Have you ever gotten one of those "answer these questions and then send it on to all of your friends to answer" type things? I enjoy reading them and answering them to myself, but very rarely copy them. This one, however, caught my attention since I like to read. Unfortunately, although I do enjoy a classic every once in a while, I don't read them often enough. I only scored 19 real points on this one. How about you? My "x's" along with some comments will be in blue.
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 BookNerds.
1 Pride and Prejudice-
2 The Lord of the Rings -
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - X Yes, I actually read Jane Eyre and Liked it!
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - X I read one to find out what it was like. Does that count as one? I didn't count it in my 17 though since it says "series".
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee -
6 The Bible - X Can I count it two or three times?
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte -
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell - X Who wasn't required to read this in high school?
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman -
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 - X Love it but haven't gotten around to the Lord of the Rings yet.
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher In The Rye -
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger-
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot -
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell- X I know! Another crazy one that I've read and actually enjoyed.
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 -
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 - X Many moons ago!
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy-
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens-
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - X Can I count this as 7? Guess not.
34 Emma - Jane Austen -
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis - X At least I get an extra point because this one is listed separately. I wonder why.
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 - X Another high school read.
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - Didn't read but must comment - a classic? Why would it be on the list?
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 - X Actually kind of enjoyed it. In a twisted way I guess.
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 - X Jane Austen's my hero. Not, but I do enjoy some of her books.
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 - X Yet another high school read.
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - 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 - X Another good read.
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 - X Read it after I saw one of the many movies of it.
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce -
76 The Inferno – Dante -
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 - X Read the book and the play. Many times.
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 - X Really young read.
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Alb-
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 - X Can't remember what happened, but remember it was good.
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 - X I've read at least one Shakespeare play.
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- X Another very young read.
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
This was rather fun. It took my mind off of something I'm kind of upset about. Why am I upset. It's nothing big and kind of dumb really but something happened today on Facebook that really aggravated me. I'll wait until I'm calmed down then tell you all about it.