J.R.R. Tolkein

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Reblog this and bold the titles you’ve read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkein
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
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
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo 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 Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles 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
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
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia 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 – David Mitchel
83 The Color 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 and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

17/100

not too bad, I own a lot of these so I will be able to improve on the list

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Reblog this and bold the titles you’ve read.

  • 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • 2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkein
  • 3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

  • 4 Harry Potter series
  • 5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • 6 The Bible

  • 7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  • 8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

  • 9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

  • 10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

  • 11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
  • 12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

  • 13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

  • 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare not the complete works
  • 15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

  • 16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  • 17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

  • 18 Catcher in the Rye
  • 19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger

  • 20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

  • 21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

  • 22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  • 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

  • 29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

  • 30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

  • 31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

  • 32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

  • 33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis (not all of them because my 5th grade teacher yelled at me)

  • 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 Bernieres

  • 39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  • 40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

  • 41 Animal Farm – George Orwell

  • 42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  • 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • 44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving

  • 45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

  • 46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

  • 47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

  • 48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

  • 49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  • 50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
  • 51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel

  • 52 Dune – Frank Herbert

  • 53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

  • 54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

  • 55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

  • 56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • 57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles 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
  • 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

  • 70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville

  • 71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

  • 72 Dracula – Bram Stoker

  • 73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • 74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson

  • 75 Ulysses – James Joyce

  • 76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia 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 – David Mitchel

  • 83 The Color 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 and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

  • 100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Total: 28!
I feel like making this into a tag meme so I’ll tag @boat-face-mcgee @valerivscorvus @halfofagrapefruit @geekheretic @archistratego @illuminosity @iluminacje @viendiletto

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. 

  • 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • 2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkein
  • 3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  • 4 Harry Potter series
  • 5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • 6 The Bible
  • 7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  • 8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
  • 9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
  • 10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  • 11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
  • 12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  • 13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  • 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare 
  • 15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  • 16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  • 17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
  • 18 Catcher in the Rye
  • 19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger
  • 20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
  • 21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  • 22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  • 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
  • 29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • 30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
  • 31 Anna Karenina – Leo 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 Bernieres
  • 39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  • 40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
  • 41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
  • 42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  • 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • 44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
  • 45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  • 46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
  • 47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  • 48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • 49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  • 50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
  • 51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  • 52 Dune – Frank Herbert
  • 53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  • 54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  • 55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  • 56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • 57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles 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
  • 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
  • 70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  • 71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  • 72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • 73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • 74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
  • 75 Ulysses – James Joyce
  • 76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia 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 – David Mitchel
  • 83 The Color 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 and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  • 100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

total: 38 

The Morgul Vale

There seemed to be great blackness looming slowly out of the East, eating up the faint blurred stars.

‘I am too late. All his lost. I tarried on the way. All is lost. Even if my errand is performed, no one will ever know. There will be no one I can tell. It will be in vain.’

Overcome with weariness he wept.

The Lord of the Rings:  The Two Towers, J. R. R. Tolkein

*****

Castiel didn’t die.

He didn’t.

Dean looked up to the sky, face pale, flecked with blood, tears forming in his eyes.  A raindrop fell down and smashed against his forehead.  Just one raindrop, the first of many.

Castiel didn’t die.  He didn’t.  This body, these burned wings, these belong to a double, a false-Castiel, a Castiel from the other timeline.

He didn’t die.  This is a trick.  Lucifer behind it, maybe.  Cruel and heartless and smirking, Lucifer.  ‘How do like that Dean.  How does it feel that I killed your boyfriend?’    

Castiel didn’t die.  He couldn’t have, he couldn’t… He loved you and he told you he loved you and he never knew.  You never told him back, you stupid, sorry, son of a bitch.  The tears in Dean’s eyes start to fall, with the rain.    

This is a shapeshifter, shifted to Castiel’s form to mock Dean, to punish him for the deaths of so many of its kind.  This is a dream, a djinn from another alternate universe that shows not what a heart desires, but what it fears the most.  He only has to wake up.  He only has to…

He shakes his head, face now wet with rain and tears that stream off with the motion.  His hair is heavy and plastered to his forehead.  

It’s not.  It can’t be.  Castiel isn’t dead.  He’s pretending, Gabriel painted his wings on the rock with pop rocks he dyed black, a stupid joke, a ruse.  To draw Lucifer out?  To lull the nephilim?  Just to be a dick, Gabriel would do this, he’s such an asshole, he would…  Castiel’s going to stand up any second now, he’s going to open his eyes and then narrow them; he’s going to stretch his jaw and open his mouth and say “Hello, Dean.”  

And Dean’s going to fall to his knees and take Castiel in his arms, take the back of Castiel’s head in one hand and wrap his other around his waist, underneath that goddamn trenchcoat, where Castiel’s body– where Castiel will still be warm.  He’ll pull him close, so close that he’ll only have to whisper.  “I love you,” will be the first words that Dean says.  The last words he says for a while.  “I love you goddammit, I love you so goddamn much.”

…And you never told him.

Dean’s hands grasp open and closed on nothing, on air that is too cold, on air that is black.  He died and he never knew and now he never will, you useless, broken…

It’s a witch, it’s a spell, he fucking hates witches.  One somewhere was about to die and she could only survive if she took the life of someone else.  All he has to do is find her, and kill her, and he’ll get Castiel back, Cas, his angel.  

Not yours.  Because you never told him.  Because you were afraid, you were a coward.  He LOVED you, you fucking asshole.  

The tears are coming harder than the rain, now.  Even though it’s not… it can’t be real, it can’t be.  He’s seen visions of the past before, and the future.  The past can’t be changed but the future can; Castiel didn’t have to become a drug addict, Sam didn’t have to say ‘yes’ to Lucifer, Dean didn’t have to become a brittle shell of himself living in an armed encampment and throwing his life away like it didn’t matter. (It doesn’t matter).  This, this must be the future. He can change it.  He has changed the future before.  He can change it, he can, and then he can tell Castiel.  He can say it, he can finally say it.  “I love you Cas,” it will be so easy, and then Castiel will finally know.  

He looks up at the sky again, face contorted into an anguished twist.  Chuck can come back, Chuck is God, he can do anything.  Even if Castiel is dead, even if those really are his wings, his beautiful wings, God, Dean never got to touch them, not even once, but Chuck can come back, he can fix it, he can do anything.  Even Death, or Amara; they could come back, they could fix it.  He could call them, he knows how.  He could take on the Mark again, he could make taquitos again, he could…

His knees hit the dirty, stony ground where Castiel’s wings are burnt out around him.  He didn’t even notice he was falling.  

AO3

Roots of Your Craft 30-Day Challenge - Day 20

20. What are your general thoughts about newer magical traditions such as pop culture spells, and technowitchery?

Sorgae can be said as having elements of Pop-Occulture, since we work with and accept the validity of Familiars and other spirit companions who come to us from modern media. My Initiating High Priest considers J.R.R. Tolkein’s work to be of value as a valid mythology. We’ve found parallels and convinient terms for our pantheon’s narratives and mythology in movies, books, TV shows, and video games.

Personally, most TechnoWitchery doesn’t appeal to me. I even feel hinky using a lighter instead of matches in ritual, or playing music on a stereo, or having a pen and notebook in sacred space. But I’m perfectly fine with printed-out ritual scripts in plastic page protectors. *shrug* I think emoji spells and image meme spells (like Money/Lucky Cat/Dog/Frog/etc.) are very creative, and are simple, more universal ways to go about generating group Magick.

How many have you read?

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Reblog this and bold the titles you’ve read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkein
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
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
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina – Leo 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 Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding

50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles 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
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
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia 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 – David Mitchel
83 The Color 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 and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo


I think that’s 56

February Book Photo Challenge

Day 8 - Favorite Genre

Fantasy is my favorite genre. Especially urban fantasy with a touch of supernatural.

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

The Harp of the Grey Rose by Charles De Lint

Death Masks by Jim Butcher

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein

How many have you read?

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Reblog this and bold the titles you’ve read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkein
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye

19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
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
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo 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 Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel

52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles 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
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
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia 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 – David Mitchel
83 The Color 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 and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo


That’s 49 books @oldvictoria 

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Reblog this and bold the titles you’ve read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkein
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
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
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo 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 Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles 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
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
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia 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 – David Mitchel
83 The Color 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 and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo