Entertainment Weekly New Classics

In the summer of 2008, Entertainment Weekly published a list called "The New Classics:" The 100 Best Books of the Last 25 Years. The books they think will stand the test of time. It has a wide range and good fodder for conversation.
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Vote for your favorites and/or the ones that you have read. ***Please do not add books to this list. It should only contain the 100 books shown at the above link. ****
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100 books · 253 voters · list created March 6th, 2009 by Justine (votes) .
42 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Justine 99 books
4 friends
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3261 books
861 friends
Loren 459 books
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Greyweather 2660 books
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League of Native Nations 12 books
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Bettie 15634 books
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Lee 6635 books
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Liliana 81 books
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message 1: by Lee (new)

Lee What do you mean no way?


message 2: by Lee (new)

Lee Nothing? What about the Kate Atkinson mystery?


message 3: by Lee (new)

Lee It was purty good.


message 4: by Greyweather (new)

Greyweather "ther is nothing here to interest an ol' fart such as I"
Your reading list says otherwise. ;-)


message 5: by Dottie (new)

Dottie How can a person vote on which of these is considered worthy of the label new classic when we can't see all 100 of the EW titles? Or am I not understanding this list?


message 6: by Greyweather (new)

Greyweather "How can a person vote on which of these is considered worthy of the label new classic when we can't see all 100 of the EW titles? Or am I not understanding this list?"
I edited the description to include a link to the full list at ew.com


message 7: by Justine (new)

Justine I just started typing this in this morning. Haven't finished yet.


message 8: by Lee (new)

Lee Oh Bettie, I love you.


message 9: by Lee (new)

Lee I've added a few I KNOW you've read my dear.


message 10: by Lee (new)

Lee This is a really bizarre list.



message 11: by Lee (new)

Lee For a granny, you have a pretty firm bum.


message 12: by Lee (new)

Lee Listen grumpy bum, you can't tell me you didn't love Cloud Atlas.


message 13: by Greyweather (new)

Greyweather Bettie (Goodreads Reader!) wrote: "Lee wrote: "I've added a few I KNOW you've read my dear. "

that doesn't mean I liked 'em *growly growls*"


So you've been giving five stars to books you didn't like? You're a very generous person. ;-)


message 14: by Lee (new)

Lee I think it's past your bedtime missy.


message 15: by Lee (new)

Lee Hooray! A sleepover! I'll bring the popcorn and the chocolate, you supply the wine.


message 16: by Dottie (new)

Dottie Greyweather wrote: ""How can a person vote on which of these is considered worthy of the label new classic when we can't see all 100 of the EW titles? Or am I not understanding this list?"
I edited the description to ..."


Thanks.




message 17: by Dottie (new)

Dottie Justine wrote: "I just started typing this in this morning. Haven't finished yet."

Sorry, Justine, that's understandable. Didn't mean to be impatient.


message 18: by Dottie (new)

Dottie Sigh -- while I've read quite a few of these, I'd not give them the label new classics -- well, at least not yet.

It might be some of these earn that eventually and some may already be called that -- but time is the key and we all know "classics" and authors of the same which are on the classics list and then disappear and reappear over the decades.


message 19: by Lee (last edited Mar 06, 2009 04:43PM) (new)

Lee Cocoa anyone?


message 20: by Lee (new)

Lee Dottie, I agree. I can't believe some of the titles on this list.


message 21: by Lee (new)

Lee I just voted for some of the books that I liked. I don't really think many of them will be become classics.


message 22: by Lee (new)

Lee I make pretty good chocolate chip cookies.....


message 23: by Justine (last edited Mar 06, 2009 07:12PM) (new)

Justine It's fun to see comments already! My first list and sorry for the delay. I was surprised by some of the picks. Really gutsy to pick The Road as #1, I think, because it is so recent. Some of the books seem like classics in the sense that they will continue to be assigned in literature courses. And thanks for adding the link, Greyweather. I appreciate it.


message 24: by Greyweather (new)

Greyweather Justine wrote: "It's fun to see comments already! My first list and sorry for the delay. I was surprised by some of the picks. Really gutsy to pick The Road as #1, I think, because it is so recent. Some of the boo..."

I'd say it's even more gutsy to put a children's book in the number two slot.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads A pity Comfort me with Apples isn't on the original list - I liked that one.


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

no infinite jest?!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I didn't see anything called Infinite Jest on the list when I looked just now. Did see Comfort Me With Apples, though, which I missed last time I looked. (D'oh!)


message 28: by Irina (new)

Irina Samuels Hm...this list was all right. I didn't know too many books on this list, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's not good! I give it a three out of five.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) The original list has 100 books ... looks like this one is in for a bit of pruning -- or do we want to extend it to whatever WE think should be deemed a "new classic" as well?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Justine, you want a librarian to "prune" this one?


Sentimental Surrealist Infinite Jest's absence is glaring and sad.


message 32: by Gina (new)

Gina Your link to the original list is outdated. The new URL is http://www.ew.com/article/2007/06/18/...
Thanks for putting this list together. It saved me doing it :)


message 33: by Polly (new)

Polly Nantucket Great!


message 34: by Stu (new)

Stu Cool


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