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September 23, 2008



omg...I've only read 14 1/2. Don't tell anyone lest my English degree gets revoked! However...I now have a good book list next time I go to the library...I've been indulging in a little too much intellectual fluff lately. Thanks!


I've only read 15 and a half (Ellen, I'm sure you can guess what my half is) on the women's list and 10 from the Esquire men's list. Funny thing, of the books I have read on both lists, there might have been more from men's that I feel passionate about. That might have been a lie. I LOVE "As I Lay Dying" and was so happy to see it on there. Kingsley Amis has at one time been an enjoyable read for me too. I'd like to add "A Separate Peace" and "A Catcher in the Rye" (duh) to the men's list. And maybe "The Yearling" too. And of course "Lord of the Flies" Who wrote this list for Esquire, anyway? They are totally missing some good ones. On the women's list, I agree about "The Awakening." It should be on there. You know I'll say "Moon Tiger" should be there too, but I know you disagree on that one. I'll think about it some more and comment again.

Virginia Harris

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What's that comment about? dude.

How about "The Joy Luck Club"?


Who's afraid of Virginia Harris?


Lynn has also since reminded me that we would be remiss not to include "The Handmaid's Tale," Margaret Atwood. Another one that I'm surprised didn't make the original list -- I think it was also mentioned during the original submission period.

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