BBC Book List: how many have you read?

 Bei Victorian Geek entdeckt: BBC Book Meme. Die Liste basiert (mit einigen Abweichungen) auf der The Big Read – Top 100 Liste, die die BBC 2003 zusammenstellte.

BBC Book List

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

Instructions:
1) Look at the list and make those you have read bold.
2) Star (*) the ones you LOVE.
3) Italicize those you plan on reading

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 (eins der 2 Bücher auf meiner Liz Reading List, die ich (noch) nicht gelesen habe)
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte *
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens * (my favourite Dickens so far)
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller 
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (einige, aber nicht alle)
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier 
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger 
19 The Time Traveller’s 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 Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy (it’s waiting in my bookshelf…)
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 Dickens *

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 – Arthur 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 – Gabriel 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 Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood *
49 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 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 Dickens

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 Dick – Herman Melville 
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

72 Dracula – Bram Stoker *** (admittedly my all-time favourite)
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson *
75 Ulysses – James Joyce (Das zweite (noch) ungelesene Buch auf der Reading List. Aber zumindest mal angefangen)
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 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 (habe eine Ewigkeit dafür gebraucht. Musste nach der Hälfte eine einjährige Pause einlegen, weil mir die Gute so auf die Nerven ging…)
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 (absolutely hated it)
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 and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl 
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Naja, ein bisschen weniger als die Hälfte: 41 von 100, plus einige Stücke von Shakespeare, und ein Dutzend noch zu lesende (die zum Teil schon seit Jahren im Bücherregal darauf warten). Allerdings sind darunter auch einige Kinder- und Jugendbücher, die in Grossbritannien wohl fast jeder kennt, bei uns aber mehr oder weniger unbekannt sind (dafür wachsen britische Kinder ganz ohne Pippi Langstrumpf auf!). Ebenfalls auffallend abwesend sind deutsche (und auch Schweizer) Klassiker, von denen der eine oder andere durchaus auch in englischen Buchläden anzutreffen ist. Ebenfalls definitiv auf der Liste fehlend ein weiteres Lieblingsbuch, neben bzw. nach Dracula: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Nichtsdestotrotz: für einen regnerischen Donnerstagnachmittag ganz amüsant.

8 responses to “BBC Book List: how many have you read?

  1. Pingback: BBC Book List Meme « enVanna

  2. What about Faulkner and Hemingway?

  3. Some very strange choices on this list! Why, pray tell, so many JK Rowling titles? And The Da Vinci Code?! Several I am totally unfamiliar with, though I can say I’ve read 75 of the 100.

  4. 68 that I remember. And many great ones are not on the list.

  5. Why is The Chronicles of Narnia listed as 33 but then at 36 they have The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe? Kind of pointless doubling them up like that.

    Only read 54 on the list though, looks like I have some reading to do but I think I’ll skip the Jane Austen books I haven’t read.

  6. Neat I’ve managed 12 pretty good I think

  7. I’ve managed 14 so far, not bad

  8. Pingback: How many of these books have you read? « The Willow Papers

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