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100 Books [Gulez]

Ok, my turn. I must say this is the most RANDOM mix of literature, pop lit, and a bunch of stuff I’ve never heard of. How the hell did the BBC even compile such a list? Why is Bridget Jones’s Diary and The Five People You Meet in Heaven on the same list as Lolita and Hamlet? Ugh. I’m going to search for another one of those “100 Best Novels” lists, and when I find one to my liking, I will post that too. One book on this list that I’ve been meaning to read (and hopefully will soon) is Ian McEwan’s Atonement.

Bold = books I’ve read in their entirety
Italics = ones I started but didn’t finish or read an excerpt.

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 (all)
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
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100 Books (Leeetz version)

This was a Facebook thing but I decided to put it here.  Maybe it will provide me with some inspiration for my reading list!

Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.

Bold = books I’ve read in their entirety
Italics = ones I started but didn’t finish or read an excerpt.

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 (all)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
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Keep Holden on

“Boy, it began to rain like a bastard. In buckets, I swear to God. All the parents and mothers and everybody went over and stood right under the roof of the carrousel, so they wouldn’t get soaked to the skin or anything, but I stuck around on the bench for quite a while. I got pretty soaking wet, especially my neck and my pants. My hunting hat really gave me quite a lot of protection, in a way, but I got soaked anyway. I didn’t care, though. I felt so damn happy all of a sudden, the way old Phoebe kept going around and around. I was damn near bawling, I felt so damn happy, if you want to know the truth. I don’t know why. It was just that she looked so damn nice, the way she kept going around and around, in her blue coat and all. God, I wish you could’ve been there.”

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger (1919 – 2010)