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Re-Visiting the Re-Reading List

The other day I posted about the books Brits are re-reading. At the time I could only find the top ten books in the list, but Anne has found the top twenty. Here, according to a recent survey, are the top twenty re-reads in the United Kingdom.

  1. The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
  2. Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
  3. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  4. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  6. 1984 by George Orwell
  7. Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  8. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  9. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  10. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  11. Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
  12. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
  13. Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews
  14. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  15. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  16. The Bible
  17. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  18. Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding
  19. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  20. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

I know this is rather sad, but there are many on this list that I haven’t read. There are two on the list I’ve never heard of and a few I’ll likely never read. A lot of the list is fantasy/sci fi and that just isn’t my reading area…perhaps time to change that.

2 comments to Re-Visiting the Re-Reading List

  • OK, you *have* to fess up about the ones you haven’t heard of. Is Good Omens one of them? I looked it up and it looks as if it might be amusing. I have a guess as to what the other one might be, but I might be way out there, so tell me!!!

  • As you thought, I’d never heard of Good Omens; unlike you, I haven’t even looked it up. The other one I’ve never heard of is Notes from a Small Island. All confessed up. ;-)

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