Another Rampant Quiz for you stalkers

BEGINS

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Instructions:
Copy this into your NOTES. Put an ‘x’ next to those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

[x] 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 – surely this counts for more than one point!
[x] 5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – good old high school eng
[x] 6 The Bible – God (the whole thing) – when I was 9 I finished it I think.
[ ] 7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
[ ] 8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
[ ] 9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
[ ] 10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Total: 6

[ ] 11 Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
[ ] 12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
[ ] 13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
[ ] 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
[ ] 15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
[x] 16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien – this has been in my family’s house since as long as I can remember. And I never know exactly how long with Dad’s books cause he likes second hand bookstores.
[ ] 17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
[ ] 18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
[ ] 19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
[ ] 20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

Running Total: 7

[ ] 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
[ ] 27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
[ ] 28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
[x] 29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll our copy had a bookworm hole in it. Or borer or something.
[x] 30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame – pretty sure I’ve read it, there’s a copy in my folks’ house.

Running Total: 9

[ ] 31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
[ ] 32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
[x] 33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis – this only counts for one point too? Yet Austens are separate and there’s only about three of them? Sad!
[x] 34 Emma – Jane Austen
[x] 35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
[x] 36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis – this is somehow not accounted for in 33?
[ ] 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

Running Total: 13

[x] 41 Animal Farm – George Orwell – Third Form Eng :)
[ ] 42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
[ ] 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
[ ] 44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – 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

Running Total: 14

[ ] 51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
[ ] 52 Dune – Frank Herbert
[ ] 53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
[x] 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 – Mark Haddon
[ ] 60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Running Total: 15

[ ] 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 – sad thing is I have this on my shelf

Running Total: 15

[ ] 71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
[ ] 72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
[x] 73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
[ ] 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

Running Total: 16

[ ] 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 Mxistry
[ ] 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
[x] 90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton – a good portion anyway. Again only worth one point? Tut tut.

Running Total: 17

[ ] 91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
[ ] 92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
[ ] 93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
[x] 94 Watership Down – Richard Adams – good book! Again from the family shelf
[ ] 95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
[ ] 96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
[x] 97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas – :) and the man in the iron mask.
[x] 98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
[x] 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
[x] 100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo – if you read it, start from part 2. Part 1 is tedious and non-essential.

Grand Total – 22

There are some I have seen as movies and am not much motivated to read, and some I really want to read now, like the Dickens ones.

6 responses to “Another Rampant Quiz for you stalkers

  1. justcallmemel

    Dragon :

    Mel :Haha how do I balance it out? I actually just went through again, and it’s more like 5 or 6.. Lord of the Flies being the worst of the lot. I’ve seen a few movies of the books though.Hehe nopeee. I don’t even think I’ve read one of them. I want to though.

    You don’t like LOTF? Why? It’s well nice.

    HA! It’s the worst book in the world. We had to read it for 6th form english or something. Only 2 people in the entire class read it, so we ended up changing books. Nobody liked it haha.

  2. Mel :Haha how do I balance it out? I actually just went through again, and it’s more like 5 or 6.. Lord of the Flies being the worst of the lot. I’ve seen a few movies of the books though.Hehe nopeee. I don’t even think I’ve read one of them. I want to though.

    You don’t like LOTF? Why? It’s well nice.

  3. I’ve read about 15-16 of these I think. Need to read more though.

  4. Haha how do I balance it out? I actually just went through again, and it’s more like 5 or 6.. Lord of the Flies being the worst of the lot. I’ve seen a few movies of the books though.
    Hehe nopeee. I don’t even think I’ve read one of them. I want to though.

  5. oh that’s good then, you balance it out. There’s about four austen books on there, have you not read them all?

  6. Haha, I’ve read like only 3 of these. haha

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