November 26, 2010

Another Book Tag

I saw this tag at Ginger & CardomomWeaving the Web and Someplace Else and I couldn’t resist, so I picked it up.

Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.

Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read an excerpt. Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so I can see your responses!

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 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. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
27. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
28. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
29. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
30. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
31. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
32. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
33. Emma -Jane Austen
34. Persuasion – Jane Austen
35. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
36. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

37. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
38. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
39. Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
40. Animal Farm – George Orwell
41. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
42. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
43. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
44. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
45. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
46. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
47. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
48. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
49. Atonement – Ian McEwan
50. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
51. Dune – Frank Herbert
52. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
53. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
54. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth (I’ve been wanting to read this, but always skips my mind)
55. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
56. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
57. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
59. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
60. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
61. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
62. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
63. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
64. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
65. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
66. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
67. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
68. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
69. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
70. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
71. Dracula – Bram Stoker
72. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
73. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
74. Ulysses – James Joyce
75. The Inferno – Dante
76. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
77. Germinal – Emile Zola
78. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
79. Possession – AS Byatt
80. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
81. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
82. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
83. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
84. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
85. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
86. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
89. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
90. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
91. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
92. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
93. Watership Down – Richard Adams
94. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
95. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
96. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
97. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Score 23/100

For someone who prides herself on reading a lot, that’s a terrible score. I guess I have a lot of catching up to do.


bollywoodstylediaries said...

I have read 1, 4, 5, 11, 15, 16, 38, 39, 41, 53, 58, 61, 63, 64, 70, 71, 88, 94, 96, 97

Great post.. I too have a lot of catching up to do!!

shoppingaholic said...

I am not a big reader. I love reading

But I am disappointed to see this list without a single book written by Paulo Coelho.


ladylavendersays said...

@BSD.. you've read a lot of interesting books. I hadn't even heard of some of them till this list.

@shoppingaholic.. I'm not a big fan of paulo coelho. have read a few of his books. but i remember reading eleven minutes and really loving it. and i've always wanted to read veronica decides to die. I guess alchemist should have been on the list.

sandhyaa said...

should i be ashamed of myself to call a book-lover when i score only 5/100 ???
*stares at floor in embarrassment*

ladylavendersays said...

@sandhya.. well you still have time to read the rest of the books. And this list is anyways not the ultimate list, and quite frankly, some of these books can be a bit of pain to read. The only reason I read some of them were for my studies.

PnB said...

Iv read 18 o those!!!. Damn i need to read more...
Theres no Ayn Rand on that list??? I love fountainhead..its brilliant! Also no P.G Wodehous...adore him

ladylavendersays said...

You actually like fountainhead. As much as I wanted to love that book, it put me to sleep. But I guess it should have been on the list. There are quite a few books missing in that list.

Anamika K said...

Yeah mine is quite terrible too. Its 21. Have a lot of catching up to do as well.

ladylavendersays said...

@anamika.. sometimes, i think I should get a full time job reading books..

Pooja Menon said...

This is like unbelievable. Most of the books u've read are my favorites too. Barring your dislike for Fountainhead, and my love for it, I think we're pretty similar.. :) And yeah, even I've like read close to 25 books on this list :)

shai said...

Well I am a whole decade older, and I have just 46 or so from the list.. that too 46 of the more lightweight stuff on the list like Memoirs of Geisha, not the real heavy ones. I already did this on FB, but it is not a bad idea to do this on my blog as well.

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