July 19, 2009

Secret Pal and BBC’s 100 Books

Posted in Journal at 12:51 am by Jenn

First of all, I’d like to send a thank you to my Secret Pal for putting together a great first package for me.  I needed a little pick me up today and when the mail arrived that’s exactly what I got….a pretty pink package that contained hand dipped Yankee Candles, a Mary Kay hand pampering kit, a book light and a tulip needle felting kit.  Very much appreciated and very timely – I plan on sea glass searching tomorrow so my hands will need some pampering for sure!  Thanks Secret Pal.

I’ll post a picture later  – post pretty pink wrapping : 0

Second order of business was found on in Angie’s notes on Facebook.  I love lists so if you are a book worm go ahead, take a peek and see how you did.

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.  How do your reading habits stack up?

Instructions:
Copy this into your NOTES….
Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read.
Tag other Book Nerds and Publish.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen –
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien – x
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte –
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling – x
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee –
6 The Bible – X (sections – not the whole thing) –
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte –
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell – X
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman –
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens – x
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott – x
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 – x
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 –
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens –
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy –
25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams –
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 – X
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy – Tried…
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens –
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis – X
34 Emma – Jane Austen –
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen –
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis -X
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini – in my queue
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres –
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden –
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne – x
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 –
47 Far From The Maddening Crowd – Thomas Hardy –
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood –
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding – x
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 – x
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley –
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – 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 – X
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson –
75 Ulysses – James Joyce –
76 The Inferno – Dante – X
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 – X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom – x
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 – x
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl – x
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo –

My score is 20.

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1 Comment »

  1. Your Secret Pal said,

    Enjoy the gifts! Your next one goes out in August. Keep an eye out for it.


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