Here is a really cool link to a NYT page that lists the original Modern Library choices, and provides, when available, a link to the original review in the New York Times from when the book was first published. Very interesting! www.nytimes.com/library/books/072098best-novels-list.html
Here's how many I've read (not a lot, but there are many on each of the lists that I want to read):
Most of the books I've read on those lists were required readings for school and, maybe because of that, I didn't enjoy them much. But I noticed the Great Gatsby was very high on all the lists (#1, #2, & #13).
Last Read: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Currently Reading: Inferno by Dan Brown
TBR (tentative): Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig
RBC: Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley 1984 by George Orwell SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger
reader's list total : 10 1984 by George Orwell THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner FARENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury
Radcliffe's total: 8 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger The Lord of the Flies by William Golding 1984 by George Orwell Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
As you can see from my lists the books I have read were mainly on all the lists, but I liked Radcliffe's too I think. There was a lot more variety in his I thought.
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." Oscar Wilde.
THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller SONS AND LOVERS by D.H. Lawrence SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E.M. Forster THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys
Reader's list: 18
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell GRAVITY'S RAINBOW by Thomas Pynchon SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov FIFTH BUSINESS by Robertson Davies THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London FARENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Lord of the Flies by William Golding Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Charlotte's Web by E.B. White Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Animal Farm by George Orwell The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway The Call of the Wild by Jack London A Room with a View by E.M. Forster The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton The Jungle by Upton Sinclair The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum The Awakening by Kate Chopin Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Modern Library: 3 (Light in August, Catcher in the Rye and The Call of the Wild) Radcliff: 10 (the three above + To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, Winnie the Pooh, Gone with the Wind, Lord of the Rings, Lady Chatterly's Lover and the Wind in the Willows.) Reader: 3 (the three same as in modern library)
As usual it seems that I'm reading all the wrong books;)
Last read: Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank Reading now:Naked Lunch by William Burroughs Next read: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Post by always reading on May 20, 2007 8:41:37 GMT -5
Modern Library: 4 Reader's: 6 Radcliffe: 7 i have some of the books on the list, and they're on my TBR list, but i've seen some in the store, or library and they dont interest me, like stephen king... just not my type