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Boston Public Library: The 100 Most Influential Books of the 20th Century

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102 books · 84 voters · list created January 28th, 2013 by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (votes) .
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message 1: by Ben (last edited Jan 28, 2013 01:56PM) (new)

Ben Thanks for putting this and the other lists together, TA. I know it's a lot of work.

Always interesting to see what the list creators consider to be the most influential/memorable/greatest book. There are always at least a few head scratchers!


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Yes -- that's why I love these lists as well. Some great recommendations for future reading/recap of what the list creators found important ... but also a few entries where you go "What?!" And they're all different -- and not necessarily always because of a different focus, either!


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