Don’t normally got for these meme thingies – but why not, eh?!

Apparently the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.


  1. Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read.
  2. Add a ‘+’ to the ones you LOVE.
  3. Star (*) those you plan on reading
  4. Tally your total at the bottom

How many have you read?

Title Author Status
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings (the film doesn't count) Tolkien x
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series JK Rowling x+
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee x
The Bible x
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte x
Nineteen Eighty Four George Orwell x
His Dark Materials Philip Pullman x
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Little Women Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 Joseph Heller +
Complete Works of Shakespeare
Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier x
The Hobbit JRR Tolkien x
Birdsong Sebastian Faulks *
Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger x
The Time Traveller's Wife Audrey Niffenegger x
Middlemarch George Eliot
Gone With The Wind Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House Charles Dickens
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams x
Brideshead Revisited
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll x
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame x
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia CS Lewis x+
Emma Jane Austen
Persuasion Jane Austen
The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe CS Lewis x
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis De Bernieres x
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden *
Winnie the Pooh AA Milne x
Animal Farm George Orwell x
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown x
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney John Irving
The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables LM Montgomery x
Far From The Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies William Golding x
Atonement Ian McEwan
Life of Pi Yann Martel x
Dune Frank Herbert x
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 x
Love In The Time Of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez x
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 x
Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick Herman Melville
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens x
Dracula Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett x
Notes From A Small Island Bill Bryson *
Ulysses James Joyce
The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons Arthur Ransome x
Germinal Emile Zola
Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray x
Possession AS Byatt
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens x
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 EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven Mitch Alborn
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle x
The Faraway Tree Collection Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince Antoine De Saint-Exupery x
The Wasp Factory Iain Banks
Watership Down Richard Adams x
A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet William Shakespeare x
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Les Miserables Victor Hugo