I believe there are certain writers that require a few years of living as an adult before you "get" them (Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen spring to mind); and then there are authors who if you don't read them when you're in your teens or very early twenties, you'll never understand what all the fuss is about (Fitzgerald, D.H. Lawrence).As for CATCHER IN THE RYE, once as a teenager was enough for me thanks.
I've read 30 of the 50 titles listed. Like Deb, there are some I would not dare to reread.Jeff
I think I am terribly underread: my first thought was, where are Mickey Spillane, Carter Brown, and Richard S. Prather?
I would have added "Ivanhoe" to the list. I liked it when I had to read it in high school, but I got more out of it when I went back to it twenty years later.And after seeing a couple of TV reports on 'Gatsby', I think I may be ready to try that one on again.....
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