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
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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