I Really Need To Read More…

13 Apr

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So far, I’ve read 10 out of 100 and half read a couple more – Not Great…. I’ll get on this soon… part of the new improved more dedicated me….

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of this list of 100 books, I’m slightly exceeding their expectations 🙂 …

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen – no
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien- YES
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte- no
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling – YES
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee- YES
6 The Bible – YES

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte- no
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell- no
9 His Dark Materials – YES
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens- no
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott- no
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy- no
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller – no
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare- no
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier- no
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien- YES
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk- no
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger- no
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger-  no
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot- no
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell- no
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald- no
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens- no
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy- no
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – no
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh- no
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky- no
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck- no
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll- no
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame- a bit when i was younger, don’t remember it
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy- no
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens- no
33 Chronicles of Narnia Series – CS Lewis- some of them
34 Emma – Jane Austen- no
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen- no
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis- YES
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini- no
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres Mais- no
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden- no
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne- no
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell- no
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown- no
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez- no
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving- no
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins- no
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery- no
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy- no
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood- no
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding- no
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan- no
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel- haven’t finished it
52 Dune – Frank Herbert- no
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons- no
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen- no
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth- no
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon- no
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens- no
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley- no
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time- YES
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez- no, but i have it an will soon read it
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck- YES
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov- no
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt- no
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold- no
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas- no
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac- no
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy- no
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding- no
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie- no
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville- no
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens-no
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker- no
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett- no
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson- no
75 Ulysses – James Joyce- no
76 The Inferno – Dante- no
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome- no
78 Germinal – Emile Zola- no
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray- no
80 Possession – AS Byatt- no
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens- no
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell- no
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker- no
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro- no
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert- no
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry- no
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White- no
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom- no
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle- no
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton- no
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad- no
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery- no
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks- no
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams- no
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole- no
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute- no
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas- no
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare- no
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl- YES
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo- no

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3 Responses to “I Really Need To Read More…”

  1. ChickNamedHermia April 14, 2009 at 11:24 AM #

    Mmmmm I love that first picture …old libraries are A-mazing!

  2. ChickNamedHermia April 14, 2009 at 4:45 PM #

    Also why has everybody but me read The Bible …does going to mass every week for 18 years count????

    • theboywhofoundfear April 14, 2009 at 10:19 PM #

      No… There’s a whole lot more to the Bible… Great Book…. I thought you had read it and got so bored of it you created the book of Isaac….

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