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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Reading Habits Survey

Got tagged on facebook by the sweet Kay. Sorry babe, replying here coz I am so not a Notes person. ;)

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

It's basically trying to prove whether BBC was right or wrong. Let's see how I'd fare. I'd bold the books that I've read or am reading. Here goes..

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (all three of them - can I count as three?)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (all seven! :))
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible /Al-Quran
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
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
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
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
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Berapa tu? 18 hahahahahaha.. Just double the average number? What an abysmal performance. makcik malu.. Itupun nasib baik dah baca The Little Prince and am reading Catcher in The Rye , thanks to Adeeb's recommendation. Plus, some of them classics were a must read when I was in high school. Kalau tak sure, lagi parah.. hihihihi

Oooo Kalau buku-buku chic lit (and more recently chap lit - Ya, meet Mr Tony Parsons) tu.. Cepat je habis baca, ye?
Which reminds me, Istill have 4 Cecilia Aherns waiting for me in my office drawer. hihihi

How well did you do?

-dillz blogging out-

8 comments:

kucingorengemok said...

dah jumpa list ni kat facebook... i hope someone from dbp ke, will make a list of malay books pulak :) nak bet lagi ramai yang fail?

dillazag said...

KOG,
Saya sure fail gila... :(
*Hangs head in shame*

Along said...

ok..along lagi parah..rasanya only Harry Potter and Bridget Jones je kot. Tapi a lot of the rest tengok movie/broadway. Takle ke? hehehe..

adnil9 said...

alamak, 13 je yang dah baca, yang dah baca (lebih 2 chapter) tapi belum habis - 3, yang ada dalam collection tapi belum baca - 10.. at least lebih la dari 6, dah kira pass la kan..hehe

dillazag said...

Along,
Boleh je kira Harry Potter tu as 7. Yang dah tengok the screenplay through movie/broadway i kasi markah separuh. kira pass la tu... hiihihihihihi

dillazag said...

adnil9,
16 tu given la.. (coz my cather in the rye pun baru 3 chapter.. hihihihihi)
tu tak kira your audio books lagi, kan? :)~~

Adeeb Iryani said...

26 books. (Happy Potter kira 1 ye...)

I am disappointed with myself. ^.^

dillazag said...

Adeeb,
You of all people.. I thought you'd do us proud la babe... You were the one who showed me the little prince,maaaa... hihihihihi
Confirm, semua fail..