Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Top 20 of the last 10

Over at the literary blog, The Millions, they've counted down a list of the best fiction of the millennium (so far). Out of the 20 books listed, I've only finished Middlesex, Atonement and The Road, all of which were awesome. The top two books on the list, The Known World and The Corrections, I quit reading after about 50 pages. As for the rest of the list, I suppose at some point I'll read The Brief, Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao -- even though I can't stand footnotes -- and I've been dying to read Gilead. But beyond that, nothing jumps out at me.

Leaf Blowerers, have you read any of the books on the list? Any recommendations?


  1. I have only read Atonement. Loved it! I guess I have a lot of reading to catch up on!! Thanks for the list.

  2. I felt the same way about the Corrections, but if you get past that 50 page mark it gets very interesting. Although I admit I haven't finished it...

  3. Like Amy, I also have a lot of reading to catch up on. I have only read The Road and am looking forward to the movie!

  4. I read The Road and saw Atonement in theatres. "Why?" you ask.... Im still not sure...

  5. i loved every page of "brief wondrous life," and i'm sure you will too. you have it to look forward to.
    take care,