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

(x) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
(x) The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
() Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
(x) Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (sort of -- I've read the first book)
(x) To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
(x) The Bible
(x) Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
(x) Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
() His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (I don't think reading only the first 40 pages of the first book counts, really....)
(x) Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Total - 8 (which means I've already beaten the BBC's notion....)

(x) Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
(x) Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
(x) Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
(x) Complete Works of Shakespeare
() Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
(x) The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
() Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
(x) Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
() The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
(x) Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Total - 15

() Middlemarch - George Eliot
() Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
(x) The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
() Bleak House - Charles Dickens
() War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
(x) The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
(x) Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
() Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
(x) Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
(x) Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Total - 20

() The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
() Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
(x) David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
(x) Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
() Emma - Jane Austen
() Persuasion - Jane Austen
(x) The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
() The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
() Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
() Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Total - 23

(x) Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
(x) Animal Farm - George Orwell
() The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
() One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
() A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
() The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
() Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
() Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
(x) The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
() Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Total - 26

() Atonement - Ian McEwan
() Life of Pi - Yann Martel
(x) Dune - Frank Herbert
() Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
(x) Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
() A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
() The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(x) A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
() Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
() The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time - Mark Haddon
Total - 29

() Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(x) Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
() Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
() The Secret History - Donna Tartt
() The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
() Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
() On The Road - Jack Kerouac
() Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
() Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
() Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
Total - 30

(x) Moby Dick - Herman Melville
(x) Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
(x) Dracula - Bram Stoker
() The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
() Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
() Ulysses - James Joyce
(x) The Inferno - Dante
() Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
() Germinal - Emile Zola
() Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Total - 34

(x) Possession - AS Byatt
(x) A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
() Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
(x) The Color Purple - Alice Walker
(x) The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
() Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
() A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
(x) Charlotte’s Web - EB White
() The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
(x) Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Total - 40

() The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
(x) Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
(x) The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
() The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
() Watership Down - Richard Adams
() A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
() A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
(x) The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
(x) Hamlet - William Shakespeare
() Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Total - 44

I've read 44 altogether. So obviously I'm not normal.

Okay, that isn't exactly news..........
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