The Classics



I'm reading The Grapes of Wrath right now. Somehow I missed that one in high school and figured now was a good a time as any. Actually, there are quite a few classics that I missed in ye' olde formative years. So I've decided to add some of those to my reading list. To help me decide, I'll refer to this list NPR put together of the best 100 novels of the last 100 years. I love a good list, don't you? Here's the top 25:

1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
2. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
4. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
5. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
6. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
7. Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner
8. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
9. Humboldt's Gift, Saul Bellow
10. A Passage to India, E.M. Forster
11. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
12. U.S.A. Trilogy, John Dos Passos
13. The Untouchable, John Banville
14. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
15. Rabbit at Rest, John Updike
16. All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
17. American Pastoral, Philip Roth
18. Beloved, Toni Morrison
19. The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
20. Of Human Bondage, W. Somerset Maugham
21. Light in August, William Faulkner
22. My Antonia, Willa Cather
23. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
24. A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines
25. Rabbit, Run, John Updike

I'm sad to say I've only read three of the top 25 (four, once I finish Steinbeck. Which will be in about 4 months as it is super long!) How'd y'all do? And what is your favorite classic novel?