I have a feeling I've done something like this before, way back in 2006, but since time has passed since then and so has the number of books I've read increased, I'll do this one more time.
Tagged by the wielder of the argentum sword
BBC believes the majority of people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.
1) Look at the list and put an ‘X’ after those you have read.
2) Tally your total at the bottom.
3) Tag a few people you think would enjoy sharing similar information about their book interests.
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (x)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (x)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (x)
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (x)5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (x) Revisited at least once a year
6 The Bible7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (x)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (x)11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (x)
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (x) Promised to make you laugh till you cry
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (x)17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (x) Absolute favourite19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald (x)23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (x)
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (x) the most painful book I ever read
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (x) utterly and hopelessly depressing29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (x)
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (x) one of the longest books ever
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (x) decades ago, can't remember the story though33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (x)43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery (x)47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel .
52 Dune - Frank Herbert53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (x)
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon (x) Curiously fascinating!
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville (x)71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (x)
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker (x)73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (x)
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (x)
80 Possession - AS Byatt81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (x)
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchel83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom -89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (X)
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton (x)91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute (x) except for two pages that were missing from the book97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (x)
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare (x)99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl (x)
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
I've read some books off the list (more than 6, definitely), planning to read more, of course, especially Goerge Orwell and more of Austen, and attempt Shakespeare's complete works. I'm also not really tagging anyone, so feel free to flick it off here to add into your own blogs if you want to
An observation I made revealed that out of the four of us who did this tag, none of us have read less than 6 books. BBC got it wrong, baby!