The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they’ve printed. Well let’s see.

1) Look at the list and *bold* those you have read.
2) %{text-decoration:underline}Underline% those you intend to read.
3) _Italicize_ the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own blog so we can try and track down these people who’ve read only 6 and force books upon them ;-)

%{text-decoration:underline}1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen%
*2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien*
%{text-decoration:underline}3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte%
4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
*5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee*
*6. _The Bible_*
%{text-decoration:underline}7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte%
8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
*10. _Great Expectations_ – Charles Dickens*
%{text-decoration:underline}11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott%
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
%{text-decoration:underline}15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier%
*16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien*
17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
%{text-decoration:underline}18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger%
*19. _The Time Traveller’s Wife_ – Audrey Niffenegger*
20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
%{text-decoration:underline}21. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell%
%{text-decoration:underline}22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald%
23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
%{text-decoration:underline}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
%{text-decoration:underline}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*
%{text-decoration:underline}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
%{text-decoration:underline}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
%{text-decoration:underline}51. Life of Pi – Yann Martel%
52. Dune – Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
%{text-decoration:underline}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-time – 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
%{text-decoration:underline}65. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas%
66. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding
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 Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
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
%{text-decoration:underline}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
%{text-decoration:underline}97. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas%
*98. Hamlet – William Shakespeare*
*99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl*
100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

So many of the books that I intend to read I have seen the movie (Pride and Prejudice, Gone with the Wind, Little Women, Sense and Sensibility, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Color Purple.)
I’ve also seen movies of many that I have read. (The Lord of the Rings, Great Expectations, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Winnie the Pooh, Anne of Green Gables, Oliver Twist, The Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, Charlotte’s Web, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Three Musketeers and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Which is why in my opinion there is much support for the theory that the book is better than the movie- almost always.

I found this meme at “Elle’s place on the web.”:http://elle-knitwear.livejournal.com/10194.html
Please send me a comment/email/note when I can see it on yours.