How many have you read? BBC believe only 6 out of the 100.

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Re: How many have you read? BBC believe only 6 out of the 100.

Post by EllieAfter » 31 Jul 2018, 07:41

Eek, I have only read 10 of them. Though like others have said, there are quite a number of them on my to-read list.

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Post by Harley-Panda » 08 Aug 2018, 03:41

Ashamed to say I've only read 17!
Although I do have another 30 or so of them on my bookshelf at home/on kindle - I just need to find the time now :)
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Post by ea_anthony » 12 Aug 2018, 18:45

Carolineh wrote:
02 Dec 2010, 08:58
The BBC believes that most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books below. How many have you read?

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (all)

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

11 Little Women - Louisa May 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 Travellers 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 Berniere

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Willaim 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 - Gabrial 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 Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martell

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 Dumas

66 On the Road - Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones’s 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

74 Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses - James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar - Sylivia 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 - Charles Mitchell

83 The Colour 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 & the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

I'm at 25 (would have been 28 but 3 of them I couldn't finish!) New reading list for me to work through though!
Not up to 10, so much work to be done.
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Post by Taekwondoqueen » 14 Aug 2018, 20:53

I have read the Harry Potter series and Charlie and the chocolate factory. I have meant to read the others but I start them and then I find something else. This has become my new reading list and I will not stop until they are all read!

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Post by Kiisme » 24 Aug 2018, 13:44

I have read 12 from the list so far
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Post by Cher432 » 26 Aug 2018, 05:45

I have read 33 of them fully, some of them for school. I had never even heard of Brideshead Revisited until I had to do an assignment for school but it was wwll worth it. I even ended up watching the series for it.

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Post by Facennagoss » 27 Aug 2018, 04:22

I’m on 22. Ther were a few there that I’ve only read half of so if only I’d persevered my score would have been much higher!

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Post by ObsessedBookNerd » 31 Aug 2018, 08:31

I’ve read about 24 of these books because a lot of them we were forced to read in school.

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Post by sanykip » 31 Aug 2018, 08:39

i have read 6 from the list and currently reading the seventh

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Post by C Bailey » 06 Sep 2018, 20:11

So excited The Possession was in this list. Usually when I quote it or talk about it, I get inquisitive looks, but an underlying of 'never heard of the bloke ?'.
Definitely her crown jewel...

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Post by Asisha Joseph » 17 Sep 2018, 21:17

18. Hurrah!

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Post by Juliar252 » 17 Oct 2018, 18:24

I have read 18, would definitely love to read more!

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Post by Charlyt » 22 Oct 2018, 02:47

I've read 11, the others I've only just watched the movie.
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Post by Jsovermyer » 22 Oct 2018, 20:37

I've read 27 of them.

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Post by sarahmarlowe » 04 Nov 2018, 16:52

I love this post!

I have read only 13 books on the list. There were several that I have started but couldn't get into. A couple of these were Ulysses and The Catcher in the Rye. I may pick up Catcher to try again, but I don't know about Ulysses!
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