How many of these books have I read? I have read 10/100

Posted September 16, 2013 by Zeee in Features0 Comments

Apparently the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.  In 2009, I did this little survey and I have only read 9.  Let’s see if this has changed 4 years later.


1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read.
2) Add a ‘+’ to the ones you LOVE.
3) Star (*) those you plan on reading.
4) Tally your total at the bottom.
5) Put in a note with your total in the subject

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen  (I have this book but I just read a few chapters. does that count?)
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien (I have the Trilogy and just barely read one chapter. I mean, it’s a damned history book! Too boring for me…okay people will shoot me for this statement but…yeah I know the books are really better than the movies!)
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling x+ read this over and over and over!
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee *
6 The Bible (read the whole book of Genesis, started on Exodus and read parts of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (didn’t like the movie which made me not want to read the book)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwel x (finally!  I read this book…although it became a DNF but this is the first audiobook that I read!  I even blogged about it here)
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens * (okay got the book too but again didn’t read it! Saw the movie back in high school and I thought it was….too much)
11 Little Women – Louisa M. Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare * ( I’ve read Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, and part of the Tempest! I have a 1929 book of Shakespeare’s complete works!)
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger * (I want to read this now!)
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger 
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell +x (YES! YES! and YES! loved the book and the movie!)
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 * (awww it’s already in my reading list and I still haven’t gotten to it)
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll +x (Yes! This is a favorite!)
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame +x (Read it again and again.  Although I have only read the children’s illustrated version!)
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis x (Read it but I didn’t enjoy it)
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 x
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell * (Because I read 1984, I want to read this!)
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown x (I read it although I loved Angels and Demons better)
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 x (I read this years ago and to be honest, I can’t remember much of it!)
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 * (I saw the movie and it is AWESOME!  in my TBR list!)
52 Dune – Frank Herbert * (wanted to read this one! this is said to be awesome!)
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 (errkk don’t want to read it….)
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville *
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens * (loved the movie so I should read it!)
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker * (Started to read it but haven’t gotten around to finishing it)
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett +x (YES! loved it! it’s been a long time since I read it too!)
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 * (Surprisingly, I haven’t even read it)
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 * (wanted to read it but still haven’t, hubs has read it, though)
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 (I really don’t know.  I have mixed feelings after I read halfway through The Hunchback of Notre Dame)


After four years, I have only read a book from this list which even turned out to be a DNF!

So, how many have you read?


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