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Amazon's 100 books to read in a lifetime

So many books, so little time. With this in mind, the Amazon Books editors set out to compile a list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime.

See the Amazon editors' list here - http://www.amazon.com/100Books

*Please do not add books to this list.*
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102 books · 102 voters · list created February 7th, 2014 by Annie (votes) .
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Annie 725 books
32 friends
T.J. 409 books
432 friends
Sarah 961 books
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Cheryl 6086 books
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Secchin 194 books
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Courtney 440 books
138 friends
Maizdog 319 books
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Megan 543 books
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message 1: by Rick (new)

Rick Please consider adding the following:
"American Caesar", William Manchester;
'Hawaii', James Michener;
'Exodus'Leon Uris,
'Siddhartha', Hermann Hesse;
'Old Man and the Sea', Ernest Hemingway


message 2: by Lisa (last edited Feb 08, 2014 09:54AM) (new)

Lisa I'm really confused. Why does Amazon link to the "Reader's Choice" list, to which people have added innumerable books? I want to compare what I've read to the Amazon's list, not a list of random top books. Is there no way for regular users (as opposed to librarians) to prevent a list from being edited?


message 3: by Annie (new)

Annie Hi M, here's the link to Amazon's list: :)
http://www.amazon.com/b?node=8192263011


message 4: by Lisa (last edited Feb 08, 2014 10:00AM) (new)

Lisa Anna, thanks for the link! I don't know why Amazon doesn't link to your list instead of the other one … Edited to add that the other list might have been created by an Amazon employee. Still, it's of no use to me when a list keeps getting reordered based on votes. The current top 100 on that list is not the same 100 Amazon chose, which is what I'm interested in.


message 5: by The Green (new)

The Green Girl Thank you for putting together this list!


message 6: by Janssens (new)

Janssens Stupid list without the really important writers: where are Dostojevski, Kafka, Nietzsche, Schopenauer, Thomas Mann, Hesse, Henry Miller, Victor Hugo, Flaubert, Huxley, Graham Greene, Theroux, T.C. Boyle, Houellebecq and others? The people who made this list don't know anything about books!


message 7: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower Life of a Loser - Wanted by Lou Zuhr deleted for not being on amazons list.

Here is a trick for finding incorrectly added books: Look for books with only one vote but score 100 or 99. It often works.


message 8: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Thank you for putting together this list. Saved me a lot of time. :)


message 9: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I don’t think Still a Lady and Release belong


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