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Snobby book meme

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

Instructions: Look at the list and put an X after those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

Thanks to ladyoneill for this one.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (X) [about a million times]
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (X) [about a million times]
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (X)
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (X)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (X)
6 The Bible ( ) [couldn't make it past the excruciatingly boring 'begats' ?]
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (X)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell (X)
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (X) [way better than I expected]
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens ( )

Total so far: 8/10




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

Total so far: 12/20

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (X)
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald (X) [HATED it -- stupid rich people...]
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens (X) [LOVED it -- stupid lawyers]
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy ( )
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (X) [and the other four or five or whatever]
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( )
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck ( )
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (X)
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (X)

Total so far: 18/30

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (X) [almost as boring as Dr Zhivago]
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens ( )
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) [Hey, they already used this in #33!!]
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 (X)

Total so far: 24/40, batting better than .500

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 (X)
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (X) and was in the play, in high school :)
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) Fantastic!
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding (X)
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan ( )

Total so far: 32/50

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

Total so far: 37/60

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (X)
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (X)
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt (X) EXCELLENT!!
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (X) [eeeww]
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (X) only about a dozen times and yes, UN abridged :)
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 ( )

Total so far: 44/70

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 ( )
76 The Inferno – Dante (X)
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome ( )
78 Germinal - Emile Zola ( )
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (X) just this past summer
80 Possession - AS Byatt (X)

Total so far: 50/80

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 (X)
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (X)
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry ( )
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White (X)
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom ( ) [you've GOT to be kidding...]
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (X)
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton ( )

Total so far: 56/90

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad ( )
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (X) [still cry over it too]
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 (X) Hated the movie
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (X) [except for the long middle bit about the Napoleonic wars; snooze]



Total 63/100 -- I am a literary goddess, bow before me!!!!


Update: Apparently there's no proof the BBC actually said this; it's based on a list from The Guardian of the 100 books people said they couldn't live without. Still, an interesting exercise.

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