How many of these have you read?

  • The BBC reckons the average person is likley to have read 6 out the 100 books on this list.
    So are you above average?
    I`ve read 39 of them.
    What about you?



    1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
    2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
    3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
    4 Harry Potter series - JK 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’Urbervilles - 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 Faulks
    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 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 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 Hossein
    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 Midnight’s 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 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
    86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
    87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
    8 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-Eupery
    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

  • Read 44 but went to strict school with fuck all to do.............

    Willows girl love him so much :)
    "I object to violence, because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does it permanent." GHANDI

  • 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
    5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
    22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
    29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
    30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
    33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
    36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
    40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
    42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
    46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
    57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
    67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
    68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
    73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
    81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
    87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
    96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
    98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
    99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
     
     

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  • 6!!! God, i'm so average :p


    There are loads on there that i intend to read in the near future though. Thanks for the list!

  • I've read and finished 18, attempted several others, seen the films of others, and listened to some on audiobook. Will be 19 when I finally finish 1984.


    What is the list of because if it's quality there's several on there I didn't really see the point of, a few are from Richard and Judy's book club too.

  • 83:o I did a Lit Degree and I adore books...


    But..you included Shakespeare's complete works AND Hamlet..:pp

  • At least 56 excluding double counting; there's a few I might have read when younger, but if so it was so long ago I've forgotten the details. BTW I think hardly anyone has read the Bible all the way through.

  • hmmmm i thought i was a big reader but it seems like ive missed quite a few of these me thinks i need to read more

    it is impossible to be unhappy whilst wearing my baby in a tattoo style mei tai!!!

  • 35 read fully, plus half a dozen or so more that I've started but never finished because I didn't like them (mostly things like "Emma" and "Pride and Prejudice" - I admit, I'm a total heathen.... go on, shoot me now!! lol :D)

  • 35 read fully, plus half a dozen or so more that I've started but never finished because I didn't like them (mostly things like "Emma" and "Pride and Prejudice" - I admit, I'm a total heathen.... go on, shoot me now!! lol :D)

    I couldn't read Emma either, but Pride and Prejudice is worth persevering with IMHO. I couldn't get on with Wuthering Heights either.

  • Seems I've read 22 on the list.
    Some of the things they had on the list I could never really get into, like Jane Austen. Other things I'm surprised weren't on the list, such as other works of Dante (is it only important to read The Inferno), and Homer's Illiad & Oddessy.

  • Yes these lists are always somewhat arbitrary. I'd agree it's more important to have read Homer than Catcher in the Rye, Little Women or To Kill a Mockingbird, which I haven't read and probably never will.