Friday, January 23, 2009

5.9% is Pretty Poor

Yes after reading the final installment of The Guardians 1000 Novels You Must Read, I had read a rather pathetic 5.9% of the books, so yes for you mathemeticians thats 59 out of 1000 which were...

London Fields – Martin Amis (my most hated book of all time)
The Handmaids Tale – Margaret Atwood
Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks (need to re-read)
Darkmans – Nicola Barker
The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett
Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary E Braddon
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke
The Murder At The Vicarage – Agatha Christie
The Woman In White – Wilkie Collins
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton
The Hound Of The Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle
Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
American Psycho – Brett Easton Ellis
A Quiet Belief In Angels – RJ Ellory
Bridget Jones Diary – Helen Fielding
Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
A Room With A View – E.M. Forster
Spies – Michael Frayn
The Beach – Alex Garland
The End Of The Affair – Graham Greene
Diary of a Nobody - George Grossmith
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
Red Dragon – Thomas Harris
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
Atonement – Ian McEwan
Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
The Pursuit Of Love – Nancy Mitford
Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky
The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
Animal Farm – George Orwell
Northern Lights – Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone – JK Rowling
The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
The Catcher in the Rye –JD Salinger
Dissolution – CJ Sansom
The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
On Beauty – Zadie Smith
The Prime of Miss Jean Broadie – Muriel Spark
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Dracula – Bram StokerPerfume – Patrick Suskind
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy (am reading it)
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 13 ¾ - Sue Townsend
Breathing Lessons – Anne Tyler
Affinity – Sarah Waters
The Night Watch – Sarah Waters
Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh

Am determinded by next year will have a much higher score!

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