stolen meme

Oct. 6th, 2010 12:06 pm
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i'm copying shola.

The BBC believes that out of the following 100 classics, most people will only have read an average of six. Bold the ones you've read, italicize those you've dabbled with (read a portion/watched a film rendition/read an abridged version).




1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien saw all 3 movies.
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling have seen all movies to date. waiting to start the books after the last movie is out.
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee loved this book.
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman ** i'm curious about this. i heard good things.
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott half bolded because i have read it, but don't really remember it. and i saw the movie with winona ryder.
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare half bolded again since i've read a lot but not all. i used to know the apothecary speech from romeo and juliet by heart.
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger am i the only person who hated this book? i need to read it again. one day.
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger saw the movie. dug it.
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell saw the movie, owned the book but never read it.
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams ** i would like to read this.
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll loved the disney movie. would love to read the book.
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame omg i want to read this again. like right now.
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 saw the movie.
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden ** i own it. still haven't read it.
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne saw the disney movie. i should look for the book.
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown intense. very good.
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 i had other books in the series too. loved anne of green gablees the best!
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding read it in HS. gave me weird juju feelings.
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 saw the movie, read half of the book and forgot to finish.
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 of course.
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding movie
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 LOVE!
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 movie, various versions. never read the book.
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker movie.
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 LOVE!!
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom it was pretty good but a little cheesball. got me all verklempt.
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 as with the narnia books, shouldn't this be included under "complete works" of shakespeare?
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
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