Reading Lists

I came across two lists—the top 100 novels of the 20th century, first as selected by the editors of Modern Library ( a division of Random House) and then as selected by an online poll of readers.

I have read ten of the novels on the editors’ list and 13 on the readers’ list.

Amazingly, there are five Heinlein novels on the readers’ list that I have not read.  Here are the Heinlein novels that I have read, two of which are on the readers’ top 100 list:

Farmer in the Sky

Farnham’s Freehold

For Us, The Living:  A Comedy of Customs

Friday

Glory Road

Starman Jones

Stranger in a Strange Land

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

The Number of the Beast

Time Enough for Love

Tunnel in the Sky

Over the last several years, I have compiled a list of the novels that I can remember having read in my life.  I think everyone should do this.  You don’t need to remember them all at once.  I just remembered one tonight … that I read in 1978.

If that’s not up your alley, here are 10 Books Not To Read Before You Die.

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