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    Lit Nets Top 100 Books Official List

    Ok, here it is. The top 100 books as according to the members here on Lit Net.

    I organized the list, by starting with the books that had the highest amount of nominations and working my way down from there.

    Enjoy!

    1. Crime and Punishment
    2. 1984
    3. Brothers Karamazov
    4. Hamlet
    5. Les Miserables
    6. To Kill A Mockingbird
    7. The Great Gatsby
    8. Pride and Prejudice
    9. War and Peace
    10. The Bible
    11. Lolita
    12. Don Quixote
    13. The Stranger
    14. A Tale of Two Cities
    15. Catch-22
    16. Anna Karinina
    17. Master and Margarita
    18. The Picture of Dorian Gray
    19. The Grapes of Wrath
    20. On the Road
    21. The Sound and the Fury
    22. King Lear
    23. The Divine Comedy
    24. The Catcher in the Rye
    25. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    26. The Idiot
    27. In Search of Lost Time/ Remembrance of Things Past
    28. Lord of the Flies
    29. The Lord of the Rings
    30. The Odyssey
    31. Siddhartha
    32. 100 Years of Solitude
    33. As I Lay Dying
    34. Frankenstein
    35. Wuthering Heights
    36. Beowulf
    37. Dead Souls
    38. Madam Bovary
    39. The Old Man and the Sea
    40. Slaughterhouse 5
    41. The Sun Also Rises
    42. Ulysses
    43. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    44. Jane Eyre
    45. Dracula
    46. Fathers and Sons
    47. Heart of Darkness
    48. Metemorphosis
    49. Notes From Underground
    50. Of Mice and Men
    51. The Republic
    52. Tess of the D'Urbervilles
    53. The Trial
    54. Animal Farm
    55. Brave New World
    56. Cat's Cradle
    57. The Count of Monte-Cristo
    58. Faust
    59. Fictions - Borges
    60. The Fountianhead
    61. Gargantua and Pantangruel
    62. The Good Earth
    63. Jude the Obsecure
    64. Paradise Lost
    65. The Mayor of Casterbridge
    66. Macbeth
    67. Oedipus Rex
    68. Moby Dick
    69. North and South
    70. Oliver Twist
    71. Night
    72. Oblomov
    73. One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest
    74. Perfume
    75. The Kite Runner
    76. Tristam Shandy
    77. Watership Down
    78. Women in Love
    79.. The House of Mirth
    80. L'Assomoir
    81. Bleak House
    82. Middlesex
    83. The Magus
    84. Canterberry Tales
    85. Brideshead Revisisted
    86. Candide
    87. In Cold Blood
    88. No Exit
    89. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    90. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    91. The Little Prince
    92. Montaigne ~ Essays
    93. Iliad
    94. Sometimes A Great Notion
    95. A Clockwork Orange
    96. Amerika
    97. Julius Caeser
    98. Invitation of a Beheading
    99. Le Bete Humaine
    100. If Nobody Speaks of Remarkbale Things
    Last edited by Dark Muse; 01-03-2009 at 11:50 PM.

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    That is VERY COOL! Thanks, DM!
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    And why the sea is boiling hot--
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    You are welcome. Glad you enjoy. It was a fun project

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    So happy Crime and Punishment is the top, what a fantastic book.
    The salvation of the world is in man's suffering. - Faulkner

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    Excellent list. I've only finished 27 of that hundred so i definitely have some work to do

    I'm very happy that Sometimes A Great Notion snuck in there too.
    Last edited by Tallon; 01-02-2009 at 10:28 PM.

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    Haha! I've have read (or am currently reading) the top 6!

    As for the rest...most of them are in my TBR pile.
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    Haha, though I know some people will strongly disagree, I was so happy to see that The Fountainhead was able to pull through and make its way on the list. I thought mine would be its only lonely vote.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    That is cool. I wonder if one of the mods can create a link or something to it?

    If I counted correctly I have read 48 of those 100.
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    Thanks for putting that up, Dark Muse. Lots of reading for me to do, by the look so fit.
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    is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgil View Post
    That is cool. I wonder if one of the mods can create a link or something to it?

    If I counted correctly I have read 48 of those 100.
    Hehe I have not yet gone though and counted out just how many I have already read. I will have to do so.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Am i correct in saying that Remembrance of Things Past and In Search Of Lost Time are the same book? Maybe there is room for one more on there.

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    Are they? I was not aware of that, I just went by the fact that well they were nominated as seperate works, as well I am not personally familair with that author. If so I will have to make an adjustment to the list

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Great job, DM. I count 37 of them over my lifetime. Several of them on the shelf.
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    Hehe ok I have counted 26 that I have read, and a few that I started, but had not yet been able to finnish.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Thanks for all of the work Muse that is a great list. I have read 11 and have another 15 on the shelf to read.

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