And On A Lighter Note

You know I can’t resist book lists, even though I haven’t actually finished a book in over a year (awful, isn’t it?). Anyway, I’ve seen this around. Apparently there is a list of the U.K.’s favorite books, as determined by a survey. I’ve bolded the ones I’ve actually read.

      Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
      Lord of the Rings, The, JRR Tolkien
      Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
      Harry Potter Series, JK Rowling
      To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
      Bible (Well, most of it)
      Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
      Nineteen Eighty Four, George Orwell
      His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
      Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
      Little Women, Louisa M Alcott
      Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
      Catch 22, Joseph Heller
      Complete Works of Shakespeare, William Shakespeare
      Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
      The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
      Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
      Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
      The Time Travellers Wife, Audrey Niffenneger
      Middlemarch, George Eliot
      Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
      The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald F Scott
      Bleak House, Charles Dickens
      War and Peace, L.N Tolstoy
      The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
      Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
      Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
      Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
      Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
      The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
      Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
      David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
      Chronicles of Narnia, C.S Lewis
      Emma, Jane Austen
      Persuasion, Jane Austen
      The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, C.S.Lewis
      The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
      Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis De Bernieres
      Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
      Winnie the Pooh, A A Milne
      Animal Farm, George Orwell
      The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

      One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
      A Prayer for Owen Meaney, John Irving
      The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
      Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
      Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
      The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
      Lord of the Flies, William Golding
      Atonement, Ian McEwan
      Life of Pi, Yann Martel
      Dune, Frank Herbert
      Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
      Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
      A Suitable Boy, Vikrem Seth
      The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
      A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
      Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
      The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon
      Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
      Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
      Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
      The Secret History, Donna Tartt
      The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
      Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
      On the Road, Jack Kerouac
      Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
      Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
      Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
      Moby Dick, Herman Melville
      Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
      Dracula, Bram Stoker
      The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
      Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson
      Ulysses, James Joyce
      The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
      Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome
      Germinal, Emil Zola
      Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
      Possession, A S Byatt
      A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
      Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
      The Color Purple, Alice Walker
      The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
      Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
      A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
      Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White
      The Five People You Meet In Heaven, Mitch Alborn
      Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
      The Faraway Tree Collection, Enid Blyton
      Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
      The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery
      The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
      Watership Down, Richard Adams
      A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
      A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
      The Three Musketeers, Alexander Dumas
      Hamlet, William Shakespeare
      Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
      Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

Twenty out of 100. Not great, but it could be worse.

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