Tuesday, June 16, 2009

books I have read...

So, apparently (or supposedly - no one seems to be able to confirm the veracity of this claim) the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 beloved books listed below.

I read 36 of these, but most were mandatory for Immaculate Heart HS and I was bored during summer time in high school. So far my friend Izabelle Reyes has read more 49!! Anyone beat that??? Any recommendations on ones I haven’t read?

Instructions:
1) Look at the list and put an 'X' after those you have read.
2) Add a '+' to the ones you LOVE; add a '-" to the ones you HATE.
3) Star (*) those you plan on reading.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen X+

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien X-

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte X+

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee X+

6 The Bible - really? the entire Bible?!?

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte X+

8 Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell X

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens X+

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 X (took a class at UCSD)

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier X++

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien X- (Tried reading several times only finished it because it was for HS)

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger X+

19 The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell * (I also want to see the movie)

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald X

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (Started but didn’t finish)

25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (started but too boring)

26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky X

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck X

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll X

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 X+

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen * (I know a Jane Austen book I haven’t read)

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis de Bernières

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden *

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne X

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell X

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez X

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery X++(Of course what 13 year old girl didn’t love this book)

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

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen X

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens X

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 X

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 X

72 Dracula - Bram Stoker X

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett X

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 X

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker *

84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert X

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

90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery X (Read it in French)

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 X (this is technically counting twice??)

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Ronald Dahl X

100 Les Misérables - Victor Hugo

2 comments:

Pedroza Family said...

Hey, you miss the Color Purple. I know you read it, cuz i borrowed the book from you.

Carm Hernandez said...

I bought the book, but I never read it.