I posted this on Facebook but it occurred to me that I should post it here, as you lot are sadly more literate than most of my friends and family . . .
Due to my occupation (English teacher) and the fact that I’m not getting any younger, I’ve recently been thinking about the greatest novels of all time and which ones I have and haven’t read. I have been looking at different critical lists trying to determine what most people think are the top 10 greatest novels. This is what I came up with, in random order:
- Great Gatsby
- Huckleberry Finn
- Moby Dick
- Anna Karena
- War and Peace
- In Search of Lost Time
I have read 1-4, but not the rest. I want to try to complete the whole list, starting with War & Peace, since my son has a copy of that already. Thoughts? What have you read? What do you think should or should not be on the list?