only six books

This has been going around my neighborhood. Because I switched high schools, I missed out on a lot of American Literature.

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they’ve printed.”

1) Bold: I have read.
2) Italics: Those I intend to read.
3) Underline: Books I love.
4) Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading, or were forced to read at school and hated. 
5) Reprint this list in your own blog so we can try and track dow these people who’ve read 6 and force books upon them 😉

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  4. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  6. The Bible
  7. Wuthering Heighs by Emily Bronte
  8. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
  9. His Dark Marerials by Phillip Pullman
  10. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  11. Little Women by Louisa M Alcott
  12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  13. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  14. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  15. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  16. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  17. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  18. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  19. The Times Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  20. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  21. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  22. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  23. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  24. War and Peace by Leo Tolstory
  25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  26. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  27. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  28. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  29. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  30. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  31. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  32. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  33. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  34. Emma by Jane Austen
  35. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  37. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres
  39. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  40. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  41. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  42. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  43. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving
  45. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  46. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montogomery
  47. Far From the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  48. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  49. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  50. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  51. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  52. Dune by Frank Herbert
  53. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  54. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  55. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  56. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  57. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  58. ???
  59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  60. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  61. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  62. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  63. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  64. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  65. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  66. On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  67. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  68. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding
  69. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
  70. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  71. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  72. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  73. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  74. Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson
  75. Ulysses by James Joyce
  76. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  77. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
  78. Germinal by Emile Zola
  79. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  80. Possession by A.S. Byatt
  81. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  82. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  83. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  84. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  85. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  86. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  87. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  88. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  90. The Faraway Tree Collection by Enid Blyton
  91. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Condrad
  92. The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery
  93. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
  94. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  95. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  96. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
  97. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  98. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  100. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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1 Response to only six books

  1. Virna says:

    Hmm..it's either I really missed out on a lot of books, or you already read a lot of it. There's so many in bold! *Sigh* I want to repost this in my blog, but it's really quite embarassing. Teehee.

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