Another List of Books

I found this list over at Care’s Online Book Club.  She found it somewhere else, who found it somewhere else.  So, this list has been around!  I wanted to join in.  According to sources (which ones??), the average adult has read only 6 of these popular 100 books.  How many have you read?

The instructions:
Look at the list and
Bold those you have read.
Italicize those you intend to read.
Underline the books you LOVE.

1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (It’s on it’s way from bookmooch!)
4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling 
5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6. The Bible (not cover to cover, but I’ve read parts)
7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8. 1984 – George Orwell (although I typed my friend’s paper about this book in HS)
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 (I’ve read a few in school.  My favorite being A Midsummers Night Dream)
15. Rebecca — Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien (I didn’t read it, but I did my 11th grade research paper on it and got an A!)
17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller’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
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. Chronicals 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 Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne (My husband told me the small stories I read to the kids don’t count!)
41. Animal Farm – George Orwell
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
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
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’ 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
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 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
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

 Well, I’ve read 26 (and some so long ago, I don’t remember much).  But, there are some on my TBR list.  I’ll have to update as I go!

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5 responses to “Another List of Books

  1. Oh, you haven’t read A Prayer for Owen Meany? It is one of my favorites! Just let me know if you ever want to borrow it 🙂

  2. Pingback: Speaking About Classics « Fuzzy Cricket

  3. I want to read A Prayer for Owen Meany someday… I’m adding Possession to my sooner-than-later stack of my tbr.

  4. We have similar taste in literature it seems, and so I just wanted to recommend Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” I read the whole thing during a car trip a few christmases past, and loved it – much superior to the play or any subsequent movie editions.

  5. I’ve read a bunch of these, but I don’t know how this list was put together. Why have “the complete works of Shakespeare” and “Hamlet” on there separately, for instance? Or “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” separately? Surely they could cut those out. And it seems weird to have deathless classics and Bridget Jones’s Diary (no offense, Helen Fielding! Loved your book!) on the same list. But these are always fun anyway! Thanks!

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