Sep. 3rd, 2014

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I started this post in 2005 to keep track of this life goal I have to read all of the Modern Library Top 100 Novels (yes, I know all the critiques of it, I'm not doing it because I agree they are the best 100 novels of the English language in the 20th century, but because it is a fun goal and provides a certain cultural and intellectual literacy that I have already benefited from). My Ancestry job has made it easier to listen to audiobooks and get back on track with the list, so I updated it and redated this post...

Thus far: 79/100

1. ULYSSES by James Joyce (2000)
2. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (high school)
3. A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce (November 2005)
4. LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov (2004)
5. BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley (high school)
6. THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner (August 2009)
7. CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller (October 2009)
8. DARKNESS AT NOON by Arthur Koestler (August 2009)
9. SONS AND LOVERS by D.H. Lawrence (high school)
10. THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (high school)
11. UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry (August 2014)
12. THE WAY OF ALL FLESH by Samuel Butler (March 2015
13. 1984 by George Orwell (high school)
14. I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves (September 2014)
15. TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf (July 2009)
16. AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Theodore Dreiser (December 2016)
17. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers (August 2005)
18. SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut (high school)
19. INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison (August 2014)
20. NATIVE SON by Richard Wright (September 2014)

Modern Library Top 100 Novels )


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