On the Bookshelf: I read a lot

I found this one facebook and thought it was interesting… so here it is!

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Instructions: Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read an excerpt.


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 The Complete Works of Shakespeare

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk

18 Catcher in the Rye – J.D. 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

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

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 Graeme

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 Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh – A.A. 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 – L.M. Montgommery

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-Time – 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 – E.B. White

88 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 St. Exupery

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

How about you?
Read many of these?
And if you like to read you should check out goodreads. You can add me as a friend and we can recommend books to each other. I like it! I look at them and then order them to the library!

  • November 22, 2010 - 6:14 am

    Teresa (aka tmom) - Interesting list, I have read about 15 of those books and of those over half were read as school requirements.

  • November 22, 2010 - 7:53 am

    Anonymous - Thanks Rhonda I will look for you. I love to read too and just finish The Hiding Place for a second time to discuss in a book thing. (not really a club) I have read quite a few of your list
    Kari B

  • November 22, 2010 - 8:31 am

    Kristin - I have read a lot of books on this list…which didnt surprise me, I like to read too 🙂

  • November 22, 2010 - 8:39 am

    Kristin - Okay, I posted mine on my family page here
    http://mommystout.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-love-to-read.html

  • November 22, 2010 - 10:06 am

    Crystal - Cool post, Rhonda! I thought I was an avid reader but I have a long way to go on this list. I’m going to feature this on my blog later this week 🙂 Happy Reading!!

  • November 22, 2010 - 10:28 am

    Alysha - Nice! I’ve read 15. I’m doing this on my blog too AND making my own list 😉

  • November 22, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Brooke - I’ve read the same as you minus a few. I like goodreads too, but I can’t keep up to your crazy reading.

  • November 22, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    Christy and Brett Bevans - Read #65, Count of Monte Cristo. It was so good.

    I will use this list as a reference to find some new books to read.

  • November 22, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    Michelle - I’ve read 34, but there’s a lot of Jane Austen, and at least a handful are ones I’ve read for college English.

  • November 22, 2010 - 7:37 pm

    Carmen - I have read 46 of the listed books. Not really because I wanted to. But more due to the fact that I was a history major with humanities minor and then moved into law… I did nothing but READ for 6 years…

  • November 22, 2010 - 10:01 pm

    Amy Davis - I’ve read 28. And my all-time favorite book was listed. A Prayer for Owen Meany!! Best book ever!!! You have to read it!!

  • November 23, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    Cole and Paige Barnett - I got the list from you! I actually just found your blog today as well.

  • November 23, 2010 - 11:14 pm

    Crystal - Hey, I just did this and got 23 too!! Not the same 23 as you but still the same number. Very interesting – are we kindred spirits?!!

    Hope your back improves and you survive these next few weeks. ((( HUGS )))

  • November 25, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    Lisa C - 35 – that’s my “have read” list and about 10 on the “started but never finished” list

  • November 25, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    Abby - Yeah, you should come to our bookclub!

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