|Pictured above: William Faulkner, |
judging me harshly.
And now I'm on a reading roll. So I'm feeling inspired to tackle one of the American classics -- a great work of American literature I've always meant to read, and maybe started, but never actually finished (hence the title of this post). Soooo, even though it's kind of embarrassing to admit I've never read all these, please weigh in to comment and vote which classic I should tackle. Then I PROMISE to finish it. I'll blog about whether or not it stinks. If it does, I hold you highly accountable. Just kidding.
I decided to use this list -- http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-novels/ and pick the ones that (1) I have heard of/have always meant to read (2) haven't read and (3) are by American authors. I'm not sure why I limited it to American novels. OK I do know why and it's because I don't want to have to read a nine thousand page Russian novel or one of those fussy British books about dukes and ladies who wear hats or whatever. Those hat-ladies will kill my reading groove! Haha. Just kidding. Not really. Anyway please vote by commenting for your favorite/whichever you think is the greatest, and NOT which one you think I'll hate the most just because you want to see me suffer/ are a sadist ;)
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
As I lay Dying by William Faulkner (I don't think I've ever read any Faulkner except for maybe some short stories?)
Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
I'm excited! Pick me a winner, friends!