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Saw this on [livejournal.com profile] aeris444 and [livejournal.com profile] rotrude's LJs and thought that it looked like an excellent excuse to procrastinate for a few minutes :D

How many have you read?

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

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkein
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible - I've read some of this.  Not all of it.  Half a point?
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 - there might be one or two I've missed but I think I've read enough of them for it to count as a point.
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger
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 and all the sequels
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
Wouldn't this be part of 33???
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 – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
It's time I'll never get back.  Worst book on here bar none.
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  Haven't read it, but I've seen a play version and [livejournal.com profile] fififolle take note of the author *g*
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 - half a point as I never finished it
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
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 Mitchel
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
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 De Saint-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

That's 43 I think.  Lots of classics.  And the Da Vinci Code.  (A lot of people don't know that...the writer is patronising)  Does this list excuse the trashy novels I'm happily reading for [livejournal.com profile] ljbookbingo ?  Or does it just make it worse?
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Date: 2017-03-06 09:16 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] rotrude.livejournal.com
Lolling at Ulysses' half point. You're like me, still stuck!
Date: 2017-03-06 11:06 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] clea2011.livejournal.com
LOL! I will be stuck forever on that one!
Date: 2017-03-06 09:34 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] deinonychus-1.livejournal.com
I appear to only manage 13, and several of those are only half points because I got partway through and never finished (especially the ones where it lists an entire series of books).

But where are the *really* old classics?! Give me some Homer, Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes. I'd have *loads* more then! :-)
Date: 2017-03-06 11:06 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] clea2011.livejournal.com
I agree! I would get LOADS for them as well!
Date: 2017-03-06 09:46 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] nympha-alba.livejournal.com
Commiserations on finishing The Da Vinci Code! :(
Just HOW could that book be such a hit?
Date: 2017-03-06 11:12 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] clea2011.livejournal.com
I don't know! I kept waiting for it to start being good. I have never, EVER wanted to slap an author more. Every time there was a comment about something that 'not a lot of people realised'...grrrr!!
Date: 2017-03-06 11:31 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] clea2011.livejournal.com
LOL! I have not, thank you for sharing! It's made me as happy as a woman who has something to be happy about and is suitably happy about it.

(Also who dressed that poor woman? Had she lost a bet? *g*)
Date: 2017-03-06 11:39 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] nympha-alba.livejournal.com
*dies*
Her clothes had to match the dreadfulness of the script, perhaps?
Date: 2017-03-08 10:53 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] clea2011.livejournal.com
That would be impossible :D
Date: 2017-03-06 11:49 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] schweet_heart.livejournal.com
Oh my god, that is gold. Now if only someone would do the same for Clive Cussler, and my life would be complete.
Date: 2017-03-07 07:43 am (UTC)

fififolle: (Primeval - LMAO)
From: [personal profile] fififolle
That was so funny!! I'm crying with laughter at the 20 worst lines, too. Thanks!!
Date: 2017-03-07 07:20 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] deinonychus-1.livejournal.com
Lol! I've never even attempted to read The Da Vinci Code and that was still hilarious!
Date: 2017-03-08 10:54 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] clea2011.livejournal.com
Honestly, don't. Read something more intellectual like the Mr Men books or the like.
Date: 2017-03-07 07:30 am (UTC)

fififolle: (B7 - Del Tarrant - Steven Pacey)
From: [personal profile] fififolle
You've done very well!!! I didn't think I've read that many, which will come as no surprise to you, though I started reading the Da Vinci Code and gave up because it was so crap so I probably ought to get a point for that. Catch 22 was horribly brilliant.
Dickens? I thought it was... Oh yes. Right :)
Date: 2017-03-08 10:55 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] clea2011.livejournal.com
I am nothing, there are people on my flist who have managed over 60!

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