bellemainec: (Default)
[personal profile] bellemainec
Bold the ones you've read COMPLETELY, italicize the ones you've read part of. Watching the movie or the cartoon doesn't count. Abridged versions don't count either.

BTW, according to the BBC if you've read 7 of these, you are above the average. Ok.  Ummm I have read a lot more than 7! (and does that seven include Harry Potter series ;)

Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] mujun  


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkein
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter Series - J.K. 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'Ubervilles-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 Faulk
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 Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams – the whole series
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 - 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 Midnights 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 Inferno - Dante
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 Madam 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: 2010-04-26 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inala.livejournal.com
you've read the Bible in full?

Date: 2010-04-26 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bellemainec.livejournal.com
yep. From cover to cover. In about year 7. old testament is very cool..although it did take me a while to realise exactly what was going on in the song of songs at that point...

lols. Ancient historian, remember? original text you see...and ended up standing me in good stead for uni subjects as well.....

Date: 2010-04-27 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mujun.livejournal.com
Someone else who has read The Secret History!!!! *clings*

Date: 2010-04-27 11:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bellemainec.livejournal.com
*clings back* I loved The Secret History. I tried to read the next book she wrote, and yeah.......I think lightning only stuck once :)

Date: 2010-04-27 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashi-ga-demasu.livejournal.com
What can I say? I'm awed m(_ _)m
You make me feel like I'm illiterate.
Can I just list all the books I've read instead? XD

Date: 2010-04-28 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bellemainec.livejournal.com
*chuckles* Believe me, I read lots of books. It's something I have always done...and then along came fanfic and *whistles*..... and hey some of those books had to study for uni, so they do not count as oooo cool book to read :)

Date: 2010-04-28 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashi-ga-demasu.livejournal.com
Yeah, your post made me feel guilty for neglecting the books half-read and unread lying around. The net made worse my ADD XD

I tend to latch on to certain authors and read everything (or most) of their works (i.e. JD Salinger, John Irving). And I like 'em funny and odd characters.

I'm glad you made this post. I'm reminded how beautiful real books are and that I should really start reading 'em again.

Date: 2010-05-26 01:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rim1789.livejournal.com
There are a lots that I've never heard about O_O (probabky because they are americans writers ...). Above average then (only 7 ? O_O)

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen READ

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkein READ

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte READ

4 Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling READ

6 The Bible Not compleltly

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte Not completly

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens Not completly


14 Complete Works of Shakespeare not completly

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien READ

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy READ

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky READ

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck not completly

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll READ

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens Not completly

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis Not completly

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding READ (hate it. Scary.)

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas READ

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens READ

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens READ

85 Madam Bovary - Gustave Flaubert READ

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle NOT completly

92 The Little Prince- Antoine De Saint-Exupery READ

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas READ

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare READ

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl READ

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo Not compleltly

Date: 2010-06-13 01:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avery-averette.livejournal.com
Thanks for snagging this. It's a good place to start for when I've run out of things to read. I'm currently doing daily reading of the bible. The old testament is not the easiest of reads, so I'm impressed that you've completed it. Good on ya, mate!

Profile

bellemainec: (Default)
bellemainec

November 2010

S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 21st, 2017 10:36 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios