Fun Listy Activity

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

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

x 1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
x 2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
x 3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
x 4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
x 5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
x 6 The Bible
x 7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
x 8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwel
x 9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
x 10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
x 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
x 16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
x 18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
x 19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
x 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
x 27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
x 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
x 34 Emma – Jane Austen
x 35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis (seen the movie)
x 37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres (seen the movie)
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne (love the cartoon!)
x 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 Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery (used to watch this on PBS religiously)
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
x 50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
x 51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert (seen the movie)
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
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
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebol
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
x 66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
x 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 (seen the movie)
x 73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
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 (seen many versions of this movie plus the use of it in sitcoms)
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker (seen 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 (seen the movie)
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
x 89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
x 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 (seen both movie versions)
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo (seen the show)

I guess I’ve read more than 6 but it seems I have a lot of reading to do. I have seen a lot of the movies though, does that count?

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