Fillers, Just Like Books!

Alright, so my blog’s about to get cobwebs primarily due to the fact that I’ve made significantly fewer posts as of late (should be in singular form, actually – if we count by month). Not that this is anything earthshaking, I just found this note posted by a friend on Facebook a tad bit interesting. So, for the sake of adding another entry, here goes.

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: Copy this into your NOTES.

• Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety.

• Italicize / underline the ones you started but didn’t finish or read only an excerpt.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen –> fave movie, too! *melt*
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien –> Legolas, be mine! haha.
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling –> Can’t wait for the final movie installment sans the likely crappy rendition of the crappy ending in the book!
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell –> Does knowing that the Big Brother franchise is based on the plot of this book count?
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 William Shakespeare –> Can I hear a whut, whut for sonnet 116? 😀
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien –> More like the first 3 pages. Can’t I just settle with the video game version of this?
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger –> I remember making a ranty reaction paper for this. Unsurprisingly, I also got a grade worth ranting about. Ahh, memories.
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger –> All I remember are the clothes without the body in the movie. Haha!
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell –> Does using the title of this book as an overused phrase count?
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams –> I had to watch the weird movie of this. My brother just loved it. He did. Not me. 
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll –> Does watching Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter count? 😀
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy –> Does reading a book where the protagonist’s dog is named after the title of this book count?
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 –> We even had to make an amateur movie on this in high school! Good days, they were.
40 Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne –> I’m now more accustomed to My Friends, Tigger and Pooh, thanks to my nephews.
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 –> All I remember was the pig’s head on a stick in the book cover. Mmm…pork. Haha!
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan –> Nice movie!
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen –> Hugh Grant looked weird in the movie.
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 –> Provocative movie, it was! Especially one scene, in particular! Haha.
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold –> Does knowing that a movie on this was nominated for an Oscar count?
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas –> Too thick! Haha.
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding –> Renee Zellweger was so cute in the BJD movies!
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville –> Shunned myself from reading this book in elementary. Found the title absurd. How was I supposed to have known then that the plot was actually about a whale?!
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker –> Can I read about Damon Salvatore instead? 😀
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 –> Let me just feast on Robert Downey Jr., or laugh at the insanity that is Dr. House (whose character was developed off SH. wuddup!).
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery –> Darn right, what is essential is invisible to the eye!
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 –> Me wants some Willy Wonka goodies!
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo –> Makes me wanna sing!


  • Upon closer investigation, the numbering isn’t accurate and there are only about 98 book titles here. Pffft.
  • I need to read more of these legendary books!
  • Copy, paste, and let others (and me) know what reads (or lack thereof) we / you (plural) have in common!

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