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Pick of the Literature

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Repost this and bold the titles you’ve read.

(seen the movie? write '- movie' at the end. or underline).
(only read some? add ' ~' at the end).
(want to read some day? add '- to do' at the end).
(don'r remember if you've read it?  add '- ?' at the end).

(naked list is in comment below)!

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen / movies
2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien - movie
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte - movies
4 Harry Potter series ~
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee / movie
6 The Bible ~
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte / movies soon
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell / movie

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens / movie

11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott - movie?
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy - to do
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller / movie
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (not all of them but a fair number) ~
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier - to do
16 The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien - maybe to do
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks -  never heard of it
18 Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger / movie??
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger - good movie
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot - ? - to do
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell - movie
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald / movie
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens - ? - to do
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy - to do
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams / movie
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky ("charming book, just like most of his" - med_cat) / movie?
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck / movie
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy - to do
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens -?!
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis - no thanks
34 Emma – Jane Austen - ? - to do / movies
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen - to do / movie
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden - good movie
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell / movie

42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown - movie
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 - movie / to do
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy - to do
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood - to do
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding / movie
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan - good movie
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert - no! - movie was terrible
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen- ? / movie
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens / movie?
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley / movie?

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez / good movie
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck / movie
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov - movie

63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas - ? - to do
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac - to do
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy - to do
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding - movies
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville / movie
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens / movie

72 Dracula – Bram Stoker - movie
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce - to do - my (Irish) father didn't understand it
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath - to do
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray - terrible movie
80 Possession – AS Byatt - movie?
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens / movies
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchel
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker / movie
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro - to do
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert - ?
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / movies
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad / movie
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery / movie?

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams - movie?
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 / movie/plays
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl - movie
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo - to do - movie was horrible

Note - where is Huckleberry Finn? Camus? Hemingway? Kundera? Stevenson? Swift? Defoe? Smollett? Vonnegut? Pynchon? Foster-Wallace? Borges? Kafka? Wilde? Behan? Goethe? Achebe? Lawrence? Homer? Virgil? Sophocles? Shelley? ...
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