Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Big Read

I borrowed this from Michele's blog...

The Big Read

  • The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they’ve printed.

    The Rules:

    1) Look at the list and put one * by those you have read.
    2) Put a % by those you intend to read.
    3) Put two ** by the books you LOVE.
    4) Put # by the books you HATE.
    5) Post.

    **1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
    **2 The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
    *3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
    *4 Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
    **5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    **6 The Bible
    *7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
    *8 1984 - George Orwell
    9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
    %10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
    *11 Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
    *12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
    13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
    %14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (I've read some, but not all.)
    **15 Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
    **16 The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
    17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
    *18 Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
    19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
    20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
    **21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
    **2 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- C.S. Lewis (I've read the first 3)
    **34 Emma - Jane Austen
    *35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
    **36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis -
    *37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
    38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis de Bernières
    *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 - L.M. 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 (Richard says Dumas is GREAT)
    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
    76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
    77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
    78 Germinal - Émile Zola
    79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
    %80 Possession - A.S. 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 - in French
    93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
    **94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
    *******95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole (currently reading for the second time)
    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 (my 5 year old is reading it)
    *100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

1 comment:

krazzymommy said...

Ooh, I'm going to copy this. It's not going to be pretty, though. I'll have to take it again in a few years! ;)