Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Top 100 Books

Here are the Top 100 Books as rated by the Telegraph (thanks to Lauren for blogging about this). For some reason, I'm rather heartened that most of my favourite books are listed there (like the sublime Cloud Atlas), and that I've read 69 out of the 100, and the ones I haven't read, I probably will never get through (sorry, have tried to get into Moby Dick at least three times and never got past the first few chapters).

I have just started Great Expectations though - so in a few weeks (my reading pace has slowed down since a certain little friend arrived in our lives!) I can check 70 of the list!

The happiest inclusion for me must have to be The Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton. I still recall vividly the land of eat-all-you-want. That chapter partially shaped my world view. I mean... they got to have their seven cakes and eat them all!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

The Faraway Tree series were my favourite when I was about 8 so I was glad to see them there as well - it's amazing how often I still think of the characters, especially Moonface!