Looking Back, Part 4

Last time I did a retrospective post, it had been over two years since the previous one. This time it's been almost three. This time I'm also really serious in saying that it won't happen again. Hopefully you've noticed that the pace of my posting has gone up lately, and to be honest I'm actually almost all of the way through the next ten/twenty books, so pending some catastrophe, I'll be able to do the next one of these within a year *knock on wood*. As much as I've enjoyed many of the books (over one third of them, apparently!), I really am looking forward to finishing this project at some point. Here we are now at 40% complete, and I don't have any charts or graphs yet. Maybe next time.

Top 100 So Far

Once again I must note that this part of The List consisted of some low lows and some high highs. There are more 3/3s than ever before (6 out of 12—thanks to the presence of The Alexandria Quartet there are a couple of extras this time around), so things really do appear to be getting better. The 1/3s were really unenjoyable though, and every time I hit one of them, it leaves me with a sour feeling.

Proportionally there weren't as many 3/3s this time (down to 46% from 50%), and 1/3s were up to 15% from 10% last time. Of course, there was no Finnegans Wake, though, so that's a major improvement.

Here's an updated table:

70. The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durell - 2.33/3
69. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton - 3/3
68. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis - 3/3
67. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - 2/3
66. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham - 3/3
65. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - 3/3
64. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - 3/3
63. The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever - 1/3
62. From Here to Eternity by James Jones - 1/3
61. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather - 2/3

Total Pages: 3874

Random/Romnovs So Far

R31. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
R32. The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
R33. The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
R34. Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
R35. The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy
R36. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
R37. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
R38. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
R39. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
R40. Hotel by Arthur Hailey

Total Pages: 7606

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