No more studying! Please!

Found this on Facebook while taking a break from studying for French.

[The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?]

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (x)
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien ()
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte ()
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (x) Shouldn’t this count as seven?
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (x)
6 The Bible – (x) not the entire thing, but a vast majority of the O.T. and the complete N.T.
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte () Its on my list!
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell (x)
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman ()
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens (x)
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott ()
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy ( )
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller () It’s on my list!
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare () I haven’t read some of the histories…
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier ()
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien ()
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk ( )
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger () It’s on my list!
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger () It’s on my list!
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot ( )
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell ( )
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (x)
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 () It’s on my list!
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( )
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (x)
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll (x) Well… In the process of reading it. Whatever, I’m still counting it.
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame ()
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy ()
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens ( )
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis ()
34 Emma – Jane Austen (x)
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen ()
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis () Read Voyage of the Dawn Treader. That one is fantastic.
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini – ()
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres ( )
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden (x)
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne (x)
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell (x)
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown () “I would take the Da Vinci Code. So I could BURN the Da Vinci Code.” Where is that quote from??
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez ()
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – 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 (x)
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan (x)
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel (x) I don’t remember much about this one though…
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 () It’s on my list!
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas (x)
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac (x) I’ve read part of it. It’s on my list!
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy ( )
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding ()
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie ( )
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville (x)
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens ( )
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker ( )
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett ()
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson ( )
75 Ulysses – James Joyce ( )
76 The Inferno – Dante ( x)
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 (X)
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell ( )
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker (x ) Again, part of it. I need to finish it…
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro ( )
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert ( )
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry ( )
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White (x)
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 (x )
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery ()
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 ( ) It’s on the list…
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare (x) I’ve read this many times…
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl () It’s on the list.
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo (x)

Additions:
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley ( )
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson ( x)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson ( )
The Time Machine – Jules Verne ()
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
The Crucible – Arthur Miller ( )
Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller ()
The Iliad and The Odyssey – Homer (x )

Perks of Being a Wallflower( ) It’s on my list!
Grimms Fairy Tales ()
And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie ()
A Separate Peace ( )
A History of Love ( )
Marley and Me – John Grogan ( ) Hahaha. No.
The Princess Bride – William Goldman () Tis on my list!

I’ve read 28 out of 115 unless I counted wrong. Which probably happened. This is insanity. I need to get to reading right now. How did you do?

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7 responses to “No more studying! Please!

  1. 21-ish and I don’t even read anymore. Take that BBC!

    Luckily for this list I was a major bookworm as a child. I have since upgraded to movie geek.

  2. improbablefiction

    Ooh nice. You should make a movie list. Of movies that everyone should see.

  3. I will certainly consider it. It’s too late to night, but if the time presents itself, I’ll try to work it down to 100 titles by the end of the week at the latest.

  4. improbablefiction

    ooh funsies.

    (:

  5. Genevieve

    Man, you don’t even have Anne of Green Gables on your list to read!! You really disappoint me!

    Oh and #70——— Moby WHAT??????????

  6. improbablefiction

    Hahahaa

    😀

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