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Gacked from altitudeandwine  who gacked it from </a></b></a>minerva_fan

The BBC allegedly believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish. I'm adding; underline those that are defo on your 'to read' list'. Here we go...

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
3
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4
Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
5
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
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
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
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
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
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
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
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
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
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
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
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
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
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
99
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


Okay, I think I see where the BBC gets the number six. That's how many of these I read in school. I chose to read the other 24 on my read list. I have also reread some of the ones I had to read in school. Once I wasn't studying them, they were much better.  </lj-cut>

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