Well, I must say, I'm surprised by your final list.
The Warden must really lend a hand to Barchester Towers. I liked BT well enough after the first 150 or so pages, but I thought it was dreadfully slow starting. I suppose The Warden would help most with the beginning, but I think I dislike the idea of a book that depends so much on a previous book. Even trilogies are usually made of books that stand well enough alone.
I didn't think you were enjoying The Musketeers so much. I'm pleased to have enjoyed it as much as I did. I suppose my reasoning for placing it where I did is that I feel that outside of Milady's imprisonment, which seems to develop some character and suspense, the rest is just swashbuckling fun without much interest.
The only two books from my original ranking that I would consider reversing are Ghostwritten and Palomar. I said then that I didn't put much between them as far as entertainment or interest. I enjoyed both. If you suggest another Mitchell novel for this year, that's less than 500 pages, I'll read it. I would also read any Calvino suggested.
I just didn't enjoy WM at all. I slogged though it as I sometimes do with a book. It would take some very interesting criticism to make me read it again.
I leave IStKoE at the top. My list was based solely on my personal enjoyment. I thought this book was a lot of fun and not all of an empty kind.
Dombey and Son was a drag, but it did have parts that entertained me. I remember in particular the part where Florence got lost. All I can really remember of WM are some comments about Shakespeare. They were about all that caught my interest as I was reading.
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