Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The English Major in me could not resist...

The Big Read

  • The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they’ve printed.

    The Rules:

    1) Look at the list and put one * by those you have read.
    2) Put a % by those you intend to read.
    3) Put two ** by the books you LOVE.
    4) Put # by the books you HATE.
    5) Post.

    **1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
    **2 The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
    *3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
    *4 Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
    *5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    **6 The Bible
    **7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
    #8 1984 - George Orwell
    9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
    **10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
    **11 Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
    **12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
    13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
    **14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (Yes, really, every line)
    **15 Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
    **16 The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
    17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
    *18 Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
    19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
    %20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
    **21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (Come on, I'm from Georgia)
    **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- C.S. Lewis
    **34 Emma - Jane Austen (Does the movie count?)
    **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 Bernières - (Is Nicholas Cage in the book? ;) )
    #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
    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 - L.M. 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
    76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
    77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
    78 Germinal - Émile Zola
    **79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
    ***********80 Possession - A.S. 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 - E.B. White
    88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom (I started it, and quickly lost interest)
    **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 French
    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



 

2 comments:

~Angela (mommylawyer) said...

I'm a sucker for lists about books. I added it to my blog.

Angelina in Louisiana said...

The English Major in me couldn't resist either. Glad to know that we are so above average. lol

I filled it out at my blog if you're curious.

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