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  • How many of these 100 Books Have you read?

    I found this meme on LJ and found it interesting, even if I think the list of books included is a little random (especially in some of the modern books it chose). Feel free to fill it out and post your own results below--here are mine:

    The Big Read thinks the average adult has only read six of the top 100 books they've printed below.

    01. Look at the list and bold those you have read.
    02. Italicise those you intend to read.
    03.Underline the books you LOVE.
    04. Strike-through the books you consider unreadable.
    05. Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've only read 6 and force books upon 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 (twice)
    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 (have only read 8 or so)
    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 (would have once put a strike-through, but have come to appreciate it a bit more...)
    32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
    33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (except for Last Battle and Silver Chair, which I want to read still sometime)
    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 (I’ve read about half of it, and intend to finish someday)
    63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
    64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
    65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (I’ve read about half of it, and intend to finish it someday)
    66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
    67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
    68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
    69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
    70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
    71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
    72. Dracula - Bram Stoker (3/4 of it at least)
    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 (abridged version though)

    So not counting the ones I only got about half-way through, I've read 23/100. Okay I suppose....definitely more than 6 at least!

    How about you guys?
    Last edited by sherrilina; 29-06-08, 05:39 AM.
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  • #2
    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 (Dude I thought Napoleon was a dog the entire time! I mean I knew at first he was a pig but somehow once he started taking care of the puppies I immediately thought of him as like a German Shepherd or something. )
    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' 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 (Honestly who hasn't read this one?!)
    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


    Yes! Coming in with a whopping 8!!!!!!! Now to be honest I can't remember all the books I've ever read and I sure as hell can't differentiate between whether I've only seen the movie and never read the book or have done both. Like The Secret Garden, it was one of my favorite movies as a child but I can't remember if I ever read the book or not. Plus how can they count the entire Harry Potter series as one book?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by holypotatoes View Post
      Yes! Coming in with a whopping 8!!!!!!! Now to be honest I can't remember all the books I've ever read and I sure as hell can't differentiate between whether I've only seen the movie and never read the book or have done both. Like The Secret Garden, it was one of my favorite movies as a child but I can't remember if I ever read the book or not. Plus how can they count the entire Harry Potter series as one book?
      Well at least you've read more than six!

      And I know what you mean about The Secret Garden, I loved that movie as a kid too (the Hallmark version that is where they show the parents dying in the beginning--very creepy!), but only just remembered that I DID read the book for school in fourth grade....and had trouble b/c of the Cockney accents in it! *amends list*
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      • #4
        Exactly! That's what I was aiming for. It's not like I've only ever read 8 books my entire life, I just haven't read the one's on that list. Big deal.
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        • #5
          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 (the first couple)
          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 (some, not all)
          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 (I’ve read about half of it, and intend to finish someday)
          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' 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 so intend to read this....

          So, I've read 32, and intend to read at least 3 of the ones listed....I feel so well-read compared to 6!

          eta: Katharine & Stacy: How could you NOT have read Little Women? It is one of the greatest books ever written!!!! GO READ IT NOW!!!! Also, A Tale of Two Cities is one of my absolute faves, too, along with Pride & Prejudice, which I've read countless times....
          Last edited by LRae12; 29-06-08, 06:33 AM.
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          • #6
            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 (partial)
            34. Emma - Jane Austen
            35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
            36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
            37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini (seen the movie)
            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' 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 17 and I wanna read a whole bunch of them. I tried reading One Hundred Years of Solitude and LoTR but I couldn't get through them. Big recs for people to read include The Time Traveller's Wife, Five People You Meet in Heaven and anything by Jane Austen.

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            • #7
              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 *parts, not the whole book*
              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 (Isn't this part of Narnia?)
              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' 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'm not sure I did read this series, but I don't think so ... *
              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


              16 books, good ... I'm not sure if I did read Little Women, I read almost all my books in Dutch ... and the title is not always the same.
              Last edited by Nina; 29-06-08, 02:55 PM.

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              • #8
                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 (wouldn't this come under 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 (I've read about half of it, and intend to finish someday)
                63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
                64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
                65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (I've read about half of it, and intend to finish it someday)
                66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
                67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
                68. Bridget Jones' 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 (most of them)
                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

                19 - that's fair, I guess, considering my age and the limited number of books on there.
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                • #9
                  Don't know if I can do a strike through so I'm going to asterisk the ones I wouldn't 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
                  15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
                  16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
                  17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
                  18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger* (Tried twice but really find the book innacessible)
                  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 (Wish I hadn't)
                  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 (Best book ever!)
                  66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
                  67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
                  68. Bridget Jones' 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(Wow that's a blast from the past. Totally forgot about these books!)
                  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 (abridged version though)

                  So there you go; 27/100. A lot of the books I wouldn't read seem to be the Jane Austen type books which just hold no draw for me.
                  Last edited by tangent; 29-06-08, 10:16 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Oh, fun

                    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 (well not read it from cover to cover like a real book because I get stuck at Genesis 10 (The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. yadda yadda yadda ). But definitely I've read it a lot more than your average non-religious person because I'm intrested in the topic of religions to an extent.)
                    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 (definitely havent read ALL of them, but still fair amount)
                    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' 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

                    It really is a bit random selection on the modern novels. Why for example include Niffenegger (which is fairly good I've heard but not THAT good). And theres nothing from John Banville or William Boyd for example. And why the hell is that trash "Da Vinci Code" on the must-read list?! I personally want back my 4 hours I spent with this "book".
                    Here are many books that I for some reason missed as a child/teenager and I find there's no reason for me to read them now (e.g Les Miserables, Three Musketeers, Monte-Cristo) and I do know the plot anyway and can discuss the books to the certain extent, so they do exist in my "cultural library" in a way anyway

                    So, the result is 33, I hoped it was more, actually.
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                    • #11
                      1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
                      2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (Have read the first book of the series)
                      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' 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 (sadly enough I have never read this)
                      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

                      9/100 books on this list. I know that sounds sad, but in reality I have read hundreds upon hundreds of books in my life so far...they just don't seem to be on this list. One day I plan to read as many of the classics/ controversial books as I can....I'm only 22..I think I have enough years left.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LRae12 View Post
                        eta: Katharine & Stacy: How could you NOT have read Little Women? It is one of the greatest books ever written!!!! GO READ IT NOW!!!! Also, A Tale of Two Cities is one of my absolute faves, too, along with Pride & Prejudice, which I've read countless times....
                        I have no idea if I've read it or not. I know of the book but can't remember details of the story so I'm fairly certain I haven't read it. But if we're going to sit here and be all defensive for not reading a certain book, I have some defensiveness for you! How could you NOT have read To Kill A Mockingbird?!

                        BTW I'm really liking Larisa's defense though. She's 22 and read 9, I'm 18 and read 8. We both still have some years left to cram in another 91/92 books.
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                        • #13
                          I've read these:

                          5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
                          10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
                          11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
                          18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
                          22. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
                          30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
                          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
                          61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
                          62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
                          68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
                          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
                          91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
                          98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare

                          But I honestly don't remember a lot of them because I read them when I was so young.

                          My faves from the list are Lolita and The Catcher in the Rye. Oh man, both of those are so fluid and striking and in completely different ways. I recommend them to everyone.

                          There's a few on the list I wouldn't mind reading and even more that I wouldn't mind never ever reading.

                          I have a degree in Fiction Writing and as you could imagine, that involved quite a bit of reading. SO the fact that I have not read the bulk of that list does not disturb me. I mean,, come one, like I am ever going to sit down and read the whole damn Bible. Or series that I have no interest in, i.e. HP, LotR, Narnia. Or the complete works of Shakespeare. I've read a lot of his works but seriously...the guy has a freakin' catalogue! You wouldn't many people who have read everything of his!
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                          • #14
                            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 - tried 5 times and can't get through it!
                            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' 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 read 33 and I consider myself a BIG reader - I've only ever worked in libraries and bookshops!

                            At the moment I'm working on reading every single Bill Bryson I've got 3 more to go! And I've got Ewan McGregor's Long Way Down to read plus a proper dusty old tome about Shakespeare, written in 1898, I've read a bit and it's really good!

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                            • #15
                              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 (I own it, just haven't read itt yet)
                              8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
                              9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
                              10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (I own it)
                              11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
                              12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
                              13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
                              14. Complete Works of Shakespeare (I own Romeo and Juliet)
                              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 (I own it)
                              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 (I own it)
                              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' Diary - Helen Fielding
                              69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
                              70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
                              71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
                              72. Dracula - Bram Stoker (My final prep. school assignment was on that book )
                              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 of them)
                              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 read 11 of them. It's not that bad, considering all the others I want to read.
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                              • #16
                                I have a wonderful reason for not reading books such as To Kill a Mockingbird and other classics that most people would have read in school. The years in school that a student would have read such novels, I had complete idiots as English/Literature teachers. One teacher actually had to pull out her books that she used in college to understand Julius Caesar. The one decent teacher that we had, had to go by the school approved reading book that we were given. It had Great Expectations, Shakespeare, Pygmalion...that stuff. But none of the great classics. I blame it all on a redneck education.

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                                • #17
                                  Weelll... I'm booored, also this seemed reasonably fun^^

                                  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 (I own it)
                                  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' 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 (A shortened version, in French!)

                                  Just the wrong books for me, cos believe it or not, I read quite a lot...

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                                  • #18
                                    Ive read the 1st LOTR and Da vinci code. thats it

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                                    • #19
                                      Okay, I know I'm pathetic, but....

                                      So...eleven....

                                      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 (yeah, I have no idea why)
                                      6. The Bible
                                      7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
                                      8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
                                      9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (ewwwwwww! sorry )
                                      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 (funny; read the first book, am reading the second one this exact minute )
                                      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' Diary - Helen Fielding
                                      69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
                                      70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville (I bet school's gonna make me)
                                      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

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                                      • #20
                                        Hmm, looks like I'm about average.

                                        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 (yeah, I have no idea why)
                                        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' 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
                                        No power in the 'verse can stop me.

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