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24 May 2003 @ 03:55 pm
I are an idiot.  

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Right now I feel like an illiterate idiot. The following list is the BBC's Most Beloved Books (or something like that) and I've read like none of them. Pah. I are stupid. Stupid stupid stupid! If I wasn't so deep into Miss Manners: Guide to Excruciating Good Behavior right now, I'd run over to the library and work on narrowing the list down.

All titles in bold are books I've read.

BBC's 100 Most Beloved Books

1984, George Orwell
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
The BFG, Roald Dahl
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
Bleak House, Charles Dickens
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
Catch 22, Joseph Heller
The Catcher In The Rye, JD Salinger
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
Dune, Frank Herbert
Emma, Jane Austen
Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
The Godfather, Mario Puzo
Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell
Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling

His Dark Materials trilogy, Philip Pullman
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
Holes, Louis Sachar
I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
Katherine, Anya Seton
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, CS Lewis
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
The Lord Of The Rings, JRR Tolkien

Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Marquez
The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
Magician, Raymond E Feist
The Magus, John Fowles
Matilda, Roald Dahl
Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
Middlemarch, George Eliot
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
Mort, Terry Pratchett
Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
On The Road, Jack Kerouac
One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Marquez
Perfume, Patrick Suskind
Persuasion, Jane Austen
The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
The Ragged Trousered Philantrhopists, Robert Tressell
Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
The Stand, Stephen King
The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Tess Of The D'urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Twits, Roald Dahl
Ulysses, James Joyce
Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
War And Peace, Leo Tolstoy
Watership Down, Richard Adams
The Wind In The Willows, Kenneth Grahame
Winnie-the-Pooh, AA Milne
The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

To be fair, I've seen the movie and/or read the comic book of about half the books on the list. But it's shameful, nevertheless.
Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Current Music: "how soon is now" by love spit love
broken: loooookliich on May 24th, 2003 06:14 pm (UTC)
don't feel too bad, i haven't akshully read a book/novel in 6 years....longer if you don't count novels i HAD to read for any classes. ^^;;;
zinesnotscenes on May 24th, 2003 10:39 pm (UTC)
Well, Well...
...Who isn't addicted to quizzes?
redolence on May 25th, 2003 12:44 am (UTC)
I haven't read most of them either. it's ok... there are so many years left for you to conquer the world.
(Anonymous) on May 25th, 2003 08:19 am (UTC)
From Boi...
'Seems to me you've read most of the good ones, as I HAVE read most of them, and found very few to actually be enjoyable. I'd just reccomend reading the 'His Dark Materials' series (I have and can loan you the first book) and 'Dune.' Both are very good. 'The Wind In The Willows' should be entirely passed up, as it is one of the most senseless and boring books I've ever read.

Just my opinion...

he paints me bluewater_kisses on May 25th, 2003 09:32 am (UTC)
Does it count if I heard of them before?! The Catcher in the Rye, I just read that book about a week ago, it's really good. I'm doing it for an english project, and I have to find a poem which goes with it..any ideas? I'm going to save this list, and this summer, I'm going to find all these books to read them. Oh, and just so you know, this is Sarah (girl hearts boy, or stars with wings). Thanks for telling me your name, I added you, so I hope you don't mind. :oD
Suzik00kaburra on May 25th, 2003 04:16 pm (UTC)
I wondered if it was you!
i saw 'water_kisses' yesterday and was like "Huh? Whozzat?" and I thought, "Must be one of the TOD kiddos. ^_^"

Poem that goes with it...gosh, I have no idea. I'd recommend going through the beatnik poets, like Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and all the others I don't recall the names of. ^_^;
(Anonymous) on May 25th, 2003 08:59 pm (UTC)
Not my favorite book, but that's just me. I still know it's well-written.

Maybe the poem that the book's based off of?

Ginsberg's a good idea.
Suzik00kaburra on May 25th, 2003 09:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Yea...
*shrug* I didn't much care for it, either. But it was required reading and all, and fairly important to the AP Exam. Shyeah.
(Anonymous) on May 26th, 2003 12:04 am (UTC)
well i see ur problem right away! Once you read grapes of wrath, everything else seems more exciting. Once you read Hitchhikers guide, everything else makes more sense. And if you havent read Winnie the Pooh, well, I just cant help you there...
Marce (マース・・・天使の指切り)yubikiri on May 28th, 2003 11:03 am (UTC)
Read Anne of Green Gables. It's cute. Catch-22 is hilarious in a frightening way. Read Clan of the Cave Bear only if you haven't seen the movie and don't mind a rape scene that's not ever described as such. The descriptions are boring, though. Stay far, far away from Dune, but give Grapes of Wrath a try.

Philip Pullman is great. The trilogy is sad, but the first book is definitely the best. And he's wonderful in person, I swear. I met him at the signing for the third book of the trilogy.

How can you say you have a sense of humor if you haven't read Hitchhiker's Guide?

The Secret Garden is good if you can get past the Yorkshire accents.