I've decided to succumb to popular demand and rank the books I've read from Time's list of 100 All-Time Novels. I was also inspired by my fellow list reader at 101 Books, who has ranked the books he's read as well. And I admit I find it quite interesting to see where he has ranked the books he's read, and compare it to where I would rank those same books.
I found it actually very difficult to rank the books I've read, and found myself continuously changing the rankings to arrive at what you see below. One problem is it is very difficult to compare books I read two years apart. Secondly, deciding how much I enjoyed a book can't really be quantified. It isn't a matter of listing my golf scores from lowest to highest.
In making these rankings, I first looked at how I rated them on Goodreads, which I would have done immediately after finishing. I then thought about those books now, to see if I still felt the same way about them. For example, I had originally rated The Blind Assassin five out of five, but when I think back now, two years later, I don't have the same impression of it. I remember that I enjoyed it, but it doesn't pop into my head when somebody asks me about my favorite books from the list. As a result, it moved down the list quite a bit.
Now I suppose the fun will be in adding the remaining books into the rankings.
There is also a new tab on the site, where the rankings can be checked at a moment's notice, for those times when you need to know what Bryan thought of one book in relation to another.