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Okay, I said I'd do this when I had a minute...
Taken from anubisgrrl's version.
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"The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed."

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE, and strikeout the books you read but didn't like.
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
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 Faulks
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
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Date: 2008-06-30 05:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] discordia-eris.livejournal.com
Oh god, I'm glad to find I'm not the only one who hated the Chronicles of Narnia. I was a smartarse little kid, and read that stuff when I was about 8 or 10 years old. I wanted to like it, since all the people I admired spoke of the books with hushed reverence, and they sounded so magical... But I hated them. They were the epitome of dry, fussy British academia and reading the first couple turned me of reading the rest for many years. I eventually finished the series years later, and loathed it about as much as I remembered :P

Date: 2008-07-02 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigblackmimesis.livejournal.com
As a small child I was curious as my siblings had enjoyed it. Then when I realized that he'd taken an eccentric fantasy tale and shackled it to the lumpen form of christian allegory, I felt betrayed. I read the whole series through for completeness, but it made me sicker and sicker as it went, with its smug preachiness and Procrustian bed of worn-out biblical mythos. I might see the DVD but only because I love Tilda Swinton and great villains.

Date: 2008-06-30 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starfyrone.livejournal.com
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
6 The Bible (largely, probably not 100%)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare [certainly not all, The Tempest is tolerable, the rest I've read are made tolerable by a good performance - but are a wretched read, the poetry is even worse.]
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams [I remember starting it, I also know I did not read the whole set, and can't remember when I gave up on it, quite possibly in the first book]
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (again I've read most but not sure 100%)
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams [remember not liking it, possibly enough to have not actually finished - unsure]
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Date: 2008-06-30 08:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deboranter.livejournal.com
Its a really odd list of books. I can't figure out why "Bridget Jones Diary" is on there -- it didn't seem to me to be a stellar piece of literature. Why is Hamlet AND the Complete Works of Shakespeare on there. I'd say that "Anything by Shakespeare" would apply -- asking folks if they've read the complete works is a little odd and asking a bit much. Why is "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" on there but also the "The Tales of Narnia" -- did the list makers not know that one is a part of the other? Why is Dracula on there but not Frankenstein? I'd say that Mary Shelly's book had more of an impact. Why is the Bible on there but not the Koran or the Torah or the great works of other religions (there's that Hindi mythology book with the really long name that I cannot recall at the moment). How many Austen books really need to be on there? Couldn't they just stick with "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility" and leave it at that? I mean really, once you've read those two you've pretty much read them all. I love Austen but its not as if the plot changes dramatically from book to book. Similarly including Bleak House is going way over the top on Dickens once you've got Great Expectations, David Copperfield, and "A Christmas Carol".

Just seems like a pretty whacked list to me.

Date: 2008-07-01 03:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tacnukesoul.livejournal.com
I can't seem to find a source for the list making the rounds.

The Big Read comes from the BBC. They said:

In April 2003 the BBC's Big Read began the search for the nation's best-loved novel, and we asked you to nominate your favourite books.

Their list is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/bigread/top100.shtml

Date: 2008-07-02 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigblackmimesis.livejournal.com
It is a whacked list, I agree, but it's what was going around and I don't have the time and energy to make my own. Yes, Frankenstein is a more worthy book. The list seems to be based on a bunch of Brits voting for their favorites, and then perhaps was warped a little by retellings and urban myth process.

See you at Slack 4th I hope!

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