Like many other Facebook users, I took the bait and made a note for the "What does the BBC know?" meme. The instructions stated: "Apparently the BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?". When I read it I wondered about the utter randomness of the books on the list. It includes "Complete Works of Shakespeare" and then separately has "Hamlet." I could not reconoiter a rhyme or a reason for the books on the list. So I began googling and discovered that it seems to be impossible to track down this list Someone created it on a whim.
However, there is a BBC list of 100 books which exists. It is called "The Big Read" and according to the BBC:
In April 2003 the BBC's Big Read began the search for the nation's best-loved novel, and we asked you to nominate your favourite books.
Here is the real BBC list. Like the Facebook meme I have included
X for the books that I have read
/ for books that I started but did not finish
* for books that I would like to read
@ for books that I strongly disliked
I have never heard of Jacqueline Wilson, but she must be popular in Britain.
I have read 39 books on this list.