Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

I usually ignore these lists, but

11:09am, Jen emailed:
I came back thinking I had so many emails to respond to…glad it was just literary talk from you guys!
10:26am, Michael had emailed:
Subject: How many of these books have you read?
 
http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-novels/
Board’s List: 21-24 (and a half)

1. Ulysses (James Joyce) - Joyce class
2. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) - AP English
3. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce) - Joyce class
4. Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
5. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) - I read this after I saw the made-for-tv movie in 1998(?) (and then again in my dystopia class in college)
6. The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner) - AP English (Ingraham)
7. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) - AP English (Ingraham)
8. Darkness at Noon (Arthur Koestler) - AP Euro (MacDonough)
10. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) - AP English (Peterson?)
13. 1984 (George Orwell) - I think I read this on my own before my dystopia class in college
15. To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
18. Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
20. Native Son (Richard Wright) - I THINK I read this, and I have a visual memory of it being on the "summer reading list" shelves at the library
31. Animal Farm (George Orwell) - I think I read this on my own before my dystopia class in college
35. As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner) - I honestly can't remember .... I THINK I read this in college 'cause Joe was a big Faulkner fan
41. Lord of the Flies (William Golding) - AP English or some English class anyway
42. Deliverance (James Dickey) - AP English (Peterson)
45. The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway) - I honestly can't remember; I THINK we read this in AP English
61. Death Comes for the Archbishop (Willa Cather) - Ian
64. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
69. The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton) - that 1865-1914 English class with Thurston
80. Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
90. Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie) - from gishmi1ish
94. Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys) - Skarda's Telling and Retelling class

half credit for 96. Sophie's Choice (William Styron) - I started it on the plane back from Italy [August 2008] and have yet to finish it

Reader’s List: 32-34

2. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
4. The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) - when the first movie came out, I got the trilogy out from the library because I refused to see the movies without having read the books; I read it while on family vacation in the middle of nowhere and felt no need to ever engage with that world/story again
5. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) - 9th grade English
6. 1984 (George Orwell)
11. Ulysses (James Joyce)
12. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
13. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
14. Dune (Frank Herbert)
16. Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert Heinlein)
18. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
19. Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
20. Animal Farm (George Orwell)
22. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
23. Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
25. Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
30. The French Lieutenant's Woman (John Fowles) - Skarda's Telling and Retelling class
31. Beloved (Toni Morrison) - master's level Teaching Literature class at Smith
33. The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
34. Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
38. Wise Blood (Flannery O'Connor) - AP English (Peterson)
48. To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
51. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) - technically read TO me (by my mom, during one of our month-long family vacations)
53. The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
57. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)
59. Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
63. The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway) - maybe; see note above
67. As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner) - maybe; see note above
76. At Swim-Two Birds (Flann O'Brien)
77. Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
79. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
88. Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
90. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey) - MaryAlice was reading it in an extension school class and so I decided to read it
94. My Antonia (Willa Cather) - AP English (Lyons)
100. The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie) - Oxford summer seminar

10:32am, Christina emailed:
How about the Time list:
 
http://entertainment.time.com/2005/10/16/all-time-100-novels/slide/the-adventures-of-augie-march-1953-by-saul-bellow/#the-adventures-of-augie-march-1953-by-saul-bellow
[You wanna click on "view all" under the 1/114 arrows]

Critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo pick the 100 best English-language novels published since 1923—the beginning of TIME.

Their list is just alphabetical.

my total: 28-30

Animal Farm
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
At Swim-Two-Birds
Atonement - the year I was an SAA, it was the summer reading for Smith entering first years
Beloved
Brideshead Revisited
Catch-22
The Catcher in the Rye
Death Comes for the Archbishop
Deliverance
The French Lieutenant's Woman
The Grapes of Wrath
The Great Gatsby
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Lolita
Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Rings
Midnight's Children
Mrs. Dalloway - Skarda's Telling and Retelling class
Native Son
1984
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Possession
Slaughterhouse Five 
The Sun Also Rises - maybe; see above
Their Eyes Were Watching God - I think
To Kill a Mockingbird
To the Lighthouse
White Teeth - Oxford summer seminar
Wide Sargasso Sea
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