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5 February 2010

Books, glorious books!



“He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.”

- Barrow



The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.

How do your reading habits stack up?





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

(x) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

(x) The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

(x) Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

(x) Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

( ) To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

( ) The Bible -

(x) Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

( ) Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

( ) His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

(x) Great Expectations - Charles Dickens



Total: 6



(x) Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

( ) Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

( ) Complete Works of Shakespeare

( ) Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

(x) The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

( ) Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk

(x) Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

( ) The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

(x) Middlemarch - George Eliot

( ) Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell



Total: 10



(x) The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

(x) Bleak House - Charles Dickens

( ) War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

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

( ) Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

( ) Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

( ) Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

(x) Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

(x) The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

( ) Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy



Total: 14



(x) David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

(x) Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

(x) Emma-Jane Austen

(x) Persuasion - Jane Austen

(x) The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

( ) The Kite Runner - Khaled Hossein

( ) Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

( ) Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

(x) Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

(x) Animal Farm - George Orwell



Total: 21



(x) The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

( ) One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

( ) A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

( ) The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

( ) Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

( ) Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

( ) The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

( ) Lord of the Flies - William Golding

( ) Atonement - Ian McEwan

(x) Life of Pi - Yann Martel



Total: 23



( ) 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

( ) A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

(x) Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

(x) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon

( ) Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

( ) Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck



Total: 27



( ) Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

( ) The Secret History - Donna Tartt

( ) The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

( ) Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

( ) On The Road - Jack Kerouac

(x) Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

(x) Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding

( ) Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie

(x) Moby Dick - Herman Melville

(x) Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens



Total: 31



( ) Dracula - Bram Stoker

( ) The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

( ) Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

( ) Ulysses - James Joyce

( ) The Inferno – Dante

( ) Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

( ) Germinal - Emile Zola

(x) Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

( ) Possession - AS Byatt

(x) A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens



Total: 33



( ) Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

( ) The Color Purple - Alice Walker

( ) The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

( ) Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

( ) A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

( ) 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

(x) Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad



Total: 35



(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

( ) The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

(x) Hamlet - William Shakespeare

(x) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

( ) Les Miserables - Victor Hugo



TOTAL: 38


I tag anyone who is fond of reading :)




2 comments:

  1. Wow 38 is impressive! I've only read 14 of those. It is such a good list, makes me want to go buy lots of books.

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  2. I have a degree in English lit, that's why I have read 38 :) Still a few to go though... ;)

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