Fully Booked.

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

bookstack Instructions:
Copy this list into a new comment and put an X next to the ones you’ve read. Or simply a comment with the total number. (I’ve read 50!)

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (X)
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
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 1984 – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens (X)
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 (X)
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien (X)
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faul
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger (X)
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
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker’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
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll (X)
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Graham (X)
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 (X)
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis (X)
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini (X)
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres (X)
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden (X)
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne (X)
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 Meany – 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)
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel (X)
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
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 (X)
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
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding (X)
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie (X)
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
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 (X)
76 The Inferno – Dante (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
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert (X)
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry (X)
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 (X)
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)
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)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl (X)
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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  2. Michelle

    18 of ’em! Guess I’m not as under-read as I thought…cool! 🙂 What, no Asimov? Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein? Edgar Allan Poe? Other suggestions;
    A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Wicked by Gregory Maguire, Beowulf and also the monster’s side of the story, Grendel… and how about The Mouse that Roared, The Great Gatsby and The Scarlet Letter? Bet there are hundreds of other literary classics I’ve missed too…

  3. Maria Vittoria

    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
    6 The Bible (X)
    7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (X)
    8 1984 – 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 – Thomas Hardy
    13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
    14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
    15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier (X)
    16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
    17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faul
    18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
    19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
    20 Middlemarch – George Eliot (X)
    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 (X)
    25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
    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 Graham
    31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy (X)
    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
    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 Meany – 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
    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)
    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)
    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 (X)
    62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (X)
    63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
    64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
    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
    69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
    70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
    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
    76 The Inferno – Dante (X)
    77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
    78 Germinal – Emile Zola (X)
    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
    85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert (X)
    86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
    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
    91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad (X)
    92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery (X)
    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 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
    100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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  5. It is important to note how arbitrary this list is, for example, off the top of my head other books I’ve read which are not on this list include:

    The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne)
    Moby Dick (Melville)
    The Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway)
    The Iliad and The Odyssey (Homer)
    Oresteia (Aeschylus)
    The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)
    Nausea and No Exit (Sartre)
    The Island (Huxley)
    Lord Jim (Conrad)
    The Time Machine (Wells)
    The Lathe of Heaven (Le Guin)
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Letters from the Earth (Clemens)
    The Crucible (Miller)
    The Ox-Bow Incident (Clark)
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Joyce)

    so while this test will measure ignorance on the scale of the average person having read maybe *six*, it becomes progressively less reliable as a measure of how well-read one is.

  6. I’ve Read 37. Amazing that most have read less than 6!

    1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (X)
    2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkienm (X)
    3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
    4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
    5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (X)
    6 The Bible
    7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
    8 1984 – 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 (X)
    15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
    16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien (X)
    17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faul
    18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
    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 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (X)
    26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
    27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky (X)
    28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (X)
    29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll (X)
    30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Graham (X)
    31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
    32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
    33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis (X)
    34 Emma – Jane Austen (X)
    35 Persuasion – Jane Austen (X)
    36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis (X)
    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)
    41 Animal Farm – George Orwell (X)
    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 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)
    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)
    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)
    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 (X)
    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 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
    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
    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
    90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
    91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad (X)
    92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery (X)
    93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
    94 Watership Down – Richard Adams (X)
    95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
    96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
    97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas (X)
    98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare (X)
    99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl (X)
    100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

  7. Deepti

    22 and still counting!..damn my weakness for pageturners..it definitely killed the count:)..this list opens my eyes to constructive utilization of my reading time though!

  8. 37 … lots to catch up on. But what the heck … it is 7+ ;-).

  9. A-Jay

    “Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
    – Albert Einstein

  10. I’ve read only 18! 😦
    A lot of catching up to do… Thanks for the list though!

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