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BBC Meme: How Many of These 100 Books Have YOU Read?

What Are You Reading Now?

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1richardderus
Apr 5, 2009, 12:44pm Top

aquascum of the German language LT loosed this list on the English threads, and I can't resist passing it on. Please copy and paste your bolded books read, italicized books not completed, and then sum up with a head count, so to speak. What does the list say about your reading habits?

Who's first?

The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here:

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

2momom248
Apr 5, 2009, 12:53pm Top

Oh wow I feel inferior as I've only read 14 of the above. I have several of them in my TBR so plan on reading.

ok Richard I can't figure out how to bold my selections on this list. I'm not that computer savvy. Thanks for this post--very interesting and I must start reading many of these selections.

3SqueakyChu
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 1:08pm Top

26 finished
1 not finished (The Lovely Bones)

Didn't want to copy the whole list!

ETA:

What does the list say about your reading habits?

I've read more books that others have also read than I would have thought! Over a quarter of that list? That's a lot!

4DeltaQueen50
Apr 5, 2009, 1:04pm Top

Sorry I am also a computer dunce! I have read 28 of the above and another two are in my TBR pile. One of my next year goals is to read more of the classics that I have missed over the years.

5Teazle
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 1:23pm Top

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 - read first 3
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible - read parts
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 - read 7 or 8, seen more on stage.
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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 -

I'm impressed that I've read 48! I've 'touchstoned' the ones I've read. (Couldn't get the touchstones for Chronicles of Narnia or One Hundred Years of Solitude to work, but I have read those as well.)

6mckait
Apr 5, 2009, 1:20pm Top

38... cooking and can't post list right now...... :)

7AHS-Wolfy
Edited: Sep 18, 2009, 5:42am Top

Only 15 for me *hides in shame* Though there are a few more included in my TBR pile with a couple more that will probably be added there as well.

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
33 Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

I've previously been fairly complacent with sticking to the SF&F genres though I'm attempting to branch out a bit more. That's one of the reasons for joining the 999 challenge this year.

8rebeccanyc
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 1:46pm Top

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9kidzdoc
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 1:57pm Top

Here is my list:

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

6 The Bible
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (reading now)


37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad



Books read: 24
Books currently being read: 2


Books I currently own but haven't started or finished: 8



10LadyViolet
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 1:52pm Top

Right i'm perhaps cheating slightly as I'm counting books that i own but have not got round to reading... yet it's on my to-do list.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (owned - not read)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (owned - not read)
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen (owned - not read)
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen (owned - not read)
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (how odd this is here and #33)
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
52 Dune - Frank Herbert (owned - not read)
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (owned - not read)
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

so that's 18 in total but only 13 read - not too shabby considering my age but maybe i'll get through more of them in the future.

*edit* omg i actually got the bold coding to work!!! maybe there is some techno skills in me yet!

11mckait
Edited: Apr 6, 2009, 5:35am Top

bold stop? not working... wth?

1/1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2/2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3/3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4/4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

5/7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
6/8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

7/10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
8/11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

9/13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
10/14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
11/15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
12/16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

13/18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
14/19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

15/21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
16/22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

17/24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
18/25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

19/29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
20/30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
21/31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
22/32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
23/33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
24/34 Emma - Jane Austen

25/36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
26/37 The Kite Runner - Khaled
27/39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
28/40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
29/41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
30/42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
31/44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
32/45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
33/46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

34/49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

35/52 Dune - Frank Herbert

36/54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

37/57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
38/58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

12aviddiva
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 2:37pm Top

Sorry I'm not good with html, but here are my lists:

Read and completed: (45)

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
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
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
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
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
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


Read portions but have not completed: (14)

6 The Bible
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others... -- I've read quite a few completely, but not all does that mean this should go in the "REad" column?
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (same as Shakespeare -- I haven't read all the stories, but have read many)
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare (I've seen the whole thing performed -- does that count?

13frithuswith
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 2:40pm Top

</b>
I'm mostly doing this out of a need to kill the ever-open bold tag. I've only left in the ones I've read. But this is clearly a slightly dodgy list, as we have things like the complete works of Shakespeare and then Hamlet further down, and the Chronicles of Narnia followed shortly by The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe... But anyway. I did surprisingly (to me!) well out of it. 56 read and four partially read. I feel like this mostly says that I'm British and have read quite a few of the "standard classics"!

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
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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
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
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
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
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

14lkernagh
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 2:35pm Top

This was fun! Below is my list of books read:

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

So that makes 25 read out of 100 listed, which I am quite happy with.

What does it say about my reading habits? Varied in content and not surprising, above BBC's idea of what is considered the norm.

15Persevoni
Apr 5, 2009, 2:36pm Top

Well I thought I had read a lot but only manages 12 of the books although I have read other titles by some of the authors. Does this count?

16Persevoni
Apr 5, 2009, 2:43pm Top

JUST READ THROUGH THE LIST AGAIN AND FOURN FIVE MORE THAT i HAVE READ SO FEEL A BIT BETTER

17rebeccanyc
Apr 5, 2009, 3:03pm Top

This is a strange list, as there are books on it I'm proud NOT to have read, like The DaVinci Code and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. That said, a list of the ones I've read, with italics for ones I've read part of.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
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
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

If I counted right, that adds up to 52 read and 3 partially read. Many of these books I read decades ago and don't remember very well, and there are others I was surprised to realize I've never read. But I repeat that it's a strange mixture of books.

18AMQS
Edited: Aug 6, 2010, 12:00am Top

Bold are books I've read, italics are books I own, and WILL read. There are others on this list I don't own, but plan to read.

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
(I've read some of 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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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

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
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 Stoker
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


If I counted right, I've read 33 books on this list (some for school way back when...) and another 23 I own.

19kabrahamson
Apr 5, 2009, 3:22pm Top

Let's see...

43 read, 5 waiting patiently in my TBR pile. Poor Les Miserables has been waiting very, very patiently. Several years at least. Hopefully this summer I'll have time to give it the attention it deserves.

20LouisBranning
Apr 5, 2009, 3:27pm Top

I thought it was a pretty squirrely list too, but I've read 58 of them.

21tiffin
Edited: Apr 8, 2009, 5:31pm Top

The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here:

How do your reading habits stack up? bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish


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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger {NEVER WILL READ THIS}
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 (in progress)
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
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
{*blush* yes, I read this...and bought it in hardcover too...last time I'm getting sucked in by hype}
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
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

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold {NEVER WILL READ THIS}
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 Stoker
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 {I think I've read this...not quite certain}
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 {don't think I'll read this one}
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute {will check this out one day}
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


I've read 81 of them, Richard. Maybe 82...can't remember about the Enid Blyton.

22mckait
Apr 5, 2009, 3:36pm Top

Thanks for killing the bold, liz!

23karenmarie
Apr 5, 2009, 3:46pm Top

I've read 45 of them. Read most of Narnia but couldn't count it. Started 5 or so.

24LadyViolet
Apr 5, 2009, 3:50pm Top

*blushes* I think the endless bold might have been my fault. Apparently i am still technologically inept :( sorry guys.

25Moomin2009
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 3:56pm Top

This is slightly experimental as I don't know how to do bold/italics but we'll see how it goes...

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - not yet but I own it and it's on my list!
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 (a LONG time ago)
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - not yet (again) but I do have it on my list.
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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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 - again I own this, it's on the list.
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck - I *think* so, but I can't remember...
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
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
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
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 - another one on the list...
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 Stoker
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 - and I own this too.
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

So 32 read, 5 begun and a few more that I own and are on the TBR pile but I haven't read yet. I don't think that's too bad.

The list confuses me though. Why all of the Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, Faraway Tree and Chronicles of Narnia as one? Why, if the Chronicles of Narnia are one there, does The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe get its own? And I always find the inclusion of Shakespeare odd - they're plays, surely they're meant to be seen?

26jfetting
Edited: Nov 22, 2009, 9:03pm Top

1 Pride and Prejudice
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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

77 read

27bell7
Edited: Oct 8, 2010, 10:50am Top

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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

As of Nov. 12 - I've read 44. Re: my reading habits, I guess it would show I'm rather varied in my tastes from children's lit to classics. Also, that I'm a compulsive book list nut and will go back to various lists just to check off a title here and there (the first time I did this I had read 37).

28Storeetllr
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 4:20pm Top

Hmm, only 30 33 for me. Not great, but not too shabby either.

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 (most of it)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
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
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

Edited to correct total. Apparently I cannot add today.

29richardderus
Apr 5, 2009, 4:21pm Top

rebeccanyc & LouisBranning, I completely agree that this is a weird assortment of titles...why, for example, is The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe listed separately from The Chronicles of Narnia?...but it's just another one of those oddball book-memes I run across and can't resist perpetuating.

Hi Tui!

My list:

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

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
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

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

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
52 Dune - Frank Herbert

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
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
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
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

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
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

30msf59
Apr 5, 2009, 4:27pm Top

I thought I was going to do a bit better but ended up with 37 read and I own at least 6 or 7 that I have not attempted.

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
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
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
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
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

Thanks for doing this Richard. A pleasing way to spend on a rainy chilly day in the midwest!

31FicusFan
Apr 5, 2009, 4:28pm Top


It looks like most of the books are classics that you read in school, and then some trendy books.

Books I have read (completed): 41

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
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
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

Series I have started but not completed: 4

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
6 The Bible
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

Books I own, but have not read yet: 15

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

Books I don't own and haven't read 40

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
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
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
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
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
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

32sanja
Apr 5, 2009, 4:59pm Top

These messages are entirely too long for me, so I'm just going to leave the books I've read:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (reading right now)
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (in French!)
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

I count 35. Several others I own or plan to read, but only 35 out of 100 read.

33koalamom
Apr 5, 2009, 4:55pm Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame-will soon
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

I was surprised. I have actually read all the ones listed here (except for the one in italics which I plan to read for my 999 Challenge) - at some point in my life - read 43 out of the 100 - though I do think that 36 is really part of 33, so did they mean have read the entire series for 33, which I have. I have also read all the the books after Anne of Green Gables too.

I'm doing better than I thought!

34Morphidae
Apr 5, 2009, 5:17pm Top

Read 39:

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
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Currently Reading:
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

Gave up on:
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

35snash
Apr 5, 2009, 5:24pm Top

Let's see how well I've done on this list. Those I've read are:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
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
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
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
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

I count 41. I'm okay with that. A few I plan to read and a few others I have no intention of reading.

36thekoolaidmom
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 5:40pm Top

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 all but the last one.
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible Yes, I can actually say I have read the whole book, it was required for my degree :-) But I'd also like to read the other major religions holy books, as well.
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 - read some, but not others... I doubt very many people can say they've read the COMPLETE WORKS of William Shakespeare.
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

I have read a total of 37, a few of those more than once, and I own 22 that I haven't gotten to yet but are on Mt. TBR. As you can see, though, I'm not one for partial reads. I usually finish it if I start it. I am currently in Emma, and have Deathly Hollows to go in the HP series.

37Tid
Apr 5, 2009, 5:31pm Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (aaargh never again!)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
6 The Bible (parts)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (not finished!)
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh (or was it the TV series...?)
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
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
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
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
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
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

Actually, a reading childhood accounts for a third of my list! Some of the omissions make me feel a bit ashamed while others (Harry Potter, Da Vinci Code) I have no intention of opening.

(And what is the BBC doing using a synthetic unscientific non-word like "meme"? Mr Darwin will be spinning in his centenary grave).

38lilisin
Apr 5, 2009, 5:48pm Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - have read quite a few
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

28 books off of this list.

39jayde1599
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 6:04pm Top


2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible - paryial
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy - Reading Now
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

38 read or half-read

40maryqueenofscotts
Apr 5, 2009, 6:02pm Top

I've read 29 of the books and never finished 10 of them. At least I have finished more than not finished. What is really sad is I have seen 37 of these in their movie form!

41elliepotten
Apr 5, 2009, 6:23pm Top

I've read 37 and have started but not finished 7 - wow, better than I thought then! Some are amongst my all-time favourites (Harry Potter, The Shadow of the Wind, The Secret History) and I hated a couple - Alice in Wonderland and Catcher in the Rye, I mean you. Among the ones I never finished are Nineteen Eighty-Four, Emma and Dracula. They're all standing by for a second try though!

Thanks Richard, nice thread!

42IaaS
Apr 5, 2009, 6:28pm Top

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43IaaS
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 6:47pm Top

I counted this 52 from the list

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
6 The Bible
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
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
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
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
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
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 Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
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

36: thekoolaidmom, how do you get blue, fat and cursiv into here.

And about the bible, I have not read every chapter, I took a bible-cource once too know what it was about.

44cindysprocket
Apr 5, 2009, 6:56pm Top

I've read 15 books on the list and most of them were during high school or many years ago. I own 20 others that have yet to be read. I should read those before going to the library or buying more.

45lamplight
Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 7:26pm Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen *
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte *
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee *
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte *
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell *
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens *
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott *
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others... *
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier *
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot *
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald *
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens*
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck *
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens *
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis *
34 Emma - Jane Austen *
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe *
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini *
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden *
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell *
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez*
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery *
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood *
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding *
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan *
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel *
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons *
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen *
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon *
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold *
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens *
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens *
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry*
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White *
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare *

I've read 35. There are several that I have read excerpts from or seen the movie (!). I've read quite a bit of the Bible, but I'm not sure if it's the whole thing or not.

46fredbacon
Apr 5, 2009, 8:34pm Top

Well, let's see, I've read 28 of them. Some of them more than once.

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

And I have read some of the following seven

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Partially read would be eight if you count all the parts of the bible that were read at me as a child. My parents started reading the bible to us every night when I was young. They got part way into Genesis when they realized that it wasn't suitable children's literature.

It's a very odd assortment of books. I haven't heard of some of them. Others I would never read if you put a gun to my head. I'm embarrassed to admit that I've read some on that list. It seems to be a list of the "Top 100 books whose names I could remember" because it certainly isn't a list of great books, or popular books, or famous books, or important books.

47dchaikin
Apr 5, 2009, 8:58pm Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

I count 25, many date from high school or earlier. I've also read parts of the Bible (Old Testament).

48MissTeacher
Apr 5, 2009, 9:22pm Top

I Have Read:
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I have read some of, or own and will read:
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

Not too bad, considering pretty much all the British literature had to be deleted. Take that, BBC!

49alcottacre
Apr 5, 2009, 10:30pm Top

Here is mine:

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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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 - I am reading this with the group read for this year
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 - In with #33
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 - I attempted this one a number of years ago and did not care for it, so I will have to give it another go
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
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
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 Stoker
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 - currently reading and it is terrific!
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 - The first book I ever purchased for myself, and I still have my original copy!
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 Isn't this one in the Complete Works?
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

30 unread, 2 currently reading, 68 read

50queen_ypolita
Apr 6, 2009, 3:13am Top

Bold for books read, italics for not completed.

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 Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

Totals (if I counted correctly) 52 read, 2 partly read

51CatyM
Edited: Apr 6, 2009, 9:11am Top

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 (I have a copy in my TBR stack)
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (I finished this one yesterday!)
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy (I read parts of this in English at school, but have never got round to the whole thing)
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (Copy in my TBR)
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (Probably read about six or eight plays, plus the sonnets.)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (Copy in my TBR)
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 (In progress for about the fourth attempt)
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 (Read some of them)
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres (Copy in my TBR)
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 (Copy in my TBR)
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood (Copy in my TBR)
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan (Copy in my TBR)
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 (Copy in my TBR)
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 (Gave up on it last year - must try again some time)
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 (At least, I *think* I finished it. I definitely started it.)
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy (Copy in my TBR)
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie (Copy in my TBR)
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville (Copy in my TBR)
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
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 (Copy in my TBR)
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 (Must have another go at this one again, too. It was quite good, so I can't imagine why I never made it to the end.)
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (Copy in my TBR)
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 (The whole thing in English, but only half of it in French.)
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


I make that 33 read, 7 part-read and 13 of which I have copies on the shelf but which I haven't yet got to.

ETA - Make that 34 read. I missed one.

52koalamom
Apr 6, 2009, 8:37am Top

looks like you got us all thinking there, richard!

53richardderus
Apr 6, 2009, 9:32am Top

Yeah, k-mom, isn't that the best thing...thinking about books?!

54jhowell
Apr 6, 2009, 11:25am Top

I am too lazy to post my whole list, but I have read 59. I wonder what did they say was the purpose of the list? Most commonly read books, I am guessing.

55dchaikin
Apr 6, 2009, 11:40am Top

#54 - I was wondering the same thing. I think it's supposed to be 100 books that most define the average (English?, British? BBC Listening?) reader.

56vivienbrenda
Apr 6, 2009, 1:33pm Top

I've read 55 of the books on that list. But then again, I've lived a long, long time. So I've had lots of time to collect titles.

Who compiled this list? Books that would be considered just interesting Five People you Meet in Heaven for example on the same list as Crime and Punishment. It didn't make any sense.

57chellerystick
Apr 6, 2009, 2:04pm Top

I have seen several versions of this list going around, all with the claim about the BBC saying most people have read 6%. I don't know where the six books number comes from, but as far as I can tell, the lists evolved from the "best-loved" books survey from the BBC's "Big Read" project (list is at http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/bigread/top100.shtml ). Note that best-loved novel in 2003 means a) no nonfiction b) nothing after 2003 c) presumably more British tastes and d) weighted towards stuff many people have read--i.e. "classics" and more children's and genre lit than you'd see on an academic list.

58FionaRobynIngram
Apr 6, 2009, 2:20pm Top

Not Completed
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (series seemed to change halfway)
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (found so boring)

Not read
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

I am proud to say I've read all the rest and re-read some of my favourites regularly. Thanks for putting up such a great list!

59mlfhlibrarian
Apr 6, 2009, 2:57pm Top

Read 56, not completed 10.
I am English and have a degree in EngLit, specialising in Victorian novel - no prizes for guessing which titles are in my 'have read' list!
Unfortunately my list wouldn't copy with the bold/italic editing.

60jnwelch
Apr 6, 2009, 3:56pm Top

More than 3/4 of them. It pays to be an old guy. :-)

61rocketjk
Edited: Apr 6, 2009, 5:19pm Top

33 1/2 for me, as I have never spent much time with the New Testament. But I'm not sure I agree in all cases with whoever put this list together. For example, I'm very glad to have spent my time reading Lord Jim and The Sun Also Rises rather than the Five People You Meet in Heaven. And why am I proud to have read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, as fun as it was, when, to my embarrassment, I've yet to read Richard Wright's Native Son? Guess I'm taking it all too seriously.

Anyway, here are the books on the list I've read.

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible (Old Testament)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
34 Emma - Jane Austen
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

62whymaggiemay
Edited: Mar 15, 2010, 6:33pm Top

Those I've Read:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read 10 plays, a few sonnets, nothing else
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
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
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- read a few
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare – shouldn’t this be within the collected works?


Those on Mt. TBR:

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole


Updated to move three from TBR pile to "Read" pile.

63dgiovin
Apr 6, 2009, 9:54pm Top

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (partial)
6 The Bible (partial)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (partial)
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (partial)
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

22 total, and I enjoyed all of them except The Bible, Catcher in the Rye, The Da Vinci Code, and The Color Purple.

64emaestra
Apr 6, 2009, 10:20pm Top

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible (ok, only parts)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
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
34 Emma - Jane Austen
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

51 read, not nearly as many as might be expected from an English teacher.

65fabtk
Apr 7, 2009, 5:15am Top

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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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

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
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
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 Stoker
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

69 read in total, plus a bit of the Bible and Shakespeare.

66koalamom
Apr 7, 2009, 8:53am Top

What is it about lists like this that attracts people?

67lilisin
Apr 7, 2009, 2:21pm Top

Personally? I was bored. Good enough of an excuse? ;)

68jmaloney17
Apr 7, 2009, 3:02pm Top

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69jmaloney17
Apr 7, 2009, 3:03pm Top

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 -- Read most of it
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell Read about half
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare--Read most of the plays
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Read 35
partially read 3
There are a few I didn't mark because I am second guessing myself on if I read the book or just watched the movie.

70MissTeacher
Apr 7, 2009, 6:55pm Top

I think we as readers like to see how we stack up against other readers, or to see how we stack up against ourselves (to put it less competitively). I think many people have felt a pressure at one time or another to read "the great ones", and are measuring their accomplishments against what another entity considers "great".

Wow, that explanation really takes all the passion out of it, no? You'll have to excuse me--they've upped my medication and I think a side-effect is brutal unabashed honesty.

71koalamom
Apr 7, 2009, 7:08pm Top

67 - being bored works for me

I also was interested in seeing just what I had read - I don't usually fare as well as I did

72lkernagh
Apr 7, 2009, 10:45pm Top

70 & 71 - I agree. When there are only 100 books listed it is safe to say that there will exist avid readers that have never read any of the books listed! As the saying goes, "So many books, so little time". The list for me was fun, but will in no way impact my reading habits!

73Mr.Durick
Edited: Apr 7, 2009, 11:13pm Top

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 -- I have the first volume in Latin
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 -- I have it to read
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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 -- I have it on a wish list
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 -- to be read before I die
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 -- I have it. I have read the first line.
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
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 -- saw the movie
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins -- I've read one Wilkie Collins, but I don't remember which
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy. -- all of Hardy is to be read
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood -- I may have read it all; I saw the movie on teevee
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan -- I think I have this, but I don't know whether I will ever read it.
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons -- I saw the movie
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 -- When the new translation came out a decade or two ago I got this, and I still have it to read
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac -- and I plan to read it again
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy -- to be read
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie -- I have it and don't know whether I will read it.
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett -- I saw the movie
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce -- I have a whole project I'm lining up for rereading this
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 -- saw the movie
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert -- I think I read it in French which means I am clueless about it
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 I may have read them all
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad -- to be read
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 -- maybe I read it
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I've read 39 and have 9 to get back to.

Robert

74brlb21
Apr 7, 2009, 11:43pm Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy - quite possible the worst book ever by the way.
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
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
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - why does it count twice?
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

30 (if I can count right), and too many others I have started, but never finished unfortunately.

75Storeetllr
Apr 8, 2009, 12:10am Top

#66 I think I have a touch of OCD and absolutely adore lists. I could make lists all day long, if I didn't discipline myself. I could also read all day long too. And take long naps. And ...

Oops, I feel another list coming on! :)

76januaryw
Apr 8, 2009, 12:18am Top

This list is kind of funny. I was reading down the list saying yeah, classic, great one... The Lovely Bone??? What the frick?? The Bible, but no other holy texts? The Da Vinci Code?? Oh, now I KNOW you are frinking kidding!!!

I have read 30 members of the list and finished 25 of the 30.

77kabrahamson
Apr 8, 2009, 1:56am Top

This whole thread is reminding me of those lines from Emma: "Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through -- and very good lists they were -- very well chosen and very neatly arranged -- sometimes alphabetically and sometimes by some other rule. The list she drew up when only fourteen -- I remember thinking it did her judgment so much credit that I preserved it some time; and I dare say she may have made out a very good list now."

Reading lists: satisfying the OCD tendencies of bibliophiles everywhere since the 1800's.

78Travis1259
Apr 8, 2009, 3:50pm Top

49 read, mostly classics.

79greeneyed_ives
Apr 8, 2009, 4:58pm Top

Books I've Read:
1/1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2/4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
3/5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
4/7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
5/10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6/12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
7/16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
8/18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
9/21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
10/22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
11/28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
12/36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
13/39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
14/41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
15/42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
16/43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
17/44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
18/49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
19/50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
20/51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
21/57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
22/68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
23/87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
24/91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
25/98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
26/99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

I've read 26, and have 8 on my TBR pile. Kind of fun to see how I stacked up against it...

80shinyone
Apr 8, 2009, 8:06pm Top

I've read 61 of them:

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
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
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
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

81jnwelch
Apr 9, 2009, 4:32pm Top

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

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 - read some, but not others...

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

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
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

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

48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

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

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

If I counted right, that's 72.

82JolieLouise
Edited: Apr 9, 2009, 10:12pm Top

1/3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
2/5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
3/6 The Bible
4/8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
5/12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
6/18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
7/19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
8/41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
9/56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
10/58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
11/59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
12/61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
13/62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
14/63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
15/64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
16/67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
17/68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
18/76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
19/81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
20/84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
21/91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
22/98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

- I have read 22 for sure (I actually think I read a couple more in high school but am not positive). I loved To Kill a Mockingbird, Nineteen Eighty Four, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Animal Farm, Brave New World, Lolita, The Secret History, Jude the Obscure, and The Remains of the Day.
- And I am oh so proud to admit to having read Bridget Jones's Diary! :P

- I really was not all that fond of Catcher in the Rye and The Shadow of the Wind.

- And I own 11 (plus about 10 others that I didn't feel like verifying) more that are waiting to be read.
1/13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
2/14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
3/15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
4/30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
5/32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
6/37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
7/39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
8/44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
9/51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
10/85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
11/100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

83thisismebecca
Apr 10, 2009, 12:27am Top

The ones I have read are...

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (i tried but did not like it enough to finish it)
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

That makes 19.

84elliepotten
Edited: Apr 10, 2009, 6:21pm Top

As of right this very moment:

READ:
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 (brilliant!)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (hated it...)
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (what was he on?)
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (no snobbery here - I loved it!)
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons (very amusing)
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (absolutely brilliant)
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt (one of my favourites)
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (something different, done well)
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath (didn't like it as much as expected)
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker (didn't give me a good feeling)
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White (too young to remember much though!)
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

PARTIALLY READ:
6 The Bible
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
34 Emma - Jane Austen (merely a case of bad timing)
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
75 Ulysses - James Joyce (needed a bottle of absinthe to help)

OWN BUT HAVEN'T READ:
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

85cosmicweed
Apr 12, 2009, 3:08am Top

Books I've read:

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
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
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

That makes 21. But why The chronicles of Narnia and then The lion, the witch and the wardrobe?

And there are 12 others that I've started reading but not finished yet.

86MissTeacher
Apr 12, 2009, 6:33pm Top

I was wondering the same thing wind flower. Why The Complete Works of Shakespeare, but then Hamlet?

87kidzdoc
Apr 12, 2009, 7:17pm Top

I just read that this list comes from a poll conducted through the World Book Day web site. Visitors were asked which 10 books they could not live without, and 2000 people took part. The Guardian has an article about the poll, which includes a link at the bottom of the article to the 100 books:

Pride and Prejudice the most precious as modern readers turn over an old leaf

88cameling
Edited: Apr 12, 2009, 8:35pm Top

Woah... I've only read 60. I hadn't realized how many I haven't yet read .... but here's my lot:

bold not working ... so I'm touchstoning.

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (I watched the movie)
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald (I watched the movie)
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 (I did watch the movie though)
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
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres (Another movie that I watched)
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
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 (I think I watched the movie too - Michael Caine)
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 (another movie, I'm afraid)
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
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. (I deserve a medal for actually finishing this!)
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens I even read the graphic novel version with Scrooge McDuck and Huey, Duey and Luey. haha)
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker (I watched the 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
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 (how does one read this and not weep?)
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 (wouldn't this be covered in #14?)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

89dchaikin
Apr 13, 2009, 12:02am Top

#87 Thanks Kidzdoc! The list makes much more sense now.

90callen610
Apr 13, 2009, 7:21am Top


(I read 32)

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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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 (sort of...just the first one...)
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (how is this different than #33??)
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
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
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 Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson (Yeah! Bryson is on here!)
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
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Well...I did better than I thought I would, but I'm wondering what the criteria for this list was. (I am a sucker for lists of any sort, but it would be helpful to know what this is!)

91richardderus
Apr 13, 2009, 12:29pm Top

>90 callen610:, see post #87 above...kidzdoc did the research for us!

92richardderus
Apr 13, 2009, 12:42pm Top

I have, for my sins, perpetuated another meme in its own thread over here...

This time it's a questionnaire about reads, reading, and reasons.

93MaggieBointon
Apr 13, 2009, 1:21pm Top

Thanks richard, this was interesting - I wonder how the BBC compiled their list.
Here is my list of books read - although some of them so long ago I don't remember much about them.

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
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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
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
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
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
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
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
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
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

These I have read parts of but not finished:
6 The Bible
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

And these I haven't read:
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Sorry I don't know how to do bold in html.

94crazy4reading
Edited: Apr 28, 2010, 1:35pm Top

Since I can't figure out how to do the bold or italics when doing this I have to do it a different way.

Books I have read (12):

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

Books I have read parts of(5):

6 The Bible
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

And these I haven't read but some are on my tbr pile:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
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
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
19 The Time Traveller’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
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
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
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
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
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
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
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
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

UPDATED TO ADD #64 TO THE READ SECTION.

95wid_get
Edited: Apr 13, 2009, 11:17pm Top

I have read 67
1/1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2/2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3/3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4/5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
5/6 The Bible
6/7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
7/8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
8/10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
9/11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
10/12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
11/13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
12/14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
13/16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
14/18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
15/19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
16/20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
17/21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
18/22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
19/24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
20/25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
21/27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
22/28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
23/29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
24/30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
25/31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
26/33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
27/34 Emma - Jane Austen
28/36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
29/38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
30/40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
31/41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
32/42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
33/44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
34/46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
35/48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
36/49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
37/51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
38/52 Dune - Frank Herbert
39/54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
40/56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
41/57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
42/58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
43/59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
44/61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
45/62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
46/65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
47/66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
48/68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
49/70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
50/71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
51/72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
52/73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
53/75 Ulysses - James Joyce
54/76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
55/79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
56/81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
57/83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
58/84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
59/87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
60/88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
61/89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
62/92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
63/94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
64/97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
65/98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
66/99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
67/100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

1 Partial Reads (broke up with the guy whose copy it was before I finished)
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

1 sitting in my "to read" pile
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

10 I would like to read but haven't
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

20 I don't know enough about or don't have a desire to read
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

and 1 I refuse to touch (for the same reason I refuse to watch Titanic - I like being one of the few people on the face of the planet who hasn't)
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

96bookaholicgirl
Edited: Apr 15, 2009, 7:53am Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

Better than I thought it would be but not as good as it should be. I have quite a few of the books on the list so perhaps I will get to them soon.

edited to add: I have read 22 of these books even though it appears from my list that I only read 20. I tried just using touchstones since I couldn't figure out bolding, but, for some reason, the touchstones for two of the books I have read isn't working (go figure, huh?). I also found the list a bit odd for the same reasons many others have.

97bookaholicgirl
Apr 14, 2009, 7:06pm Top

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99BritAnnia
Apr 22, 2009, 1:33pm Top

Bit later to the party but here's my list.

HAVE READ
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
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
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
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

STARTED, NEVER FINISHED

6 The Bible
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray


OWN, NOT YET STARTED
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens *
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy *
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier *
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot *
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens *
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams *
34 Emma - Jane Austen *
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen *
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres *
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez *
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy *
75 Ulysses - James Joyce *
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome *
80 Possession - AS Byatt. *
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad *
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas *
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare *

Read 46
Started 6
Own but never started or finished * 17

100Jim53
Apr 22, 2009, 1:43pm Top

Interesting combination. Garcia Marquez and Dan Brown. Dostoevsky and Douglas Adams. I've read 40 of them.

101theexiledlibrarian
Apr 22, 2009, 2:17pm Top

I've read 27 of them, but several were in high school and college, and I really don't remember much about them (read 'em 'cause I had to); I counted the Bible, even though I haven't read it cover to cover, over the years I've read a lot of it. And several I've read numerous times, can I count more than once? ;)

102Leseratte2
Apr 22, 2009, 3:08pm Top

I've read about half the books on this list:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
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
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert - did not finish this one
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac - did not finish this one
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

103inkdrinker
Apr 22, 2009, 3:39pm Top

I can't believe the BBC thinks most people will only have read 6 books on this list. There far too many popular books and books which teachers (both in high school and college) assign.

Here are the 32 which i have read. I'm not sure what this list says about my reading... I will say this, all but a couple of these I read for my own enlightenment or enjoyment... not for a school class.

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
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

104koalamom
Apr 22, 2009, 9:45pm Top

We have over a hundred people here who have read way more than 6! Does this make us special?

105kaida46
Apr 22, 2009, 10:00pm Top

I am checking in with having read 26 on the list! Happy reading everybody.

106Sutpen
Apr 22, 2009, 11:32pm Top

38 for me.

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible (not the whole thing, but enough)
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (again, not all, but probably around 10 plays and most of the sonnets, so that seems like it should be enough to count)
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (uhh...number 33?)
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
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

107remember
Apr 23, 2009, 12:01am Top

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
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
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Duma
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

37 total and there is probably about six that I am half way through. And some that I am looking at wonder why I have never read them, well more to add I guess.

108varielle
Apr 23, 2009, 8:36am Top

I'm not going to repaste the whole thing, but I've read 51. There would have been several more that I started and couldn't quite manage to get through like A Suitable Boy. I must have missed this somewhere, but is this BBC list books they think we should have read, the most popular, or what? Some of them definitely don't rank as great literature.

109BritAnnia
Apr 23, 2009, 8:44am Top

Message #87 explains the list, there's also a link... basically it's a list of favourites submitted during a poll.

110kiwiflowa
Apr 24, 2009, 8:18pm Top

I have read 44. Although any list that includes Ulysses means I will never complete it!

111cedric
Apr 24, 2009, 11:46pm Top

I worked on the list in Word, but found on pasting that the bold, italics etc did not transfer. And I can't work out how to do it in this format, so here's the summary:

51 read, 2 unfinished, which says I think that: 1) I read a lot 2) I had a British style colonial education and was exposed to a lot of these books at school and university, 3) I've been reading for a long time and finally 4) I tend to stick with things until I finish them.

I also underlined those books I intend to read, and in some cases they will be books I read to my children. This then left 5 (Narnia, Atonement, Life of Pi, Curious Incident, Bridget Jones) which I have no intention of reading! I think -why those? - is possibly are far more interesting question!

112cedric
Apr 24, 2009, 11:46pm Top

I worked on the list in Word, but found on pasting that the bold, italics etc did not transfer. And I can't work out how to do it in this format, so here's the summary:

51 read, 2 unfinished, which says I think that: 1) I read a lot 2) I had a British style colonial education and was exposed to a lot of these books at school and university, 3) I've been reading for a long time and finally 4) I tend to stick with things until I finish them.

I also underlined those books I intend to read, and in some cases they will be books I read to my children. This then left 5 (Narnia, Atonement, Life of Pi, Curious Incident, Bridget Jones) which I have no intention of reading! I think -why those? - is possibly are far more interesting question!

113Fourpawz2
Edited: Apr 25, 2009, 2:06am Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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 - currently reading
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
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
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 Stoker
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

Only 36 (and one currently underway) - how horrible!
On the other hand, the books on this list seem all over the place to me. Why these books? (Apologies if someone's already adressed this question- thread very long, it's late and I need to go to sleep.)

114TheoClarke
Apr 25, 2009, 7:37am Top

Asa 50 year old Brit, have read 86 of these, the latest being Birdsong. Of the remaining fourteen, the next on my TBR is The Time Traveller’s Wife (which I have on order) and I know that I have a copy of Middlemarch somewhere. So, that leaves a dozen to be acquired and consumed:
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

115Morphidae
Apr 25, 2009, 8:11am Top

Theo for the win!

116TheoClarke
Apr 25, 2009, 8:24am Top

117koalamom
Apr 25, 2009, 8:42am Top

Wow, I only did half that and I am a little bit older (really).

118thatguyzero
Edited: Jul 10, 2010, 8:15pm Top

79%

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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveller’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 (terrible)
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (twice?)
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
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

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 Stoker
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

119seitherin
Apr 25, 2009, 8:47pm Top

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
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
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

(Does that make 44? I can't seem to do math today.)

120Kplatypus
Apr 25, 2009, 10:44pm Top

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
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
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
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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
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
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
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
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

63 total read

Begun but unfinished
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

So 67 including attempted but unfinished. Not too bad.

As for the rest:

I don't think I've read (but I'm not sure
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

Owned but unread so far
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

One of these days. . .
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

Have no interest in reading
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
(I'm not a fan of Dickens, if you couldn't tell)

Not familiar with/No opinion/Unread Misc
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

There are definitely a few on here I'd put on a "Wish I hadn't read" list but hey.

121FiliaLibri
Edited: Apr 26, 2009, 7:59am Top

Okay, let's see which ones I've already read...

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

Well, although there were a few I first wasn't quiet sure about the German title (and therefore about whether I read them or not), I think I managed to mark all those I've read or started to read and I'd say 29 books read and 13 started is not too bad (since I'm just 18 there's enough time left for reading the other ones).
Those books I've read or started could be divided into, well I'd say like 4 different groups:
1) Those my parents read to me and my little brother or gave to ous as an audio book when we were younger and which I've read on my own some time later (such as Watership Down, The Hobbit, The Little Prince or Winnie the Pooh).
2) Those I read because I had watched the film before, like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Kite Runner or Jane Austen's books. And also ones that were mentioned in another book, film or even at school like Wuthering Heights (Yes, I read it after I read the Twilight books and wondered what Bella would like so much about that book) or The Curious Incident....
3) Then those my dad gave to me whenever I told him that I'm bored (Most of them I didn't finish because I found a new book that was more interessting to me). These would be ones like Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies but also The Shadow of the Wind.
4) Well, and those I decided to read because I knew they were said to be good or because I just thought they seemed to be what I'd like to read, such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Dracula, 1984 or Shakespeare

122ty1997
Apr 26, 2009, 10:07pm Top

It's an...interesting list.

Read: 17 (23 if I get to cheat and count all 7 Potters :)

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl


Started, not finished yet:

6 The Bible
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

123pmarshall
Edited: May 2, 2009, 8:58am Top

I have read 33, but more if you count the series:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible - some of
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - some of
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery - the whole series
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold - tried to read
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
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 - some of
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

124Tafadhali
Apr 27, 2009, 2:21pm Top

I did this over on Facebook, and I believe I had 64/100.

126jennieg
May 7, 2009, 12:09pm Top

Here's what I've read:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
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
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
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
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
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
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
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
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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

What's left is a mixed bag as far as I'm concerned. I know I will never willingly pick up The Five People You Meet in Heaven (too many other more pressing things need to be read first). But I've been meaning to get around to War and Peace forever. Maybe next winter . . .

127DFED
May 7, 2009, 12:38pm Top

I've read:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

128angelicus134
May 7, 2009, 6:51pm Top

I quickly skimmed over the list and I believe I've read 32 of them. About 5 of them I have partly read such as the Bible.

I'm slowly going to work my way through the list, but there are many other books not on that list such as North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell which are in my TBR pile and not on the BBC 100 list.

129KimB
Edited: Dec 31, 2009, 5:43pm Top

I've read 37, part read 5 and have about 15 on mount TBR that I should get to in the next 2 years or so ;-)

Of the ones that I haven't read I've heard of most of them, looks like those 2000 people agree with many of the books on the 1001 must read list. Most of these books also show up there.

Of the ones that i haven't read and are not, as yet, on mount TBR but I would like to read at some stage
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

Would anyone else recommend these books?

Decided to keep track of what I've read here in bold:

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 Part read
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 - read some mainly the comedies, but not others....
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien Due for a re-read
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk Really interested in reading this
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger Required reading in highschool, and even then it was too much teenage agnst
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot TBR
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
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De BernieresTBR
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 TBR
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood TBR
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel TBR
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
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 Stoker
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.TBR
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell TBR
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro TBR
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 Read in 2009 after the first post
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

130jennieg
May 14, 2009, 11:09am Top

I love Cold Comfort Farm and Hardy. I've never been able to read John Irving . . .

131jdthloue
Edited: May 20, 2009, 8:46pm Top

i'll post the list and get back to....

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

....so far so....i'll finish this

132BekkaJo
May 14, 2009, 4:04pm Top

I weigh in at 67.... it helps that I was working my way through the BBC Big Read 100 before I got side tracked by the 1001 to read before you die :)

133adrateia
May 20, 2009, 11:11pm Top

i've read 20 of these. i didn't count harry potter because i only read up to the first chapter of book 5.

134harrietbrown
May 20, 2009, 11:53pm Top

I don't know how to bold, so I'll just list the books I've read:

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
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
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
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
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

53 in total. I started "Vanity Fair," but then I moved, and I haven't found it yet. Also, "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Possession" are on my TBR pile.

135keren7
May 22, 2009, 12:37pm Top

Ive read 58 of them. I have enjoyed most of these boos.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
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
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
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
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
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

136cindyp
May 24, 2009, 5:00pm Top

Now, 23. I just finished Heart of Darkness

137GeorgiaDawn
May 24, 2009, 7:39pm Top

These are the ones I have read:

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
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

I was surprised to find that I have read 59 from the list. Several others are on my TBR list. Maybe I'll get to them sooner now.

138DawnOfTheDead
May 25, 2009, 8:28pm Top

Kind of embarrassing, only 9. Several others I started but didn't finish. I may have read some of the other children's books but only counted the ones I'm sure I did.

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White

139KimB
May 25, 2009, 9:37pm Top


#138 Nothing embarrassing about that, just think of all the wonderful books on the list you have to look forward to :-)

140unlucky
May 25, 2009, 10:12pm Top

I've read 34 so far and 4 others are on my "read this summer list". Watership Down is my favourite book and has been sense I was 8 so I'm glad it made it.

141ktleyed
May 25, 2009, 10:31pm Top

I've read 44 so far, but I do have some on my TBR list as well.

142mirrordrum
Edited: May 26, 2009, 12:20pm Top

i have no idea how to do bold so i just listed the ones i've read all or part of. i also made comments. 'scuse it for the switching from caps to no-caps. i have great difficulty shifting and did part of it in word and will occasionally capitalize for sense.

* started but not finished
** currently reading
** in my TBR list

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien --I did not like the movies atall atall. Rob Inglis does a great narrated version for Recorded Books, btw. Even sings most of the songs admirably.
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
*12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy --This was so clearly going to come to naught that I abandoned it and made up my own story and ending.
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
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
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
**57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
***64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac--knew one of the characters
*70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville--started it then I foundered
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
*75 Ulysses - James Joyce --didn't finish; bored me senseless
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
80 Possession - AS Byatt--a great favorite, have read multiple times
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens --also listened to a recording w/ Basil Rathbone every Christmas when I was very young; recently found the audio on-line and am blissed.
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad --Hated it but finished it. No more Conrad!
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
*95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole --I tried, really I did, but I just couldn't manage
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
***100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

i'm not at all sure what this says about my reading habits. tolstoy and dostoyevsky were all required in one semester at Cal-Berkeley so that says more about Cal than about me.

at 65, and having to read audio books has greatly changed what i read. some books, far too many, aren't available, are too difficult for me to follow by ear or have poor narrators, which i can't abide. fortunately there are enough available with good to excellent narrators to keep me quite busy.

also, i find life has enough sadness in it that i feel no need to force myself to listen to books just b/c they're Great Books. thus, i did not finish tess of the d'urbervilles and i shall not attempt any more thomas hardy or books alike thereunto.

i know without this list that my tastes are eclectic. what i'd not have guessed is that this eclecticism gives me a fairly high number of books the BBC thinks people don't read. what *that* means i have no idea.

also, this list is spread over my entire lifetime, Pooh has been a staple since i was 2, so this list reflects a little bit of a lifetime's worth of reading. tiddly pom.

143cindyp
May 26, 2009, 5:48pm Top

#140, couldn't agree more about Watership Down. That was just an extraordinary book. I have given it to everyone I know to read!

144kaelirenee
May 27, 2009, 9:37am Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
6 The Bible (OK, I skimmed this one)
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
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (Most of the non-histories, only a couple of the histories, very little poetry)

OK-How can the complete works of Shakespeare be one book and the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings be separate???

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (The first 5)

That's just too much Dickens and Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Wait, what??? See #33)

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
Well no wonder they don't think people have read more; there's not much overlap.
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

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

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I've read 38 of the list, even though I have to seriously doubt it's actually put out by the BBC. That series were bunched up together, complete works counted as one book, and yet there were still single books was thouroughly frustrating.

145Rach974923
May 27, 2009, 9:52am Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible *though not all the way through*
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read a lot, but not all...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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 *read the first 100 pages, then gave up!*
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
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
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

49 out of the 100. (or 47 if you count the started but unfinished Da Vinci Code and the Bible) Some of them I had to read when I was at school, college or doing my degree, but most have been read becuase I wanted to read them.

146MrsBond
Jun 2, 2009, 10:30pm Top

Read: 43
Abandoned: 3
Currently Reading: 1
Plan to read: 17

Always surprised at how my reading habits match up with these lists. Sometimes I feel like a genius, other times like I've been living under a rock.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien -tbr
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 -tbr
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 -tbr
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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 -tbr
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe -tbr
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres -- abandoned
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 -- abandoned
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving -tbr
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery -tbr
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 -- abandoned
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 -tbr
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 Stoker
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 -tbr
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 -tbr
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole -tbr
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


Read: 43
Abandonded: 3
Currently Reading: 1
Plan to read: 17

147usnmm2
Jun 4, 2009, 4:58am Top

read the following

1 Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
2 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
3 The Bible
4 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
5 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
7 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
8 Shakespearr - read msost of the comidies and histories and the standard tragedies
9 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
10 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
11 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
12 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
13 Animal Farm - George Orwell
14 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
15 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
16 Dune - Frank Herbert
16 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
17 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
18 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
19 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
20 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
21 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
22 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
23 Dracula - Bram Stoker
24 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
25 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
26 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
27 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
28 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
29 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
30 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
31 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
32 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

148nibs_
Jun 4, 2009, 8:17am Top

Oh geez, only about 24...
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (saw the movie! Does that count?)
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (Hope I've read this one, otherwise I have no business devoting a fan site to it...)
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

149kwescoat
Jun 9, 2009, 5:00pm Top

67 or so. Not too shabby for a high school sophomore. :)

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
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare – not all.
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
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
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

150DMO
Edited: Jun 10, 2009, 12:08pm Top

I've read these. How was the list generated? Why these titles? It's an eclectic mix.

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
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
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70Moby Dick - Herman Melville
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

151leahsimone
Edited: Jun 10, 2009, 1:52pm Top

Read: 23
Want to Read: 20
999 Challenge: 5

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - TBR
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - loved
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - loved
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - hated but finished
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - TBR
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - TBR
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - TBR
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot - TBR
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell - TBR (999)
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 - TBR
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 - TBR
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini -TBR
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres - TBR
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 - TBR (999)
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel - TBR
52 Dune - Frank Herbert - TBR (999)
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen - TBR
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - TBR
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 - TBR
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 - loved
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding - laughed my butt off
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens - TBR
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker - TBR
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 - TBR (999)
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 - TBR (999)
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

152Porua
Edited: Sep 9, 2009, 3:07pm Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.

Well, does that mean I'm unlike most people? That I'm above the average citizens? :-) Sorry for being so dramatic! My head count is 23 read and 3 unfinished. Of the three unfinished I'm hoping to finish no. 19, soon.

153ThrillerFan
Sep 9, 2009, 5:13pm Top

Almost all of these were in my days in the 7th - 12th grades (1987-1993)

6. The Bible (if you count readings in church, not cover to cover)
11. Little Women (9th grade)
14. Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet - 9th, Julius Caesar, 10th, MacBeth and Othello, 12th)
15. Rebecca (Saw the movie, not the book, 12th grade)
22. The Great Gatsby (Don't recall what grade)
29. Alice in Wonderland (6th grade)
40. Winne the Pooh (Early Childhood)
72. Dracula (9th or 10th grade)

With all the classics mentioned (which I don't read classics now-a-days), shame for not mentioning the best one, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (7th Grade).

154Narilka
Sep 9, 2009, 10:19pm Top

Not as bad as I thought. I've read 18 so far and have 2 purchased in my TBR pile. A couple I've finished part of but not all so didn't count them.

Completed:
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
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

In the TBR pile:
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Partially read:
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

155mollygrace
Sep 10, 2009, 12:35am Top

I've read 43 of them, though a few were in high school and that was so long ago I'm not sure they should count. (What could my shy, sheltered, small town high school self have understood of Crime and Punishment?)

A couple of the books are in my TBR stack, though considering how often I add books to that stack, I may not get to them in the next couple of years. I've read quite a lot of Shakespeare and Sherlock Holmes, but certainly not all.

Here are the 43:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
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
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
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
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

156divinenanny
Sep 10, 2009, 4:32am Top

I read 18 books from the whole list. I guess I am 3 times more average than average people ;)

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
6 The Bible
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

157AnnieMod
Sep 10, 2009, 5:30am Top

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158calm
Edited: Sep 10, 2009, 7:39am Top

A list, I like lists. Remember reading in bold; either unfinished or owned and unread in italics.

I will have to come back to this. A problem with never ending bold and half my post not appearing means I have to start again on the list!:(. My totals were 53 read, 2 partly read (Bible and Shakespeare), 6 owned and unread (on the TBR list) others I might read one day and for some I can say I have seen a film or TV adaptation (but that is not the same as reading!)

What I think it says about me is that I am English of a certain age. Living during a time when a lot of these texts were either readily available as children's books or classics that were set in school (and in some cases I even continued reading those authors!). That at certain times in my life I was influenced by popularity and hype so read the "latest" book. Also I love reading. For some of the authors here I have read other books (not the ones in the list or not only the ones on the list)

Hope this works!
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 partly read – I still have every intention of reading from “In the Beginning to … smite the land with a curse” (OT) next year and not just dip in and out if I fancy (maybe one day I will think of doing the same for the new Testament.
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 I might have read this in the past, I have a copy on my TBR
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others... not sure why that “read some, but not others...” bit is there if it is part of the original list I should have bolded this – I have read some of his plays and some of the sonnets but not the whole thing and am not sure if I ever will. I have also seen productions of plays I haven’t read (film, TV and stage)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger owned and on my TBR list
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger unowned but on my TBR list
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens owned and on the TBR list
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy owned and on the TBR list
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck unowned and on the mental TBR list (I have seen the film!)
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
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
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
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 this is one of the few books that I remember starting and not finishing but why I didn’t finish it I can not remember.
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
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 (seen the film)
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

159Porua
Sep 18, 2009, 3:12am Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

Update! No.19 now finished. So now it's 24 read and 2 unfinished.

160lanaura
Sep 18, 2009, 11:53pm Top

I got 17 out of a 100.

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
6 The Bible
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

161ZELF
Sep 19, 2009, 8:31pm Top

WOW! I've read 17. I thought I'd have only read 6 or so.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

162nicamo
Sep 20, 2009, 10:10am Top


I have read 31 of the books on the list:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
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

163familymoments
Sep 21, 2009, 10:40pm Top

I have read 25 of these books.

What does it say? That either BBC calculus are erroneous, or that in average, people in the LT are avider readers than the common population.

There are many I have in my library and I'll be reading. Most are books I'd like to read with the exception of that Bridget Jones, and DaVinci Code.............Why do they include this type of literature among mainly quality books. I'm intrigued by some titles I never heard before.

Oh, Dracula, I always had that book and started reading it without anybody recommending it to me, and never seeing it on any lists before.........what a treasure I found.

164LamontCranston
Edited: Sep 21, 2009, 11:17pm Top

I have read:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby- F Scott Fitzgerald
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

165laurenkressler
Sep 21, 2009, 11:19pm Top

24 books read
24 years old

i still have 76 to go, i hope that relates to my time left as well...

166Arkholt
Edited: Sep 22, 2009, 12:22pm Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (in the process)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible (I count the whole thing... I skipped over Lamentations, though...)
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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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 (all of them)
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (and Through the Looking Glass)
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (read a bit, couldn't finish)
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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 (on my To Be Read list)
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
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 (read about half of it... then other books distracted me from it)
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 (seen the musical, does that count? :) )
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce (read some... put it off for a while)
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 (I even read some of it in French in my high-school French class :) )
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams (suffered through it... wretched bunnies)
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

Let's see... 16 read through, 4 read partially, many I have no interest in reading. I should make my own list of 100 books I think everyone should read...

167rainpebble
Edited: Nov 10, 2009, 3:33pm Top

I have read or own the following:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (own but have not read)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (sans the last 2)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible (numerous times)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy (2 or 3 times)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot (own but have not read)
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (numerous times)
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (currently reading)
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (could not finish)
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (own but have not read)
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (twice)
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen (own but have not read)
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen (own but have not read)
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (own but have not read)
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (a couple of times)
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery (several times)
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan (own but have not read)
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel (own but have not read)
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (own but have not read)
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (own but have not read)
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (did not finish)
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (own but have not read)
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac (own but have not read)
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding (own but have not read)
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville (did not finish)
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
75 Ulysses - James Joyce (did not finish)
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
78 Germinal - Emile Zola (own but have not read)
80 Possession - AS Byatt. (own but have not read)
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (several times)
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker (I have read this several times
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
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 (own but have not read)
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (own but have not read)
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams (own but have not read)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I didn't do as well as I thought I would. Out of the 100 I have read 46, abandoned 4, own but not yet read 18 and am currently reading 1.
belva

168asukamaxwell
Sep 23, 2009, 1:19am Top

I've Read:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read most
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (One of my least favorites...)
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker - (Totally beats Twilight)
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (

169Porua
Edited: Sep 23, 2009, 4:11am Top

#163 I think it says that in average people in the LT are avider readers than the common population. I know of several people who have not read even a single book in their whole life. Since the advent of the internet and things like the Wikipedia doing a book report (without actually reading the book) has become much easier. Of course the teachers have become savvier now and have caught on to them, which is a good thing. But even then most of them will read the books out of necessity and will always find reading boring. I remember when I bought The Honourable Schoolboy which is some 600 pages long; one of my relatives kept asking me repeatedly whether I intended to read the whole thing from front to back! The thought that someone could actually read and enjoy a 600 pages long book seemed incredible to him!

And as for Dracula, it is one of my all time favorites. It's a truly enjoyable book and a true classic.

170SammiClark
Sep 23, 2009, 4:19am Top

44

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
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
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
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

171AnnieHidalgo
Sep 23, 2009, 10:34am Top

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
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read quite a few - Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Merchant of Venice, more probably - but these immediately come to mind.
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
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
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
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
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
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Not too bad, I think. If there's a way to bold and italicize things in Librarything, I haven't found it. But these are the books I've read.

172ladykhalia
Edited: Sep 25, 2009, 1:40am Top

I have read ten of those books listed but I have a question. When did Bridget Jones's Diary get categorized under time-tested classics?

173AnnieMod
Sep 25, 2009, 4:51am Top

Ask BBC - that's their list :)

174dchaikin
Sep 25, 2009, 8:15am Top

#172 - These aren't time-tested classics, it's a list of books from a poll - "The 2,000 people who took part in the poll online at worldbookday.com nominated their top 10 titles that they could not live without."

See Kidzdoc's post #87 for a link to the story.

175PaperbackPirate
Sep 26, 2009, 4:29pm Top

I've read:
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
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
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
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

34 total

Own but unread:
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

Not sure what it says about my reading habits, other than I will read pretty much anything.

176Teresa40
Sep 27, 2009, 9:34am Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
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
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
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
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
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Well I've read 57 of the 100, I'm quite pleased with myself. Don't have a clue what it says about me though.

177dreamlikecheese
Oct 11, 2009, 1:41am Top

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 - read bits but not the whole thing
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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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

52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Set
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 Stoker
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

178dreamlikecheese
Oct 11, 2009, 1:47am Top

So in summary, I've read 61 and I have another 9 on my shelves. Not bad for a 25 year old. There a few here I don't anticipate ever reading (I'm looking at you, Mitch Albom) but there are plenty there I want to get around to one day.

179jenesuispas
Oct 11, 2009, 3:44am Top

i hope i did this right... thats 25 complete.

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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

180laura_88
Edited: Nov 24, 2009, 3:23am Top

Read 30

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
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golde
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
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
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

181Booksloth
Edited: Oct 11, 2009, 9:09am Top

I've read 84 (though that did mean including Shakey's complete works AND Hamlet, plus The Narnia Chronicles AND The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! Makes you wonder whether the person who complied the list has actually read any of them.)

Easier to list the ones I haven't read:

1 All but one of the Harry Potter books (bit of a cheek to count a whole series as one bok, I thought). I read one and have no intention of wasting my life reading any more.

2 War and Peace - yes, I probably should but I probably never will.

3 One Hundered Years of Solitude - I've got it. i will read it eventually.

4 Anne of Green Gables - I never got round to it as a child and I doubt if I'll bother now.

5 Dune - just never appealed.

6 The Count of Monte Cristo - doesn't really appeal.

7 Brave New World - actually I'm pretty sure I did read this when I was very young but as I've completely forgotten everything about it I'll count it as unread. It's in the house. I plan to read it one day.

8 On the Road - I've picked it up in bookshops a million times. Can't get beyond the first page. I suspect I'd probably have enjoyed it in my teens but I doubt I'll ever read it now.

9 Midnight's Children - on Mount TBR - shouldn't be long before I read it.

10 Moby Dick - nah, never gonna happen.

11 Ulysses - ditto

12 A Fine Balance - right at the top of Mount TBR but other books keep getting in the way. It'll definitely be read soonish.

13 Swallows and Amazons - another one I missed in childhood.

14 The Faraway Tree Collection - again, if I didn't read it when I was six I won't be reading it now.

15 The Little Prince - no excuses. Probably should try it.

16 A Confederacy of Dunces - On Mount TBR - I'll get there.

ETA - What does that say about me? 1) I'm VERY old, and 2) I have far too much time on my hands.

182QueenOfDenmark
Oct 11, 2009, 9:10am Top

I vague count of 39 (I was trying to check the list while holding Joseph, who is busy nipping my neck and pulling my hair) so I could be out a bit there, it was difficult to concentrate.

#181 - Booksloth I was a bit surprised to see you'd only read 16 from the list, especially as you hadn't put down Captain Corelli, but then I read your post properly and it makes much more sense now to see you listed the ones you haven't read.

It is a bit of an odd list though, lumping a series together and then also adding the odd book from them seperately in some cases.

183Booksloth
Oct 11, 2009, 9:33am Top

#182 I do like to confuse others whenever possible ;-)

184Papiervisje
Oct 11, 2009, 9:42am Top

For a non-English native speaker, I am surprised I read quite a few of these. As it happened, I saw most of them in film (underlined):
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 Plus I have the audio where Harper Lee reads the book.
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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Halfway through
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 Stoker
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

Read 19
Started 8
Saw as film 19

185kristenn
Edited: Oct 11, 2009, 4:43pm Top

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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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


45.

A handful were read as a school assignment and I can't claim I would have otherwise gotten to them. And there's one I started and gave up on out of boredom.

186Dragonfly310
Edited: Oct 12, 2009, 4:10pm Top

Yuck!! Only 17.

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 - most of it
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

187krazy4katz
Edited: Oct 12, 2009, 5:27pm Top

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
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

I think that's right --33. Don't know how to do bold or italics. The Bible would definitely be partially read. I can't honestly remember if I finished Vanity Fair. There are a few I did not include because I am not absolutely sure.

Don't ask me how old I am...

k4k

188thorold
Edited: Oct 14, 2009, 10:05am Top

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 (partial)
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 - (partial)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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

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
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

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 Stoker
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

...which comes to 70, if you count Shakespeare and 'Arripottaire, which I've put down as partial.

189harrietbrown
Oct 15, 2009, 7:05pm Top

I wanna play too! Oh, heck, I can't get the hang of the bold, so I'll just list the ones I've read:

1/3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
2/5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
3/6 The Bible
4/7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
5/8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
6/10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
7/11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
8/15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
9/16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
10/18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
11/20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
12/21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
13/22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
14/23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
15/27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
16/29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
17/30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
18/31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
19/32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
20/33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
21/36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
22/37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - on the TBR pile

23/40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
24/41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
25/42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
26/48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
27/49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
28/52 Dune - Frank Herbert
29/58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
30/60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
31/61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
32/62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
33/63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
34/64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
35/65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
36/71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
37/72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
38/73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
39/76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
40/78 Germinal - Emile Zola
41/79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray - partial read - I lost it before I could finish it *sob*

80 Possession - AS Byatt. - on the TBR pile

42/81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
43/83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
44/85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
45/87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
46/89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
47/91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
48/92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
49/94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
50/95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
51/97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
52/98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
53/99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

53! I don't think that's too shabby.

190wungy
Oct 15, 2009, 8:43pm Top

I have only read 3 and a half of those.

Numbers
11
70
73
and half of 89

Great books!

191Cole_Hendron
Oct 17, 2009, 2:55pm Top

I count 48 on the list that I have read.
But I can't believe someone judged Dan Brown as worthy of inclusion.
On the other hand . . .
Not one work of history in the list.
Not one work of any branch of science.
Was the list meant to be only works of fiction?
Any list that includes Dan Brown but ignores Edward Gibbon cannot be taken seriously.

192qatalyzt
Oct 17, 2009, 5:01pm Top

20. I have read twenty of these books, and the rest are not on my TBR list. I guess I'll work on it, although I cannot believe that A Wrinkle in Time was not included in this list.

193Tallulah_Rose
Edited: Oct 25, 2009, 5:59am Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
6 The Bible
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others... (As you like it, King Liar, Macbeth)
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

that makes 10 which I have read or just started but not yet finished. The most of them I read in German, but Shakespeare, Conrad and the first LOTR i did in english, more are going to follow.
A very high amount of these books are on my TBR list or already standing in my shelf, it will be more in time.

I think the list is pretty nice, although not all books on there I can understand.

edit: I finally have figured out how bold and italics are done, yeah!

194nickellis74
Oct 24, 2009, 4:22pm Top

18. I feel a sad smiley is required, but that seems insufficiently literate for this site.

195Ape
Oct 24, 2009, 6:54pm Top

Only 9 for me, and many of them I read during high school. Willingly, I've only read 3.

School:
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (Some - Julius Ceasar, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet)
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

Willingly:
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

I have been planning on reading more classics, I just haven't gotten around to it yet... ...

196seasonsoflove
Oct 26, 2009, 12:44pm Top

I've read 36 so far :) And a lot of the books on the list I haven't read are in my TBR pile.

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
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

197aveys
Edited: Oct 26, 2009, 3:49pm Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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

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
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 Stoker
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

This is my list, I am quite content of the ones I've read and I don't regret the ones I haven't read... Which is not to say, I would recommend all of the titles I have read in this list.
If I counted right, that's 35. I must say, I haven't read them all in English, some I read in a Dutch translation.

198Bookseller82
Oct 29, 2009, 10:35am Top

Ok, so I have read: 59:D Not bad! And at 26 I have plenty of time (I hope) to still get around to the others.

199AilurophileDJ
Nov 3, 2009, 10:41am Top

Ooh how sad. :-( I own 30 of these books (although some of the classics are free through eBooks, that still counts. Technically, I could get more for free, but 24 or so are on paper).

Having said that...I only read 6.

Harry Potter series
To Kill a Mockingbird (in H.S., I think I pretty much skimmed half of it.)
Catcher in the Rye (English class in H.S.)
The Da Vinci Code (I wonder why some people hate this book...I loved it!)
Of Mice and Men (English Class in H.S.)

So, the only two books that I read willingly is Harry Potter and Da Vinci Code.

The others that I have, I started, but couldn't finish. If I can't get myself into the book after the first 10-15 pages, then it's abandoned. I'm working my way to just READ the damn books...they're classics for a reason! :-P Kudos to all who have read the majority of this list.

200AilurophileDJ
Nov 3, 2009, 10:43am Top

And oh yeah...I have a 500+ book collection. Go figure eh?

201DyanLZBB
Nov 3, 2009, 6:02pm Top

Da!!! I feel .... even ashamed!!! I've only finished 10 out of 100!!... mmm but I've read Short version of many of them.... does that count??

202VivalaErin
Nov 3, 2009, 10:21pm Top

37! And there are plenty more on that list that I own and are on my TBR pile!

203Flightstorm
Edited: Nov 7, 2009, 11:23pm Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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 (I have read a play version)
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 Stoker
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

21 read completely, 10 I am reading now or did not finish. Hmph. Not great, but I'm 17, so I at least have time to get around the ones that I really want to read! (Jane Eyre, Nineteen Eighty Four, Gone With the Wind, The Great Gatsby, Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Grapes of Wrath, Handmaid's Tale, Atonement, Sense and Sensibility, The Bell Jar, Oliver Twist, The Color Purple, Sherlock Holmes, Hamlet especially.)

204shelbyh17
Nov 10, 2009, 10:59am Top

wow ive read 48 out of a hundred

205Tallulah_Rose
Nov 10, 2009, 3:03pm Top

</b> just wanted to fix the bold-type

206booketta
Nov 10, 2009, 3:19pm Top

27

207okrysmastree
Nov 14, 2009, 1:42am Top

I've got 41/100, which isn't too shabby for a 20-year-old. :)

208blink182babe
Nov 14, 2009, 3:51pm Top

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
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

I think thats 36 that I have read. I try to make it a point to read books that are "classics"

209spoiledfornothing
Nov 17, 2009, 4:57pm Top

read:
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
Watership Down - Richard Adams
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

did not finish:
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
The Bible
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Emma - Jane Austen
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Dune - Frank Herbert
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

15 read, 13 started but not finished.

210leannerd
Nov 17, 2009, 5:36pm Top

Read: 28
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Watership Down - Richard Adams
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

I also own a lot of the others on the list, but haven't started them. Most of the ones I haven't read are on my TBR list.

211aimee5407
Nov 19, 2009, 10:21am Top

Things I Have read : 28

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Things I havent but should read : 72

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
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
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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
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.
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Better get reading but where to start...

212Zaklog
Nov 20, 2009, 11:48pm Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (Unabridged, I may add)
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 (I'm in the middle right now)
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
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

213stochasticooze
Nov 22, 2009, 6:42am Top

Uhm. Am I the only one who noticed that this list is somewhat problematic? It lists "Complete Works of Shakespeare" and then lists Hamlet separately; it also lists The Chronicles of Narnia and then separately The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (which is the first book of the Narnia series). It's like the creators of the list just picked well-known titles at random without any knowledge of context.

Anyway, I've read about twenty of those, if you count (1) having read half a dozen of Shakespeare's plays and (2) Lord of the Rings, considering I only read Fellowship and part of Two Towers. (I was in eight grade and it bored me to tears. One of these days I need to try it again; it's a serious strike against my geek cred.)

214st09jk3
Nov 22, 2009, 7:09am Top

i have only read 12 of them is dracula any good?

215Booksloth
Nov 22, 2009, 10:07am Top

#213 Um. . . no. Judging by a quick count up you're about the 8th or 9th who has mentioned it and I'm sure many more have also noticed - but that's what you get when you ask a question like 'which book could you not live without' of such a random sample, many of whom may well be those people who have only read 6 from the list or even people who, for all we know, may only have read one book in their entre lifetime.

216okrysmastree
Nov 22, 2009, 9:49pm Top

>213 stochasticooze: Seeing as this list originated on Facebook (google it; the BBC never made the claims associated with this meme), it's not a surprise.

217Vanye
Nov 22, 2009, 9:53pm Top

#213-To muddy the waters even further i will point out that Harry Potter is 7 books, Lord of the Rings is 3 books, & His Dark Materials is 3-so i have either read 22 or 32 of them if i count up each volume in those series. I have also seen either 17 or 22 of them as movies as well as having seen 15 of the titles in movie form only i.e. not yet having read the books. Just saying... 8^)

218MaggieOGuin
Nov 22, 2009, 10:19pm Top

Well, I'm new to LibraryThing and to this forum, but I think I can beat 6 books. Who did they survey, anyway?
I'm leaving the ones I haven't read. So I've read not quite half, but still, that's a lot more than 6, so pooh on the bbc.

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling have, but not completed the series
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
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
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
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
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

219Booksloth
Nov 23, 2009, 7:23am Top

Hi Maggie and welcome! Maybe the lists we're getting here aren't exactly representative either -this is, after all, a reading website. So allowing for the fact that many people on Facebook have possibly never read a book and that most people here will be way above the average, that probably suggests that the average person is somewhere in between, which isn't quite so bad afer all. I'll come back later today and try and work out the LT average (according to those who have contributed to this thread, anyway).

220Booksloth
Nov 23, 2009, 11:17am Top

Okay - I worked it out. Just in case anyone's interested, I figured the proper average for the people who had added up and told us their totals. For the ones who have just listed but not added up I couldn't be othered to do that either so I just assumed they have read the average number. If any of those 24 think they should have been credited with more books they can sue me. So, the average books from that somewhat arbitrary list that have been read by LT members who could be bothered to join in this discussion is . . . . . . . . . .(drum roll) . . . . . . . 37! (Well, 37.3526012 if you want to be fussy). And I am now going to spend the rest of the afternoon watching paint dry.

221Frawks
Nov 29, 2009, 2:00pm Top


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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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

222JaneGS
Dec 3, 2009, 10:25am Top

I'm running a poll over at my blog to try to get a feel for who's read what from this list, percentage-wise: http://janegs.blogspot.com/

Scroll down to see the polls.

I'm now at 61, having read Atonement in the fall. HEre's the post I did on it.
http://janegs.blogspot.com/2009/08/bbc-reading-list.html

It's an interesting list--a mix of classics, popular fiction, and kids books.

223krisa
Dec 6, 2009, 2:45pm Top

I've read 57 so far.Krisa

224krisa
Dec 6, 2009, 3:16pm Top

67 books on the list, now I feel that I need to read the rest.

225armandine2
Dec 6, 2009, 3:56pm Top

Four

Jane Eyre
Wuthering heights
Oliver twist
Catcher in the Rye

I'm due to read Dracula next year, other than that I can't say the list is going to be appreciably tackled any time soon.

226hemlokgang
Dec 17, 2009, 11:20pm Top

Looks like 77 out of 100............

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

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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

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
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

48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

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

67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

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

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

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

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

227Tricks
Dec 18, 2009, 9:57am Top

Books I Have Read:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Total: 37

Books Not Completed

6 The Bible
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Total: 3

Total # of books on list: 40

I have no idea what this says about my reading habits, to be honest. I have to wonder what criteria BBC used to make this list.

228Octane
Dec 18, 2009, 12:57pm Top

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
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

All in all 26/100 books completed, with a few still on my TBR list. I've read a few of Shakespeare's works and some Sherlock Holmes stories, but not all of them. Also I've seen a bunch of movie adaptions of others entries of the list.

229pipecad
Dec 21, 2009, 1:47am Top

27/100, but enjoyed probably less than 10 of those.

230penpurple
Dec 21, 2009, 2:16am Top

Books I've Read:
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
TOTAL: 25

Books Not Completed:
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
6 The Bible
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
TOTAL: 14

GRAND TOTAL: 39

231goanna
Dec 21, 2009, 6:34am Top

Read in full (39):

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
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Read in part (11):

6 The Bible
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

232cbuusj
Dec 21, 2009, 4:19pm Top

Only counted completed, 36 in all:

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
6 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
7 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
8 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
9 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
10 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
11 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
12 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
13 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
14 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
15 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
16 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
17 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
18 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
19 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
20 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
21 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
22 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
23 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
24 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
25 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
26 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
27 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
28 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
29 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
30 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
31 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
32 Dracula - Bram Stoker
33 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
34 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
35 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
36 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

233ThrillerFan
Dec 22, 2009, 12:03pm Top

#232

Actually, it's only 35. You skipped the number 5.

234ServusLibri
Dec 24, 2009, 12:22pm Top

Can't list, but had to answer...I break even... I have read 50 or 51. I write to comment on my split. I've got a well worn copy of Joyce's Ulysses, piched it up many times, but I can't claim to have read it.

235mauveberry
Dec 31, 2009, 5:22pm Top

27. Sadly most of them were for literature classes, and I would not have read them on my own. I had a hard time counting because a lot of them I started but never finished, and that confused me for a moment.

236Maugre
Jan 1, 2010, 12:20am Top

I've read 18 of them, and have most of the classics in my TBR pile. Tried hard but couldn't get thru One Hundred Years of Solitude.
There are a few I haven't heard of so will check them out and add them if they look like something I'd like. I love these kinds of lists cause they turn me on to books I might otherwise miss.

237Tammiejx
Jan 1, 2010, 1:17pm Top

I haven't read too many books on this list, but I'm definately going to change that!

238cherylscountry
Jan 2, 2010, 11:52pm Top

Many of these books I am planning on reading but some are of no interest to me. In total I have read 35 of these books. I have been reading all my life and at 58 I have not read a lot of the classics. Not sure why but so be it. There are so many great books in the world to read - old, new, and in between. Thanks for the list. So many books and so little time!!!!! Happy New Year to all!

239flac
Jan 3, 2010, 8:23am Top

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
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
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
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
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
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
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
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
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
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

240anaavu
Jan 8, 2010, 4:14pm Top

22-But i'm just 14 years old

241petescisco
Edited: Feb 4, 2010, 3:09pm Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible a good bit not all
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman -so much more moving and so much riskier than Potter -
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott -a gift from my mom when I was about 11-
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare -about half of the plays and only a few of the sonnets-
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

I guess it's easy to spot a student of rhetoric & literature.

242trinah
Feb 4, 2010, 9:03pm Top

I've read 34, just over a third, and just turned 20, so I'm quite pleased with this effort from myself.

243Teipu
Edited: Feb 4, 2010, 11:25pm Top

I've read only 15 of these (and a big part in English class in my last year in school), but added a lot to my wishlist.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

244jnwelch
Feb 5, 2010, 9:41am Top

Read two more in '09, Rebecca and Captain Corelli's Mandolin, so that puts me at 74. A good bit higher than my age, but that still makes me older than dirt.

245Booksloth
Feb 5, 2010, 12:58pm Top

#244 But what fabulous books - aren't you glad you got there?

246jnwelch
Feb 5, 2010, 4:38pm Top

Yes! It's been a great trip, and I'm looking forward to enjoying more of the scenery as it continues.

247njackso4
Feb 5, 2010, 11:34pm Top

Read 25:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

Never quite completed 13:
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

but considering I'm only 21 not too shabby if i do say so myself

248Booksloth
Feb 6, 2010, 6:05am Top

#242/247 etc - I just don't think it should be left to all these 20, 21 year olds to praise themselves. I think some of the younger people's reading lists here are amazing. Probably about a tenth of mine were actually read before that age. Just think of all the stuff you'll have got through by the time you get to my age (not telling).

249oldstick
Feb 6, 2010, 6:44am Top

Hi DeltaQueen

Another computer novice.

I've read 43, but most a long time ago and I don't think I've ever read the whole of the Bible!

oldstick.

250fiverivers
Feb 24, 2010, 6:41am Top

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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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

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
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
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 Stoker

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


That's, what, 64? Not great. Not bad either.

Lorina

251Booksloth
Feb 24, 2010, 7:15am Top

I'd love to know which are the six most popular if it is true that 'most people' have only read six of them. I find that very hard to believe unless we are just polling the very young. There are more than six in that list that it would be hard to avoid just via a very average secondary school education. And it would be an impoverished childhood indeed that didn't at least include six from Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, The Wind in the Willows, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Lion. the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Secret Garden, Charlotte's Web and A Christmas Carol. I guess I'm looking at it from a very middle-class and middle-aged perspective. We all know there are parents who never read to their children and that is a heartbreaking thought, but I do suspect the list, as far as children's books are concerned, leans a little towards those of us born in the 50s and 60s. Surely there are other future classics children are having read to them now that should be in here for younger readers?

252imabuzz
Feb 24, 2010, 7:19am Top

That`s great , thanks for sharing this kinda news dude.

253Booksloth
Feb 24, 2010, 7:27am Top

Oh, yawn.

254Ozemba
Feb 24, 2010, 7:24pm Top

These I have read - (26)

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
(If Pride and Prejudice and Zombies counts... :)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

These I'm planning on reading soon - (3)

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

Currently reading...

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Pretty good for a 16-year-old, don't ya think?

255lizzy_emily
Feb 27, 2010, 10:27pm Top

49.. and I'm only eighteen

256argente17
Feb 28, 2010, 3:31pm Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
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 Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
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
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

56, if I've counted it right. It includes four books that would be in my all time top ten:

The Wasp Factory
Cloud Atlas
Brideshead Revisited
Wuthering Heights

257Porua
Mar 4, 2010, 1:42pm Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

Update! No.32 now finished. So now it's 25 read and 2 unfinished.

258odysseia
Edited: Mar 7, 2010, 11:47am Top

I couldn't figure out how to bold/italic the titles, can't get all the touchstones to work either.

56 read. Most of them I liked:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
18 The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
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
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

12 partially read. I may have completed some of these but I’m not absolutely sure – a couple of them I don’t ever want to complete:

6 The Bible
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

What this says about me: I like book lists. My literary tastes are quite varied. I can be an impatient reader.

259blgonebad
Mar 7, 2010, 9:47am Top

45 out of 100. I'm all puffed up.

260BillKennedy
Mar 7, 2010, 10:08am Top

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261BillKennedy
Mar 7, 2010, 10:25am Top

Here is the corrected list of the 13 books I have NOT read:

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
88 The Five People You Meet in Heaven
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

Most of them I will never read, I started Lovely Bones and gave up on it, have no interest in John Irving any more, after having read most of his earlier books, couldn't be bothered with Bridget Jones or Da Vince Code. I will also not bother reading Five People You Meet in Heaven.

The other 8 books I will try, I enjoy Byatt, not familiar with the other authors, so I'll try them and thanks for the suggestions.

I should say there are a few books in the list that I read that I could have lived without reading! Life of Pi, for one, The Kite Runner, Memoirs of a Geisha, for others: of the top fifty I would say Rebecca could be gotten rid of, but I read it when I was young. Wouldn't bother with it today. Atonement was flawed, I thought, and I would not read CS Lewis again today, only a book for younger people, I think, as are Tolkien and Salinger. I was surprised how much less I enjoyed Catcher in the Rye at age 56 than at age 16!

Just my opinions, but most of the rest of the list ARE classics that I would recommend to everyone. So, I've read 87 of the 100, won't bother with 5 of the 13 unread books.

262BillKennedy
Mar 7, 2010, 10:48am Top

Of the list of 87 books I have read, 33 have been read more than once, some more than two or three times: Moby Dick, at least 4 times, unabridged, Ulysses at least 6 times, and Les Miserables I re-read every 4-5 years and have done so for most of my adult life, so at least 8 or 9 times. Many of the others I would read again and have read at least three times already, Dostoevsky, Dickens, Steinbeck, Carroll, the Bible, all have been read at least three times.

Of those read I wouldn't bother reading again, I would add The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, not a great book, IMHO.

263jridoret001
Mar 14, 2010, 4:04pm Top

Read
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Partly
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
6 The Bible
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - (read some)
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (several attempts)

On my TBR list
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Total read: 50

264justmejo
Mar 17, 2010, 11:17pm Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

Bold did not work but 63 read. I started reading classics in high school just because I liked them. That was a long time ago. :) Some of these, though good books, I would not consider classics. Only time will tell if they make it.
Jo

265liada
Edited: Apr 10, 2010, 6:29pm Top

Read:
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White

Partly:
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (reading it currently)
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

on my TBR list:
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

hmmm...14 read if i counted right.

266Porua
Apr 11, 2010, 4:47am Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

Update! No.84 now finished. So now it's 26 read and 2 unfinished.

267raistlinsshadow
Edited: Apr 23, 2010, 1:56pm Top

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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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
(In both French and English!)
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


Twenty-five read, six unfinished, and even more on the to-be-read-someday list...

268Carrotlady
Edited: Jul 15, 2010, 10:00am Top

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 1479::Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - ..
15 1507::Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 34878::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 22550::Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 8288::Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 1534::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 1500::Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 7619394::Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 1477::Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 3123767::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 14414::Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 2475502::Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 2228::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 1977::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 7221::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 4365::Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 2215::Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 883::Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 2764::Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 34229::Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 22853::Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 1549::A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 3035::The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 11837::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 19007::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 7223::The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 1537::Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 3745066::The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 2199::Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

39 read, a few more at home to be read, and some I can't remember if I read them as a child or not....

269MissElpis89
Edited: Apr 27, 2010, 9:35am Top

Read, 25:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Unfinished, 3:
6 The Bible
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...

a lot in my to-be-read list!

270ShawnLamb
Apr 28, 2010, 11:41am Top

Do watching the movie versions count? :) I'm married to a movie buff, so I've seen 55 of those books in movies and numerous adaptations - example 4 of the "Three Musketeers"- although the best is the Richard Lester version.

Oh, and YES, I have read them also. :)

271ladymacbeth
Apr 28, 2010, 7:03pm Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

This is such a hodgepodge list! Some of these books I don't have a desire to read at all. So much Jane Austen. Doesn't selecting The Complete Works of William Shakespeare also imply that I have, in fact, read Hamlet?

272ladymacbeth
Apr 28, 2010, 7:08pm Top

oops, i could've just said a number. I have read 26, counting Brave New World, which I'm almost finished with now.

273Applegirl13
May 31, 2010, 5:00pm Top



1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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
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
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

That's 43...better than I thought, but as I look at the list, I can't beleive the classics I have not read (yet)!

For anyone who feels badly about their list, consider that no one puts their ages, and there are many books I read along time ago!

274jenniebooks
May 31, 2010, 7:19pm Top

#98 92,87, 41,36 30 28 22, 11, 7, 6, 5.
12 total

275Librarychild
Jun 9, 2010, 6:19pm Top

Numbers 1,2,3,4,7,8,10,11,14,16,19,22,23,25,28,29,30,33-36,40,41,41,46,49,50,54,57,60,61,64,65,71,72,73,76,81,83,85,87,88,89,97-100.

276lkparrott12
Jun 22, 2010, 9:15pm Top

I've only read 10 of the books, and parts of 4 of them. I admit its not too impressive, however, I'm still only 16. I think I have some time to catch up.

277ejj1955
Jun 23, 2010, 12:14am Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
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
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
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

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

Partial:

6 The Bible
14 The Complete Works of Shakespeare

I get 50; but then I'm old and was an English literature major. This is pretty arbitrary, of course--I haven't read Jude the Obscure but have read a couple of other Hardy novels (besides Tess); haven't read The Kite Runner but have read (and very much disliked) A Thousand Splendid Suns; haven't read Great Expectations but have read at least ten Dickens' novels.

I haven't read Heart of Darkness, but after trying and failing three times with Lord Jim, it's safe to say I'm never going to try it.

278kirsty
Jun 23, 2010, 4:12pm Top

47 - though (hand on heart) I can't swear to reading the whole of the Faraway Tree collection. It was a while ago.

279hazelk
Jun 24, 2010, 9:05am Top

Read completely:-
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
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
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
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
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

Partially:-The Bible:Catch22:Crime&Punishment:Memoirs of a Geisha:One Hundred Years of Solitude:The Shadow of the Wind:Love in the Time of Cholera: Midnight's Children:Ulysses:Adventures of Shelock Holmes: The Wasp Factory.

So, just over half of the list read. Looking at the partials, magic realism doesn't seem to be my thing.

280jnwelch
Jun 24, 2010, 9:19am Top

Hah! Hope I don't offend anybody, but I love thinking of the Bible as "magic realism".

281ejj1955
Jun 24, 2010, 9:27am Top

>280 jnwelch: LOL! I used to have a boss who insisted on shelving copies of the Bible in the "mythology" section of the company's library--made the devout Greek Orthodox woman I worked with crazy. On the other hand, she objected to defining Mormons as Christians. I'm like, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints? Kinda in the name, isn't it?

Emphatically not trying to start an inappropriate discussion of religion.

282hazelk
Jun 25, 2010, 7:18am Top

>280 jnwelch: and I too LOL!

283AllyB01
Jul 2, 2010, 10:23pm Top

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284AllyB01
Jul 2, 2010, 10:31pm Top

I have read the following books

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Currently reading at the moment:
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

285Gayle_C._Bull
Edited: Jul 12, 2010, 12:16am Top

I have no idea how to bold on this forum. I tried the usual square brackets around a "b" in front and square brackets around a "/b" at the end but all that did was suggest a book called "Plan B" as touchstone.

Anyway, here's the list of the ones I've read:
1. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
2. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
3. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
4. The Bible
5. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
6. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
7. Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
8. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
9. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
10. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
11. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
12. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
13. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
14. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
15. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
16. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
17. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
18. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
19. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
20. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
21. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
22. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
23. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
24. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
25. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
26. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
27. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
28. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
29. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I can't figure out what the criteria of this list was. Most of the books are classics or were the first novel to introduce a new style of story telling but some were just pop culture hits that really didn't contribute to literature in anyway. The list is also very British-centric (not surprising as it was created by the BBC). I mean, Charles Dickens and Jane Austen were very skilled authors, but do they really deserve to take up 9 spaces on the list? Even Shakespeare only has one individual title. And if you don't like Victorian literature, you're already down to 82 out of a possible 100 before you even start.

And if you read poetry, you're really in trouble: not a single collection of poetry on the whole list. Not even Shakespeare's Sonnets or Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake.

286ejj1955
Edited: Jul 12, 2010, 12:17am Top

Probably any such list would have flaws, but these do seem to be very obvious ones.

In order to make things bold (or italic), do what you did, only use angle brackets instead of square ones.

287yolana
Jul 24, 2010, 1:49pm Top

I really can't resist a list.
Read:

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 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
7 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
8 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
9 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
10 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
11 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
12 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
13 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
14 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
15 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
16 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
17 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
18 Emma - Jane Austen
19 Persuasion - Jane Austen
20 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
21 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
22 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
23 Animal Farm - George Orwell
24 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
25 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
26 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
27 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
28 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
29 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dicken
30 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
31 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
32 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
33 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
34 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
35 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
36 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
37 Possession - AS Byatt.
38 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
39 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
40 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
41 Watership Down - Richard Adams
42 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
43 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
44 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
45 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
46 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

No Intention of ever reading:
1 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

have started but not completed:
1 The Bible
2 Complete Works of Shakespeare
3 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Have started but will probably never finish

1 Ulysses - James Joyce

288ed.pendragon
Jul 28, 2010, 11:20am Top

Embarrassed that most of my authors are male, white and dead, but that's a reflection on reading habits over more than half a century. And, yes, I read the Dan Brown to see what the fuss was about but haven't got a copy, only two non-fictions critiquing it.
Many of the books not on my "read" list I've seen as TV or film adaptations, but that doesn't count -- does it? Great list to use to fill in some gaps in my culture.

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
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
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

289mkunruh
Edited: Aug 7, 2010, 2:40pm Top

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
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (read the first one)
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
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
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
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
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
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Huh, not bad. I've read 60. But its an odd list. A large number of them I read before I was 20, plus there are a number of books on the list that I'd never read.

290bettyjo
Aug 7, 2010, 10:10am Top




I have read 20 of these...not too bad.

The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here:

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

291Sovay
Aug 26, 2010, 6:55pm Top

Books I've read to the end voluntarily (58):

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
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
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
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S Lewis
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
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
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
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
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

Books I've read to the end but only because I had to (school set texts, in other words - 8)

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

Started but not finished (7)

6 The Bible
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

Never read (27)

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

292Eemas
Sep 2, 2010, 5:23pm Top

This was very interesting, the average person has read only 6? Are you having a laugh?

I have read 37, started but not finished 7, and I own 1, but have not got round to reading it yet.
I'd say that was fairly respectable, no?

293MaryGretchen
Sep 2, 2010, 6:25pm Top

OK. I was fretting today about not having done anything in my life so I couldn't resist a list.
Turns out that I've read a lot of books, including 54 that are on the BBC's peculiar list. (Hey! What about Virginia Woolf, just for instance?) Clearly, I am a literary geek.
And. clearly, I need to get out more.
Here they are:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
5 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
6 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
7 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
8 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
9 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
10 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
11 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
12 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
13 Middlemarch - George Eliot
14 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
15 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
16 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
17 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
18 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
19 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
20 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
21 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
22 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
23 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
24 Emma - Jane Austen
25 Persuasion - Jane Austen
26 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
27 Animal Farm - George Orwell
28 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
29 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
30 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
31 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
32 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
33 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
34 Atonement - Ian McEwan
35 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
36 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
37 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
38 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
39 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
40 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
41 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
42 Dracula - Bram Stoker
43 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
44 Possession - AS Byatt.
45 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
46 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
47 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
48 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
49 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
50 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
51 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
52 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
53 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
54 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

294ejj1955
Sep 2, 2010, 9:32pm Top

>293 MaryGretchen: MaryGretchen, no need to get out more. The way I look at it, with every book I read, I'm visiting another world.

I'd guess that the "most people have read only six of these" statistic comes from all those people who read only the six of these they were assigned in school and never voluntarily read anything else. Or they just read Danielle Steel or similar.

Yes, I'm a bit of a snob about reading. I think it's better to read than not to--how many people on this site are going to argue with me?!

295twiglet12
Sep 4, 2010, 10:48am Top

Well, Well, Well. Surprised myself somewhat!

BOOKS READ: 59

Very proud of that, that’s a little above the BBC’s 6 but then I did do English Literature all the way through school and University which helped in a massive way as a lot of these books you are forced, sorry “encouraged” to read, although admitedly some were so good I went back and read them again years later; To Kill a Mockingbird and Heart of Darkness stand out as prime examples of that.

Here are the ones I have read:

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
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
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
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
51 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
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
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
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

I aslo worked out that I own 15 books on the list but have not read them:

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

There are also 16 books that I want to read:

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

And 10 that I have no interest in reading:

6 The Bible
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

296ecizina
Sep 7, 2010, 11:28am Top

Books I've read or started: (BTW, how do you make things bold?)

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Couldn’t get through it
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
Just books 1 and 2
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Couldn’t plow through it, too “chick lit” for me
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (on the shelf)
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (on the shelf, but who has time?)

26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh (not a big fan of Waugh)
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (on the shelf)

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres (on the shelf)
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 (on the shelf)
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (on the shelf)

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (started)
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy (on the shelf)

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

78 Germinal - Emile Zola (on the shelf)

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker (on the shelf)
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Read: 38
Started: 4
TBR (on the bookshelf): 18
I have been working diligently on reading all the classics and those books that are considered important works. I am making good progress although I still have a long way to go. Also, I read a lot of these books in school.

297ed.pendragon
Sep 11, 2010, 6:08am Top

There is a possible researched dissertation waiting to be done here, isn't there, with all these lists; it'll be tough though because it may not be possible to access all the variables on gender, age, social class etc. Still, the raw quantitative data on books read + owned, read but not owned, owned but not read, could be interesting, with all the comments providing qualitative data. Whose going to do it, hmm? Or would you rather be reading or re-reading?

298ejj1955
Edited: Sep 11, 2010, 7:53pm Top

>296 ecizina:

You can make things italic by using codes surrounded by angle brackets.

I'll give an example but replace the angle brackets with { and } so you can see it:

To make something {i}italic{/i}
To make something {b}bold{/b}

299Teresa40
Sep 17, 2010, 7:16am Top

{b}1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen{/b}
{b}2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien{/b}
{b}3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte{/b}
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
{b}5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee{/b}
6 The Bible - read parts of it
{b}7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte{/b}
{b}8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell{/b}
{b}9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman{/b}
{b}10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens{/b}
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
{b}12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy{/b}
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
{b}15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier{/b}
{b}16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien{/b}
{b}17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk{/b}
{b}18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger{/b}
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
{b}21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell{/b}
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
{b}23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens{/b}
{b}24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy{/b}
{b}25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams{/b}
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
{b}27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky{/b}
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
{b}29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll{/b}
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
{b}31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy{/b}
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
{b}33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis{/b}
{b}34 Emma - Jane Austen{/b}
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
{b}36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe{/b}
{b}37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini{/b}
{b}38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres{/b}
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
{b}41 Animal Farm - George Orwell{/b}
{b}42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown{/b}
{b}43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez{/b}
{b}44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving{/b}
{b}45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins{/b}
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
{b}47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.{/b}
{b}48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood{/b}
{b}49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding{/b}
{b}50 Atonement - Ian McEwan{/b}
{b}51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel{/b}
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
{i}56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon{/i}
{b}57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens{/b}
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
{b}59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon{/b}
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
{b}61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck{/b}
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
{b}63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt{/b}
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
{b}70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville{/b}
{b}71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens{/b}
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
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.
{b}81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens{/b}
{b}82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell{/b}
{b}83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker{/b}
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
{b}87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White{/b}
{b}88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom{/b}
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
{b}91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad{/b}
{b}92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery {/b}
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
{b}94 Watership Down - Richard Adams{/b}
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
{b}96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute{/b}
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
{b}99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl{/b}
{b}100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo {/b}

52 read and completed, 1 not completed. I'm quite proud of myself.

300ejj1955
Sep 17, 2010, 12:04pm Top

Sorry . . . replace the curly brackets with angle brackets (the ones above the comma and period on the keyboard). I can't demonstrate exactly because when you use them they disappear, leaving only the formatting. That's what is supposed to happen!

301bookworm2bookworm
Sep 21, 2010, 3:26pm Top

These are the ones I've read:

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
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
19 The Time Traveller’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
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
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
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

302devious_dantes
Edited: Sep 22, 2010, 12:49pm Top

By my count, I've read 42 and have another 5 "partial reads" including the book I'm currently reading, Moby Dick.

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 (read the first one only, that was enough)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible (bits and pieces)
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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 (currently reading)
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
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 (read a couple hundred page of once, I wil pick it up again some day)

303ejj1955
Sep 24, 2010, 12:51pm Top

>302 devious_dantes: I like seeing the list displayed this way--the ones read and the ones not read together and easily discernible.

304craftyfox
Sep 26, 2010, 5:39pm Top

I've read

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
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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
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
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
3 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
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
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
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
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Wow, that's over 70. I keep losing count.

I've started but not finished

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

That's only 5. Four of them I intend to try again later. Despite loving many of his books, I really couldn't get into The Da Vinci Code at all. I doubt I'll try that one again.

305falkorib
Oct 2, 2010, 7:26pm Top

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306SallyCaskey
Oct 7, 2010, 6:15pm Top

Wow you have read so many but not A Fine Balance. Please treat yourself and read it!!!

307jnwelch
Oct 8, 2010, 10:44am Top

A Fine Balance is a good one. This list can be a helpful reminder in that way. I had read a lot of books on it, but now have also read Rebecca, Shadow of the Wind, and Dracula, and I'm in the middle of Little Women.

308craftyfox
Oct 9, 2010, 1:14pm Top

I have that one in my TBR list. I have it in my library. I've read all those books for two reasons: I went through a classical literature phase when I was living at Camp LeJeune (The base library had a fully stocked classics library and not much new stuff. I started with The Three Musketeers and went from there) and I started as an English major later on when I attended college. Classics are my special fondness.

309VivienneR
Oct 10, 2010, 4:01pm Top

This is my list. I've read 49, and one not completely (the bible). Thanks to this thread I've added A Fine Balance to my wishlist.

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

310ALWINN
Oct 21, 2010, 3:47pm Top

Well it looks like I can say I have read and finished 17. Now the Bible is never finished.

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

311Citizenjoyce
Oct 21, 2010, 4:47pm Top

Looks like 55 read. Some I really hated, some loved and I have a planned read of Little Women for December.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
The Bible
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
Middlemarch - George Eliot
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Dune - Frank Herbert
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

312andyjb
Nov 23, 2010, 4:19pm Top


OK so I've read (or partially read ) the following. The kind of person I am I now need to read the rest!

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

6 The Bible (partial)

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (partial)

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

23 Carrie - Stephen King

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

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 - A.A. Milne

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

52 Dune - Frank Herbert

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding

72 Dracula - Bram Stoker

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses - James Joyce (partial)

76 The Inferno - Dante

77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Get in touch as I'd love to chat about these books!

Andy

313Sussie
Edited: Nov 23, 2010, 5:12pm Top

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 - just don't 'get' what's so great about these
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 - read most of King Lear...
**15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier**
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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 - don't ever expect to finish this!!
**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
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**
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 Stoker
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 ** (I might have read this a very long time ago)
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

I make that about 26 read and 10 partially read, with another **18 'to be read'** (ie. I have them on my bookshelves), so that's just over half the list.

Given that it's such a mixed list (both in terms of genré and quality) I think what it says about me is that I'm an eclectic reader with a passion for books (and far too many of them if I can claim 50 from some random list!).

314speciallisa
Nov 23, 2010, 6:36pm Top

im really bad think i have only read a couple but it is now a mission of mine to read the lot! lol wish me luck !! xx

315TraxxKai
Nov 23, 2010, 7:55pm Top

Books read: (xx) = partially read; missing books are not read
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

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 The Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

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
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
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 - A.A. Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

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
52 Dune - Frank Herbert (the entire series)

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

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

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
(62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov)

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 (want to read this next!)}}

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

(75 Ulysses - James Joyce - but most of it)

76 The Inferno - Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome I believe I read all the series

79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (in French)

87 Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White

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

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

Summary: Eclectic mind and life; enjoyment of authors' expressions through many ages - historical, fantasy, classical good v. evil themes, life's lessons through others eyes, sometimes situational reading - as different moods, phases of life ......

316TraxxKai
Nov 23, 2010, 8:13pm Top

Obviously, I did not get the original list here - but on Facebook which has a few substitutions
I have also read The Bell Jar.

I have virtually all of the books I have read - some of them are very old.
Quite a number of books have been read numerous times since their impact changes throughout your life!

317jjvors
Dec 6, 2010, 11:16pm Top

I enjoyed reading the comments on this thread, after this posting reached me on Facebook--enough to join Library Thing and post my somewhat average results (for this site), 39 .

I question some of the books on this list, but it's as good as many I've seen. I put my approximate age when I read them next to the books.

The editor doesn't accept CTRL+B to bold, and I don't want to edit using HTML, so just look at the age next to the book.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - 18
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - 16
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - 13
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling -45
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - 17
6 The Bible - 13
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - 17
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell - 18
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - 45
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy - 36
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller - 19
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - 15
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger - 18
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 - 32
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll - 15
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - 45
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - 35
34 Emma -Jane Austen - 32
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen - 32
36 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis - 35
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 - A.A. Milne -35
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell - 16
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 - 40
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding - 22
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel - 48
52 Dune - Frank Herbert -27
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen - 22
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 - 17
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 - 35
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett -32
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 - 18
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert - 40
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White - 38
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - 18
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery - 40
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams - 47
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 - 32
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - 37
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I got 39 of them. I think I'll read some Dickens while on vacation.

318ALWINN
Dec 7, 2010, 8:50am Top

Well I had 12 in Oct and now Im up to 24 so I am well on my way. Will com back and see in another 6 mnths or so.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

319maddingcrowd
Dec 9, 2010, 10:06am Top

I was also having trouble with formating so I divided the list, first, books that I've read, those I've started but not finished and then those I haven't read. BTW, why would the BBC (who one would think knew better list the Chronicles of Narnia and the Lion, the Witch and the Warddrobe separate, as it they had nothing to do with one another, same with Hamlet and the Works of Shakespeare?

so Total Read: 59 -- Partially Read: 15 -- Not Read: 26
Read:
Pride and Prejudice_ - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
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
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
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
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
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
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Partially read:
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

Haven't read
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

320cielacecha1976
Edited: Dec 21, 2010, 6:19pm Top

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321katy88tx
Dec 29, 2010, 12:32pm Top

39!! Some I haven't even heard of! I've got some work to do, obviously!

322DanaJean
Dec 30, 2010, 5:52pm Top

I've read 36 of them and have 9 in my TBR pile. Need to update my pile.

323Travis1259
Jan 14, 2011, 12:05pm Top

I have read 47. Some of the rest I have no intention of reading. Since I don't have time to formulate a list, my reads were mostly what are considered classic literature.

324gwendal738
Edited: Jan 20, 2011, 12:54pm Top

Completed:
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (I'm a diehard fan of Holmes. I've read ALL of the books. And all of Doyle's books, really.)
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

In-Progress:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (I don't plan on continuing this. I usually read books to the end, but this was just so horrible that I couldn't stand it.)
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare --I've got a LOT more to go.
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Plan to read:
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
34 Emma - Jane Austen
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Total:
Finished: 22
Reading: 4
To Read: 27

Being a full-time highschool senior, I haven't much time to read, what with the required reading in English classes and all :p But I love reading. SO much. But I only really read classics, nothing older than the 1960s unless it's REALLY, really good. I don't like anything contemporary, I'm sort of old-fashioned... which is quite unusual for an eighteen-year-old for this era, eh? :) But yes, I do confess that I am a nerd when it comes to books. Besides, I have way, WAY more books that are more awesome that are not on this list.

Like Farenheit 451. Oh god. SO good. And the Cat's Cradle.

325ejj1955
Jan 20, 2011, 6:35pm Top

>324 gwendal738: If you don't care for Pride and Prejudice, you might want to skip the other Jane Austen books on your list of books to read. Much as it pains me to do other than encourage reading Austen . . .

326jnwelch
Jan 21, 2011, 2:07pm Top

Yes, not now for the others either, given your reaction to P & P. Think about coming back to JA later in life, >324 gwendal738:. She's well worth reading - and should be a pleasure to read.

327helloecho
Mar 11, 2011, 12:51am Top

couldnt get it to bold so i starred the ones ive read
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen*
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte*
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling*
6 The Bible*
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte*
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens*
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott*
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger*
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell*
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll*
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis*
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe*
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini*
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell*
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery*
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding*
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville*
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett*
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White*
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl*
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo*

328BaltimoreFox
Mar 11, 2011, 4:27am Top

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
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

329amz310783
Mar 11, 2011, 6:40am Top

Read-44:
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Own but not yet read-15:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Started but gave up:
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read 2 lol

75 Ulysses - James Joyce - reading now

330cloodles
Mar 11, 2011, 12:48pm Top

36 Read

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
34 Emma - Jane Austen
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
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
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

7 Unfinished

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

7 Unfinished

Happy to report that I don't regret reading any of the books, even the ones I didn't like. Will finish the others when I clear the ever increasing list of new finds.
Now the question is, What does this say about me?

331catalinutza_b
Edited: Mar 11, 2011, 3:19pm Top

57 read

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
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 In-Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
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
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
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 Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

332deegee1024
Mar 12, 2011, 1:22am Top

Read:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Partially read:
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie

TBR:
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

333phoenixwings895
Mar 12, 2011, 9:02am Top

READ:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet; Taming of the Shrew)
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

IN PROGRESS:
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

IN THE LINEUP:
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (It's on my shelf, in queue)
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini (It's on my shelf, in queue)
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood (It's on my shelf, in queue)
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding (It's on shelf, in queue)
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan (It's on shelf, in queue)
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (It's on my shelf, in queue)
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker (It's on my shelf, in queue)

I think this pretty good progress, only 19 so i have tons of time to get to the rest :)

334Bjace
Mar 12, 2011, 11:08am Top

44, sort of. I didn't finish Atonement and I've only read about half of Shakespeare's plays.

335mirrordrum
Edited: Mar 12, 2011, 4:12pm Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

hmmm. have now read 46 and have started a number of the others and quit w/ no regret whatsoever, e.g. Confederacy of dunces and Ulysses. and, fwiw, i think it a rather strange list. why list the complete works of Shakespeare and then add Hamlet separately? why pick Hamlet? how can you put on the Harry Potter series and omit, e.g., The Barchester Chronicles or John Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga? where are books by Toni Morrison or James Baldwin? Town like Alice but not On the beach? no Mark Twain? no All quiet on the Western Front or the things they carried or Regeneration Trilogy? of course, lists like this are simply made for nitpicking. i'm just sayin'.

336alco261
Mar 12, 2011, 5:56pm Top

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337Saabola
Mar 12, 2011, 8:48pm Top

Read: 42
1/1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2/3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
3/5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
4/7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
5/8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
6/10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
7/11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
8/12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
9/15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
10/18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger ... Named my son Holden after main character!
11/19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
12/21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
13/22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
14/25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
15/28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
16/31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
17/34 Emma - Jane Austen
18/37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
19/38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
20/39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
21/40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
22/41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
23/42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
24/43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
25/46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
26/50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
27/51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
28/54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
29/58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
30/59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
31/60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
32/62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
33/64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
34/68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
35/73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
36/81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
37/83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
38/86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
39/87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
40/91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
41/92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
42/99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

partially read: 9
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

41 finished and 9 partially read - Not bad for an American, but a little underwhelming for a Middle School Reading Teacher!

338ejj1955
Mar 13, 2011, 6:03am Top

One of the variables that I think might be interesting is the age of us all--someone who has read half or more of the list while still in their 20s or 30s, for example, to my mind is "ahead" of me, given that I'm in my 50s. My reading time is shrinking along with my remaining years . . . on the other hand, I've also reached the age at which I don't much care what other people think of my reading!

339faelan
Mar 15, 2011, 12:15am Top

Can we underline if we saw the movie?

340TaffyLovell
Mar 15, 2011, 12:28am Top

I've read 59 of these books. A few of those I started and didn't finish because I did not like them. A few on the list I know I won't read.

341mirrordrum
Mar 16, 2011, 11:26pm Top

#338 amen! and i'm 67 and can pretty much only do audio books so i'm gettin' real picky. :)

342ohdani
Mar 20, 2011, 3:02pm Top

I've read these:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
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
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

I've read 31. I also have started but not yet finished The Lord of the Rings, Great Expectations, and The catcher in the Rye (not my fault on this one- started my husbands copy only to realize it's missing pages!! bah!). I also own the following but haven't started yet: Middlemarch, Catch 22, The Bell Jar, Moby Dick and Les Miserables. I think I need to step it up with reading some classics in between all my science fiction and fantasy things.

343msbrightside77
Mar 20, 2011, 4:25pm Top

I've read 40. 60 more to go!!

344Jarandel
Edited: May 11, 2012, 9:28am Top

51 read, +3 partially read.
Raised in France so the french classics were no-brainers

Read
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
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
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome >> Surprised to see that one pop up, read it and still own it but it didn't strike me that much as a "classic" or "cultural background noise" title which seem to make up most of this list.
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


Partially read
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
6 The Bible
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare


Not read yet (* but I know I want to ** I really want to)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee*
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller*
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini*
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
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**
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

I don't *want* to read it
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden >> Apparently rather the western crowds pleaser, went with http://www.librarything.com/work/1696369 instead
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

345Rachelbu
Mar 23, 2011, 3:39pm Top

I can't figure out how to paste it. But I'm seventeen and have read 32 of the books. Some of my favorites were by Leo Tolstoy, and the Bronte sisters. Also, Les Miserables, and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

346ejj1955
Mar 24, 2011, 4:31pm Top

Rachel, to paste: Use your mouse to highlight the list from the first post. Hold down the CTRL key and "C" to copy. Open a new window to post and hold down the CTRL key and press "V" to paste. Then you can edit the list as you like.

347jessermaca
Mar 25, 2011, 12:44am Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

Altogether, I've read 26 of these books and most of them are actually favorites of mine. I can understand how BBC would think this, but I'm only 19 years old and I'm a fourth through this list. I can easily get through another fourth by the end of this year, possibly even get to have read up to 70 of the books on here if I try hard enough.

348jessermaca
Mar 25, 2011, 12:48am Top

Argh, didn't touchstone 1, 16, 22, 57, 83 or 99. Can't forget those.

349jessermaca
Mar 25, 2011, 12:49am Top

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350jamessanderson
Mar 25, 2011, 5:41am Top

I'm not sure why these 100 would be lumped together. Some are not worth the read. Jim

351taffygold123
Mar 26, 2011, 12:05am Top

I've read 52 on your list. Some are pretty hazy in my mind because I read them a long time ago.

352EmilyBrooks
Mar 26, 2011, 2:38am Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
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
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


I'm at 33. I would say that's pretty good for just being in my first year of college. A lot of these were required reading throughout grade school though.

353gbabyx3
Mar 29, 2011, 12:08pm Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
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
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (not finished)
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen (not finished)
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (not finished)
75 Ulysses - James Joyce (not finished)
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

My bold and italic wouldn't work so I just listed the ones I've read and am currently reading. Considering that I'm only 19 and have yet to start college I think I'm doing pretty well. 23 read and 3 unfinished.

354bulzi
Mar 29, 2011, 4:08pm Top

46 read:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
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
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

J~

355swadas
Mar 29, 2011, 4:41pm Top

B The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
B Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
B To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
I The Bible
B Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
B His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
B Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
B Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
I Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
B The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
I Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
I Middlemarch - George Eliot
B Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
B The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
B The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
I Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
B Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
B Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
B David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
I Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
B The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
B Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
B Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
B Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
B Animal Farm - George Orwell
B The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
I One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
B The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
B Lord of the Flies - William Golding
B Life of Pi - Yann Martel
B Dune - Frank Herbert
B The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
B Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
B Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
B Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
B Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
B On The Road - Jack Kerouac
B Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
B Moby Dick - Herman Melville
B Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
B Dracula - Bram Stoker
B A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
B The Color Purple - Alice Walker
I The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
I Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
I Charlotte’s Web - EB White
B The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
B Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
B The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
B Watership Down - Richard Adams
B A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
B The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
I Hamlet - William Shakespeare
B Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Bold (finished) - 43
Italic (Started) - 11

I realized how many of these I was forced to read in school, and how glad I am now that I was...

356jopp
Mar 31, 2011, 3:48pm Top

I couldn't get the bold/italics to work, so here are the 31 I've read:

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

And the 4 I've started:
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
21 Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

357ddelmoni
Mar 31, 2011, 4:13pm Top

47 with 1 on my TBR list. Better than I expected. I'm pretty sure it means I have to get a life!

358Rhyla
Mar 31, 2011, 5:46pm Top

It looks like I have read 21 of the list...

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

359jorda3ra
Apr 1, 2011, 3:32am Top

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
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
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
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
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
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

38, if I counted correctly. And there's quite a few on there that are also on my "need to read" list. Not to shabby for an 18 year old!

360clover88
Apr 1, 2011, 6:20am Top

35 half read a few others but didnt include them because i never finished them

361RebeccaChantal
Apr 2, 2011, 9:14am Top

Did not want to paste the whole list again- but 56 - not bad for being 21...

362alaudacorax
Edited: Apr 2, 2011, 11:37am Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

So that's 37 read and 9 unfinished, if I count correctly.

The starred are ones where I honestly don't know whether I read them once, long, long ago, or it's just that I'm confusing them with film and television versions.

Of the unfinished ones, most I gave up on part way through; except Vanity Fair, that I'm reading at the moment, and the Philip Pullman - where I read the first book in the trilogy right to the end, but it gave me no desire to attempt the other two.

I have to be honest, I don't know what it says about my reading habits.

Edited to italicize Grapes of Wrath. I'm vaguely remembering that, decades ago, I had a go at reading John Steinbeck. I think I read East of Eden, probably prompted by James Dean, perhaps one or two more, then tried Grapes of Wrath, retired defeated and profoundly depressed and never attempted a page of Steinbeck again.

Edited again to alter the 8 to 9, of course.

363Marie-Fleur
Edited: Apr 2, 2011, 9:04pm Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (Done)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (Done)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte(Done)
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling(Done)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible(Done)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte(Was reading)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (done)
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott(Done)
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - (Read some)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (Done)
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell(Done)
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens(Done)
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy(Done)
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(Just finished :D)
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll(Just finished as well)
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (Done)
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis(Done)
34 Emma - Jane Austen(Done)
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen(Done)
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Done)
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden(done)
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne(Done)
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown(reading I guess)
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(Done)
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
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (Done)
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(Done)
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(Done)
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker(Done)
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(Done)
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(Done)
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(Done)
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(Done)
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl(Done)
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (Done)

Read: 34
Reading: 1
I guess that I've read a lot for my age? (16)
Hahaha Great books thought.

364Phlox72
Edited: Apr 3, 2011, 10:01pm Top

I counted 27. So is that further evidence that I'm not normal? Grrrreat. I think only having read 6 is an underestimation for most people anyway.

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
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

Oops it's 28. Well I guess my counting skills are sub normal.

365ejj1955
Apr 3, 2011, 1:03am Top

>364 Phlox72: Maybe it's an average. You must take into account people, foreign as they may seem to us, who never willingly read anything and often don't read what they're assigned in school. It was my senior year, I think, when a classmate of mine told me that Love Story was the only book she'd ever read "clean through." Like I said, completely alien.

And for anyone unfamiliar with that particular piece of dreck, it's about 150 pages or so of mostly dialog, if I remember correctly. Including the classically idiotic line, "Love means never having to say you're sorry."

Ugh. Maybe it's no wonder she never read anything else!

366millerra4
Apr 6, 2011, 5:57pm Top

My total is 30.

I AM ECSTATIC THAT SHADOW OF THE WIND was on this list. It is my all time favorite book. I live in the states, so perhaps it is more popular over there in BBC land.

If you love books, you must read Carlos Ruiz Zafon's book. It is a book about books, that manages to be more than any reader could ask for. Its a love story, but accessible to the least sentimental man.

Please support this author!

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

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

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

367lexiehana
Apr 10, 2011, 11:10pm Top

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
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
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

I have read 26. Which I think is pretty good for not being in college yet.

368alaudacorax
Apr 11, 2011, 7:01am Top

If you're still dropping in here, richardderus, you might care to link this to a follow-on thread. This one is getting rather slow and unwieldy.

369djmitchellhamilton
Apr 13, 2011, 12:16am Top

X 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
X 2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - own
X 3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - own
X 4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - own some, read all
X 5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - own
X 6 The Bible - own
X 7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
X 8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell - own
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
X 10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
X 11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - own
X 12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
X 13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
X 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
X 15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
X 16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (actually the whole series)
X 17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
X 18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
X 19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
X 20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
X 21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell - own
X 22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald - own
X 23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
X 24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
X 25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
X 26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
X 27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
X 28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
X 29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
X 30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
X 31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
X 32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
X 33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - own
X 34 Emma - Jane Austen
X 35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
X 36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (isn't this redundant?)
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
X 38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
X 39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
X 40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne - own
X 41 Animal Farm - George Orwell (own, geezz 4X in school!)
X 42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - own
X 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
X 46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
X 48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
X 49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
X 50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
X 52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
X 54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
X 57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
X 59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
X 61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
X 62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
X 64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
X 65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
X 66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
X 69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
X 70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
X 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
X 75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
X 79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
X 81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
X 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
X 87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White - own
X 88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom - had & loaned out
X 89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - own
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
X 91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
X 92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
X 94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
X 97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
X 98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
X 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
X 100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

WOW...did not realize just how many of these I had read until I did this little project!! I guess I should be a bit more grateful for my catholic education and inheriting my parents' love of reading! thanks Mom & Dad!

370Julia_Reese
Edited: Apr 14, 2011, 6:37pm Top

Have Read:

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
34 Emma - Jane Austen
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

Have Almost Read:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

So I’ve read 15 so far, and have 8 sitting in my almost read/will be read in the near future pile. I dunno, I don’t think that’s too shabby considering I’m only sixteen. But I know I’ll be spending the night on Amazon looking all of these up and selecting some to read!

371ejj1955
Apr 15, 2011, 2:09am Top

Goodness knows I'm in favor of buying and owning books, but I want to mention that a fair number of these books can be found online and read for free, should anyone be interested in that approach. Or downloaded free to a Nook, Kindle, etc.

372dpbeal
Apr 15, 2011, 5:58pm Top

I have only read 87 of the 100 books here:

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Complete Works of Shakespeare
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ulysses - James Joyce
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

These are the books I haven’t read, but many of theses I have at least seen the movie:

Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

373jcschaser
Apr 19, 2011, 10:07pm Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

I've always been a reader, many of these books are books that you might read in school. I went to a very small chrisitan school, and they only really wanted you to read the Bible. I really should catch up. I have actually seen many of the movies based on the novels though.

374kaatje83
Apr 20, 2011, 7:32am Top

Since I like reading better than spending too much time having an argument with the computer I've made 3 lists.

Books read: 42
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
(Some of these books I've read in Dutch)

Books started, not finished: 3
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
6 The Bible
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Books owned but not read yet: 3
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
80 Possession - AS Byatt.

375Bookwormz4
Edited: Apr 26, 2011, 5:35pm Top

34 read.
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - FAVORITE BOOK
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

38 that's on my list, I own, or have to read for school next year.
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
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
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare.

And I've started but never finished Anna Karenina.

What does this say about my reading? That I make my list off 'books you should read before you die'.

376ejj1955
Apr 27, 2011, 1:03am Top

I'm going to be asking the library for The Shadow of the Wind--the amount of love here for it convinces me I have to read this book.

377KateWentworth
Apr 28, 2011, 9:17am Top

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Apr 28, 2011, 9:18am Top

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381KateWentworth
Apr 28, 2011, 9:20am Top

ejj1955 - great choice! :-)

----MY BBC MEME LIST----
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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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 - C.S. 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
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
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 Stoker
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 Sherlock Holmes Series - 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

382jnwelch
Apr 28, 2011, 9:45am Top

The ones I have not read:

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (may never read; story doesn't appeal much to me)
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (not my cup of tea)
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (made it halfway; need to finish)
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (no excuse; tbr)
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (made it halfway; need to finish)
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy (tbr)
Atonement - Ian McEwan (not my cup of tea)
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons (not sure; don't know this one)
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth (tbr)
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (reading now)
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (not my cup of tea)
The Secret History - Donna Tartt (not my cup of tea, but my daughter loved it, so maybe)
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (not my cup of tea)
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy (tbr)
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding (not my cup of tea)
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie (not sure - maybe)
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson (tbr)
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (tbr)
Germinal - Emile Zola (not sure - maybe)
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (movie makes me feel like I've read it, but tbr)
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell (tbr)
The Color Purple - Alice Walker (tbr)
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (reluctant tbr)
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom (really? does this belong on this list? well, Tuesdays with Morrie got to me)
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton (hard to find here, but tbr)
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks (didn't like others of his that much, but maybe tbr)
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute (don't know much about it, but probably tbr)

383ejj1955
Edited: Apr 28, 2011, 2:29pm Top

For what it's worth, I loved A Town Like Alice; it's been quite a while since I read it, but the story is set during WWII and after; it initially concerns a group of British women in Malaysia who are captured by the Japanese. The latter part of the book takes place in Australia.

Of course, I also loved Gone with the Wind, and will just say that along with the (melo)drama of Scarlett's romantic life, the story includes some fairly detailed information about the war, especially Sherman's march through Georgia.

As for A Christmas Carol, it's quite short by Dickens' standards!

384jnwelch
Apr 28, 2011, 2:30pm Top

>383 ejj1955: Thanks, ejj1955. I'll plan on reading A Town Like Alice, and you've at least got me reconsidering Gone with the Wind. The movie never grabbed me like it has others, so that has influenced me.

I can't remember even looking at A Christmas Carol, so it's reassuring to hear it's a short one of his.

385anna3oriental
Apr 28, 2011, 5:33pm Top

I´ve read some of them in English but most of them in Spanish first and reread them in English. I have been actively reading in English (my second language) for twenty-five years, preferring not to read translations when not needed. I miss Paul Auster, Murakami, Virginia Wolf,William Faulkner, Cervantes, E. Gaskell, Henry James,Mario Vargas Llosa, DH Laurence, Ernest Hemingway,F García Lorca, HG Wells, EA Poe, Doris Lessing,Jorge Amado, Stendhal, Ray Bradbury, Philip K Dick, H P LoveCraft, Sandor Marai, Thomas Mann.
1Pride and Prejudice X- Jane Austen En&Sp
2 The Lord of the Rings X- JRR Tolkien Sp
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte XEn&Sp (The Pofessor,Shirley)
4 Harry Potter seriesX - JK Rowling En
5 To Kill a MockingbirdX - Harper Lee Sp
6 The BibleXX En&Sp
7 Wuthering HeightsX - Emily Bronte En&Sp
8 Nineteen Eighty FourX - George Orwell En
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations X- Charles Dickens En
11 Little WomenX - Louisa M Alcott En&Sp
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles X- Thomas Hardy En&Sp (The Mayor of Castlebridge, Far from the Madding Crowd)
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare -X read some, but not others... En&Sp
15 Rebecca X- Daphne Du Maurier En
16 The Hobbit X- JRR Tolkien En
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye X- JD Salinger En
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch X- George Eliot En
21 Gone With The Wind X- Margaret Mitchell Sp
22 The Great Gatsby X- F Scott Fitzgerald En
23 Bleak House X- Charles Dickens En
24 War and Peace X- Leo Tolstoy Sp
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy X- Douglas Adams all of them/ En
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath X- John Steinbeck Sp
29 Alice in Wonderland X- Lewis Carroll En&Sp
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield X- Charles Dickens En
33 Chronicles of Narnia X - CS Lewis 3 of 7 Sp
34 Emma X- Jane Austen En
35 Persuasion X- Jane Austen En
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe X by CS Lewis En
37 The Kite Runner – By Khaled Hosseini I´ve read A Thousand splendid Suns ,En
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh X- AA Milne Sp, read to my son
41 Animal Farm X- George Orwell En
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of SolitudeX - Gabriel Garcia Marquez Sp when I was 15
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White X - Wilkie Collins En&Sp (Moonsone, No Name and others)
46 Anne of Green Gables X- LM Montgomery Sp
47 Far From The Madding Crowd X- Thomas Hardy. En
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies X- William Golding Sp
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan (Ieve read Saturday by this author)
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune X- Frank Herbert En&Sp (all the books about Dune, 4 or 5)
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility X - Jane Austen En
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind X- Carlos Ruiz Zafon Sp
57 A Tale Of Two CitiesX - Charles Dickens En
58 Brave New World X- Aldous Huxley En
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time X- Mark Haddon En
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera X- Gabriel Garcia Marquez Sp
61 Of Mice and Men X- John Steinbeck En
62 Lolita X- Vladimir Nabokov En
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo X- Alexandre Dumas Sp
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure X- Thomas Hardy En
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary X- Helen Fielding En
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist X- Charles Dickens En
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden X- Frances Hodgson Burnett En
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses X- James Joyce En&Sp
76 The Bell Jar X- Sylvia Plath En&Sp
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair X- William Makepeace Thackeray Sp
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol x- Charles Dickens En
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple X- Alice Walker Sp
84 The Remains of the Day X- Kazuo Ishiguro En
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance X- Rohinton Mistry En
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes X- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle en
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness X- Joseph Conrad En&Sp
92 The Little Prince X- Antoine De Saint-Exupery Sp and French
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces X- John Kennedy Toole En&Sp
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers X- Alexandre Dumas Sp
98 Hamlet X- William Shakespeare En
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory X- Roald Dahl En (Matilda, Boy and others too)
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

386anna3oriental
Apr 28, 2011, 5:37pm Top

I mean some authors appear many times and I miss others. I mean I love Jane Austen but I also love Henry James.

387jnwelch
Apr 28, 2011, 5:52pm Top

Yes, and how did The Da Vinci Code get on the list?

388anna3oriental
Apr 28, 2011, 6:04pm Top

I´ve read 55
2 I´ve read the author not the book in the list
I haven´t read 43 yet though some sound interesting.
Type of books: classics, Spanish authors, books for young people, fantasy, 19th century novels and science fiction.

1Pride and Prejudice X- Jane Austen En&Sp
2 The Lord of the Rings X- JRR Tolkien Sp
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte XEn&Sp (The Professor,Shirley)
4 Harry Potter seriesX - JK Rowling En
5 To Kill a MockingbirdX - Harper Lee Sp
6 The BibleXX En&Sp
7 Wuthering HeightsX - Emily Bronte En&Sp
8 Nineteen Eighty FourX - George Orwell En
10 Great Expectations X- Charles Dickens En
11 Little WomenX - Louisa M Alcott En&Sp
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles X- Thomas Hardy En&Sp (The Mayor of Castlebridge, Far from the Madding Crowd)
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare -X read some, but not others... En&Sp
15 Rebecca X- Daphne Du Maurier En
16 The Hobbit X- JRR Tolkien En
18 Catcher in the Rye X- JD Salinger En
20 Middlemarch X- George Eliot En
21 Gone With The Wind X- Margaret Mitchell Sp
22 The Great Gatsby X- F Scott Fitzgerald En
23 Bleak House X- Charles Dickens En
24 War and Peace X- Leo Tolstoy Sp
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy X- Douglas Adams all of them/ En
28 Grapes of Wrath X- John Steinbeck Sp
29 Alice in Wonderland X- Lewis Carroll En&Sp
32 David Copperfield X- Charles Dickens En
33 Chronicles of Narnia X - CS Lewis 3 of 7 Sp
34 Emma X- Jane Austen En
35 Persuasion X- Jane Austen En
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe X by CS Lewis En
37 The Kite Runner – By Khaled Hosseini I´ve read A Thousand splendid Suns ,En
40 Winnie the Pooh X- AA Milne Sp, read to my son
41 Animal Farm X- George Orwell En
43 One Hundred Years of SolitudeX - Gabriel Garcia Marquez Sp
45 The Woman in White X - Wilkie Collins En&Sp (Moonsone, No Name and others)
46 Anne of Green Gables X- LM Montgomery Sp
47 Far From The Madding Crowd X- Thomas Hardy. En
49 Lord of the Flies X- William Golding Sp
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan (I´ve read Saturday by this author)
52 Dune X- Frank Herbert En&Sp (all the books about Dune, 4 or 5)
54 Sense and Sensibility X - Jane Austen En
56 The Shadow of the Wind X- Carlos Ruiz Zafon Sp
57 A Tale Of Two CitiesX - Charles Dickens En
58 Brave New World X- Aldous Huxley En
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time X- Mark Haddon En
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera X- Gabriel Garcia Marquez Sp
61 Of Mice and Men X- John Steinbeck En
62 Lolita X- Vladimir Nabokov En
65 Count of Monte Cristo X- Alexandre Dumas Sp
67 Jude the Obscure X- Thomas Hardy En
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary X- Helen Fielding En
71 Oliver Twist X- Charles Dickens En
73 The Secret Garden X- Frances Hodgson Burnett En
75 Ulysses X- James Joyce En&Sp
76 The Bell Jar X- Sylvia Plath En&Sp
79 Vanity Fair X- William Makepeace Thackeray Sp
81 A Christmas Carol x- Charles Dickens En
83 The Color Purple X- Alice Walker Sp
84 The Remains of the Day X- Kazuo Ishiguro En
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance X- Rohinton Mistry En
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes X- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle en
91 Heart of Darkness X- Joseph Conrad En&Sp
92 The Little Prince X- Antoine De Saint-Exupery Sp and French
95 A Confederacy of Dunces X- John Kennedy Toole En&Sp
97 The Three Musketeers X- Alexandre Dumas Sp
98 Hamlet X- William Shakespeare En
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory X- Roald Dahl En (Matilda, Boy and others too)

389madpoet
Edited: May 18, 2011, 8:54pm Top

I've read 53 of these.

*54 now. Just finished #19: The Time Traveler's Wife

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

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 (the plays, not the poems)

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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

48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

52 Dune - Frank Herbert

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

390Gbrings
May 2, 2011, 5:23pm Top


3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Are the one's I've finished, 18 in total.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
34 Emma - Jane Austen
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

Are the one's I've started but not finished, so 11 in total.

Altogether thats 29, not brilliant but not too bad considering I'm only 17, still got a while to get through the rest!

391madpoet
May 2, 2011, 7:23pm Top

You're off to a very good start, Gbrings!

392lavinadatwani
May 11, 2011, 8:39am Top


4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
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
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

393loving_a_weasley
May 12, 2011, 7:42am Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

Wow...I did really bad. 8 out of 100. I really need to start reading more.
SW

394loving_a_weasley
May 12, 2011, 7:43am Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

Wow...I did really bad. 8 out of 100. I really need to start reading more.
SW

395ronniev
May 12, 2011, 5:20pm Top

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
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

396bennyb
Edited: May 14, 2011, 8:58am Top

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397boulder_a_t
May 15, 2011, 8:17am Top

This was fun on a slow Sunday morning.
My numbers: 42 and 5

BUT, what is the real source of this list?
It's really a mixed bag of stuff.

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
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
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.
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
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
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Not finished:
6 The Bible
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

398i.bookworm11
May 17, 2011, 12:04pm Top

I've read around 30 of these. The others are on my list though! :)

399i.bookworm11
May 17, 2011, 12:14pm Top

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 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
10 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
11 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
12 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
13 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
14 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
15 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
16 Middlemarch - George Eliot
17 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
18 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
19 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
20 Emma - Jane Austen
21 Persuasion - Jane Austen
22 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
23 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
24 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
25 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
26 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
27 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
28 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
29 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
30 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
31 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
32 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
33 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
34 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
35 Dracula - Bram Stoker
36 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
37 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
38 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
39 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
40 Watership Down - Richard Adams
41 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
42 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Okay, so I've read around 40 then! :) Now I can go through and read the ones that are left on the list.

400cherylscountry
May 21, 2011, 4:00am Top

I have read 37 of these books and plan on reading more in the future. It is interesting how these type of lists are developed and by whom. I have seen so many of them. Several books are on all the lists but there many different ones on each different list. Happy reading to all!!!

401remember
May 21, 2011, 1:10pm Top

Every time I see lists like these it reminds me of Gilmore Girls when Rory has a meltdown at Harvard and I can completely sympathize with her overreaction. There is just not enough time.

Lorelai : This building is one component of a thirteen million volume collection housed in more than ninety different libraries. It’s the oldest library in the United States and the largest academic library in the world. Breathe, breathe.

Rory : I’m a failure. I am stupid. I am uniformed and ignorant and… I can’t even think of a second synonym for uninformed. I suck. Thirteen million volumes? I’ve read like, what, three hundred books in my entire life and I’m already sixteen? Do you know how long it would take me to read thirteen million books?

Lorelai : But honey, you don’t have to read every one of them. Tuesdays with Morrie? Skip that. Who Moved My Cheese? Just stuff you already know.

Rory : Okay, but every kid coming to Harvard is inevitably reading books, and different books, and I want to be able to converse intelligently with each of them and I can’t do that unless I read books, at least a few from every genre and sub-genre.

Lorelai : Okay, come on. I’m getting you out of here.

Rory : I sleep too much.

Lorelai : No you don’t.

Rory : I’ve been frittering away my whole life.

Lorelai : You don’t fritter.

Rory : Did I mention I suck?

402ejj1955
May 23, 2011, 1:00am Top

>401 remember: Ah, the Gilmore Girls. Always good for some witty repartee.

I don't worry any more about how I measure up to someone else's list. I've read a lot, many of the books you "should" read, but what really worries me is the prospect of not having time to read the books I want to read. I simply won't live long enough.

403fenja
May 26, 2011, 11:26am Top

i've read 48 of these and given up on two that i didn't like. i can't believe the bbc thinks we've only read 6 of them

404ejj1955
May 27, 2011, 2:19pm Top

>403 fenja: Remember that we are, as members of LT, by definition readers. Plenty of people really aren't, including both my sisters. I'd be very surprised if either of them read even six of these--maybe one or two if forced to in school, maybe not even that.

405jamessanderson
May 28, 2011, 8:22am Top

Most of them, though some don't seem to belong on the list with the others. Jim

406Godlike
May 28, 2011, 8:39am Top

i've read most of them bar about five or six of them

407Marie-Anne.Duhem
May 28, 2011, 3:45pm Top

Honnestly, I've only read 27 of them. Is this a list of must-have-read? In that case I'm missing a lot of good books which aren't listed...
(and cannot agree to the Da Vinci code... and at least one or two others)

408oldstick
May 29, 2011, 5:23am Top

I must read To Kill a MockingbirdIt comes up time and again in favourite book lists. I've read most of the others.
oldstick.

409Tod_Christianson
May 29, 2011, 9:41am Top

I have read 49, and I enjoyed every one of them

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
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
991 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

410mammamia88
Edited: May 29, 2011, 11:09am Top

That's 49 I think - great books too! Pleased to see A Secret History here, wonderful book!

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

411smeeta
May 29, 2011, 2:29pm Top

Was great fun going through this list - and I've read 56 of these and abridged versions of a few others... unfortunately i can't seem to make the titles i've read bold, to paste into this message :(

412alaudacorax
May 30, 2011, 5:12am Top

#411 - To make the title bold, and a lot of other things, see 'How to Do Fancy Things in Your Posts', here - http://www.librarything.com/topic/35356

413RedLime
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414RedLime
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415ebradley127
Jun 1, 2011, 4:03pm Top



Read: 46

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
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
12 Tess of the D’’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Started but haven’t finished: 6 (some are just huge books or complete works, others I frankly lost
interest in)

6 The Bible
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

What does it say about my reading habits? I’m a nerd. LOL

416grnman
Edited: Jun 3, 2011, 9:30pm Top

BBC is not for me I have read 21 of them.
David

417livebreathecisum
Jun 5, 2011, 6:46pm Top

I'm fairly certain more than six of these books were required reading when I was in school.

418MrsRichardSchiller
Jun 10, 2011, 9:17pm Top

Sorry to agree with ANY boss, but I, too, consider the Bible mythology, along with Greek and other cultural gods and monsters. To be fair, I took a course on the King James bible as literature. It was boring! But there are great quotes to be had out of it, though not as many as in, say, Shakespeare's works.

419constanceareta
Jun 17, 2011, 7:55pm Top

I'm 16 and I've read 19 of those, I think that's pretty good to be honest.

420jnwelch
Jun 20, 2011, 3:00pm Top

>419 constanceareta: It sure is. That's a lot at your age. Good for you. And there's lots more good reading ahead of you!

421misskitty17
Jun 21, 2011, 2:34am Top

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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker

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

so i've finished 17, own but haven't finished 8. and there a few more on my to be read list. not bad for being 22 and getting stuck reading text books for the last 4 years :)

422queentamir
Jun 22, 2011, 4:56pm Top

Im depressed I only read (18 out 100) can I say its (29 out of 100) if i counted the ones i didnt finish because i didnt like ?

I admit am limited in my taste of fiction did you have to rub it in ?

423lukecharley
Jun 22, 2011, 9:10pm Top

I am 19 years old, and have read 41 of these books. My favorite of these are the Little Prince, and A Brave New World.

424ellenflorman
Jun 22, 2011, 9:36pm Top

I've read these 38:

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Dune - Frank Herbert
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
Watership Down - Richard Adams
Hamlet - William Shakespeare

425court_ney25
Jun 26, 2011, 3:42pm Top

Read: 37

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
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Partial Reads: 6
6 The Bible *
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens*
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...*
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien*
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac*
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

426TessaSlingerland
Jun 29, 2011, 5:46am Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

Read: 46
Not Completed: 5

That means my next challenge will be to at least read half of the list! Only four to go. Shouldn't be too hard, there are a lot I would like to read some time.

427sarahemmm
Jun 29, 2011, 11:48am Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen : yes
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien : my mother read this to me as a child
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte : read as a child
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible : quite a lot
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte : read most/all as a child
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell : read as a teenager
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens : read as a child
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott : read as a child
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy : read as a child
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller : no, but must
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare : a few at school
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien : not sure
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger : yes; bookclub
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald : yes as a teenager
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens : yes; brilliant soap opera! LT bookclub
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams : no, but listened to the original radio plays
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck read as a teenager and more recently for our bookclub
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll : standard fare in my family
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame : ditto
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens : read as a child
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis : read as a child
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe :read as a child
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini : no; bookclub - tried it, hated it
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne :standard fare in my family
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell :read as a teenager
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown :yes, but not impressed. I read a much better book about the Cathars 30 years ago
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 :read as a child
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy :read as a child
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding :read as a child; also taken to see the film as a child
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel :yes; bookclub
52 Dune - Frank Herbert :yes
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons : yes
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 :read as a child
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon :yes
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov :read as a teenager
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt :bookclub - didn't finish it
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold : yes; bookclub
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 :yes
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens :read as a child
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett :read as a child
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson :yes
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome :read as a child (all of them)
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray :read as a child (I remember reading this at age 11 while I was waiting off-stage to play Lady Macbeth)
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens :read as a child
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro :yes; bookclub
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 :read as a child
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 :read as a teenager, and all his others
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas :not quite sure if I read this as a child
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I make that 43 or 44. You can see that I read voraciously - anything and everything - when I was younger; I am far more lazy-minded nowadays.

428ejj1955
Jul 2, 2011, 8:44pm Top

>427 sarahemmm: I think it's interesting that you hated A Kite Runner; I didn't read it because I read his A Thousand Splendid Suns -- which I hated.

429Neverwithoutabook
Jul 3, 2011, 2:09am Top

I think I did this list on FB a year or so ago, but couldn't resist.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane AustenSaw the movie
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - started - never finished also saw some of the movies
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - and saw a movie of it
4 Harry Potter series - JK RowlingSaw some of the movies

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible - SOME
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George OrwellSaw the movie

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - read as a child and don't really remember it all
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - as above
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell - also saw the movie
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott FitzgeraldSaw the Movie

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 WaughSaw the movie

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll - some childhood version plus TV versions

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - parts in children's versions read to my son
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - have it but not sure if I started it ever
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - vaguely recall this

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS LewisSaw the movie

34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Saw the movie
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De BernieresSaw the movie
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - Also saw the movie
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA MilneSaw the TV shows

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan BrownSaw the movie

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 MontgomerySaw the TV series

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
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
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold Saw the Movie
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre DumasSaw the Movie

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen FieldingSaw the Movie

69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

72 Dracula - Bram StokerSaw the Movie

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 - SOME
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-ExuperyWatched on TV with my son

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 DumasSaw the Movie

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare - also saw the movie

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl Saw the movie

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo - also saw the movie

It appears I like my books in movie form quite a lot! That's strange since I usually feel that the book is better than the movie!

16 - Read but still working on this
6 - Started but never finished
27 - WATCHED! LOL

430Godlike
Jul 4, 2011, 9:35am Top

I love 'on the road', great book and 'alice in wonderland' will forever remain a favourite, it's as nutty as I am!!!!!

431hpelke02
Jul 4, 2011, 5:36pm Top

Total Read: 32

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 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
7 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
8 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
9 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
10 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
11 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
12 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
13 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
14 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
15 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
16 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
17 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
18 Animal Farm - George Orwell
19 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
20 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
21 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
22 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
23 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
24 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
25 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
26 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
27 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
28 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
29 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
30 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
31 Watership Down - Richard Adams
32 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

There are 2 on there I've read half of (Monte Cristo and Dark Materials) and another 29 I own but haven't read yet.

432sarahemmm
Jul 6, 2011, 2:49am Top

> 428

>427 sarahemmm: I think it's interesting that you hated A Kite Runner; I didn't read it because I read his A Thousand Splendid Suns -- which I hated.

Actually, I have read Thousand Suns (for my bookclub) and didn't like that either.

433ejj1955
Jul 6, 2011, 4:19pm Top

>432 sarahemmm: I read A Thousand Splendid Suns for my book club, too. I love the ladies in my book club but our somewhat informal theme is books by or about women, and in modern literature that seems to mean an awful lot of depression, angst, loss, grief, and wallowing in memories of same. I cannot stand it.

Add in a depiction of a society in which women are treated as second-class citizens or in which violence against them is sanctioned, and I end up wishing someone would shoot me before I have to read another word of such books.

Yes, I realize my last sentence is illogical in the extreme.

434Julayyy
Jul 7, 2011, 8:15pm Top

I've only read 19, but I'm still in my teens so I've got time.

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

435melissajoy
Jul 18, 2011, 3:32pm Top

I've read forty, not quite half bad.

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

436aimeeaaa
Jul 20, 2011, 4:24pm Top

Hi, I am only 13 so I haven't read many. I've read 28 books this year, but only 2 were on the list.
Books I've finished:

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Series I've partly read

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - I've read the first one. I'm planning on getting the rest.
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - I read the first 2 from the libary but then by the time I got the 3rd one, which was a while, I partly forget the plot.
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - I recently got this from a 2nd hand book shop, on the 3rd one.

437cotton1714
Jul 20, 2011, 4:28pm Top

17 - and it would be less if they weren't required reading - pretty sad

438ejj1955
Jul 21, 2011, 10:47pm Top

>437 cotton1714: Not sad. Those books are still out there if you want them and the list is arbitrary. Sad, to me, is people who never know the sheer pleasure of reading. But you could have read thousands of great books, just not the ones on this list. Some of which aren't that great *cough* The Da Vinci Code *cough*

IMHO.

439seasonsoflove
Jul 26, 2011, 1:54pm Top

Read:
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
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
34 Emma - Jane Austen
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Begun:
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare-read almost all of them, but there are a few I haven't gotten to yet
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

So read 36, started 2. The being an English major in college who concentrated in Asian and East European Lit definitely helped a bit ;)

Now I'm determined to get my number up even more! There's a few on here I've been meaning to read for a while, so this inspires me to get to them sooner rather than later-and finish The Woman in White!

440Zumbanista
Jul 27, 2011, 6:02pm Top

Sorry, couldn't figure out the BOLDING Codes ;^\

Books I've Read - 40

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

Only one 1 in my TBR Queue
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk – TBR

Only one 1 I gave up entirely on, much to my own disappointment
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo – Not Completed

Def. a strange list though, but a fun thread!

441fuzzi
Jul 28, 2011, 1:08pm Top

37

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

442fuzzi
Jul 29, 2011, 7:56am Top

I have a confession to make: I did not read all 400+ posts in this thread, so I am unsure if someone else has posted this observation...

...but did anyone notice that there are two duplicate entries?

I didn't, a friend pointed it out to me. Oops. So much for my powers of observation.

He also suggested that the list should have included Go Dog Go. :)

443Marel
Jul 29, 2011, 7:11pm Top

I couldn't get it to bold (from Word, it "shed" the formatting when I put it in this reply, and there seems to be no way to format stuff IN the reply. So - I just deleted all the ones I hadn't (yet) read.

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

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 - read some, but probably not all

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot (not sure)

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens

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
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

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

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

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.

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

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Looks like 65 - though with some I'm not sure if I read the book or saw the movie (or both). And I did read others by some of the same authors. Quite a time expanse over my life, as I think of all those books! And some have been on my "To Read" list since I was in junior high! I MUST try some of those old classics I've neglected. :-)

444Marel
Edited: Jul 29, 2011, 7:29pm Top

@442 fuzzi: I like that last suggestion - I quote from Go Dog Go freely (to myself, mostly) practically every day! :-D

445Marel
Jul 29, 2011, 7:37pm Top

neverwithoutabook: Reading your post, I thought it would be interesting to see how many of these I've also seen as a movie. So I've edited my original post, and starred all the ones where I saw the movie.

446Marel
Jul 29, 2011, 7:56pm Top

Oh, dammit - I had it all redone, and something happened (?) and I lost it. I'll try again later for the movies (I think it was - surprisingly - around 50, though!)

447Neverwithoutabook
Jul 29, 2011, 8:05pm Top

# 445-446 Marel - I feel for you. Frustrating to lose it all after all that work! I found it quite interesting how many books I'd seen in movie form! Looking forward to your list. :) No pressure tho!

448fuzzi
Jul 30, 2011, 9:33pm Top

(444) "Do you like my hat?" :D

I was kind of partial to Hop on Pop and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (that was the FIRST book I read all by myself!)

Movies? Hmm. Let me see...

449fuzzi
Jul 30, 2011, 9:56pm Top

Okay...movies...

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - MOVIE (BBC Miniseries)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - MOVIE plus cartoon that came out in the 1980s
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - MOVIE (old black & white movie, plus Miniseries with Timothy Dalton)
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - MOVIE (Gregory Peck!)
6 The Bible (I've seen The Ten Commandments, does that count?)
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 MOVIE (old and latest movies)
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - MOVIE (Hamlet with Mel Gibson, Romeo & Juliet)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - MOVIE (actually, Rankin Bass cartoon, early 1980s?)
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell - MOVIE (but, who hasn't seen that one?)
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 - MOVIE with a very young Henry Fonda
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll - MOVIE (Walt Disney)
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - not sure, might have seen MOVIE a long time ago...
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - MOVIE: BBC Miniseries, 1990s, first in latest movie series
34 Emma - Jane Austen - MOVIE (Does "Clueless" count?)
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - MOVIE (see #33)
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 - MOVIE (Walt Disney)
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 - MOVIE (Megan Follows in miniseries)
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
52 Dune - Frank Herbert - MOVIE (but not all, it was horrible!)
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 - MOVIE (television) back from about 1975, with Richard Chamberlain
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 - MOVIE ("Oliver and Company"?)
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker - MOVIE (several old versions, plus the one with Keanu Reeves)
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett - MOVIE (2 different versions, one a BBC production, I think)
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 (numerous versions, cartoons, etc. Alistair Sim's "Scrooge" is my favorite)
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker - MOVIE (I remember seeing this movie, but can't tell you much about it)
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 - BBC Miniseries with Jeremy Brett....ahh...
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad - MOVIE ("Apocalypse Now"?)
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery - MOVIE (I vaguely recall seeing this in French class, but I might be mistaken)
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams - MOVIE (loved the book, disliked the movie)
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas - MOVIE (Walt Disney, Gene Kelley and Michael York versions)
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare - MOVIE (see #14)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - MOVIE with Gene Wilder, not impressed
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

450Neverwithoutabook
Jul 31, 2011, 12:33am Top

Wasn't Hamlet starring Mel Gibson absolutely the best!? I loved it!

451ejj1955
Edited: Jul 31, 2011, 1:31am Top

Oh, boy, movies:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen: three versions
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte: many, many versions
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible: from The Ten Commandments to Jesus Christ, Superstar . . .
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte: at least two versions
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman: well, The Golden Compass
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott: three versions
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...: various
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell: so many times . . .
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy: at least two versions
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams: two versions
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh: two versions
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll: several versions
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy: several versions
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen: two versions
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen: two versions
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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
52 Dune - Frank Herbert: two versions
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: several versions, none great
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 Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett: two versions, I think
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: many versions
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert: several versions
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: several versions
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: several versions
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare: several versions
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl: both versions
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I've seen a couple more as movies than I've read.

452Tomgraham
Jul 31, 2011, 12:37pm Top

Of the 100 I've read 39, and not finished 1 (The Bible)
That about tallies with my usual habits. i.e. most of what I start to read I slog through even when it's not good. There are a number of books listed that I'd like to read, and some that I should really have read, but haven't done so.

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 - read some, but not others...

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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

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 Stoker

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


453evilhmp
Jul 31, 2011, 12:59pm Top

I have read 44 of these.

454theresamaries2
Aug 9, 2011, 12:34am Top

29

455ALWINN
Aug 10, 2011, 2:50pm Top


1 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
6 The Bible
10 Great Expetation Charles Dickens
13 Catch 22 Joseph Heller
18 Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger
20 Middlemarch Geroge Eliot
21 Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxu Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
32 David Copperfield Charles Dickens
34 Emma Jane Austen
35 Persuasion Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
42 The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
60 Love in the time of cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
72 Dracula Bram Stoker
76 The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
78 Germinal Emile Zola
81 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple Alice Walker
85 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
87 Charlotte's Web EB White
88 The Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Owned TBR
2 The Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkien
5 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy
16 The Hobbit JRR Tolkien
23 Bleck House Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
31 Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
50 Atonement Ian McEwan
65 Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
79 Vanity Fair William Makepace Thackeray
91 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
100 Les Miserable Victor Hungo

456Icefirestorm
Aug 19, 2011, 10:02am Top

i've read thirteen. it would be 14 but i started the three musketeers, decided i couldn't stand it and stopped

457Yxvandoolu
Aug 21, 2011, 7:21am Top

Read list
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald - forced to read it in school (hated it!)
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

16 in total (counting the series as one book)

TBR list:
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - started, but not finished "still in progress"ish
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - (uhm - isn't that part of #33?)
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

458MerryO
Aug 21, 2011, 7:33am Top

Read
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
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
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
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
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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

63 of 100 (actually 99 as one seems to be a duplicate - first book in series plus series)

TBR list
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

Want to read 10 of the remaining 33 works.

Not interested in 23 works at all.

459Quembel
Aug 25, 2011, 8:50pm Top

Have read 60 of the books. This tells me that I am ridiculously happy to have got more than half-way and am equally shocked that 6 is the average. Does not make sense to my book-loving self.

I also see that I have read more 'classic' novels than I realised.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
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
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
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
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
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
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

460Heatherkulengowski
Edited: Sep 29, 2011, 3:54pm Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

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
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

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
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
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
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

75 Ulysses - James Joyce
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
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
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

25 read. Not too awful for a 20 year old. :)

461tess_i_am48
Sep 29, 2011, 8:09pm Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54Sense 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 Stoker
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
88The 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

23 read, about 10 partially read (so bad I put them down about half way through)

462amy2011
Oct 10, 2011, 4:57am Top

I have read 24 of them. I read much better than I type hence no list lol

463Dilara86
Oct 10, 2011, 7:36am Top

It seems I've read 69 books from that list. They add up quickly! I didn't count the ones I partially read, but I reckon there must be half a dozen of those as well (the Bible, the complete works of Shakespeare, The Lord of the Rings, A life of Pi...) I can't say I could summarise each and every one of them though...

464fuzzi
Oct 14, 2011, 7:47pm Top

(460) Heatherkulengowski wrote "25 read. Not too awful for a 20 year old." :)

What that probably means is you spent less time than the average teenager watching television, movies and playing video games.

Good for you!

465bookwoman247
Oct 15, 2011, 9:26am Top

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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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 AdamsM
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
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
Mb>42 IaaS: 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
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
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 Stoker
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

466NewtQueen40
Nov 3, 2011, 5:46pm Top

Finished: 11
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Unfinished: 8
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding

467magnumpigg
Dec 7, 2011, 2:40pm Top

Finished: 23 -- frankly, with the exception of 37 and 42, these (as well as many, many more of the so-called classics) were read during high school, college and within the first 10 years after college, all well over 25 years ago. My reading tastes have changed dramatically. In fact, the unfinished were my attempts to return to those days to see ... oh, I don't know what nor why ... to see if I could still read this stuff? Does it really matter? Now I read mostly hardboiled pulp and horror, which, ironically was a return to what got me started reading regularly over 45 years ago.

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
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
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
34 Emma - Jane Austen
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

Unfinished: 4

67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
6 The Bible

468Canadian_Down_Under
Dec 7, 2011, 11:08pm Top

I've read 24 from the list but most of the rest are on my "To Read" list so hopefully the number will be a lot higher this time next year.

469LheaJLove
Dec 8, 2011, 1:21am Top

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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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 -

So far I've read 15 books. Not suprising. The real suprise that I've never read The Color Purple or any Enid Blyton.

470Phlox72
Mar 12, 2012, 4:48pm Top

Time for an updated list on this (34 in all i think)

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
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell - i made it through 2/3. I tried.
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - sadly i did.
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - i'll admit it this once.
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

471lanaing
Mar 16, 2012, 1:27am Top

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (unfinished)
6 The Bible (unfinished)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (unfinished)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

22 Finished
3 unfinished

472ColmM
Mar 17, 2012, 4:05pm Top

I don't know how to bold or italicize but here are the ones I have completed:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

21 - not very impressive! Although many are on my (mental) 'to read' list so hopefully that number will increase!

Just a note: the list seems quite arbitrarily compiled. I mean it's quite shocking to see such gems as 'Of Mice and Men', 'Lolita' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' on the same list as 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'Winnie The Pooh' ???!

Anybody know what criteria had to be met for books to be included here?

473johnsimpson
Mar 18, 2012, 8:02am Top

Only read seven from the list but have got quite a few others that are on my pile to read. Too many other good books around to read before hand and anyway published lists of books to read are always subjective.

474thorold
Mar 18, 2012, 12:22pm Top

>472 ColmM:
The consensus on the web seems to be that this particular list has nothing to do with the BBC, but was published in the Guardian in March 2007, under the heading "books you can't live without", then took on a life of its own on Facebook : http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2007/mar/01/news
Presumably it came from some sort of poll in the first place, but there's no explanation on the Guardian page. The BBC did do a (different) list of 100 books for "The Big Read" about the same time.

475hairballsrus
Edited: Mar 19, 2012, 5:49pm Top

Finished these. Started several others. Lots of these I read long ago.

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
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe-repeats with 33
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy. Sheep!
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafo
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyl
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
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

476stephendaedalus
Mar 22, 2012, 12:15am Top

37 read, although I believe I deserve a bit more credit for going through Ulysses (75) two and a half times, along with about 6 books of criticism. However controversial it may prove, at the end of the day, Joyce did more for literature with the big three than Austen did with her seven.

477ejj1955
Mar 23, 2012, 3:52pm Top

>476 stephendaedalus: I dunno--have to keep it in perspective and think about what novels were like before Austen. Compare even a minor work like Northanger Abbey to something like The Mysteries of Udolpho, for example. Oh, wait--that's what I did for my master's thesis . . .

478Porua
Mar 24, 2012, 1:38am Top

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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

27 books read.

479Sandydog1
Edited: Mar 29, 2012, 9:48pm Top

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 cover-to-cover
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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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 - every freakin' word
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 - just a couple weeks ago. Mr. Toad's a sociopath!
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - one of the best pairs of novels
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - c'mon, life's too short
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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
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
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 Stoker
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
aw, c'mon, really???
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

480jjvors
Mar 29, 2012, 9:30pm Top

stephendaedalus, you'll have to explain your reasoning for putting James Joyce above Jane Austen. I only read "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", which was certainly well written; but it did not resonate with our culture the way Jane Austen's books have. Do you really think James Joyce will still be read in 200 years, as Jane Austen is?

481Sandydog1
Edited: Mar 29, 2012, 9:45pm Top

Uhm, I'll answer that.

Yes

482thorold
Edited: Mar 30, 2012, 12:30pm Top

Two hundred years is a long time. If you'd asked someone in 1812 which authors they thought would still be read in 2012, they wouldn't have come up with very many of those on the "BBC" list. Shakespeare hadn't quite come back into fashion, Jane Austen was only just getting going, Dickens was still a baby. So that only leaves the King James Bible from the list.

I suppose a British reader might have suggested The Pilgrim's Progress, Pamela, Clarissa, Don Quixote, Tom Jones, Robinson Crusoe, The sorrows of young Werther, and the poems of Ossian, Pope, Gay, Burns, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Walter Scott and possibly Milton. How many of those did you read in the last year?

I hope people are still reading both Jane Austen and James Joyce for pleasure in 2212, but the chances are that - even assuming the concept of "reading" still exists - another form will have taken over from the novel as the dominant literary genre by then.

483jjvors
Apr 6, 2012, 2:21pm Top

I've read Robinson Crusoe and The Pilgrim's Progress. Crusoe is still a fine adventure book, over two hundred years after its publication. Pilgrim's Progress is still a good apologetic work, although the allegoric writing style is out of date.

My reasoning on James Joyce is that very few read him now; fewer will read him in 200 years. He just doesn't speak to ordinary people.

484crazyk
Apr 13, 2012, 7:05pm Top

Hello all this is my first post. I have read 25 on the list seen the movie only to another 15 because I had an aversion to reading the classics. I normally read contemporary fiction, biographies and non-fiction but I am pleasantly surprised that I got a quarter of the list under my belt.

485edwinbcn
Apr 21, 2012, 10:14pm Top



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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
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
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
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 Stoker
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

38 read.

486CollectorOfAshes
Apr 22, 2012, 9:45pm Top

Read 29, and abandoned a handful of others.

487avidmom
May 2, 2012, 10:59pm Top

Read 18.

488marq
May 4, 2012, 7:01pm Top

I've definitely read 20:

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

as well as bits of the bible. Isn't (36) The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe part of (33) Chronicles of Narnia? Also, if you've read only 98, you can claim 14.

489katlikereadsometimes
May 9, 2012, 1:29am Top

Only 12. How shameful.

4901morechapter
May 10, 2012, 10:59pm Top

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

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Looks like 45

491rolandperkins
Edited: Aug 12, 2012, 1:45am Top

At age 81, I have read only 33 of the list I'm ashamed to say. Well, in some cases (mentioning no names here) I'm not even very ashamed. Just a few are very definite TBR items, the most notable of which is one I'll be
(I optimistically predict) reading in Latin before I read
its French original* or its English translation -- the only such case of a non-Roman** author.)

*St. Exupery's Le Petit Prince / Regulus \ vel soli Pueri Sapiunt / The Little Prince

** My "Field" has been Classics (in the old sense of Greco-Roman), and, at a glance: NO Greeks or Romans ON the list, anyway! So I can say "Hah, I've read Vergil, Cicero
Sappho, Sophocles . . .or whom you will, and you haven't!l

492framboise
May 11, 2012, 10:08pm Top

I've read 26 of them (more than a handful in high school & college--helped being an English major):
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
34 Emma - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
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 Stoker
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

2 I didn't finish:
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
6 The Bible (forced to read in high school)

493spantch
Jul 9, 2012, 2:30pm Top

I've read 78 of these. Haven't heard of some titles.

494ra0057
Jul 30, 2012, 9:41pm Top

I've read 63

495Diane-bpcb
Aug 8, 2012, 1:14am Top

I've read 47, but a number of others I put down or just didn't pick up because I didn't like them. But some good suggestions to think about.

496Storeetllr
Aug 10, 2012, 9:49pm Top

I've read 32 total.

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
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
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
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

Plus there are a number on my To Be Read list and a few others I've started but not finished:

6 The Bible - Read part, maybe most
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - TBR
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - TBR
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, not all
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - TBR
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot - started, didn't finish
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell - started, hated
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - started, didn't finish
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - started, didn't finish
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres - TBR
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel - Started, didn't finish
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt - TBR
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac - Started, didn't finish
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens - TBR
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell - TBR
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker - Started, didn't finish
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro - TBR
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad - TBR
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo - TBR

497benuathanasia
Edited: Dec 10, 10:41am Top

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 R