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Ganked from Browneyedmami...A Book Reading Meme

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

Instructions: Look at the list and put an X after those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen ( )   (I've only read chunks of this, so I'm not counting)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (X )
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (X )
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (X) (only half of it, but it was half, so I am counting it!)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee ( ) (never ever been able to get past the first two chapters
6 The Bible (X)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (X)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell (X)
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman ( )
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (X )

Total so far: 7/10

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (X)
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy ( ) (I love his poetry, hate his novels)
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (X)
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (X )
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (X )
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (X)
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk ( )
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger ( )
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger ( ) (started it, but not far enough into it)
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot ( ) (I have read other works by her, though)

Total so far: 12/20

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (X)
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald (X) (I hate this book, but read it anyway)
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens ()
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (X )
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (X )
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (X) (painful read.  Let me know I didn't necessarily like Russian novels)
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck ( )
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (X)
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (X )

Total so far: 19/30

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy ( X)
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (X) Probably my favorite Dickens, after A Christmas Carol
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis ( ) 
34 Emma - Jane Austen ( )
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen ( )
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (X)
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(x)

Total so far: 23/40

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell (X)
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown ( )
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (X) (I love this book)
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 (X)
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding (X)
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan ( )

Total so far: 26/50

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel ()
52 Dune - Frank Herbert (X ) (how many times have I read thee!)
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 (X) 
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon( )
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (X) (Oh, I love Marquez!)

Total so far: 29/60

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (X)
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (X )
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt ()
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold ( )
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (X )
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 (X )

Total so far: 33/70

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (X )
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker (X )
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (X )
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson ()
75 Ulysses - James Joyce (X)
76 The Inferno – Dante (X )
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome ()
78 Germinal - Emile Zola ( )
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (X)
80 Possession - AS Byatt ()

Total so far: 39/80

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (X )
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell ()
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker (X)
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro ()
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (X)
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 (X) (I adore Holmes!)
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton ( )

Total so far: 44/90

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (X)
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (X) (in french and English! Ha!)
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks ()
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams (X)
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole (X) (how could I not! I was raised in New Orleans!)
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute ()
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (X)
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare (X)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (X)
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (X )

TOTAL: 52/100

Over half, and I've read smatterings of some of the others, or other works by the authors.  Kind of feels an arbitrary selection.  No Faulkner, for instance, who is like a Nobel Prize winner, but Confederacy of Dunces, which is an extremely local story.   Ah well.  And a bit heavy on boring Hardy and there's a whole lot of Dickens....a bit weak on SF, if you ask me...No H.G. Wells, for instance.  Ah well.
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