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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Poll #7 Results: Top 20 books on BBC's list: Which ones have you read?


Wow! That's a lot of reading! These books are supposedly what BBC considers to be some of the best books that you need to read sometime in your life. And it looks like several of you are well on your way to completing a good chunck of the list. However, this is just 20 of the books on the list. To see the full list, all 100 books, please check out this link...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/bigread/top100.shtml

Now, off to the results...

The majority of us, at 14% have read To Kill a Mockingbird. I myself had to read it in 7th grade and it is one of my mom's favorite books.

Next, 11% of us have read Harry Potter. I've read the 1st book once, the 2nd book 3 times, the 3rd book 3 times, the 4th book once, the 5th book twice, the 6th book twice, and the 7th book twice! I love them all.

10% of us have read The Chronicles of Narnia. I have yet to read any of these books I am curious who has read ALL of them. Have any of you read them ALL!? I think there are 6-8 of them, right?

9% of us have read Pride and Prejudice and/or Little Women. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books and I have started Little Women in the past, but have yet to finish it. I don't know why.

7% of us have read Great Expectations. I read Great Expectations as a Great Illustrated Classic when I was in 6th grade or so. The Great Illustrated Classics are awesome books that simplify literature for the sake of young readers. Then, when I was in 8th grade, I had to read the actual original text (WAY too early to be reading a book like that. It's so complicated) but I was able to understand it better after reading the Great Illustrated Classic.

6% of us have read Winnie the Pooh. I've never read the book, but I loved the show when it was on and all the little movies!

5% of us have read Lord of the Rings and/or His Dark Materials and/or Jane Eyre. I've read The Hobbit, but I don't know if BBC meant to include that book or just the trilogy. I have also read The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife, but I have yet to tackle The Amber Spyglass to finish it all up. Does anyone know if another movie is being made for The Subtle Knife? Jane Eyre is on my bookshelf, but I haven't finished it yet.

4% of us have read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and/or The Wind in the Willows and/or The Catcher in the Rye and/or Wuthering Heights. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is another one of my favorite books. So funny! Wuthering Heights is on my bookshelf but I haven't finished it yet.

2% of us have read Catch-22. I never have, but I remember it being assigned as an option in 8th or 9th or 10th grade.

1% of us have read War and Peace (which I just realized that I spelled that wrong on the pie chart, but I am not going back to change it) and/or Nineteen-Eighty-Four. I haven't read either of these. Heavy stuff!

0% of us have read Captain Corelli's Mandolin and/or Rebecca and/or Birdsong. Honestly, I don't think I have even heard of these books until know. Maybe Rebecca, but I don't know what it's about. I do recognize a the author's to a degree though.

Well, that's the lowdown! Onto the next poll! Go check it out at the bottom of this page!

15 comments:

  1. I've read all of the Narnia series. My favorite is Voyage of the Dawn Treader...and the book is better than the movie! I like all of them actually:)

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  2. I've read all of Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings, 1984, Great Expectations, Little Women (rereading now), Jane Eyre, Rebecca and maybe more, but I forgot.

    I just bought a LookBook and the classics are on it.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) I love this poll - what a neat idea. I've read several of these books - fantastic list. I am now a follower!

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  4. Poekitten...Awesome! I just saw that movie and I am betting the books was so much better.

    Linda B...Love it! I am going to have to check out one of those lookbook things!

    Living a Bona Fide Life...You are very welcome and I am happy that you like the polls!

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  5. Actually, I'm a bit surprised that only 10% have read the Chronicles of Narnia! I enjoyed them all when I was a teenager and thought that that's when most people read them. As I've got older, though, I think there is a lot in them for adults! In all, a very fun list and group of statistics!

    Carla

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  6. Just stopping by from FTLOB. I've read about 1/2 the books on there. Hitchhiker's Guide is definitely one of my favourites!

    I absolutely LOVE your header and border! So pretty!

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  7. I was the 1% who selected 1984, though I've only read snippets. But I'm quite familiar with the plot.

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  8. Carla...Yeah, I would have thought with the new movies coming out again that more would have read them. Then again, I can't speak too much considering the fact that I have not read them yet. Nevertheless, I agree that they are books for all ages.

    TriGirl...Good for you! Hitchhiker's Guide is in my top 10 definately!

    Matt...interesting. I have yet to pick that book up.

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  9. Late in the game I know but Rebecca and Captain Corelli's Mandolin are two of my favourite books.

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