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message 2: by Chloe (new)

Chloe (countessofblooms) | 3 comments Nice, that's a handy way to keep track of things. That Non-Fiction list is going to take me a while to get through.


message 3: by Charity (last edited Mar 07, 2008 07:50AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) Oops...I forgot to post the non-fiction 'Reader's List' earlier. Sorry. Here it is:

Modern Library's 100 Best Books: Non-Fiction (Reader's List)


Good luck, Logan!!


message 4: by Chloe (new)

Chloe (countessofblooms) | 3 comments Meh, only some of these strike me as being interesting. I think I'm going to pick and choose from these lists rather than go for a full consumption. My to-read list is already over-flowing.


message 5: by David (last edited Apr 06, 2008 11:58PM) (new)

David (sfdavide) | 1 comments WOW I have only read three of the books on the lists: A Room With A view, The World According To Garp and The Stand. I better get going. I am going to add one of these books a month and add it to my other reading materials


message 6: by John (new)

John (jonti) It just goes to show... that either we have better taste than the board... that they have better taste than us... or maybe even [most likely] that it doesn't matter two hoots whether or not a book that you have read and love appears on a list.

We are all different and we all have different thoughts... even though we sometimes agree.

For the record I [Fiction Only] i have read 3 of the Boards books and 10 of the Readers Books.


message 7: by Linda (new)

Linda | 13 comments I've read 98 1/2 of the 100 Board's books - only half of Finnegan's Wake (ugh) and Ulysses to go ... so many of these books are not worth reading (Tropic of Cancer and Portnoy's Complaint come to mind), although a few are great and some that I would otherwise never have picked up are very good - A High Wind in Jamaica and I, Claudius being two examples. Many of them are depressing, and many have a very socialist slant, so if you mind politics in your books and you don't lean left, you may not like them. I don't care about that; I'm more about compelling stories and great writing in my literature.


message 8: by Caterina (new)

Caterina | 2 comments Has anyone finished Churchill's History?


message 9: by Linda (new)

Linda | 13 comments I finished them all in September. Ulysses was a breeze (and good) after Finnegan's Wake.


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