Enjoyment Rankings

I had this as a post before, but it makes more sense as its own page. Here are my rankings of the Time 100 Books list, arranged in the order of most enjoyed to least enjoyed. Entries with links go to my This Nerding Life review of the book in question. Entries without links are books I’d read before starting the Resolution Project at the beginning of 2011. Note that since the Dance to the Music of Time twelve book cycle is so big, it’s not on the list.

The Crying of Lot 49 (read before 2011)

The Big Sleep (read before 2011)

The Great Gatsby

Slaughterhouse Five (read before 2011)

Snow Crash (read before 2011)

Pale Fire


Infinite Jest

The Grapes of Wrath

Gravity’s Rainbow (read before 2011)

Animal Farm (read before 2011)

Watchmen (read before 2011)

Brideshead Revisited

I, Claudius

1984 (read before 2011)

Gone With the Wind

Lucky Jim

Atonement (read before 2011)

The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Catch-22 (read before 2011)

A Handful of Dust

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Neuromancer (read before 2011)

A Clockwork Orange

The Lord of the Rings (read before 2011)

The Corrections

The Blind Assassin


The Day of the Locust

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (read before 2011)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

All the King’s Men

Death Comes for the Archbishop

A Death in the Family

The Heart of the Matter

The Confessions of Nat Turner

At Swim-Two-Birds

Lord of the Flies (read before 2011)

The Catcher in the Rye (read before 2011)

American Pastoral

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

A Passage to India

The Adventures of Augie March

Dog Soldiers

The Berlin Stories


Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Appointment in Samarra



Blood Meridian

Go Tell it on the Mountain

The Death of the Heart

The Golden Notebook

The Assistant

Call It Sleep

An American Tragedy

The Man Who Loved Children

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