BBC 100 Books

This seems to be the latest meme going around Facebook at the moment.

Have you read more than 6 of these books?

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

Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so i can see your responses!

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen – x

2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien –

3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte -x

4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling -x

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee -x

6 The Bible –

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte -x

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell – x

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman –

10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens-x

11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott – x

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy – x

13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller –

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare –

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier –

16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien – x

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk –

18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger -x

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger- x

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot –

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell –

22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald – x

23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens – x

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy –

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams –

27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky – x

28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck –

29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll-x

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 -x

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 -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 -x

46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery –

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy –

48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood -x

49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding –

50 Atonement – Ian McEwan- x

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel-

52 Dune – Frank Herbert-

53 Cold Comfort Farm –

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 –

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon –

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez-

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck – x

62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov-x

63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt – x

64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold -x

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 –x

70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville –

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 –

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 –

86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry –

87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White –

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 -xxxx (love love love!)

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 – x

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl -x

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo-

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37 out of 100. I guess I’m not ‘most’ people. 🙂 I tag anybody who reads this and feels like doing this meme.

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4 comments

  1. I’ve read parts of tons of those, but I’ve only completed 14 of them. This reminds me of some books I want to read, though.

  2. Oh I might have to pinch this one. Savidge Reads and I like to do an offline version of this where we point at the book tables in borders and compete to see who’s read more… such book geeks! 🙂

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