100 Books of Solitude

I plan to read all of the 100 books on the so-called BBC book list that went around Facebook a while ago.  So far, I’ve read 86 of them, and I plan to read the rest, post my thoughts on them, and share my experiences reading them.  If it’s been too long to remember, I may do some rereading.

Below is my list so far.  Wish me luck!

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?  (I’ve read 86 of them.)

Instructions:  Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (x)

2 The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien (x) (Part 1: The Fellowship of the Ring, Part 2: The Two Towers, Part 3: The Return of the King)

3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (x)

4 Harry Potter series – J. K. Rowling (x)

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (x)

6 The Bible – (x)

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (x)

8 1984 – George Orwell (x)

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman (x)

10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens ( )

11 Little Women – Louisa M. Alcott (x)

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy (x)

13 Catch-22 – Joseph Heller (x)

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (x)

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier (x)

16 The Hobbit – J. R. R.  Tolkien (x)

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks (X)

18 Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger (x)

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger (x)

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot (x) (Three posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell (x)

22 The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (x)

23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens ( )

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy ( )

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

26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh ( )

27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( )

28 The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (x)

29 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll (x)

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame (x)

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy (x)

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens ( )

33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis ( )

34 Emma – Jane Austen ( )

35 Persuasion – Jane Austen (x)

36 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis (x)

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini – (x)

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres (x)

39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden (x)

40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne (x)

41 Animal Farm – George Orwell (x)

42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (x)

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez (x)

44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving (x)

45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins (x)

46 Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery (x)

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy (x)

48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (x)

49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding (x)

50 Atonement – Ian McEwan (x)

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel (x)

52 Dune – Frank Herbert (x)

53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons (x)

54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (x)

55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth ( )

56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon (x)

57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens (x)

58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley (x)

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon (x)

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez (x)

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck (x)

62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (x)

63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt (x)

64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold (x)

65 The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas (x)

66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac (x)

67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy (x)

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding (x)

69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie ( )

70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville (x)

71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens (x)

72 Dracula – Bram Stoker (x)

73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett (x)

74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson (x)

75 Ulysses – James Joyce ( )

76 The Inferno – Dante (x)

77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome (x)

78 Germinal – Emile Zola ( )

79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray (x)

80 Possession – AS Byatt (x)

81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens ( )

82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell (x)

83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker (x)

84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro (x)

85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert (x)

86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry (x)

87 Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White (x)

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom (x)

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (x)

90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton (x)

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad (x)

92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery (x)

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks (x)

94 Watership Down – Richard Adams (x)

95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole (x)

96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute (x)

97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas ( )

98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare (x)

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl (x)

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo (x)

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