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Perhaps it would have been less time consuming to go after the books I -haven't- read.

Bold the books you've read completely; watching the movies or cartoon doesn't count.
Italicize the ones you've read parts of.
More than seven is above average.

01 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
02 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
03 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
04 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
05 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
06 The Bible
07 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
08 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
09 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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’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 - 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 Inferno – Dante
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

Date: 2010-03-24 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Seeing as I'm pretty sure I read 50 of them before I started high school, I REFUSE to believe that more than 7 is "above average". Come ON, guys! :( :( :(

Date: 2010-03-24 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah. I find 7 hard to believe since they have things like "Hamlet" and "Harry Potter" on there when everyone knows you have to read one for school and most people I know have read the other for funsies. It's just made so people can go "LOOK HOW MUCH I READ!!". For me it makes me go "LOOK HOW MUCH I NEVER FINISHED!!" :P

Also you are done with classes, aren't you? Cause you're online a whole lot more actively these days :P

Date: 2010-03-24 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Really? Do these people not have mandatory readings in English class? Yes, I am a prolific reader, and yes the list is a bit random (it doesn’t always list the best or most famous book by an author) but I have read 41 of those listed and at least a good dozen other books by authors on the list.

Date: 2010-03-25 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have not taught a proper class since December. I haven't taught ANYTHING since February 19th. In Jan-Feb I was just listening to speeches and helping the kids write. I'm going to go insane.

Date: 2010-03-25 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] you want my job?? I have like 5-6 classes a day.

Date: 2010-03-26 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought it was funny that Hamlet is apparently not included in the complete works of Shakespeare, and therefore gets its own bullet.. that's like, cheating.

and I agree, the majority the books that I read on this list were a part of high school curriculum. I read several books a month, but none of them made it onto this list. Sad!

Date: 2010-03-30 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You must read the Color Purple, you of all people would love it. Come over and I'll lend it to you :p

Date: 2010-03-30 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Done deal.


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