Wednesday, March 18, 2009

100books (bbc 50, fb 56)

what i went to t'ief from keif (bbc 61; fb 62) yesterday that led to the appointment in samarra:
"apparently the bbc reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. the top list is the original bbc list, the list below is the one circulating on facebook.
1. look at the list and put an [x] after those you have read.

2. add a [+] to the ones you love.
3. star [*] those you plan on reading.
4. tally your total at the bottom."
maybe now i'll do some damage to my reading list, especially since i already own most of my [*]s. but even knowing my reading quantity's above average and adjusting downward for that, i'm still shocked that the bbc's expectations are so low, and hope to find out they severely underestimated the truth. 6 is just sad...

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien [x]+
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen [x]
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman [*]
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams [x]+
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee [x]+
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne [x]+
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell [x]+
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis [x]+
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë [x]
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller [x]
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë [x]
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger [x]
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame [x]
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens [x]+
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott [x]
19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy [x]
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell [x]
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien [x]+
26. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy [x] and would like to add a [-] for hating it!
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving [x]
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck [x]
30. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll [x]+
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez [*]
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett [x]
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens [*]
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl [x]+
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson [x]
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert [x]+
40. Emma, Jane Austen [x]
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery [x]
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald [x]+
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas [*]
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh [*]
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell [x]+
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens [x]
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy [*]
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher [x] not that i know why anybody cares...
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett [x]
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck [x]
53. The Stand, Stephen King [x]
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth [x]
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl [x]+
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell [x]
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer [*]
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky [*]
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden [*]
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens [x]
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough [x]
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton [x]+
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman [*]
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding [x]+
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind [x]+
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl [x]+
75. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce [*]
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens [*]
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl [x]+
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy [*]
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley [x]+
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac [x]
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo [x]
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho [x]
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer [x]
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez [x]+
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie [*]

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen [x]
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien [x]+
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte [x]
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee [x]+
6. The Bible- [x]
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte [x]
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell [x]+
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman [*]
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens[x]+
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott [x]
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy [x]-
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller [x]
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare [x]+
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien [x]+
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger [x]
19. The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger [*]
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell [x]
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald [x]+
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens[*]
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy [x]
25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [x]+
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh [*]
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky [*]
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck [x]
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll [x]+
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame [x]
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens [*]
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis [x]+
34. Emma - Jane Austen [x]
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis [x]+
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini [x]
38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden [*]
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne [x]+
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell [x] +
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown [x]
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez [*]
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving [x]
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery [x]
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy [*]
48. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding [x]+
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel [x]+
52. Dune - Frank Herbert [x] +
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen [x]
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth [x]
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens [x]
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley [x]+
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon [x]
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez [x]+
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck [x]
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov [x]+
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 [x]
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy [x]
68. Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie [*]
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville [x]
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens [x]
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker [x]
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett [x]
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson [*]
75. Ulysses - James Joyce [*]
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 [x]
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker [x]
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 [x]+
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [x]
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton [x]+
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad [*]
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery [x]
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 [x]
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare [x]+
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl [x]+
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo [*]

walk good.

1 Comments:

Blogger Chrissy said...

i'm not nearly as well read as you, but i can recommend One Hundred Years of Solitude very highly. it was a book i didn't want to put down. wanna read more of his stuff. nice to hear from you, trying to catch up...w.g.

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