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03 September 2009 @ 03:45 pm
The Lit List  
Nicked from emily_sheppard. Also, I read most of these by the time I was 13/14 so I think I could stand re-read them again. Brush up on my lit...

According to the BBC, most people will have read perhaps six of these books.

Instructions:
Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.


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 ()
6 The Bible (x)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (x)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell ()
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (x)
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 ()
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 ()
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot (x)
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 (x)
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh ()
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky ()
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (x)
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll ()
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (x)
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy ()
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (x)
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 - (x) ...and I cried.
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres (x) ...way more awesomer than that sorry excuse for a movie.
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden ()
40 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 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery (x)
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy ( )
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood ()
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding (x) ...I kinda hate this book.
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan (x) ...the movie? Meh.
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel ()
52 Dune - Frank Herbert (x) ...and also the other two. That new stuff with Kevin what'shisface? Not so interested.
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 ()
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) ...which took me FOREVER to read.
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 (x)
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville (x)
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (x)
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker (x) ...so sad. He would've been like: 'Sparkle? WTF?!' o__0
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 (x)
80 Possession - AS Byatt (x) I totally hated that Gwyneth Paltrow was in the movie AND they made the 'hero' American... BAH!
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens ()
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell ()
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker (x) Did not cry when reading this. CRIED LIKE A LITTLE BITCH every time I see this movie...
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro (x) Oh, angst. I &hearts: thee.
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert ()
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry ()
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White (x) Cute. Also, very sad making children face mortality at such a wee young age.
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 (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 (x) Kinda hard to comprehend at 12 but I totally got it after I watched the movie and then read it again with greater appreciation.

51. I counted 51. I may be wrong... *can't count* Also, why is The Mill on the Floss and Tuesday's With Morrie not on here?
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Andy: gigglesankareeda on September 4th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
Wow, you're good. I'm totally bad with this list. I can find the authors on the list, but of course I always read a different book, which is kinda frustrating... *lol*
Sunny: Buffy smileysunny_serenity on September 4th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
Heh, there were some absent titles I wish were included. That would've been more awesomer.
Andy: ncc_cuteankareeda on September 4th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
# Music:Dare You To Move ~ Switchfoot

*loves*
Sunny: SGA Sparky adorationsunny_serenity on September 4th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Awww... is there a Sparky vid made with this song... There has to be. It's like required or something for every ship to ever exist. *runs to find it*
Andy: fangirlankareeda on September 4th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, yes there is one. I can upload it for you?!
Sunny: SGA Sparky personal what?sunny_serenity on September 4th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I found it... I don't know if it's the same one tho... lookit my new post.