Monday, April 21, 2008

Uncultured

I'm feeling a little uncultured today so I thought I'd post the 100 Greatests! (yes new word!)

100 Greatest books (according to Nicholas Whyte in 2003 - his take on the BBC Big Read)

legend: black=Read, red = not read, green=on my book shelf!
  1. The Lord Of The Rings, JRR Tolkien
  2. Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen
  3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman (read 1 of 3)
  4. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  5. Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, JK Rowling
  6. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  7. Winnie-the-Pooh, AA Milne
  8. 1984, George Orwell
    • The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, CS Lewis
    • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
    • Catch 22, Joseph Heller
    • Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
    • Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
    • Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
    • The Catcher In The Rye, JD Salinger
    • The Wind In The Willows, Kenneth Grahame
    • Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
    • Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
    • Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
    • War And Peace, Leo Tolstoy
    • Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell
    • Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
    • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
    • Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling (12/09)
    • The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
    • Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
    • A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
    • Middlemarch, George Eliot
    • The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
    • Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
    • The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
    • One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
    • The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
    • David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
    • Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
    • Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
    • Persuasion, Jane Auste
    • Dune, Frank Herbert (hated this one... tried 3 times)
    • Emma, Jane Austen
    • Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
    • Watership Down, Richard Adams
    • The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
    • The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
    • Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
    • Animal Farm, George Orwell
    • A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
    • Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
    • Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
    • The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
    • The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
    • The Stand, Stephen King
    • Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
    • A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
    • The BFG, Roald Dahl
    • Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
    • Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
    • Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
    • Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
    • Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
    • A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
    • The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
    • Mort, Terry Pratchett
    • The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
    • The Magus, John Fowles
    • Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (loved this one!)
    • Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
    • Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
    • Perfume, Patrick Süskind
    • The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
    • Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
    • Matilda, Roald Dahl
    • Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
    • The Secret History, Donna Tartt
    • The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
    • Ulysses, James Joyce
    • Bleak House, Charles Dickens
    • Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
    • The Twits, Roald Dahl
    • I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
    • Holes, Louis Sachar
    • The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
    • Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
    • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
    • Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
    • Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
    • Magician, Raymond E. Feist
    • On The Road, Jack Kerouac
    • The Godfather, Mario Puzo
    • The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
    • The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
    • The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
    • Katherine, Anya Seton
    • Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer (hated this one .... tried 3 times)
    • Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
    • Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
    • The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
    • Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
    Woohoo - only 80 books left to read! LOL!

    100 Greatest movies that I haven't seen (stolen from AmyDe in one of her Februarywho stole it from someone else! LOL!)

    legend:
    black=seen, red = never seen

    1. Citizen Kane (1941)
    2. The Godfather (1972)
    3. Casablanca (1942)
    4. Raging Bull (1980)
    5. Singin' In The Rain (1952)
    6. Gone With The Wind (1939)
    7. Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
    8. Schindler's List (1993)
    9. Vertigo (1958)
    10. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
    11. City Lights (1931)
    12. The Searchers (1956)
    13. Star Wars (1977)
    14. Psycho (1960)
    15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    16. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    17. The Graduate (1967)
    18. The General (1927)
    19. On The Waterfront (1954)
    20. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
    21. Chinatown (1974)
    22. Some Like It Hot (1959)
    23. The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
    24. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    25. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
    26. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
    27. High Noon (1952)
    28. All About Eve (1950)
    29. Double Indemnity (1944)
    30. Apocalypse Now (1979)
    31. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    32. The Godfather Part II (1974)
    33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    34. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
    35. Annie Hall (1977)
    36. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
    37. The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
    38. The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
    39. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    40. The Sound Of Music (1965)
    41. King Kong (1933)
    42. Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
    43. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
    45. Shane (1953)
    46. It Happened One Night (1934)
    47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    48. Rear Window (1954)
    49. Intolerance (1916)
    50. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
    51. West Side Story (1961)
    52. Taxi Driver (1976)
    53. The Deer Hunter (1978)
    54. M*A*S*H (1970)
    55. North By Northwest (1959)
    56. Jaws (1975)
    57. Rocky (1976)
    58. The Gold Rush (1925)
    59. Nashville (1975)
    60. Duck Soup (1933)
    61. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
    62. American Graffiti (1973)
    63. Cabaret (1972)
    64. Network (1976)
    65. The African Queen (1951)
    66. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
    67. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
    68. Unforgiven (1992)
    69. Tootsie (1982)
    70. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    71. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    72. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    73. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
    74. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
    75. In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
    76. Forrest Gump (1994)
    77. All The President's Men (1976)
    78. Modern Times (1936)
    79. The Wild Bunch (1969)
    80. The Apartment (1960)
    81. Spartacus (1960)
    82. Sunrise (1927)
    83. Titanic (1997)
    84. Easy Rider (1969)
    85. A Night At The Opera (1935)
    86. Platoon (1986)
    87. 12 Angry Men (1957)
    88. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    89. The Sixth Sense (1999)
    90. Swing Time (1936)
    91. Sophie's Choice (1982)
    92. Goodfellas (1990)
    93. The French Connection (1971)
    94. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    95. The Last Picture Show (1971)
    96. Do The Right Thing (1989)
    97. Blade Runner (1982)
    98. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
    99. Toy Story (1995)
    100. Ben-Hur (1959)

    Woohoo - only 87 movies left to see! LOL!

    2 comments:

    aart hilal said...

    Hello!

    I'm a big fan of Paulo Coelho! You will love this! He's the first best-selling
    author to be distributing for free his works on his blog:
    www.paulocoelhoblog.com


    Have a nice day!

    Aart

    Grumpy said...

    Thank you Aart.... I'm hooked! LOL!