Thursday, 10 July 2008

Thursday Thirteen - The Big Read


In my blog hopping today / tonight I found this on Mrs Spock's site

"Apparently, the Big Read (a program of the National Endowment for the Arts) guesses that the average adult has only read six of the top 100 books on this list. I went on the Web site and tried to find this list (and the NEA's thing about the average adult only having read six)"I couldn't find it."

Well I just spent 20 mins checking and I can't either. I've read more than 13 of them. I just skimmed the list and picked these quickly because I have had a busy day and I am stuffed for what else to blog. ..yes I am honest ! I really wanted to check it is an authentic list but it is still an interesting one.


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame


33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown


46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

87 Charlotte's Web - EB White

90 The Faraway Tree Collection

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

I promise I will post the rest of the list when I have time to do the meme that accompanies it and I read a few more books.

I lot I read at school or a very long time ago ... don't ask questions !!

What are your favourite books ?

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