The Guardian's "1000 Novels Everyone Must Read"

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570 books · 565 voters · list created August 22nd, 2010 by deleted user.
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 2731 books
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Bettie☯ 13420 books
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Agnieszka 2587 books
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Derya 806 books
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Marilyn 755 books
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Phillip 3593 books
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Laura 535 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I was under the impression that the Bible was not a novel.

The Guardian is a major British newspaper.


message 2: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Another list where 100 votes does not do it

:O)


message 4: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Wilkerson please hold this list of books for me.for a day,The ones I picked out.


message 5: by Ben (new)

Ben I love how the creators of the list lumped together war and travel. It reminds me of the old propoganda posters: "See the world! Join the army!"


message 6: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I had to stop voting at 100.... a shame.


message 7: by Tamora (last edited Jan 21, 2012 03:37PM) (new)

Tamora Pierce Norah Lofts made their list? She's Reader's Digest level historical fiction!

And a lot of the books I could check off my teachers referred to as "junk." I also extended my voting ability by not adding the ones I read but disliked.


message 8: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Tamora wrote: "Norah Lofts made their list? She's Reader's Digest level historical fiction!

And a lot of the books I could check off my teachers referred to as "junk.""


hallelujah!


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

American Gods made the list? GAG.........


message 10: by Jocelyn (new)

Jocelyn Sabori Susanna wrote: "I was under the impression that the Bible was not a novel.

The Guardian is a major British newspaper."
#

As was I with the Diary of Anne Frank.


message 12: by Marie (new)

Marie Jocelyn wrote: (Susanna wrote: "I was under the impression that the Bible was not a novel.

The Guardian is a major British newspaper."#

As was I with the Diary of Anne Frank)

Neither of these are in The Guardian's top 1000 novels - blame the list not the newspaper.


message 13: by Marie (new)

Marie *Having looked through this - there are not even 1000 books listed, and quite a few of them are not on the original Guardian book list.


message 14: by KayTea (last edited Jul 27, 2015 02:51PM) (new)

KayTea I kinda hate that all lists have to be public and everyone can vote on them, because this list already was voted on by the Guardian's Lit panel. It already has 1000 books on it. Why even link and refer to the Guardian's list if this is basically just a GoodReads 1000 must-read books?

And yes, this list does not even have 1000 books. Huh. It must have been abandoned at some point?


message 15: by Leslie (last edited Aug 10, 2015 09:14PM) (new)

Leslie KayTea wrote: "I kinda hate that all lists have to be public and everyone can vote on them, because this list already was voted on by the Guardian's Lit panel. It already has 1000 books on it. Why even link and r..."

I "vote" as a way to say 'I have read that one'. But I agree that no-one seems to be monitoring or maintaining this list, which not only doesn't have the whole 1000 books (which isn't really 1000 as some are series or trilogies and others are included twice) but also has books NOT on the list.

(added later) I couldn't stand all the wrong books so I have cleaned up this list to the best of my abilities. I checked both title & author's name against my printed copy of the list before removing any titles but if I mistakenly removed something that should have been there, I apologize. I ended up taking over 150 books off this list as they weren't from the Guardian's list...


message 16: by KayTea (new)

KayTea Thank you, Leslie! I would like it more if the list had the complete 1000, but since you've cleaned it up a bit, I feel like its worth a "Like" :)

And I understand, this list is has got to be a beast to maintain.


message 17: by Leslie (new)

Leslie KayTea wrote: "Thank you, Leslie! I would like it more if the list had the complete 1000, but since you've cleaned it up a bit, I feel like its worth a "Like" :)

And I understand, this list is has got to be a be..."


I tried to add in more books from the list but unfortunately if no-one has voted for a book, it is automatically removed after a few hours.


message 18: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Aug 14, 2015 11:00AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I think that's normal, if no one has actually voted for it. (If the book has "0 people voted" on its ranking.)

Now if someone voted for it, that removal shouldn't be automatic. I don't think I've ever seen that.


message 19: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "I think that's normal, if no one has actually voted for it. (If the book has "0 people voted" on its ranking.)

Now if someone voted for it, that removal shouldn't be automatic. I don't think I'v..."


I get that, but I can only vote for 100 books and the list has 1000 so that presents a bit of a problem...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yeah, I wish GR let list-starters "seed" lists.

The only thing I can think of is to have friends add the others? (I'd volunteer but my list here is nearly full as it is.)


message 21: by Leslie (new)

Leslie I have just deleted another 15-20 books that were not from the list... I wish folks would read the directions!


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