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message 1: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 6029 comments 20.1 Popular Lists

In honor of The Count of Monte Cristo, All the Light We Cannot See, and Jane Eyre, read any book that appears in the top 10 of any GR listopia that has at least 1000 voters. To clarify, the list needs to have at least 1000 voters, not necessarily the book. Please post a link to the list with the title of your intended read in the help thread before posting your claim for the book.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments The easiest way to find the lists with 1000 or more votes is to go to Browse > Lists and scroll all the way to the bottom and click on the header "Popular Lists" (duh!). The first 750 or so lists have 1000 or more votes.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Also, the need to post here as you identify your intended (hope to read?) title, is to protect yourself from titles falling out of the top 10. But it also helps your scorekeepers do a little work before the actual scorekeeping session, and we prefer that.


Kathleen (itpdx) (itpdx) | 1369 comments Do the Best Books of the Decade work? https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4093
They seem to be structured a little differently than other Listopias


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments itpdx wrote: "Do the Best Books of the Decade work? https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4093
They seem to be structured a little differently than other Listopias"


Yes. GR has programmed those to limit by a range of dates, but they are not static lists and have votes, and, as such, qualify for this task.


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2264 comments For verification-
Best Strong Female in Fantasy Novels list
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas #3 on the list

Can't Wait Books 2016
The Raven King-Maggie Stiefvater #4 on the list
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child #8


message 7: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited May 17, 2017 03:05PM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "For verification-
Best Strong Female in Fantasy Novels list
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas #3 on the list

Can't Wait Books 2016
The Raven King-Maggie Stiefvater #4 on the list
"Harry Potter and ..."



We need links, Jayme.

Edit: If you will at least link the books, I can probably see the qualifying list for you.


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2264 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "For verification-
Best Strong Female in Fantasy Novels list
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas #3 on the list

Can't Wait Books 2016
The Raven King-Maggie Stiefvater #..."


Here is the link for the Best Strong Female in Fantasy Novels
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "For verification-
Best Strong Female in Fantasy Novels list
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas #3 on the list

Can't Wait Books 2016
The Rav..."


Ok for Throne of Glass for this task.


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2264 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "For verification-
Best Strong Female in Fantasy Novels list
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas #3 on the lis..."


Here is the link for Can't Wait Books of 2016https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "For verification-
Best Strong Female in Fantasy Novels list
Throne of Glass by ..."


Thanks, Jayme, OK for The Raven King, too.


message 12: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited May 17, 2017 03:33PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2264 comments Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as well? It is on the same list as "The Raven King"


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as well? It is on the same list as "The Raven King""

Yes.


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2264 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as well? It is on the same list as "The Raven King""

Yes."


thank you


message 15: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 2370 comments Would The Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Volume 1 satisfy the Complete Works of Poe #2 on this list https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2... or must one read all the volumes?


message 16: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 6029 comments Ed wrote: "Would The Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Volume 1 satisfy the Complete Works of Poe #2 on this list https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2... or must one read a..."

This will work. Please make a not of this approval when claiming the book for points.


message 17: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 2391 comments I liked itpdx's idea and found this list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/85 However, I don't see where it says how many people voted on the overall list (I only see #s on the book listing).


message 18: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited May 18, 2017 09:07AM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Valerie wrote: " I don't see where it says how many people voted on the overall list"

beneath the listings on each page is (for example):

466 books · 935 voters · list created June 25th, 2008 by

that is for the linked list (1930s), so doesn't have 1000 voters, but

5,064 books · 9,230 voters (2010), so some of those decade lists will work easily.

Another way to see, is to go to book of interest, and look at all of the lists for that book. On the list page is a link to all lists for that book. Choosing, for example, the first book on that 2010 list is this page:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/book/1..., where it shows it's position on the list, the number of books on the list, and the number of voters for the list.


message 19: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 2391 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Valerie wrote: " I don't see where it says how many people voted on the overall list"

beneath the listings on each page is (for example):

466 books · 935 voters · list created June 25th, 2008 by ..."


Oh, okay - thank you!


message 20: by Karin (new)

Karin Could I confirm Quicksilver? I'm also confirming it on Historical, in case this looks familiar.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 22: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 1527 comments Karin wrote: "Could I confirm Quicksilver? I'm also confirming it on Historical, in case this looks familiar.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1..."


It's not in the top 10, so no, it doesn't work. In fact, I couldn't find it (and I have had my coffee!) Is that the correct link ?


message 23: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 1527 comments Valerie wrote: "The Time Traveler's Wife from this list (at #6):
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/5"


Confirmed.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Karin wrote: "Could I confirm Quicksilver? I'm also confirming it on Historical, in case this looks familiar.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1..."


I'm afraid I see that as #248 on that list, and the task requires a top 10.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Valerie wrote: "The Time Traveler's Wife from this list (at #6):
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/5"


Yes.


message 29: by Karin (new)

Karin Amanda wrote: "Karin wrote: "Could I confirm Quicksilver? I'm also confirming it on Historical, in case this looks familiar.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1..."

It..."


Whoops, I missed the top 10, just notice the over 1000 votes for the list.


message 30: by Bea (new)

Bea | 1563 comments Karin wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Karin wrote: "Could I confirm Quicksilver? I'm also confirming it on Historical, in case this looks familiar.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1......"


I did too, Karin. However, the book I was looking at fit under Historical, which I had not filled, and still got a combo.


message 32: by Rosemary (last edited May 19, 2017 12:31PM) (new)

Rosemary | 2857 comments Just a heads up. I started out by clicking through my "to read" list and scrolling down to where it says "Lists with this book". But having found a lot of books that were apparently not on any lists at all, then getting to one and thinking "No, that's not possible," and looking another way, I realised that the individual book page only seems to show lists including THAT EDITION of the book. So that's not the best way to search ... unless you only ever add the most popular edition to your "to read".


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Yes, listopia is edition specific because some lists are about covers - colors, objects, etc. So, while Rosemary's observation is correct, of course you are not required to read the edition that is on the list.


message 34: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2857 comments I had better luck going by the Popular Lists method that you posted, Elizabeth! I found these:

Go Ask Alice on https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

A Confederacy of Dunces on https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Rosemary wrote: "I had better luck going by the Popular Lists method that you posted, Elizabeth! I found these:

Go Ask Alice on https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1......"


Noted!


message 36: by Karin (new)

Karin Bea wrote: "Karin wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Karin wrote: "Could I confirm Quicksilver? I'm also confirming it on Historical, in case this looks familiar.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1......"


I see, so if I can find Quicksilver in the top 10 of another list. Got it. I do have it confirmed to read for historical. But I have been working on my sub challenge list, too. I still have a few more books to add. I have been having trouble with finding books on my tbr or other ones I want to read that my library system doesn't have.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Here is the page of lists for that book, Karin.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/book/823


message 38: by Karin (last edited May 19, 2017 07:17PM) (new)

Karin Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Here is the page of lists for that book, Karin.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/book/823"


Thanks! How did you find that? I'm new to even finding listopias. Now I can see that it won't make it, but perhaps another book I'm going to read will.

ETA -- I finally figured it out. Wow, was I ever dumb!!!


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Karin wrote: "I finally figured it out. Wow, was I ever dumb!!! "

Glad you found it. Not dumb at at all - GR has lots of features and for some it takes years to discover. (At least it did for me.)


message 40: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4492 comments This has actually been tougher than I expected! I would like to reserve some from this list for starters:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...
Carve the Mark #4
Caraval #6
Strange the Dreamer #9


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Karen Michele wrote: "This has actually been tougher than I expected! I would like to reserve some from this list for starters:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...
[book:Carve the Mark|..."


Got these, Karen. Yeah, a lot of the high-ranking titles are often the ones already read.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Karen Michele wrote: "Yes, that's been my problem;)

Here's another I've found:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/5...
The Invention of Wings #1
[book:One P..."


Yes, and once you get going, lots of multiple points. As a note, I enjoyed Nancy Horan in the only one I've read. I might pencil that one in for myself.


message 45: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4492 comments One more list for now:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9...
The Girls #2
Britt-Marie Was Here #7
Commonwealth #9
Before the Fall #10

Also, can we borrow from those lists and books already posted if we want to read one of them or do we need to post each request for ourself?


message 46: by Connie (last edited May 20, 2017 08:17AM) (new)


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Karen Michele wrote: "One more list for now:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9...
The Girls #2
Britt-Marie Was Here #7
[book:Comm..."


Got these.

Any book already listed is good for the task. You'll need to post again If you want a different book from a list already posted.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11968 comments Karen Michele wrote: "I found another one here:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...
The Hate U Give #5

Thanks!"


Got it!


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