Okay, apparently this went around aeons ago, but I did it just the same. It's a (weird) list of 100 books--that the BBC doesn't think people have read more than a handful of (could I make that sentence more awkward?) I've read 44, which is more than I would have expected since I don't count myself a great reader. Interestingly I read most of them either a) in school or b). with the kids!
And what I'm reading these days--historical mysteries and Outlander and hospice/death and dying books--aren't on the list!
Mine are marked with an X; Mama's with an asterisk. We've overlapped in several places, which is perhaps not too surprising with our similar liberal arts educations (she has a liberal arts degree in computer science, not a BS.)
It's an odd list--the whole Bible and all of Shakespeare vs. Bryson's Notes on a Small Island? Bridget Jones's Diary and Middlemarch? Extra points for certain writers such as the Narnia series AND The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, plus all of Shakespeare and also Hamlet. And lots of Dickens and Austen. But no Homer or Virgil or Dante? It's not just English lit (Les Mis, 100 Years of Solitude) or 20th century. So why not Fielding? or Henry James? Or Twain? Or . . . or . . . or? And Dracula over Frankenstein?