How Many Have I Read?

I saw this on Facebook, and while I’m not sure of the list, I reproduced it here. I think that an American list might have a few more books, like The Call of the Wild or White Fang on it. It’s definitely a Western survey as the Koran and Torah aren’t listed. No Heinlein, and a modern list might have Ender’s Game on there as well. Perhaps even The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Anyway, there are a few on here I think I might tackle, like Of Mice and men.

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 only an excerpt.
  • Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so I can see your responses!

I followed a friend’s note and used Xs. I’ve read 38 of these. Or recall having to read them.

  1.     Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  2.     The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien     
  3. X  Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  4. x  Harry Potter series – JK Rowling      
  5. x  To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  6.     The Bible       
  7. x  Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte      
  8. x  Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell      
  9.     His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman (all 3)    
  10. x  Great Expectations – Charles Dickens     
  11.     Little Women – Louisa M Alcott    
  12.     Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy    
  13. x   Catch 22 – Joseph Heller     
  14. x   Complete Works of Shakespeare – I bought this one year in college. I think I read them all, but hard to be sure.    
  15.      Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  16. x   The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  17.      Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk    
  18. x   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. x   The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald     
  23.      Bleak House – Charles Dickens    
  24. x   War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy – In progress now, part IV
  25. x   The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams     
  26.      Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh    
  27. x   Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky     
  28. x   Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeckx    
  29. x   Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll     
  30.      The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame    
  31.      Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy    
  32.      David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  33. x   Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis     
  34.      Emma -Jane Austen    
  35.      Persuasion – Jane Austen
  36. x   The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis     
  37.      The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini    
  38.      Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres    
  39. x   Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  40. x   Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
  41. x   Animal Farm – George Orwell
  42. x   The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown     
  43.       One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez    
  44. x    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. x    Lord of the Flies – William Golding     
  50.       Atonement – Ian McEwan    
  51.       Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  52. x    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 Zafonx   
  57.       A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens    
  58. x    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. x    Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas     
  66.       On The Road – Jack Kerouac    
  67.       Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy    
  68. x    Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding     
  69.       Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdiex   
  70. x    Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  71. x    Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens     
  72. x    Dracula – Bram Stoker     
  73.       The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett    
  74.       Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson    
  75. x    Ulysses – James Joyce 
  76. x    The Inferno – Dante     
  77.       Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome    
  78.       Germinal – Emile Zola    
  79.       Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray    
  80.       Possession – AS Byatt
  81. x    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. x    Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White     
  88.       The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom    
  89. x    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. x    Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  99. x    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl     
  100.       Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

About way0utwest

Editor, SQLServerCentral
This entry was posted in Blog and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.