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The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books

Description: 125 famous authors, British and American writers, including Norman Mailer, Ann Patchett, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, and Joyce Carol Oates, provided a personal top ten list, ranked, in order, of what they consider the ten greatest books and to each title is assigned a reverse-order point value based on the number position at which it appears on any list.

Based on bookaward: The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books

Members: 19 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date | CK Order
1
24,500 members, 215 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (1), jeffza (2), kara.shamy (3), ahef1963 (3), amanda4242 (4), ebeach (6), hipdeep (10), roby72 (17), thecoroner (32)

Score: 24.73

2
54,556 members, 912 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Jys-g (1), blackdove07 (2), mspixieears (3), kara.shamy (9), ahef1963 (15), thecoroner (30), amanda4242 (58), roby72 (61), cej1027

Score: 21.48

3
59,664 members, 1,185 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), KimarieBee (1), morryb (1), mspixieears (4), ahef1963 (37), amanda4242 (56), roby72 (101), cej1027

Score: 21.32

4
44,569 members, 734 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: ebeach (1), amanda4242 (12), ahef1963 (13), mspixieears (19), kara.shamy (20), blackdove07 (26), roby72 (51), thecoroner (68), cej1027

Score: 18.87

5
32,002 members, 445 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (1), cindyst2000 (1), hipdeep (3), pitjrw (4), ahef1963 (34), roby72 (128), cej1027

Score: 18.86

6
37,424 members, 328 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (1), roby72 (1), pitjrw (6), mspixieears (6), amanda4242 (13), kara.shamy (31)

Score: 16.91

7
8,405 members, 138 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (1), mspixieears (2), amanda4242 (5), hipdeep (8), ahef1963 (12), roby72 (49)

Score: 16.08

8
21,153 members, 344 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: pitjrw (1), rplinke (4), ebeach (7), thecoroner (9), roby72 (9), cindyst2000 (12)

Score: 16.06

9
19,042 members, 150 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (4), amanda4242 (6), hipdeep (7), kara.shamy (7), mspixieears (8), ahef1963 (22), roby72 (70)

Score: 15.91

10
20,725 members, 204 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), mspixieears (7), amanda4242 (10), roby72 (16), kara.shamy (30), thecoroner (40), cej1027

Score: 15.52

11
25,079 members, 867 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), amanda4242 (7), cindyst2000 (7), mspixieears (20), kara.shamy (33), ahef1963 (52), cej1027

Score: 15.48

12
17,850 members, 268 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (3), mspixieears (5), amanda4242 (8), ahef1963 (17), roby72 (64), thecoroner (78), cej1027

Score: 14.97

13
27,308 members, 351 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: pitjrw (9), kara.shamy (18), blackdove07 (22), roby72 (22), amanda4242 (24), mspixieears (32), ahef1963 (42), thecoroner (77)

Score: 14.36

14
15,621 members, 273 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (7), ebeach (8), mspixieears (15), amanda4242 (19), roby72 (19), thecoroner (23), ahef1963 (40)

Score: 14.12

15
20,134 members, 307 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: jeffza (1), ahef1963 (1), roby72 (15), thecoroner (18), kara.shamy (29)

Score: 13.7

16
15,083 members, 166 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ebeach (3), kara.shamy (11), amanda4242 (25), mspixieears (34), ahef1963 (45), roby72 (47), thecoroner (76)

Score: 13.11

17
18,577 members, 262 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), thecoroner (4), roby72 (4), mspixieears (29), ahef1963 (29)

Score: 13.1

18
13,346 members, 166 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: auntSteelbreaker (1), kara.shamy (10), amanda4242 (15), thecoroner (45), ahef1963 (53), roby72 (53)

Score: 12.79

19
33,276 members, 386 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000 (2), thecoroner (8), roby72 (8), ebeach (9), ahef1963 (38)

Score: 12.04

20
60,840 members, 1,092 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: jeffza (3), amanda4242 (9), mspixieears (13), ahef1963 (19), kara.shamy (27), roby72 (66), thecoroner (71)

Thumbs down: auntSteelbreaker

Score: 11.91

21
15,562 members, 174 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: rplinke (1), thecoroner (12), roby72 (14), blackdove07 (23), mspixieears (49)

Score: 11.56

22
13,882 members, 208 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000 (3), mspixieears (9), roby72 (10), thecoroner (11), ahef1963 (39)

Score: 11.4

23
14,990 members, 365 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (3), cindyst2000 (4), blackdove07 (16), thecoroner (31), roby72 (32)

Score: 11.25

24
15,821 members, 243 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8), mspixieears (14), amanda4242 (21), kara.shamy (23), roby72 (40), thecoroner (53)

Score: 11.21

25
7,082 members, 115 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ebeach (4), roby72 (11), cindyst2000 (13), thecoroner (16), mspixieears (31)

Score: 10.83

26
6,022 members, 71 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (11), blackdove07 (11), amanda4242 (16), mspixieears (25), ahef1963 (77), roby72 (111)

Score: 10.76

27
16,820 members, 174 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14), mspixieears (21), amanda4242 (37), thecoroner (46), roby72 (55), cej1027

Score: 10.71

28
13,290 members, 244 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), pitjrw (5), roby72 (33), ahef1963 (44), thecoroner (66)

Score: 10.66

29
34,952 members, 540 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5), blackdove07 (9), amanda4242 (11), mspixieears (22), ahef1963 (46)

Score: 10.56

30
22,563 members, 260 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6), cindyst2000 (8), amanda4242 (20), ahef1963 (56), cej1027

Score: 10.44

31
12,412 members, 243 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (16), amanda4242 (17), mspixieears (23), kara.shamy (34), thecoroner (59), roby72 (63)

Score: 10.32

32
11,308 members, 103 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (4), hipdeep (9), ahef1963 (11), roby72 (45), thecoroner (65)

Score: 10.29

33
28,808 members, 401 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ebeach (10), ahef1963 (23), kara.shamy (28), amanda4242 (35), thecoroner (64), roby72 (73)

Score: 10.24

34
28,698 members, 282 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: roby72 (2), thecoroner (10), pitjrw (11), mspixieears (11)

Score: 10.01

35
3,830 members, 89 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4), pitjrw (12), blackdove07 (21), thecoroner (35), roby72 (57)

Score: 9.95

36
40,344 members, 396 reviews
4.53 stars (4.53 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (3), cindyst2000 (5), blackdove07 (10), mspixieears (16), ahef1963 (47), cej1027

Thumbs down: pitjrw, auntSteelbreaker

Score: 9.64

37
26,986 members, 297 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), kara.shamy (25), roby72 (29), amanda4242 (32), thecoroner (50), cej1027

Thumbs down: auntSteelbreaker

Score: 9.52

38
37,969 members, 548 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7), mspixieears (12), kara.shamy (26), roby72 (39), thecoroner (52)

Score: 9.47

39
61,769 members, 986 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (10), amanda4242 (14), blackdove07 (19), ahef1963 (26), roby72 (94)

Score: 9.29

40
22,209 members, 248 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: rplinke (3), roby72 (13), cindyst2000 (18), thecoroner (22)

Score: 8.94

41
13,880 members, 243 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (12), cindyst2000 (16), amanda4242 (28), kara.shamy (46), ahef1963 (84)

Score: 8.75

42
16,922 members, 163 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (5), mspixieears (36), ahef1963 (51), roby72 (52), thecoroner (63)

Score: 8.71

43
11,474 members, 160 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: auntSteelbreaker (3), blackdove07 (14), amanda4242 (26), kara.shamy (38)

Score: 8.49

44
22,558 members, 362 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (30), mspixieears (30), ahef1963 (35), roby72 (122), cej1027

Score: 8.42

45
16,440 members, 126 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4), thecoroner (13), roby72 (23), kara.shamy (36)

Score: 8.4

46
7,438 members, 142 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (18), mspixieears (26), ahef1963 (28), kara.shamy (35), roby72 (105)

Score: 8.35

47
10,771 members, 194 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ebeach (2), kara.shamy (24), mspixieears (38), ahef1963 (60)

Score: 8.22

48
15,656 members, 206 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: morryb (2), kara.shamy (14), ahef1963 (70), roby72 (87)

Score: 8.12

49
5,544 members, 76 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (24), ahef1963 (24), amanda4242 (29), thecoroner (75), roby72 (75)

Score: 8.06

50
9,042 members, 100 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000 (15), mspixieears (33), amanda4242 (34), thecoroner (73), ahef1963 (87)

Score: 8.04

51
26,475 members, 366 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: roby72 (48), kara.shamy (49), amanda4242 (57), thecoroner (72), cej1027

Score: 8.01

52
2,882 members, 35 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: ebeach (5), thecoroner (5), roby72 (6)

Score: 7.91

53
12,799 members, 197 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000 (6), mspixieears (18), kara.shamy (32), ahef1963 (49)

Score: 7.69

54
25,586 members, 435 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (6), thecoroner (20), roby72 (30), amanda4242 (47)

Score: 7.68

55
10,043 members, 125 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9), mspixieears (17), amanda4242 (23), roby72 (42)

Score: 7.68

56
6,709 members, 97 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), kara.shamy (15), roby72 (38), thecoroner (62)

Score: 7.63

57
34,910 members, 520 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (8), thecoroner (19), roby72 (27), ahef1963 (43)

Score: 7.61

58
56,518 members, 905 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (5), amanda4242 (22), ahef1963 (27), roby72 (103)

Score: 7.53

59
32,199 members, 426 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (6), hipdeep (17), ahef1963 (36), roby72 (100)

Score: 7.42

60
28,588 members, 334 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (34), mspixieears (42), roby72 (58), kara.shamy (70), ahef1963 (81)

Score: 7.39

61
25,806 members, 402 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: roby72 (12), thecoroner (21), amanda4242 (33), kara.shamy (44)

Score: 7.24

62
1,264 members, 37 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (12), ahef1963 (33), roby72 (115), cej1027

Score: 7.19

63
9,605 members, 78 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10), thecoroner (27), kara.shamy (37), roby72 (44)

Score: 7.18

64
6,150 members, 59 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (15), amanda4242 (39), ahef1963 (92), cej1027

Score: 7.07

65
22,693 members, 324 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25), mspixieears (27), roby72 (129), cej1027

Score: 6.88

66
12,380 members, 96 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (14), ahef1963 (18), amanda4242 (59), roby72 (65)

Score: 6.86

67
7,689 members, 78 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (4), blackdove07 (12), amanda4242 (27)

Score: 6.73

68
7,249 members, 65 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: roby72 (5), thecoroner (7), amanda4242 (45)

Score: 6.68

69
4,276 members, 37 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (13), ahef1963 (32), kara.shamy (43), roby72 (114)

Score: 6.58

70
16,985 members, 308 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000 (11), kara.shamy (41), ahef1963 (73), roby72 (97)

Score: 6.42

71
14,900 members, 128 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (2), roby72 (3)

Score: 6.4

72
14,990 members, 203 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21), kara.shamy (40), thecoroner (48), roby72 (68)

Score: 6.37

73
4,014 members, 61 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (28), amanda4242 (31), ahef1963 (31), roby72 (113)

Score: 6.36

74
4,739 members, 113 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: pitjrw (2), thecoroner (44), roby72 (60)

Score: 6.35

75
8,348 members, 113 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (20), kara.shamy (39), thecoroner (61), roby72 (67)

Score: 6.32

76
15,041 members, 337 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (46), ahef1963 (75), roby72 (106), cej1027

Score: 6.29

77
11,521 members, 161 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (37), mspixieears (37), roby72 (54), ahef1963 (55)

Score: 6.19

78
9,686 members, 111 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (39), kara.shamy (42), thecoroner (47), ahef1963 (62)

Score: 6.13

79
10,085 members, 151 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: roby72 (34), thecoroner (41), kara.shamy (60), ahef1963 (80)

Score: 6.01

80
7,761 members, 224 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (18), thecoroner (60), ahef1963 (79), roby72 (121)

Score: 5.93

81
17,677 members, 189 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000 (9), ahef1963 (59), cej1027

Score: 5.9

82
3,979 members, 85 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (20), ahef1963 (78), thecoroner (81), roby72 (118)

Score: 5.78

83
12,226 members, 150 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), cindyst2000 (14), roby72 (104)

Score: 5.7

84
9,263 members, 110 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (3), roby72 (7)

Score: 5.5

85
6,068 members, 83 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (15), roby72 (21), ahef1963 (41)

Score: 5.48

86
4,832 members, 79 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: rplinke (2), cindyst2000 (17)

Score: 5.33

87
5,736 members, 266 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (43), ahef1963 (65), cej1027

Score: 5.12

88
1,603 members, 14 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: pitjrw (7), thecoroner (82), roby72 (84)

Score: 5.11

89
13,049 members, 880 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (44), kara.shamy (69), cej1027

Score: 5.09

90
21,468 members, 426 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (22), mspixieears (35), ahef1963 (50)

Score: 5

91
17,278 members, 381 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), amanda4242 (38)

Score: 4.98

92
29,308 members, 507 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: roby72 (25), thecoroner (38), mspixieears (48)

Score: 4.92

93
7,196 members, 73 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13), amanda4242 (51), ahef1963 (88)

Score: 4.91

94
5,959 members, 79 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: roby72 (31), thecoroner (43), kara.shamy (47)

Score: 4.79

95
8,723 members, 101 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (36), roby72 (37), kara.shamy (59)

Score: 4.7

96
5,420 members, 81 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (24), amanda4242 (53), roby72 (80)

Score: 4.63

97
4,708 members, 98 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (18), kara.shamy (61), roby72 (117)

Score: 4.59

98
10,057 members, 139 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (36), kara.shamy (50), ahef1963 (63)

Score: 4.56

99
16,672 members, 141 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (6), roby72 (18)

Score: 4.5

100
1,931 members, 28 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (42), kara.shamy (51), ahef1963 (68)

Score: 4.46

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