Thursday, November 25, 2010

BBC Top 100

Aw, thanks, Russel. Now obviously the ALP and I had to test our mettle against this list. Next, I hope to post a list of this year's books.

Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt. Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so I can see your responses...

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

4 comments:

mattjope said...

According to who exactly does The Davinci Code rank higher than 100 years of solitude? Utter rubbish!

mattjope said...

One hundred years of solitude is a far far better book than The Davinci Code, in fact I wouldn't give Dan Brown a job proof reading pizza menu's but that's just me.

QueInteresante said...

I completely agree with mattjope! Marquez is amazing!

Elizabeth said...

I'm not sure how you "tag" people, but I posted my version of the list on my blog: http://elizabethsaunders.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the book fun!