Saturday, July 11, 2009

BBC Book Nerd Challenge.....

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

Instructions:
Copy this into your NOTES.
Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.
Tag other Book Nerds and Publish.

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 - 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 - X
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - X
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy X
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller - X
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - X (not complete but LOTS)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier!) X
6 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien X
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk -
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger - X
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot X
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell X
22 The Great Gatsby - X
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens X
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy - X
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - X
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh - X
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky - X (3 times)
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck -X
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll - X
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame X
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 -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 -
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - X
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving -X
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery -X
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy -X
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood - X
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding -X
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan - X
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 -X
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon -X
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 - 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 - X
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens - X
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker - X
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 -
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - X
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell -
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker - X
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro -X
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 - X
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton-
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad -
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery - X (both English & French!)
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams - X
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole - X
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

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Mary posted this on Facebook....very cool....I don't know my score...hmm..I think I qualify...

9 comments:

HelenWheels said...

OMG, that is super impressive! I think you got over 80???

enigma4ever said...

I dont know...kinda embarrassing...oye

tom said...

32 ish but I vote for a better list!!!
No William Mancherster,or Gatsby, or Churchill, or Upton Sinclair, or Solzyntezyn (sp) or hemmingway, or Studs Terkel, Barbara Tuckman, (sigh) no Brer Rabbit and Berr Fox, no YIKES
ok, it's just a list

Beach Bum said...

To Kill a Mockingbird
Nineteen Eighty Four
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Grapes of Wrath
Animal Farm
Dune
Brave New World

Of the list those are the ones I have hit all the way through. Several others I started but didn't finish for some reason.

As for the list what about Twain, Hemingway, Conrad, and F Scott Fitzgerald?

The Da Vinci Code? Might as well throw that Tom Clancy goofball in as well.

enigma4ever said...

Beach Bum...
you made me laugh- yeah- NO Clancy??? what 's up with that....and where the hell is the Twain..geez..

Tom:::
lol...no brer rabbit ??? yeah so much good left off- Hemingway, Nin, and how about some Vonnegut ?? those brits...have to put all the British authors on there and get all high and uppity about it...where is some Falkner damnit ....and No Sinclair ? really....and they thought we don't read...too funny...

D.K. Raed said...

You are mind-boggling! I had to look very very hard to find ONE that you haven't (yet) read that I have. Found it! "Cold Comfort Farm" (Stella Gibbons) ... I enjoyed it ... offbeat brit humor ...

My hat is off to you, especially for finishing Les Meserables. I have never been able to get past page 100. It defeats me!

ps, any list that doesn't include some Isaac Asimov or Arthur C Clarke or Kurt Vonnegut or Hunter Thompson is incomplete IMO

enigma4ever said...

I do read alot- always have...I view books as friends...but this really was a lesson in nerdom...LOL...oh well- now it has been confirmed...

but there are sooo many good books that are not on this BBC list..( those brits...) yeah no Arthur C Clarke or Vonnegut or Twain...sheeesh

the walking man said...

32

enigma4ever said...

ahhh 32 is excellent...

;-)