Monday, August 25, 2008

Top 100 Books to Read

Top 100 Books Meme
I received this Book Meme from Barbara who found it at Sara's of Much Ado About Something. The BBC began broadcasting this through 'The Big Read' in 2003. The National Endownment for the Arts in America estimates that the average adult has only read 6 of the books from this current list. As did Sara, and Barbara, I thought it would be fun to see how many I have read. If you want to take on this challenge, let me know and I will come and look at your scores.
1. ** those you have read **
2. Italicize those you intend to read
3. [Bracket] those you have viewed via movie, TV or theatre
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 **
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
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 Bernieres]
39 [Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur 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 - 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 **
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52Dune - 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 Stoke
73 **The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett**
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 **Ulysses - James Joyce**
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia 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 - 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 **
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 and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl **
100 [Les Miserables - Victor Hugo]

Score:
read: 28
plan to read: 11
have seen in production:28
Interesting! Thank goodness for advanced English literature class! I pray there isnt going to be a test!I need to get to reading!!

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