Saturday, August 1, 2009

6? I have read more!



Have you read more than 6 of these books?

This is a great quiz I saw at Trin's place.



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' after those you have read. Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so i can see your responses!

I have read 32 out 99. Not bad but not good either.

# Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (X)

# The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien ()
# Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (X)
# Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (X)
# To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (X)
# The Bible ()
# Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (X)
# Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell (X)
# His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman ()
# Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (X)
# Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (X)
# Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy (X)
# Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (X)
# Complete Works of Shakespeare ()
# Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier(X)
# The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien ()
# Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk ()
# Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger ()
# The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger ()
# Middlemarch - George Eliot ()
# Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (X)
# The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald ()
# Bleak House - Charles Dickens ()
# War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy ()
# The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams ()
# Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (TBR)
# Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (TBR)
# Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (X)
# The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame ()
# Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy ()
# David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (X)
# Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis ()
# Emma-Jane Austen ()
# Persuasion - Jane Austen ()
# The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis ()
# The Kite Runner - Khaled Hossein (X)
# Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres ()
# Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden ()
# Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne ()
# Animal Farm - George Orwell (X)
# The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (X)
# One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (TBR)
# A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving ()
# The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins ()
# Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery ()
# Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy (X)
# The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood (X)
# Lord of the Flies - William Golding ()
# Atonement - Ian McEwan ()
# Life of Pi - Yann Martel ()
# Dune - Frank Herbert ()
# Cold Comfort Farm ()
# Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen ()
# A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth ()
# The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon ()
# A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (X)
# Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (X)
# The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon ()
# Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (TBR)
# Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck ()
# Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov ()
# The Secret History - Donna Tartt ()
# The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold ()
# 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 ()
# Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (X)
# Dracula - Bram Stoker (X)
# The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett ()
# Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson (X)
# Ulysses - James Joyce ()
# The Inferno – Dante ()
# Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome ()
# Germinal - Emile Zola ()
# Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (X)
# Possession - AS Byatt ()
# A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens ()
# Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell ()
# The Color Purple - Alice Walker ()
# The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro ()
# Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert ()
# A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry ()
# Charlotte’s Web - EB White ()
# The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom ()
# Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (X)
# The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton (X)
# 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 ()
# The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (TBR)
# Hamlet - William Shakespeare (X)
# Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl (X)
# Les Miserables - Victor Hugo ()

15 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

You've read more than many people! But I look at it this way: the less I've read, the more great literature I have in my future!

Vivienne said...

I counted 18 that I have read, but I do have about another 10 waiting to be read in my collection.

christina said...

Haha! I think that this is the list from the top 100 summer reads. (I commented on them in a post yesterday). Too funny. :)

bermudaonion said...

If I counted right, I've read 30 of them.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I read 19 of them, but I recognized many titles of my TBR pile! I don' know what it says about my reading though.

libritouches said...

For a moment there I thought someone had finally come up with a list without 'doubles', but alas. They persist. (Drives me mad, really.) Anyway, of the original list I have 26 read and 4 partially read. Curiously, given my preferred reading genre, most of those 26 books weren't read for course requirements. That does surprise me as I wasn't expecting it.

I'd really love to see a list like this purely with author names, though. That seems like an interesting one.

stacybuckeye said...

I just finished my 30th book on this list yesterday. Interesting how they list the complete works of Shakespears (check) AND Hamlet.

Kathleen said...

I've read 39. I linked to your post at http://boardinginmyforties.blogspot.com. Thanks for a fun quiz!

Sandra said...

I've read 30 and I'm okay with that.

C. B. James said...

I've read 79 of them. There were four more that I started but did not finish. Honest. I think maybe I'm just older than the rest of your commenters. I do think this list is a little random.

Why does Harry Potter count as one book? It should count as six. It's very long.

Beth F said...

If I counted right, I've read 64 in full, abandoned a handful of others, refuse to read at least two because I didn't like other books by the authors, and read parts of others (several of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets but not the complete works, for example), and read a handful of the other authors, but not the specific works listed here.

Susan B. Evans said...

I am sitting not-so-pretty at 21 out of 99 - darn that wily BBC! Here's a link to my list.

Serena said...

That is a fascinating list.

I've read these:
# Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
# The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
# Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
# To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
# The Bible
# Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
# Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
# Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
# Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
# Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
# Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
# Complete Works of Shakespeare
# Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
# The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
# Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
# Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
# The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
# War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
# Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
# Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
# Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
# Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
# David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
# Emma-Jane Austen
# Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
# Animal Farm - George Orwell
# The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
# Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
# Lord of the Flies - William Golding
# Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
# A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
# Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
# Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
# The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
# Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
# Moby Dick - Herman Melville
# Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
# Dracula - Bram Stoker
# The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
# Ulysses - James Joyce
# The Inferno – Dante
# A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
# The Color Purple - Alice Walker
# Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
# Charlotte’s Web - EB White
# Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
# The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
# Hamlet - William Shakespeare
# Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

49 of 99 is not bad, right?

Michelle said...

My number is 55. The fact that some of those were repeated drives me insane.

Rebecca :) said...

I did this on Facebook and I can't remember my actual number but it was around your number.