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  • Harry Potter (any) by J K Rowling

    24 61.54%
  • Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien

    31 79.49%
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

    25 64.10%
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

    12 30.77%
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger

    20 51.28%
  • Lolita by Vladamir Nabokov

    9 23.08%
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

    5 12.82%
  • The Eagle has Landed by Jack Higgins

    1 2.56%
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams

    11 28.21%
  • Charlotte's Web by E B White

    26 66.67%
  • The Ginger Man by J P Donleavy

    0 0%
  • The Bridges of Madison County by R Jamison

    3 7.69%
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

    12 30.77%
  • Sofie's World by Josteen Gardner

    5 12.82%
  • Flowers in the Attic by V C Andrews

    6 15.38%
  • Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

    0 0%
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    27 69.23%
  • Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

    1 2.56%
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by G G Marquez

    10 25.64%
  • The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

    2 5.13%
  • The Revolt of Mamie Stover by William Huie

    0 0%
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson

    8 20.51%
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

    28 71.79%
  • The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

    3 7.69%
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

    12 30.77%
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Thread: Have You Read the 25 Best Selling Modern Novels

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    Have You Read the 25 Best Selling Modern Novels

    Poll, let's say a good attempt counts. For Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, if you've read one book, count it.

    The source for the list is here and is only supposed to count fiction since 1946. List is in order of most books sold.

    Would you recommend any of these to a friend or tell them to not waste their time? Does best selling equal great?

    I started this thread because most of the books in the other thread are not modern and many expressed distaste for the selections.





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    Ugh, I hate voting first because I must admit I've read the Bridges of Madison County.

    With a lot of these titles you have probably seen the movie, don't count that please!

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    Neither read nor have any interest in any of the above.
    *shrug*

    Can't say I've even heard of more than a quarter of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starjots View Post
    Ugh, I hate voting first because I must admit I've read the Bridges of Madison County.

    With a lot of these titles you have probably seen the movie, don't count that please!
    Hah, I read that book too, and I'd reread that before I reread 100 years of solitude. I've read 14.

    My 3 favorites on the list are The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Charlottes Web, and To Kill a Mockingbird, all of which I read several times. I think I'll reread 1984-I remember enjoying that.

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    I've read 15 of those. I think the best book on that list was 1984. I also quite like the writing of Colleen McCullough, although I didn't think The Thorn Birds was her best work.
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    I've read three of them, the same number I'd read from the 'Greatest Novels' list.

    Hmmmm.

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    That's some pig.

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    I'm just glad the poll's not public, else @Hermione would disown me.

    I've read quite a few of them, though none of them are on my top ten list. The only one I've read recently is The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, but it doesn't really count. I listened to it (book on tape) when my eyes were swollen shut from my squirrel related eye infection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stigmatica View Post
    I'm just glad the poll's not public, else @Hermione would disown me.

    I've read quite a few of them, though none of them are on my top ten list. The only one I've read recently is The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, but it doesn't really count. I listened to it (book on tape) when my eyes were swollen shut from my squirrel related eye infection.
    I don't even like classics. I was reading Sherlock Holmes and American Indian religion and philosophy in high school. I was still reading Psychology books at that point, also. No time for conventional 'classics'. I never liked the same movies that were considered popular classics either though. And besides, teh school system liked the classic books, so... wasn't hard to figure out that I wouldn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermione View Post
    I don't even like classics. I was reading Sherlock Holmes and American Indian religion and philosophy in high school. I was still reading Psychology books at that point, also. No time for conventional 'classics'. I never liked the same movies that were considered popular classics either though. And besides, teh school system liked the classic books, so... wasn't hard to figure out that I wouldn't.
    Clearly, you didn't read the books listed above before posting this. <WHOOSH> - right over your head!

    But, at least you didn't disown me.
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