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created January 15th poll #1 Featured
March 2015 Revisit the Shelf Classic Reread


Which book would you like to read for our March 2015 Revisit the Shelf Classics group reread?

1903, The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy, 204 pages
 
  14 votes, 25.5%

1898, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, 192 pages
 
  7 votes, 12.7%

 
  6 votes, 10.9%

 
  5 votes, 9.1%

1929, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, 293 pages
 
  5 votes, 9.1%

1839, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 554 pages
 
  4 votes, 7.3%

1969, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, 215 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.5%

1961, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 453 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.5%

1811, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, 409 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.6%

1847, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, 464 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.6%

1963, Dune by Frank Herbert, 604 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.6%

1960, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 324 pages
 
  1 vote, 1.8%

1936, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, 1037 pages
 
  1 vote, 1.8%

1935, Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, 320 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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created January 15th poll #2 Featured
March 2015 New School Classic Poll

Which book should we choose for our March 2015 New School group read?

1925, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, 194 pages
 
  11 votes, 22.4%

 
  7 votes, 14.3%

1959, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, 311 pages
 
  4 votes, 8.2%

 
  4 votes, 8.2%

 
  4 votes, 8.2%

1938, The Long Valley by John Steinbeck, 142 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.1%

1944, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, 351 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.1%

1959, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, 204 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.1%

1921, The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer, 274 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.1%

1996, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, 432 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.1%

1957, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 304 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.1%

1958, Night by Elie Wiesel, 115 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.1%

1981, Loitering With Intent by Muriel Spark, 217 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.0%

1920, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, 305 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.0%

1902, The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason, 284 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1905, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, 351 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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created January 15th poll #3 Featured
March 2015 Old School Classics Poll

Which book would you like to read for our March 2015 Old School Classics group read?

 
  14 votes, 27.5%

1868, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 449 pages
 
  12 votes, 23.5%

 
  4 votes, 7.8%

1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
  4 votes, 7.8%

 
  4 votes, 7.8%

1839, The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal, 532 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.9%

1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.9%

1846, The Professor by Charlotte Brontë, 269 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.9%

1603, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, 289 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.9%

 
  1 vote, 2.0%

 
  1 vote, 2.0%

1867, Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola, 201 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.0%

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created January 1st poll #4 Featured
February 2015 New School RUNOFF Poll
Our February 2015 New School poll ended in a tie between two books! Please select which of these two books you'd like to read for our February 2015 New School group read. This poll will close January 7.

1958, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 209 pages
 
  23 votes, 57.5%

 
  17 votes, 42.5%

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created December 15th, 2014 poll #5 Featured
February Revisit the Shelf classic Poll

1813, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, 279 pages
 
  13 votes, 25.0%

1898, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, 192 pages
 
  12 votes, 23.1%

 
  6 votes, 11.5%

1938, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, 380 pages
 
  6 votes, 11.5%

1929, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, 293 pages
 
  4 votes, 7.7%

 
  4 votes, 7.7%

1969, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, 215 pages
 
  4 votes, 7.7%

1980, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, 536 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.8%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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created December 15th, 2014 poll #6 Featured
February 2015 Old School Classics Poll

Which book would you like to read for our February 2015 Old School Classics group read?

1887, The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, 126 pages
 
  10 votes, 19.2%

1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
  9 votes, 17.3%

1818, Persuasion by Jane Austen, 249 pages
 
  6 votes, 11.5%

 
  5 votes, 9.6%

 
  5 votes, 9.6%

1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages
 
  4 votes, 7.7%

 
  4 votes, 7.7%

1871, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.8%

 
  2 votes, 3.8%

 
  2 votes, 3.8%

 
  1 vote, 1.9%

1877, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, 245 pages
 
  1 vote, 1.9%

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created December 14th, 2014 poll #7 Featured
February 2015 New School Classic Poll

 
  10 votes, 17.9%

1958, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 209 pages
 
  10 votes, 17.9%

1957, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 304 pages
 
  7 votes, 12.5%

 
  6 votes, 10.7%

1956, Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, 159 pages
 
  5 votes, 8.9%

1905, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, 351 pages
 
  5 votes, 8.9%

 
  5 votes, 8.9%

1921, The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer, 274 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.6%

1981, The Wave by Morton Rhue, 138 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.6%

 
  2 votes, 3.6%

1927, Ashenden by W. Somerset Maugham, 326 pages
 
  1 vote, 1.8%

1969, Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene, 254 pages
 
  1 vote, 1.8%

1955, Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute, 285 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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created November 15th, 2014 poll #8 Featured
January 2015 Revisit the Shelf Classic Poll

 
  12 votes, 21.4%

1898, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, 192 pages
 
  9 votes, 16.1%

1961, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 453 pages
 
  7 votes, 12.5%

1929, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, 293 pages
 
  7 votes, 12.5%

 
  5 votes, 8.9%

1952, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 601 pages
 
  5 votes, 8.9%

 
  4 votes, 7.1%

 
  3 votes, 5.4%

1861, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, 505 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.4%

 
  1 vote, 1.8%

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created November 15th, 2014 poll #9 Featured
January 2015 1st Quarter Long Read Classic Poll

 
  19 votes, 32.8%

 
  11 votes, 19.0%

1973, Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, 776 pages
 
  7 votes, 12.1%

 
  6 votes, 10.3%

 
  6 votes, 10.3%

 
  5 votes, 8.6%

1957, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, 1168 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.2%

1995?, The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil, 1774 pages
 
  1 vote, 1.7%

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created November 14th, 2014 poll #10 Featured
January 2015 Old School Classics Poll

Which book would you like to read for our January 2015 Old School Classics group read?

1851, Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, 257 pages
 
  14 votes, 22.2%

1842, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, 464 pages
 
  11 votes, 17.5%

1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
  8 votes, 12.7%

1868, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 449 pages
 
  4 votes, 6.3%

 
  4 votes, 6.3%

 
  4 votes, 6.3%

 
  4 votes, 6.3%

1894, The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling, 368 pages
 
  4 votes, 6.3%

 
  3 votes, 4.8%

1830, The Red and the Black by Stendhal, 607 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.2%

1895, Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane, 272 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.2%

1847, Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, 251 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.2%

1869, The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain, 560 pages
 
  1 vote, 1.6%

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created November 14th, 2014 poll #11 Featured
January 2015 New School Classic Poll

 
  17 votes, 27.4%

 
  7 votes, 11.3%

1958, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 209 pages
 
  7 votes, 11.3%

1952, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, 581 pages
 
  7 votes, 11.3%

1951, The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, 160 pages
 
  5 votes, 8.1%

 
  4 votes, 6.5%

 
  3 votes, 4.8%

 
  3 votes, 4.8%

 
  3 votes, 4.8%

 
  3 votes, 4.8%

1920, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, 305 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.2%

 
  1 vote, 1.6%

1928, Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh, 300 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1958, The Bell by Iris Murdoch, 320 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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created October 15th, 2014 poll #12 Featured
December 2014 Revisit the Shelf Classic

1843, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 104 pages
 
  45 votes, 26.9%

 
  20 votes, 12.0%

1898, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, 192 pages
 
  19 votes, 11.4%

 
  17 votes, 10.2%

1952, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 601 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.0%

 
  14 votes, 8.4%

 
  11 votes, 6.6%

 
  10 votes, 6.0%

1980, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, 536 pages
 
  9 votes, 5.4%

1811, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, 409 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.2%

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created October 14th, 2014 poll #13 Featured
December 2014 New School Classics Poll

Which book would you like to read for our December 2014 New School Classics group read?

1963, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, 288 pages
 
  36 votes, 20.5%

 
  19 votes, 10.8%

1930, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, 267 pages
 
  19 votes, 10.8%

 
  17 votes, 9.7%

1981, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages
 
  15 votes, 8.5%

 
  15 votes, 8.5%

 
  13 votes, 7.4%

1932, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, 233 pages
 
  13 votes, 7.4%

1918, My Ántonia by Willa Cather, 232 pages
 
  12 votes, 6.8%

 
  10 votes, 5.7%

1940, Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, 320 pages
 
  3 votes, 1.7%

1992, Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth, 630 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.1%

1961, A House for Mr Biswas by V.S. Naipaul, 623 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.1%

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created October 14th, 2014 poll #14 Featured
December 2014 Old School Classic Poll

Which book would you like to read for our December 2014 Old School Classic Group Read?

 
  46 votes, 26.9%

1856, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, 329 pages
 
  37 votes, 21.6%

1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
  22 votes, 12.9%

1842, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, 464 pages
 
  21 votes, 12.3%

 
  11 votes, 6.4%

 
  10 votes, 5.8%

 
  8 votes, 4.7%

 
  7 votes, 4.1%

 
  5 votes, 2.9%

 
  4 votes, 2.3%

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created September 15th, 2014 poll #15 Featured
November 2014 Old School Classic Poll

Which book would you like to read for our November 2014 Old School Classic Group Read?

 
  30 votes, 20.3%

1842, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, 464 pages
 
  25 votes, 16.9%

1872, Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
 
  16 votes, 10.8%

 
  14 votes, 9.5%

1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, 157 pages
 
  13 votes, 8.8%

 
  12 votes, 8.1%

 
  11 votes, 7.4%

 
  10 votes, 6.8%

 
  7 votes, 4.7%

 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1833, Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac, 200 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.0%

 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1834, Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac, 370 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

 
  1 vote, 0.7%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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created September 15th, 2014 poll #16 Featured
November 2014 New School Classics Poll

1911, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, 155 pages
 
  25 votes, 16.6%

1920, The Age of Innocence byEdith Wharton, 305 pages
 
  20 votes, 13.2%

 
  15 votes, 9.9%

1997, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, 428 pages
 
  14 votes, 9.3%

1962, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, 211 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.9%

 
  11 votes, 7.3%

 
  10 votes, 6.6%

 
  9 votes, 6.0%

1994, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, 449 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.3%

 
  7 votes, 4.6%

1956, Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, 159 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.3%

1960, The Moviegoer by Walker Percy, 242 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.6%

 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1920, Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, 454 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.0%

 
  2 votes, 1.3%

 
  2 votes, 1.3%

 
  1 vote, 0.7%

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created September 15th, 2014 poll #17 Featured
November 2014 Revisit the Shelf Classics Poll

1860, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, 672 pages
 
  22 votes, 15.3%

1953, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, 238 pages
 
  18 votes, 12.5%

 
  15 votes, 10.4%

 
  14 votes, 9.7%

 
  12 votes, 8.3%

 
  11 votes, 7.6%

1898, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, 192 pages
 
  10 votes, 6.9%

 
  10 votes, 6.9%

 
  9 votes, 6.3%

1935, Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, 320 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.6%

 
  8 votes, 5.6%

 
  7 votes, 4.9%

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created August 23rd, 2014 poll #18 Featured
October 2014 New School Poll

 
  27 votes, 20.1%

1925, The Trial by Franz Kafka, pages 276
 
  21 votes, 15.7%

 
  12 votes, 9.0%

1920, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, pages 305
 
  10 votes, 7.5%

 
  10 votes, 7.5%

 
  9 votes, 6.7%

1952, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, 581 pages
 
  8 votes, 6.0%

1966, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, pages 311
 
  7 votes, 5.2%

1957, The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham, pages 220
 
  5 votes, 3.7%

 
  5 votes, 3.7%

 
  5 votes, 3.7%

1974, Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow, pages 336
 
  4 votes, 3.0%

1952, The Birds by Daphne du Maurier, pages 75
 
  4 votes, 3.0%

 
  2 votes, 1.5%

 
  2 votes, 1.5%

 
  2 votes, 1.5%

1980. Aztec by Gary Jennings, pages 754
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1903, The Ambassadors by Henry James, pages 528
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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created August 14th, 2014 poll #19 Featured
October 2014 Old School Classic Poll

Which book would you like to read for our October 2014 Old School Classic Group Read?

1897, The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, 192pp
 
  33 votes, 17.3%

 
  27 votes, 14.1%

1842, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, 464pp
 
  22 votes, 11.5%

1853, Villette by Charlotte Brontë, 573pp
 
  18 votes, 9.4%

1602, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, 289pp
 
  15 votes, 7.9%

1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017pp
 
  15 votes, 7.9%

 
  11 votes, 5.8%

 
  11 votes, 5.8%

1872, Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904pp
 
  10 votes, 5.2%

 
  7 votes, 3.7%

 
  6 votes, 3.1%

 
  5 votes, 2.6%

 
  3 votes, 1.6%

 
  3 votes, 1.6%

 
  3 votes, 1.6%

 
  2 votes, 1.0%

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created August 15th, 2014 poll #20 Featured
October 2014 Revisit the Shelf Poll

1818, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, 273 pages
 
  27 votes, 14.9%

1860, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, 672 pages
 
  25 votes, 13.8%

 
  23 votes, 12.7%

1953, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, 227 pages
 
  15 votes, 8.3%

1847, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, 507 pages
 
  14 votes, 7.7%

1929, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, 355 pages
 
  14 votes, 7.7%

1935, Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, 320 pages
 
  13 votes, 7.2%

 
  12 votes, 6.6%

1897, Dracula by Bram Stoker, 488 pages
 
  11 votes, 6.1%

 
  10 votes, 5.5%

1814, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 507 pages
 
  7 votes, 3.9%

 
  6 votes, 3.3%

 
  4 votes, 2.2%

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created August 15th, 2014 poll #21 Featured
Fourth Quarter 2014 Long Read

1862, Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, 1463 pages
 
  35 votes, 19.8%

 
  25 votes, 14.1%

1954, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1178 pages
 
  24 votes, 13.6%

1872, Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
 
  20 votes, 11.3%

 
  18 votes, 10.2%

1874, The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne, 723 pages
 
  11 votes, 6.2%

800 BC, The Iliad by Homer, 683 pages
 
  11 votes, 6.2%

1957, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, 1168 pages
 
  10 votes, 5.6%

1993, A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, 1474 pages
 
  8 votes, 4.5%

1996, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, 1079 pages
 
  8 votes, 4.5%

 
  5 votes, 2.8%

 
  2 votes, 1.1%

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created August 1st, 2014 poll #22 Featured
RUNOFF POLL September 2014 New School

 
  44 votes, 51.8%

1996, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, 224 pages
 
  41 votes, 48.2%

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created July 2nd, 2014 poll #23 Featured
September 2014 New School Classic -

Which book would you like to read for our August 2014 New School Classic Group Read?

 
  44 votes, 19.7%

1996, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, 224pp
 
  42 votes, 18.8%

1952, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, 581pp
 
  23 votes, 10.3%

 
  22 votes, 9.9%

 
  16 votes, 7.2%

 
  16 votes, 7.2%

 
  15 votes, 6.7%

 
  13 votes, 5.8%

 
  11 votes, 4.9%

1913, O Pioneers! by Willa Cather, 176pp
 
  9 votes, 4.0%

1957, On the Beach by Nevil Shute, 296pp
 
  5 votes, 2.2%

 
  4 votes, 1.8%

 
  3 votes, 1.3%

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created July 2nd, 2014 poll #24 Featured
September 2014 Old School Classic Poll

 
  52 votes, 23.1%

1856, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, 329 pages
 
  40 votes, 17.8%

1874, The Mysterious Island byJules Verne, 723 pages
 
  22 votes, 9.8%

1842, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, 464 pages
 
  20 votes, 8.9%

 
  19 votes, 8.4%

 
  17 votes, 7.6%

 
  16 votes, 7.1%

1853, Villette by Charlotte Brontë, 573 pages
 
  13 votes, 5.8%

 
  12 votes, 5.3%

1853, Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, 257 pages
 
  12 votes, 5.3%

1862, No Name byWilkie Collins, 748 pages
 
  2 votes, 0.9%

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created June 1st, 2014 poll #26 Featured
Runoff poll - Timeline for Contemporary Classic books

The publication eligibility dates for the Contemporary Classics section is one that strong opinions are held by some. The top two vote getters from last month's poll will be polled again.

What publication dates would you like to use to determine group reads eligibility in the Contemporary Classics section?

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published 1900-1999
 
  85 votes, 54.5%

published 1900-1980
 
  71 votes, 45.5%

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created May 16th, 2014 poll #30 Featured
2014 Third Quarter Long Read-Final Poll for Top Ten

1873, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, 964 pages
 
  49 votes, 21.3%

1860, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, 505 pages
 
  29 votes, 12.6%

1954, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1178 pages
 
  26 votes, 11.3%

 
  25 votes, 10.9%

1957, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, 1168 pages
 
  23 votes, 10.0%

 
  19 votes, 8.3%

 
  17 votes, 7.4%

 
  16 votes, 7.0%

1874, Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
 
  14 votes, 6.1%

800BC, The Iliad by Homer, 683 pages
 
  12 votes, 5.2%

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