1984 by George Orwell...
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Good list though - I've read 21 of them so far and have about another dozen (at least) sitting on my shelf waiting to be picked out and read. And there are more on the list I had already decided I wanted to read. Best of luck with your challenge.
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Twenty-one so far. You're doing better than me. I figured if they appeared on three of the top lists they a probably worth reading.
THE ODYESSY -- Homer
THE ILIAD -- Homer
THE BEOWULF -- The
Venerable Bead or ?
SHAKESPEARE, but at
and I suspect that at
least one of the books
in that compilation of
books that has outsold
for all time called the
ART OF WAR
THE PRINCE (Machevelli)
THE BELL JAR (Sylvia
I don't know where you took your list from, but they need to know there was literature before the 18th century (I would have said the 19th century but you had Trisham Shandy and Robinson Crusoe in there. You missed
Of the above list, I have read 29 of them and have about 20 more on the shelf awaiting. Cannot force myself at my age to read something I cannot stand, so Joyce's ULYESSES will have to wait for my next life.
Here I'll stop to count the number of times to I used the word "list" in this post and then take a moment for "What, no Fahrenheit 451??"
Have a nice day,
Just to clarify this isn't my recommended list. I took the rankings from five different lists and mathematically averaged them out. I never said these were the ones that I would choose. Each one of these books appeared on at least three top lists. Not my list but lists like the New York Times, Radcliffe and other respected lists. You can see how I selected the books on
My Blog. The top books appeared on all six.
All I am saying is that if that they are probably worth reading so why not. I've read many books that would probably in my opinion be ranked above some of these. But that's not what the list was about. And how do I know unless I read them all.
Wow 48. That's great.
I know what you mean by avoiding the tyranny of lists. I put together the list for something else and as I was doing it the thought occurred to me that if the book appeared on at least three of the most respected lists that it would perhaps be worth reading.
It may not end up on my top 100, but how could I know if I didn't make the effort to read it.
As for what I have read: 42 if I counted correctly.
Sure enough it is. I read it the way I knew it was supposed to be and didn't realize the incorrect spelling. Thanks!