Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Modern Library Top 100

Oh, Modern Library...

Let me just start by saying, I know that I am a well read person.
I know that I am open to any and all literature and feel comfortable recommending to readers of all types. I am educated. I know my shit...I mean, stuff.

Then why does this bloody Modern Library Top 100 List
hang over me like
a giant fricking boulder?

No, I don't have an English degree.
No, I didn't graduate from college.

And because my high school English classes were taught by the football coach, we only read The Scarlet Letter. (I'm pretty sure it was only because he didn't want us to be having sex and that was the way he could lecture us all about it).
But I am good enough and smart enough and darnit, people do like me.

And I am going to conquer you once and for all persnickety
You-are-nothing-if-you-have-not-read-this list, you.

How many? I don't know. But some will be read this year, by golly.

Because seriously, 9 books read total? That is just lame sauce.

The Board's List The Reader's List
(4 read) (5 read)

Anyone with me?

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I took a look at the list(s) and I'm reading many of them for Jillian's (A Room of One's Own) The Classics Club. Yes, we are worthy, Michelle. We will read them all. =O)

Incidentally, I've only read three off of each list. =O(

Ryan said...

I have already read nine of them too. Most of the Readers list. I do notice the abundance of Ayn Rand on that list though.

Lisa said...

I've read 10 from The Board's List and 17 from The Reader's List but still that's pretty pathetic. Now there are some on there that I have no interest in reading...ever. But one of the reasons I'm doing The Classics Club is to try to knock some of these off.

Christine said...

I've only read 6 from The Board's List and 8 from The Reader's List. That includes several books that are listed on both lists.

There are a few books on both lists (although mainly The Reader's List) that I'd still like to read some day, but the others? Eh. Doesn't bother me that I haven't or may never read them.

Paula Calvanico said...

I read a couple, ya know the usual school fair stuff, Catcher, To Kill A Mocking Bird. We are not pathetic, quite frankly I thought Catcher In The Rye sucked big time. What one decides is a classic doesn't make it so. They're just stuffy snobs anyhow. I do think I might give The Haunting Of Hill House a go though.

I'll tell you what, I bookmarked the page and I will try to give some a shot that really snag me and let you know how I do :)

Tomes Devotee

Tales of Whimsy said...

You go girl! You are bright brave soul! *high five*

Kate the Book Buff said...

I've read 18 of the books on the lists, not much but not terrible for a highschool grad I guess. I have been more motivated to read more classics lately. Right now I'm smack dab in the middle of Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island. It's pretty dang good! Good luck with the list.

-Kate the Book Buff
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