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Book Meme, yoinked from ms_king 
7th-Oct-2008 05:58 pm
legend in the glen
"The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed."
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)
5) Asterisk those you own

With an undergrad in English, I've hit a lot of these.

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien *
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen *
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman *
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams*
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling *

6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee*
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell*
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis *
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë *

11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë *
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger *
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens *
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott *

19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy *
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling *
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling *
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling *
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien *

26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy *
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck *
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez*
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens *
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson*
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen *
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery *
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. </u>The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald *</u> One of my all time favourites
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell *
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell * LOVE THIS BOOK
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Ian Rankin
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens *
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman *
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding *
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl*
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt*
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins *

78. Ulysses, James Joyce *
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens *

80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy*
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley *
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
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8th-Oct-2008 02:42 am (UTC)
*grins* Between my book nerding and my English degree, it was inevitable. Although there are some I kind of wanted to put a negative mark next to -- Middlemarch, for god's sake that book DRAGGED forever and fucking ever and I wanted to punch it. Emma -- I want to punch her in the damn face, although some of the supporting cast is fun.
8th-Oct-2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
At last! I can finally boast in public that I've read War and Peace!
It actually gets really interesting once you get through the first 200 or so pages...
8th-Oct-2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
That is a boast. I can add that I've read Moby Dick, but I can't really say that it got that interesting except for in tiny little bits.
8th-Oct-2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
Also, I agree about Black Beauty. I've read that book about 2 million times because it is THE BEST BOOK EVER for bookish horse loving girls :)

And OMG they have lots of Terry Pratchett on there!

Miss you hon, I'll be home for Thanksgiving, will you be around?
8th-Oct-2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
Black Beauty is just the best.

I will be around for Thanksgiving, and look forward to hearing tales from Chicago. *hugs*
13th-Oct-2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
I was about to ask, who the heck put this lis together, it has terry pratchett, when i read the top again...ok, so that's why it isn't all old dead english men and actually has some fun stuff on it!
23rd-Oct-2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
Wow how did I miss this post... *saves meme to do it later*
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