Friday, February 27, 2009

Reading

via friend Guido at Atlantic Lines
(and apparently also making the rounds on Facebook, but I never seem to have time to respond to any of the 'tagged' notes I get on there)

The BBC say the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books on their list. How many have you read?
Instructions:
1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ before those you have read.
2) Tally your total at the bottom.


Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
X The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
X Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
X Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
X To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
X The Bible - (parts of it, never read all)
X Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
X Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
X Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
X Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Complete Works of Shakespeare
X Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
X The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Middlemarch - George Eliot
X Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
X The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
X Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
X Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
X The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
X The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
X Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
X Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
X Animal Farm - George Orwell
X The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
X A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
X Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
X Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
X Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
X The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
X Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Dracula - Bram Stoker
X The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Ulysses - James Joyce
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt
X A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
X Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
X Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
X Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
X The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
X Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
X The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (read it in French,lol, sure couldn't do that Now!)
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
X Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


Total: 36
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