BBC estimates that most people have only read 6 of the books on this list, maybe most of you have seen it before but I'm interested to see hoopers responses! Let us hoopers prove them wrong!

List the books from these 100 books that you have read. Simply list the ones you have read, and leave the rest out, that will make it easier to read people's answers... Also feel free to share any other books you have read that you feel should have made this list :)

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


7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

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

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

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 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 Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh - A.A. 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 Inferno - Dante

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 Ishiguri

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte’s Web - E.B. 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

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I've read about 30 books from this list. Some of them are my favourites and I've read them several times. Others were a total waste of time for me. For example, I think I'll never understand the phenomenon of The Little Prince. There are also some titles I'd love to read but couldn't find them anywhere just yet.

One of my favourite books is "Popular music form Vittula" by Mikael Niemi and I would recommend it to anyone! I got many people to read it and so far every single one of them loved it. It's a bittersweet story about growing up, so be prepared to laugh and to cry.
I've read..
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.. does that count?
Most of the Harry Potter series (lost interest)
To Kill a Mockingbird
1984
Various Shakespeare stories for school
The Hobbit - I actually can't stand Tolkien, even though I have a necklace with a Tolkien quote that I never take off
The Great Gatsby
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - I read the entire series, actually
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Winnie the Pooh
The Secret Garden
A Christmas Carol
Charlotte’s Web
Watership Down
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - I've read most of Roald Dahl's books!

Why the heck isn't Wrinkle in Time on this list? Or Fahrenheit 451? Nothing by Terry Pratchett?
And while I'm complaining (angry Yahtzee picture here), why the sweet acid dropping monkeys is Da Vinci Code on this list?

This list is arbitrary.
yeah I think we can all agree that the only people that BBC proved uneducated were themselves, at least here on hoopcity anyway. they totally forgot about wrinkle in time. So did I actually. I need to read that book again. what's the quote on your necklace say?
"Not All Who Wander are Lost"
Oh yeah! Very true! Those titles should also be on this list!

I agree strongly with your comments.

Probably, most of these books were the ones the authors thought of off the tops of their heads.

Only a slightly British agenda in that story ;)
And yet, no Pratchett? I mean the man's knighted and he has Alzheimer's now. You figure they'd at least put one of his books on there..
I am a super reader, so I wanna see how many I've read off this list...

The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible
The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis
Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

14.... Not bad :) I devour books, but I prefer fiction & fantasy books over classic literature. lol
1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29.Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
34. Emma -Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis
40. Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
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
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Inferno - Dante
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
87. Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

I think that's 42. Some of these were required reading. Over all, I'm not sure I'm fond of this list. It's got some great things on it, but there are some glaring omissions.

I haven't been reading as much as I used to. I need to get back to it.
me too. I've been neglecting my reading in exchange for time with my hoops. It's too bad.
Same exchange for me. I just need to balance out my time, I guess. I love hooping but I also love getting absorbed in a good book!

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