Banned Books Week - September 24 - 30

Friday, August 7, 2009

Have you read 6 of these books?

I borrowed this from Ryan's blog Wordsmithonia

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

Instructions: Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (X)

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (X)

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (X)

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (X) (except the last one)

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee ()

6 The Bible (X)

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (X)

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell ()

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman ()

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens ()

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (X)

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy ()

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller ()

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare ()

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (X)

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (X)

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk ()

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger ()

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (/) (half X ...am reading now)

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot ()

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (X)

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald (X)

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens ()

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy ()

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams ()

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky ()

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck ()

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (X)

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (X)

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy ()

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens ()

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (X)

34 Emma-Jane Austen ()

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen (X)

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (X)

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hossein ()

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres ()

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (X)

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne (X)

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell ()

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (X)

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 (X)

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan ()

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel (X)

52 Dune - Frank Herbert ()

53 Cold Comfort Farm ()

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 - 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 (X)

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding (X)

69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie ()

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville (X)

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens ()

72 Dracula - Bram Stoker (X)

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett ()

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson ()

75 Ulysses - James Joyce ()

76 The Inferno – Dante (X)

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 (X) (but, of course!)

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 (X)

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 (X)

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery ()

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks ()

94 Watership Down - Richard Adams (X)

95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole (X) (blah!)

96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute ()

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas ()

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare (X)

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl (X)

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo ()

I got 34, which is somewhat more than what the BBC thought, but The Book Addict should have read many more...for shame! I own most of these books. Now, just to get around to actually reading them all! *sets mouth in a determined line*

11 comments:

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  1. I have a lot of catching up to do.

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  2. I did pretty well at 61, but there are some dupes--Hamlet and complete Shakespeare, Narnia and Lion, Witch, Wardrobe, etc.

    Some are read so long ago they barely count :)

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  3. Yeah, that was kind of silly! They could have had two other completely different books on the list in their place. Oh, well!

    Yeah, some of mine were old reads too =)

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  4. Great blog Michelle! I love lists! Particularly lists about books! I read 68 of the books on the list... most years and years ago, of course. Have to get to the rest someday soon.
    Angie M.

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  5. Wow Angie! 68!!! Pretty impressive! Thanks for checking out my blog =)

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  6. I've read 54. I'm in the 60's if you count the books I did not finish. Great list.

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  7. I only made 33!
    For a cross cultural perspective would you be interested in the First TuesdayBook Club website in Australia? Please disregard if I am being a niusance (smiles).

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  8. Vic...great job!

    Nigel...I'm interested. Could you explain a bit more about it? What's involved, how it works, etc.? Thanks!

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  9. I read 33 of the books, mostly in high school in advanced placement English, but still that's not bad. Some of the books on the list I actually do want to read, but I'm so busy reading new fiction that the classics get swept under the rug :(

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  10. Hello Book Addict,

    The First Tuesday Book Club is televised on ABC T.V. in Australia in an effort to get more people to read and features two books every month which the audience follows along with invited guests such as authors, poets, actors, artists and celebrities etc.

    I was hoping the underlined link on the word book in my comments previous would take you to their website?

    I mentioned it here for you because I believe Australia and the United States share a literary tradition, which I hope would provide a curious perspective and some networking from this side of the Pacific.
    Does that make sense? (smiles).

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  11. Nigel,

    I looked at the website, but I wasn't sure if I could just join in or what? I'll definitely get back over there and interact.

    Thanks =)

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