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March 01, 2009



I think I came in at 44...there aren't many on the list that I haven't read that I would like to read, but there are a few. I'd be interested to know what yours are.

Regarding the Da Vinci Code, I couldn't agree more. I wonder if they're just citing popular books, not necessarily good ones...


If I counted correctly I have read 47 of those, though a couple of them I didn't finish and 2 or 3 of them I wish I never even started. *blech*
Just like with the Shakespeare Complete Works + Hamlet, they also list C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia and also The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (which is the first part of the Narnia Chronicles).
And I agree about the preposterousness of The Da Vinci Code. A bit of a random list, if you ask me. ^.^


I'm at 30 1/2 (I couldn't, for the life of me, finish Moby Dick). There were 3 more I picked up and couldn't get past chapter one so I didn't count them, and I've seen the movie versions of about 10 more (yes, I know, not good enough, which is why I didn't count them).


Hahaha! The DaVinci code was tossed in simply because it's a contemporary bestseller, not to mention controversial. Yes, Brown's writing skill pretty much sux, but he sure understood marketability! I'm up at my place with the list. I count 63, but there are a few that sound pretty familiar. I didn't count them if I couldn't remember at least vaguely what they were about. Haha! Fun stuff!


I've read 68 of them - my list is up at I agree that it is a pretty random list - heavy on the "classics", but the newer stuff seems to have been plucked off someone's bookshelf.

Matthew James Didier

I saw that list... and immediately felt a tiny bit of my intellectual ego take wind thanks to a significant lacking of literary endeavours... well, according to The Beeb... and I agree, The DaVinci Code was just something to allow the masses to POSSIBLY say, "Ooo! I gots one!" (or at least say, "I saw the Tom Hanks flick, does that count?")

If they HAD to include that, they might as well included "The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail"... but only the pop-up version.


I take it this is NOT a 13 list. I've actually read some of these.

The Gal Herself

I only read 18. "I feel like a functional illiterate," she said, hanging her head in shame.

Damien Riley

Excellent List. Thanks for posting.


Very good list, I'll have to copy it & bold the one's I've read too.


I want to know who puts together these lists. I hated The Time Traveler's Wife. How we relate to books is so subjective.

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