Saturday, February 21, 2009

A reading meme: this one's right up my alley!

Facebook is "meme city" lately! I couldn't resist this one.

Instructions:
1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.
2) Add a '+' to the ones you LOVE.
3) Star (*) those you plan on reading.
4) Tally your total at the bottom.


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (x +)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (x +)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (x +)
4 Harry Potter series - JK (x +)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (x +)
6 The Bible (*)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (x)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (x +)
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (*)
Running total: 7

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (x)
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy (x +)
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (*)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (*)
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (x +)
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (x)
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (x +)
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot (x)
Running total: 13

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald (x)
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (*)
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (x)
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (x)
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (*)
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Running total: 16

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (x +)
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (*)
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (x +)
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 (x +)
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres (x)
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (*)
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne (x +)
Running total: 22

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell (x)
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (x)
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (x)
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving (x)
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 (*)
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan (x +)
Running total: 28

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel (*)
52 Dune - Frank Herbert (x)
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (x +)
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (*)
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (x)
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (x)
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon (x)
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (*)
Running total: 33

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (x)
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 (x)
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding (x +)
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Running total: 36

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (*)
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (x +)
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson (*)
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath (x)
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (x +)
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (*)
80 Possession - AS Byatt (x +)
Running total: 40

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (x +)
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro (x +)
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry (*)
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White (x +)
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Alborn
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Running total: 43

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 (x +)
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 (x +)
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (*)

Grand total: 45

Not too bad. At least I've read more than six, which is apparently what the BBC says is how many most people have read out of these. I hope I don't sound like a snob, but if you've only read a few of these, you are REALLY missing out. Lots of great ones here, people! Get to work! ;)
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