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Es verdad que leer clásicos me hace feliz

19 July 2014

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leer clásicos austral

{leído en @Austral_ed}

Un desafío de la BBC inglesa que es en realidad una propuesta

11 July 2013

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


Gracias @BBCWorld y gracias @mattviews

Sigo, leo y estoy suscrito a los textos de un blogger que firma Matthew en su blog “A Guy´s Moleskine Notebook”. Me parece un gran lector. El pasado 9 de julio compartía el “desafío de lectura de la BBC” -BBC Reading Challenge-. Según esta entidad, la mayoría de la gente solo ha leído 6 libros del total de 100 obras elegidas de la Literatura Universal. Matthew señala que él mismo ha leído hasta hoy 52 libros de esa lista. Yo no paso de los 20 títulos. ¿Cuántos de estos libros ha leído usted? ¿No querrá leer alguno más de esta lista?

Este es el enlace del blog de Matthew:


BBC Reading Challenge, July 2013


1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (all) [I stopped at Book 5]

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee [First assigned reading in 9th grade]


6 The Bible [Read it cover-to-cover twice but haven’t touched it for years]

7 Wuthering Heights

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens [Another 9th grade read]


11 Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier [One of the best suspense/mystery books]


16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks [Meh…]

18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger [10th grade read. I remembered not knowing what the word “turd” meant then]

19 The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger [Didn’t really care for it]

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot [AP English assigned reading]


21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby — F Scott Fitzgerald [One of my favorite novels of all time]

23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams


26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck [Not my favorite of his. Like East of Eden much better]

29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame


31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy [My favorite Tolstoy]

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis

34 Emma – Jane Austen

35 Persuasion – Jane Austen


36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere

39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Willaim Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne


41 Animal Farm – George Orwell [Another 9th grade book]

42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown [Hard to imagine anybody who hasn’t read this one]

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabrial Garcia Marquez [Read it for two different classes in college]

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving

45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins [Another great mystery]


46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

47 Far from the Madding Crowd — Thomas Hardy

48 The Handmaids Tale – Margaret Atwood [Creepy and eclectic]

49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding

50 Atonement – Ian McEwan


51 Life of Pi – Yann Martell [Don’t really care for this one]

52 Dune – Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth  [Sitting on the shelf forever]


56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon [Overhyped]

57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens [My favorite Dickens]

58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

60 Love in the time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez


61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck [10th grade reading]

62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas


66 On the Road – Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

69 Midnight‘s Children – Salman Rushdie [I’m done with him after Satanic Verses]

70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville [never finished this one]


71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

72 Dracula – Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson

74 Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses – James Joyce


76 The Bell Jar – Sylivia Plath

77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal – Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession – AS Byatt


81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas – Charles Mitchell

83 The Colour Purple – Alice Walker

84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert


86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree collection – Enid blyton


91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

94 Watership Down – Richard Adams

95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole


96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare

99 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo [Only read the bridged edition]


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