Friday, 20 April 2007

10 books the nation cannot live without

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the World Book Day, a survey was conducted in UK to find the ten books the nation cannot live without. Here're the results:

1) Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 20%
2) Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien 17%
3) Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte 14%
4) Harry Potter books – J K Rowling 12%
5) To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee 9.5%
6) The Bible 9%
7) Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte 8.5%
8) 1984 – George Orwell 6%
9) His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 6%
10) Great Expectations – Charles Dickens 0.55%

Interesting to see the bible down at sixth eh? Ah well, keepin that aside, how many of those books have you read? I've read the Harry Potter books & His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. Both of them are absolute crackers I tell ya, & I'll post about them sometime later. Who else finds the lack of a William Shakespear novel surprising? I certainly am, not that I'm a big fan of those in all honesty, but no one can deny that the bloke's got class! Anyway, I'd like some feedback from you all, let me know about some of the above books if you've read them.

5 comments:

nass said...

the Bible huh?

we can surely live without that one :)

Control Freak said...

what i meant is dat the UK is a country where the majority are devoted christians. won't u feel surprised if, say u're british?

nass said...

'the' nation, huh. I thought it was 'a' nation :)

anywez, I think if they knew what was inside the Bible, it wouldn't be that popular, even in UK.

aesha said...

i read no 2,5 and 9...must say 5 was the first buk i ever read..very creepy and stil its one fo my fav

Control Freak said...

nass
i knw what ur tryin to say, but i just found it highly amusin that books like harry potter are more popular than the bible. maybe ppl are startin to see the truth. after all, it was initially written by the same ppl who claimed dat the earth is flat...