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Another reading meme

...because everyone else is doing it, I figure I migt as well, too.

According to The Big Read, the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books on this list.
The instructions:Look at the list and:Bold those you have read.Italicize those you intend to read.Underline the books you LOVE. (Since I don't have an underline feature here, I'm using yellow text to indicate favorites).

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 (all but Deathly Hallows)
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. 1984 - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare--well, not all of his works, but many of his plays
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
22. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
23. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
24. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
26. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
27. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
28. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
29. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
30. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
31. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
32. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis--only The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
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 - AA Milne
41. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
42. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
43. Animal Farm - George Orwell
44. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
45. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
46. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
47. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
48. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
49. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
50. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
51. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52. Atonement - Ian McEwan
53. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
54. Dune - Frank Herbert
55. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
56. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
58. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
59. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
60. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
61. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
62. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
63. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
65. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
66. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
67. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
68. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
69. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
70. Bridget Jones’ Diary - Helen Fielding
71. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
72. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
73. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
74. Dracula - Bram Stoker
75. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
76. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
77. Ulysses - James Joyce
78. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
79. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
80. Germinal - Emile Zola
81. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
82. Possession - AS Byatt
83. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
84. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
85. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
86. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
87. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
88. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
89. Charlotte’s Web - EB White
90. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
91. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
92. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
93. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
94.The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
95. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
96. Watership Down - Richard Adams
97. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
98. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
99. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
100. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
101. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
102. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Total so far:65


Anonymous said…
I've seen this meme a couple of places, too. Maybe I'll try it in a couple of days.

I'm impressed -- 64 books!
Matt said…
Only 6? I thought an average high school student might read at least this much. Oh well...there's a lot of catching up with do! :)
Anonymous said…
Truly enjoyed your blog. Any chance you could email your "top 100"? I've read few more than half. I found your blog via Amazon and a review of Sandor Marai's book Casanove in Balzano---so far, Embers by Marai is my favorite.
My email is
I read about 100-150 books per year---last year was the first year to break 200.
Angie in Divide said…
Hi --I've been reading your blog for a while now and want you to know I love it! I am going to do this Meme and put on my blog but I was wondering where you found the list you used? I went to the Big Read Site and the Big Read Blog but couldn't see it.


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