The 100 Greatest Books Challenge plays host to irreverent reviews of classic literature, random musings on books and the publishing industry, and the occasional reading recommendation (or rant).

“Chick Lit” and Other Horror Stories

“Chick Lit” and Other Horror Stories

Women buy more books than men, and we read more fiction. If we're the default readers, why are we considered a niche market?

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90 Books, a.k.a. 90 Shades of Nuance

90 Books, a.k.a. 90 Shades of Nuance

Sometimes you give a book a second chance, even if it doesn’t deserve one. And sometimes you know that you are never, ever, ever getting back together.

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YA Lit v. Intellectual Snobs

YA Lit v. Intellectual Snobs

For all her intellectual hauteur, Ms. Graham seems to have forgotten that an open-minded attitude goes hand in hand with intelligence and life experience.

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1984

1984

1984 serves as an always-relevant reminder that our best hope for the future is teaching younger generations not what to think, but how to think.

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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

The only thing more tedious than the hobbits’ journey across Middle Earth is Tolkien’s manner of describing it.

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The Greeks

The Greeks

While I’d prefer my Greeks a little less bloodthirsty and a little more feminist, I can’t argue with the effusive spirit that has made them immortal.

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