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    PBS Great American Read

    PBS has been hosting a series highlighting what they've determined to be America's most loved books. Regardless of the method, it is an interesting list of all variety of styles, periods, and subjects. I enjoyed browsing the list to see how many I've read and have added a couple to my wish list. I believe there is some voting and there has been some life changing commentaries by ordinary and famous people on video feature I've seen.
    http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books/#/

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    Vc Andrews on the same list as Emily Bronte. Something wrong with that.

    There are many on that list I havent read. Confederacy of
    dunces. Still havent read it. I want ro read it!

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    That's an interesting list. I've read about two thirds of them. There are some on the list I would like to read, but I won't be rushing out for the Twilight series or Fifty Shade of Gray!

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    I love this kind of list.. it gives me a way to pick books to read. Years ago, in 2000, when Random House came out with the best novels of the 20th century, I embarked on a mission to get through the list. I never did (seems I barely left the dock--I still have only read 16 on that list), but I did read several classics I had missed over the years.

    Here's their list: https://www.listchallenges.com/moder...00-best-novels

    As to the PBS list, I've read 20/100.
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    Thanks, Roger, I have a list to explore, with a number to read again. Life has been so busy of late that I have neglected my reading.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar View Post
    PBS has been hosting a series highlighting what they've determined to be America's most loved books. Regardless of the method, it is an interesting list of all variety of styles, periods, and subjects. I enjoyed browsing the list to see how many I've read and have added a couple to my wish list. I believe there is some voting and there has been some life changing commentaries by ordinary and famous people on video feature I've seen.
    http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books/#/
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    I too love the lists and try to read something different.

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    I really enjoyed the show and the interviews. I was more surprised of many that were not on the list as some that were.

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    I love lists, too....Catherine, I wish your list had the authors, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KayLR View Post
    I love lists, too....Catherine, I wish your list had the authors, too.
    The list does have the authors... it doesn't when you look?
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    Appears to be all novels. Non-fiction books get a little love too.
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