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Re: The big Read - Top 100, how many have you read?

Post by Northernbird84 » 20 Jul 2018, 09:52

I've read:


1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
3. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
4. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
5. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
6. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
7. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
8. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
9. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
10. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
11. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
12. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
13. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
14. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
15. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
16. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
17. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
18. Animal Farm, George Orwell
19. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
20. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
21. The BFG, Roald Dahl
22. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
23. Mort, Terry Pratchett
24. Matilda, Roald Dahl
25. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
26. The Twits, Roald Dahl
27. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett

Oh wow that is much lower than I expected it to be! I have some reading to do.

There are a few titles on there of books I started as a child and got bored with. Hopefully as an adult I will get a new appreciation.

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Post by ea_anthony » 12 Aug 2018, 18:04

Pinkpaper wrote:
14 Dec 2009, 10:56
I was just browsing and came across the big read list the BBC did a few years ago and decided to see how many I had actually read.

They asked people to nominate their favourite books and got 3 quarters of a million responses which they then counted up to come out with the nations favourite books.

Looking down the list Ive only read 15 of them, anyway here they are


1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
I have read just 19, need to do better.

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
53. The Stand, Stephen King
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
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Post by Taekwondoqueen » 14 Aug 2018, 20:57

I have read all of the Roald Dahl and Harry Potter books. The rest of them I tried to read but then I found another book to read. I always meant to get back to them, so now I will and use this list as my guidelines.

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Post by arinola grace » 17 Aug 2018, 20:38

I am ashamed, I've read only seven although I've watched the movie adaptations of fifteen of those books and five titles are really familiar.

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Post by Cher432 » 26 Aug 2018, 06:31

I have read 40 of the above mentioned, it seems I still have a long way to go.

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Post by bookworm 1004 » 29 Aug 2018, 13:35

I've read 10 of those.(Artamis Fowl)

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Post by Asisha Joseph » 16 Sep 2018, 08:41

17. Lesser than expected. A lot of them are on my bucket list though.

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