BBC Book Challenge Meme

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A friend tagged me for this books-read meme that is circulating on Facebook. I liked the list and thought it was a fun meme. If you like it, consider yourself “tagged.”

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? (What? No Mark Twain? Cormac McCarthy? Philip Roth? William Faulkner? Ernest Hemingway?)

Instructions: Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

My count is 64. Which ones have you read?

Section 1 = 16

1 Pride and Prejudice -X

2 The Lord of the Rings-X

3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte -X

4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling -X

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee –X

6 The Bible–only partly

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-much of it-X

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier-X

16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien -X

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk

18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger-X

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger-X

Section 2 = 8

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot-X

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 – Douglas Adams-X

27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky-X

28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck -X

29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll-X

Section 3 = 7

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame-X

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy-X

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens-X

33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis-X

34 Emma – Jane Austen-X

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis-X

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden-X

Section 4 = 7

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

45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins-X

46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery-X

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy-X

48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding-X

Section 5 = 4

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-X

55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

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 – Mark Haddon-X

Section 6 = 6

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez-X

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck -X

62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold-X

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-X

69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville

Section 7 = 4

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 Inferno – Dante

77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal – Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession – AS Byatt-X

Section 8 = 6

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-X

86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White -X

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom-X

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle-X

90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

Section 9 = 6

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad x

92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery-X

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

94 Watership Down – Richard Adams-X

95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute-X

97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare-X

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl-X

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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15 thoughts on “BBC Book Challenge Meme

  1. Tara

    64 -that is a lot! I’ve read 27. I’m surprised they would think most people have only read 6, there’s at least that many if not more that I was required to read on here. Including The Davinci Code is sort of silly.

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  2. Robin Post author

    Tara, I agree–much of it was required reading for me, and there are some strange ones thrown in…

    Thanks, Stacybuckeye. We should include our ages on a list like this…I’ve been at it for a lot of years and that makes all the difference!

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  3. Sparkle

    64! I agree it is impressive. Mine is 11 (not including Lord of the Rings. I’m in the middle of the first book.)but I think it’s not too bad because I’m 12 and I don’t exactly like classics with some exceptions of course.

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  4. Denise

    I’ve read 14. (I read a few others, but they were abridged versions). I’m 26. But this list has piqued my interest. I will be reading a confederacy of dunces 😉 once I get through with the 5 I have lined up…

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  5. Helen

    22 and a half (Les Mis is taking me a while) and I’m only 15.
    Think I should point out that Shakespeare’s works are plays, and therefore not meant to be read like books.

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  6. cailyn

    i’ve read 41 for sure. i think there were a couple others i read years ago but can’t remember if i’d ever finished them. though i did find it odd that the lion the witch and the wardrobe were listed separately from the chronicles of narnia, of which it is a part. (in any case i’ve read the whole series many times over!)

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  7. kathleen

    Haha… I got 9… After reading this, I have realized I have not read American, English books for too long.

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