I pinched this from an LJ friend, because I love books. So...
How do your reading habits stack up? [bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish]
The BBC allegedly believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen This is a text for English at school, so I imagine a lot of GB people have read it...
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien I thought the second book sucked.
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte The Bronte sisters - the most over-rated authors ever?
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee School text...
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman I keep intending to read this, but never get round to it!
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy I saw the BBC adaptation. It put me off the book forever.
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller One of my fave books of all time.
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien School text...
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk This book is not good.
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger Made me cry.
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald My fave book ever.
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy It's long...
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 DOES.NOT.LIKE
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 School text...
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis Same as opinion on #29
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres The film was better.
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
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 Film has put me off book.
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons I really liked this!
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 I intend to read this one day!
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 School text...
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. It's really interesting!
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac I read this before I went backpacking across the U.S.
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding Umm, I'm British. This is like obligatory reading.
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens I do not like Charles Dickens.
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker I own this, and will read it one day...
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson I've shaken his hand.
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 The film is good...
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens Same opinion as #71
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert Film put me off.
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White School text...
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 It's more boring than you think it will be.
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery Same opinion as #68, except I'm French for this one!
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams Film put me off.
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute I now have the song with the similar name in my head.
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare School text...
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl Better than the films! Have also read the sequel.
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo Hate the musical.
I've read 43, and abandoned 4. I have this thing about abandoning books, so I'm not surprised that's a small number. I don't like to leave books unfinished in case they get better at the end and I have misjudged them.