New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
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1 The Marriage Plot
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 75,783 ratings
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2 The Leftovers
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3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 23,926 ratings
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3 The Art of Fielding
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 63,266 ratings
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4 The Sense of an Ending
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 76,965 ratings
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5 Catherine the Great: Portra...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 36,885 ratings
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6 The Buddha in the Attic
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 22,537 ratings
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6 The Cat's Table
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 15,662 ratings
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8 The Tiger's Wife
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3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 60,037 ratings
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9 Ten Thousand Saints
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 4,419 ratings
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10 Blue Nights
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 11,512 ratings
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11 Moby-Duck: The True Story o...
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3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 1,852 ratings
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12 11/22/63
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 169,565 ratings
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13 1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 79,181 ratings
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14 Lost Memory of Skin
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 4,282 ratings
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15 The Submission
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 8,837 ratings
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16 The Pale King
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 7,815 ratings
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17 This Beautiful Life
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3.04 of 5 stars 3.04 avg rating — 4,701 ratings
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18 Swamplandia!
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3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 31,964 ratings
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19 Caravaggio: A Life Sacred a...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 916 ratings
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20 Blood, Bones, and Butter: T...
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 19,574 ratings
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21 Inferno: The World at War, ...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 2,631 ratings
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22 The Angel Esmeralda
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 1,873 ratings
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23 House of Holes
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3.07 of 5 stars 3.07 avg rating — 1,656 ratings
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24 The Last Werewolf (The Last...
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 10,138 ratings
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25 The Information: A History,...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 7,522 ratings
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26 Open City
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 6,001 ratings
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27 My New American Life
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3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 952 ratings
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28 Mr. Fox
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 2,642 ratings
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29 The Stranger's Child
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3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 6,311 ratings
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30 Stone Arabia
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 1,994 ratings
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31 The Art of Cruelty: A Recko...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 328 ratings
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32 The Tragedy of Arthur
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 2,143 ratings
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33 Arguably: Selected Essays
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 4,976 ratings
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34 And So it Goes: Kurt Vonneg...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,306 ratings
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35 The Boy in the Moon: A Fath...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,096 ratings
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35 1493: Uncovering the New Wo...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 7,127 ratings
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37 In the Garden of Beasts: Lo...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 82,236 ratings
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37 Is That a Fish in Your Ear?...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,006 ratings
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39 Cocktail Hour Under the Tre...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 6,127 ratings
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39 Knocking on Heaven's Door: ...
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 943 ratings
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41 Inside Scientology: The Sto...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 5,313 ratings
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41 Malcolm X: A Life of Reinve...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 6,143 ratings
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43 Jerusalem: The Biography
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 2,683 ratings
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43 The Keats Brothers: The Lif...
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 25 ratings
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45 The Origins of Political Or...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,680 ratings
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46 Midnight Rising: John Brown...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,333 ratings
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46 Pulphead
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4,272 ratings
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48 The Swerve: How the World B...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 13,738 ratings
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48 To a Mountain in Tibet
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 941 ratings
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50 A World on Fire: Britain's ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 924 ratings
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51 A Train in Winter: An Extra...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 2,615 ratings
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52 The Barbarian Nurseries
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,874 ratings
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53 Big Questions
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,089 ratings
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54 Canti
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 517 ratings
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55 Changó's Beads and Two-Tone...
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3.21 of 5 stars 3.21 avg rating — 352 ratings
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56 Come on All You Ghosts
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 785 ratings
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57 The Free World
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3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 1,148 ratings
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58 Ghost Lights
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 451 ratings
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59 The Grief of Others
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 1,923 ratings
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60 Gryphon: New and Selected S...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 501 ratings
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61 Life on Mars
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,212 ratings
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62 The London Train
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3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 1,147 ratings
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63 Long, Last, Happy: New and ...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 254 ratings
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64 A Moment in the Sun
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 490 ratings
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65 Say Her Name
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 1,706 ratings
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66 תמונות מחיי הכפר / Temunot ...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 572 ratings
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67 Seven Years
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 523 ratings
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68 Shards
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 368 ratings
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69 Space, in Chains
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 295 ratings
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70 Taller When Prone
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3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 27 ratings
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71 Train Dreams
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72 Assassins of the Turquoise ...
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73 The Beginning of Infinity: ...
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74 Believing is Seeing: Observ...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 477 ratings
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75 The Better Angels of Our Na...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 6,568 ratings
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76 Clarence Darrow: Attorney f...
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77 Destiny of the Republic: A ...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 20,839 ratings
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78 The Ecstasy of Influence: N...
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 687 ratings
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79 1861: The Civil War Awakening
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,157 ratings
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80 Examined Lives: From Socrat...
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81 George F. Kennan: An Americ...
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82 Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi ...
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83 Harlem is Nowhere: A Journe...
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84 Holy War: How Vasco da Gama...
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85 Parallel Stories: A Novel
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86 The Memory Chalet
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87 My Song: A Memoir
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88 The Net Delusion: The Dark ...
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89 One Day I Will Write About ...
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90 Pauline Kael: A Life in the...
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91 The Quest: Energy, Security...
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92 Rights Gone Wrong: How Law ...
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93 Rin Tin Tin: The Life and t...
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94 [sic]
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95 The Storm of War: A New His...
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96 Thinking, Fast and Slow
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97 To End All Wars: A Story of...
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98 Van Gogh: The Life
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99 Who's Afraid of Post-Blackn...
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100 Why the West Rules—for Now:...
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message 1: by jo (new)

jo hmm, i can't vote in this list.


message 2: by Mary Kay (new)

Mary Kay North I've only read two of these books so far but I still have a couple weeks left in the year!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads jo wrote: "hmm, i can't vote in this list."

That's because it's a "frozen" list; you can only "get results and compare with friends." No, I don't like it, either.


message 4: by jo (last edited Dec 13, 2011 09:46AM) (new)

jo thank you suzanna. i clicked "create a list" and there's no option for freezing. how does one do that?

and what's with all the people who voted?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I think only super-librarians can freeze a list? And I think it wasn't frozen when it was first made, because I voted for something myself.


message 6: by jo (new)

jo hahah. thank you suzanna!


message 7: by Sarah (last edited Dec 13, 2011 11:18AM) (new)

Sarah Hey all, I don't remember changing any settings on this list nor do I know how to freeze anything :)

I'd like for people to be able to continue voting so if anybody knows of something I can do to fix this, please let me know.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Mention the problem at GR Feedback?


message 9: by Yuska (new)

Yuska Vonita Interesting, but why ther's no like button?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I believe because it's a frozen list, Yuska.


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