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Book Meme

Fics are being beta'd. :) This includes the sequel to Past Tense, a oneshot for White Collar, and a oneshot for Doctor Who.

In the meantime, amuse yourself with Book Meme, which [personal profile] teachwriteslash posted and I stole. The BBC estimates that most people will have read about six... I've read a bit more than that. And I'm young. And also, I'm actually rather disappointed with how few I've read, considering I've heard of exactly eighty out of the hundred, and know the main plots of each. Sometimes in detail.

Obviously, books which I have read are in bold.

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 (Counting it as half, because I've read about that far into it. On my own, yes.)
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte 
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell 
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman (I have this on my bedside table right now. Rereading. :D)
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens 
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott 
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy 
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller 
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (Also counting this as about half.)
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 
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 Graham 
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 
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett 
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson 
75 Ulysses – James Joyce 
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 
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 
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 

That's twenty-two, all told. 

Hmm. So I've read more books (22) than I've not heard of (20) on this list? I'll consider that a success. And I'll consider this my unofficial to-read-over-the-next-ten-years list, too. Although, the Narnia books and the Lord of the Rings books - not happening. I can't get past the first few pages, and believe me I've tried. Dull.

Fun, though.
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