100 best novels - modern library

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167 books · 116 voters · list created June 6th, 2009 by Rhea.
Tags: best, fiction, modern
111 likes · 
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3129 books
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Derya 846 books
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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) 546 books
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Angela 17302 books
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Eliette 1117 books
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Katie 421 books
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Casey 532 books
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M 1461 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Kite Runner can't possibly be on the list, as it was published after the list was made.


message 2: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Apr 17, 2010 01:08PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Yes, I removed it. Also (with equal regret) "A Tale of Two Cities," "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Christie's "And Then There Were None," and Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility," as well as "Peace Like a River," "The Chronicles of Narnia," "Walk Two Moons," "Where Are the Children," "My Name Is Asher Lev," "The Search for Wallace Whipple," "Murphy's Law," "The Chronicles of Prydain," "Inkheart," "The Gabriel Hounds," and "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency."

To those who added these books: Please note that this is NOT a RANDOM list for great novels, but it is only supposed to contain novels listed on either the Modern Library Editors' or their Readers' list, as published at http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibr... .

There are plenty of other lists for great novels (random as well as topical). If you want to add a book to THIS particular list, however, please first check on the above-mentioned website whether the book you have in mind matches the criteria. Thanks in advance!


message 3: by Darwin8u (new)

Darwin8u Table 21?


message 4: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Jan 18, 2012 02:48AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Hardly. Good catch!

ETA: Removed that book, as well as Memoirs of a Geisha, and amended the list description to include an express caveat to that effect.


message 5: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Yaste Where are the rest of the 100?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) If you've read any of them, do feel free to add the book(s) in question!


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Removed Mid Ocean -- likewise NOT on the original Modern Library list.


message 8: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Yaste The board's list or the reader's list?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) On most of these lists where there's both a board's (or publisher's) list and a readers' list, it tends to be either ...


message 10: by Mary (new)

Mary The Hunt for Red October should not be listed.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Marzie wrote: "The Hunt for Red October should not be listed."

It's on the readers' list.


message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah There's only 86 on here?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Sarah wrote: "There's only 86 on here?"

That's presumably because people so far have only added the books they've read. If you see any books at the above link (http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/...) -- either on the 100-book Board's List or on the 100-book Readers' List -- that you've read and that aren't on the list, yet, do feel free to add them as well. (It's easy: Just click on the tab up top next to "all votes").


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed, for not being on either of the Modern Library lists in question:

Isn't It Pretty To Think So?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You and me both.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (Double sigh.)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Well, it's down to 36 pages of Listopias now. Progress?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Softly, softly catch a monkey ... (shrug).


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I need a nap.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Me, too. Got us down to 35 pages, though.


message 22: by David (last edited Mar 06, 2014 02:33PM) (new)

David Hello all, I noticed that there were quite a few titles from the original Modern Reader's 100 Novels list that were not on here so I have added all of the remaining ones to the list as they are all books that I've either read or intend to read. It was a goal of mine for quite some time to obtain or read every book on this list. I finished collecting them several years ago. Surprisingly I had never searched out this list but am glad I found it. So, comb through it and if there are some that are also your favorites, give 'em a vote. I didn't tackle the readers list, that will be for another time. :)


message 23: by Julian (new)

Julian Meynell This list badly needs books removing. The number one book on the list is To Kill a Mockingbird which does not appear on the Modern Library list.


message 24: by Morgan (new)

Morgan Way are there 167 books on a 100 book list?


message 25: by Tim (new)

Tim New The God Father by Mario Puzo is not on either the Board's List NOR the Reader's List. In total there should be 168 books. The 2 lists shared 32 Titles.


message 26: by Tim (new)

Tim New Morgan wrote: "Way are there 167 books on a 100 book list?"

There were actually 2 lists - one by a "Board" of academics and another by Readers. I tend to favor the Readers'100 myself. In total there are 168 books since 32 books are on both lists


message 27: by Tim (new)

Tim New Julian wrote: "This list badly needs books removing. The number one book on the list is To Kill a Mockingbird which does not appear on the Modern Library list."

There are 2 lists that make up the Modern Library lists - one was a panel or Board and the other was Reader's. In total there arte 168 books since the 2 lists share 32 books. To Kill a Mockingbird is #5 on the Reader's List


message 28: by Tim (new)

Tim New 2nd page has multiple books not on the lists - Guess I need to make my own list of the real 168 books.


message 29: by Jay (new)

Jay Henson This isn't the Top 100 anymore.


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