Arts What Books the Brits Can’t Live Without
posted by March 1 at 14:00 PMon
It can’t be helped. I’m drawn to lists. Here’s a new one: An organization called World Book Day—which is, uh, today, as you probably don’t know—has conducted a survey of 2,044 people in the UK to find out the books “they can’t live without.” The Guardian published the list today.
At the very top? Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. The fourth? Freakin’ Harry Potter, which beats out the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Catcher in the Rye, Anna Karenina, The Great Gatsby, Alice in Wonderland, etc., etc.
And don’t get me started on Moby Dick’s position on the list versus Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code’s.