BBC's 100 books tag

No tag for too long. Interested folks can take this up!

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? I dug around couldn't find the info about that number 6. But here is the original post.

Instructions: Copy this. Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

  1. Pride and Prejudice - X
  2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - X
  3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - X (Long time ago. Don't remember!)
  4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - X
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - X (Absolute gem!)
  6. The Bible - / (parts of it counts?)
  7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - X (Ditto as the other Bronte's book)
  8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell - X (Cold shivers still run when I think about this one)
  9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - (Errr???)
  10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - X
  11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott -
  12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy -
  13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller - (Have it, haven't read it)
  14. Complete Works of Shakespeare - / (Many, not all)
  15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier -
  16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - X (Re-read it last month)
  17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk -
  18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger -  (Have it, haven't read it)
  19. The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - (Need to get hold of this one)
  20. Middlemarch - George Eliot -
  21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell - (The thickness puts me to sleep!)
  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 - X
  26. Brideshead Revisited -
  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 -
  31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - X
  32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens -X
  33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - X
  34. Emma - Jane Austen - X
  35. Persuasion - Jane Austen -
  36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis - X
  37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini - (Gifted the copy I had to a friend, never managed to read it after that)
  38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres -
  39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - (Another one on my to do list)
  40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne - (Does the cartoon count? :P)
  41. Animal Farm - George Orwell - X
  42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - X
  43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - (Started it, lost track. Need to get started again.)
  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 - (Another one on my to do list)
  50. Atonement - Ian McEwan - X
  51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel - X
  52. Dune - Frank Herbert - (Bought it a few months back. Still lying on the shelf. I hope so!)
  53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons -
  54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen -X
  55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth -
  56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon -
  57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens - X
  58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - (Should kill myself for having a copy since 2 years and not reading this.)
  59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon - (Curiosly not read it. I have a copy and its right next to me!)
  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 - (Want to read this. Especially after reading about the upcoming movie.)
  65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas - X
  66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac - X
  67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy -
  68. Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding - X (Can't find a copy anywhere!)
  69. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie – (I have several Rushdie books. Read only one!)
  70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville -
  71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens - X
  72. Dracula - Bram Stoker - X
  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 - X
  82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell -
  83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker -
  84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro - X
  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 -X
  90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton - (Don't remember, but I am almost certain I haven't)
  91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad -
  92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery - X
  93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks - X (I think so!)
  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 - X
  98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare - X
  99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - X
  100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo -

36, unless I miscounted. Long way to go. Long way to go!

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4 comments:

kartoos said...

BBC is almost right. I am just above the line. Though i see you read quite a lot of them. Let me know the best one you have read out of this. I would take it one at a time. And read The five people you meet in heaven. Loved it. Also little women if possible.

kartoos said...

you've read*

Rockus said...

@Kartoos: Thanks! I will check them out!
For starters I would suggest reading To Kill a Mocking Bird. Wonderful book. If you have read that, go for Life of Pi!

Guest said...

Only 27, though I didn't count seperate books in a series.  Several of those books I've seen the play or movie but I don't think that counts.  There are also a few  of those on my 'when I can afford it' list.

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