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4,863 books · 9,500 voters · list created August 5th, 2008 by Annette (votes) .
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message 1: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth What a fun list!


message 2: by Geri (new)

Geri Hoekzema Readers who love historical romances (or historicals with romantic elements) should try author Anya Seton (mid-20th C. British). She must have done years of historical research for each novel because the details are so vivid, the reader can almost believe she's living in that period. Some of her best novels include Katherine (14th C. England), Green Darkness (16th C. England) and The Winthrop Woman (Puritan America).


message 3: by S (new)

S Love is Eternal is also a great book on love. It's about Abe Lincoln and his wife, from his wife's perspective. Sorry, forgot the author's name and the name of Abe's wife.


message 4: by Susan (last edited Mar 12, 2009 01:39PM) (new)

Susan Wow, I'd forgotten about some of these books. Now I want to go back and read them again. I haven't done that with The Far Pavilions in years. Too bad Sense and Sensibilities didn't make the cut.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

sigh this book is so romantic i wanna cry just thinkin bout it!!!


message 6: by Bjdalyhorell (new)

Bjdalyhorell Surprised not to see Dr. Zhivago on this list.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads If you like Sense and Sensibility, Susan, why don't you add it to the list?


message 8: by Am (new)

Am I haven't read most of these! Will be putting some of these on my to read list!


message 9: by Kate. (new)

Kate. The Bronze Horseman is beautiful. One of my all time favourites


message 10: by Smile-xd (new)

Smile-xd If I Stay By Gayle Foreman Amazing Book!


message 11: by Kody (new)

Kody Smith The fact that Twilight is anywhere near Pride and Prejudice, and above Romeo and Juliet makes me want to cry and shame as humanity has fallen.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Kody wrote: "The fact that Twilight is anywhere near Pride and Prejudice, and above Romeo and Juliet makes me want to cry and shame as humanity has fallen. "

I second that feeling.

Near "Pride and Prejudice," above "Romeo and Juliet," "Much Ado About Nothing," "As You Like It," "Anna Karenina," AND above just about every 19th century BritLit classic, come to that ...




message 13: by Vicki (new)

Vicki I find it really sad that "Twilight" managed to beat out "Jane Eyre." Has the world gone mad?!


message 14: by Kody (new)

Kody Smith Vicki wrote: "I find it really sad that "Twilight" managed to beat out "Jane Eyre." Has the world gone mad?!"

Indeed it has Vicki, indeed it has...


message 15: by Hayes (new)

Hayes Bjdalyhorell wrote: "Surprised not to see Dr. Zhivago on this list."

Is now!!




message 16: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn This is the second time I have voted on this list for the first time.


message 17: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn S wrote: "Love is Eternal is also a great book on love. It's about Abe Lincoln and his wife, from his wife's perspective. Sorry, forgot the author's name and the name of Abe's wife. "

Irving Stone, and you are correct: a great love story. Also John Adams as per McCullough's bio--the exchange of letters alone tells the story.


message 18: by salma /asiyyya (new)

salma /asiyyya ahmad wat a awesume list i read lik half of those bookz nd love is like never ending



message 19: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Themis-Athena wrote: "Kody wrote: "The fact that Twilight is anywhere near Pride and Prejudice, and above Romeo and Juliet makes me want to cry and shame as humanity has fallen. "

I second that feeling.

Near "Pride an..."

Isabella Swan, American Girl: Wears rags most of the time, dresses up in blue, likes one particular vampire despite, survives hellish childbirth. Likes to ride rehabbed motorcycles with her werewolf friend Jacob. Clean, rough-n-ready gal. Her spunk reminds some readers of Sarah Palin (gaggh). Last line of Breaking Dawn was to be "Reader, I married him" but editors nixxed it.

---Stay strong, Tommy Tortoise


message 20: by Keta (new)

Keta I agree, Vicki, I don't think the Twilight stories hold a candle to the classics.

Keta



message 21: by Megan (new)

Megan Megan Loved all of these...


message 22: by Sarah (new)

Sarah i guess i would like to point out that midnight sun is not a book! Even though it would be the best of the twilight books if it is finished ever. It really shouldn't be on this list. :) sorry!


message 23: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Oh man, why is Twilight on this list? It's horrid, it's teaching young women that it's okay to let the man be your life, to never be your own person. It's so anti-feminist. It's not a love story, it's a possession story.


message 24: by Who? (new)

Who? Michaela wrote: "Wuthering Heights is one of the best love stories ever. I like Twilight too and I do think it deserves to be on the list. Some people seem to disagree but I've read it so many times and found somet..."

That is true every good love story has made me cry, but i think that The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks should have been included... And any Twilight Fans or any fan of love stories will enjoy the book Fallen by Lauren Kate and Hush Hush by becca Fitzpatrick


message 25: by Who? (new)

Who? Ashley wrote: "Oh man, why is Twilight on this list? It's horrid, it's teaching young women that it's okay to let the man be your life, to never be your own person. It's so anti-feminist. It's not a love story, i..."

I diasgree because when you meet someone that special their life becomes yours and yours is theirs. Its like they traded, they are so absorbed of being together and it is a great love story... Not the best but it is an extrodinary series


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The form to add books to the list is at the right-hand side of the page.


message 27: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Kody wrote: "The fact that Twilight is anywhere near Pride and Prejudice, and above Romeo and Juliet makes me want to cry and shame as humanity has fallen. "

As do I....and above Jane Eyre...and Wuthering Heights. I am sorry, but Edward is no Heathcliff. Twilight has left a horrible scar across literature.


message 28: by Mystic (new)

Mystic Susanna wrote: "The form to add books to the list is at the right-hand side of the page."
I totally agree! Twilight, and different books like Ella Enchanted are good, but I don't really think they're all about the love story, and they just don't have that feeling that moves you like Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, and even A Walk to Remember. Bringing such a touching story with someones faith in God makes it so amazing. Not to mention, no one, not even Edward, can compare with Mr. Darcy!


message 29: by Mystic (new)

Mystic Whoops. Sorry. I didn't mean to reply to your comment, Susanna.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads No problem.


message 31: by Cissy Chen (last edited Jun 06, 2010 01:13AM) (new)

Cissy Chen what 'The Little Prince' as love story???


message 32: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany My faves:
Jane Eyre: Jane & Mr. Rochester *sighs* My fav book! Love them!!

Pride & Prejudice: Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth one of THE best love stories EVER!

Outlander: Claire & Jamie I love them and their unique love story set in Scottland, it just melts you!

Wuthering Heights: Catherine & Heathcliff His love for Catherine drove him evil and yet that fierce undying love that is still holding on even after she has died *sighs*

Romeo & Juliet: Classic love story of star crossed lovers doomed from the beginning. A love that couldn't be stopped even by death

Persuasion: Cpt. Wentworth & Anne: I was rooting for them to get back together through out the novel & when he writes the letter to her professing that he is still in love with her....I love it!

Twilight: Edward & Bella hott Vampire love, you cant go wrong lol
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message 33: by Kate (new)

Kate Victoria wrote: "Kody wrote: "The fact that Twilight is anywhere near Pride and Prejudice, and above Romeo and Juliet makes me want to cry and shame as humanity has fallen. "

As do I....and above Jane Eyre...and W..."



Ugh!!! I know!! its pathetic!


message 34: by Mara (new)

Mara Great list....most of my favorites are here


message 35: by Kea (new)

Kea I dont like twilight or new moon or anything from that vampire thing.


message 36: by Roisin (new)

Roisin I completely agree with Rumors.It's amazingly romantic.


message 37: by Courtney (new)

Courtney Asunmaa Kody wrote: "The fact that Twilight is anywhere near Pride and Prejudice, and above Romeo and Juliet makes me want to cry and shame as humanity has fallen. "

I agree with you. The classics are much better and I think it is an joke modern day books.


message 38: by Agos (last edited Dec 07, 2010 04:46AM) (new)

Agos I just can't believe that Twilight is above Wuthering Heights and all those incredible books. I think that many of the people that voted for Twilight hasn't read any of the classics, because it is impossible not to hate Twilight once you have read Romeo and Juliet.


message 39: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Ok, if you don't like Twilight then why are you even waisting your time to tell the world you hate it? I love Twilight and the classics so does it matter? It's projected towards teens anyway you really think a teen is going to read Withering Heights over Twilight? Some will yes, but those books are just toold fashion for some people, at least they're reading something. So stop hating.


message 40: by Derya (new)

Derya Sarah,

It's not "Withering Heights", it's "Wuthering Heights".

And, please don't make any more generalisations -- which are nonsense.


message 41: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Well sorry, I can't voice my opinions? And sorry typo.


message 42: by Sarah (new)

Sarah All I'm saying is some teens or anyone else will like either one, I'm not trying to say no teen will like Wuthering Heights and to just accept some people like something you don't. That's all I'm trying to say.


message 43: by Agos (new)

Agos Alright. I have many things to say. First of all, it would surprise you how many teens would read the classics if Robert Pattinson starred in the movies. They don't know about the classics and the read what the media sells them. But I am a teenager, and I can clearly recognize the difference in the quality of the writing. Stephenie Mayer has a great imagination, but, in my opinion, her books don't deserve to be so close to Jane Austen's or Charlotte Brontë's in this list. Just think of it. Twilight is above Romeo and Juliet, a book that many people came to refer as the greatest love story of all times, a girl, a vampire and a wolf can't beat that.
And I waste my time to tell the world I hate Twilight because I can voice my opinions, just like you said (:
Sorry if my English is not good, I'm from Argentina.


message 44: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Thank you I agree!


message 45: by Derya (new)

Derya "The teens" could go on and vote for whatever cheap book they choose, but no list will change the fact that the classics are the true, worthy form of literature.

And, just because Twilight is extremely popular right now, thanks to the entertainment industry, it does not mean that people'll remember it, bother reading and discussing it with their friends after 50 years. Will it survive that long, anyway?

Yet, true literary classics, such as; Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre will probably be read by our grandchildren. I claim that, because they survived, and will survive by the help of mature readers -- who have a higher taste in art.


message 46: by Agos (new)

Agos Couldn't agree more with you


message 47: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I agree with both of you.


message 48: by Zainab (new)

Zainab Bakry Kody wrote: "Vicki wrote: "I find it really sad that "Twilight" managed to beat out "Jane Eyre." Has the world gone mad?!"

Indeed it has Vicki, indeed it has..."



"Sigh"..


message 49: by Zainab (new)

Zainab Bakry Lady Alice wrote: "Kody wrote: "The fact that Twilight is anywhere near Pride and Prejudice, and above Romeo and Juliet makes me want to cry and shame as humanity has fallen. "

Pride and Prejudice is about the silli..."



Mark Twain? That man disliked a LOT of things mate, it's not even funny.


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

Mark Twain did? I am curious, what else did he dislike?
I always found him to be very entertaining.


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