Thursday, May 13, 2010
BBC 100 - Part 4
The final chapter in the BBC Top 100 books that people should read but most have not even cracked open 6...
I believe that I have porved myself as a more learned person and I laugh in their faces over at the BBC. I mean, come on, at least the latest generations of people in high school and college have read over 6 of these. Hell, some kids in elementary school have read over six.
So, without delay, here is the final 25 of 100. Where do you rank?
76. The Inferno – Dante
I've read parts of this for certain English courses but not all of it.
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
I have started to read this but haven’t finished.
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
I’ve heard that this is good. Oprah recommends it.
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
Such a classic children’s book. I loved it.
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
This was recommended highly by a friend but I never got around to reading it.
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I have old leather-bound copies of this and I’m almost scared to read it for fear of hurting them.
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
I read this for one of my university English classes. I didn’t like it.
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I bought this for my nephew but I’ve never read it myself. I want to though.
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
A classic that I haven’t gotten around to reading.
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
I read this in 5th grade with my class. I loved it but the sequel wasn’t as good.
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
So four more on this part of the list, with more sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read and more still that I haven't finished. So that's 21+/100. Not too bad. I can always read more, too, and make that number bigger!
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