How do you stack up?

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Instructions:
1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read.
2) Put a % after those you’ve read a portion of.
3) Add a ‘+’ to the ones you LOVE.
4) Star (*) those you plan on reading.
5) Tally your total read and put it in the title.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen ( )
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 (x)
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (x)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell (x+)
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman ( )
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens ( ) 
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott (x)
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles (x) – Thomas Hardy (x) Worst book ever-forced in high school
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller (x)
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (%)
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier ( )
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien (x+)
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk ( )
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger ( *)
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger (x)
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot ( )
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell (x)
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 (*)

14/25

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)
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame ( )
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy ( )
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens (x)
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis (x+)
34 Emma – Jane Austen ( )
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen ( )
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis (x+)
37. 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 (x+) Childhood favorite!
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell (x)
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (x)
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 (x)
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy ( )
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (x)
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding (x)
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan ( ) 

13/25

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel ( )
52 Dune – Frank Herbert (x+)
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons ( )
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (x)
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 (x+)
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon ( )
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez (x)
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck ( )
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (x+)
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt ( )
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold (x+)
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas (x)
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac (x)
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy ( )
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding (x)
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie ( )
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville (%) -Language was awful, skipped through about half of it.
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens (x+)
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker (*)
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett (x)
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson ( )
75 Ulysses – James Joyce (*) 

12/25

76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath (x+)
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+) Who doesn’t love this one?
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell ( )
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker (x+) I read it about once a year, another favorite.
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 (x)
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom (x)
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 (x)
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks ( )
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams (x+) Yet another favorite.
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Toole ( )
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas (%)
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare (x)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl (x+)
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo ( ) 

9/25

48/100 total. Pretty good, but I think I need to try out some more classics. I think I am going to write some of these down for the next time I go to the book store/library.

****Thanks to Tabula Rasa for bringing this to my attention*****

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