Posted by: Jeanie F | November 26, 2010

In Case You’re Not on Facebook . . .

 This quiz has been making the rounds. If you’re not on Facebook, you may have fun completing it and sharing it on your blog. Also might remind you of some books you’d like to add to your TBR list!

Here are the instructions:

 Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Instructions: Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read an excerpt.  

 I have read 60. Parts of 9 more. There are 4 I’ve never heard of.  Looks like I have some more reading to do!

  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 Faulk

 18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger 

 19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

 20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

 21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

 22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

 24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

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

 27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky (at least twice)

 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 – CS Lewis

 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 – A.A. 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’s 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 Inferno – Dante 

 77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

 78 Germinal – Emile Zola

 79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

 80 Possession – AS Byatt

 81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

 82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

 83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker

 84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

 85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert 

 86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

 87 Charlotte’s Web – E.B. 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


  1. Well, looks like I have you beat by 1 at 61 read. There are a few I have never even heard of, interesting.

  2. Wow, I’m feeling very well-read now! Of course we book bloggers probably all are. My years as a lit major and then working in a bookstore helped me out a lot on this one, I counted 64. I will say I think listing the Complete Works of Shakespeare is a little wrong. I’ve read lots and lots of Shakespeare but who’s read all of them? So I counted him anyway. This is a great list for finding books you should read but haven’t!

    • I agree – being a lit major helped, as many of these titles I read as college assignments. I have to say, however, that I find it hard to believe that anything by Mitch Albom could be something important to read!

  3. This was part of the Big Read that the BBC did. I have the companion book which I must now go and find and remind myself of the books.

    I wish the BBC did more programmes like this.

    Not sure how many I have read!

  4. Nicely done! I’ve read 18 with 6 more in part or from vague memory 🙂 I decided to do a post about it. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. […] swiped this from Red at What Red Read. She got it from Dead End Follies and Too Many Books, Too Little Time. Though Red isn’t sure if this is actually the case, the rumor about this particular list is […]

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