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Which book are you reading now? Volume XIII

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  1. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    I don't really binge read but I do read in spurts. I don't really read more than one book at a time for whatever reason but I will start a book, stop, then come back to it weeks or months later and continue reading.
     
  2. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    America's Favorite books 2018 Edition
    Bolding mine.

    1. To Kill a Mockingbird
    2. Outlander (Series)
    3. Harry Potter (Series)
    4. Pride and Prejudice
    5. Lord of the Rings
    6. Gone with the Wind
    7. Charlotte’s Web
    8. Little Women
    9. Chronicles of Narnia
    10. Jane Eyre
    11. Anne of Green Gables
    12. Grapes of Wrath
    13. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    14. Book Thief
    15. Great Gatsby
    16. The Help
    17. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    18. 1984
    19. And Then There Were None
    20. Atlas Shrugged
    21. Wuthering Heights
    22. Lonesome Dove
    23. Pillars of the Earth
    24. Stand
    25. Rebecca
    26. A Prayer for Owen Meany
    27. Color Purple
    28. Alice in Wonderland
    29. Great Expectations
    30. Catcher in the Rye
    31. Where the Red Fern Grows
    32. Outsiders
    33. The Da Vinci Code
    34. The Handmaid’s Tale
    35. Dune
    36. The Little Prince
    37. Call of the Wild
    38. The Clan of the Cave Bear
    39. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy
    40. The Hunger Games
    41. The Count of Monte Cristo
    42. The Joy Luck Club
    43. Frankenstein
    44. The Giver
    45. Memoirs of a Geisha
    46. Moby Dick
    47. Catch 22
    48. Game of Thrones (series)
    49. Foundation (series)
    50. War and Peace
    51. Their Eyes Were Watching God
    52. Jurassic Park
    53. The Godfather
    54. One Hundred Years of Solitude
    55. The Picture of Dorian Gray
    56. The Notebook
    57. The Shack
    58. A Confederacy of Dunces
    59. The Hunt for Red October
    60. Beloved
    61. The Martian
    62. The Wheel of Time (series)
    63. Siddhartha
    64. Crime and Punishment
    65. The Sun Also Rises
    66. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
    67. A Separate Peace
    68. Don Quixote
    69. The Lovely Bones
    70. The Alchemist
    71. Hatchet (series)
    72. Invisible Man
    73. The Twilight Saga (series)
    74. Tales of the City (series)
    75. Gulliver’s Travels
    76. Ready Player One
    77. Left Behind (series)
    78. Gone Girl
    79. Watchers
    80. The Pilgrim’s Progress
    81. Alex Cross Mysteries (series)
    82. Things Fall Apart
    83. Heart of Darkness
    84. Gilead
    85. Flowers in the Attic
    86. Fifty Shades of Grey
    87. The Sirens of Titan
    88. This Present Darkness
    89. Americanah
    90. Another Country
    91. Bless Me, Ultima
    92. Looking for Alaska
    93. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
    94. Swan Song
    95. Mind Invaders
    96. White Teeth
    97. Ghost
    98. The Coldest Winter Ever
    99. The Intuitionist
    100. Doña Bárbára
     
  3. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    not as bad as I expected, there's many good books in there
     
  4. Paul in Saudi

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    I just finished Frederick Douglass; Prophet of Freedom because it was on Obama's book list. This has led me to The War Before the War which deals with some of the same issues.
     
  5. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    War and peace is the most favoured non anglo book there? (Other than the baobab one)
    Why? Have they actually read it? :)
    Tkamb seems a bit of a politi-insert, no?
    No flowers for algernon seems casual.
    No poe? W. Irving? Even Lovecraft (due to the mythos).
    Maybe it is more of a "what books can you name" thing :)
     
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  6. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    I don't think so. From my teaching experience, TKAM's popularity has a lot more to do with its well-drawn characters than with its - somewhat squishy - political message.
     
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  7. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Maybe! I was expecting it to be high in a us list, just not at #1 :)
     
  8. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I believe it is a popularity contest where anyone can vote. It shows what Americans as a big group like to read.
     
  9. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Yeah.
    Apart from Atlas Shrugged and 50 Shades of Grey, the list is a pretty decent mix of popular novels, classics, and "serious reading".

    Reading a book I got for Christmas, Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago by Heath W. Carter. I'm not too far in to it, but it seems interesting if a bit dry. A friend recommended it because his professor wrote it.
     
  10. Kyriakos

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    Reading some Aristotle; on the psyche. Book 1 is an overview of other philosophers' claims. Iirc book3 is quite interesting, cause it deals with the notion of position/movement.
    Like every other book written, this too is not as boring as heidegger :)
     
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  11. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    You forgot to mention the Left Behind series- it's in at #77. That'll be the old Evangelical voting bloc, I guess. Even PBS can't quit escape it.
     
  12. Mouthwash

    Mouthwash Escaped Lunatic

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    I can't forgive ASoIaF being called 'Game of Thrones'.
     
  13. JohannaK

    JohannaK Careless Whisperer

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    It's tragic.
     
  14. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Blame Martin for not finishing.
     
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    Mouthwash Escaped Lunatic

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    I blame him for greenlighting the show in the first place.
     
  16. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I think he thought he could keep up with his writing and the money was too enticing. Getting very much richer now outweighed writing. Which would you choose?
     
  17. Takhisis

    Takhisis brown-haired beauty

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    Eh, at least we got that glorious slew of South Park episodes.

    ‘wiener, wiener, wiener! wiener, wiener, wiener, wiener, wiener…’

    ‘HE'S LYING TO YOU!’
     
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    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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  19. Kyriakos

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    An overview of the history of the greek stone columned temple. By tony spawforth. Not sure if he is a reputable scholar; i borrowed the book from the local library. Contains general info, including lists of sites of partly surviving temples, photos and volumetrics, as well as some quotes by ancient visitors to the monuments.
     
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  20. AmazonQueen

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    Hes a professor at Newcastle University in the School of History, Classics and Archeology. http://www.andrewlownie.co.uk/authors/tony-spawforth
     
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