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Time:04:33 pm
I've probably read a few more of these than I marked, but my memory sucks.     There are also several that I've read parts of but not finished.

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read (I skipped this)
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Strike out the ones you thought SUCKED.

The List:

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
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
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler'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’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 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 Meany - 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 Mitchell
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
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
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Time:2008-06-26 12:16 am (UTC)
So many of those I only read b/c of school. But sometimes, I was thankful I did!
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Time:2008-06-26 07:17 am (UTC)
I’ve read:
The Lord of the Rings, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Bible (well, most of one version), 1984, Works of Shakespeare (okay, 2/3 of the plays and most of the sonnets), Catcher in the Rye – really liked it a lot, Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,
Grapes of Wrath, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Anna Karenina, Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, Memoirs of a Geisha, Winnie the Pooh,
Animal Farm, The Handmaid’s Tale – can’t say I *love* it exactly, but it did strike me deeply, each of the several times I’ve read it, Lord of the Flies, Brave New World,
Lolita – I won’t outright say ‘it sucked’, but I was rather disappointed. More than you’d think I’d be. I actually liked Anne Rice’s “Belinda” better, Count of Monte Cristo, Dracula, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple, Charlotte’s Web, Heart of Darkness, The Little Prince, Watership Down, The Three Musketeers, Hamlet (Isn’t this in “Complete Works of Shakespeare” above?), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Started and didn’t finish:
Pride & Prejudice – started it, couldn’t stand it. It remains the only book in my entire high school/college career that I ever used Cliff Notes for. Since discovered I can’t stand Austen or any of the Brontes.
Tess of the D’Urbervilles –started it, couldn’t stand it
Les Miserables – read parts of it in French classes, never went back to finish it in either French or English
The Remains of the Day – didn’t read this one, but I have read a bunch of his other works
Life of Pi – started, couldn’t stand it
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Time:2008-06-26 12:19 pm (UTC)
What's The Big Read?
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Time:2008-06-26 02:27 pm (UTC)
...for you from an almost librarian: Handmaid's Tale, Life of Pi, and Kite Runner.
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