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561 books · 173 voters · list created March 4th, 2009 by Jennifer Payne Jones (votes) .
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Jennifer Payne Jones 3128 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3263 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Atlas Shrugged???????


message 2: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Why is there fiction on this list...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I'd be happy to remove it.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Jennifer, did you intend this list to include fiction as well?


message 5: by Hoyadaisy (new)

Hoyadaisy Wow! There's been something missing in the recommendations I've been getting from the system, and this is it. I must have taken 100 recommendations from this list. Good work.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The Unwords looks to me to be poetry.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Susanna wrote: "The Unwords looks to me to be poetry."

AND a likely candidate for the late, lamented "ballot box stuffing" list.

Jennifer, would you like other GR librarians to help pruning this particular list?


message 8: by Buzz H. (new)

Buzz H. It might be helpful to define "social history" (a field that I love) at the top of the page. Atlas Shrugged clearly does not fit, and I am quite dubious of the other fiction entries. Thanks for creating the list!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yeah, poetry strikes me as odd for a list supposedly about social history.


message 10: by Joss (new)

Joss Pillars of the Earth (currently no 7) is a novel!


message 11: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "The Unwords looks to me to be poetry."

I thought it looked strange too. Deleted.


message 12: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I'm not convinced The Buttercup: The Remarkable Story of Andrew Ewing and the Buttercup Dairy Company belongs on the list. Is it really social history?


message 13: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Deleted a ton of fiction.


message 14: by Paul (last edited Aug 13, 2016 04:44PM) (new)

Paul Lovell I have added my own title Paulyanna International Rent-boy by Paul Douglas Lovell which I wrote as a piece of social history. Many events, people, places, songs and trends of the 1990s help cement the age. It is honest and enlightening and I believe deserves consideration. It is NOT titillating erotica, it's about every day life.

Playing Out Swings and Roundabouts And now I've written about my childhood. The youngest of five children being raised by my father. 1970s working-class Britain.


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