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All-Time 100 Novels

Time Magazine has a list of “the 100 best English language novels from 1923 to the present”. Em listed which of the books she’d actually read…so I thought I’d do the same!

  1. All the King’s Men (read for an English lit criticism class in college)
  2. Animal Farm (read sophomore year of high school)
  3. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret (read on my own sometime when I was in middle school I think)
  4. Beloved (read for “The Woman Writer” class in college; best Toni Morrison book I ever read)
  5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (read on my own when I was in grade school)
  6. Lord of the Flies (read senior year of high school)
  7. The Lord of the Rings (okay, technically I’ve only read Fellowship and the first few chapters of Two Towers)
  8. 1984 (read senior year of high school)
  9. The Sun Also Rises (read for an American Lit class in college)
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird (read freshman year of high school)
  11. Wide Sargasso Sea (read for “The Woman Writer” class in college)

Yeah, I need to read more. College forced me to read loads of good books. Too bad I don’t have that kind of motivation anymore. (Also too bad I don’t have my books anymore…)