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message 2501: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia nicola wrote: "proof that the truth is not democratic =/

seriously, jane austen? errughhh."


You might not like them, but Jane Austen's books are still recognized as novels of quality, whether you agree or not.


message 2502: by Stella (new)

Stella I want to read twilight just to know what it is about but I'm not a fan of twilight


message 2503: by Florencia (new)

Florencia nicola wrote: "proof that the truth is not democratic =/

seriously, jane austen? errughhh."

Are you being serious?
Jane Austen was a great writer and now a days she's one of the most recognized woman writer in the whole world


message 2504: by Doug (new)

Doug Florencia wrote: "nicola wrote: "proof that the truth is not democratic =/

seriously, jane austen? errughhh."
Are you being serious?
Jane Austen was a great writer and now a days she's one of the most recognized wo..."


Just goes to show you that we all have different taste. I have tried to read her several times and just couldn't get through them. While I recognize her as a great and influencia lwriter, I find her work drek.


message 2505: by Missy (new)

Missy Bickford It can be hard to get into the "classics" as most call them the writing & english are very different from today.We live in a slang world,to each his/her own. Everyone has different tastes and what books each prefers reflects that taste. Happy Reading.


message 2506: by Julie (new)

Julie In response to Jade:
It is one thing to put Twilight on the list but it is insulting to all of the capable/good/fantastic authors and to all of the self-respecting readers out there for it to be number one. Is this the only book these voters have ever read?!

I respect other people's opinions but anyone who thinks that Twilight is the best book ever is undereducated, completely stupid, a philistine or has been paid by some ridiculous fan club of Meyer's.


message 2507: by April (new)

April O'brien Where is "A child called it"?


message 2508: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy Twilight #1? Seriously? wow...


message 2509: by Sarah (new)

Sarah this list...the first 10 books or so are not the best books ever written...


message 2510: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Greg wrote: "Wow, some of these folks need to read more. Or age more. Or go to school, or something. I mean, really."

*thumbs up*


message 2511: by Evan (new)

Evan TWILIGHT? HOW? HOW IN A MILLION YEARS IS THAT DUMB BOOK NUMBER ONE? The majority of the people I know hate it. I hate it. The only people that like it are teenage girls that are all into Pop-culture. Twilight is a terrible, terrible book. Seriously, a vampire ROMANCE? Stupid. Here's the way the list should be!
1: The Bible
2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
3: The Lord of the Rings
Honourable mentions: The Hunger Games, The Help.


message 2512: by Katie (new)

Katie Twilight? TWILIGHT? You've got to be KIDDING ME!

How is that book both at the top spot for BEST and WORST books?


message 2513: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I love how almost everyone is appalled at Twilight and then demands to know where their favourite book is. Granted, I was the same, but I still find that hilarious.

Long live Looking for Alaska!


message 2514: by Chris (new)

Chris Truman Capote famously said of Jack Kerouac's novel On The Road - "That isn't writing at all, it's typing."- just like the current crop of novels that occupy the top of the "best books ever" list.

Chris


message 2515: by Zoha (last edited Jul 15, 2012 09:19AM) (new)

Zoha Why is The Great Gatsby not in the top 100.


message 2516: by Mia (new)

Mia  Cipriano Honest to god is this list a joke?
If not COME ON PEOPLE!!! I like twilight but saying it's on the same line as Rebecca??? ....... one of the most beautifully written books of all time...................ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


message 2517: by Steven (new)

Steven Felicelli Evan wrote: "TWILIGHT? HOW? HOW IN A MILLION YEARS IS THAT DUMB BOOK NUMBER ONE? The majority of the people I know hate it. I hate it. The only people that like it are teenage girls that are all into Pop-c..."

only someone who hasn't actually read the bible would put it in the top 5000


message 2518: by Steven (new)

Steven Felicelli Cecilia wrote: "nicola wrote: "proof that the truth is not democratic =/

seriously, jane austen? errughhh."

You might not like them, but Jane Austen's books are still recognized as novels of quality, whether you..."


have a masters in English, spend most of my time reading serious literature and philosophy and I don't care much for Jane Austen - BUT she's one of the finest (if not the) writers of prose in the English language - and if retroactively tame, her work was actually a pretty radical break at the time (from say, Samuel Richardson, ugh)

don't really understand the scoffing at Jane Austen with all the other preposterous dreck on this list


message 2519: by Jackie (new)

Jackie is there a way to sort this list? I want to add books to the best books ever but it is really time consuming to scroll thru all these pages.


message 2520: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Steven wrote: "great list - for 12 year olds and soccer moms - here's a serious reader's - I've kept it to novels/book-length fiction

1. The Molloy Trilogy - Samuel Beckett
2. To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
..."


I assume you have read all of these classics?


message 2521: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I do just wish people would stop voting Harry Potter, which I enjoyed, and Twilight on these lists. But, it is an open, public forum. I have found good books via this site, so I think I'll survive.


message 2522: by Steven (new)

Steven Felicelli Kevin wrote: "Steven wrote: "great list - for 12 year olds and soccer moms - here's a serious reader's - I've kept it to novels/book-length fiction

1. The Molloy Trilogy - Samuel Beckett
2. To the Lighthouse - ..."


I spent 20 years without a real job, girlfriend, social life, family contact, etc. trying to be the next Ezra Pound (failed miserably, had two esoteric and obnoxiously erudite novellas remaindered and got married instead) - I used to read a book every couple of days and my criteria for readlist was: author dead, gathering dust on suburban library shelf - I've read those and a few thousand more - hence, my embittered, arrogant displays above - would've been better off auto-piloting into cyberspace like the rest of the drones and so I'm trying that now


message 2523: by Mo (new)

Mo gah. mostly school and pop books.


message 2524: by James (new)

James The most politely put way I can is put this list is FUCKING RETARDED. The Book of Mormon, really? It should be renamed the Book of Bullshit. Twilight is better then War and Peace, Walden, Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Crime and Punishment. Well, I see we have geniuses in our presence.


message 2525: by James (new)

James Jade wrote: "I agree with Becca and Elizabeth.

Endre:Is there a moderator that could eliminate the vulgar comments as above?

I don't see anything wrong with the Book of Mormon being in the list. I don't thin..."

You say that we probably havent read the Book of Mormon or Twilight. Have any of you Einsteins read The Brothers Karamasov? I really doubt it;plus, your opinion doesnt mean jack shit if its uninformed.


message 2526: by Mike (the Paladin) (last edited Jul 17, 2012 11:18AM) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) To me the best thing about this list is the reaction I see when many people find it for the first time. These lists all end up being popularity contests. The same books on the best and worst lists, books that don't even fit the topic added to lists.

Of course young teens list Twilight, they've never read much else and schools today graduate kids from high school who can barely read at all.

I just look at the lists as a place to get a good laugh.


message 2527: by Drew (new)

Drew Spevak I appreciate vampire/werewolf stories as much as the next person, but Twilight? Seriously?!? A story centered around a century-plus old fascinated by a 17 year old girl?! One can't possibly be fascinating until, at least, the age of 30. There is suspension of disbelief; then, there's Twilight.


message 2528: by Drew (new)

Drew Spevak Kirsten wrote: "I'm annoyed with Twilight. Extremely

And where is The Shack?"


Seriously.


message 2529: by Drew (new)

Drew Spevak Bee wrote: "why are none of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy on here?"

I did read the series (which was fairly interesting), but felt the ending was centered around more about mocking organized religion than wrapping up the story. I was seriously disappointed.


message 2530: by Twizzie (new)

Twizzie Uh, Hush,Hush???


message 2531: by Nicola (new)

Nicola 1. Twilight.

Enough said! ;)


message 2532: by Gillian (new)

Gillian Marla wrote: "this is the second list--worst books was the first--and i'm done. this is madness. i mean, how many mormons congregated to vote the book of mormon as a top 100 book? really?" i agree!


message 2533: by Gillian (new)

Gillian This list is a joke! Stephanie Meyer is one of the worst authors in history. My parrot could write a better book then her.


message 2534: by Mike (the Paladin) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) Cool. Has you parrot had anything published? If he/she is even a fraction as successful as Meyer you can both retire!


message 2535: by Maia (new)

Maia B. I agree with Jazmine...maybe some people should just grow a brain?


message 2536: by Colette (new)

Colette I'd like to see this list organized by category - ie how can you compare Dr Suess books with Crime Novels and adult books..........


message 2537: by Gillian (new)

Gillian Gillian wrote: "This list is a joke! Stephanie Meyer is one of the worst authors in history. My parrot could write a better book then her."

Mike...they are both considering it since it was so easy for Meyer to write a book. :)


message 2538: by Mike (the Paladin) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) Cool, they can use pinfeather names. :)


message 2539: by Colette (new)

Colette If you haven't read "Still Alice" read it - it is about an Alzheimer patient from her early stages of the disease and how she realizes something is wrong before anyone else. A Harvard professor no less. It affects anyone and everyone.


message 2540: by Mike (the Paladin) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) I just noticed the insult to soccer moms above....(post 2552) Not cool dude.


message 2541: by Jenny (new)

Jenny This list is automatically invalidated in that Twilight and The Hunger Games are the first two books. Seriously? BEST BOOKS EVER? These voters must not read very much. Or maybe they're, on average, 13 years old.


message 2542: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca While our great grandparents had to be content with just reading, now we can finally make our books race each other.


message 2543: by Peter (new)

Peter Molnar I'm absolutely amazed that anyone would nominate "Twilight" as #1 on any top ten list, unless of course you're compiling a list of the most poorly-written and ill-conceived concepts of contemporary writing.


message 2544: by Roisin (new)

Roisin Twilight?! Really?


message 2545: by Yanin.n (new)

Yanin.n I dont understand how Twilight comes up top in these polls!


message 2546: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Bernstein Green Eggs and Ham in the top 100 is just hilarious. But the fact that a Twilight Book is number one...that is just sad. What's next, Fifty Shades of Grey? I think Green Eggs and Ham is more deserving, personally.


message 2547: by Mike (the Paladin) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) I'm pushing for The Yellow Pages.


message 2548: by Anastasia (last edited Aug 02, 2012 06:52AM) (new)

Anastasia The top 8 on this list (entire Twilight saga, some Harry Potter and Hunger Games) is incredibly depressing.

I like Harry Potter and Hunger Games, they're enjoyable, but they're not the "best books ever", especially when compared to some of the classic competition. It makes me wonder what the average Goodreads user age is.


message 2549: by Mike (the Paladin) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) The average Goodreads user is.....not taking these lists seriously, LOL.


message 2550: by Gordon (new)

Gordon Bailey To make these books the top 8 on the list is because the list is made by the entire American teenage group of heart lost girls.Who nearest they get to reading a classic is to read Mark Twain in high school.When you point out authors like Hemingway,Eliot,Chekhov,and Shakespeare to name but just a few.The response you get from this fraction of youth is Who are they? But because they haven't turned these great authors into Hollywood blockbuster where young girls can swoon and go all gaga then they just have no interest.And that why these books that are on the top on the Goodreads book list.Not only that but I totally agree with my friend and fellow reader Mike (the paladin)who is spot on we shouldn't take these list seriously and we should LOL.


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