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The Last 10 Nonfiction Books I Read

List the last ten nonfiction books you read. Only list ten. Every time you read a new nonfiction book, delete your first (oldest) vote and add your most recent read in your #10 spot.

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1,985 books · 933 voters · list created November 13th, 2012 by Lobstergirl (votes) .
Tags: 10, last, non-fiction, ten
74 likes · 
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Lobstergirl 5086 books
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Lou 7166 books
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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) 545 books
375 friends
Wanda 2323 books
17 friends
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3288 books
860 friends
╟ ♫ Tima ♪ ╣ ♥ 2839 books
160 friends
Casie 293 books
24 friends
Ragnheiður 835 books
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Comments Showing 1-50 of 70 (70 new)


message 1: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Nov 13, 2012 03:01AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Does "currently reading" count, or do we have to have finished the books before we can add them here?

P.S. Love the li'l guy with the big glasses and the very old book!


message 2: by Wanda (new)

Wanda I adore the little boy with his glasses reading too! Great pic.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I didn't include "currently reading," because I could probably get the whole list from it!


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Susanna wrote: "I didn't include "currently reading," because I could probably get the whole list from it!"

If I had that many books going all at the same time, I'd never be able to finish anything ... all the time I have to read is an hour or so before going to bed and, sometimes, a bit more on the weekends. :(


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I'm the hippie free love type when it comes to books.


message 6: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Nov 13, 2012 09:45AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Freewheelin' Susanna!




message 8: by Brixton (new)

Brixton Wouldn't deleting the first book and replacing it with the newest one cause a person's list to be always 9 from the original 10, + 1 that keeps changing? (Unless you mean delete the first and add the most current in 10th place?) I'm wondering if the idea is to create a dynamic personal list so eventually all of a person's original ten will become a new list of ten, so older?/newer? reads move up the list in score. Or if that is not the intention of this list... have I taken all the fun out of this yet? ;o) (Hey, someone's always gotta do that for every listopia, am I right??)

I guess for now I'll put my votes in order from oldest first to newest last, deleting the oldest and replacing it with a new one in 10th place.


message 9: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Themis-Athena wrote: "Does "currently reading" count, or do we have to have finished the books before we can add them here?

P.S. Love the li'l guy with the big glasses and the very old book!"


Up to your discretion. I would say if you have completed at least 76.392% of the book, it can be included.


message 10: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Brixton wrote: "Wouldn't deleting the first book and replacing it with the newest one cause a person's list to be always 9 from the original 10, + 1 that keeps changing? (Unless you mean delete the first and add t..."

Sorry, I stated it confusingly. You should list your ten books in the order you read them, #10 being the one you read most recently. Then when you read #11, delete #1 and put #11 in the #10 spot. I hope that's less confusing.

I'll put my votes in order from oldest first to newest last, deleting the oldest and replacing it with a new one in 10th place.

Yes.

Ideally the list will be constantly changing and dynamic, unless a handful of early voters never change their lists.


message 11: by Brixton (new)

Brixton Cool beans, finally a way for later votes/books at the end of a list to work their way onto to the front page (as long as everyone keeps playing). :o)


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Lobstergirl wrote: "Up to your discretion. I would say if you have completed at least 76.392% of the book, it can be included."

OK. Seeing as my current nonfiction reads are decidedly closer to the vicinity of 6.392% completion, I'll postpone adding them (though content-wise I'm sorely tempted to vote them into every matching list in the GR universe). Then again ...

Brixton wrote: "Cool beans, finally a way for later votes/books at the end of a list to work their way onto to the front page (as long as everyone keeps playing). :o)"

Yes, there's definitely that!


message 13: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa Cool list, I don't read enough non-fiction


message 14: by Hayes (new)

Hayes Lobstergirl wrote: "You should list your ten books in the order you read them, #10 being the one you read most recently. Then when you read #11, delete #1 and put #11 in the #10 spot. I hope that's less confusing."

I usually do it the other way round: whenever I finish a book I add it to the list and then bump it to the #1 position, but this method is good too.


message 15: by MBP (new)

MBP The 2 Khaled Hosseini books are fiction, and should be removed from the list.

Love this idea!


message 16: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Gone.


message 17: by Brixton (last edited Nov 16, 2012 09:36PM) (new)

Brixton 34 voters and 353 books-- people are voting for more than 10. It had to happen, didn't it...

edit: offhand, I see at least 110 excessive votes from 3 voters.


message 18: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Nov 17, 2012 05:29AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Brixton wrote: "34 voters and 353 books-- people are voting for more than 10. It had to happen, didn't it...

edit: offhand, I see at least 110 excessive votes from 3 voters."


... not to mention more fiction entries on the back pages (the very last one being currently Upton Sinclair's Jungle).

Lobstergirl, do you want a hand in cleaning up the list?


message 19: by Wanda (new)

Wanda Lobstergirl, thank you for starting this list. I do not read enough nonfiction. I want to change this and knowing this lists exists, will provide me with a good starting point. With librarians such as TA and you on the job, I am sure the list will remain true too. Thanks again so much.


message 20: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Glad you are enjoying it, Wanda.


message 21: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Themis-Athena wrote: "Lobstergirl, do you want a hand in cleaning up the list?"

Sure! Policing is hard work....


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Lobstergirl wrote: "Policing is hard work...."

Well, it is and it isn't, on this particular list. As long as we catch books being added in excess of 10 votes by a single voter, it's fairly easy to identify and remove them (essentially, every book with a score of 90 or less). But if somebody just votes for 11 or more books that other people have already voted for as well, I don't see how that can be prevented at all ... at least not by removing the books in question.

That said, I just scrapped all of page 4 and the better part of the bottom half of page 3 -- these WERE, without exception, books added by a single voter each in excess of 10 books per voter (in no small part, in an obvious effort to plug a number of particular authors' body of work).


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) I haven't read it, but isn't Icelandic Folktales and Legends fiction? The title sure sounds like that ...


message 24: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Themis-Athena wrote: "I haven't read it, but isn't Icelandic Folktales and Legends fiction? The title sure sounds like that ..."

I guess so....how are those things usually classified?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) I frankly have no idea, but would guess they're either in a category of their own or considered part of "fiction." In some, but not all myths and legends there's an "oral history of our tribe" type of factor, but there's also enough of both a supernatural and a not-verifiably-fact-based storytelling element in virtually all myths and legends that would appear to take them, if nothing else, out of the realm of straight nonfiction ... ?

(Research on myths and legends would obviously be nonfiction.)


message 26: by Brixton (new)

Brixton For whomever knows how to fix duplicates, there's one currently at 36 and 67: None of Us Were Like This Before.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Love the variety of books and, indeed, subjects.


message 29: by Lobstergirl (last edited Feb 19, 2013 03:13PM) (new)

Lobstergirl And there's Control Switch On at #38, which manages to occupy both fiction and nonfiction lists. How does it do that? Can we figure out once and for all what genre that book is?


message 30: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Susanna wrote: "Love the variety of books and, indeed, subjects."

Brilliant fun to watch. It would be a shame to see items removed that have no votes because that is the nature of this beast.
:O)


message 31: by Ben (last edited Feb 19, 2013 03:38PM) (new)

Ben Lobstergirl wrote: "And there's Control Switch On at #38, which manages to occupy both fiction and nonfiction lists. How does it do that? Can we figure out once and for all what genre that book is?"

This book has that perfect Zen-essence of being spam, and therefore transcends exclusionary labels such as "fiction" or "non-fiction." It is a book that always is added to every list, no matter the topic, and has become omnipresent in Listopia. I don't know about you, but I always feel my chakras aligning perfectly whenever I see it.


message 32: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Mar 06, 2013 10:48AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I believe Carrie Fisher's Postcards from the Edge (#189) is a novel.


message 33: by Hayes (new)

Hayes It's kind of a 'tween thing, isn't it. Very much based on her life, but fictionalized (so she wouldn't get sued, I imagine).


message 34: by Gennifer (new)

Gennifer My list goes back just about a year (I started Fifty Years in Polygamy on May 24, 2013, thanks to my meticulous Goodreads record keeping). That isn't to say I don't read a lot (I do, voraciously), but I usually prefer Fiction.


message 35: by Gennifer (new)

Gennifer Also, isn't #186 fiction? It's called Orphan Train.


message 36: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Gennifer wrote: "Also, isn't #186 fiction? It's called Orphan Train."

Deleted.


message 37: by Pat (new)

Pat Can we do anything about this guy with the screen name of Darian who voted for 100 books?


message 38: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Pat wrote: "Can we do anything about this guy with the screen name of Darian who voted for 100 books?"

I sent him a PM. If he doesn't delete 90 of his votes I guess I'll have to manually remove those books from the list.


message 39: by Pat (new)

Pat Thanks LG.
I sent him a PM too.
I don't mean to pick on him, but I like this list and don't want to see it diluted.


message 40: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl That's fine.


message 41: by Zoe's Human (new)

Zoe's Human What's the take on religious texts for this list? I clearly don't believe all the religious texts I read are non-fiction as I am not a Jewish Muslim Christian Buddhist Bahá’í Hindu, but I read them with the same intent as I read non-fiction (to further increase my knowledge so I can take over the world!!! become a better person).


message 42: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Michelle wrote: "What's the take on religious texts for this list? I clearly don't believe all the religious texts I read are non-fiction as I am not a Jewish Muslim Christian Buddhist Bahá’í Hindu, but I read them..."

I certainly won't delete any religious texts on the list. For believers they are nonfiction, and that's quite good enough for me.


message 43: by Zoe's Human (new)

Zoe's Human Lobstergirl wrote: "I certainly won't delete any religious texts on the list. For believers they are nonfiction, and that's quite good enough for me. "

Great and thanks! I just wanted to be sure how you felt before I messed around with your list. It will be a bit since I just started the book that made me ask.


message 44: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I would delete something like "Joseph and His Brothers" by Thomas Mann, which is a novelization of the biblical stories of Joseph, but only because it's clearly fiction. Anything purporting to come directly from deities, or those like prophets who are officially channeling the thoughts and words of deities, can go on the list.


message 45: by Zoe's Human (new)

Zoe's Human Lobstergirl wrote: "I would delete something like "Joseph and His Brothers" by Thomas Mann, which is a novelization of the biblical stories of Joseph, but only because it's clearly fiction. Anything purporting to com..."

Makes perfect sense.


message 46: by Zoe's Human (last edited Jan 04, 2015 11:55AM) (new)

Zoe's Human If you do a sort by date-read on the non-fiction shelf of this person it becomes clear that they stopped participating actively on this list on October 3 since they have rated and reviewed over 10 books they shelved as non-fiction since the last book they voted for on the list.

I would like to delete any books on which they are the only vote on since these books don't qualify for the criteria described and, in my mind, are stagnating what is supposed to be dynamic list. I would additionally leave a note on their vote explaining why the deletions had occurred.

I would be more than happy to put in the work to delete stuff like this when the purging mood strikes me since I quite like the concept of this list, but don't want to do so against the wishes of the list-creator. Managing a list is hard so I am willing to offer my assistance for clean-up duty, but don't want to overstep my bounds.

Is it okay for me to make deletions of this nature, Lobstergirl? Or would you rather I didn't?

Please note, I'm not trying to pick on the person whose votes I selected. They were just an excellent example of some available clean up opportunities I saw.


message 47: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I wouldn't want those type of deletions. While I would ideally prefer the list to be dynamic rather than stagnant, admittedly I have read nonfiction books since the ones I voted for and haven't added them to the list yet. Like others I'm sure, I get too busy to constantly vote all the books I've just read onto the various listopias. I appreciate that you want the list to be constantly changing and updating but I don't want that degree of policing of others' votes to be going on.


message 48: by Zoe's Human (new)

Zoe's Human Cool. Thought I'd check.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Sometimes I forget to vote here for six months, but that doesn't mean I've quit the list.


message 50: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Sometimes I forget to vote here for six months, but that doesn't mean I've quit the list."

+1


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