Thursday, July 2, 2009

We have way too many books.

According to BBC (and Emily), most people have only read 6 out of all these books. Jason and I are pretty sure that we've read more.

M = Megan
J = Jason

Instructions:

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen -
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien - J
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte - J M
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling -J M
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – M
6 The Bible- J
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte -
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell- J M
9 His Dark Materials series- Philip Pullman – J M (M has only read one...she's working on it!)
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens - J
Total: M = 5
J = 7

11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott- M
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller - J
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - J M (some...)
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier- M
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien – J M
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger - J M
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger - M
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

Total: M = 6
J = 4

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell -M
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald – J M
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens - J
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy -
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams - J
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky - J
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck -
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll - J M
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame – J

Total: M = 3
J = 6

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy -
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens - J
33 Chronicles of Narnia series – CS Lewis - J M
34 Emma-Jane Austen -
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen -
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis – J M
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne – J M

Total: M = 3
J = 4

41 Animal Farm – George Orwell – J M
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown - J
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 - M
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy -
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood -
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding – J
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan -

Total: M = 2
J = 3

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 - J M
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley -
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon - J
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez -

Total: M = 1
J = 2

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck -
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov -
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt - J
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold -
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas - J
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac - J
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy -
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding - M
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie -
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville - J M

Total: M = 2
J = 4

71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens - J
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker - J
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett - J M
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson - M
75 Ulysses – James Joyce - J
76 The Inferno – Dante - J M
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome -
78 Germinal – Emile Zola -
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray -

Total: M = 3
J = 5

80 Possession – AS Byatt -
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens - J
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 – J M
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom – J
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - J
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

Total: M = 1
J = 4

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad - J
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery - M (in french!)
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks -
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams - J
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole -
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas - J
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare – J M
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl-J M
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Total: M = 3
J = 5

Total: M = 29
J = 44

Still...we need to read some things. There were a lot of books that we own, sometimes multiple copies, and still haven't read.

- J & M