BBC Reading List

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Look at the list and put an ‘x’ next to those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

[x] Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
[] The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
[x] Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
[X] Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
[X] To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
[x] The Bible
[x] Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
[x] Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
[] His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
[X]Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Total: 8/10

[x] Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
[] Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
[] Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
[] Complete Works of Shakespeare
[x] Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
[] The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
[] Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
[] Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
[x] The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
[x] Middlemarch – George Eliot

Total: 4/10

[x] Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
[x] The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
[x] Bleak House – Charles Dickens[x] War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
[x] The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
[x] Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
[x] Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
[x] Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
[] The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

Total: 8/9

[x] Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
[x] David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
[] Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
[x] Emma – Jane Austen[x] Persuasion – Jane Austen
[] The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
[x] The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
[x] Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
[x] Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
[x] Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

Total: 8/10

[x] Animal Farm – George Orwell
[x] The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
[] One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
[x] A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
[x] The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
[x] Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
[] Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
[x] The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (Made me want to burn my bra.)
[x] Lord of the Flies – William Golding
[x] Atonement – Ian McEwan

Total: 8/10

[x] Life of Pi – Yann Martel
[] Dune – Frank Herbert
[] Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
[x] Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
[] A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
[x] The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
[x] A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
[] Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
[x] The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon
[x] Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Total: 6/10

[x] Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
[x] Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
[x] The Secret History – Donna Tartt
[x] The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
[X] Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
[x] On The Road – Jack Kerouac
[] Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
[x] Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
[] Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
[x] Moby Dick – Herman Melville

Total: 8/9

[x] Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
[x] Dracula – Bram Stoker
[x] The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
[x] Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
[x] Ulysses – James Joyce- I tried. It counts.
[x] The Inferno – Dante
[] Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
[] Germinal – Emile Zola
[x] Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
[] Possession – AS Byatt

Total: 5/10

[x] A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
[] Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
[] The Color Purple – Alice Walker
[] The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
[x] Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
[] A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
[x] Charlotte’s Web – EB White
[x] The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
[X] Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
[ ] The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

Total: 5/10

[] Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
[X] The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
[] The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
[] Watership Down – Richard Adams
[] A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
[] A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
[x] The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
[X] Hamlet – William Shakespeare
[X] Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
[x] Les Miserables – Victor Hug

Total 5/10

TOTAL: 65/98


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