I ran across this list the other day when using StumbleUpon – the Best English-Language FIction of the Twentieth Century compiled by Brian Kunde at Stanford. This list is interesting for a number of reasons. First, if you’d like to see how many of these books you’ve read, it is always interesting.
Secondly, the ranking system is thoroughly explained and documented on this site. I think this provides great insight into methods for handling similar projects. The explanation of the complexities of the ranking system is particularly useful.
Also, the site has a section for reviews of all the title which is a nifty little resource. While this section is not overly verbose, each title does have a line or two describing the story and can prove invaluable for those compiling their own reading lists.
Perhaps someone can type this up and start circulating it on Facebook.