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    How many of these books have you read?

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by AltonReed, May 10, 2011.

    The BBC published this list of books that they say, most people have only read 6. 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 –
    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
    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
    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 Bernieres
    39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur 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 – Gabriel 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 Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
    49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
    50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
    51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
    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 bleep – 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 Burnett
    74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
    75 Ulysses – James Joyce
    76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia 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 – David Mitchel
    83 The Color 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 and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
    100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo


    I've got nine!
     
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    I've read 39 of those and am in the process of reading a 40th. :)
     
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    I've read 13 of those. I guess I better get reading. :D
     
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    I believe I had 37 or so but I can't remember when I checked, so I'll have to look again :p

    Ah yes, up to 38. :D Added His Dark Materials to the list since then :p
     
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    I've read 17 of them.

    Of those my favourites were Harry Potter, LOTR and The Hobbit.

    Loved the Narnia books.

    Actually read the entire Old and New testament of the Bible.

    Anne of Green Gables was a lovely story.

    Liked Dune but was hard going.

    Hitchhikers - an old favourite.

    Lord of the flies and Of Mice and Men were school English lit. reads.
     
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    23..boosted by Dickens popping up so often on the list.
     
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    1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
    2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien (A favorite)
    3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
    4 Harry Potter series (Another favorite)
    5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (Yet another favorite)
    6 The Bible (Went through 12 years of Catholic schooling, definitely read most of it)
    8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell (Another favorite)
    10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens (Hate to say that this one bored me)
    11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
    14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (read a lot of Shakespeare, not EVERY one, though)
    21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
    22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
    25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (favorite :D)
    28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (read in highschool English class)
    39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
    41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
    42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (Another fave)
    49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding (read in English class)
    61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck (read in English class)
    66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac (Actually JUST started reading this one)
    70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville (Another English class one)
    72 Dracula – Bram Stoker (Read it in highschool English, but turned out to be another fave)
    75 Ulysses – James Joyce (Another Literature class)
    98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare


    24 for me
     
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    5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
    6 The Bible
    7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
    8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
    10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
    11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
    13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
    14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
    15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
    18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
    20 Middlemarch – George Eliot i never finished
    21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
    22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
    28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
    29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
    31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
    32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
    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
    41 Animal Farm – George Orwel
    44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
    49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
    50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
    57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
    58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
    61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
    62 bleep – Vladimir Nabokov
    64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
    65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
    66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
    70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
    71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
    72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
    75 Ulysses – James Joyce
    76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
    81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
    83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
    84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
    85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
    87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
    95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
    97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
    98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare\
    100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo


    I did not count
     
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    lol 3.
     
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    29 for me. Many of them I had to read in school.

    By the way, what is "bleep" by Nabokov?
     
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    32, but there are a few doubles (like both Hamlet and the complete works of Shakespeare, and the Chronicles of Narnia and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe).
     
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    34 for me.

    EDIT: 33 now that aaron pointed that out. Oops. (but if they're going to count The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe as one by itself, why can't I count the Chronicles as 7, lol. J/k) :p
     
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    damn I've only read 9 of those :(
     
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    oh come on, who the hell has read all of Shakespeare's works? It's bad enough that they ram it down your throat in school!

    I will read some more of that list thought. I have been trying to find a definitive-ish list of classics. You never know, I could end up reading most of that and then finally be able to refer to myself and 'well read'.
     
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    Mostly because most of the classics of sci-fi and fantasy are left off.
     
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    Apparently enough of us that it stays on lists like this? Admittedly the majority of them were required reading at some point at high school or university, but it still counts...
     
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    All of 23.
     
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    Gotta love Shakespeare. I have not, however, read all of his work.
     
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    2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
    5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
    6 The Bible -- part of it? Probably doesn't count, as I haven't read nearly the whole thing.
    14 Complete Works of Shakespeare -- some
    16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
    18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
    22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
    33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
    36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
    41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
    49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
    61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
    81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
    89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    And I plan on reading:

    1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
    3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

    4 Harry Potter series – I have the first four
    8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
    13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
    14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
    24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
    25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
    27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
    30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
    32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
    37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
    39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
    45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
    52 Dune – Frank Herbert
    56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
    59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
    65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
    70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
    71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
    91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

    97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
    98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
    100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo


    And I already have the ones that are italicised. I may read some of the others sometime, but who knows [and who knows if I'll ever read all the ones above, either =P].
     
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    ... 10.
    I was forced to read Little Women. Gah!
    I plan on reading some more of those, but hey, 10 is pretty good for a twelve year old, and I'll leave it at that.
     
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    1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
    2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
    4 Harry Potter series –
    5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
    8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
    13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
    16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
    18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
    22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
    24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
    26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
    27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
    31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
    33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
    36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
    37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
    41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
    42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
    43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
    48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
    49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
    51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
    58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
    61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
    64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
    66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
    68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
    69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
    70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
    72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
    73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
    76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
    79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
    80 Possession – AS Byatt
    85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
    87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
    92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
    98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare

    40 something...
     
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    I've read 19 of them. Some of them so long ago I barely remember them. I had to read A Tale of Two Cities in one night for high school. I passed the content test and promptly forgot everything about the story.
     
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    1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
    2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
    3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
    5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
    6 The Bible
    7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
    8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
    10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
    11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
    12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
    16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
    18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
    19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
    20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
    22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
    23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
    24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
    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
    32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
    33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
    34 Emma – Jane Austen
    36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
    40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
    41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
    42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
    46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
    49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
    52 Dune – Frank Herbert
    54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
    57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
    58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
    61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
    65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
    70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
    71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
    72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
    73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
    81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
    85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
    87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
    89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
    97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
    98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
    99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
    100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

    I got 49. If only I had read one more....
     

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