stealing from kayla xD

to be fair, i’m putting big Xs for the ones i’ve read through, and small xs for the ones i haven’t finished…

BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? Share with your fellow reader friends.

1 [X] Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 [X] The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 [] Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 [X] Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5 [X] To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 [x] The Bible
7 [X] Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 [] Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 [] His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 [] Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 [X] 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 [X] The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 [] Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18 [] Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 [] The Time Traveller’s Wife –
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 [X] Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 [] The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 [] Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 [] David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 [X] Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 [x] Emma – Jane Austen
35 [X] Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 [X] The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 [] The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 [] Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres Mais
39 [] Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 [x] 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 Meany – John Irving
45 [] The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 [X] 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 [X] 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-time
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 [x] Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 [] Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 [X] The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 [] Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 [] Ulysses – James Joyce
76 [] The Inferno – Dante
77 [x] Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 [] Germinal – Emile Zola
79 [] Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 [] Possession – AS Byattn
81 [X] 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 [X] Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 [] The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 [X] Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 [] The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 [] Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 [X] 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 [x] Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 [x] Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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One comment

  1. Aisa,
    Given our current climate of “Change” and “Hope” this is especially a good counterpoint, I recommend Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley. It’s 288pgs but is relatively quick and easy read. Huxley penned the story in 1932 offering a critique of the direction in which today’s civilization is headed, but on another level it can be interpreted as a critique of where we already are. Here’s a sample book review from amazon…

    Aldous Huxley’s novel “Brave New World” is both one of the best science fiction books and one of the most brilliant pieces of satire ever written. BNW takes place on a future Earth where human beings are mass-produced and conditioned for lives in a rigid caste system. As the story progresses, we learn some of the disturbing secrets that lie underneath the bright, shiny facade of this highly-ordered world.

    Huxley opens the book by allowing the reader to eavesdrop on a tour of the Fertilizing Room of the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre, where the high-tech reproduction takes place. Into this seemingly advanced civilization is introduced John, a “savage” from a reservation where old human culture still survives. Thus, BNW is also a tale of “culture shock” and conflict.

    Huxley creates a compelling blend of bizarre comedy, serious character study, futuristic extrapolation, and philosophical discussion. His writing style is crisp and witty, and cleverly incorporates references to canonical works of literature. Probably the scariest thing about BNW is the fact that, in many ways, humanity seems to be moving closer to Huxley’s dystopian vision.

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