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How many of these books have you read?

Thanks to unwoundclock for this

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well, let's see.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read. 2) Italicise those you intend to read 3) Underline the books you LOVE. 4) Reprint this list in your own blog so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 4 **Harry Potter series - JK Rowling 5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible** 7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman10 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 Shakespeare

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien 17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

22 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 - 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

40 **Winnie the Pooh - AA 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 - LM 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 Dumas66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones' 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

75 Ulysses - James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath 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 - EB 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

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

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

so that's 27 out of 100, hmmm - hehe it would be great if seeing the film version counted, then I could mark off a lot more (i'm sure we all could).  NB I have read the Bible but not cover to cover - it's not that kind of book and I'm not a Christian.

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Oh, shoot. After a quick scan, I've found exactly six.
over 12 years ago
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Copied .. followed instructions .. wrote my take on the list .. and posted ! ^^
over 12 years ago
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wow.. you've read quite a number of books... =) that's awesome... OH! you read Lovely Bones too... did you read her other book, "Lucky"?
over 12 years ago
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Not much I can tell u that.. hahaaa
over 12 years ago
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I've read 33 of them.
over 12 years ago
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damn , Jaine .... i just read 24 & 98 ...... 2 out of hundred !!
over 12 years ago
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I was such a bookworm when I was kid but kind of grew out of it. I've picked up reading again lately though esp. since I was able to get through 3 books at jury duty. A cursory glance at this list shows that I've probably read about 15 - 20 of these books. I feel lacking all of a sudden :P
over 12 years ago
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this is quite an extensive list but feels somewhat Europe centric, prob b/c of all the good ol' classic... funny being a comparative lit major undergrad, i was forced to read a lot of these books :-) hum... i actually think my first year of film school they did put out a list for films... i'll try to dig it out and post it then...
over 12 years ago
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Truthfully, I have not done this but I think I would not have many. I love to read but really lack the time, and sometimes the motivation. I'm sure it would be good for me to read more...I think this is one of the reasons I'm a screenwriter, not a novelist. I too have read the whole Bible, but not cover to cover.
over 12 years ago
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Lol, yep if films counted then my count would be higher too. Most I read was at school, including the bible...it's a rather big book, but it's so much easier when it's the children's bible, so I'm still counting it!
over 12 years ago
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hmm...around 16 out of 100. oh no.. need to print out the list and start reading it :p
over 12 years ago

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