The Times decided what the Greatest 100 Books of all Time are. Or at least, while they have been in publication.
I've read 12 of the 100.
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
- The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
- Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
- 1984 by George Orwell
- A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Back in my wishing to impress days, I would have kept the list and checked out some of the titles to further pad my reading habits. Now I realize that the list is arbitrary (to a point) and my reading perference is no longer so cultured.
But it is still fun to compare.