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One of these Book Lists
I found it on various journals, but I finally broke down when reading

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;)

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (but only partly, volume 1, 3, 4 and 5, and I don’t intent to read the rest of it.)

5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6. The Bible (Not all parts of the OT, but I have read those parts that contain adventures, sex and crime, and some of the psalms, and I have read most parts of the NT, except some of the letters. I like it as a text of human experiences and as a book of stories, poems and songs.)

7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (I tried it once, but I couldn’t get into it yet.)

8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (^^ I have not read the last one yet, though, but it’s on my list. And I loved the first book.)

10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

14. Complete Works of Shakespeare - Hm, maybe 50% of them.

15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (Funnily, when I read it, I liked it, but I don’t feel the urge to re-read.)

19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20. Middlemarch - George Eliot

21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

22. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens

24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (I need to re-read this book, I have read it way too early, and it was a bit traumatising.)

28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck - I have read “East of Eden”, though, and I liked it a lot.

29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (I listened to the audiobook.)

31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

34. Emma - Jane Austen

35. Persuasion - Jane Austen

36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

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

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 - I actually prefer the “Emily”-books, because she is a writer, and I was responsible for the German pocket re-edition. Nostalgia. ^^)

47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding (Aw, Simon. I loved him so much, I was devastated at his death.)

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

55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (I didn’t get the appeal, though.)

63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt (This book is like a drug to me.)

64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac (I tried it already, but need to try again.)

67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding

69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville (But not entirely, I have to admit. I own the audiobook, though, and I love this one.)

71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

72. Dracula - Bram Stoker

73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75. Ulysses - James Joyce

76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

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

82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker - (I had problems with the language. -_-)

84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

87. Charlotte's Web - EB White

88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Not all, of course, but 70%.

90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery - I love the fox. I can say this scene by heart and in French.

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 - I have read it, and I have seen at least three movie adaptations, my favorite is still the Russian one, I watched with my mother when I was a teenager.

99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo - The book of Hugo which I really love is the more cheesy “Le masque riant/ The Laughing Mask”

Well, I still have a lot to read.
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Thanks for sharing, I haven't seen a book list in a while :)

I used to have a slip of paper on which I would scrawl any books I still intended to read. I should start one of those again :)

I think that's a good idea. :)

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