Thursday, September 3, 2009

BBC Believes…

BBC believes most people will have read 6 of the 100 books listed here:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - NO
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - NO
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - NO
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - YES
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee YES
6 The Bible--- NO
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte NO
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell - YES
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - NO
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - - NO
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - YES
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy - NO
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller - YES
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - - NO
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier - NO
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - - YES
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk - NO
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger - NO
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - - NO
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot - NO
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell - NO
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald - NO
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens - NO
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy - - NO
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - NO
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky - NO
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck  - YES
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carrol - NO
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - NO
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - - NO
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - - - NO
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - YES
34 Emma-Jane Austen - - NO
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen - NO
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis – YES (Isn’t this one of the Chronicles of Narnia books?)
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini – I TRIED
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres - NO
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - NO
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne - YES
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell - YES
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - - I TRIED, it was terrible
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - - NO
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving - - NO
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins - - NO
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery - YES
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy - NO
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood - - NO
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding - - YES
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan- NO
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel - - YES
52 Dune - Frank Herbert - - Strangely, YES
53 Cold Comfort Farm - - NO
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen - - NO
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth - NO
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - NO
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens - YES
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - NO
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon - NO
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - NO
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck – NO?
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov - NO
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt - NO
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold - NO
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas - NO
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac - NO
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy - NO
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding - NO
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie - NO
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville - YES
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens - YES
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker NO
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett - YES
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson - NO
75 Ulysses - James Joyce - YES
76 The Inferno – Dante - YES
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome - NO
78 Germinal - Emile Zola NO
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray - NO
80 Possession - AS Byatt - NO
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - YES
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell - NO
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker - NO
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro - NO
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert - NO
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry-  NO
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White - YES
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom - NO
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - NO
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton - NO
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad - NO
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery - NO
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks - NO
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams - NO
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole - NO
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute - NO
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas - NO
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare - YES
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - NO
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo – YES

 

Well I started out strong, but only made it to 25-27, depending on how you count it.  This just reminded me how bad of a writer Dan Brown is, and that I need to read something other than Chuck once in a while.  Maybe I’ll start making my way through this list.

1 comment:

Dylan Laine said...

there are many excellent books in that list... shame i haven't read most of them...