Saturday, May 19, 2012

Have YOU Read These?

So you've seen those top 100 lists of books to read before you die right? Well I was interested how many of them I'd actually read so far, so I hunted around for a list and found a pretty cool list at if you want to check it out. I only put the top ten here, but you can view all 100 at the link above.  Also, this is only one list of about a million that is online. I was rather taken back that I'd only read 15 of the 100, and I'd only heard of 45 of them. How do you fair?

1.  1984 by George Orwell, England, (1903-1950)

2.  A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, Norway (1828-1906)

3.  A Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert, France, (1821-1880)

4.  Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner, United States, (1897-1962)

5.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, United States, (1835-1910)

6.  The Aeneid by Virgil, Italy, (70-19 BC)

7.  Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Russia, (1828-1910)

8.  Beloved by Toni Morrison, United States, (b. 1931)

9.  Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doblin, Germany, (1878-1957)

10. Blindness by Jose Saramago, Portugal, (1922-24)

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