Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Book Meme

Try this out!

Where do you fall in the list? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here.

Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read. If you want to, tag other book nerds.

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 X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee X
6 The Bible x
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

Total: 9 (so far so good!)

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott X
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy X
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller X
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare 1/2 X read quite a bit
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier X
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien X
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger X
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (saw the movie)
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot X

Total: 7.5(uh oh....starting to fall off)

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell X
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald X
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy X
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams X
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

Total: 7 (falling off more)

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy X
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens X
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 X
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden X
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne X

Total: 5 (only half!)

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 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 X
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding X
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

Total: 4 (below half!!)

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert X
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
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (sequel to lust and malaria)

Total: 4 (still below half!)

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 x
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac (read some of it)
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville X
Total: 3 (way below half!)

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens X
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker X
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante X
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt

Total: 3(oooo still way below)

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens X
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
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom x
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle X
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

Total: 5 (ok up to half...)

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 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 X
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo X

Total: 5 (still only half)

Grand Total: 52.5

Guess I'd better start reading!


  1. Your mom has read a lot of good books! My Mommeh says Watership Down was one of her favorite books when she read it, a loooong time ago.

  2. Oh me or my your Mom is an avid, avid reader. Mom always has a book in her hands (when she is not taking care of the Diva) but she hasn't read nearly that many on the list.
    Madi and Mom

  3. Hi

    Eeeeek I count only 59 for me (and a bit of the Bible?)And that's after Charlie demanded a re-count! LOL!


    I noticed a pattern though - I'm not big on Jane Austen. Whoopsie!

    take care

  4. 52.5 is pretty darn good, we think! Our human has read only 21.5...hangs head in mock shame. Apparently she spends too much time blogging now to read "literature." Actually, she does read a lot, just not "literature."

  5. Ok, our mom is a VERY avid reader but has only read "9", yes, you read that right, "9" of those books! She reads horror books all the time. Maybe she should really start thinking about expanding her horizons! We agree with Daisy...Watership Down is an awesome book AND movie!

  6. Our Mom loves to read, but our Grandmother REALLY loves to read. She probably reads a new book every week. She's 85 years old and recently got one of those Kindle electric book reader things because she can make the print bigger so it is easier for her to read.

  7. Well we have read over half but barely at 55. She said some of them she can't remember if she read or only intended to! I think that means more lap time for me!

    Hello my handsome Ping!

  8. To Kill a Mockingbird was one of Mommy's favorite books in junior high school!...You're way ahead of her though, good job!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  9. Mommy has read 47...She has tried "War and Peace" about 5 times. Maybe if she puts it on her Kindle she can finally do it!
    xx lounge kats

  10. What a neat meme!! Mom has read quite a few of those books too.
    Mom saw part of a mini series on A Town Like Alice and read the book to see how it ended and loved the book ;)
    Audio book are a great way to read too,heehee
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

  11. My mom says she hasn't read too many of the classics. She reads too much trash!

  12. Mom has read 24...and is way ahead of the 6 predicted by the BBC, so she feels ok. She thinks Harry Potter should count as 7. She adored 100 Years of Solitude...

  13. We din't count...some of da books mom din't read all da way thru because she lost interest! Da way mom reads is she devides three books into 1)bedtime reading (usually light stuff) 2)da one she takes to appointments and on car trips (gotta be intristing or it's easy to get distracted from dem) and da one she really, really wants to finish dat is next to her alla time in da house! Yup, mom reads three books at a time...she's weerd.

  14. 從未遭遇失敗的人,對自己或是別人,都是一知半解的。........................................

  15. ****whisker kissies**** to my gorgeous sweet tuxie princess Abby - I haf missed you while we was gone.

    purrsss n nosekissies- your adoring floofy cocoapuff meezerman Sammy


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