The week that followed was no doubt some Olympic-medal-worthy action. I flipped through every single page in one sitting, counting the titles I had completed as I went along. I scribbled notes on each chapter and compiled the numbers.
The grand total: 36 out of 1001 (it's something!)
I broke it down by time period ("chapters" in the book):
1 from the 1700s
14 from the 1800s
19 from the 1900s
2 from the 2000s
Then I figured I'd make more lists to complete the experience.
Madame Bovary*Gustave FlaubertPub: 1857
Jude the Obscure*
Middlesex*Most Anticipated TBR:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
If On a Winter's Night a Traveler*
Titles new to me:
The Return of the Soldier
The Well of Loneliness* Owned
I've enjoyed making lists and thinking back on all the books I've read in my life. I'm looking forward to exploring new work and finding new favorites.
I know this is quite a popular title in the book world, so I'm hoping you'll share your own experience and favorites!