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    Default How many of these books have you read?

    I was googling and I came acrossed a thread on another forum about this, sooooo...


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

    Instructionslace an 'x' before those you have 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 Faulk
    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 - 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 - 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 Meany - 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 - 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebird View Post
    BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.
    I suppose they mean those who have English as main. As for books - a strange mix. Also I suspect their compilation is more interesting for F types.

    I read:
    2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
    6 The Bible
    16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
    43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    52 Dune - Frank Herbert
    58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
    89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

    This or part of a book should be in school, but I did not read it for myself:
    14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (something of him)
    24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
    31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
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    57, but only if you count half-read books

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    Read
    8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
    13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
    18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
    22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
    28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
    39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
    42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
    48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
    58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
    60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
    64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
    87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
    98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
    4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (except for like the last half of the last book - my son got old enuf to finish it himself, and impatient)


    Partially read
    1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
    2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
    6 The Bible
    27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
    73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett


    a couple others (dracula, lord of the flies) are on my bookshelf but i haven't gotten to them yet.

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    I did a quick scan and got 34 but I will look at it again later. Some of these were fresh on my mind since I recently linked my goodreads to fb. It reminded me of books I had forgotten to add too.

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    34, shade over 33%

    1 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
    2 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
    3 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    4 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
    5 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
    6 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
    7 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
    8 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
    9 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
    10 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
    11 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
    12 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
    13 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
    14 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
    15 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
    16 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
    17 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
    18 Animal Farm - George Orwell
    19 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    20 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
    21 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
    22 Dune - Frank Herbert
    23 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
    24 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
    25 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    26 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
    27 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
    28 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
    29 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
    30 Ulysses - James Joyce
    31 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    32 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad s
    33 Watership Down - Richard Adams
    34 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
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    I have read these 57:

    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 (not cover-to-cover, I should note)
    7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
    8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
    10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
    11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
    12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
    13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
    16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
    17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
    18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
    19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
    21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
    22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
    28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
    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
    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
    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
    52 Dune - Frank Herbert
    54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
    56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
    59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
    61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
    64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
    68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
    71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
    72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
    73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
    81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
    87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
    88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
    91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
    92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
    94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
    95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
    98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
    99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
    100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
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    So far, I have read from this list:

    • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
    • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
    • Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
    • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
    • Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
    • Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
    • The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
    • Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
    • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
    • Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
    • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
    • Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
    • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
    • Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
    • Dracula - Bram Stoker

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    55. I read a lot of those in English too. I guess I am a monster...

    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
    10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
    12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
    13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
    14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
    16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
    17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
    18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
    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
    27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    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
    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 Meany - John Irving
    45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
    47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
    54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
    57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
    62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
    65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
    70 Moby-Dick - Herman Melville
    71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
    72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
    75 Ulysses - James Joyce
    76 The Inferno - Dante
    78 Germinal - Emile Zola
    79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
    81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
    85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
    89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
    92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
    97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
    98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
    100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

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    23, but I have A Suitable Boy and Rebecca on my to-read list (and on my bookcase).
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    8. I always knew, I was not very well read. Persuasion, Jane Eyre and Sherlock Holmes are the books from that list, where I can say, that I really enjoyed reading them. I liked them so much, that I have the books at home and well... I only own about 4 books. I have other books in epub, that are very dear to me, but idk... people might consider them crappy or weird... idk... but hey, I take my insights, where I can find them... idc... and well... sometimes I just stumbled upon/digged sth. up, started it and... yeah... it resonated deeply with me and really left an impression, impacted me, like I can really feel... it's coming from somebody... idk... likeminded. I reread parts even years after. I don’t even want to tell anyone about them. I like, that they are not on any list. They are mine/belong to me. Note: Started War and Peace 2 years ago, then stopped, someday...
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    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 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
    8 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
    9 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
    10 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
    11 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
    12 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
    13 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
    14 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
    15 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
    16 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
    17 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
    18 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
    19 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
    20 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
    21 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
    22 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

    22, not so great but better than 6..and technically The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is *part* of the Chronicles of Narnia series so they're basically listing it twice. I have read these completely. I don't believe in half-reading books, only when I despise the book.

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