Well read?

8:53 AM

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.

How do you stack up? Play along if you want!


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - Y
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien- Y
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte- Y
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - Y
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee- Y
6 The Bible - Y(although not cover to cover)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte- N
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell- Y
9 His Dark Materials - N
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens-N
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott- Y
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy- N
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller - Y
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare- Y
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier- N
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien- Y
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk- N
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger-N
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger-N
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot- N
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell- N
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald- N
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens- N
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy- N
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - N
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh- N
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky- N
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck- Y
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll- N
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame- N
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy- N (I never finished it...)
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens- N
33 Chronicles of Narnia Series - CS Lewis- Y
34 Emma - Jane Austen- Y
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen- Y
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis- Y
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini- N
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres Mais- N
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden- Y
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne- N
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell- Y
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown- Y
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez- N
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving- N
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins- N
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery- Y
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy- N
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood- N
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding- Y
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan- N
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel- N
52 Dune - Frank Herbert- N
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons- N
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen- Y
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth- N
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon- N
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens- Y
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley- N
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time- N
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez- N
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck- Y
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov- N
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt- N
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold- N
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas- Y
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac- N
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy- N
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding- Y
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie- N
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville- N
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens- N
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker- N
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett- Y
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson- N
75 Ulysses - James Joyce- Y
76 The Inferno - Dante- N
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome- N
78 Germinal - Emile Zola- N
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray- N
80 Possession - AS Byatt- N
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens- Y
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell- N
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker- N
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro- N
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert- N
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry- N
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White- Y
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom- N
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle- N
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton- N
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad- N
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery- Y
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks- N
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams- N
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole- N
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute- N
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas- N
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare- Y
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl- Y
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo- Y

I've read (if I counted right) 32 of these listed... a lot better than 6!

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