Everyone's Read It But Me

Popular books you just haven't/don't want to read. And if "Everyone" is reading it, they should have 10,000 ratings at least. If it's just your friends reading it but no one else has heard of it, then it doesn't really belong here. (But you could start your own "I wish people would quit bugging me to read ..." list!)
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702 books · 4,527 voters · list created August 19th, 2008 by Cindy (votes) .
Tags: popular
463 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Cindy 8374 books
141 friends
Sarah 2433 books
261 friends
Theo 3510 books
31 friends
Kisholi 1974 books
34 friends
Amanda 1666 books
42 friends
Andrew 290 books
29 friends
Tara 860 books
274 friends
Antoine 949 books
180 friends

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Comments Showing 1-50 of 51 (51 new)


message 1: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn I'm having some trouble with the premise here--For me there are 1) Everybody's read it but me, and I plan to get to it, 2) Everybody's read it but me and they can have it, 3) Never heard of it but it sounds awful or I don't like the cover or I didn't like his other stuff, etc. 4) Read it. I mean, THE FACT THAT I VOTED FOR A BOOK DOESN'T MEAN I WON'T LATER RETRACT.

Whaddeva, T.


message 2: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Oh yeah, for us geezers there is Everybody USED to read it but today nobody cares one way or another.


message 3: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I take the list descriptions seriously and vote exactly as instructed (usually). So my list is mostly popular books I won't ever read, but includes some I might read but just haven't gotten around to. Like A Tale of Two Cities - maybe I'll get around to reading that some day. And Liar's Poker is on my to-read list and I most definitely will read it, when I get around to it. So it's kind of an inconsistent list.

And yes, for the hell of it I threw on there a few books from the 70s that were once on bestseller lists but no one reads now.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Thom wrote: "Oh yeah, for us geezers there is Everybody USED to read it but today nobody cares one way or another. "

LOL! I sure like that as so many books are fads of the moment.




message 5: by Debjani (new)

Debjani haha i like that EVERYBODY USED TO READ IT ! - i voted for the ones i will never read.


message 6: by Debjani (new)

Debjani also have they made a movie out of anything Nicholas sparks has written????????/


message 7: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn And the Geezer asks....Who's Nicholas Sparks ? Lovetoall, T.


message 8: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Thom wrote: "And the Geezer asks....Who's Nicholas Sparks ? Lovetoall, T."

A really, really bad writer of very bad, extremely terrible schlock novels.


message 9: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 09, 2009 06:55PM) (new)

Thom wrote: "And the Geezer asks....Who's Nicholas Sparks ? Lovetoall, T."

The only thing I read by Sparks was Message in a Bottle and it was somehow too "formula". As someone put it on one of the many goodreads groups it was like he bought a computer program and it writes his "romance" novels for him. You aren't missing anything. In ten years he will be forgotten!



message 10: by Molly (new)

Molly You guys really don't know who nicholas sparks is?
These are some of his most famous books taht were made into movies:

The Notebook
The Guardian
A Walk To Remember
At First Sight
Message in a Bottle

I personally didn't like his writing,but I guess girls like the whole romance thing. I figure... what's the point if everyone dies? (Which with Sparks-they do)


message 11: by Kazima (new)

Kazima I voted for the books everybody except me has read and won't shut up about. Please, great romance novels have been written long before Stephenie Meyer was born!


message 12: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Kazima wrote: "I voted for the books everybody except me has read and won't shut up about. Please, great romance novels have been written long before Stephenie Meyer was born! "

WE NEED A TAXONOMY OF ROMANCE NOVELS.


message 13: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Just added 10 titles I got from "movie was BETTER than the book". Each had over 30 votes, and I've never read a line.


message 14: by Keisha (new)

Keisha lol, I like the "I don't like the cover" one, it's so true.


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

Hollywoodsmile78 wrote: "lol, I like the "I don't like the cover" one, it's so true."

Do you ever look at a title and you think you read it but not sure? I know I read Message in a Bottle and think I quit with that one but maybe I read another one of Nicholas Sparks. I also read one James Patterson and that was it for me. I also think I may have read The Name of the Rose but not sure about that one either. Its so hard losing ones short term memory! LOL!


message 16: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Canary wrote: "Hollywoodsmile78 wrote: "lol, I like the "I don't like the cover" one, it's so true."

Do you ever look at a title and you think you read it but not sure? I know I read Message in a Bottle and th..."


Understand you completely Canary!

:O)


message 17: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Canary wrote: "Hollywoodsmile78 wrote: "lol, I like the "I don't like the cover" one, it's so true."

Do you ever look at a title and you think you read it but not sure? I know I read Message in a Bottle and th..."


If romance novels tend to be formulaic, even more so do the COVERS of romance novels.



message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Bettie wrote: "Canary wrote: "Hollywoodsmile78 wrote: "lol, I like the "I don't like the cover" one, it's so true."

Do you ever look at a title and you think you read it but not sure? I know I read Message in ..."


Hi Bettie, so glad not to be alone on that.


message 19: by Keisha (new)

Keisha All the time. That's why I prefer to purchase my books. Then I know I've read them.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Hollywoodsmile78 wrote: "All the time. That's why I prefer to purchase my books. Then I know I've read them."

I prefer to purchase them too but the house is getting too full of books! We have no more room for more bookcases. We need a bigger house. I heard my ex has to have a storage rental to keep all his in. I am going to donate some more to Goodwill..I hope.




message 21: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl It would be nice if owning a book were an indication I had read it.

My problem is I go into a bookstore, something catches my eye, and I have no idea whether I own it or not.


message 22: by P. (last edited Mar 25, 2010 04:07PM) (new)

P. i voted ones i haven't read and probably never WILL read. There is something that offends me about stephenie meyer. as if she shouldn't be writing about vampires... what with her religious beliefs and all.


message 23: by Bahar (new)

Bahar why i haven't read most of this books? i'm too upset and sad.


message 24: by Dannie (new)

Dannie Thom wrote: "Canary wrote: "Hollywoodsmile78 wrote: "lol, I like the "I don't like the cover" one, it's so true."

Do you ever look at a title and you think you read it but not sure? I know I read Message in a ..."


that's not necessarily true. I think that each genre of novels has a formulaic approach to covers. All thrillers are typically dark and forboding in cover design, for example.

I understand that you might not LIKE romance novels, but please respect the fact that some of us out here DO like them. I don't like thrillers, but I respect the fact that other people read them.

If you're an "old geezer" (as you call yourself), you've been around the block and understand this concept. If you can't play nicely in the sandbox, clean up your toys and GO HOME.


message 25: by Deena (new)

Deena I just clicked through to the first hundred I haven't read. Most of them, I have no intention of ever reading, regardless of how many "everyone else"s there are.


message 26: by D.L. (new)

D.L. Wow....seems I tend not to read Nicholas Sparks or Stephanie Meyers. lol


message 27: by Emily (new)

Emily u need to read the Harry Potter books you are seriously missing out they are amazing. (and if u like the movies) they are so much better then the movies (and the movies are amazing!)


message 28: by Donna Cochrane (new)

Donna Cochrane heh, I reached the 100 vote max halfway though the second page.


message 29: by Buthayna (new)

Buthayna LoL, I liked the list . The books i voted for the ones that ppl read and recommend them for me but I will never read tmhe , because i know i am gonna hate them. Especially Nicholas sparks novels though I just saw the movies


message 30: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Kind of embarrassed that I can't vote for a lot of these...


message 31: by Ceecee (new)

Ceecee well, most of the books i voted for, it's because I already saw the movies. and that's enough. why read something when you already know what's going to happen? unless it's a story you really really love. so, yeah. i won't be reading these books.


message 32: by Cindy (new)

Cindy I would like to suggest that books are not ones "Everyone's Read" unless they hit a minimum of 10,000 ratings. These need to be popular books that don't appeal to you. I'll leave this for now, but then I'm going to start paring the list down to books that are truly "popular".


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads What about box sets where the set doesn't have that number of ratings, but the individual novels in it do?


message 34: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Changed my mind about box sets - I'd say leave those off. List books individually.


message 35: by Janice (new)

Janice I'm a teacher, so I've read many of these books with my students. Any books by Jane Austen......I will definitely read and any book about my life, I will read like "The Help." My mother did this type of work.
I loved the DaVinci Code! All mystery books are my favorites. Lawrence Sanders is a favorite author, but now deceased. I read every one of his "Deadly Sins" books. For the mystery lover.....his books are excellent!


message 36: by Redd (new)

Redd i thought i already read a lot of books.. now i know there are more books that i'm missing on..


message 37: by Vikash (new)

Vikash there is no any fix number of reading a book,,,,,,,, if you are a real lover of reader of book
....


message 38: by Serena (new)

Serena Another geezer who loves books that nobody bothers to read. There are books on the list that I own but have never read, and some I started and never finished.Then there are books that Ihave read over and over again. Don't try to put a number on books read. It is so misleading.


message 39: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Some of these books I plan to get to...and some there is no chance in hell that I will ever read them...


message 40: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell There are A LOT of books on this list with less than 10,000 ratings.


message 41: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Carl SOME I HAVE READ YEARS AGO . THEY ARE SO GOOD I WOULD GLADLY READ THEM AGAIN GIVEN THE CHANCE. I LOST A LOT OF A LIBRARY I HAD ,AUCTIONED OFF IN STORAGE. BREAKS MY HEART TOO! SANDY CARL


message 42: by Grace (new)

Grace Where's The Fault In Our Stars? I've never read that nor do I intend to


message 43: by Kay Dee (new)

Kay Dee i truly wish people who make lists would stop allowing folks to add to them after it reaches 100 titles. after 100 titles folks are not adding to the list properly. or if we could vote down a title on a list and then after so many votes it disappeared off the list. that would be even better. Goodreads- get on that!


message 44: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Kimberle wrote: "i truly wish people who make lists would stop allowing folks to add to them after it reaches 100 titles. after 100 titles folks are not adding to the list properly. or if we could vote down a title..."

It only takes one devoted person to destroy a list by adding 100 books that don't meet the criteria. And a few of them voting up books that don't meet the criteria. But unlike most lists, this list has an easy to measure criteria - that of a minimum number of ratings of 10,000.


message 45: by Sonica (new)

Sonica i think you listed the wrong The Hobbit


message 46: by Nayyira (new)

Nayyira I know they exist. But I'm not going to read them. How about that.
(I only read like 10 from this list. so).


message 47: by Jenny (last edited Sep 03, 2015 09:12PM) (new)

Jenny I have read 8 of these books. Many of the books here seem to be the "flavor of the month" books. Most of these books I would never read. Of the ones I have read: 1.were read as a child 2.book club 3.some retro binge I was on 4. read for school. I am not sure any qualify as must reads or a must haves in your library. That may be controversial to say RE: Salinger, but I liked his other published works better than, The Catcher in the Rye.


message 48: by hamid (new)

hamid mazuji everyone does die. (duh)


message 49: by Lady Galaxy (new)

Lady Galaxy There are a lot of books that I read and liked, and a lot more that never interested me in the first place. I voted for the 40 books that either I started and abandoned, or bought but haven't gotten around to yet and probably never will.


message 50: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Beteta This list is a great way to FIND books you want to read! I marked those books for myself. Worked for me. The voting...if I vote for a book, does that mean I never want to read it?


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