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message 1: by NancyJ (last edited May 19, 2018 01:05PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj)

The Great American Read starts May 22 on PBS. Take a look at their list of 100 favorite novels. You can take a quiz to see how many you've seen. The viewers will be able to vote on our favorites.

I want to try to read more of them this summer. Which ones would you categorize as Mystery/Crime/ Thriller?

Which ones do you recommend most?

message 2: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (last edited May 19, 2018 01:09PM) (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9340 comments Mod
The Twilight Saga is on that list? I can't take it seriously now.

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NancyJ (nancyjjj) Nancy wrote: "The Twilight Saga is on that list? I can't take it seriously now."

Yeah, I know. It's a "favorites" list, not a "best" list. Apparently it's the favorite of a lot of people. Plus it was made into a series of movies, so I'm sure that helped when people were asked to list favorites.

There are a lot of great books too.

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Paul  Perry (pezski) | 233 comments Holy crap, but there is some shite on that list! Although I am delighted to see Americanah, The Book Thief, Things Fall Apart, The Sirens of Titan & Siddharta - and Heart of Darkness may be my favourite book of all time

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Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9340 comments Mod
One Hundred Years of Solitude is another one I'd add to the must reads. How did James Patterson get on there?

message 6: by CBRetriever (last edited May 19, 2018 03:04PM) (new)

CBRetriever | 1541 comments The Da Vinci Code
I, Alex Cross
Gone Girl
And Then There Were None
The Shack

are the only ones I recognize as mysteries

ETA: there's an option on the upper left of the lined page to filter by genres

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