I've seen this before, but some of the books have changed so maybe this is an updated version.Apparently the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. [I'm just copying this bit, not vouching for it.] I'd be interested to hear which ones you've read and loved.
Instructions: 1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. 2) Add a ‘+’ to the ones you LOVE. (I'm adding a '-' to the ones I HATED too.) 3) Star (*) those you plan on reading. 4) Tally your total. How many have you read? 1. [x-] Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 2. [x+] The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien 3. [x+] Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 4. [x+] Harry Potter series - JK Rowling 5. [x] To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 6. [*] The Bible 7. [x-] Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 8. [x] Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell 9. [x+] His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 10. [ ] Great Expectations - Charles Dickens 11. [x+] 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. [x] 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 Elliot 21. [x] 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. [x+] 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. [x] Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll 30. [x-] The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame 31. [ ] Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy 32. [x] David Copperfield - Charles Dickens 33. [x] Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis 34. [x-] Emma - Jane Austen 35. [x-] Persuasion - Jane Austen 36. [x] The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis 37. [ ] The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini 38. [ ] Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres 39. [x+] Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden 40. [ ] Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne 41. [x] 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. [x+] Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery 47. [ ] Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy 48. [ ] The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood 49. [x-] Lord of the Flies - William Golding 50. [ ] Atonement - Ian McEwan 51. [x+] Life of Pi - Yann Martel 52. [ ] Dune Frank - Herbert 53. [ ] Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons 54. [x-] 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. [x] Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck 62. [ ] Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 63. [ ] The Secret History - Donna Tartt 64. [x] 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. [x-] 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. [x+] The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 74. [x] 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. [x] 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. [x] Charlotte’s Web - EB White 88. [x] The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Alborn 89. [ ] Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 90. [ ] The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton 91. [ ] Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad 92. [x] The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery 93. [ ] The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks 94. [x+] 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. [x] Hamlet - William Shakespeare 99. [x] Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roal Dahl 100. [x] Les Miserables -Victor Hugo Total read: 38 Total loved: 9
Total hated: 9 Total planning to read: 5
Musings: LOTR and Jane Eyre are two of my most favourite books ever! I did read the entire Old Testament, but stalled once starting the New Testament (one day...). And yes, I've read every single Jane Austen book - and hated every one. I only read them because I thought I would be smart and cool if I did (I was in grade 8, gimme a break!). I must prefer the Brontes and their depressing moodyness. I think The Little Princess is actually slightly better than The Secret Garden. I've read everything ever written by LM Montgomery (including a freakin' ton of her short stories), Louisa May Alcott and Bill Bryson. Even though it's about rabbits, I think I've read Watership Down like 5 times because I really like it. My adding is most likely off because it's late and I suck at simple maths (because I taught Low Maths for two years and it killed that part of my brain).
I stole this from Tara, who stole this from Astrid. Feel free to steal this from me!
And...feel free to post me a comment regarding my literary taste, or yours!