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December 19, 2010

I saw this list on Bookish in a Box and was immediately curious how many of these classics I have read. So, because it’s interesting and because it’s an easy post, the list follows. The books I’ve read once are in bold, the books I’ve read more than once are in bold and underlined, the books I’ve started but never finished are in italics, and there are * next to the ones I own (** if I own more than one copy!).

1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen**
2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte*
4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling *
5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee*
6. The Bible*
7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte*
8. Nineteen Eighty Four – 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
15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien*
17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell*
22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
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. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll*
30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame*
31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy*
32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis*
34. Emma -Jane Austen**
35. Persuasion – Jane Austen**
36. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis*
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 – A.A. 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 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*
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**
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 – 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
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
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*
82. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguri
85. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
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
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
97. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

So, I’ve read all of 21 (4 of which I’ve read twice), I’ve read part of 4, and I own 30 (more than one copy of 3). Not bad, but I definitely have some work to do!

I’d love to see others do this! It’s fun!

Happy Holidays!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 22, 2010 2:30 PM

    This is a great list. Despite having read a lot of books, this list certainly made me see I do not gravitate towards those that are considered “Classics.” I’ve only read 016/100! Yowsa.

    Anyway, I did this on my blog and gave you a shoutout in the article
    http://justusrstone.com/?p=373

    • December 22, 2010 8:24 PM

      Haha, you *do* have some work to do! You’ve already read some of my favorites, though. 😀

      And thanks for the wonderful shout-out! It made me smile.

  2. December 20, 2010 8:03 AM

    Awesome list! I want to put this on my “life list.” Thanks for sharing.

  3. December 20, 2010 1:49 AM

    I’ve read 34 of these, and there are at least ten I started but didn’t finish (ouch!). I’ll have to get crackin’, I guess…

    Great list — thanks for sharing your find with us!

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