I’m a teenager who’s decided to broaden my literary knowledge by reading the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels.
I am going to read all 100 (actually 121 including two trilogies, two tetralogies, and one series of 12) books in the Modern Library’s list, along with all of the books in the Radcliffe Publishing Course’s Rival 100 Best Novels list that are not in the Modern Library’s list. This comes out to 176 novels/novellas/short stories. Since this will take a while, I don’t have a time limit, however I will post how many hours of reading time it takes me and a short, non-spoiler, plot summary and a review. I will start with 100 and go to 1 (except for THE RAINBOW and WOMEN IN LOVE, numbers 48 and 49 respectively, since WOMEN IN LOVE is a sequel to THE RAINBOW) and then go from the lowest to highest in the Radcliffe list. I will not analyze beyond the obvious themes, because frankly, if I am going to read 176 of the world’s greatest books (don’t make me write novels/novellas/short stories again) I don’t want to delve into the most complicated crevices of understanding the books.
My twitter can be found at https://twitter.com/#!/aroundtheML and I will post every time I have a new book review, and maybe random posts.