Have you read more then 6 of these books?

Have you read more than 6 of these books?

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read. Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so i can see your responses!

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (X)

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (X)

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (X)

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling ()

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee(x)

6 The Bible () does reading bits and pieces count?

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (X)

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell(x)

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman () - It's on my shelf though

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (x)

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (X)

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 (X)

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk ()

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger(x)

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger () It's on my shelf though!

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 (X)

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams ()

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (X)

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck(x)

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (X)

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame(x)

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (X)

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens ()

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis(x)

34 Emma-Jane Austen (X)- This is where I found my daughter's name

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen (X)

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (X)

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hossein (X)

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (X)

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne()

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell ()

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 ()

46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery (X)

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy ()

48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood ()

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding (X)

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan (X)

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel ()

52 Dune - Frank Herbert()

53 Cold Comfort Farm ()

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()

58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon

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()

67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding

69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville(x)

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 (X)

80 Possession - AS Byatt

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

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

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad ()

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery(x)

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 (X)

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare ()

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl (X)

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo()


  1. I've read about 47 of them, which is not much since I spend so much time reading! Some on this list I definitely want to read and some that are not on the list, I'd love to add to the list!

  2. I agree with you! Some of these I have sitting in my bookshelves waiting to be read!

    47 is good though!

  3. Wow, 47! I've only read 15 complete and many partials...

    L. Diane Wolfe

  4. Awesome post!

    I'm actually quite proud of myself for reading 27 of them! :)

    My post is here: http://bethsbookreviewblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/have-you-read-more-than-6-of-these.html

  5. Diane- I counted some of my partials. Now if movies counted, I could put Harry Potter as read. lol

    Nice Beth!

  6. I've read 39, plus some partials (like the Bible). Great list, and many of these are on my shelf...

  7. Hi Jaime,
    I have only read 13 of them I think. But a lot of them are on my bookshelves. I have aslo started to read some of them but never finished them, so I guess they shouldn't be taken in account either. Thanks for this little test. I will put a post about it on my blog :-)

  8. You've done really really well on this list :-D

    Though I heavily recommend you read The Woman in White and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (especially the latter!). They're totally worth it.

  9. I've read 27 from the list which is sad considering how many books I have read in my life!

  10. Cool, we have a display of the books from this list at our book store. I've read 30 of them. I was happy to see some choices like Dune and The Secret History. Was anyone bothered/surprised by the addition of The Five People You Meet in Heaven?

  11. came here via Beth's blog - http://bethsbookreviewblog.blogspot.com/

    I let my inner book nerd out to play! :)


    it was fun!

  12. I think partial bible/partial shakespeare should count!

    Sue, I thought it was fun! Or maybe I put the BBC on a pedestal, but I feel super smart! LOL

    LN, 13 is good!

    Lady Lazarus, I will look for those two. I have never heard of them. This list definitely opened my eyes to more books (Like I really need to add to my collection..lol)

    Kathy- 27 is good!

    Mandy- That's cool! I need to read Dune! I wasn't bothered by the Five People You Meet in Heaven, I liked it but I really wish it would have been Tuesdays with Morrie instead :)

    Mardel- Love your post!

  13. I keep losing count but it was about 45 and a few are in my tbr shelves.

  14. 15 for me. I was gonna post this on my blog, but every time I tried, Internet Explorer shut down. Fate I suppose.

  15. Ok.... lets see...
    #1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11,16,33,36,39,42,59,64,68,81,87, 88,99

    Hmmmm.... not so good...

  16. I believe I have read at least 50 of them (I counted 47 I had not read!). But some where back in HS or college so I might not remember them well! I have read the entire Bible (several times) and all the Works of Shakespeare - once when I was young! LOL I'd have to look over the list again but I'm not sure there are any that I am craving to read! :) Please give me light reading! Martha

  17. I've only read 19 and I thought I would have read more. Oh well...have a lot of reading to do....

  18. Have only read 23 on the list, but own 12 more that I haven't gotten to yet. And to be honest, some of these I have no desire to read at all. Strange selections...

    Posted this on my blog with a link back to your site. Thanks Jaime!


  19. Thanks everybody for playing along. Seemed like this was too fun to not share! LOL.

  20. Very nice idea! I have read 17 of them, but in german translation.


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