100 books | Heather S. Ingemar

100 books | Heather S. Ingemar.

100 books

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? Instructions: Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. Post to your blog, and tag your friends!

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

6 The Bible –

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte –

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-

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy –

13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller –

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare –

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier-

16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien- X

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks –

18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger – X

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 –

23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens –

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy –

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

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 –

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hossein –

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 – X

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 – LM Montgomery –

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy – X

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- X

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 Zafo –

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

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck –

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-

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 – X

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 – X

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 – EB White

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 –

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 – X

98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare – X

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl –

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo –

I thought I’d only read 14 but going through the list again I think I’ve marked 19

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15 Comments

  1. oooh! 34 – take that BBC!
    sooo…prizes? cookies?

    more books?!

    • Good for you 😀
      I only read Sci-Fi books, if the list included Philip K Dick, Brian Aldiss, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlien et al, then I might have been able to mark a few more off 🙂

      • oh coincidence.
        after commenting, i wondered who made the list and why those books made the cut. how are Heinlien, Philip K. Dick, Asimov not on this list?! i’d add Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (“Slaughterhouse 5” or “Breakfast of Champions”), William Gibson (“Neuromancer” or “Mona Lisa Overdrive”) and “Snow Crash” by Neil Stephenson.
        Tao Te Ching and Buddha’s Diamond Sutra belong on this list as much as the Bible too.

        Time to create an “Alternate 100”?

        • In truth, I’ve no idea how they came to the 100 but my guess would be something along the lines of library lending trends, who knows but I like the idea of an alternate 100

  2. Hey, thanks for the linkage. 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    • No problem 🙂
      I thought the list worth sharing plus I wanted my own list. I couldn’t just copy and paste, could I?

  3. cool.
    you want to start? 20 titles to start?

    • That’s caught me, I was hoping you would start :p I’ll have to have a think about it, make a few scribbles the old fashioned way, then get back to you 😉

      • i couldn’t possibly start a list on your blog! but if you insist, here is a couple of titles to kick it off:
        Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
        Tao Te Ching
        Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A. Heinlein
        Snow Crash – Neil Stephenson
        any Discworld book(s) – Terry Pratchett
        Good Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
        American Gods – Neil Gaiman
        What the Buddha Taught – Walpola Rahula
        The Republic – Plato
        The Epic of Gilgamesh
        Winnie The Pooh and Now We are Six – A.A. Milne
        The Tao of Pooh and Te of Piglet – Benjamin Hoff
        Venus in Furs – Von Sacher Masoch
        one book by Marquis de Sade
        Civilization and Its Discontents – Sigmund Freud

        your turn!

  4. The Watchmen – Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

  5. OK, some from me,
    Helliconia – Brian Aldiss
    I Robot – Isaace Asimov
    City Of The Stars – Arthur C Clarke
    The Galactic Pothealer – Philip K Dick
    Do Andriods Dream Of Electric Sheep -Philip K Dick
    Reckless Sleep – Roger Levy
    Coyote Trilogy Allen M Steele
    Singularity Sky – Charles Stross
    Risen Empire – Scot Westerfield
    War Of The Worlds – H. G. Wells
    The Complete Poetic Works Of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    The Complete Poetic Works Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    The Children Of Odin – Padraic Colum
    Time Enough For Love – Robert A. Heinlein
    Number Of The Beast – Robert A. Heinlein
    Anything written by Ian Irvine
    Lensman Series – E E Doc Smith
    Foundation Series – Isaac Asimov.
    Hows this to be going on with?
    Hopefully I have not copied anything you posted

  6. Oooh, one more for now:
    Poetic Edda

  7. wow – look at all these books i haven’t read.

    how about:
    We – Yevgeny Zamyatin
    Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Richard Bach
    Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe
    Larry;s Party – Carol Sheilds
    Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
    The Blind Assasin – Margaret Atwood
    The Secrect Art of Dr. Seuss
    Oh, the Places You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss

    how are we doing count wise?

  8. I’ve not had much free time to consider this further but here at two more:

    Pebble in the Sky – Isaac Asimov
    Earthworks – Brian Aldiss

    That makes 45 books so far!

    Didn’t you just love Jonathan Livingston Seagull, brilliant if short read.

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