All-Time 100 Novels

Here is TIME Magazine's All-Time 100 Novels (got this link from Loryces).

The books I've read from the list:

Animal Farm I read this in high school for a term paper. Learned the eternal truth: "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others."

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret The best book to read during the awkward pre-teen years, when you're too old to be a child and to young to be a teenager. It touches on religion and sex in an honest, matter-of-fact way.

I love other Judy Blume books like Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself, Blubber, Just as Long as We're Together, Then Again, Maybe I Won't and Tiger Eyes.

The Catcher in the Rye The ultimate angst novel. Enough said.

Gone with the Wind An epic love story between the bratty Scarlett and brash Rhett. The ultimate historical romantic novel.

The Lord of the Flies Again, for a term paper in high school. Forgot the gory details. This book preceded Survivor and Lost but has the same themes (almost) -- survival of the fittest in a strange island.

The Lord of the Rings Okay okay, I admit it -- haven't finished the first one, the The Fellowship of the Rings. But I have the books, and they're on my to-do list :)

The books I've been curious about ever since (again, from the list):

A Clockwork Orange This was made into a movie right?

The French Lieutenant's Woman Mala - choose-your-own adventure daw 'to?

The Grapes of Wrath If I really want to be depressed [The Pearl truly saddened me :( ]

The Great Gatsby Curious about the roaring 20's setting.

Invisible Man Had a high school classmate read this for a term paper -- curious about it ever since.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Yes, kill me, haven't read any Narnia books yet.

Lolita I think I need to read this first before watching the movie versions [1997 by Adrian Lyne and 1962 by Stanley Kubrick].

Neuromancer One of the first books to mention the word cyberspace. Cool.

1984 Did you know this is the book with the original Big Brother?

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest One of those must-read classic novels that I haven't gotten around to reading.

To Kill a Mockingbird Again, another must-read classic.

The Sound and the Fury Ooooh... Faulkner. Haven't tried reading any of his books yet.

Slaughterhouse-Five Oooh, and Vonnegut's books too. Must have time to read up on those.

Mrs. Dalloway I think a good book to start with my exploration of Virginia Woolf.


I guess I have my reading list made for the rest of my life haha. Gawin na rin nating parang wish-list ito para sa Pasko hehehe.


I used to devour books when I was young. I would buy used books with my allowance, and when I finish those, I'd read my father's books. And pag nagsawa ako doon, I'd even read my little sisters' books!

Now, the only book I've read are those ebooks in the office during the rare moments that I don't have work. Sigh. I need to get back into my reading mode -- lalo na ngayon na there are countless coffeeshops to park my ass, order a scalding venti latte, and turn the pages ever so slowly as I enter the writer's imaginary world.

Read up peeps! TIME just gave us a great reading list for life! Enjoy :D

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