Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.

Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt. Tag 10 friends, plus me so I can see your responses!
 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 (all)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights 
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials trilogy – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa May 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 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien  
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
 19 The Time Travellers 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 Berniere 
 39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Willaim Golden 
 40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne 
 41 Animal Farm – George Orwell 
 42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabrial 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 Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood 
 49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
 50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
 51 Life of Pi - Yann Martell
 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’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 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson 
 74 Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson 
 75 Ulysses - James Joyce
 76 The Bell Jar - Sylivia 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 - Charles Mitchell
 83 The Colour 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 Exupery 
 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 & the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl 
 100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo


Of course this may not be quite fair of me, since I taught high school ESOL, and co-taught English in there too. :-) So several of these I read with my students for the first time. :-) 

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