According to TIME magazine that is. I’m not sure how I feel about top ten lists, especially when it comes to literature. Every couple of years I decide that I need to brush up on “the classics” – the definition of which is probably different for everyone. For me, that’s anything by Jane Austen, O’Henry and Steinbeck, basically mandatory high school reading material. That’s not to say that it’s not enjoyable. If it wasn’t for high school english I would have never been introduced to some of my absolute favorite authors to this day – Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Toni Morrison to name a few. This time around, after a particularly frothy chick-lit binge, I stumbled upon a round-up of TIME magazine’s 10 Greatest Books of All Time. Lots of number crunching was involved to compile the list – it’s derived from the top ten lists of “125 of the world’s most celebrated writers” – again, not sure who decides this. Either way, I think it’s a great list. Granted, I’ve only read half of these books but at least now I know what classics to brush up on! Do you guys agree with this list? Any of your favorites make the cut?