Sunday, February 22, 2009

Book Meme

Interesting, if complicated, meme found at Seeking Xanadu.



The BBC say that most people will have read only six of these. But we're not most people, are we?


Instructions:
1) Bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you've read only a part of.
3) Add a '#' to those you were supposed to have read in school, but didn't.
4) Underline the ones you LOVE.
5) Set small those you plan on reading.
6) Set large those you did not read, but saw the movie!
7) Strikethrough those you really didn't like.
8) Tally your total at the bottom.

  • 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

  • 5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

  • 6 The Bible

  • 7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

  • 8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

  • 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

  • 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 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 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 Hosseini

  • 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

  • 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’s 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



So 47 read completely.
12 partly read
1 only watched in cinematic form
12 I loved
2 not so much



I'm adding a category. I own at least 69 of these books, which gives some indication of the number of books in the 'to be read' category.

One other thing. I thought this list was slightly skewed towards women's reading preferences.

11 comments:

evilganome said...

A quick survey and I too have read a lot of the books on this list. Among my favorites are "Vanity Fair" and anything by Jane Austen.

Ronni said...

I have never figured out how to underline or score through text, but that is an interesting list.

Nelly said...

Evilganome - I'm a bit affronted at myself for not having read any Thackery or more than one Austen.

Ronni - if you're using Word, although it applies to most word processing apps, you go into Format then pick Font for underlining and strikethrough options.

Ronni said...

OK. thanks, Nelly!

51 read
10 partly read
2 plan to read
0 supposed to have read but didn't
5 loved
2 saw the movie instead
5 I didn't like, plus
1 I absolutely hated

I have owned quite a few of them, but don't know, any more, due to the boxed-up, mixed-up nature of my library!

Nelly said...

Ronni - I need to know which one you hated.

Musings of Mel said...

To Kll a Mockingbird is my all time favourite book. The characters - Scout, Gem, Atticus - all beautifully depicted. Such a simple but brilliant piece of writing. Also the dark materials - waow! A few of my friends had read the trilogy and recommended it to me. I thought fantasy was a weak genre to direct my energies towards but I'm SO glad I did - Phil Pullman is quite simply a genius!

I'm taking a few books with me tomorrow on my little trip to Berlin - one i a book about Australis as I'm dreaming of runing away to a new life there and the other is called 'The Accidental' by Ali Smith - I'll keep you posted!
xx

Tuesday Kid said...

I can't believe that I've actually read 22 of these books fully. I've started a lot of them but through them in the fire, partly out of coldness and partly out of boredom.

Brighid said...

i've read 79.5 of them, amazed i am.
always have a book with me or near, there is so much to know, experience, enjoy. now getting a fix belonging to www.bookcrossing.com

Nelly said...

Well-impressed with you all especially Brighid. But book-burning Tuesday Kid! I'm shocked!

Neddy said...

A book-burner.....arrggh!
God,if she had read enough of them all the way through, who knows she may have learnt how to spell "threw".

Ned

Nelly said...

Sadly Tuesday Kid is afflicted with a crack addiction so we don't like to pick on him too much.