Best Books of the Decade: 1990s

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Jen 2099 books
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Marsha 4526 books
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Brandy 1088 books
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Ashley 1266 books
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Allison 1920 books
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message 1: by Antoine (new)

Antoine Several books here (Black Boy and Charlie and the Chocolate factory, to name two), are considerably older.


message 2: by Emily (new)

Emily both have been removed. thanks for bringing this to our attention


message 3: by John (last edited Jun 09, 2009 09:42AM) (new)

John Burns Can't believe more people have voted on this list than on the 19th century list. Phillistines!


message 4: by Christina (new)

Christina Why are there books on here that were published after 2000? Aren't people on this site supposed to be able to read and therefore follow directions?


message 5: by John (new)

John Burns Christina wrote: "Why are there books on here that were published after 2000? Aren't people on this site supposed to be able to read and therefore follow directions? "

And this week's award for cattiest remark goes to...


message 6: by Christina (new)

Christina Killthepopular wrote: "Christina wrote: "Why are there books on here that were published after 2000? Aren't people on this site supposed to be able to read and therefore follow directions? "

And this week's award for ..."


Haha I will accept that award gratefully! Come on, people, just follow instructions! One of my biggest pet peeves, I'll be the first to admit.




message 7: by John (new)

John Burns Christina wrote: "Killthepopular wrote: "Christina wrote: "Why are there books on here that were published after 2000? Aren't people on this site supposed to be able to read and therefore follow directions? "

And..."


Which books are they? I'm a "librarian" so i can remove them if you tell me which they are, but, just like a real librarian, am too lazy to find out for myself.


message 8: by Christina (new)

Christina I don't see the ones that stood out to me before but when I get time I'll go through and hunt down any that don't belong. :)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for wrong decade:

The Power of One, by Bryce Courtney (1989)


message 10: by Em (new)

Em Kite Runner is 2004


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for wrong decade:

The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini (2003)


Devan, Sarcasm Expert I guess then that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is so popular it deserved to be on the list twice then


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yeah, Frindle came out in 1996. Changing the publication date.


message 14: by Chris (last edited Jan 21, 2011 03:33AM) (new)

Chris Johnson Where's American Psycho...And Toni Morrison Paradise


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could vote for them.


message 16: by Chris (last edited Jan 22, 2011 05:44AM) (new)

Chris Johnson ^yeah all the way on page 2 or 3 or some shit. Or not even, having to add the books myself on the list.


message 17: by Lilac (new)

Lilac Harry Potter 4 came out in 2000


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Lilac wrote: "Harry Potter 4 came out in 2000"

So it did. I'll remove it.


message 19: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut came out in 1985


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Do you remember where you saw it on the list?


message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah #124, page 2


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Thanks! I'll see if I can get it.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed, for not being first published in the 90s:

Galapagos, by Kurt Vonnegut (1985)


message 24: by Sara (new)

Sara Reis I'm going through this list and there are loads and loads of books that are not from 90's, I am slowly deleting some.


message 25: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Duplicates checked: 2 books removed.


message 26: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 1 book removed.


message 27: by Omkar. (new)

Omkar. awesome collection of books.


message 28: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 1 book removed.


message 29: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 5 books removed.


message 30: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 2 books removed.


message 31: by Aubrey (last edited Aug 09, 2015 07:19AM) (new)

Aubrey Removed for wrong decade:

Like Water for Chocolate (1989)
The Namesake (2003)


message 32: by Jason (new)

Jason Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) is listed as #2 and #17.


message 33: by Isabella (new)

Isabella The Secret History is on here twice


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Nothing to be done about it, unfortunately; this is one of the lists hit by the combine bug.


message 35: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 11 books removed.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Great that combine duplicates is working here again.


message 37: by Muschela (new)

Muschela where do i go to ind a book i cant remember the name of


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Have you tried the group What's the Name of that Book?


message 39: by Devanshee (new)

Devanshee Why is Sidney Sheldon's books not mentioned in this list ?
He has written some mind-blowing suspense-thriller books.

Sidney Sheldon


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could add them. It's easy to add books to lists; at the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes."


message 41: by Phil (new)

Phil Macavity Does anyone recall a trilogy (l think fron the 80's) where the main characters are masters of mirrors who can 'translate' themselves, objects or even armies, using their mirror as a portal?


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