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Want some poll results?

Before I get to the results, I'd just like to thank whomever it was who anonymously bought the 50bookchallenge community a paid account for the next 12 months. Most excellent! :)

A few notes on the voting:

  • As I mentioned in the poll entry, I weighted responses based on the 1-5 ranking you gave to each book in the poll and tabulated results based on the weighted vote counts. Because I'm a geek with an insatiable curiosity for data trends, I also sorted/subtotaled by pure vote count (not weighted) and the results were almost exactly the same in the top 20. A few minor swapped placings, but overall the same group of books.

  • For ease of counting, and in an attempt to lend a little more clarity to the results, I aggregated a number of votes for individual books in popular series (such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc.). I hope no one minds.


Having said that...here's what y'all had to say!

Top 20 Best Books According to the Readers of 50bookchallenge:

  1. Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling 197

  2. Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen 133

  3. Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien 125

  4. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 95

  5. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger 77

  6. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 76

  7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky 64

  8. Lolita - Vladimir Nabakov 58

  9. 1984 - George Orwell 52

  10. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde 50

  11. Wuthering Heights - Emile Bronte 47

  12. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card 46

  13. His Dark Materials Trilogy - Philip Pullman 45

  14. Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett 42

  15. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving 41

  16. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald 41

  17. My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult 38

  18. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 37

  19. American Gods - Neil Gaiman 36

  20. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery 34



The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold 34
The Secret History - Donna Tartt 34
East of Eden - John Steinbeck 33
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer 32
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal - Christopher Moore 31
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath 31
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson 30
On the Road - Jack Kerouac 30
The Stand - Stephen King 30
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley 29
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 29
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden 28
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides 27
Rebel Angels - Libba Bray 25
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger 25
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien 24
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini 24
White Oleander - Janet Fitch 24
Hamlet - William Shakespeare 23
The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley 23
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand 22
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo 22
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky 21
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman 21
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut 21
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera 21
Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery 20
Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer 20
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey 20
The Bible - God 20
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski 19
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom 19
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole 18
Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt 18
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer 18
Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake 18
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess 17
Angels & Demons - Dan Brown 17
The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster 17
The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides 17
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy 16
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell 16
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde 16
The Wind Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami 16
A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray 15
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho 15
The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis 15
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood 15
White Teeth - Zadie Smith 15
Wicked: The Life and Times of The Wicked Witch of the West - Gregory Maguire 15
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 14
Choke - Chuck Palahniuk 14
Night - Elie Wiesel 14
Parable of the Sower - Octavia Butler 14
Persuasion - Jane Austen 14
The Stranger - Albert Camus 14
Watership Down - Richard Adams 14
Dangerous Angels - Francesca Lia Block 13
Diary - Chuck Palahniuk 13
Eragon - Christopher Paolini 13
Lord of the Flies - William Golding 13
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami 13
She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb 13
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas 13
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon 13
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand 13
The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay 13
The Red Tent - Anita Damiant 13
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens 12
A Wrinkle In Time - Madeline L'Engle 12
Emma - Jane Austen 12
Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes 12
Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins 12
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf 12
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon 12
The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle 12
The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran 12
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Caroll 11
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner 11
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk 11
Interview With the Vampire - Ann Rice 11
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison 11
Life of Pi - Yann Martel 11
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott 11
Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk 11
Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk 11
The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky 11
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd 11
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom 11
All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque 10
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh 10
Cane River - Lalita Tademy 10
Dragonriders of Pern - Anne McCaffrey 10
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury 10
Inkheart - Cornelia Funke 10
Little House on the Praire (the series) - Laura Ingalls Wilder 10
MacBeth - William Shakespeare 10
Sense & Sensibility - Jane Austen 10
Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse 10
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy 10
The Robber Bride - Margaret Atwood 10
The Talisman - Stephen King & Peter Straub 10
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield 10
The Witching Hour - Anne Rice 10
What Happened to Lani Garver - Carrol Plum-Ucci 10
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry 9
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce 9
Dry - Augusten Burroughs 9
Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine 9
Exquisite Corpse - Poppy Z. Brite 9
Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk 9
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke 9
Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder 9
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown 9
The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin 9
To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf 9
A Separate Peace - John Knowles 8
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith 8
Beloved - Toni Morrison 8
Dune - Frank Herbert 8
Just Listen - Sarah Dessen 8
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami 8
Lost Souls - Poppy Z. Brite 8
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro 8
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood 8
Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon 8
Stone Butch Blues - Leslie Feinberg 8
The Black Jewel Trilogy - Anne Bishop 8
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 8
The Iliad - Homer 8
The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton 8
The Pact: A Love Story - Jodi Picoult 8
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 8
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway 8
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas 8
Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood 7
Daughter of the Blood - Anne Bishop 7
Flowers in the Attic - V.C. Andrews 7
Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco 7
Gentlemen & Players - Joanne Harris 7
Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey 7
Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare 7
Running With Scissors - Augusten Burroughs 7
Second Glance - Jodi Picoult 7
Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy 7
The Autobiography of Henry VIII - Margaret George 7
The Color Purple - Alice Walker 7
The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King 7
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things - JT LeRoy 7
The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards 7
The Princess Bride - William Goldman 7
The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice 7
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston 7
Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin 7
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig 7
A Gracious Plenty - Sheri Reynolds 6
A Kiss of Shadows - Laurell K Hamilton 6
A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare 6
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey 6
Absalom! Absalom! - William Faulkner 6
Blankets - Craig Thompson 6
Candide - Voltaire 6
Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier 6
Dracula - Bram Stoker 6
Fairy Godmother - Mercedes Lackey 6
Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger 6
Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen 6
Guilty Pleasures - Laurell K. Hamilton 6
Kiss the Girls - James Patterson 6
Looking for Alaska - John Green 6
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck 6
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson 6
Shogun - James Clavell 6
Sloppy Firsts - Megan McCafferty 6
Still Life With Woodpecker - Tom Robbins 6
Sunshine - Robin McKinley 6
The Giver - Lois Lowry 6
The Hours - Michael Cunningham 6
The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende 6
The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien 6
This Lulla - Sarah Dessen 6
Waking the Dead - Scott Spencer 6
Walden - Henry David Thoreau 6
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen 6
White Noise - Don DeLillo 6
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - David Eggars 5
A Room With a View - E.M. Forster 5
A Study in Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 5
A Widow For One Year - John Irving 5
A Woman of Substance - Barbara Taylor Bradford 5
A Year At the Movies - Kevin Murphy 5
Alanna: The First Adventure - Tamora Pierce 5
All the Weyrs of Pern - Anne McCaffrey 5
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer 5
Arundhati Roy - The God Of Small Things 5
Aura - Carlos Fuentes 5
Band of Brothers - Stephen Ambrose 5
Battle Royale - Koushun Takami 5
Birth of the Firebringer - Meredith Ann Pierce 5
Blood and Chocolate - Annette Curtis Klause 5
Boy Meets Boy - K. Sandra Fuhr 5
Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding 5
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut 5
Cell - Stephen King 5
Chuang Tzu - Chuang-Tzu 5
City of Pearl - Karen Traviss 5
Clay's Way - Blair Mastbaum 5
Cosmicomics - Italo Calvino 5
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence - Inga Muscio 5
Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury 5
Death Masks - Jim Butcher 5
Desperation - Stephen King 5
Diaspora - Greg Egan 5
Eats, Shoots, and Leaves - Lynne Truss 5
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates - Tom Robbins 5
Fifth Business - Robertson Davies 5
Fire and Hemlock - Diana Wynne Jones 5
Fire from Heaven - Mary Renault 5
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley's 5
God Shaped Hole - Tiffanie Debartolo 5
Higgelty Piggelty Pop! - Maurice Sendak 5
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby 5
Hocus Pocus - Kurt Vonnegut 5
Illuminatus! - Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson 5
Immortality - Milan Kundera 5
In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson 5
In Her Shoes - Jennifer Weiner 5
Ishmael - Daniel Quinn 5
Isle of Glass - Judith Tarr 5
Johnny Got His Gun - Dalton Trumbo 5
Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton 5
King of Shadows - Susan Cooper 5
Kiss Me, Judas - William Christopher Baer 5
Kissing the Witch - Emma Donoghue 5
Kushiel's Avatar - Jacqueline Carey 5
Lightning - Dean Koontz 5
Lion and Blue - Robert Vavra & Fleur Cowles 5
Lucas - Kevin Brooks. 5
Many Waters - Madeline L'Engle 5
Memory, Sorrow & Thorn trilogy - Tad Williams 5
Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare 5
Music in the Night - V.C. Andrews 5
My Friend Leonard - James Frey 5
New Moon - Stephanie Meyer 5
No Way To Treat A First Lady - Christopher Buckley 5
Olive's Ocean - Kevin Henkes 5
Orca - Steven Brust 5
Out - Natsuo Kirino 5
Part Monsters - (unknown author) 5
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus - Orson Scott Card 5
Perdido Street Station - China Mieville 5
Perelandra - C.S. Lewis 5
Perfume - Patrick Snskind 5
Phantom - Susan Kay 5
Pulp - Charles Bukowski 5
Q-in-Law - Peter David 5
Raptor Red - Robert T. Bakker 5
RavenShadow - Win Blevins 5
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier 5
Sarah Monette - Mélusine 5
Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis & Larry Sloman 5
She Got Up Off The Couch - Haven Kimmel 5
Simple Abundance - Sarah ban Breathnach 5
Son of the Shadows - Juliet Marillier 5
Stark - Ben Elton 5
Swordspoint - Ellen Kushner 5
Tara Road - Maeve Binchy 5
Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald 5
The Bartimaeus Trilogy - Jonathan Stroud 5
The Belgariad - David & Leigh Eddings 5
The Black Riders - Violet Needham 5
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood 5
The Bone People - Keri Hulme 5
The Bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller 5
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil - George Saunders 5
The Brilliance of the Moon - Lian Hearn 5
The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons 5
The Chamber - John Grisham 5
The Children's Hospital - Chris Adrian 5
The Chosen - Chaim Potok 5
The Collector - John Fowles 5
The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe 5
The Crucible - Arthur Miller 5
The Dharma Bums - Jack Kerouac 5
The Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank 5
The Diviners - Margaret Laurence 5
The Dream of Scipio - Iain Pears 5
The Fifth Sacred Thing - Starhawk 5
The Gadfly - E. L.Voynich 5
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein 5
The Godfather - Mario Puzo 5
The Innocent's Story - Nicky Singer 5
The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan 5
The Last Vampire - Christopher Pike 5
The Neverending Story - Michael Ende & Ralph Manheim 5
The Oxford Book of American Poetry - Anthology 5
The Partly Cloudy Patriot - Sarah Vowell 5
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver 5
The Power and the Glory - Graham Greene 5
The Road Unseen - Peter Jenkins 5
The Robe - Lloyd C. Douglas 5
The Room - Hubert Selby Junior 5
The Rum Dairy - Hunter S. Thompson 5
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 - Sue Townsend 5
The Shoebox Project - (unknown author) 5
The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien 5
The Star of the Guardians - Margaret Weiss 5
The Starthorn Tree - Kate Forsyth 5
The Stinky Cheese Man - Jon Scieszka 5
The Tale of the Body Thief - Anne Rice 5
The Temple of Gold - William Goldman 5
The Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams & William Nicholson 5
The Veritas Conflict - Shaunti Feldhahn 5
The White Masai - Corrine Hoffman 5
The World According to Garp - John Irving 5
Through Painted Deserts - Donald Miller 5
Till We Have Faces - C.S. Lewis 5
Tuntematon sotilas - Väinö Linna 5
Ulysses - James Joyce 5
Up in the Old Hotel - Joseph Mitchell 5
Veronika Decides To Die - Paulo Coelho 5
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy 5
Warriors: The Darkest Hour - Erin Hunter 5
What the Body Remember - Shauna Singh Baldwin 5
Where the Heart Is - Billie Letts 5
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind 5
Wolfwalker/ShandowLeader - Tara K. Harper 5
Written on the Body - Jeanette Winterson 5
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century - Barbara Tuchman 4
A Happy Death - Albert Camus 4
A Red Heart of Memories - Nina Kiriki Hoffman 4
A Ring of Endless Light - Madeline L'Engle 4
A Small Place - Jamaica Kincaid 4
A Son of the Circus - John Irving 4
A Voice in the Wind - Francine Rivers 4
Aeneid - Virgil 4
After the First Death - Robert Cormier 4
Alastor trilogy - Jack Vance 4
Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood 4
Angels in America - Tony Kushner 4
Animal Farm - George Orwell 4
Anne Bishop - Daughter of the Blood 4
Anything - Sherrilyn Kenyon 4
Arrowpoint - Suzanne Ellison 4
Atonement - Ian McEwan 4
Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Gertrude Stein 4
Behind the Attic Wall - Sylvia Cassedy 4
Blue Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson 4
Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut 4
Can You Keep a Secret? - Sophie Kinsella 4
Candy - Luke Davies 4
Can't Stop Won't Stop - Jeff Chang 4
Casual Rex - Eric Garcia 4
Catch 22 - Joesph Heller 4
Cats Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut 4
Christy - Catherine Marshall 4
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell 4
Coin Locker Babies - Ryu Murakami 4
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science - Dr. Atul Gawande 4
Cyrano de Bergerac - Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac 4
Dark is Rising series - Susan Cooper 4
Darkness Visible - William Styron 4
Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee 4
Down & Out In Paris & London - George Orwell 4
Dragon's Egg - Robert L. Forward 4
Dreaming Tree - C J Cherryh 4
Eldest - Christopher Paolini 4
Eleanor Rigby - Douglas Coupland 4
Fables - Bill Willingham 4
Father Melancholy's Daughter - Gail Godwin 4
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway 4
Forever - Pete Hamill 4
Foxfire - Joyce Carol Oates 4
Freedom's Landing - Anne McCaffrey 4
Full Moon Rising - Keri Arthur 4
Gingerbread - Rachel Cohn 4
Girlfriend in a Coma - Douglas Coupland 4
Going Postal - Terry Pratchett 4
Guns, Germs & Steel - Jared Dimond 4
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas - Tom Robbins 4
Hanta Yo - Ruth Beebe Hill 4
Haristyles of the Damned - Joe Meno 4
Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo 4
I Am Secretly an Important Man - Steven Jesse Bernstein 4
Ice Station Zebra - Alistair Maclean 4
Ill Wind - Rachel Caine 4
Inside and other short fiction - Ruth L. Ozeki 4
Invitation to the Game - Monica Hughes 4
Jane Erye - Charlotte Bronte 4 - misspelling of title, votes added above
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy 4
Keeping You A Secret - Julie Anne Peters 4
Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson 4
Kindred - Octavia Butler 4
Kiss Me Like a Stranger - Gene Wilder 4
Lady Knight - Tamora Pierce 4
Last Chance to See - Douglas Adams 4
Lavondyss - Robert Holdstock 4
London - Edward Rutherfurd 4
Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry 4
Man's Search for Meaning - Victor Frankl 4
Memory & Dream - Charles de Lint 4
Misery - Stephen King 4
Moab Is My Washpot - Stephen Fry 4
Moving Pictures - Terry Pratchett 4
Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch - Dai Sijie 4
New Poems 1 & 2 - Rilke 4
Nine Stories - J.D. Salinger 4
Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Charles Bukowski 4
Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman 4
On Writing - Stephen King 4
Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov 4
Paradise - Toni Morrison 4
Party Monster - James St. James 4
Please Kill Me - Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain 4
Rainbow Boys - Alex Sanchez 4
Raven's Gate - Anthony Horowitz 4
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard 4
Screwjack - Hunter S. Thompson 4
See Jane Score - Rachel Gibson 4
Shell Shaker - LeAnne Howe 4
Shiva Dancing - Bharti Kirchner 4
Something From the Nightside - Simon R. Green 4
Sons & Lovers - D.H. Lawrence 4
Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card 4
Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli 4
Stiff - Mary Roach 4
Terrorists of Irustan - Louise Marley 4
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 4
The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery 4
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak 4
The Boy I Love - Marion Husband 4
The Bridge to Holy Cross - Paullina Simons 4
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards - Lillian Jackson Braun 4
The Charm School - Nelson Demille 4
The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel 4
The Cure For Death by Lightning - Gail Anderson-Dargatz 4
The Deed of Paksenarrion - Elizabeth Moon 4
The Eight - Catherine Neville 4
The Little Friend - Donna Tartt 4
The Long Walk - Stephen King 4
The Mysterious Dsappearance Of Leon (I Mean Noel) - Ellen Raskin 4
The Night Watch - Terry Pratchett 4
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith 4
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks 4
The Odyssey - Homer 4
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway 4
The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory 4
The Patient Stone - M&N Batmanglij 4
The Prince of Tides - Pat Conroy 4
The Probable Future - Alice Hoffman 4
The Quick and the Dead - Joy Williams 4
The Seventh Tower - Garth Nix 4
The Sign of the Four - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 4
The Stray - Betsy James Wyeth 4
The Temple of My Familiar - Alice Walker 4
The Tenth Circle - Jodi Picoult 4
The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett 4
The Wolf and The Dove - Kathleen Woodwiss 4
There Will Be Dragons: Council War Series - John Ringo 4
This Boy's Life - Tobias Wolff 4
Tomorrow When the War Began - John Marsden 4
Truth and Beauty - Ann Patchett 4
Uglies - Scott Westerfeld 4
Visions of Gerard - Jack Kerouac 4
Wasted - Marya Hornbacher 4
Watchmen - Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons 4
Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak 4
Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne 4
A Density of Souls - Christopher Rice 3
A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore 3
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin 3
A Letter of Mary - Laurie King 3
A Savage God - A. Alvarez 3
Abhorsen - Garth Nix 3
Acorna - Anne McCaffrey 3
After you'd gone - Maggie O'Farrell 3
Ahab's Wife - Sena Jeter Naslund 3
Aimee - Mary Beth Miller 3
All American Girl - Meg Cabot 3
All Creatures Great and Small - James Herriot 3
All Families Are Psychotic - Douglas Coupland 3
All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren 3
An Unquiet Mind - Kay Redfield Jamison 3
Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series - Laurell K. Hamilton 3
Annie on My Mind - Nancy Garden 3
Anthem - Ayn Rand 3
Atonement Child - Francine Rivers 3
Auntie Mame - Patrick Dennis 3
Black Beauty - Anna Sewell 3
Blackwood Farm - Anne Rice 3
Blindsight - (unknown author) 3
Cane - Jean Toomer 3
Catering to Nobody - Diane Mott Davidson 3
Checkmate (The Lymond Chronicles) - Dorothy Dunnett 3
Chill Factor - Rachel Caine 3
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder - Joanne Fluke 3
Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 3
Cirque du Freak - Darren Shan 3
Confessions of a Mask - Yukio Mishima 3
Confessions of a Nervous Shiksa - Tracy McArdle 3
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister - Gregory Maguire 3
Dance, Dance, Dance - Haruki Murakami 3
Darker Than Midnight - Maggie Shayne 3
Das Kapital - Karl Marx 3
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens 3
Desolation Angels - Jack Kerouac 3
Down by the River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept - Paulo Cohelo 3
Dragon Rider - Cornelia Funke 3
Dragons of Winter Night - Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman 3
Dubliners - James Joyce 3
Eleven Minutes - Paolo Coelho 3
Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin 3
Enemy of God - Bernard Cornwall 3
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues - Tom Robbins 3
Evil Star - Anthony Horowitz 3
#N/A 3
Ficciones - Jean Luis Borges 3
Forests of the Heart - Charles de Lint 3
Frisk - Dennis Cooper 3
From Heaven Lake - Vikram Seth 3
Full Moon - Arina Tanemura 3
Gates of Winter - Mark Anthony 3
Gerald's Game - Stephen King 3
Germinal - Emile Zola 3
Girl With a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier 3
Glass Houses - Rachel Caine 3
Go Ask Alice - Anonymous 3
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens 3
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad 3
Hogfather - Terry Pratchett 3
Homecoming - Cynthia Voigt 3
Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones 3
Illusions - Richard Bach 3
In Legend Born - Laura Resnick 3
Into the Forest - Jean Hegland 3
Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino 3
Jinx - Margaret Wild & Jason Gould 3
Justine - Lawrence Durrell 3
L'homme Qui Rit - Victor Hugo 3
Lost In A Good Book - Jasper Fforde 3
Magic's Pawn/Promise/Price - Mercedes Lackey 3
Marching Powder - Rusty Young 3
Master and Commander - Patrick O'Brien 3
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris 3
Message in a Bottle - Nicholas Sparks 3
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie 3
Moby Dick - Herman Melville 3
Modern Ranch Living - Mark Poirier 3
Mosquito Coast - Paul Theroux 3
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife - Linda Berdoll 3
My Year of Meats - Ruth L. Ozeki 3
Mystic River - Dennis Lehane 3
Nerd in Shining Armor - Vicki Lewis Thompson 3
No Exit and Four Other Plays - Jean Paul Sartre 3
Noodle Head - Jonathan Kebbe 3
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen 3
October Sky - Homer Hickam 3
Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz 3
Ode To Kirihito - Dr Osamu Tezuka 3
Otherland - Tad Williams 3
Pawn of Prophecy - David Eddings 3
Peace Like A River - Leif Enger 3
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood - Marjane Satrapi 3
Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett 3
Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver 3
Pushing the Bear - Diane Glancy 3
Raise High the Roof Beams, Carpenters, and Seymour: an Introduction - J.D. Salinger 3
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 - Beverly Cleary 3
Reaper Man - Terry Pratchett 3
Red River - Lalita Tademy 3
Rhapsody - Elizabeth Haydon 3
Sabriel - Garth Nix 3
Schismatrix - Sterling 3
Seven Types of Ambiguity - Elliot Perlman 3
Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree - Tariq Ali 3
Slapstick - Kurt Vonnegut 3
Stardust - Neil Gaiman 3
Starquake - Robert L. Forward 3
Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin 3
Tamsin - Peter S. Beagle 3
Thank You, Jeeves - P. G. Wodehouse 3
The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear - Walter Moers 3
The Agony and the Ecstasy - Irving Stone 3
The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton 3
The Art of Mending - Elizabeth Berg 3
The Awakening - Kate Chopin 3
The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket 3
The Bell - Iris Murdoch 3
The Black Swan - Victoria Holt aka Philippa Carr 3
The Bloody Sun - Marion Zimmer Bradley 3
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne 3
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky 3
The Challenge of Jesus - N.T. Wright 3
The Children's Blizzard - David Laskin 3
The Color of Distance - Amy Thomson 3
The Egypt Game - Zilpha Keatley Snyder 3
The Favourite Game - Leonard Cohen 3
The Fire's Stone - Tanya Huff 3
The Frontrunner - Patricia Nell Warren 3
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - Stephen King 3
The Great Divorce - C.S. Lewis 3
The Green Mile - Stephen King 3
The High Lord - Trudi Canavan 3
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova 3
The Horse Whisperer - Nicholas Evans 3
The Humanure Handbook - Joseph C. Jenkins 3
The Italian - Elaine Coffman 3
The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst 3
The Lives and Loves of a She-Devil - Fay Weldon 3
The Loop - Nicholas Evans 3
The Memoirs of Cleopatra - Margaret George 3
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eyrehead247
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
SCORE for Jane Eyre and the Harry Potter series! :D
raellebird
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
I agree. Jane Eyre has been one of my all-time favorite books for years!
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rainbowalphabet
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:36 am (UTC)
*rolls eyes* Aw well, people just have yet to read true greatness. Though I am beside myself with happiness because my favorite book is number five.

I had no idea that it was so popular; makes me smile (: And no surprises that Jasper Fforde is nowhere to be seen, well, not in the tipsy tops. But one day, Harry will meet his doom at the tip of an eraser head.
eyrehead247
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
To each their own...I thought #5 was WAY overrated. It had potential, but the characters were so annoying and the ending was just plain retarded.
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thismarlasinger
Jan. 12th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
Harry Potter is first? Hm.
Wished One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was higher though. Just finish reading it, and it was awesome!
eyrehead247
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
OOOH! I want to read One Flew. I absolutely LOVE the movie! :D
jayne_190
Jan. 12th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
Its a very interesting list and it shows how varied everybody's tastes are. It would be interesting to see if our tastes change in a years time...
eleme
Jan. 12th, 2007 07:24 am (UTC)
Very interesting! I'm bummed that I missed the initial poll post because I didn't get to vote! Doesn't look like any of my favorite books were listed either ...

jadis
Jan. 12th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
The poll link's been in the community sidebar since I posted it, and I pimped it in every admin entry I made...if it's any consolation, if your fav books aren't listed at all, a vote or two wouldn't have made much difference. 408 people voted, which is why there's such a huge list of results...interests really vary! :)
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jadis
Jan. 12th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Sheesh. Now you see the difficulty I had in sorting/tabulating results. I did my best to correct all misspellings and make responses uniform so that they'd subtotal correctly (doing things like changing "Hitchhiker's Guide..." to "The Hitchhiker's Guide...", etc.). I can't tell you how many times I sorted the list different ways to try to catch stuff like that, but it's harder than you think. ;)
glacia2000
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
Owen Meany
I read A 'Prayer for Owen Meany' 20 years ago. I remember being impressed with it as I read it, but not completely blown away. A girl at a coffee shop told me she had just finished reading it and it was amazing. I only had about 30 -40 pages left at that time. When I read the last bit, I was then 'blown away'. It remains my top pic for best ending EVAH.
katiethewriter
Jan. 23rd, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Owen Meany
When I had scanned down the page, I was merely going to comment to you for your awesome icon (is it a picture of a statue of some sort or what? LOVE it!) but then you mentioned Owen Meany. I JUST got that one in my book-buying frenzy. I was lucky enough to go hear JK Rowling, Stephen King and John Irving do readings at Radio City in NYC last summer, and Irving read a piece from Owen Meany. Since then, I've wanted to pick it up, but just hadn't had the chance or urge to go out specifically for it. Now that I know the ending's fabulous, I'm even more eager to read it. That might just be my next book, after I'm done with the one I started today.
linden_tree
Jan. 13th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
Wow! I've actually read 7 of the top 10! :D I've been making such an effort to read more over the past year that this feels like a huge accomplishment!
iamnny
Jan. 14th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
Four people voted for Screwjack? That's more than I expected.

Only 14 voted for my favorite book of all time, Catch-22.
I only like a couple from the top 20.
_silverleaf_
Jan. 15th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
Haha, Harry Potter! Lovely books... but number 1?! I find that amusing. :)
chaos_rn
Jan. 17th, 2007 11:17 am (UTC)
Have to agree about Harry Potter! Great books, but I can't believe they are number 1! I'm sure the great Literary writers of the past are spinning in their graves! (no offense meant to J.K. Rowling): )
alles_toll
Jan. 16th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
Sometimes, I feel like my best friend and I are the only people to have ever hated Jane Eyre.
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a_shiningstar
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
I wanted to vote...I tried...but I just couldn't do it...However one that I know I would have mentioned was The Time Travelors Wife. I'm thrilled it was #5. Of course I love all the Harry Potter books too so no problem there...

very interesting results. I kind of wish I would have made myself pick favorites now.
spiceypepita
Jan. 22nd, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
Reality is Refreshing
I honestly can't REMEMBER if I have read Jane Eyer or Pride and Prejudice or just seen the movies, which is SAD. I DO know that now I feel like I have to read them both over (maybe?) or for the first time.

I also know that anyone who claims to LOVE Candide is just attempting to be like, LOOK AT ME!!! I'm so SMART!!! I had a lot of friends like that in college. I refused to read Harry Potter because I was a snob like that too. And then I saw the movie, read the books, and changed my life forever.

Here's to an END to literary snobbery!
smilevampy
Jan. 28th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Reality is Refreshing
lol, Candide!

In 8th grade, all I read were Anne Rice and Stephen King novels. My english teacher tried giving me books like Speak and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but I refused (I thought I was too "adult" for "young adult" novels...)

But, yeah, literary snobs are quite horrid creatures. My Creative Writing teacher and her husband are of that set. When they say "genre fiction" you can almost feel the disgust coming off them... :P
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katiethewriter
Jan. 23rd, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
Two notes. 1: I think you missed counting a point for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, as it's listed as having 3 points, and then 1.

2: I know there was a lot of people's votes to go through, but I think you might've missed my votes. I don't see two of the books I voted for (the Sin City graphic novel series, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay). Just wanted to let you know. Not trying to be a noodge or anything, I just think that Kavalier and Clay should at least be listed in there somewhere, because it's really a fantastic book and the name might catch someone's eye.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 28th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
Wow.

Can I just thank whoever voted for my books?

I'm the author of the Jimmy Coates series, and to see it there among all those incredible titles is... quite stunning.

Joe Craig
rachelraven
Feb. 13th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
Don't ever forget:

Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp by C.D. Payne... if you want to succomb to laughter, this is for you!!
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