Looking Back, Part 3

I'm sure no one will have any trouble believing this, but I almost forgot that it was time to do a retrospective post. The last one was over two years ago, which is about as shameful as these things get when it comes to me and the lacklustre maintenance of this blog.

Top 100 So Far

This last set of ten books was an extremely rough go. The books from 80 to 71 were roughly as good as the previous set of ten, and definitely better than the combined ratings of the previous books. Fully half of the books this time around got 3/3 ratings. But despite a lot of highs, this set had the lowest low that I hope I'll see on The List, so low that I had to create the 0/3 rating for it. The remainder were 30% rated 2/3 and 10% rated 1/3.

Actually eff it, here's a table of all those ratings:

My graphic creation ability continues to be absolute garbage, two years on
So based on a quick look at the next ten books, I'm in for some good stuff, and hopefully won't take three years to read it all. Two of the books are even ones that I tend to call favourites when I have to pick, so I'm really looking forward to rereading them. Now, if I could just get to the library, I'd be right on track.

80. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh - 2/3
79. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster - 3/3
78. Kim by Rudyard Kipling - 3/3
77. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce - 0/3
76. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark - 2/3
75. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh - 3/3
74. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - 3/3
73. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West - 1/3
72. A House for Mr Biswas by V.S. Naipaul - 2/3
71. A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes - 3/3

Total Pages: 3449

Random/Romnovs So Far

I gave up on a sidebar because my web design skillz weren't up to the task, and instead created this handy page that accomplishes much the same thing.

R21. Persuasion by Jane Austen
R22. The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier
R23. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
R24. World War Z by Max Brooks
R25. The Magician King by Lev Grossman
R26. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
R27. Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire
R28. Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear
R29. The Long Walk by Richard Bachman
R30. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Total Pages: 4299

In past retrospectives I've listed the other books I was reading while I was reading the twenty books that I actually ended up blogging about. But this time I'm worried that the list would be obnoxiously long, plus I already gave you at least half of it in a Supplemental post.

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