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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby tms » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:01 pm UTC

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said - Philip K. Dick
Prelude to Foundation - Isaac Asimov
A Second Chance at Eden - Peter F. Hamilton
Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke
Gateway - Frederik Pohl
Dune - Frank Herbert
The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. LeGuin
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby UniqueScreenname » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:07 am UTC

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2. Uglies series - Scott Westerfeld. Best sci-fi series I've ever read.
3. The Giver - Lois Lowry. Probably the first book to make me think while I wasw reading.
4. A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket. Only series where I own all of them. Completely obsessed as a child.
5. The Firm - John Grisham. Love the way it builds.
6. The Client - John Grisham. Usually I hate adult books centered around kids, but I loved this one.
7. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury. I love the way this book builds too.

8. The BFG - Roald Dahl. Best children's book ever.
9. Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli. Nonconformist manifesto.
10. Maniac Magee - Jerry Spinelli. Pro-integration tale through the works of one kid.

11. Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher. This probably should be higher on the list. Read if you want your heart broken.
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby mathmannix » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:57 pm UTC

1. HGTTG trilogy
2. Tom Clancy's "Jack Ryan"verse series (especially Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Rainbow Six)
3. The Call of the Wild / White Fang by Jack London (you can count those separately or together)
4. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
5. Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie
6. I, Robot by Asimov
7. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
8. Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
9. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
10. Rascal by Sterling North
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby ahammel » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:58 pm UTC

mathmannix wrote:5. Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby XTCamus » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:28 am UTC

serutan wrote:Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
Fountains of Paradise by Arthur c. Clarke.
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Sunset Warrior Trilogy by Eric van Lustbader
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Revelation Space Trilogy by Alastair Reynolds
Hyperion series by Dan Simmons.
Dune (first book ONLY) by Frank Herbert.
Ringworld by Larry Niven

Wow, the correlation here makes me think we were born within about a year of each other.. 1960 - 1962? I would add A Scanner Darkly by Phillip K. Dick, The Ware Tetralogy by Rudy Rucker, Be Here Now by Ram Dass, Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke's, The Cyberiad by Stanislow Lem, and The Dispossesed by Ursala K. LeGuin.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby teenidle » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:54 pm UTC

hmm let's see if i have 20 favorite books.

series
1. Foundation by Isaac Asimov1
2. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman2
3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling3
4. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin4
5. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny5
6. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle6
7. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (and Through the Looking-Glass) by Lewis Carroll7
8. Robot series by Isaac Asimov8
9. 9
10. 10

not series
11. Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut11
12. Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder12
13. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand13
14. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro14
15. Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz15
16. 16
17. 17
18. 18
Notes
Spoiler:
1. especially Second Foundation!!!
2,3. duh
4. only read half of it so far (and from what I've heard, the less boring half), but still
5. again, read only half (tbh I'm not that interested in reading the other half but I still loved the first 5 books).
6. need to figure out which books I haven't read yet.
7. it's a series, right?!
8. AGAIN, I read exactly half of the novels (+the short stories, which are perfect)
9. this is me not including The Hunger Games, in order to be taken seriously.
10. reserved for whichever series I will like best sometime in the future* (because of my imaginary OCD, I've decided that the first 10 votes should go to series of books, and the rest to, well, not series.)
13. a book I enjoyed (probably means I'm evil or something)
15. why? WHY? I don't know. for no apparent reason, I enjoyed reading it. hate historical novels, hate christians. there was one character I liked, so.
16. I feel like I should finish reading Lolita before adding it.
17. same goes for Cat's Cradle. or Deadeye Dick. or Breakfast of Champions. whichever I like more after I finish reading all three.
18. reserved for any Asimov novel I might read in the future. I know what I'm doing!!
*I really should read Dune and The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy**
**I seem to share Randall's passion for footnotes(?)

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Adacore » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:51 am UTC

Updated list! Currently runs to 564 books, 92 with three or more votes. teenidle - I didn't add any of the books mentioned in your footnotes (The Hunger Games, Lolita, e.g.), if you want me to, let me know. I think you're correct on the series-ness of Alice in Wonderland / Looking Glass, so I'll probably go through the thread again to tally votes for both of them as if they're a series at some point soon.
Spoiler:
1
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( series; Douglas Adams ) -- 46

2
The Lord of the Rings ( J.R.R. Tolkien ) -- 32

3
Ender's Game ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 26

4
1984 ( George Orwell ) -- 25

5
Harry Potter ( series; J.K. Rowling ) -- 22

6
Discworld ( series; Terry Pratchett ) -- 21

7=
The Hobbit ( J.R.R. Tolkien ) -- 16
Dune ( series; Frank Herbert ) -- 16

9
Foundation ( series; Isaac Asimov ) -- 15

10
Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley ) -- 14

11
Catch-22 ( Joseph Heller ) -- 12

12=
A Song of Ice and Fire ( series; George R.R. Martin ) -- 11
Sherlock Holmes ( series; Arthur Conan Doyle ) -- 11

14=
American Gods ( Neil Gaiman ) -- 10
Fahrenheit 451 ( Ray Bradbury ) -- 10

16=
Catcher in the Rye ( J.D. Salinger ) -- 9
Dirk Gently ( series; Douglas Adams ) -- 9

18=
Cat's Cradle ( Kurt Vonnegut ) -- 8
Fight Club ( Chuck Palahniuk ) -- 8
Robot series ( Isaac Asimov ) -- 8
Slaughterhouse Five ( Kurt Vonnegut ) -- 8
The Chronicles of Narnia ( series; C.S. Lewis ) - 8
Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) ( Lewis Carroll ) -- 8

24=
Snow Crash ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 7
The Phantom Tollbooth ( Norton Juster ) -- 7
To Kill a Mockingbird ( Harper Lee ) -- 7

27=
Good Omens ( Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett ) -- 6
His Dark Materials trilogy ( series; Phillip Pullman ) -- 6
House of Leaves ( Mark Danielewski ) -- 6
Lolita ( Vladimir Nabokov ) -- 6
The Great Gatsby ( F. Scott Fitzgerald ) -- 6
The Picture of Dorian Gray ( Oscar Wilde ) -- 6
Ulysses ( James Joyce ) -- 6

34=
A Clockwork Orange ( Anthony Burgess ) -- 5
Animal Farm ( George Orwell ) -- 5
Cryptonomicon ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 5
Great Expectations ( Charles Dickens ) -- 5
Hercule Poirot ( series; Agatha Christie ) -- 5
Neuromancer / Sprawl ( series; William Gibson ) -- 5
Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen ) -- 5
The Giver ( Lois Lowry ) -- 5
The Master and Margarita ( Mikhail Bulgakov ) -- 5
The Old Man and the Sea ( Ernest Hemingway ) -- 5
The Stand ( Stephen King ) -- 5
Watchmen ( Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons ) -- 5
World War Z ( Max Brooks ) -- 5

47=
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ( Roald Dahl ) -- 4
Dracula ( Bram Stoker ) -- 4
Hyperion Cantos ( series; Dan Simmons ) -- 4
Life of Pi ( Yann Martel ) -- 4
Of Mice and Men ( John Steinbeck ) -- 4
One Hundred Years of Solitude ( Gabriel Garcia Marquez ) -- 4
Space Trilogy ( C.S. Lewis ) -- 4
The Brothers Karamazov ( Fyodor Dostoyevski ) -- 4
The Dresden Files ( series; Jim Butcher ) - 4
The Grapes of Wrath ( John Steinbeck ) -- 4
The Left Hand of Darkness ( Ursula K. LeGuin ) -- 4
The Name of the Rose ( Umberto Eco ) -- 4
The Silmarillion ( J.R.R. Tolkien ) - 4
The Trial ( Franz Kafka ) -- 4
Watership Down ( Richard Adams ) -- 4

61=
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ( Jules Verne ) -- 3
A Tale of Two Cities ( Charles Dickens ) -- 3
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ( Lewis Carroll ) -- 3
Call of the Wild ( Jack London ) -- 3
Candide ( Voltaire ) -- 3
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep ( Philip K. Dick ) -- 3
Fear and Loathing in Las vegas ( Hunter S. Thompson ) -- 3
Foucault's Pendulum ( Umberto Eco ) -- 3
Hamlet ( William Shakespeare ) -- 3
IT ( Stephen King ) -- 3
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell ( Susanna Clarke ) -- 3
MacBeth ( William Shakespeare ) -- 3
Malazan Book of the Fallen ( Steven Erikson ) -- 3
Moon is a Harsh Mistress ( Robert Heinlein ) -- 3
Necronomicon ( H.P. Lovecraft ) -- 3
Never Let Me Go ( Kazuo Ishiguro ) -- 3
Neverwhere ( Neil Gaiman ) -- 3
Nights Dawn trilogy ( series; Peter F Hamilton ) -- 3
Redwall Series ( Brian Jacques) -- 3
Something Wicked this Way Comes ( Ray Bradbury ) -- 3
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas ) -- 3
The Dark Tower ( series; Stephen King ) -- 3
The Handmaid's Tale ( Margaret Atwood ) -- 3
The Hunt for Red October ( Tom Clancy ) -- 3
The Man in the High Castle ( Philip K. Dick ) -- 3
The Once and Future King ( T.H. White ) -- 3
The Odyssey ( Homer ) -- 3
The Rama Quadrilogy ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Le ) -- 3
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ( Robert Stevenson ) -- 3
The Stranger ( Albert Camus ) -- 3
The Time Machine ( H.G. Wells ) -- 3
Wheel of Time ( series; Robert Jordan ) -- 3

93=
2001 ( Arthur C. Clarke ) -- 2
Abarat ( Clive Barker ) -- 2
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ( Mark Twain ) -- 2
Also Sprach Zarathustra ( Friedrich Nietzsche ) -- 2
A Modest Proposal ( Jonathan Swift ) -- 2
Anne of Green Gales series ( Lucy Maud Montgomery ) -- 2
Artemis Fowl series ( Eoin Colfer ) -- 2
A Scanner Darkly ( Phillip K. Dick ) -- 2
A Separate Peace ( John Knowles ) -- 2
A Series of Unfortunate Events ( Lemony Snicket ) -- 2
Antigone ( Sophocles ) -- 2
Attack of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks ( Christopher Brookmyer ) -- 2
Bartimaeus trilogy ( Jonathan Stroud ) -- 2
Beloved ( Toni Morrison ) -- 2
Beowulf ( unknown ) -- 2
Blindness ( Jose Saramago ) -- 2
Cancer Ward (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ) -- 2
Cannery Row ( John Steinbeck ) -- 2
Change Series ( S.M. Stirling ) -- 2
Childhood's End ( Arthur C. Clarke ) -- 2
Crime and Punishment ( Fyodor Dostoyevski ) -- 2
Commonwealth saga ( series; Peter F. Hamilton )
Contact ( Carl Sagan ) -- 2
Don Quixote ( Cervantes ) -- 2
Earthsea ( series; Ursula Le Guin ) -- 2
East of Eden ( John Steinbeck ) -- 2
Espedair Street ( Iain Banks ) -- 2
Ficciones ( Jorge Luis Borges ) -- 2
Fountains of Paradise ( Arthur C. Clarke ) -- 2
Gateway ( Frederik Pohl ) -- 2
Gravity's Rainbow ( Thomas Pynchon ) -- 2
Howl's Moving Castle ( Dianna Wynne Jones ) -- 2
Invisible Man ( Ralph Ellison ) -- 2
Ishmael ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
Jeeves series ( P.G. Wodehouse ) -- 2
John Dies at the End ( David Wong ) -- 2
Johnny Got His Gun ( Dalton Trumbo ) -- 2
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( Jules Verne ) -- 2
Les Miserables ( Victor Hugo ) -- 2
Lord of Light ( Roger Zelazny ) -- 2
Lord of the Flies ( William Golding ) -- 2
Magician ( Raymond E. Feist ) -- 2
Middlesex ( Jeffrey Eugenides ) -- 2
Miles Vorkosigan Series ( Lois McMaster Bujold ) -- 2
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest ( Ken Kesey ) -- 2
Oryx and Crake ( Margaret Atwood ) -- 2
Pride, Prejudice and Zombies ( Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith ) -- 2
Rant ( Chuck Palahiunk ) -- 2
Rebecca ( Daphne du Maurier ) -- 2
Red Badge of Courage ( Stephen Crane ) -- 2
Replay ( Ken Grimwood ) -- 2
Revelation Space ( series; Alastair Reynolds ) -- 2
Ringworld ( Larry Niven ) -- 2
Speaker for the Dead ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 2
Sphere ( Michael Crichton ) -- 2
Steppenwolf ( Herman Hesse ) -- 2
Stories and Poems ( Edgar Allen Poe ) - 2
Stranger in a Strange Land ( Robert A. Heinlein ) -- 2
Time Quartet ( series; Madeleine L'Engle ) -- 2
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ( Mark Twain ) -- 2
The Baroque Cycle Trilogy ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 2
The Bell Jar ( Sylvia Plath ) -- 2
The BFG ( Roald Dahl ) -- 2
The Book Thief ( Markus Zusak ) -- 2
The Castle ( Franz Kafka ) -- 2
The Chronicles of Amber ( series; Roger Zelazny ) -- 2
The Chrysalids ( John Wyndham ) -- 2
The City and the City (China Mieville) -- 2
The Crow Road ( Iain Banks ) -- 2
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time ( Mark Haddon ) -- 2
The Divine Comedy ( Dante Alighieri ) -- 2
The End of Eternity ( Isaac Asimov ) -- 2
The Giver ( Lois Lowry ) -- 2
The Gods Themselves ( Isaac Asimov ) -- 2
The House of God ( Samuel Shem ) -- 2
The Hunger Games series ( Suzanne Collins ) -- 2
The Illiad ( Homer ) -- 2
The Kite Runner ( Khaled Hosseini ) -- 2
The Neverending Story ( Michael Ende ) -- 2
The Night Angel Trilogy ( Brent Weeks ) -- 2
The Number Devil ( Hans Magnus Enzenberger ) -- 2
The Princess Bride ( S. Morgenstern ) -- 2
The Road ( Cormac McCarthy ) -- 2
The Shipping News ( E. Annie Proulx ) -- 2
The Sirens of Titan ( Kurt Vonnegut ) -- 2
The Stars My Destination ( Alfred Bester ) -- 2
The Story of B ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
The Tempest ( William Shakespeare ) -- 2
The Three Musketeers ( Alexanders Dumas ) -- 2
Trainspotting ( Irvine Welsh ) -- 2
We ( Yevgeny Zamyatin ) -- 2
Xanth ( series; Piers Anthony ) -- 2
Xenocide ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 2

183=
A Bend in the River ( V.S. Naipaul )
A Canticle for Leibowitz ( Walter M. Miller, Jr. )
Accelerando ( Charles Stross )
Acceptable Risk ( Robin Cook )
A Christmas Carol ( Charles Dickens )
A Confederacy of Dunces ( John Kennedy Toole )
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court ( Mark Twain )
A Dead Man’s Memoir / Black Snow ( Mikhail Bulgakov )
A Deepness in the Sky (Vernon Vinge) Added
A Dog’s Heart ( Mikhail Bulgakov )
A Farewell to Arms ( Ernest Hemingway )
A Fine Balance ( Rohinton Mistry )
A Fortunate Life ( Albert Facey )
Airman ( Eoin Colfer )
A King of Infinite Space ( William Shakespeare )
Alabaster ( Caitlin R. Kiernan )
All Quiet on the Western Front ( Erich Maria Remarque )
A Long Goodbye ( Raymond Chandler )
American Pastoral ( Philip Roth )
American Psycho ( Bret Easton Ellis)
Amerika ( Franz Kafka )
A Midsummer Night’s Dream ( William Shakespeare )
Anansi Boys ( Neil Gaiman )
Anathem ( Neal Steaphenson )
And the Ass Saw the Angel ( Nick Cave )
Animorphs ( series; K.A. Applegate )
An Instance of the Fingerpost ( Iain Pears )
Anna Karenina ( Leo Tolstoy )
Anthill ( E.O. Wilson )
Apprentice Adept ( series; Piers Anthony )
Arthur and George ( Julian Barnes )
A Second Chance at Eden ( Peter F. Hamilton )
As I Lay Dying ( William Faulkner )
A Study in Emerald ( Neil Gaiman )
Atlanta Nights ( various )
A Thousand Splendid Suns ( Khaled Hosseini )
At Swim-Two-Birds ( Flann O'Brien )
Aubrey/Maturin series ( Patrick O'Brien )
A Wrinkle in Time ( Madeleine L'Engle )
Battlefield Earth ( L. Ron Hubbard )
Battle Royale ( Koushun Takami )
Beasts and Superbeasts ( Saki )
Because of Winn-Dixie ( Kate DiCamillo )
Behold the Man ( Michael Moorcock )
Bel Canto ( Ann Patchett )
Belgarath the Sorcerer ( David Eddings & Leith Eddings )
Belgariad ( series; David Eddings )
Belle du Seigneur ( Albert Cohen )
Bellwether ( Connie Willis )
Biting the Sun ( Tanith Lee )
Blandings Castle series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Bloodsucking Fiends ( series; Christopher Moore )
Bluebeard ( Kurt Vonnegut )
Bone series ( Jeff Smith )
Born on a Blue Day ( Daniel Tammet )
Brazzaville Beach ( William Boyd )
Breakfast of Champions ( Kurt Vonnegut )
Calculating God ( Robert J. Sawyer )
Calvin and Hobbes collection ( series; Bill Watterson )
Charlie Parker ( series; John Connolly )
Charlotte's Web ( E.B. White )
Children of the Mind ( Orson Scott Card )
Choke ( Chuck Palahniuk )
Cloud Atlas ( David Mitchell )
Conan the Barbarian ( Robert E. Howard )
Conquerors Trilogy ( Timothy Zahn )
Corto Maltese ( series; Hugo Pratt )
Coyote Series ( Allen Steele )
Cradle ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee )
Creation ( Gore Vidal )
Das Parfum ( Patrick Suskind )
David Copperfield ( Charles Dickens )
Dealing With Dragons ( Patricia C. Wrede )
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
Deed of Paksenarrion Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Demon trilogy ( Peter V. Brett )
Digital Fortress ( Dan Brown )
Discourse on Method ( Rene Descartes )
Dinosaur Beach ( Keith Laumer )
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ( Cory Doctorow )
Dragonlance Chronicles ( series; Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman )
Dream of the Red Chamber ( Cao Xueqin )
Eisenhorn ( Dan Abnett )
Emma ( Jane Austen )
Empire Falls ( Richard Russo )
Empire novels ( series; Isaac Asimov )
Ender's Shadow ( Orson Scott Card )
Engines of Light Trilogy ( series; Ken MacLeod )
Ennen Paivanlaskua Ei Voi ( Johanna Sinisalo )
Ett Oga Rott ( Jonas Hassen Khemiri )
Event Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Extraordinary Stories ( Edgar Allen Poe )
Familias Regnant ( series; Elizabeth Moon )
Fallen Dragon ( Peter F. Hamilton )
Farseer ( series; Robin Hobb )
Felix Castor ( series; Mike Carey )
Flatland ( Edwin Abott )
Flora Segunda ( Ysabeau Wilce )
Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said ( Philip K. Dick )
For Whom the Bell Tolls ( Ernest Hemingway )
From the Corner of His Eye ( Dean Koontz )
Future History ( series; Robert Heinlein )
Gisli Sursson's Saga ( unknown )
Gulliver's Travels ( Jonathan Swift )
Guns of the South ( Harry Turtledove )
Halo ( series; various authors )
Head First Design Patterns ( Eric Freeman et al. )
Heart of Darkness ( Joseph Conrad )
History: A novel ( Elsa Morante )
Horatio Hornblower ( series; C.S. Forester )
How I Live Now ( Meg Rosoff )
Howard’s End ( E.M. Forster )
Howl and other poems ( Allen Grinsberg )
I Am A Cat ( Natsume Soseki )
I, Claudius/Claudius the God ( Robert Graves )
If on a Winter's Night a Traveller ( Italo Calvino )
Ilium/Olympos cycle ( series; Dan Simmons )
Illuminatus! Trilogy ( Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson )
Immortality ( Milan Kundera )
Inheritance Cycle ( Christopher Paolini )
In Search of Lost Time ( Marcel Proust )
Inspector Maigret ( series; Georges Simenon )
Invasion! ( Jonas Hassen Khemiri )
Honor Harrington ( series; David Weber )
Jamaica Inn ( Daphne du Maurier )
Jaques Le Fataliste ( Denis Diderot )
Jonathan Livingston Seagull ( Russell Munson )
Jpod ( Douglas Coupland )
Julius Caesar ( William Shakespeare )
Jurrasic Park ( Michael Crichton )
Kafka on the Shore ( Haruki Murakami )
Kay Scarpetta Mysteries ( Patricia Cornwell )
King Rat ( James Clavell )
Kingdom Come ( J.G. Ballard )
Kingdoms of the Wall ( Robert Silverberg )
Kushiel's Dart ( Jacqueline Carey )
Lady Chatterley's Lover ( D.H. Lawrence )
Lamb ( Christopher Moore )
Land of Dreams ( James P Blaylock )
L'assommoir ( Emil Zola )
Last and First Men ( Olaf Stapledon )
Legacy of Aldenata ( series; John Ringo )
Legend of the Galactic Heroes ( Yoshiki Tanaka )
Le Lys dans la Vallee ( Honore de Balzac )
Les Liaisons Dangereuses ( Pierre Choderlos de Laclos )
Letters Back to Ancient China ( Herbert Rosendorfer )
L'homme qui plantait des arbres ( Jean Giono )
Life on the Mississippi ( Mark Twain )
Little Dorrit ( Charles Dickens )
Looking for Alaska ( John Green )
Lord Darcy ( series; Randall Garrett )
Maniac Magee ( Jerry Spinelli )
Marcovaldo ( Italo Calvino )
Mars trilogy ( series; Kim Stanley Robinson )
Martin Eden ( Jack London )
Matilda ( Roald Dahl )
Maus ( Art Spiegelman )
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn ( Tad Williams )
Millenium ( series; Stieg Larsson )
Mimum ( Lilli Thai )
Miss Smilla's sense for snow ( Peter Hoeg )
Mistborn Trilogy ( Brandon Sanderson )
Moominpappa at Sea ( Tove Jansson )
Mr Mulliner series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Mrs Chippy's Last Expedition ( Caroline Alexander )
Nation ( Terry Pratchett )
Nausea ( Jean-Paul Sartre )
Nemesis ( Agatha Christie )
Night ( Wiesel )
No Country for Old Men ( Cormac McCarthy )
Northern Lights ( Philip Pullman )
Of Human Bondage ( W. Somerset Maugham )
Odd Thomas ( series; Dean Koontz )
Om Godheten ( Willy Kyrklund )
On the Beach ( Nevil Shute )
On Liberty ( J.S. Mill )
One Big damn Puzzler ( John Harding )
Othello ( William Shakespeare )
Our Mutual Friend ( Charles Dickens )
Parable of Sower ( Octavia Butler )
Pattern Recognition ( William Gibson )
Peter and Wendy ( J.M. Barrie )
Point Counter Point ( Aldous Huxley )
Portnoy's Complaint ( Philip Roth )
Portrait of the Artist ( James Joyce )
Pudd'nhead Wilson ( Mark Twain )
Pushing Ice ( Alastair Reynolds )
Pygmalion ( George Bernard Shaw )
Quo Vadis ( Henryk Sienkiewicz )
Rascal ( Sterling North )
Riftwar Cycle ( Raymond E. Feist )
Roadmarks ( Roger Zelazny )
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead ( Tom Stoppard )
Roughing It ( Mark Twain )
Rumo ( Walter Moers )
Salammbo ( Gustave Flaubert )
Salome ( Oscar Wilde )
Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future ( Mike Resnick )
Scoop ( Evelyn Waugh )
Seeker ( Jack McDevitt )
Sense and Sensibility ( Jane Austen )
Shades of Gray: The Road to High Saffron ( Jasper Fforde )
Shadows Fall ( Simon R. Green )
Shiki ( Fuyumi Ono )
Siddhartha ( Herman Hesse )
Sinuhe egyptilainen ( Mika Waltari )
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie ( May Gibbs )
Southern Victory series ( Harry Turtledove )
Something Happened ( Joseph Heller )
Sophie's World ( Jostein Gaarder )
Space Odyssey series ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Speed of Dark ( Elizabeth Moon )
Spook Country ( William Gibson )
Stargirl ( Jerry Spinelli )
Starship Troopers ( Robert A. Heinlein )
Staying Alive ( Matt Beaumont )
Shogun ( James Clavell )
Solaris ( Stanislaw Lem )
Summer Sisters ( Judy Blume )
Sunshine ( Robin McKinley )
Survivor ( Chuck Palahniuk )
Swallows and Amazons series ( Arthur Ransome )
Sybil ( Flora Rheta Schreiber )
Tales of the Otori trilogy ( Lian Hearn )
Tarantula ( Bob Dylan )
Tess of the D'urbervilles ( Thomas Hardy )
Tender is the Night ( F. Scott Fitzgerald )
Terminal World ( Alastair Reynolds )
Terro-Human Future History ( series; H. Beam Piper )
The 39 Steps ( John Buchan )
The Accidental ( Ali Smith )
The Alchemist ( Paulo Coelho )
The Anubis Gates ( Tim Powers )
The Black Book ( Orhan Pamuk )
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting ( Milan Kundera )
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao ( Junot Diaz )
The Business ( Iain Banks )
The Call of Cthulu and Other Strange Tales ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Cider House Rules ( John Irving )
The Circle series ( Ted Dekker )
The City and the Stars ( Arthur C. Clarke )
The City of Dreaming Books ( Walter Moers )
The Client ( John Grisham )
The Colour Out of Space ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Crucible ( Arthur Miller )
The Da Vinci Code ( Dan Brown )
The Dark Knight Returns ( Frank Miller )
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark ( Carl Sagan )
The Diamond Age ( Neal Stephenson )
The Dice Man ( Luke Rhinehart )
The Difference Engine ( William Gibson & Bruce Sterling )
The Dispossessed ( Ursula K. LeGuin )
The Dragon King Trilogy ( Stephen R. Lawhead )
The Eagle of the Ninth ( Rosemary Sutcliff )
The Engines of God ( Jack McDevitt )
The Eyes of Heisenberg ( Frank Herbert )
The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard ( Arthur Conan Doyle )
The Fall ( Albert Camus )
The Fall of the House of Usher ( Edgar Allen Poe )
The Far Pavilions ( M.M. Kaye )
The Firm ( John Grisham )
The Five People You Meet in Heaven ( Mitch Albom )
The Forever War ( Joe Haldeman )
The Fountainhead ( Ayn Rand )
The Futurological Congress ( Stanislaw Lem )
The Fresco ( Sheri Teper )
The Good Earth ( Pearl S. Buck )
The Historian ( Elizabeth Kostova )
The Horla ( Guy de Maupassant )
The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( Victor Hugo )
The Idiot ( Fyodor Dostoyevsky )
The Informers ( Brett Easton Ellis )
The Ink Drum ( Gunter Grass )
The Interpretation of Dreams ( Sigmund Freud )
The Invention of Morel ( Adolfo Bioy Casares )
The Jaz Parks series ( Jennifer Rardin )
The Jessica Darling series ( Megan McCafferty )
The Judas Window ( John Dickson Carr )
The Last Days of Socrates ( Plato )
The Last Question ( Isaac Asimov )
The Lathe of Heaven ( Ursula K. LeGuin )
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ( Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neil )
The Life Before Us ( Romain Gary )
The Little Friend ( Donna Tartt )
The Little Prince ( Antoine de Saint-Exupery )
The Light Fantastic ( Terry Pratchett )
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ( T.S. Eliot )
The Magicians ( Lev Grossman )
The Merchant of Venice ( William Shakespeare )
The Mote in God's Eye ( Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle )
The Muddlehead Wombat ( Ruth Park )
The Murders in the Rue Morgue ( Edgar Allan Poe )
The Music of Eric Zann ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Mysterious Island ( Jules Verne )
The Namesake ( Jhumpa Lahiri )
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket ( Edgar Allan Poe )
The Nightwatch Series ( Sergei Lukyanenko )
The Nine Tailors ( Dorothy Sayers )
The Nose ( Nikolai Gogol )
The Pendragon Cycle ( Steven Lawhead )
The People series ( Zenna Henderson )
The Perks of Being a Wallflower ( Stephen Chobsky )
The Periodic Table ( Primo Levi )
The Permit ( Donald Horne )
The Pickwick Papers ( Charles Dickens )
The Pillars of Earth ( Ken Follett )
The Player of Games ( Iain M. Banks )
The Postman ( David Brin )
The Prince of Nothing Trilogy ( R. Scott Bakker )
The Redemption of Althalus ( David Eddings )
The Remains of the Day ( Kazuo Ishiguro )
The Restaurant at the end of the Universe ( Douglas Adams )
The Royal Game ( Stefan Zweig )
The Royal Hunt of the Sun ( Peter Schaffer )
The Satanic Verses ( Salman Rushdie )
The Science of Discworld ( Terry Pratchett )
The Secret History ( Donna Tartt )
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( James Thurber )
The Smiley novels ( John le Carre )
The Somnambulist ( Jonathan Barnes )
The Stainless Steel Rat ( series; Harry Harrison )
The Sunset Warrior Trilogy ( series; Eric van Lustbader )
The Sword of Shannara ( Terry Brooks )
The Tao of Pooh ( Benjamin Hoff )
The Thief of Always ( Clive Barker )
The Things They Carried ( Tim O'Brien )
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch ( Philip K. Dick )
The Time Traveller's Wife ( Audrey Niffenegger )
The Tin Drum ( Gunter Grass )
The Unbearable Lightness of Being ( Milan Kundera )
The Uplift series ( series; David Brin )
The Warlord trilogy ( series; Bernard Cornwell )
The Wasp Factory ( Iain Banks )
The Waste Land ( T.S. Eliot )
The Westing Game ( Ellen Raskin )
The Windup Bird Chronicle ( Haruki Murakami )
The Wish List ( Eoin Colfer )
The Woman in White ( Willkie Collins )
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More ( Roald Dahl )
The World of Null-A ( A.E. van Vogt )
The World of Pooh ( A. A. Milne )
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook ( Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht )
The Yearling ( Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings )
The Yellow Wallpaper ( Charlotte Perkins Gilman )
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? ( H-race McCoy )
Thirteen Reasons Why ( Jay Asher )
Thrawn Trilogy ( Timothy Zahn )
Thursday Next ( series; Jasper Fforde )
Tintin ( series ; Herge )
Tortilla Flat ( John Steinbeck )
To the Lighthouse ( Virginia Woolf )
To Say Nothing of the Dog ( Connie Willis )
Toxin ( Robin Cook )
Treason ( Orson Scott Card )
Treasure Island ( Robert Louis Stevenson )
Tunnel in the Sky ( Robert Heinlein )
Turn of the Screw ( Henry James )
Twilight ( Stephenie Meyer )
Ubik ( Phillip K. Dick )
Uglies ( series; Scott Westerfield )
Uncle Tungsten ( Oliver Sacks )
Under the Banner of Heaven ( John Krakauer )
Unwind ( Neal Shusterman )
Utopia ( Thomas More )
VALIS ( Philip K. Dick )
Vector ( Robin Cook )
Vespers ( Jeff Rovin )
Waiting for Godot ( Samuel Beckett )
Waiting for the Barbarians ( J.M. Coetzee )
Warbreaker ( Brandon Sanderson )
Waverly ( Sir Walter Scott )
White Cat ( Holly Black )
White Fang ( Jack London )
Wilhelm Meisters Apprenticeship ( Johann Wolfgang von Goethe )
Worthing ( series; Orson Scott Card )
Wuthering Heights ( Emily Bronte )
Yogisha X no Kenshin ( Keigo Higashino )
Yongzheng Emperor ( Er Yue He )

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby freakish777 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:11 pm UTC

Some notes on your list:


2 of the William Gibson books with 1 vote each both belong to his Modern Trilogy (Pattern Recoginition, Spook Country, Zero History). They should be combined to get into the 2 vote category for the Trilogy.

The following 2 books are NON Fiction:
Head First Design Patterns by Eric Freeman, et. al. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_First_(book_series)
Freakonomics by Stephen Levitt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freakonomics

The list is supposed to be Fiction only, yes?

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Adacore » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:14 pm UTC

Thanks, I'll fix that the next time I redo the list (if anyone new ever adds more votes).

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby cemper93 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:58 am UTC

In no particular order:
  • Walter Moers - Zamonia series
  • Haruki Murakami - Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world
  • Hermann Hesse - Der Steppenwolf
  • Joseph Heller - Catch-22
  • Arthur Clarke - The city and the stars
  • Georg Büchner - Woyzeck
  • Nancy Farmer - The house of the scorpion
  • Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray

You also have two novels from Orson Scott Card's Ender series listed as separate entries (Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead).

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Envelope Generator » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:46 am UTC

Virginia Woolf, The Waves
Hermann Broch, The Death of Virgil
Cao Xueqin, Dream of the Red Chamber
Robert Musil, The Man without Qualities
Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
Fedor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
William Gaddis, The Recognitions
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Aiwendil » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:49 pm UTC

You also have two novels from Orson Scott Card's Ender series listed as separate entries (Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead).


That's intentional. There are a bunch of people (including me) who wanted to vote for Ender's Game, but not the series as a whole.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby robstevson » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:47 am UTC

Two suggestions the Culture books of Iain M Banks, Baroque cycle, Neal Stephenson. And Earthsea, Ursula K Leguin + plus her Left hand of darkness. Oh, more than two.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby DireKobold » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:04 am UTC

Ender's Game
The Diamond Age Stephenson
Dune
Lolita
Mother Night Vonnegut
Silmarillion
Catch-22
Graveyard Book Gaiman
American Gods
To Kill a Mockingbird
Good Omens
Lord of the Rings
Hamlet
Starship Troopers
The Man in the High Castle
Earthsea Series
The Worthing Saga OSC
Zones of Thought Series Vernor Vinge
Mistborn Trilogy
Once and Future King T.H. White

I may have missed this answer, but it looks like this list is restricted to fiction?

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Yablo » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:00 pm UTC

Lemme see if I have twenty favorites (in no particular order):

1. The Three Musketeers - Dumas
2. Catch-22 - Heller
3. The Sun Also Rises - Hemmingway
4. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (series) - Adams
5. Breakfast of Champions - Vonnegut
6. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Wilde
7. Brave New World - Huxley
8. Les Liaisons Dangereuses - de Laclos
9. The Chronicles of Narnia - Lewis
10. Watership Down - Adams
11. Catcher in the Rye - Salinger
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Kesey
13. Oliver Twist - Dickens
14. Food of the Gods - Wells
15. Dragonlance Chronicles - Weis & Hickman
16. Illuminatus! Trilogy - Shea & Wilson
17. The Symposium - Plato
18. The Pickwick Papers - Dickens
19. Candide - Voltaire
20. The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Ilyo » Mon May 26, 2014 8:58 pm UTC

Gonna just toss out the top ten books on my mind at the moment. No particular order, unless the order that I recall them matters.

1. Dead souls, Gogol (Part 1 and 2, though 2 is unfinished it is a great lesson in why editors are needed)
2. Electronic communication, Shrader (This list needs more outdated textbooks)
3. Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
4. The idiot, Dostoevsky
5. dessert solitaire, Edward Abbey
6. Walden, Henry David Thoreau
7. Das Kapital, Karl Marx
8. Deathworld, Harry Harrison
9. Lord of the Rings, Tolkein
10. The places you will go, Dr.Seuss

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby RabbitWho » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:01 pm UTC

We can vote for 20! and here I was trying to narrow it down to 10, all that pain for no reason. Limit of one book per author imposed.
In no order (except the first 10 are the first 10)


Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky
The Call of the Wild - Jack London
The Plague - Albert Camus
Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Dark - John McGahern
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthonre

We - Yevgeny Zamyatin (if 1984 is on your list you have to read We, without which there would be no 1984)
Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell
The Happy Prince and other tales - Oscar Wilde
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
The Butcher Boy - Patrick McCabe
Old School - Tobiass Wolff
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse


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Edit: Oh jee... Watership Down.. which book do I delete to make space for Watership Down?

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Adacore » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:25 am UTC

List update time. And big news, everyone - this update neatly provides us for (I think) the first time with an actual top 100! In that there are exactly 100 books with three or more votes. Also, there are exactly 50 books with five or more votes, and exactly 30 books with seven or more votes. It all worked out remarkably neatly, which has made me irrationally happy.

I'm certain there are at least a couple of non-fiction books still in the 1-vote section, maybe I'll excise them later.

Spoiler:
1
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( series; Douglas Adams ) -- 47

2
The Lord of the Rings ( J.R.R. Tolkien ) -- 34

3
Ender's Game ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 27

4
1984 ( George Orwell ) -- 25

5
Harry Potter ( series; J.K. Rowling ) -- 22

6
Discworld ( series; Terry Pratchett ) -- 21

7
Dune ( series; Frank Herbert ) -- 17

8
The Hobbit ( J.R.R. Tolkien ) -- 16

9=
Catch-22 ( Joseph Heller ) -- 15
Foundation ( series; Isaac Asimov ) -- 15
Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley ) -- 15

12=
American Gods ( Neil Gaiman ) -- 11
A Song of Ice and Fire ( series; George R.R. Martin ) -- 11
Sherlock Holmes ( series; Arthur Conan Doyle ) -- 11

15=
Catcher in the Rye ( J.D. Salinger ) -- 10
Fahrenheit 451 ( Ray Bradbury ) -- 10

17=
Dirk Gently ( series; Douglas Adams ) -- 9
Slaughterhouse Five ( Kurt Vonnegut ) -- 9
The Chronicles of Narnia ( series; C.S. Lewis ) - 9

20=
Cat's Cradle ( Kurt Vonnegut ) -- 8
Fight Club ( Chuck Palahniuk ) -- 8
Robot series ( Isaac Asimov ) -- 8
The Picture of Dorian Gray ( Oscar Wilde ) -- 8
Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) ( Lewis Carroll ) -- 8
To Kill a Mockingbird ( Harper Lee ) -- 8

26=
Good Omens ( Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett ) -- 7
Lolita ( Vladimir Nabokov ) -- 7
Snow Crash ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 7
The Great Gatsby ( F. Scott Fitzgerald ) -- 7
The Phantom Tollbooth ( Norton Juster ) -- 7

31=
Cryptonomicon ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 6
His Dark Materials trilogy ( series; Phillip Pullman ) -- 6
House of Leaves ( Mark Danielewski ) -- 6
Ulysses ( James Joyce ) -- 6

35=
A Clockwork Orange ( Anthony Burgess ) -- 5
Animal Farm ( George Orwell ) -- 5
Great Expectations ( Charles Dickens ) -- 5
Hamlet ( William Shakespeare ) -- 5
Hercule Poirot ( series; Agatha Christie ) -- 5
Neuromancer / Sprawl ( series; William Gibson ) -- 5
Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen ) -- 5
The Giver ( Lois Lowry ) -- 5
The Left Hand of Darkness ( Ursula K. LeGuin ) -- 5
The Master and Margarita ( Mikhail Bulgakov ) -- 5
The Old Man and the Sea ( Ernest Hemingway ) -- 5
The Silmarillion ( J.R.R. Tolkien ) - 5
The Stand ( Stephen King ) -- 5
Watchmen ( Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons ) -- 5
Watership Down ( Richard Adams ) -- 5
World War Z ( Max Brooks ) -- 5

51=
Call of the Wild ( Jack London ) -- 4
Candide ( Voltaire ) -- 4
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ( Roald Dahl ) -- 4
Crime and Punishment ( Fyodor Dostoyevski ) -- 4
Dracula ( Bram Stoker ) -- 4
Earthsea ( series; Ursula Le Guin ) -- 4
Hyperion Cantos ( series; Dan Simmons ) -- 4
Life of Pi ( Yann Martel ) -- 4
Of Mice and Men ( John Steinbeck ) -- 4
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest ( Ken Kesey ) -- 4
One Hundred Years of Solitude ( Gabriel Garcia Marquez ) -- 4
Space Trilogy ( C.S. Lewis ) -- 4
Steppenwolf ( Herman Hesse ) -- 4
The Brothers Karamazov ( Fyodor Dostoyevski ) -- 4
The Dresden Files ( series; Jim Butcher ) - 4
The Grapes of Wrath ( John Steinbeck ) -- 4
The Man in the High Castle ( Philip K. Dick ) -- 4
The Name of the Rose ( Umberto Eco ) -- 4
The Once and Future King ( T.H. White ) -- 4
The Trial ( Franz Kafka ) -- 4

70=
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ( Jules Verne ) -- 3
A Tale of Two Cities ( Charles Dickens ) -- 3
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ( Lewis Carroll ) -- 3
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep ( Philip K. Dick ) -- 3
Fear and Loathing in Las vegas ( Hunter S. Thompson ) -- 3
Foucault's Pendulum ( Umberto Eco ) -- 3
IT ( Stephen King ) -- 3
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell ( Susanna Clarke ) -- 3
MacBeth ( William Shakespeare ) -- 3
Malazan Book of the Fallen ( Steven Erikson ) -- 3
Moon is a Harsh Mistress ( Robert Heinlein ) -- 3
Necronomicon ( H.P. Lovecraft ) -- 3
Never Let Me Go ( Kazuo Ishiguro ) -- 3
Neverwhere ( Neil Gaiman ) -- 3
Nights Dawn trilogy ( series; Peter F Hamilton ) -- 3
Redwall Series ( Brian Jacques) -- 3
Something Wicked this Way Comes ( Ray Bradbury ) -- 3
The Baroque Cycle Trilogy ( series; Neal Stephenson ) -- 3
The Bell Jar ( Sylvia Plath ) -- 3
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas ) -- 3
The Dark Tower ( series; Stephen King ) -- 3
The Handmaid's Tale ( Margaret Atwood ) -- 3
The Hunt for Red October ( Tom Clancy ) -- 3
The Odyssey ( Homer ) -- 3
The Rama Quadrilogy ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Le ) -- 3
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ( Robert Stevenson ) -- 3
The Stranger ( Albert Camus ) -- 3
The Three Musketeers ( Alexanders Dumas ) -- 3
The Time Machine ( H.G. Wells ) -- 3
We ( Yevgeny Zamyatin ) -- 3
Wheel of Time ( series; Robert Jordan ) -- 3

101=
2001 ( Arthur C. Clarke ) -- 2
Abarat ( Clive Barker ) -- 2
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ( Mark Twain ) -- 2
Also Sprach Zarathustra ( Friedrich Nietzsche ) -- 2
A Modest Proposal ( Jonathan Swift ) -- 2
Anne of Green Gales series ( Lucy Maud Montgomery ) -- 2
Artemis Fowl series ( Eoin Colfer ) -- 2
A Scanner Darkly ( Phillip K. Dick ) -- 2
A Separate Peace ( John Knowles ) -- 2
A Series of Unfortunate Events ( Lemony Snicket ) -- 2
Antigone ( Sophocles ) -- 2
Attack of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks ( Christopher Brookmyer ) -- 2
Bartimaeus trilogy ( Jonathan Stroud ) -- 2
Beloved ( Toni Morrison ) -- 2
Beowulf ( unknown ) -- 2
Blindness ( Jose Saramago ) -- 2
Breakfast of Champions ( Kurt Vonnegut ) -- 2
Cancer Ward (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ) -- 2
Cannery Row ( John Steinbeck ) -- 2
Change Series ( S.M. Stirling ) -- 2
Childhood's End ( Arthur C. Clarke ) -- 2
Commonwealth saga ( series; Peter F. Hamilton )
Contact ( Carl Sagan ) -- 2
Don Quixote ( Cervantes ) -- 2
Dragonlance Chronicles ( series; Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman ) -- 2
Dream of the Red Chamber ( Cao Xueqin ) -- 2
East of Eden ( John Steinbeck ) -- 2
Espedair Street ( Iain Banks ) -- 2
Ficciones ( Jorge Luis Borges ) -- 2
Fountains of Paradise ( Arthur C. Clarke ) -- 2
Gateway ( Frederik Pohl ) -- 2
Gravity's Rainbow ( Thomas Pynchon ) -- 2
Howl's Moving Castle ( Dianna Wynne Jones ) -- 2
Invisible Man ( Ralph Ellison ) -- 2
Illuminatus! Trilogy ( Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson ) -- 2
Ishmael ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
Jeeves series ( P.G. Wodehouse ) -- 2
John Dies at the End ( David Wong ) -- 2
Johnny Got His Gun ( Dalton Trumbo ) -- 2
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( Jules Verne ) -- 2
Les Liaisons Dangereuses ( Pierre Choderlos de Laclos ) -- 2
Les Miserables ( Victor Hugo ) -- 2
Lord of Light ( Roger Zelazny ) -- 2
Lord of the Flies ( William Golding ) -- 2
Magician ( Raymond E. Feist ) -- 2
Middlesex ( Jeffrey Eugenides ) -- 2
Miles Vorkosigan Series ( series; Lois McMaster Bujold ) -- 2
Mistborn Trilogy ( series; Brandon Sanderson ) -- 2
Modern Trilogy ( series; William Gibson ) -- 2
Oryx and Crake ( Margaret Atwood ) -- 2
Pride, Prejudice and Zombies ( Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith ) -- 2
Rant ( Chuck Palahiunk ) -- 2
Rebecca ( Daphne du Maurier ) -- 2
Red Badge of Courage ( Stephen Crane ) -- 2
Replay ( Ken Grimwood ) -- 2
Revelation Space ( series; Alastair Reynolds ) -- 2
Ringworld ( Larry Niven ) -- 2
Speaker for the Dead ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 2
Sphere ( Michael Crichton ) -- 2
Starship Troopers ( Robert A. Heinlein ) -- 2
Stories and Poems ( Edgar Allen Poe ) - 2
Stranger in a Strange Land ( Robert A. Heinlein ) -- 2
Time Quartet ( series; Madeleine L'Engle ) -- 2
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ( Mark Twain ) -- 2
The BFG ( Roald Dahl ) -- 2
The Book Thief ( Markus Zusak ) -- 2
The Castle ( Franz Kafka ) -- 2
The Chronicles of Amber ( series; Roger Zelazny ) -- 2
The Chrysalids ( John Wyndham ) -- 2
The City and the City (China Mieville) -- 2
The City and the Stars ( Arthur C. Clarke ) -- 2
The Crow Road ( Iain Banks ) -- 2
The Culture ( series; Iain M. Banks ) -- 2
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time ( Mark Haddon ) -- 2
The Diamond Age ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 2
The Divine Comedy ( Dante Alighieri ) -- 2
The End of Eternity ( Isaac Asimov ) -- 2
The Giver ( Lois Lowry ) -- 2
The Gods Themselves ( Isaac Asimov ) -- 2
The House of God ( Samuel Shem ) -- 2
The Hunger Games series ( Suzanne Collins ) -- 2
The Idiot ( Fyodor Dostoyevsky ) -- 2
The Illiad ( Homer ) -- 2
The Kite Runner ( Khaled Hosseini ) -- 2
The Little Prince ( Antoine de Saint-Exupery ) -- 2
The Neverending Story ( Michael Ende ) -- 2
The Night Angel Trilogy ( Brent Weeks ) -- 2
The Number Devil ( Hans Magnus Enzenberger ) -- 2
The Pickwick Papers ( Charles Dickens ) -- 2
The Princess Bride ( S. Morgenstern ) -- 2
The Road ( Cormac McCarthy ) -- 2
The Shipping News ( E. Annie Proulx ) -- 2
The Sirens of Titan ( Kurt Vonnegut ) -- 2
The Stars My Destination ( Alfred Bester ) -- 2
The Story of B ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
The Tempest ( William Shakespeare ) -- 2
The Unbearable Lightness of Being ( Milan Kundera ) -- 2
To the Lighthouse ( Virginia Woolf ) -- 2
Trainspotting ( Irvine Welsh ) -- 2
Worthing ( series; Orson Scott Card ) -- 2
Xanth ( series; Piers Anthony ) -- 2
Xenocide ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 2

198=
A Bend in the River ( V.S. Naipaul )
A Canticle for Leibowitz ( Walter M. Miller, Jr. )
Accelerando ( Charles Stross )
Acceptable Risk ( Robin Cook )
A Christmas Carol ( Charles Dickens )
A Confederacy of Dunces ( John Kennedy Toole )
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court ( Mark Twain )
A Dead Man’s Memoir / Black Snow ( Mikhail Bulgakov )
A Deepness in the Sky (Vernon Vinge) Added
A Dog’s Heart ( Mikhail Bulgakov )
A Farewell to Arms ( Ernest Hemingway )
A Fine Balance ( Rohinton Mistry )
A Fortunate Life ( Albert Facey )
Airman ( Eoin Colfer )
A King of Infinite Space ( William Shakespeare )
Alabaster ( Caitlin R. Kiernan )
All Quiet on the Western Front ( Erich Maria Remarque )
A Long Goodbye ( Raymond Chandler )
American Pastoral ( Philip Roth )
American Psycho ( Bret Easton Ellis)
Amerika ( Franz Kafka )
A Midsummer Night’s Dream ( William Shakespeare )
Anansi Boys ( Neil Gaiman )
Anathem ( Neal Steaphenson )
And the Ass Saw the Angel ( Nick Cave )
Animorphs ( series; K.A. Applegate )
An Instance of the Fingerpost ( Iain Pears )
Anna Karenina ( Leo Tolstoy )
Anthill ( E.O. Wilson )
Apprentice Adept ( series; Piers Anthony )
Arthur and George ( Julian Barnes )
A Second Chance at Eden ( Peter F. Hamilton )
As I Lay Dying ( William Faulkner )
A Study in Emerald ( Neil Gaiman )
Atlanta Nights ( various )
A Thousand Splendid Suns ( Khaled Hosseini )
At Swim-Two-Birds ( Flann O'Brien )
Aubrey/Maturin series ( Patrick O'Brien )
A Wrinkle in Time ( Madeleine L'Engle )
Battlefield Earth ( L. Ron Hubbard )
Battle Royale ( Koushun Takami )
Beasts and Superbeasts ( Saki )
Because of Winn-Dixie ( Kate DiCamillo )
Behold the Man ( Michael Moorcock )
Bel Canto ( Ann Patchett )
Belgarath the Sorcerer ( David Eddings & Leith Eddings )
Belgariad ( series; David Eddings )
Belle du Seigneur ( Albert Cohen )
Bellwether ( Connie Willis )
Biting the Sun ( Tanith Lee )
Blandings Castle series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Bloodsucking Fiends ( series; Christopher Moore )
Bluebeard ( Kurt Vonnegut )
Bone series ( Jeff Smith )
Born on a Blue Day ( Daniel Tammet )
Brazzaville Beach ( William Boyd )
Calculating God ( Robert J. Sawyer )
Calvin and Hobbes collection ( series; Bill Watterson )
Charlie Parker ( series; John Connolly )
Charlotte's Web ( E.B. White )
Children of the Mind ( Orson Scott Card )
Choke ( Chuck Palahniuk )
Cloud Atlas ( David Mitchell )
Conan the Barbarian ( Robert E. Howard )
Conquerors Trilogy ( Timothy Zahn )
Corto Maltese ( series; Hugo Pratt )
Coyote Series ( Allen Steele )
Cradle ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee )
Creation ( Gore Vidal )
Das Parfum ( Patrick Suskind )
David Copperfield ( Charles Dickens )
Dead Souls ( Nikolai Gogol )
Dealing With Dragons ( Patricia C. Wrede )
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
Deathworld ( series; Harry Harrison )
Deed of Paksenarrion Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Demon trilogy ( Peter V. Brett )
Digital Fortress ( Dan Brown )
Discourse on Method ( Rene Descartes )
Dinosaur Beach ( Keith Laumer )
Down and Out in Paris and London ( George Orwell )
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ( Cory Doctorow )
Eisenhorn ( Dan Abnett )
Emma ( Jane Austen )
Empire Falls ( Richard Russo )
Empire novels ( series; Isaac Asimov )
Ender's Shadow ( Orson Scott Card )
Engines of Light Trilogy ( series; Ken MacLeod )
Ennen Paivanlaskua Ei Voi ( Johanna Sinisalo )
Ett Oga Rott ( Jonas Hassen Khemiri )
Event Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Extraordinary Stories ( Edgar Allen Poe )
Familias Regnant ( series; Elizabeth Moon )
Fallen Dragon ( Peter F. Hamilton )
Farseer ( series; Robin Hobb )
Felix Castor ( series; Mike Carey )
Flatland ( Edwin Abott )
Flora Segunda ( Ysabeau Wilce )
Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said ( Philip K. Dick )
For Whom the Bell Tolls ( Ernest Hemingway )
From the Corner of His Eye ( Dean Koontz )
Future History ( series; Robert Heinlein )
Gisli Sursson's Saga ( unknown )
Gulliver's Travels ( Jonathan Swift )
Guns of the South ( Harry Turtledove )
Halo ( series; various authors )
Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World ( Haruki Murakami )
Heart of Darkness ( Joseph Conrad )
History: A novel ( Elsa Morante )
Horatio Hornblower ( series; C.S. Forester )
How I Live Now ( Meg Rosoff )
Howard’s End ( E.M. Forster )
Howl and other poems ( Allen Grinsberg )
I Am A Cat ( Natsume Soseki )
I, Claudius/Claudius the God ( Robert Graves )
If on a Winter's Night a Traveller ( Italo Calvino )
Ilium/Olympos cycle ( series; Dan Simmons )
Immortality ( Milan Kundera )
Inheritance Cycle ( Christopher Paolini )
In Search of Lost Time ( Marcel Proust )
Inspector Maigret ( series; Georges Simenon )
Invasion! ( Jonas Hassen Khemiri )
Invisible Cities ( Italo Calvino )
Honor Harrington ( series; David Weber )
Jamaica Inn ( Daphne du Maurier )
Jaques Le Fataliste ( Denis Diderot )
Jonathan Livingston Seagull ( Russell Munson )
Jpod ( Douglas Coupland )
Julius Caesar ( William Shakespeare )
Jurrasic Park ( Michael Crichton )
Kafka on the Shore ( Haruki Murakami )
Kay Scarpetta Mysteries ( Patricia Cornwell )
King Rat ( James Clavell )
Kingdom Come ( J.G. Ballard )
Kingdoms of the Wall ( Robert Silverberg )
Kushiel's Dart ( Jacqueline Carey )
Lady Chatterley's Lover ( D.H. Lawrence )
Lamb ( Christopher Moore )
Land of Dreams ( James P Blaylock )
L'assommoir ( Emil Zola )
Last and First Men ( Olaf Stapledon )
Legacy of Aldenata ( series; John Ringo )
Legend of the Galactic Heroes ( Yoshiki Tanaka )
Le Lys dans la Vallee ( Honore de Balzac )
Letters Back to Ancient China ( Herbert Rosendorfer )
L'homme qui plantait des arbres ( Jean Giono )
Life on the Mississippi ( Mark Twain )
Little Dorrit ( Charles Dickens )
Looking for Alaska ( John Green )
Lord Darcy ( series; Randall Garrett )
Maniac Magee ( Jerry Spinelli )
Marcovaldo ( Italo Calvino )
Mars trilogy ( series; Kim Stanley Robinson )
Martin Eden ( Jack London )
Matilda ( Roald Dahl )
Maus ( Art Spiegelman )
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn ( Tad Williams )
Millenium ( series; Stieg Larsson )
Mimum ( Lilli Thai )
Miss Smilla's sense for snow ( Peter Hoeg )
Moominpappa at Sea ( Tove Jansson )
Mother Night ( Kurt Vonnegut )
Mr Mulliner series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Mrs Chippy's Last Expedition ( Caroline Alexander )
Nation ( Terry Pratchett )
Nausea ( Jean-Paul Sartre )
Nemesis ( Agatha Christie )
Night ( Wiesel )
No Country for Old Men ( Cormac McCarthy )
Northern Lights ( Philip Pullman )
Odd Thomas ( series; Dean Koontz )
Of Human Bondage ( W. Somerset Maugham )
Oh, the Places You'll Go! ( Dr. Seuss )
Old School ( Tobias Wolff )
Oliver Twist ( Charles Dickens )
Om Godheten ( Willy Kyrklund )
On the Beach ( Nevil Shute )
On Liberty ( J.S. Mill )
One Big damn Puzzler ( John Harding )
Othello ( William Shakespeare )
Our Mutual Friend ( Charles Dickens )
Parable of Sower ( Octavia Butler )
Pedro Paramo ( Juan Rulfo )
Peter and Wendy ( J.M. Barrie )
Point Counter Point ( Aldous Huxley )
Portnoy's Complaint ( Philip Roth )
Portrait of the Artist ( James Joyce )
Pudd'nhead Wilson ( Mark Twain )
Pushing Ice ( Alastair Reynolds )
Pygmalion ( George Bernard Shaw )
Quo Vadis ( Henryk Sienkiewicz )
Rascal ( Sterling North )
Riftwar Cycle ( Raymond E. Feist )
Roadmarks ( Roger Zelazny )
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead ( Tom Stoppard )
Roughing It ( Mark Twain )
Rumo ( Walter Moers )
Salammbo ( Gustave Flaubert )
Salome ( Oscar Wilde )
Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future ( Mike Resnick )
Scoop ( Evelyn Waugh )
Seeker ( Jack McDevitt )
Sense and Sensibility ( Jane Austen )
Shades of Gray: The Road to High Saffron ( Jasper Fforde )
Shadows Fall ( Simon R. Green )
Shiki ( Fuyumi Ono )
Siddhartha ( Herman Hesse )
Sinuhe egyptilainen ( Mika Waltari )
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie ( May Gibbs )
Southern Victory series ( Harry Turtledove )
Something Happened ( Joseph Heller )
Sophie's World ( Jostein Gaarder )
Space Odyssey series ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Speed of Dark ( Elizabeth Moon )
Stargirl ( Jerry Spinelli )
Staying Alive ( Matt Beaumont )
Shogun ( James Clavell )
Solaris ( Stanislaw Lem )
Summer Sisters ( Judy Blume )
Sunshine ( Robin McKinley )
Survivor ( Chuck Palahniuk )
Swallows and Amazons series ( Arthur Ransome )
Sybil ( Flora Rheta Schreiber )
Tales of the Otori trilogy ( Lian Hearn )
Tarantula ( Bob Dylan )
Tess of the D'urbervilles ( Thomas Hardy )
Tender is the Night ( F. Scott Fitzgerald )
Terminal World ( Alastair Reynolds )
Terro-Human Future History ( series; H. Beam Piper )
The 39 Steps ( John Buchan )
The Accidental ( Ali Smith )
The Alchemist ( Paulo Coelho )
The Anubis Gates ( Tim Powers )
The Black Book ( Orhan Pamuk )
The Blind Assassin ( Margaret Atwood )
The Book of Disquiet ( Fernando Pessoa )
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting ( Milan Kundera )
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao ( Junot Diaz )
The Business ( Iain Banks )
The Butcher Boy ( Patrick McCabe )
The Call of Cthulu and Other Strange Tales ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Cider House Rules ( John Irving )
The Circle series ( Ted Dekker )
The City of Dreaming Books ( Walter Moers )
The Client ( John Grisham )
The Colour Out of Space ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Crucible ( Arthur Miller )
The Da Vinci Code ( Dan Brown )
The Dark ( John McGahern )
The Dark Knight Returns ( Frank Miller )
The Death of Virgil ( Hermann Broch )
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark ( Carl Sagan )
The Dice Man ( Luke Rhinehart )
The Difference Engine ( William Gibson & Bruce Sterling )
The Dispossessed ( Ursula K. LeGuin )
The Dragon King Trilogy ( Stephen R. Lawhead )
The Eagle of the Ninth ( Rosemary Sutcliff )
The Engines of God ( Jack McDevitt )
The Eyes of Heisenberg ( Frank Herbert )
The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard ( Arthur Conan Doyle )
The Fall ( Albert Camus )
The Fall of the House of Usher ( Edgar Allen Poe )
The Far Pavilions ( M.M. Kaye )
The Firm ( John Grisham )
The Five People You Meet in Heaven ( Mitch Albom )
The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth ( H.G. Wells )
The Forever War ( Joe Haldeman )
The Fountainhead ( Ayn Rand )
The Futurological Congress ( Stanislaw Lem )
The Fresco ( Sheri Teper )
The Good Earth ( Pearl S. Buck )
The Graveyard Book ( Neil Gaiman )
The Happy Prince and Other Tales ( Oscar Wilde )
The Historian ( Elizabeth Kostova )
The Horla ( Guy de Maupassant )
The House of the Scorpion ( Nancy Farmer )
The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( Victor Hugo )
The Informers ( Brett Easton Ellis )
The Ink Drum ( Gunter Grass )
The Interpretation of Dreams ( Sigmund Freud )
The Invention of Morel ( Adolfo Bioy Casares )
The Jaz Parks series ( Jennifer Rardin )
The Jessica Darling series ( Megan McCafferty )
The Judas Window ( John Dickson Carr )
The Last Days of Socrates ( Plato )
The Last Question ( Isaac Asimov )
The Lathe of Heaven ( Ursula K. LeGuin )
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ( Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neil )
The Life Before Us ( Romain Gary )
The Little Friend ( Donna Tartt )
The Light Fantastic ( Terry Pratchett )
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ( T.S. Eliot )
The Magicians ( Lev Grossman )
The Man Without Qualities ( Robert Musil )
The Merchant of Venice ( William Shakespeare )
The Metamorphosis ( Franz Kafka )
The Mote in God's Eye ( Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle )
The Muddlehead Wombat ( Ruth Park )
The Murders in the Rue Morgue ( Edgar Allan Poe )
The Music of Eric Zann ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Mysterious Island ( Jules Verne )
The Namesake ( Jhumpa Lahiri )
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket ( Edgar Allan Poe )
The Nightwatch Series ( Sergei Lukyanenko )
The Nine Tailors ( Dorothy Sayers )
The Nose ( Nikolai Gogol )
The Old Capital ( Kawabata Yasunari )
The Pendragon Cycle ( Steven Lawhead )
The People series ( Zenna Henderson )
The Perks of Being a Wallflower ( Stephen Chobsky )
The Periodic Table ( Primo Levi )
The Permit ( Donald Horne )
The Pillars of Earth ( Ken Follett )
The Plague ( Jack London )
The Postman ( David Brin )
The Prince of Nothing Trilogy ( R. Scott Bakker )
The Recognitions ( William Gaddis )
The Redemption of Althalus ( David Eddings )
The Remains of the Day ( Kazuo Ishiguro )
The Restaurant at the end of the Universe ( Douglas Adams )
The Royal Game ( Stefan Zweig )
The Royal Hunt of the Sun ( Peter Schaffer )
The Satanic Verses ( Salman Rushdie )
The Scarlet Letter ( Nathaniel Hawthorne )
The Science of Discworld ( Terry Pratchett )
The Secret History ( Donna Tartt )
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( James Thurber )
The Smiley novels ( John le Carre )
The Somnambulist ( Jonathan Barnes )
The Stainless Steel Rat ( series; Harry Harrison )
The Sun Also Rises ( Ernest Hemmingway )
The Sunset Warrior Trilogy ( series; Eric van Lustbader )
The Sword of Shannara ( Terry Brooks )
The Symposium ( Plato )
The Tao of Pooh ( Benjamin Hoff )
The Thief of Always ( Clive Barker )
The Things They Carried ( Tim O'Brien )
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch ( Philip K. Dick )
The Time Traveller's Wife ( Audrey Niffenegger )
The Tin Drum ( Gunter Grass )
The Uplift series ( series; David Brin )
The Warlord trilogy ( series; Bernard Cornwell )
The Wasp Factory ( Iain Banks )
The Waste Land ( T.S. Eliot )
The Waves ( Virginia Woolf )
The Westing Game ( Ellen Raskin )
The Windup Bird Chronicle ( Haruki Murakami )
The Wish List ( Eoin Colfer )
The Woman in White ( Willkie Collins )
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More ( Roald Dahl )
The World of Null-A ( A.E. van Vogt )
The World of Pooh ( A. A. Milne )
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook ( Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht )
The Yearling ( Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings )
The Yellow Wallpaper ( Charlotte Perkins Gilman )
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? ( H-race McCoy )
Thirteen Reasons Why ( Jay Asher )
Thrawn Trilogy ( Timothy Zahn )
Thursday Next ( series; Jasper Fforde )
Tintin ( series ; Herge )
Tortilla Flat ( John Steinbeck )
To Say Nothing of the Dog ( Connie Willis )
Toxin ( Robin Cook )
Treason ( Orson Scott Card )
Treasure Island ( Robert Louis Stevenson )
Tunnel in the Sky ( Robert Heinlein )
Turn of the Screw ( Henry James )
Twilight ( Stephenie Meyer )
Ubik ( Phillip K. Dick )
Uglies ( series; Scott Westerfield )
Uncle Tungsten ( Oliver Sacks )
Under the Banner of Heaven ( John Krakauer )
Unwind ( Neal Shusterman )
Utopia ( Thomas More )
VALIS ( Philip K. Dick )
Vector ( Robin Cook )
Vespers ( Jeff Rovin )
Waiting for Godot ( Samuel Beckett )
Waiting for the Barbarians ( J.M. Coetzee )
Warbreaker ( Brandon Sanderson )
Waverly ( Sir Walter Scott )
White Cat ( Holly Black )
White Fang ( Jack London )
Wilhelm Meisters Apprenticeship ( Johann Wolfgang von Goethe )
Woyzeck ( Georg Buchner )
Wuthering Heights ( Emily Bronte )
Yogisha X no Kenshin ( Keigo Higashino )
Yongzheng Emperor ( Er Yue He )
Zamonia ( series; Walter Moers )
Zones of Thought ( series; Vernor Vinge )

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby The Fantasist » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:07 am UTC

DireKobold wrote:Zones of Thought Series Vernor Vinge

Somebody else read them! Somebody else read them! Best books ever and so ignored!

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby nicklikesfire » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:22 pm UTC

Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis
Mars Trilogy - Kim Stanley Robinson

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby suriya » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:28 pm UTC

Not in order of preference:
Robot Series, Isaac Asimov.
The Gods Themselves, ditto.
Black Widowers Series, ditto.
His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman.
The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien.
Rama Series, Arhur C. Clarke.
The Fountains of Paradise, ditto.
Harry Potter Series, Joanne K. Rowling.
Hitchhiker Series, Douglas Adams.
In Death Series, J.D. Robb.
Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein.
Future History Series, ditto.
Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder.
Biting the Sun, Tanith Lee.
Father Brown Series, Gilbert K. Chesterton.
Hercule Poirot Series, Agatha Christie.
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell.
Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes.
The Stone and the Flute, Hans Bemmann.
Thursday Next Series, Jasper Fforde.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby ian » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:33 am UTC

That moment when you think about replying to a thread and then realise you actually started it five years ago (though it looks like I never actually submitted my own list)

Thanks Adacore for actually putting in the work!

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby dclxvi » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:51 am UTC

Anatomy of Melancholy - Robert Burton
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
Dubliners - James Joyce
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon
Ill Fares the Land - Tony Judt
History of Madness - Michel Foucault
The Histories - Herodotus


Just some that come to mind.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:34 pm UTC

Took far too long on the first page to get Discworld mentioned (and then mixed up Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, long before Small Gods was mentioned).

I decided I shall alternate series and single books. And not overvote Pratchett.

But because I think it needs it voting up Discworld series (Pratchett), and not touching Potter (modern upstart!) or Xanth (good in parts, and also high in my younger self's library borrowing, but not considered votable).

Single book: Anathem (Neal Stephenson) as a wildcard in the Stephenson oevre.

Series: Mission Earth (Hubbard) - that's ten books, different from Battlefield Earth (and I'm also not a $¢i€nt€o£ogi$t) and... questionable in its internal moralities... but quite a work of imagination.

Wheelers (Jack Cohen/Ian Stewart) - their Science Of Discworld series collaboration with Pterry (though I notice as mentioned elsewhere) is really either non-Fiction (their parts) or actually an upvote for Discworld (his parts), but I'll happily mention their own SF novels.

The Foundation series (Asimov) and maybe his successor authors, but that's arguable.

Heaven (Cohen/Stewart) - Maybe a sequel to Wheelers, but really the squid central hero and overwhelmingly non-anthropocentric cast-list makes it something else.

The Ancillary series (Ann Leckie) - (Ancillary) Sword, Justice and Mercy. Interesting concepts.

Too much SF&F... Red Storm Rising (Tom Clancy) not a Ryanverse (haven't decided whether to upvote that yet... maybe yet to come on this list, maybe not), but an "alternative present" novel, at least back when it was published. The same 'massive thinking' that it appears I like in my books, but "in real life" this time.

So... go on then, the Ryanverse set (Clancy). That was a quicker decision than I thought it might be.

Single book, single book... Darnit, my resolution to alternate. The ones I remember were generally good enough to be the starter of series (that I shall then painfully have to decline to mention here)... Family Bites (Lisa Williams)... You've never heard of it, no doubt, but it was written by someone I know (called Lisa Williams, obviously; at least IRL) and I'm gonna mention it even though you're never going to be reading it yourselves, if you haven't already.

Series, coming back to Pratchett, The Nomes trilogy (Pterry), children's/fantasy/modern/hints-of-scifi thing.

Strata (Pratchett again) - standalone. Not "Discworld series" but the proto-Discworld 'original'.

Red/Green/Blue Mars (Kim Stanley Robinson) - it appears I'm back in the "world designer" rut, and back to SF again.

(13... room for some more, but only three full series from the long queue of candidates, and my need for solo books is hard to dredge up, for aforementioned reasons)

The Difference Engine (Sterling/Gibson) Alt-history steampunk, and partly to obliquely make up for no mention of Neal Stephensons book The Diamond Age because I can't work out whether that groups with Snow Crash and perhaps even Cryptonomicon as a semi-series (honourable mentions to these three, even if they aren't getting the votes I think they deserve).

Dirk Gently set (Adams), whilst noting that H2G2 already has enough love already, and doesn't need my special recommendation quite so much.

Nation (Pratchett) - ITMA! But totally poignant. (And I shall refrain from putting The Carpet People, Dark Side Of The Sun, even Dodger, into this list. No, I haven't forgotten The Unadulterated Cat, with whossisname Joliffe.)

The Survivalist series (Jerry Ahern) - Seriously, a strange mix, for me, but almost thirty pulp-style novels that combine attention-to-detail gun/militaria-porn (a sort of poor-man's Clancy) with an increasingly outrageous alternate-present-and-into-the-future thing that must have been Adamsian in its "what next? Well, how about..." nature, in the for want of a better term) 'story arc'.

Oh, go on, then. I have to honour Good Omens (Pratchett/Gaiman), and I would have instead honoured Gaiman for Neverwhere had I ever read it rather than only experienced it as TV version, Radio play(s!), Radio reading instead.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/Great Glass Elevator (Roald Dahl) - making me wonder why I didn't include any other Dahl books as singulars, only these two as a 'series'.

Microserfs (Douglas Coupland) was very influential to me at one point in my career, so deserves a mention, though I haven't reread it for over a decade... It's over there on my shelves, regardless.

Some of the serieseseses not voted for because they didn't quite make it are Narnia (good fun, but I'm no longer as enamoured; as a rather strange contrast to Mission Earth's inclusion!), Arthur C's 2001+ books, Asimov's Susan Calvin/Caves/Spacers/Empire/etc pre-Foundation sets, the Pratchett/Baxter Long {Earth/Mars/War/Utopia} set (because Sir Terrence, OBE, being mentioned yet again seems even to me to be stalker-level obsession), Tolkien (confusing what to group, and dare I say that I didn't get on with the Silmarillian), Alice {Wonderland/Looking-Glass} (I actually used to be able to quote verbatim but have not touched for too long), a number of the Stephen Baxter trilogies, Enid Blyton (various, but Magic Faraway Tree books prominently, as childhood staples)...


I will, of course recall others, once I actually go and have a glance at my extensive bookshelves, but for some reason I'm driven to make a snap decision straight from memory (surely meaning something more important than analysing dust-depths in a Holmesian (Conan Doyle! Argh!) fashion), with all its inherent faults.

Pre-posting edit: Bear/Brin/Bradbury should have been mentioned, and for some reason now I'm recalling authors alliteratively, but I can't work out which (Eon, Earth, Fahrenheit 451, ..?) would supplant which already listed.


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