Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. I am curious if this is true.

Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt. Tag 25 bookish nerds. Tag me as well so I can see your responses!



Feel free to delete if you: have already done this, are annoyed by these notes, or don't have time. Â I rarely do them myself but found this one intriguing. 🙂



1Â Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen


2Â The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

4 Harry Potter series – JK RowlingÂ

5Â To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee


6Â The Bible – a work in progress

7Â Wuthering Heights – Emily BronteÂ

8Â Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell


9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

 10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens


11Â Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13Â Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

15Â Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier


16Â The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk

 18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger


19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

 21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

22Â The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

24Â War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams


27Â Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28Â Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

29Â Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

30Â The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

31Â Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

33Â Chronicles of Narnia – CS LewisÂ

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


40Â Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne

41Â Animal Farm – George Orwell

42Â 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

46Â Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas HardyÂ

48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood


49Â 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 GibbonsÂ

54Â Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen


55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz ZafonÂ

57Â A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens


58Â 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


61Â 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


66Â 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


71Â Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

72 Dracula – Bram Stoker

73Â The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson

 75 Ulysses – James Joyce


76Â The Inferno – Dante

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



88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

 89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan DoyleÂ


90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

91Â Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

92Â The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery (et le petit prince)

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

 94 Watership Down – Richard Adams


95Â A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

 96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute


97Â The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

 98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare


99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo