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BBC Believes Reading 6 of These Books Is Better Than 6 Minute Abs

The list is actually titled "100 Years, 100 Novels, One List" and was compiled by Dick Meyer, author of "Why We Hate Us". He says: "I am not a learned or prolific reader of novels. My taste is probably medium-brow, male and parochial in many ways." Do you agree this is a classic old white male book list?
With apologies to "There's Something About Mary".
(Meyer previously served as Executive Producer for the BBC's news services in America.)
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)
2
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
3
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
4
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
5
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
6
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
7
Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner)
Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner)
8
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
9
Humboldt's Gift (Saul Bellow)
Humboldt's Gift (Saul Bellow)
10
A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
11
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
12
U.S.A. (John Dos Passos)
U.S.A. (John Dos Passos)
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13
The Untouchable (John Banville)
The Untouchable (John Banville)
14
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
15
Rabbit at Rest (John Updike)
Rabbit at Rest (John Updike)
16
All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
17
American Pastoral (Philip Roth)
American Pastoral (Philip Roth)
18
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
19
The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
20
Of Human Bondage (W Somerset Maugham)
Of Human Bondage (W Somerset Maugham)
21
Light in August (William Faulkner)
Light in August (William Faulkner)
22
My Antonia (Willa Cather)
My Antonia (Willa Cather)
23
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
24
A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest J. Gaines)
A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest J. Gaines)
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25
Rabbit, Run (John Updike)
Rabbit, Run (John Updike)
26
Babbitt (Sinclair Lewis)
Babbitt (Sinclair Lewis)
27
The Moviegoer (Walker Percy)
The Moviegoer (Walker Percy)
28
The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
29
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
30
Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
31
All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
32
The Sportswriter (Richard Ford)
The Sportswriter (Richard Ford)
33
The Lay of the Land (Richard Ford)
The Lay of the Land (Richard Ford)
34
Sons and Lovers (D. H. Lawrence)
Sons and Lovers (D. H. Lawrence)
35
Aloft (Chang-Rae Lee)
Aloft (Chang-Rae Lee)
36
Appointment in Samarra (John O'Hara)
Appointment in Samarra (John O'Hara)
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37
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
38
So Long, See You Tomorrow (William Maxwell)
So Long, See You Tomorrow (William Maxwell)
39
Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
40
Lucky Jim (Jim Dixon)
Lucky Jim (Jim Dixon)
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