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message 1: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Technically, I can't vote, because no one has ever MADE me read anything...other than Tw-ehem (thanks a bunch, cousin.) And I will never vote Tw-ehem.


message 2: by Daniel (new)

Daniel only know a few


message 3: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Rachel wrote: "Technically, I can't vote, because no one has ever MADE me read anything...other than Tw-ehem (thanks a bunch, cousin.) And I will never vote Tw-ehem. "
hi




message 4: by Wealhtheow (new)

Wealhtheow Yeah, this is a hard list to vote on. I can't vote for most of the books I absolutely love, because I wasn't forced to read them.


message 5: by Selma (new)

Selma i vote 100 times for twilight, best fantasy book ever


message 6: by Peter (new)

Peter I guess I'm in the minority, but I'd probably never have read most of my favourites were it not for the required reading at uni...


message 7: by Minh-Anh (new)

Minh-Anh I'm never really FORCED to read anything, and I don't usually take anyone's reccommendations (even my best friend's), but when I DO take them, most of the time, I like the book.


message 8: by Mihai (new)

Mihai Criveti Well, giving someone a book as a gift is usually a good way to get them to read it...


message 9: by Minh-Anh (new)

Minh-Anh Yeah, someone gave me Inkheart, and it was really good!


message 10: by Cl (new)

Cl i just voted for the ones i really loved so more people can read them.GO HUNGER GAMES!!!!!


message 11: by Imani ♥ ☮ (new)

 Imani ♥ ☮ omg! great list. i was forced to read the outsiders over the summer! im so glad i did :)


message 12: by Gina (new)

Gina For me it isn't MADE me read just, it is my kids reading it (Harry Potter) and telling me how good it was and my niece saying (Twilight series)" you've got to read this this". Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe was school assignment so got me interested in the series


message 13: by Angel (new)

Angel I pretty much take everyones recommendations into consideration and almost always read what others suggest. Most of the time it is a nice surprise. I would hope that others take my recommendations into consideration as well.


message 14: by Irriate (new)

Irriate And Selma wrote: "i vote 100 times for twilight, best fantasy book ever "

There are a lot of fantastic books out there, but I must agree that Twilight dominates


message 15: by Bahar (new)

Bahar there are a lot of buks here dat i luv but i cnt vote for dem,cuz no one exactly made me read dem..i read dem myself=)


message 16: by Preetea (new)

Preetea no one ever suggest to me what to read .bascicaly i just take a book out of the bookshelf.


message 17: by Florencia (new)

Florencia If found the hunger games because of this site :)


message 18: by Carlotta* (new)

Carlotta* Wealhtheow wrote: "Yeah, this is a hard list to vote on. I can't vote for most of the books I absolutely love, because I wasn't forced to read them. "

Exactly my thought!! There are so many books I wish to see on the top positions, but I cannot vote for them... Luckily my dad put '1984' in my hands, so I can rightfully vote for it!!


message 19: by Mary (new)

Mary my brother read that book


message 20: by Laura (new)

Laura I added The Book Thief... and then I realized 33 people already voted on it. YEAH!!!

Why would you be happy someone made you read Twilight? 0.o


message 21: by Mary (new)

Mary Alice wrote: "Bahar wrote: "there are a lot of buks here dat i luv but i cnt vote for dem,cuz no one exactly made me read dem..i read dem myself=)"

Same for me."

okkkk?1?!?!?!?!


message 22: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Rachel wrote: "Technically, I can't vote, because no one has ever MADE me read anything...other than Tw-ehem (thanks a bunch, cousin.) And I will never vote Tw-ehem. "

Hi Rachel,

I agree, there's always such a thing as freedom of choice :-) My votes, therefore, are for books I probably wouldn't have known about/read if good friends hadn't recommended them to me.


message 23: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Rachel wrote: "Technically, I can't vote, because no one has ever MADE me read anything...other than Tw-ehem (thanks a bunch, cousin.) And I will never vote Tw-ehem. "

I can't vote either - no one has made me read


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

I remember, in Freshman year, after being forced to read "To Kill a Mockingbird", which I fucking LOATHED, we had to read "The Odyssey" (abridged, obviously) and I thought it would be awful, but I actually took a liking to it. It was an engrossing tale, even for a high schooler with a short attention span


Interdimensionalbeing I am so glad someone made me read Keys to the Kingdom. Best series EVER!!!


message 26: by Sienna (new)

Sienna I usually choose the books I read so it is really hard to vote.


lmingenitoaol.com I am a lot older the most of you but the ones I did read were mostly classics I was never forced to read a book but they took me to great places in not so good ones
I only have a high school education and always wanted one but reading helped me to in so many ways and it became a passion for me
I don't know why I just said all of this but I think its because that you all have that same passion


message 28: by Bea (new)

Bea Wow. I have to read all of these books now!!


message 29: by Daniela (new)

Daniela Hernandez Rachel wrote: "Technically, I can't vote, because no one has ever MADE me read anything...other than Tw-ehem (thanks a bunch, cousin.) And I will never vote Tw-ehem. "

was this meant to be funny, im confused?


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