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message 1: by NancyJ (last edited May 19, 2018 12:29PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) Finally, a competition show on TV about-- not dancers, singers, magicians,, or movies - but BOOKS!

http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american...

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

Let's discuss it when it starts.

Go to thread #1 to list which books you most want to read.

I don't know how the voting on the TV show will be structured, but lets see which books WE would pick.

QUESTIONS for Thread 2;

1. Looking only at the books on the list, which ones are your favorites? List as many or as few as you like. Feel free to edit your post (see the edit button below).

2. Which ones do you think SHOULD be among the finalists? (The answer could be different from the list above.)


message 2: by NancyJ (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) 1. My favorites list includes many childhood favorites (mine and my kid's).

Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Charlotte's Web
Pride and Prejudice
Harry Potter
Curious Incident of the dog in the night time
Memoirs of a Geisha
To Kill a Mockingbird
Call of the Wild
Count of Monte Cristo
A Tree grows in Brooklyn
The Help
Notebook
Outlander
Jane Eyre
Joy Luck Club
Hunt for Red October
Hunger Games



2. Should be among the finalist:

Adventures of Tom Sawyer
To Kill a Mockingbird
Charlotte's Web
Pride and Prejudice
Harry Potter
Call of the Wild
Count of Monte Cristo
Grapes of Wrath
Gone with the Wind
Book Thief
1984
Crime and Punishment
Curious Incident of the dog in the night time
Memoirs of a Geisha

If the finals list covers all decades, then I'm really short on modern books.


message 3: by Chris (new)

Chris | 10 comments 1. Among Finalists
To Kill A Mockingbird
Gone with the Wind
Tom Sawyer
Pilgrim's Progress
Moby Dick
Alice in Wonderland
Lord of the Rings
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
Anne of Green Gables
Rebecca
And then there were none
Dorian Gray
Call of the Wild
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Hunt for Red October
The Picture of Dorian Gray

2 What should be on the List
The Old Testament
Eusebius The Church History
Josephus: The Essential Writings
Beowulf
The Illiad translated by Fagles
The Odyssey trans by Fagles
Virgil's Aeneid
The Canterbury Tales
Aquinas - Summa Contra Gentiles
Romeo and Juliet
Midsummer Night's Dream
Hamlet
Henry V
Merchant of Venice
Macbeth
Twelfth Night
Huck Finn
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
O Henry Short stories
Luther's Commentary on Galatians; Bondage of the Will
Jane Austen - Emma
Rolvaag-Giants In the Earth
Euclid- Elements
Plutarch - Parallel Lives
Dante - Inferno
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - poems ( Kubla Khan ; Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner)
Augustine - Confessions; City of God
Dickens - David Copperfield; A Christmas Carol
The Scarlet Letter
Jonathan Edwards sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
The Federalist Papers
The Scarlet Letter
Jo's Boys by Alcott
Up From Slavery
George Washington Carver: How to Grow the Tomato
Henrik Ibsen - A Doll's House
Adam Smith - The Wealth of Nations
Bonhoeffer- Cost of Discipleship
Schaeffer- How Shall We Then Live?
Veith - State of the Arts; Reading Between the Lines; any of his other books
The Brendan Voyage
Katie Schuermann- House of Living Stones
Longitude- Dava Sobel
Animal Farm
The Princess Bride
GK Chesterton - Father Brown
Thornton Wilder - The Matchmaker


message 4: by Jacinta (new)

Jacinta | 62 comments FAVORITES:
A Separate Peace
The Catcher in the Rye
The Giver
Harry Potter
Little Women
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Pride and Prejudice
The Sun Also Rises
Wuthering Heights

SHOULD BE FINALISTS:
The Catcher in the Rye
Pride and Prejudice
The Sun Also Rises
(I would also include The Sound and the Fury, although it's not on the list.)


message 5: by James (new)

James Loftus NancyJ wrote: "1. My favorites list includes many childhood favorites (mine and my kid's).

Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Charlotte's Web
Pride and Prejudice
Harry Potter
Curious Incident of the dog in the night time
Great taste in books. I see Outlander on there. I know Diana Gabaldon we write in similar genres. Lovely lady.
..."



message 6: by James (new)

James Loftus Chris wrote: "1. Among Finalists
To Kill A Mockingbird
Gone with the Wind
Tom Sawyer
Pilgrim's Progress
Moby Dick
Alice in Wonderland
Lord of the Rings
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
Anne of Green Gables
Rebecca
..."


Animal Farm is a true work of genius.


message 7: by NancyJ (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) James wrote: " .."

Thanks James.

She seems like she'd be great to hang out with. Very smart too. I see from Twitter that she has a lot of fans voting for her book as the Great American Read favorite book

We started a new group focusing on the Great American Read. Come check it out. When the show is over we're going to add a folder on other (better?) books by the authors. We'll discuss books like Animal Farm, Slaughterhouse Five, East of Eden, etc.

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...


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