Book Riot's Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books

Based on article published on Book Riot, appearing in no particular order. In addition to the 98 listed here, Book Riot included The Gospels (the first four books of the Christian new testament), and The Pentateuch (the first five books of the Christian old testament, known to Jews as the Torah). Seems a little short-sighted to me to include Christian and Jewish sacred texts without including any Muslim sacred texts.

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99 books · 61 voters · list created June 13th, 2013 by Karen Roman (votes) .
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Bettie 15662 books
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message 1: by Thom (last edited Jun 15, 2013 06:07PM) (new)

Thom Dunn Well read ? Without 100 Years of Solitude ?


message 2: by Philip (new)

Philip To be well-read you have to read "50 Shades of Gray"? Spare me!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Makes one think less of Book Riot.


message 4: by Bev (new)

Bev It's too bad you can't cast a negative vote--for 50 Shades, for instance.


message 5: by Karen (new)

Karen Roman I understand why the author feels it belongs on his list, but seriously, "well-read" and "conversant on what is currently popular" are not the same thing.


message 6: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Jun 16, 2013 04:21PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Frankly, "conversant with what is currently popular" strikes me as the only qualifier for several books on the list.

But whatever!

Still makes me think less of Book Riot.


message 7: by Paneret (new)

Paneret Karen wrote: "I understand why the author feels it belongs on his list, but seriously, "well-read" and "conversant on what is currently popular" are not the same thing."

Agree.


message 8: by B (new)

B Coffee Most of these are pretty corny books.


message 9: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Bridget wrote: "Most of these are pretty corny books."

Most of these? I'm afraid I can't agree...


message 10: by BookLovingLady (last edited Dec 13, 2020 06:09AM) (new)

BookLovingLady Philip wrote: "To be well-read you have to read "50 Shades of Gray"? Spare me!"

Bev wrote: "It's too bad you can't cast a negative vote--for 50 Shades, for instance."

😁


message 11: by Erin (new)

Erin Wow, indeed. Some of these are perfectly good books for entertainment (nothing wrong with that) but could hardly contribute to making one well-read. But then there are books that would rather detract from it. Fifty Shades? Really? I surprised they didn’t stoop to add Twilight while they were at it... >_>


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