I got about a dozen in before I hit seven.
The original list actually has HP and the Goblet of Fire, not all the books. I should correct.
I hit 40 complete, with another few partials. To be fair though, in January 2008 my total would have been maybe a dozen less, so my "Great Books" project must be paying off.
Oh, I've picked up five in the last couple years, thanks to an effort to read Great Books. And all but about 10 of them post formal education. I did my first "read great books" campaign when Amy was a baby.
I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend The Shadow of the Wind. I adored that novel. The prose was lyrical.
Thanks for the recommendation!
2010-05-04 05:00 am (UTC)
20 full and another 5 partial on this version of the list, but I still think I should get at least 5 points for making it all the way through Ulysses.
I haven't even attempted it, so feel free to help yourself to some extra points!
It's not a list of GREAT books. It's a list of British viewers' FAVORITE books.
Wow, someone who beats me! I'm impressed!!!
There's more than 7 in my high school required reading list. I also think it's interesting that the list has Hamlet separate from the Complete Works of Shakespeare. Same with Lion/Witch/Wardrobe....
The list is not lacking in sloppiness, I grant you.
32 although, if I could wipe Dan Brown out of my memory I would.
There are decidedly better books on the list.
Speaking of better books (and totally OT), I just baked my first round loaf of totally awesome beer bread using Paul Hollywood's "100 Best Breads."
For $8 it has a heckuva lot of bread porn.
Ooo.... I have not baked since we got back - still sort of out of it. Will have to get some bread underway soon. Thank you for inspiring me.
33 and a few partials. I've also read books that aren't on the list but are by the same authors. So what I'm saying is... I can read. Honest. Hehehe.
Twenty seven. A few where school enforced and I wish I could obliterate Lord of the Flies and probably Grapes of Wrath. Others are on the will eventually get to it list.
Weirdly enough, the two you mention, plus A Tale of Two Cities, were the only school-assigned ones on the list for me.