The BBC Book list – I have read 65!

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

Instructions:
Copy and paste the list to your notes page
Review the list and put an ‘X’ after those you have read.
Add a ‘+’ to the ones you LOVE.
Star * those you plan on reading.
Tally your total at the bottom.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen – X+
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien – X+
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte – X+
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling – X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – X
6 The Bible – X
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte – X+
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell – X+
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman –
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens – X

RUNNING TOTAL – 9

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

RUNNING TOTAL – 16

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

RUNNING TOTAL – 24

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy –
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens – X
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis – X
34 Emma – Jane Austen – X++
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 – **
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden – X+
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne – X

RUNNING TOTAL – 32

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

RUNNING TOTAL – 38

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel – *
52 Dune – Frank Herbert – X+
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons –
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen – X+
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth –
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon –
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens – X
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 –

RUNNING TOTAL – 41

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

RUNNING TOTAL – 47

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 –
75 Ulysses – James Joyce – X
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath – *
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome –
78 Germinal – Emile Zola -*
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray – X
80 Possession – AS Byatt – **

RUNNING TOTAL – 52

81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens – X
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell –
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker – X
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro – X
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert –
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry –
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White – X++
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom –
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – X
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton – X++++

RUNNING TOTAL – 58

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

TOTAL 65

Getting amped for the summer holiday!!

Wow, that’s a lot of twitter updates. I wonder if I should set that up to do it weekly :D Haha! Oh well, microblogging meets blogging, ftw!

So what’s been happening in my neck of the woods? Well, the separation is going okay, nothing nasty has happened. I went on a date, that was awesome. I’ve been having fun with friends, and watching movies, playing games, doing fun stuff.

This Saturday Charlotte and I are heading off to Ohope Beach for our holiday. That will be awesome. I have just realised that my car doesn’t have a jack in it, so I have to get one from a spare parts place before I go. They always have more than they know what to do with. I once dated one of the guys (make that two of the guys) who work at my local one, so I’m just gonna pop in there on Saturday morning as we’re leaving and ask them to give me one. ;)

Charlotte has written her list of things which we need to take with us. I have to make sure that we remember everything, I’m notorious for always forgetting something. I usually forget my hairbrush – which is why I have so many of them cos I have to buy replacements. As long as I remember some games, my camera and my clothes we’ll be ok. And Charlotte of course :D

I’m a bit bummed at how lonely it’s gonna be up there at night because Dave isn’t going. I guess it’ll be a good chance for me to reflect on what’s happening in my life at the moment. Those who know me and live near me know that a lot is happening, and most of it is pretty good. I’m pretty chuffed. I guess as things develop further for me I’ll be able to share more with the world.

So everyone take care and keep your eyes peeled for photos.

And if you want to help out by updating Abandoned Places or Bunny Abandonware for me while I’m away then that would be really helpful :p