Late last year I came across this list on Enterntainment Weekly‘s webiste. Called “The New Classics” it highlights what they consider to be the 100 best books published between 1983 and 2008. I love lists such as this as it gives me not only new ideas for the TBR List but also shows me where my interests stack up against those of critics or other readers. Sometimes that can be quite humbling!
Out of the hundred, I’ve only read eight:
1. The Road (Cormac McCarthy, 2006)
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J. K. Rowling, 2000)
9. Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier, 1997)
11. Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer, 1997)
36. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt 1996)
92. Presumed Innocent (Scott Turow, 1987)
94. Fast Food Nation (Eric Schlosser, 2001)
96. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown, 2003)
I currently own another seventeen as eBooks, although the only one I’m really ancious to read soon is #67 — The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (yes, I finally tracked it down following two years of perusing local bookshops and asking friends). Should I attempt to read the others?