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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Best 60 Books of the Last 60 Years, by the TIMES ONLINE

The Times Online has published the Top 60 Books of the Last 60 Years, and I thought that it would be neat to look through the list and see how many fo them I have read and maybe also used it as a list for future reads. I've put bolded the ones I've read. Any that I should pull to the top of the list?? If you click on the link above, the article has links to all of the reviews of all of the books. It is quite a good little resource.

1949 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
1950 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis
1951 The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
1952 Pigs Have Wings P. G. Wodehouse
1953 Casino Royale Ian Fleming
1954 Lord of the Flies William Golding
1955 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
1956 The Hundred and One Dalmatians Dodie Smith
1957 Doctor ZhivagoBoris Pasternak
1958 Our Man in Havana Graham Greene
1959 The Leopard Giuseppe di Lampedusa
1960 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
1961 Catch 22 Joseph Heller
1962 The Golden Notebook Doris Lessing
1963 The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
1964 Funeral in Berlin Len Deighton
1965 Dune Frank Herbert
1966 Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys
1967 Towards the End of the Morning Michael Frayn
1968 2001 Arthur C. Clarke
1969 The French Lieutenant’s Woman John Fowles
1970 Play it as it Lays Joan Didion
1971 Americana Don DeLillo
1972 Watership Down Richard Adams
1973 Crash J. G. Ballard
1974 Fear of Flying Erica Jong
1975 Salem’s Lot Stephen King
1976 Even Cowgirls get the Blues Tom Robbins
1977 A Scanner Darkly Philip K. Dick
1978 The World According to Garp John Irving
1979 Smiley’s People John le CarrĂ©
1980 Earthly Powers Anthony Burgess
1981 Lanark Alasdair Gray
1982 The House of the Spirits Isabel Allende
1983 Waterland Graham Swift
1984 Money Martin Amis
1985 Love in The Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1986 Tourist Season Carl Hiaasen
1987 More Die of Heartbreak Saul Bellow
1988 Mother London Michael Moorcock
1989 Sexing the Cherry Jeannette Winterson
1990 Get Shorty Elmore Leonard
1991 The Famished Road Ben Okri
1992 The Secret History Donna Tartt
1993 Trainspotting Irvine Welsh
1994 How Late it Was, How Late James Kelman
1995 Northern Lights Philip Pullman
1996Angela's AshesFrank McCourt
1997 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J. K. Rowling
1998 The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami
1999 Disgrace J. M. Coetzee
2000 The Blind Assassin Margaret Atwood
2001 The Corrections Jonathan Franzen
2002 Atonement Ian McEwan
2003 The Time Traveler’s Wife Audrey Niffenegger

2004 The Line of Beauty Alan Hollinghurst
2005 Twilight Stephenie Meyer
2006 The Road Cormac McCarthy
2007 A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini
2008 Netherland Joseph O’Neill
2009 The Little Stranger Sarah Waters

16/60, how pathetic. At least I have a list of new books to read!


smack416 said...

I find it interesting that of the 5 of these I've read, 1 of them was in the last year, and the rest in High School (or earlier for Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe).

What's particularly interesting is the 3 I read in high school were written in the 50s. I did not go to school in the 50s. And I wonder, does it really take 50 years to get a book on the school curriculum.

Seems odd that we're not reading more contemporary works. Though I suppose Martin Amis and Irvine Welsh are hardly PC enough for any standard curriculum.

Leesh said...

I am even more pathetic. I have read three of the 60. Two of the books I read because I had to in high school.

I might need to copy this list and make it a point to read more of the books on this list.


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