How Do You Stack Up?

I vaguely recall doing one of these lists a while back but I'd be damned to find it among hundreds of posts (some before tagging ever entered my little mind). I pulled this one off of I.A.M.'s blog. Apparently the BBC believes that the average person has only read six of the books on the list.

Instructions: Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen [X]
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien [X]
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
4. The “Harry Potter” series - JK Rowlin
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible - Various
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell [X]
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman [X]
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. “The Complete Works of Shakespeare” - 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 [X]
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams [X]
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll [X]
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Graham
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. “The Chronicles of Narnia” - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen [X]
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen [X]
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini [X]
38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden [X]
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell [X]
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown [X]
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving [X]
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery [X]
47. Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
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
52. Dune - Frank Herbert [X]
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen [X]
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley [X]
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon [X]
60. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov [X]
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt [X]
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 [X]
69. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker [X]
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett [X]
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
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert [X]
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad [X]
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery [X]
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 Shakespear [X]
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I guess I'm anomoly - I've read 29 of the titles on the list. How do you stack up? Share in the comments or post your own - just be sure to leave a note so that I can visit! :)

 
 
 
 

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Rosie said...

6 seems like a rather low average! I think of the the books I have read on the list, some I had to for school!

February 19, 2009 12:15 PM

themarina said...

Yeah, same here. Actually, I'd say that 1/2 of my 28 were required reading!

February 20, 2009 12:43 AM

Dale said...

I had to read a few of these for school, but not many. And a couple I had read to me in school!

Here's my list: Books Dale has read from the list

February 25, 2009 5:44 PM

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