Monday, August 10, 2009

Top 100

I have decided to make my way through Guardian's Top 100 Books You Can't Live Without.

You can find the list here.

I had planned to go in order and start with Pride and Prejudice, but the library didn't have it so I skipped to Jane Eyre. I still plan to go somewhat in order, but may have to do a little rearranging from time to time.

I'm not very far in Jane Eyre yet, but am really liking it so far. I haven't really read many of the "classics", so I'm excited to get some of them in my repretoire.

I like this list a lot because there is a good variation of genres as well as some new books and some old.

I do plan to skip The Complete works of Shakespeare (because there are way too many and I don't know what the heck he is talking about half the time....I may take a friend's advice and read Shakespeare for Dummies as a replacement) and the Bible (because I already read it regularly).

Have you read any good books lately? Wanna join me on the journey through "the list"?


Anonymous said...

I love that list. I have it printed out and saved on my computer so I can use it as inspiration when I have the time to read!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

That sounds like a great idea! I'm reading through a goal of 100 books by January. I'm reading "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens and it's really good. :)

Just stumbled on your blog!

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Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven said...

OH, and thanks for this list. I have read many there, but I'm going to go order some more to read right now!

Mrs. Southern Bride, Great Expectations is one of my favorite books in the whole world!