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Well I can't find the original BBC page anywhere, if there was one, but apparently the BBC believe that the average individual has read only 6 of these books. I'm sure people here can do better :P

For a bit of light procrastination, how do you score?

[ ]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 ****ens ?

[ ]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

[ ]16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

[ ]17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

[ ]18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger+

[ ]19 The Time Travellers 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 ****ens

[ ]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 ****ens ?

[ ]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 Berniere

[ ]39 Memoirs of a Geisha - William 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 - Gabrial 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 Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood

[ ]49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding

[ ]50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

[ ]51 Life of Pi - Yann Martell

[ ]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 ****ens

[ ]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 **** – Herman Melville

[ ]71 Oliver Twist - Charles ****ens

[ ]72 Dracula – Bram Stoker

[ ]73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson

[ ]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 ****ens

[ ]82 Cloud Atlas - Charles Mitchell

[ ]83 The Colour 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 & the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

[ ]100 Les Miserables- Victor Hugo

I reckon I've made it through 57 of these beasties, but then again I not only love reading and have done for a long time, I also loved it when I was a child so scored up on all the kiddies books which're on the list, which is actually quite a large number! :P So perhaps less impressive! Got to find out if the other 43 are worth reading now...

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To my eternal shame as an English applicant (though a few years behind you in age, I think) I'm stuck around 40 (messed up the count somewhere). And to be fair, the complete works of Shakespeare? who can tick that one off?

Favorites Grapes of Wrath Ulysses Love in the Time of Cholera Madame Bovary and Catch 22

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