1. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
2. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
5. Dune by Frank Herbert
6. Ulysses - James Joyce
The Modern or Future Classic Bonus:
7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
8. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
It was brought to my attention that The Life of Pi was more of a Modern Classic...so I switched it around duly.
Now for my smallish review...
I finished the Twilight series. :)
What I am about to say will not make me popular.
I enjoyed it.
BUT I also felt like I wasted approximately three days of my life. haha Each book took me about a day to read.
I really liked the last book. It was very good reading. Most definitely not appropriate for teens. But a very good book. And the first three pretty much left me with the feeling that they were backstory and filler for the last one. It is like she was sorta writing her way into a good plot, finally.
The reason my assessment of this is not gong to be popular is because the first three books are the popular ones! :-p
This series is in no way comparable to Harry Potter. Jo Rowling as a writer leaves Stephanie Meyers in the dust. But only because the series belonging to the latter just wasn't as thought out and clever as a whole as JKR's :)
She had bits of clever in there! It was pleasantly surprising when I would come across something clever.
But the whole thing wasn't one big clever puzzle that made you think about every detail and rethink every minutae...in the most enjoyable way a book can... like HP.
The last Twilight book had a decent plot. And a climax... and good guys verses bad guys... and and and SUBSTANCE. That is what I missed in the first three. It wasn't merely Bella loved Edward, or Edward loved Bella, or Bella loved Jacob, or Jacob loved Bella... It was LOVE CONQUERS HATE!! :D Good always wins over evil!! Now that is a good theme!
I liked it!! :)
And I am glad I read it. I feel like I wasted my time on the first three. She could have squashed them into a nice tidy prologue with no loss of continuity or story, imo, and it would have been better. hahaha
So there's my "smallish" review. :) Please don't hate me for it! ;)