Monday, 23 February 2009

BBC book meme

I've done a few of these meme quizzes over on Facebook lately and I wasn't going to do any more of these things for a while, but this one was quick to do and vaguely intellectual. I stole it from Sciencewomen. I haven't claimed any books that I read at school that I can't remember enough to know the storyline. Not bad, I've read 32 of them. I must have non-average tastes though as a lot of my favourite books are missing from the list, although some childhood favourites are there. Looks like I need to brush up on my BBC period dramas...

Instructions:

1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read.

2) Add a ‘+’ to the ones you LOVE.

3) Star (*) those you plan on reading.
NB I've added an F if I've seen a film or a stage version but not read the book.

4) Tally your total.


1. [ ] Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
2. [x,+] The Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkien
3. [ ] Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
4. [x] Harry Potter series JK Rowling
5. [F ] To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
6. [x] The Bible (some may be surprised at this!)
7. [ ] Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
8. [ ] Nineteen Eighty Four George Orwell
9. [F] His Dark Materials Philip Pullman
10. [ ] Great Expectations Charles Dickens
11. [x] Little Women Louisa M Alcott
12. [*] Tess of the D’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy
13. [ ] Catch 22 Joseph Heller
14. [x, well, lots of them anyway, not sure if all] Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. [ ] Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier
16. [x,+] The Hobbit JRR Tolkien
17. [ ] Birdsong Sebastian Faulks
18. [ ] Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger
19. [ ] The Time Traveller’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. [x,+] 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. [x] Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
30. [x] The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
31. [x] Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
32. [x] David Copperfield Charles Dickens
33. [x] Chronicles of Narnia CS Lewis
34. [ ] Emma Jane Austen
35. [ ] Persuasion Jane Austen
36. [x] The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe CS Lewis
37. [*] The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
38. [F] Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis De Bernieres
39. [F] Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden
40. [x] Winnie the Pooh AA Milne
41. [x] Animal Farm George Orwell
42. [F] The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
43. [x,+] One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. [ ] A Prayer for Owen Meaney John Irving
45. [ ] The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
46. [x] Anne of Green Gables LM Montgomery
47. [ ] Far From The Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
48. [*] The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
49. [x] 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. [x] 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. [x,+] The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold
65. [F,*,+] Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
66. [ ] On The Road Jack Kerouac
67. [ ] Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy
68. [F] Bridget Jones’s Diary Helen Fielding
69. [ ] Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
70. [ ] Moby Dick Herman Melville
71. [x] Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
72. [ ] Dracula Bram Stoker
73. [x] The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. [x] Notes From A Small Island Bill Bryson
75. [ ] Ulysses James Joyce
76. [ ] The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
77. [x] Swallows and Amazons Arthur Ransome
78. [ ] Germinal Emile Zola
79. [ ] Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray
80. [ ] Possession AS Byatt
81. [x] A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
82. [ ] Cloud Atlas David Mitchell
83. [ ] The Color Purple Alice Walker
84. [F] The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro
85. [ ] Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
86. [ ] A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry
87. [x] Charlotte’s Web EB White
88. [ ] The Five People You Meet In Heaven Mitch Alborn
89. [x] Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. [x,+] 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. [x] Watership Down Richard Adams
95. [ ] A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole
96. [ ] A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute
97. [F,*] The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas
98. [x] Hamlet William Shakespeare
99. [x] Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
100. [F] Les Miserables Victor Hugo

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