Popular Literature Books

Popular Literature Books (showing 151-200 of 71,330)
The Time Machine The Time Machine (Paperback)
by (shelved 239 times as literature)
avg rating 3.83 — 260,901 ratings — published 1895
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The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones (Mass Market)
by (shelved 239 times as literature)
avg rating 3.72 — 1,431,343 ratings — published 2002
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Blindness (Blindness, #1) Blindness (Blindness, #1)
by (shelved 237 times as literature)
avg rating 3.99 — 120,221 ratings — published 1994
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The Joy Luck Club The Joy Luck Club (Paperback)
by (shelved 237 times as literature)
avg rating 3.86 — 528,624 ratings — published 1989
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A Room with a View A Room with a View (Paperback)
by (shelved 233 times as literature)
avg rating 3.92 — 139,880 ratings — published 1908
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Cannery Row Cannery Row (Paperback)
by (shelved 232 times as literature)
avg rating 3.98 — 74,741 ratings — published 1945
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The Jungle The Jungle (Paperback)
by (shelved 232 times as literature)
avg rating 3.67 — 115,453 ratings — published 1905
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Fight Club Fight Club (Paperback)
by (shelved 232 times as literature)
avg rating 4.19 — 389,645 ratings — published 1996
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Tender Is the Night Tender Is the Night (Paperback)
by (shelved 229 times as literature)
avg rating 3.84 — 101,078 ratings — published 1933
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My Ántonia My Ántonia (Paperback)
by (shelved 227 times as literature)
avg rating 3.72 — 79,188 ratings — published 1918
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Infinite Jest Infinite Jest (Paperback)
by (shelved 227 times as literature)
avg rating 4.34 — 112,974 ratings — published 1995
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Foucault's Pendulum Foucault's Pendulum (Paperback)
by (shelved 227 times as literature)
avg rating 3.89 — 53,382 ratings — published 1988
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The Death of Ivan Ilych The Death of Ivan Ilych (Paperback)
by (shelved 224 times as literature)
avg rating 3.97 — 45,776 ratings — published 1884
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The Complete Stories and Poems The Complete Stories and Poems (Hardcover)
by (shelved 224 times as literature)
avg rating 4.36 — 186,076 ratings — published 1938
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The Help The Help (Hardcover)
by (shelved 224 times as literature)
avg rating 4.44 — 1,351,651 ratings — published 2009
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Lady Chatterley's Lover Lady Chatterley's Lover (Paperback)
by (shelved 223 times as literature)
avg rating 3.47 — 66,686 ratings — published 1928
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Nine Stories Nine Stories (Paperback)
by (shelved 223 times as literature)
avg rating 4.20 — 123,785 ratings — published 1953
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The Crying of Lot 49 The Crying of Lot 49 (Paperback)
by (shelved 216 times as literature)
avg rating 3.72 — 55,619 ratings — published 1966
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Ivanhoe Ivanhoe (Paperback)
by (shelved 216 times as literature)
avg rating 3.71 — 77,694 ratings — published 1819
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Walden Walden (Paperback)
by (shelved 216 times as literature)
avg rating 3.77 — 132,034 ratings — published 1854
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The God of Small Things The God of Small Things (Hardcover)
by (shelved 213 times as literature)
avg rating 3.88 — 180,354 ratings — published 1997
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The House of Mirth The House of Mirth (Paperback)
by (shelved 212 times as literature)
avg rating 3.93 — 81,621 ratings — published 1905
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Midnight's Children Midnight's Children (Paperback)
by (shelved 209 times as literature)
avg rating 4.00 — 113,972 ratings — published 1980
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Paperback)
by (shelved 208 times as literature)
avg rating 4.21 — 366,392 ratings — published 1943
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Vanity Fair Vanity Fair (Paperback)
by (shelved 207 times as literature)
avg rating 3.72 — 124,304 ratings — published 1847
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The Satanic Verses The Satanic Verses (Paperback)
by (shelved 207 times as literature)
avg rating 3.72 — 63,379 ratings — published 1988
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The Things They Carried The Things They Carried (Paperback)
by (shelved 207 times as literature)
avg rating 4.10 — 157,032 ratings — published 1990
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Naked Lunch Naked Lunch (Paperback)
by (shelved 206 times as literature)
avg rating 3.49 — 82,364 ratings — published 1959
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The Remains of the Day The Remains of the Day (Paperback)
by (shelved 206 times as literature)
avg rating 4.09 — 122,681 ratings — published 1988
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Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1) Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
by (shelved 206 times as literature)
avg rating 4.12 — 44,283 ratings — published 1913
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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (Paperback)
by (shelved 203 times as literature)
avg rating 4.11 — 53,569 ratings — published 1979
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The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
by (shelved 202 times as literature)
avg rating 3.71 — 1,333,364 ratings — published 2003
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The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage (Paperback)
by (shelved 201 times as literature)
avg rating 3.15 — 69,280 ratings — published 1895
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The World According to Garp The World According to Garp (Hardcover)
by (shelved 200 times as literature)
avg rating 4.04 — 164,241 ratings — published 1978
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The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew (Paperback)
by (shelved 199 times as literature)
avg rating 3.83 — 133,080 ratings — published 1590
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1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3) 1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
by (shelved 197 times as literature)
avg rating 3.83 — 183,705 ratings — published 2009
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Brideshead Revisited Brideshead Revisited (Paperback)
by (shelved 193 times as literature)
avg rating 3.99 — 88,080 ratings — published 1944
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Anthem Anthem (Paperback)
by (shelved 193 times as literature)
avg rating 3.60 — 95,960 ratings — published 1938
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Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex (Unknown Binding)
by (shelved 192 times as literature)
avg rating 3.64 — 104,286 ratings — published -442
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The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera (Paperback)
by (shelved 191 times as literature)
avg rating 3.98 — 159,692 ratings — published 1910
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White Noise White Noise (Paperback)
by (shelved 191 times as literature)
avg rating 3.86 — 66,928 ratings — published 1984
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The Blind Assassin The Blind Assassin (Paperback)
by (shelved 191 times as literature)
avg rating 3.92 — 124,443 ratings — published 2000
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No Country for Old Men No Country for Old Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 190 times as literature)
avg rating 4.10 — 116,466 ratings — published 2005
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The Woman in White The Woman in White (Paperback)
by (shelved 190 times as literature)
avg rating 3.97 — 129,769 ratings — published 1860
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Terry Pratchett
“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”
Terry Pratchett

Brent Weeks
“The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction—until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature”. The Latin root simply means “letters”. Those letters are either delivered—they connect with an audience—or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books—and thus what they count as literature—really tells you more about them than it does about the book.”
Brent Weeks

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