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!