Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tagging other book nerds as instructed...

Received this from my husband on chat. Thought it was good enough for a post.

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.

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 x
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee x
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte x
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell x
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens x

Total: 8

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott x
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy x
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier x
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot x

Total: 4

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell x
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
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck x
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll x
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

Total: 3

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens x
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen x
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini x
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden x
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

Total: 4

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell x
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown x
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez x
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 x
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding x
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

Total: 5

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel x
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 x
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

Total: 3

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
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville x

Total: 1

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens x
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

Total: 1

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
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry x
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 x
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

Total: 3

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad x
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 x
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas x
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare x
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo x

Total: 5

I've done my list in this post itself. I've not read even half - read only about 37 in that 100. But hey! definitely more than 6! The husband's read about 49
Do jot down a comment to let me know how many you've read- just for fun! Am sure most of us would have read at least 25 and more.
And some who'd have read maybe half?


Collection Of Stars said...

I am at about 20 :(
Lot more reading to catch up.
Love the Faraway series and all of the stories being narrated to KT presently come from here :)

Sunita said...

I think I might be somewhere at a 10. I am not sure I might like most of thoes classics though. Do you want to rate the ones you like the most, and the ones you would advise to stay away from?

Praveen said...

This is a Facebook tag :)
been going around FB profiles since months! interesting one :).
BTW did manage to find out the name of the book that you were looking for? The doctor, the soldier and the woman turn between them...?

Praveen said...

Sorry abt the typo!

torn between them I meant.

Suma said...

aiyyo..either my maths sucks or i have a lot of reading to do...

i believe that i have read around 35 of them...

Just Like That said...

CoS: I just couldn't understand how Faraway Tree got missed. They're not the Wishing chair series, are they? :-( Next Strand Sale, for sure!

Poppy: Neither do I... some of 'em were read while I was doing my MA in Lit. ok, will edit the post to highlight the ones I liked. :-)

Praveen: FB, huh? No, Praveen. :-( The first thing I did was go to the link and check out the books. I still search for it... if only I could get the name of the author at least...
Hey, you've been thru a lot of my posts then.. :-D brought a smile to my face, you did.

Suma: I refrain from commenting on your Math ;-) am just wondering where BBC got that 6 from... ..? hmmm...

Praveen said...

:) I started reading from the time your husband changed your header and made your blog yellow :D

Rohini said...


Just Like That said...

Praveen: :-D I remember that one! You brought a bigger smile to my face :-D

Ro: :-)

Praveen said...

Glad I did :)

Scattered Thoughts... said...

Mine is 41 to be precise.. not good but not bad either :)) especially for a married man ;)

But I must say there are few which I have never heard of.. that too when I leave no chance to roam in crossword for hours.. :(

WhatsInAName said...

gosh i feel like an illiterate!

Prats said...

Wow thats an impressive list...and somehow being a book lover, this got me drooling...and yes, though sadly I have a lot to catch up on :( the book you are talking of " The English Patient" by Ondaatje?

Maggie said...

Hey JLT, is this the tag? I hit 50! (If you count Les Miserables in French not English) :-)

Praveen said...

@Prats: Hi! Nope. I don't think so. I have watched The English Patient if not read and I dont think it is that one.

Just Like That said...

ST: You're only JUST married. :-D so does this mean that the list is going to stay 41 for some time to come????

WIAN: balderdash! :-)

Prats: Me have a lot to catch up on too. No, its not the English Patient. Ondaatje??? Another guy (or is it gal) I never heard of. Is the book a good read?

Mags: WooHoo Mags! :-D You're the highest till now. And you married and a mom and again a mom too!!!!

Praveen: There's a movie on the book too??! I have to read this one.

Praveen said...

The English Patient

Suchismita said...

Nice! made me realize i've been neglecting my reading..of books anyway! Just a thought - can there be any book list without harry potter on it??

Scattered Thoughts... said...

Hahah.. it is increasing but not necessarily from the books in this list.. right now Richard Branson's "Business Stripped Bare"

Ron said...

First time commenter. Could'nt resist this one...Ive got almost half at about 49 :D

Just Like That said...

Suchismita: Welcome. But Harry Potter IS there on the list! In the first lot.

ST: :-D

Ron: :-D Welcome!

Poppins said...

Mine is 36. And this is Poppy, not earlier (that's Sunita Thomas!)

Suchismita said...

Hi, what i meant was that we see harry on every list these days..almost like a default can there be any list without that ...ever??? I read a bit, but the hype for HP put me off...haven't been inspired.

Sue said...

I've read about 70. I sorta lost count around the 80s but I don't think I've read less.

Just Like That said...

Sue: Wow! I hadn't even heard of some of 'em. You the nerdiest of us all till date! :-D

Mama - Mia said...

take up this tag and prove that i am an illiterate! gee!

but you have done awesome job!


Artnavy said...

did it