Monday, 15 July 2013

Curled Up With A Good Book



Shockingly the BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.
I found this list via the lovely Katherine
The ones in bold are the books I’ve read so far. 
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

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

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 (I’ve read a few)

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien   

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks 

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 – CS Lewis  

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere 

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 8

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

55/100 and counting... I will definitely make it my mission to read all of this list and I hope we can prove the BBC extremely wrong.


2 comments:

  1. To kill a mockingbird is my favorite, my mom loves Jane Eyre, I think she has read it a hundred times, and seen the movie(s) also a hundred time:)

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    1. That will be the next one on my list then. I have seen The Simpsons episode but I don't think that counts :)

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