how well read are you?


I borrowed this list from Books Worth Reading

How Well Read Are You?

Look at the list and:img_7378-stack-of-books-q67-303x500
1) Bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read.
3) [Bracket] the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list on your own blog.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (I’ve seen a bunch of the film versions, but I haven’t made it all the way through the book yet.]
2 [The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien]
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 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 [Love HAMLET]
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 [nope– have read Master & Man, though.– not bad]
25 [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams ][I’ve read the entire 5 book trilogy, and all of his other books as well– highly recommended!]
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice’s Adventures 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 Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
37 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
38 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden [I’ve got the audio version– just haven’t listened to it yet.]
39 [Winnie-the-Pooh – AA Milne]
40 Animal Farm – George Orwell
41 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown [ I started it and got bored around page 10.]
42 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
43The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
44 [Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery] [Read, own, & love the entire series!]
45 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
46 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood [Don’t care much for the story, but as my first published scholarly article was an analysis of its floral & color imagery, so I’ve got to give it respect.]
47 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
48 Atonement – Ian McEwan
49 High Fidelity – Nick Hornby
50 Dune – Frank Herbert
51 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons [I saw something nasty in the woodshed!]
52 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
53 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
54The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
55A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
56 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
57 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
58 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
59 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
60 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
61 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
62 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold [started it & got bored half-way– I’m still counting it, though]
63 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
64 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
65 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
66 [Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding]  [yes, indeed!  I reread it whenever I’m sick in bed with a cold.]
67 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
68 Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
69 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
70 Dracula – Bram Stoker
71 [The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett] [Took me 2 years to get past the 3rd chapter– after that, I finished it in a day!]
72 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
73 Ulysses – James Joyce [started it today– Bloomsday– with Wandering Rocks]
74 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath [a heart-breaking blend of funny and sad]
75 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
76 Germinal – Emile Zola
77 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
78 Possession – A. S. Byatt
79 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens [Read the play every year with my class; then we watch A Muppet Christmas Carol.]
80 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
81 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
82 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
83 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
84A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
85 [Charlotte’s Web – EB White]
86 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
87[Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle] [and all of the others…]
88 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
89 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
90 [The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery]
91 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
92  [Watership Down – Richard Adams][a beautiful novel!]
93 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
94 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
95 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas [I’ve started it twice]
96 [Hamlet – William Shakespeare] [Yes, a repeat– he’s just that good. :)]
97 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
98  Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

* When I corrected the numbering, there were two left over, so I’ve added my own.

99 [The Beekeeper’s Apprentice — Laurie R. King]

100 [Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil– John Berendt]

So, my score is 43% read.  Not great, but as many of those are collections, it isn’t too bad. 🙂

Feel free to borrow and change, and please share your thoughts with me.



2 responses »

    • I haven’t read “The Old Man and the Sea,” but I’ve heard good things. I’m more of a Faulkner fan, myself. Thanks for the comment! 🙂

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