Classic Book MEME

I got this MEME from Jess. And since I have not thought of anything else to post on this TBR Tuesday, it works as well as anything.

Apparently the typical adult, according to the BBC, will have read 6 titles on this list.

Instructions:
1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. (I’m adding 1/2 for the groups I’ve read more than half of)
2) Add a ‘+’ to the ones you LOVE. (like Jess before me, I’m not doing this one)
3) Star (*) those you plan on reading. (for me, this includes the ones I’m partway through)
4) Tally your total.

Total I’ve read: 30 1/2

  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien X
  3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling X
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee *
  6. The Bible * (never read it straight through, just pieces here and there, so I decided recently to start at the beginning and read it all the way)
  7. Wuthering Heights
  8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell *
  9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman 1/2 (read the first book and some of the second before I gave up)
  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 X
  14. Complete Works of Shakespeare 1/2 (most of them, but not all)
  15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien X
  17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
  18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger X
  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 X
  23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy *
  25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams X
  26. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  28. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck X
  29. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll X (Through the Looking Glass, too)
  30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
  31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis X
  34. Emma – Jane Austen 1/2 (I could put a * here, but I don’t think I’ll ever go back to finish the book)
  35. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis X (Wait… this is part of the Chronicles of Narnia. Why is it on here twice?)
  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 X (and The House At Pooh Corner. Not that they’re asking.)
  41. Animal Farm – George Orwell *
  42. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown X (and Angels & Demons. Ditto the not asking.) (also, not my idea of a classic.)
  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 X (so so many times… does it count twice? Or even five times?)
  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 X? (I’ve read the screenplay… does that count? I think so)
  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 X (love it!)
  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 X
  67. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  68. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding X (not sure about the “classic” label…)
  69. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  70. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  71. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  72. Dracula – Bram Stoker X
  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 X (I think so, anyway… it would have been a class assignment)
  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 X
  82. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  83. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  84. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro Xever
  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
  89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle X
  90. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
  91. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad X
  92. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery X (LOVE this one!)
  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 X (Ditto the bit about the series being on here already, so why does Hamlet get counted twice?)
  99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl X (and another sequel I’ve read that obviously doesn’t count)
  100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
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