Book Meme

Mar. 6th, 2017 08:51 pm
aeris444: (arthur)
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Found this on tumblr... I've perhaps already done it in the past but whatever!

How many have you read?

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Reblog this and bold the titles you’ve read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkein
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
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger
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 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 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

Date: 2017-03-06 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rotrude.livejournal.com
I haven't read them all but my fave of the bunch is P&P. Okay did the meme. Turns out I've read forty.
Edited Date: 2017-03-06 08:12 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-03-07 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aeris444.livejournal.com
I never read any Jane Austen work... I've seen the films but it really doesn't appeal to me...

Date: 2017-03-09 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rotrude.livejournal.com
Personally I think you can't go by the films when it comes to Austen. They use one part of her plot, the romance, and the rest falls by the wayside. The beauty of Austen is her humour, which could be quite sharp. And her plots are about knowing oneself, making the right choice on that basis. It then coalesces into a romance, but it's because of that knowledge that the heroines get their wish fulfilment. I'd give her written word a try if you haven't before. Though, of course, you might still end up not liking her. But I do feel cinema and telly have done her some sort of disservice.

Date: 2017-03-06 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clea2011.livejournal.com
I agree with Rotrude. There are few books better than Pride and Prejudice :D

And congrats on starting an explosion of posts on LJ! *g*
Edited Date: 2017-03-06 11:14 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-03-07 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aeris444.livejournal.com
Yeah, the meme is everywhere! ;-)

Date: 2017-03-06 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schweet_heart.livejournal.com
Agreed, P&P is awesome. Although, of Austen's works I tend to prefer Persuasion (if nothing else, Austen is pretty damn savage in that book lol).

I think I did this meme on FB a few years back, but now I'm curious, hehe. *goes to post*

Date: 2017-03-07 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aeris444.livejournal.com
For me, it's a little bit biaised ... As it's very English speaking authors based. I've read a lot more French speaking authors when I was young as it's more part of our culture and education!

Though I now have an even longer to-read list! ;-)

Date: 2017-03-07 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schweet_heart.livejournal.com
Yeah, it is a bit. And some are a bit random (for example, what is Dan Brown doing on that list?). It's an interesting exercise, though! And there are certainly some titles on this list I've been meaning to read for a while.

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