I was reading a whole lot while I was sick ( I really still am, but I can function now), and managed to work my way through a few books. I had started E.M. Forster’s “A Passage to
The list I’ve been reading off of was one I got in ninth grade. My ninth grade teacher (one of my favorite teachers ever, who formerly taught at a private school and would strike you 30 points for a comma splice) passed this list out from a copy of the New York Times, where it first appeared. It’s now on the Random House website, and I thought I’d list it. All the readers (all three of them) have a copy of this list I think, but it still makes me feel important to post it here, so here it is: http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html
I’ve read about 26 or 27 on the list now, and have been impressed by most of them, and have started some others that I have NOT been able to finish (and I obviously didn’t count those). Anyway, here it is, and let me know your preference. Oh, there’s also a “reader’s list” next to it, which was just based on votes and it’s interesting to see the similarities and differences between the two. Enjoy.