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Friday, August 2, 2013

'Gotta Get Cracking on My Reading List!

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and Welcome,
I just found this BBC compiled book reading list on Kelly's Art Journaling blog. Enjoy!


2006 - Me at Sting concert - Grant Park
Chicago, IL
(Back then my hair was black - now it's RED!)
 
The BBC says most people will only read 6 of these 100 Books.

Instructions: Cut and Copy the list into your notes... then...
1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read. (remove other persons  's)
2) Tally your total at the bottom.


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen X

2 The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien X
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible  (portions - mostly Psalms)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell x
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott X
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller X
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare 
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien X (Twice! The 1st time, I could not keep all the names straight – the 2nd time, I assigned a number to each name in my head, and as I read I substituted the number for the name in my head. Then I was able to get through his book to the end – and I enjoyed it. Maybe I should try this number substitution trick for those Russian novels?!?!?!?!)
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger X
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell  X (3 times!)
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (still trying to slog through this tome)
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams  X
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll  X
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy X
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 X 
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne 
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell X
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown  X
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  X
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan 
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert X
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 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  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 
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 (tried but could not understand the punctuation)
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath X
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (still trying to slog through this tome)
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens 
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 (3 times)
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
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery X
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 X
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare  X
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl 
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo X (what a horribly SAD story!)
 
TOTAL = 27!

But I need to get cracking! (I really should nix TV watching, Pinterest and youtube surfing, etc).
I tend to read Shakespeare over and over, which may be my downfall to reading other new authors. Fyi, Michael Crighton books are really quick to read.

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment on this post - or any of my other posts.

Peace,
LuLu

1 comment:

Francesca said...

Well I cut and pasted the list, and I have read 67, but then I'm English and had to read alot of them in school years ago especially Dickens and Austen, but I have read alot for my own pleasure.

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