Saturday, December 4, 2010

List of Books(Compiled by BBC)

Hey All,
Medallion here(no surprise there, with Marvel being such a busy celebrity and all :D)
Well, I was reading a post from A Book Lover's Diary, and the blogger had re-posted a list of books

for which there are certain instructions...
The instructions:
•Copy this list.
•Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety.
•Italicise the ones you started but didn’t finish or read only an excerpt.
•Tag other book nerds.
•Highlight the ones that you own, but haven't read.(I'm going to highlight the books that I own, regardless of whether I read them or not)
I'm going to post comments next to some of the titles even if I haven't read them, in bold.

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien(really want to read this trilogy...i have watched the movies which were fantastic, and therefore the books must be twice as amazing)

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series – JK Rowling(that reminds me...I need to post my reflections on the movie...)
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The King James Bible
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four (1984) – George Orwell
His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman(I have read and own the first book)

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens(not the original)

Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hard
Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
Complete Works of Shakespeare(I've read precisely half of it...I read V. 1 out of 2)

Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien(I have the video game! :)

Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
Middlemarch – George Eliot
Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis(the first two...never could get past the first few books)

Emma -Jane Austen

Persuasion – Jane Austen

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres

Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne (not sure if I read this one, but I did read some book concerning that honey-loving bear...I definitely watched it when I was younger, quite a bit...)

Animal Farm – George Orwell

The DaVinci Code – Dan Brown(I am interested in Dan Brown's work...I have heard he's a reasonably good writer...)

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving

The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins(this title reminds me of the White Women in the Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke)

Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery(I used to watch a show based on the book when I was younger...)
Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Atonement – Ian McEwan
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Dune – Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
On The Road – Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens(haven't read the original, just the adapted version some years ago)
Dracula – Bram Stoker

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
Ulysses – James Joyce
The Inferno – Dante
Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
Germinal – Emile Zola
Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession – AS Byatt
Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
Watership Down – Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

Hamlet – William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Thanks again to Jessica, blogger of A Book Lover's Diary, for sharing the list!


Comments Welcome


  1. I agree - The Lord of the Rings movies are great. Now I just need to read the books someday. ;)

  2. Fav character? I can't choose one, but Strider, or Aragorn, Legolas, and the tall woman with a strong spirit, can't recall her name...anyways, those three are among my favorite.