. Celestina Carmen: BBC Book Meme

Thursday, April 2, 2009

BBC Book Meme

Found this at Carina's Craftblog.


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


Instructions (if you want to play): Look at the list and put an 'X' after those you have read once. Enter a number for the number of times you read something. (Make sure you delete my X's!) When you've finished put your total at the bottom.OK, fellow bookworms, let's fight dirty!

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen -

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien -x

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling -x (to many times to count)

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee -x2

6 The Bible - x (went to a private school, we were always reading the bible)

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte x (at least 3-4 times)

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell -

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens -

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott -x2

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 Faulk

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger x

19 The Time Traveller’s 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 -x

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame -

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens -

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis -x (at least 2)

34 Emma - Jane Austen

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis -x (at least 2)

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hossein

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne -

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell -

42 The Da Vinci Code -

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44 A Prayer for Owen Meany - 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

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 Zifon

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- x

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 Burnet

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses - James Joyce

76 The Inferno - Dante -

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

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker -x

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

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 -x2

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factoy - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo -

TOTAL :: 15 out of 100

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8 comments:

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

32!

Tina said...

32? ... That's really good. I'm slacking. There's a few on their I've been wanting to read. Maybe my totals will change.

Jodi Renshaw said...

16 --- I better get reading. But at least I am "above average".

icicle said...

51 -- geez, I need to get more!

Miss Fruitfly said...

I need to get to reading!

Lorraine said...

Sweet! I really like this meme: I'll have to turn it into a post. If you want to add a book to your booklist, I highly recommend Dickens' Bleak House. It's very Austin-esque for Dickens.

Julie Stenning said...

Only 6? Mine is at least 44. I know it is sad not to be sure, but I am 50 and some (not many) were read under sufferance at school!

craftyclaire said...

I've read 30 on the list, although some I know due to their film version/ televisation!! I didn't count them!

I'm in a book group and I've got 140 pages to read of Half of a Yellow Sun by tomorrow night!

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