I do feel very underqualified to talk about such great works of literature (and also to contribute to this blog created by my English-major, librarian sister). These books have been discussed by minds much much greater than mine. So I'm absolutely not going to be adding to the scholarship on this literature. I don't have anything to add that someone much smarter hasn't already thought of and said!
What I can offer, though, is armchair thoughts on the books from someone who 1) hasn't read a whole lot of great books and 2) doesn't have a lot of time!
So. I'm about 2/3 of the way done with Aaron's Rod now. As I read, I have been asking myself whether the book is worth reading and am I glad that I am reading it. So far Aaron's Rod is absolutely worth reading. I think this is the first D.H. Lawrence book I have ever read and it's really good so far. I like that his characters don't really take themselves too seriously. When I read in the introduction (by a D.H. Lawrence scholar) that the book was about Europe's reaction to World War I, I thought to myself, "Oh no, this is going to be very sad, drawn-out, and boring." But so far it really isn't at all. I see how the characters are exploring what it means to live in postwar Europe. Thankfully, they are doing so in an entertaining way.