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Monday, May 15, 2017

100 Books the BBC think most people haven't read more than 6 of

So apparently there is this list that the BBC thinks that most people haven't read more than six of. I am here to make it into a tag!

The Rules:
1. Be honest.
2. Put an asterisk next to the ones you have read all the way through. Put an addition sign next to the ones you have started.
3. Tag as many people as these books that you have read.

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen*

2. Gormenghast Trilogy - Mervyn Peake
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte*
4. Temple of the Golden Pavilion - Yukio Mishima
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee*

6. The Story of the Eye - George Bataille
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. Adrift on the Nile - Naguib Mahfouz
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. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco
15. Baron in the Trees - Italo Calvino
16. The Master of Go - Yasunari Kawabata
17. Woman in the Dunes - Abe Kobo
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Feast of the Goat - Mario Vargas Llosa
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gogol's Wife - Tomasso Landolfi
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
(I'm going to read this one this summer with Hamlette's read-along!)

23. Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. Ferdydurke - Gombrowicz
26. Narcissus and Goldmund - Herman Hesse
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. The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
33. Tom Sawyer / Huck Finn - Mark Twain +
34. Emma -Jane Austen* (Parts One, Two, and Three)

35. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
36. Delta Wedding - Eudora Welty
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Naomi - Junichiro Tanizaki
39. Cosmicomics - Italo Calvino
40. The Joke - Milan Kundera
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. Labyrinths - Gorge Luis Borges
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. Under My Skin - Doris Lessing
46. Anne of Green Gables - L. M. Montgomery*

47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. Don Quixote - Miguel Cervantes +
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Absalom Absalom - William Faulkner
51. Beloved - Toni Morrison
52. The Flounder - Gunther Grass
53. Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen*
55. My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk
56. A Dolls House - Henrik Ibsen
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens*

58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Idiot - Fodor Dostoevesky
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman
64. Death on the Installment Plan - Celine
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas +
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Pedro Paramo - Juan Rulfo
69. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville +
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens*
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Metamorphosis - Kafka
74. Epitaph of a Small Winner - Machado De Assis
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Inferno - Dante
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. The Light House - Virginia Woolf
80. Disgrace - John Maxwell Coetzee
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens*
82. Zorba the Greek Nikos Kazantzakis
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Box Man - Abe Kobo
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. The Stranger - Camus
88. Acquainted with the Night - Heinrich Boll
89. Don't Call It Night - Amos Oz
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pychon
94. Memoirs of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
100. Metamorphosis - Ovid

12 I have read all the way through.
5 I have started.
2 I have reviewed!

I tag:
1. Cordy
2. Merideth
3. Elanor
4. Hamlette
5. Olivia
6. Erudessa Aranduriel
7. Kara
8. Rachel
9. Ruth
10. Rose
11. The Elf
12. Miss March

None of you have to do this if you don't want to!
Wow, I proved the BBC that they were wrong!
I hope everyone has a good day!



  1. How fun! I love proving people wrong. Hahaha. ;) And this is such a neat idea for a tag. I don't know that I'll have as many books on this list as you did, but I think I may give it a try all the same. I'll see if I can fit it in. Thank you so much for tagging me! :D

    1. I know! It is super fun! :) Thank you! I saw this list and thought, "This could be a good tag!". I am actually ashamed that I have started so many books and not finished them! :/ Sure thing!!! :D

  2. Wow, that's very interesting! Thanks for the tag:) It might be a while, but I will find a day to complete it for my blog.

    1. Thank you! Sure thing! I know four for sure that you have read! :)

  3. Good for you! I've read 29 so far :-)

  4. This looks SOOOO fun, I can't wait to do it! I need to compile another huge tag post soon, so we'll see how soon I get around to it. :) But I definitely want to do it, and thanks ever so much for tagging me and letting me know; I wouldn't have wanted to miss out on this! :)

    1. :) You are so welcome! When I came up with this list as being a tag, I thought, this would be cool to see Olivia's answers! :)

  5. I've read 9 (maybe 10) and started 5. Several were for college though otherwise I never would have read them.

    1. Oh cool! Yes, some books I really would never have read if I didn't have to read them for school.

      Thanks for commenting!


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