Monday, August 17, 2009

BBC Reading List

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Look at the list and put an 'x' next to those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

[x] Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
[] 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
[x] Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
[x] Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
[] His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
[X]Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Total: 8/10

[x] Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
[] Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
[] Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
[] Complete Works of Shakespeare
[x] Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
[] The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
[] Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
[] Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
[x] The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
[x] Middlemarch - George Eliot

Total: 4/10

[x] Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
[x] The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
[x] Bleak House - Charles Dickens[x] War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
[x] The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
[x] Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
[x] Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
[x] Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
[] The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

Total: 8/9

[x] Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
[x] David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
[] Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
[x] Emma - Jane Austen[x] Persuasion - Jane Austen
[] The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
[x] The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
[x] Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
[x] Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
[x] Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

Total: 8/10

[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
[x] The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
[x] Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
[] Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
[x] The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood (Made me want to burn my bra.)
[x] Lord of the Flies - William Golding
[x] Atonement - Ian McEwan

Total: 8/10

[x] Life of Pi - Yann Martel
[] Dune - Frank Herbert
[] Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
[x] Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
[] A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
[x] The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
[x] A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
[] Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
[x] The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
[x] Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Total: 6/10

[x] Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
[x] Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
[x] The Secret History - Donna Tartt
[x] The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
[X] Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
[x] On The Road - Jack Kerouac
[] Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
[x] Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
[] Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
[x] Moby Dick - Herman Melville

Total: 8/9

[x] Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
[x] Dracula - Bram Stoker
[x] The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
[x] Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
[x] Ulysses - James Joyce- I tried. It counts.
[x] The Inferno – Dante
[] Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
[] Germinal - Emile Zola
[x] Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
[] Possession - AS Byatt

Total: 5/10

[x] A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
[] Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
[] The Color Purple - Alice Walker
[] The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
[x] Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
[] A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
[x] Charlotte’s Web - EB White
[x] The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
[X] Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
[ ] The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

Total: 5/10

[] Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
[X] The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
[] The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
[] Watership Down - Richard Adams
[] A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
[] A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
[x] The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
[X] Hamlet - William Shakespeare
[X] Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
[x] Les Miserables - Victor Hug

Total 5/10

TOTAL: 65/98

1 comment:

mickey said...

you forgot the official guide to Walt Disney World.....I read the new one every year.....I am about 12/12.... :)