The Quest of An Everyday Soccer Mom to Read the Modern Library's 100 Best Fiction Books of the 20th Century.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Welcome All Hoppers!

For those of you stopping by from the Crazy For Books blog hop, welcome! We're about 1/3 of the way through the Modern Library's 100 Best Books from the last century. To get you up to speed on what we're all about, the book reviews for books 100-70 are on the bottom left. We read 'em, review 'em, and move on, and we're not stopping til we get to #1!

This week's Blogtastic question from Crazy For Books is, who is your new favorite author? I have to say that since I began the Modern Library's list, I have really begun to like V.S. Naipaul, who happily has written about a zillion other books besides the ones I have already read. I can't wait to get the ML list done so I can check out the rest of his work. His books always take place in really cool places I would be too chicken to get on a plane and visit...but luckily they are so descriptive it feels like you're there!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Which Naipaul do you like best? I always read about A House for Mr. Biswas. I have a Bend in the River sitting on my bookshelf, just waiting for me. Modern Library edition, of course..Oh, Yeah, I'm already a follower but the hop is a good excuse for a visit...

  2. "A House for Mr Biswas" blew me away. I loved it. "A Bend in the River" is also pretty good. Thanks for comin' by!

  3. Hello, hopping on by via the blog hop, of course. That is def a goal. I pretend to read horrid books for college. Reading is for pleasure. There is no way I'd male it through that list. Props for you!!

    Happy Reading!!!


  4. Here from the Hop! I think this blog is a very cool idea. I'm looking forward to reading more of your reviews. I haven't read any of the ones that are your favorites so far but I hope I'll have read more as you continue to #1.

    I'm at if you'd like to visit!

  5. Hopping here from the Hop! I love your blog and the classics. Now a new follower. I veered off a bit after college, but would love to return. It's my reading goal for next year.

    Stop by my blog if you get a chance:

  6. I saw your great review for A House for Mr. Biswas, so I'll definitely be checking the book out later this fall. Right now I'm getting ready to read Naipaul's The Middle Passage, which is one of his non-fiction works. That would be my first Naipaul, so I hope it is as good as Mr. Biswas. Hope your summer reading is going well!

  7.'ll have to stop by after you finish the nonfiction Naipaul. I would love to hear about it!