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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

How Well Read Am I? Not very LOL

How Well Read Are You?



Irena found this at Life After Jane and as she is my special helper, I feel it is only fair that I join in.


Apparently..."The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here."


Instructions:
•Copy this list.


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


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


•Tag other book nerds.


•Highlight the ones that you have but haven't read.

I think this is so funny, I am going to put the books in purple which I own but haven't read... yet...

Irena had read 24 of these titles. Check out which ones here.


Now, I feel this could be very embarrassing but here goes:


Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen


The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien


Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte


Harry Potter series – JK Rowling


To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee


The King James Bible


Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte


Nineteen Eighty Four (1984) – George Orwell


His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman


Great Expectations – Charles Dickens


Little Women – Louisa M Alcott


Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy


Catch 22 – Joseph Heller


Complete Works of Shakespeare (Are there really people that have finished his complete works? I bow down to their literary superiority)


Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier (My namesake... how can I have failed to read this? Tut tut)


The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien (At least I read The Lord of the Rings)
Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk


Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger


The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger


Middlemarch – George Eliot


Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell


The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald


War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams


Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh


Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck


Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame (I own about five copies of this. Love!)


Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy


David Copperfield – Charles Dickens


Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis (Way too nicey-wicey)
Emma -Jane Austen


Persuasion – Jane Austen


The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis


The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini


Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres


Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden


Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne (Awww... childhood obsession)


Animal Farm – George Orwell


The DaVinci Code – Dan Brown


One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez


A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving


The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins


Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery


Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy


The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood


Lord of the Flies – William Golding


Atonement – Ian McEwan (I have only read one book by Ian McEwan - Enduring Love and that was for A Level LOL)


Life of Pi – Yann Martel


Dune – Frank Herbert


Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons


Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen


A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth


The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon


A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens


Brave New World – Aldous Huxley


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon


Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck


Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov


The Secret History – Donna Tartt (I asked for this for my birthday and I cannot wait to read it... I may have to treat myself to reading this over Christmas)


The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas


On The Road – Jack Kerouac


Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy


Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding


Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie


Moby Dick – Herman Melville


Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens


Dracula – Bram Stoker


The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett


Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson


Ulysses – James Joyce


The Inferno – Dante


Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome


Germinal – Emile Zola


Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray


Possession – AS Byatt


Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens


Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell


The Color Purple – Alice Walker


The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro


Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert


A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry


Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White


The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom


Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton


Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad


The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery


The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks


Watership Down – Richard Adams


A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole


A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute


The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas


Hamlet – William Shakespeare


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl


Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

So....I have read

16!!! LOL! Oh my goodness, I really feel that I don't deserve the title of The Bookette anymore.
 
So funny... On the up side it was more than the BBC expected.... *laughs*

19 comments:

Clover said...

Oh I love this list and how it seems to show up in cycles every once in awhile. After I saw your number I feel a little bit bad sharing mine.. :) (unless you really wanted to know?)

I Want To Read That said...

*hangs head in shame*

Rebecca-Books said...

7.
Oh dear...

Hott Books - Gina said...

You did better than I did!
I think these will be on my to do list for 2011.

Becky said...

Clover, oh go on ... I can take it! ;-)

Sammee, LOL!

Rebecca, that is one more than the BBC expected :-D

Gina, you are not alone. I hope I at least read three of these next year.

Lauren said...

Oooh, I'm so going to do this myself. My total is not that bad, but considering that I have a BA and an MA in English Lit, I probably should've read them all.

Seriously though, you haven't read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe? How is that even possible, Bookette?!

Stephanie :) (Books Are A Girl's Best Friend) said...

I think that I have read about 8 scrolling down the list quickly. I suppose that's not bad considering I'm only 13! I would definitely reccommend that you put Little Women and Anne of Green Gables at the top of the books to be read from this list. Little Women is a lovely one to read around Christmas time. They both have equally loveable films too :)I've seen this list around on several blogs recently so I might post about it too.

Also, I'm glad that I helped you discover The Goose Girl and Shannon Hale. I hope you enjoy it when you get round to reading it!

Nina said...

OMG! It's so weird. I have seen the movies and the series of some books, but not read them. I read some, but not all. :)

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

I ADORE The Secret History. Honest to God, if you can only read one...

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I've read 19 of those. I'm quite proud of myself!

Sybil Nelson said...

Woohoo! I've read 32 of those. I feel so good about myself right now!

Library Mice said...

I have read 27!
I loved "Confederacy of Dunces" when I read it but it is definitely not everyone's cup of tea!
(and I haven't read Lion, With and the Wardrobe either!)

Jo said...

I only got 8 :( Lol.

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

I think 16 is a very decent number! Besides, it all depends on one's personal reading taste.

I need to check out The Wind in the Willows! If you own 5 copies, it must be good.:)

I don't know anyone (yet) who has read ALL of Shakespeare's works. No, wait, maybe my professor for Elizabethan drama has, haha.

Elaine AM Smith said...

You don't want to know how many I've read. High numbers. When I was sixteen I was obsessed with Shakespeare. I carried the "Complete Works" around with me and I have read it cover to cover. I haven't seen them all acted - the wonder of Shakespeare is really seen, in the theatre.

Becky said...

Lauren, I tried the first Narnia - the Silver Chair, is it? I thought it was boring LOL. So I didn't carry on. I've seen the film LOL. It is all rather Godly for my taste. When they cut off off Azlan's (sp?) fur... waaaay too close to the cruxifiction. *shudders*

Stephanie, You've already read 8. I think that is pretty awesome.

Nina, movies!!!

Kay, I knew there was a monumental reason that I had to have that book.

Sophie, you put me to shame.

Sybil, I'm IMPRESSED!

Library Mice, again, I am IMPRESSED.

Jo, hey that it two more than the BBC expected.

Irena, I was re-reading The Wind in the Willows when my husband proposed so people like to gift me copies. Awww...

Elaine, someone who has read all of Shakespeare... You deserve a medal. I am in AWE!

Becky said...

Lauren, I tried the first Narnia - the Silver Chair, is it? I thought it was boring LOL. So I didn't carry on. I've seen the film LOL. It is all rather Godly for my taste. When they cut off off Azlan's (sp?) fur... waaaay too close to the cruxifiction. *shudders*

Stephanie, You've already read 8. I think that is pretty awesome.

Nina, movies!!!

Kay, I knew there was a monumental reason that I had to have that book.

Sophie, you put me to shame.

Sybil, I'm IMPRESSED!

Library Mice, again, I am IMPRESSED.

Jo, hey that it two more than the BBC expected.

Irena, I was re-reading The Wind in the Willows when my husband proposed so people like to gift me copies. Awww...

Elaine, someone who has read all of Shakespeare... You deserve a medal. I am in AWE!

Clover said...

Because you asked .. erm, 53.

Lenore said...

I've read over 50 of these, and started, but never finished, another 20.