BBC: 100 Good Reads

Emma and I are going through BBC’s Top 100 Good Reads list to see if we’ve read more than the 6/100 the BBC thinks the average person has read.  Thanks to Bookshelf Archaeology for letting us stumble on this find!

☼ = Emma
♠ = Jolie
ž = Nancy
∞ = Supreme Fearless Leader Sam 

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen ♠
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien ☼ ♠ ž ∞
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte ☼ ž
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling ☼ ♠ ž
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee ☼ ♠ ž ∞
6 The Bible ♠ ž ∞
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte ☼ ž ∞
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell ☼ ♠ ž ∞
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman ☼ ♠ ∞
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens ☼ ž ∞
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott ☼ ♠ ž
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy ☼ ∞
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller ☼ ♠ ž ∞
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare ž ∞
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier ž ∞

16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien ☼ ♠ ž ∞
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks 
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger ☼ ♠  ž ∞
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger ♠
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot ☼ ž
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell ☼ ž ∞
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald ☼ ♠ ž ∞
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens ∞
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy ž ∞
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams ☼ ♠ ∞
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh ♠ ž ∞
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky ♠ ž ∞
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck ž ∞
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll ☼ ♠ ž ∞
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame ☼ ∞
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy ž ∞
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens  ž ∞
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 ♠ ž
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres 
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden ☼ ♠ ž
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne ☼ ♠ ž
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell ♠ ž ∞
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown ☼ ♠ ž ∞
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez ♠ ∞
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving ☼ ž ∞
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins 
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery ☼ ž
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy   ž ∞
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood ♠
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding ♠ ☼ ž ∞
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan ☼ ∞
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel ♠ ž ∞
52 Dune – Frank Herbert ž ∞
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 ž
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens ♠  ž ∞
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley ☼ ♠ ž ∞
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon ♠ ∞
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez ♠ ž ∞
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck ♠ ž ∞
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov ☼ ♠  ∞
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt ☼   
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold ☼ ♠ ž
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas ♠ ž ∞
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac ☼ ž ∞
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy  ž 
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding ☼ 
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie 
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville ☼ ♠ ž ∞
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens ♠ ž
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker ♠ ∞
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett ☼ ž
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson 
75 Ulysses – James Joyce ☼_☼ ∞_∞
76 The Inferno – Dante ☼ ♠ ž ∞
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 ♠ ž ∞
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 
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White ☼ ♠ ž ∞
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ♠ ž ∞
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton 
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad ♠ ž ∞
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery ☼ ♠ ∞
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks 
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams ☼ ♠ ž ∞
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole ☼ ž ∞
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute 
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas ☼ ♠ ž ∞
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare ☼ ♠ ž ∞
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl ☼ ♠ ž ∞
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo ♠ ∞

Jolie: 43/100
Emma: 48/100
Nancy: (CHAMPIONNN!) 65/100 
Sam: 64/100 

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