75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years

These are the books listed in a Parade Magazine article (6/26/16) by Ann Patchett and her staff at Parnassus Books. They started out order by decade. Feel free to vote your favorites to the top, but please don't add books, since it is a fixed list. Thank you!
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3.98 avg rating — 36,364 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 1,698,886 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 1,431,272 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 157,700 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 839,754 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 668,152 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 597,242 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 65,214 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 1,058,474 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 823,917 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 15,992 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 67,390 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 136,807 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 1,451,302 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 390,848 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 32,899 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 414,925 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 39,005 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 58,769 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 102,065 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 978,089 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 48,965 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 1,136,956 ratings
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4.54 avg rating — 140,284 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 36,480 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 7,679 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 7,379 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 477,625 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 154,723 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 2,892 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 105,277 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 422,632 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 169,208 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 982 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 232,098 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 5,567 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 67,967 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 33,995 ratings
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4.43 avg rating — 11,264 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 54,974 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 24,830 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 208,795 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 17,863 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 8,665 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 255,861 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 322,062 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 161,017 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 225,333 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 487,427 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 14,448 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 41,362 ratings
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4.49 avg rating — 1,668 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 226,952 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 23,337 ratings
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4.47 avg rating — 787 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 135,141 ratings
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75 books · 8 voters · list created June 26th, 2016 by Sharon Robinson (votes) .
Tags: best, last-75
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You might want to add a note to the list description about not adding books to the list.


message 2: by Sharon (last edited Jun 28, 2016 07:46AM) (new)

Sharon Robinson Yeah, good point. I'd hoped it was obvious, but... not to everyone, probably.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Some will add books to "closed" lists anyway, but I find it does help.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads If something does get added, just tell me and I'll zap it.


message 5: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Robinson I think I can also "zap," as I have "Librarian" privileges. But if not I'll let you know. Thanks! :)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads If you're a librarian, it shouldn't be a problem, then.


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