06 October 2013

Reading Bucket List - BBC's Top 100 Books

Apparently a few years ago BBC came out with a Top 100 Books to read. I heard that they thought the average person will have only read 6. I have read a few more than 6 from the list, however, my goal, as of today (well, last week when I saw this) is to read them all before I die. So no timeline, since I don't know when I'll die, but just to read them within my lifetime. I'll try to put a date down (if I remember.) Some of the titles on the list actually consist of several books, for example the Lord of the Rings by Tolkien (3). Also, I have read of some these in abridged version, and that doesn't count (except for the Count of Monte Cristo because the abridged version is still 1000 pages).

 Anyone want to join me? :)

I am 23/100 complete as of 1 Aug 2015. :)

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen June 2010
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien Christmas 2014
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (1/2 way done)
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling Jun 2015
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible The New Testament 2008
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 1999
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell -
9 His Dark Materials - Phillip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens -(1/2 way done)
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott 1 Aug 2015
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien  Jan 2014
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulkner
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegge Dec 2013
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell Apr 1996
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald -1999
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis Dec 2007
34 Emma-Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen 26 June 2015
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis  Oct 2007
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell 1998
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown -
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding 1998
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen 2010
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens 1997
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas July 2011
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens -
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 1994
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens Dec 2011
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White -July 2009
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 1992
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad -(1/2 way done)
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare -Dec 2000
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

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