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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4.07 avg rating — 480,694 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 44,499 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 4,068,893 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 587,576 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 31,250 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 533,165 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 15,095 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 128,376 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 1,279,322 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 1,480,886 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 1,292,745 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 146,151 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 735,601 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 609,285 ratings
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17

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4.16 avg rating — 369,359 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 36,307 ratings
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19

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4.23 avg rating — 46,973 ratings
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20

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4.18 avg rating — 50,478 ratings
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21

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 979,938 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 90,936 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 748,679 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 37,796 ratings
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25

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4.07 avg rating — 1,043,892 ratings
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25

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4.23 avg rating — 56,487 ratings
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27

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4.55 avg rating — 116,467 ratings
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28

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3.87 avg rating — 34,966 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 5,357 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 418,744 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 136,778 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 337,329 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 141,864 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 216,258 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 5,132 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 361,673 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 27,660 ratings
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38

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4.22 avg rating — 29,752 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 10,524 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 884,462 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 48,858 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 23,437 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 20,724 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 174,553 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 7,888 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 77,022 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 16,515 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 7,507 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 37,163 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 169,486 ratings
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51

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3.92 avg rating — 7,629 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 15,000 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 232,912 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 24,588 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 259,454 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 2,708 ratings
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57

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4.09 avg rating — 96,076 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 149,705 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 198,570 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 460,944 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 13,002 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 956 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 36,189 ratings
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4.50 avg rating — 1,531 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 211,042 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 21,440 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 5,235 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 197 ratings
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4.47 avg rating — 726 ratings
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3.51 avg rating — 97,959 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 54,380 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 53,111 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 126,184 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 56,784 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 71,604 ratings
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75 books · 7 voters · list created June 26th, 2016 by Sharon R. (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 R. 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 R. 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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