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100 books somebody thinks everybody should read.

Posted in Life in general with tags , , on Wednesday 18 February 2009 by amanda

Apparently the BBC claims most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books listed here. Gotta love how incredibly white and euro-centric the list is. just like human civilization began with the greeks, right? oh well…i’m still interested in perusing what’s listed…so I’ve read 51 of the books herein listed, and there are SEVERAL that I will never ever read again – they are just dumb.  Most of the rest of the list I just have no interest in reading at all…after all, just because it’s a “classic” doesn’t mean I have to be interested, like it, or generally think it’s worth my time in the SLIGHTEST.  I’ve also posted scathing commentary on Sarah’s profile on FB, since I got the list from her…I’m just feeling feisty and contrary today, though.  Actually, I’m going to start a list of 100 books I think everybody should read right now.  If I ever finish it, I’ll put it up.

Instructions:

1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. 2) Tally your total at the bottom. 2) Put in a note with your total in the subject

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen – X

2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien – X

3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte – X

4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling X

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee x

6 The Bible – X (when I was little, I’m pretty sure that I have read the whole thing at SOME point…)

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte – X

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell – X

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens – X Continue reading