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Post by Nucky on Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:45 pm

Have you read more than six of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only six of the 100 books listed here.

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 (all)
5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwel
l9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa May 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 Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19. The Time Travellers 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
<span>26. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh</span>
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 - Willaim 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 - Gabrial 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 Martell
52. Dune – Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
<span>54. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen</span>
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. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
<span>68. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding</span>
69. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
<span>71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens</span>
<span>72. Dracula – Bram Stoker</span>
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson
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
<span>81. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens</span>
82. Cloud Atlas - Charles Mitchell
83. The Colour 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 & the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo.

I have read 8, 10, 11, 18, 22, 25, 40, 61, and 70 (9 books on the list) in their entirety, and part of 6 and 14.

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Post by Alethia on Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:02 pm

I have read seven........with two sitting on my cupboard to read...Tale of two cities and bridget jones diary to finish...makes me think I am not so alone in the reading department.. Surprised
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Post by melodiccolor on Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:03 pm

I have read 37 from that list plus thousands of other books.

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Post by Rivershine on Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:37 pm

18 from the list. I started a bunch of others but never finished them. I have a habit of doing that.
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Post by Alethia on Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:39 pm

ok all you smarty pants readers...who can beat mc's record....hehehe...
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Post by frmthhrt on Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:00 am

hmmm...twenty seven read, and 6 abandoned due to boringness (and tens of thousands of others read...lol)
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Post by melodiccolor on Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:17 am

My total is about the same frmthhrt...

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Post by Justin Passing on Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:50 am

I got a count of 23 of them read
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Post by Safari on Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:12 am

I did this on Facebook a while back...my total was 16, either in full or in part.

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Post by BlueTopaz on Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:05 am

42
but you got to remember I've taken a lot of literature classes.
I did this on facebook too and thought of a whole bunch of others that should be on the list.
"The Kitchen God's Wife" by Amy Tam

"Shogun" by James Clavell

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neal Hurston

"The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemmingway

"Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain

"Herzog" by Saul Bellow

"In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote

"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath

"The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe

"Flatland" by Edwin Abbott Abbott



I would also add some works by Stephen King: like "The Green Mile" but I'd probably be stoned so forget it. LOL

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Post by Alethia on Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:50 am

BlueTopaz wrote:42
but you got to remember I've taken a lot of literature classes.
I did this on facebook too and thought of a whole bunch of others that should be on the list.
"The Kitchen God's Wife" by Amy Tam

"Shogun" by James Clavell

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neal Hurston

"The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemmingway

"Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain

"Herzog" by Saul Bellow

"In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote

"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath

"The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe

"Flatland" by Edwin Abbott Abbott



I would also add some works by Stephen King: like "The Green Mile" but I'd probably be stoned so forget it. LOL

Ok all you smartypants readers out there who is going to top blue's record... Shocked big grin
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Post by paintdeer30 on Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:42 pm

Read 26 books out of this list. And some books where I just stopped either it was too hard to read or just lost interest. I read a ton of young adult books especially Deb Caletti, Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han and lots more.
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Post by Reamsie on Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:36 am

I'm close, I've read 40 of them. And I've read the whole Anne of Green Gables series, not just the first one along with thousands of others. I had a very isolated childhood and spend alot of time sitting on the floor in between the stacks at the local public library. Reading was my escape. Others I've read that should probably be on the list:

"All Quiet on the Western Front" Erich Maria Remarque

"Angela's Ashes" Frank McCourt

"Tom Sawyer" Mark Twain -- Totally agree with Mo on this one

"Don Quixote" Miquel De Cervantes

"Gulliver's Travels" Jonathan Swift

"Little Women" Louisa May Alcott





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Post by Luna on Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:47 pm

i've read 44 (either full or in part). Wow some of my favourite books were on that list, glad to see some Canadian authors too (go Anne of Green Gables and Life of Pi!! Smile
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Post by Reamsie on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:24 am

Forgive me for hijacking this for one moment, but I had to share. This is my favorite adaptation of Anne of Green Gables and if you haven't ever seen it, you absolutely must! It's from 1985, Megan Follows will always be Anne Shirley for me and the Great Colleen Dewhurst as Marilla was absolutely fabulous. It is one of those perfect movies for an HSP. I believe it actually won an Emmy.

Some clips to share.



Someone posted it on youtube! Yay. The first 10 minute clip. The rest is there too if you want to watch.




Had to add this. I watched part 2 and the thought popped into my head "I wonder if this was how Alethia was as a child?" Very Happy That was a compliment, btw.


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Post by Luna on Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:16 am

Oh my gosh Reamsie, I love you!!! bounce haha Did I mention I was a huge Anne of Green Gables fan? I read all the books and I had watched this series probably at least a hundred times, had it on video, lol!! I used to break it out and watch it every Christmas. I had it memorized! I was totally in love with Gilbert. And Mathew was such a sweetheart! The characters are just amazing. I recently saw a more recent adaptation and it was nowhere near as good plus they totally changed the story! (They had Anne finding her father and he was really alive or some such thing) Oh I'm so happy to see these, god it brings back my childhood! She was my childhood heroine, I'm still dying to go to Prince Edward Island and see the house. Thank you for posting this!!!! Smile Very Happy I didn't think anyone would know about this outside of Canada!
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Post by Safari on Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:13 am

Luna wrote: I didn't think anyone would know about this outside of Canada!

I loved Anne of Green Gables when I was young, too. Smile Read the books and saw the TV series.
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