Guys! I'm so proud of myself. The last time I wrote one of these posts was just over a year ago! And the previous one was just under a year before that! I'm pretty sure that this is the first time in the history of the blog that I've finished four decabooks so fast. I'm not sure if things are going to gcontinue at this pace given how I had to change my posting schedule earlier this year. But we'll see. Basically I'm just so excited by my progress lately. I'm excited to finish the project! The end isn't exactly in sight but there's a light at the end of the tunnel that I couldn't see five years ago, that's for sure.
A couple of firsts this time around! And I'm not necessarily happy about them.
First, this is where The List's shocking lack of women writers becomes really, really apparent. Each previous set of ten has included at least one book by a female author. This time there are zero female authors, plus also a twelve book series by a dude. I only read the first two books of that, though.
Second, I skipped a book! I never plan to do this again, but after how much I hated The Rainbow, I treated its sequel, Women in Love, as if both books had been one entry, and quit reading the duology after hating the first book. I went into this in more detail when I posted about Women in Love, and that post is linked below.
For the books I actually read the publication date skewed to 1934, although it would've gone higher if I'd made it through more of A Dance to the Music of Time.
As for my feelings about the books, things started out bad and got better as the numbers got lower. I can only hope that this trend will continue.
Have you missed my silly little summary table? Here it is:
50. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller - 1/3
49. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence - no rating
48. The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence - 1/3
47. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad - 1/3
46. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad - 2/3
45. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - 3/3
44. Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley - 2/3
43. A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell - 2.5/3
42. Deliverance by James Dickey - 3/3
41. Lord of the Flies by William Golding - 3/3
R51. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
R52. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
R53. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
R54. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
R55. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
R56. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
R57. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
R58. Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
R59. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
R60. The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector
And that's all for now. See you when I've finished reading another twenty books, and also many times between now and then.