Thursday, April 8, 2010
The Reed Sisters' Magnificent Book Quest
I've been a major slacker on the blog so I decided to recruit my sister Heather to help me out. We've decided to start a book project based on the Modern Library's list of the best 100 novels.
"Why the Modern Library list?" you ask.
"Why the hell not?" we reply.
The modern library actually has two best novel lists; the editor's list and the reader's list. The Reed Sisters cut a bunch of junk books out of the reader's list then combined the leftovers with the editor list. We will use a random number generator to pick each book and once we've finished reading we'll blog about the book together. For those of you who knew us when we were kids -- do not be alarmed. Heather and I have learned to work together without hurting each other.
We've just started the first novel, OF HUMAN BONDAGE by W. Somerset Maugham (no Heather, this is NOT a dating manual).
If anyone wants to play along, the next few books in order are:
LORD JIM by Joseph Conrad
APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA by John O'Hara
I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves
THE STUDS LONIGAN TRILOGY by James T. Farrell
THE RAINBOW by D.H. Lawrence