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Max
Max 
2019-01-15, 07:47

Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century

I'm always a little surprised how  many people have a tendency to read recently published works at the expense of books which have stood the  test of time.  

I tend to prefer non fiction to fiction and therefore only familiar with around 10% of the books  on the following Top 100 Books of the 20th Century.  Are  there some obvious candidates missing from the list or that deserve a far different ranking than the team at Modern Library have selected?

http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-novels/

Emo
Emo 
2019-01-15, 17:20
#1

Where is James A Michener? I want some of his books on the list. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_A._Michener

The headline was not right. I miss a lot of other autors.

I have read som of the books on the list but perhaops more than some. Maybe I have read some of them in Swedish

My website: American version
Min hemsida: Svensk version

Leia
2019-01-15, 22:06
#2

I was shocked to not see 'To Kill a Mocking Bird' on the list! But I do remember reading  THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE by Muriel Spar, if I remember correctly its only a short one but I would definitely recommend giving it read!

All the best, Leia

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Niklas
2019-01-16, 11:32
#3

I was surprised to find that I had read some of the books on the list. 🙂 And happy to find one of my favorites, The elements of style, on the nonfiction list.


Best regards, Niklas 🎈

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