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29 July 2008 @ 09:07 am
A meme at the end of Summer Semester...  
Gacked from halfofone

According to The Big Read, the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books on their list.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)
*5) star (*) them if you hate them.

* - addition by </a></b></a>fallon_ash



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 .
*7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte .

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 .  (90% of the plays, most of the sonnets)
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 Bernieres .
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  (Seriously?  I read one paragraph and was embarrassed for the author.  It's crap.)
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' Diary - Helen Fielding .
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie .
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville .
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens .
72. Exupery 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
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 .
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

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Shut up and smile: TV // Xena // Life is eternalmorningafter2 on July 30th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
Oh, you must read Pride and Prejudice. It's one of my favorite books ever.

I'm debating whether or not I should nick this one. One the one hand, I know I've read at least six of them (the HP series alone should techincally count for seven, IMO). On the other, I tend to avoid anything resembling "classics", preferring to browse through non-fiction books, so that probably wouldn't make me look too good. ;)
sister_mary_grammatica: innocencesr_m_grammatica on July 30th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Erin, for this. Loved your comment on "The Da Vinci Code"! And the film? Gawd-awful (making sign of the cross in penitence).

SMG