Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Best 60 books in the last 60 years (by Times Online)

I came across this blog and her post on the best 60 books in the last 60 years. She thinks that it's pathetic because she has read 16/60 but that's not bad considering I have read 3/60. I am posting this list andcrossing off the books I have read. I will make a point to try to read through this list (whenever I start reading again). I think what is stopping me from reading is my addiction to Nintendo DS and the Animal Crossing game I play on a daily basis. I must stop soon and and jump back on the reading bandwagon. Video games totally fry your brain.

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 Zhivago, Boris Pasternak
1958 Our Man in Havana, Graham Greene
1959 The Leopard, Giuseppe di Lampedusa
1960 To Kill a Mockingbir,d 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 Carré
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
1996 Angela's Ashes, Frank 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

How many of these books have you read?


Elisse said...

Wow, this is quite the list! Any idea which book you'll read next? I've wanted to read A Thousand Splended Suns and Angela's Ashes ...

deesolsarmi said...

6! or 7! i suck...

Steph said...


deesolsarmi said...

show off

sweetmarie said...

9..guess i better get reading!