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The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt.

Now I will confess that some of these are school related and HAD to reads but I still read them. :P

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
5) To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6) The Bible -- I've read parts of it
7) Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8) Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9) His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10) Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11) Little Women - Louisa M 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 Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger – I’m sorry. I know a lot of people love this book but I could not finish it no matter how hard I tried.
20) Middlemarch - George Eliot
21) Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22) The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23) The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
24) War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25) The Hitchhiker’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 Bernieres
39) Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40) Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
41) Animal Farm - George Orwell
42) The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown – Again I couldn’t finish it.
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 – OMG so many times when I was a kid that I wore out a copy.
47) Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48) The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49) Lord of the Flies - William Golding
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 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 Burnett
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 – Holiday tradition in my house
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 - E.B. White
88) The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89) Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – This would have been an excerpt if it hadn’t been mandatory in my Brit Lit class. UGH I really hate Sherlock Holmes.
90) The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91) Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92) The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery - and in French
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 and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100) Les Miserables - Victor Hugo – numerous times. It’s one of my favorites books.

Date: 2010-12-15 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You've never read any Jane Austen... I'm not sure I can deal with that. :P I'm giving you a pass though because you didn't finish Wuthering Heights like a sensible person.

Date: 2010-12-15 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Does it help that I've seen Jane Austen movies quite a few times? :P I just never got around to actually reading the books.

Wuthering Heights was a English class mandatory but even then I couldn't finish it and did Cliff Notes.

Date: 2010-12-15 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It helps a little, if you've seen Bride and Prejudice (the vaguely Bollywood version) you definitely pass.

Yeah, I sort of loathe Wuthering Heights the main characters are so.. horrible. To each other, to everyone else. They're vain and selfish and use people and.. I'm supposed to care about them? Or the people who let them use them.. and know they're being used? I couldn't finish it.

Date: 2010-12-15 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have seen the Bollywood version. :D I am a big fan of Bollywood and Chinese language films.

Date: 2010-12-15 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Okay we can be friends again, I love some of the random dancing and songs in Bride and Prejudice...

I just like foreign films. Shall we Dance is an all time favorite.. even tho I inexplicably prefer the English version.

Date: 2010-12-15 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmmmm. We've read most of the same things, tho there's one or two on there that I could add. Maybe I'll do this on my LJ...

Date: 2010-12-15 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love to read and I really love to read classics. Some of those books I wouldn't have read if not for some of my classes. Some of them I wouldn't have finished if not for my classes. *g*


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