatory books was ok for me because I liked reading a lot and it was easy homework. We had to read some pretty depressing books though and some stuff that I have no idea how anyone thought they were a good idea for keeping the attention of kids in the 80s. We had to read the Outsiders though and everybody, even the students who didn't usually like to read, were riveted to it. It was my first experience with people saying 'no spoilers'. I loved that book and I should have put that one on my favorite book list on the other meme I did.
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