Every year a chain of book stores in New Zealand publishes a list of top 100 books which has been voted for by the public. Being the bibliophile that I am always a little over excited when the new list comes out.
This year was no exception, I voted for favourites and went and picked up the new list when it came out so that I could mark off how many of the list I’d read (yes, I’m really that geeky).
So this is what I got from the 2012/13 list:
- I’ve read 51/100, I own another 6 which I’m yet to read and a number of entries are trilogies or series so it’s more than 51 individual books.
- The top 10 is different every year but no matter which ten books are in the top ten I’ve always read 8 – this never changes.
- Having series rather than individual books of popular series is kind of a fortunately/unfortunately situation for me if Game of Thrones was listed I would probably count it as I’ve read at least half of it but I can’t very well claim the series when I’ve read half the first book.
- I wonder how many other people count The Bible as a book they’ve read like I do – I’ve not read it cover to cover but I’ve read enough to know the main plot points
- 50 Shades of Grey is in the top 10 – I despair.