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message 1: by NancyJ, Moderator (last edited Aug 13, 2018 09:47PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
Let's create our top 100 list of recommended books - of ANY books - one book at a time. Choose a book that you think is a great read, and one that you would recommend to other readers. Keep in mind that this is a subjective exercise. It's impossible to create a purely objective list based on quality, because any "best" list is based on opinions and different criteria. You might not agree with all the other choices, but that's OK. You might start with GAR books, or oft mentioned classics, but as we continue, let's seek to add a little cultural diversity and genre variety to the list.

RULES:
1. Each person can add just ONE book to the list.
2. You can choose any book that you recommend.
3. For each post, copy the preceding list. Number the list as we go.
4. You cannot take another turn until someone else posts, or 12 hours has past - whichever comes first.
5. To keep the posts short, do not hit "reply."

I'll start with a book I think is worthy of #1. The next person should add their #1 choice, and go down your list each time you take a turn.

Questions?


message 2: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2.


Copy this list, paste it in the next post, and add one of your favorites to the next spot.


message 3: by Joy, Your Obedient Servant (new)

Joy (jammons42) | 510 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3.


message 4: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4.


message 5: by Linda (new)

Linda  | 915 comments 1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I | 4 comments 1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6.


message 7: by Catie (new)

Catie Currie 1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo


message 8: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen Catie wrote: "1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo"

7. The Help


message 9: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo"
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9.


message 10: by Linda (new)

Linda  | 915 comments 1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo"
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind


message 11: by Catie (new)

Catie Currie 1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World


message 12: by Jacinta (new)

Jacinta | 70 comments 1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury


message 13: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13.


message 14: by Joy, Your Obedient Servant (new)

Joy (jammons42) | 510 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14.


message 15: by Jacinta (new)

Jacinta | 70 comments 1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye


message 16: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16.


message 17: by Catie (new)

Catie Currie 1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
(Just remove if series aren't allowed, I couldn't tell)


message 18: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18.


message 19: by Joy, Your Obedient Servant (new)

Joy (jammons42) | 510 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19.


message 20: by NancyJ, Moderator (last edited Aug 24, 2018 04:54PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
TOP 100 Anything Goes

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21.


message 21: by Joy, Your Obedient Servant (new)

Joy (jammons42) | 510 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
22.


message 22: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
22. Tess of the D'urbervilles
23.


message 23: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
22. Tess of the D'urbervilles
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
24.


message 24: by Atl (new)

Atl (dark_leo) NancyJ 1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
22. Tess of the D'urbervilles
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
24. The girl with the dragon tattoo
25.


message 25: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
Alternative top 100

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
22. Tess of the D'urbervilles
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
24. The girl with the dragon tattoo
25. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter


message 26: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie 1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
22. Tess of the D'urbervilles
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
24. The girl with the dragon tattoo
25. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
26. The Secret Life of Bees


message 27: by Joy, Your Obedient Servant (new)

Joy (jammons42) | 510 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
22. Tess of the D'urbervilles
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
24. The girl with the dragon tattoo
25. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
26. The Secret Life of Bees
27. Name of the Wind
28.


message 28: by Jessica (new)

Jessica 1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
22. Tess of the D'urbervilles
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
24. The girl with the dragon tattoo
25. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
26. The Secret Life of Bees
27. Name of the Wind
28. The Little Prince
29.


message 29: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
ALTERNATIVE TOP 100

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
22. Tess of the D'urbervilles
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
24. The girl with the dragon tattoo
25. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
26. The Secret Life of Bees
27. Name of the Wind
28. The Little Prince
29. Outlander
30.


message 30: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
ALTERNATIVE TOP 100

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
22. Tess of the D'urbervilles
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
24. The girl with the dragon tattoo
25. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
26. The Secret Life of Bees
27. Name of the Wind
28. The Little Prince
29. Outlander
30. Their Eyes Were Watching God
31.


message 31: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneepearson) | 1 comments 1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
22. Tess of the D'urbervilles
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
24. The girl with the dragon tattoo
25. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
26. The Secret Life of Bees
27. Name of the Wind
28. The Little Prince
29. Outlander
30. Their Eyes Were Watching God
31. Beloved


message 32: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6. The Count of Monte Cristo
7. The Help
8, A Thousand Splendid Suns
9. The Shadow of the Wind
10. Brave New World
11. The Sound and the Fury
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13. Lord of the Rings
14. The Catcher in the Rye
15. Jane Eyre
16. My Man Jeeves (series)
17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
18. Ender's Game
19. East of Eden
20. The Color Purple
21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
22. Tess of the D'urbervilles
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
24. The girl with the dragon tattoo
25. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
26. The Secret Life of Bees
27. Name of the Wind
28. The Little Prince
29. Outlander
30. Their Eyes Were Watching God
31. Beloved
32, Sophie's Choice
33.


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