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Best Books of the 20th Century

Description: Everybody makes a best of the 20th century reading list, so let's do ours! Nominate your favorite books published between 1900 and 1999.

Members: 4 participating members (show all)

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1
69,851 members, 1,346 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (1), ahef1963 (1), KimarieBee (8), sturlington (12)

Explanations:

sturlington (12): 1960

2
82,567 members, 1,095 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (3), ahef1963 (11), sturlington (20)

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sturlington (20): 1937

3
13,790 members, 361 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (2), sturlington (19), ahef1963 (35)

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sturlington (19): 1966

4
38,624 members, 695 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (7), ahef1963 (13), sturlington (21)

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sturlington (21): 1943

5
10,123 members, 203 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), ahef1963 (8)

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sturlington (1): 1908

6
34,190 members, 877 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (4), sturlington (22), ahef1963 (34)

7
6,697 members, 188 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (4), ahef1963 (30), sturlington (46)

Explanations:

sturlington (46): 1951

8
35,115 members, 666 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (9), ahef1963 (23), sturlington (59)

9
46,949 members, 913 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (8), sturlington (23), ahef1963 (88)

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sturlington (23): 1953

10
48,471 members, 693 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (10), ahef1963 (45), sturlington (47)

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sturlington (47): 1932

11
7,080 members, 379 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), sturlington (24)

12
7,693 members, 369 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), sturlington (25)

Explanations:

sturlington (25): 1959

13
5,004 members, 134 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: sturlington (6), ahef1963 (10)

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sturlington (6): 1936

15
18,148 members, 549 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: sturlington (8), ahef1963 (12)

Explanations:

sturlington (8): 1938

16
20,228 members, 417 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), sturlington (27)

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sturlington (27): 1977

17
7,985 members, 115 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), sturlington (34)

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sturlington (34): 1982

18
18,763 members, 375 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7), sturlington (30)

19
8,151 members, 169 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (7), cej1027 (11), ahef1963 (64)

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20
21,957 members, 273 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: sturlington (14), ahef1963 (16)

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sturlington (14): 1962

21
10,865 members, 251 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1)

22
72,671 members, 1,173 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14), sturlington (28)

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sturlington (28): 1949

23
6,720 members, 380 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (17), sturlington (29)

24
16,220 members, 303 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (12), ahef1963 (50)

25
15,628 members, 376 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (13), ahef1963 (51)

26
40,236 members, 642 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18), sturlington (35)

Explanations:

sturlington (35): 1969

27
5,483 members, 103 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (19), sturlington (37)

28
11,925 members, 213 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (26), sturlington (31)

29
36,669 members, 490 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: sturlington (13), ahef1963 (86)

Explanations:

sturlington (13): 1961

30
5,281 members, 191 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24), sturlington (38)

31
14,490 members, 196 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21), sturlington (48)

32
12,537 members, 284 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2)

33
63,853 members, 1,053 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: sturlington (3), ahef1963 (9)

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sturlington (3): 1925

34
3,989 members, 117 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: sturlington (32), ahef1963 (36)

35
12,867 members, 261 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: sturlington (33), ahef1963 (37)

36
53,109 members, 797 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (29), sturlington (43)

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sturlington (43): 1945

37
5,501 members, 177 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32), sturlington (49)

38
10,564 members, 289 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (33), sturlington (50)

39
37,341 members, 1,001 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: sturlington (36), ahef1963 (46)

40
14,165 members, 275 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (38), sturlington (51)

41
12,686 members, 238 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (42), sturlington (52)

42
1,606 members, 51 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (3)

43
7,981 members, 178 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: sturlington (39), ahef1963 (61)

44
37,003 members, 1,060 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), sturlington (17)

Thumbs down: cej1027

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sturlington (17): 1986

45
23,057 members, 542 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (49), sturlington (53)

46
14,531 members, 427 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (53), sturlington (54)

47
18,019 members, 351 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: sturlington (40), ahef1963 (87)

48
5,730 members, 131 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: sturlington (55), ahef1963 (67)

49
44,126 members, 696 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: sturlington (45), ahef1963 (89)

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sturlington (45): 1954

50
8,359 members, 270 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4)

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sturlington (4): 1926

51
5,348 members, 209 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: sturlington (5)

52
47 members, 0 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (6)

53
16,835 members, 316 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: sturlington (7)

54
20,708 members, 376 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: sturlington (9)

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sturlington (9): 1952

55
3,621 members, 84 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: sturlington (10)

Explanations:

sturlington (10): 1955

56
37,273 members, 1,074 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5), ahef1963 (43)

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57
609 members, 13 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: sturlington (11)

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sturlington (11): 1958

58
39,062 members, 689 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (6), ahef1963 (47)

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59
25,094 members, 448 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: sturlington (15)

Explanations:

sturlington (15): 1963

60
15,081 members, 147 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: sturlington (16)

61
14,487 members, 181 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: sturlington (18)

62
16,657 members, 334 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (15), sturlington (42)

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63
8,542 members, 145 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: sturlington (44)

64
31,938 members, 452 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (48)

65
13,375 members, 245 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (54)

66
10,491 members, 135 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (56)

67
5,559 members, 79 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: sturlington (56)

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sturlington (56): 1984

68
10,070 members, 254 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (57)

69
2,358 members, 58 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: sturlington (57)

70
9,531 members, 174 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (58)

71
8,086 members, 123 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: sturlington (58)

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sturlington (58): 1910

72
8,560 members, 106 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (59)

73
8,743 members, 89 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (60)

74
17,555 members, 471 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22), sturlington (41)

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75
8,434 members, 153 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (62)

76
7,723 members, 131 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (63)

77
6,425 members, 90 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (66)

78
4,724 members, 61 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (68)

79
4,674 members, 141 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (70)

80
2,949 members, 36 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (71)

81
2,186 members, 48 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (72)

82
1,610 members, 38 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (73)

83
1,737 members, 68 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (74)

84
1,939 members, 50 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (75)

85
1,620 members, 35 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (76)

86
1,606 members, 20 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (77)

87
1,265 members, 16 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (78)

88
697 members, 10 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (80)

89
807 members, 14 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (81)

90
816 members, 19 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (82)

91
397 members, 10 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (83)

92
3,205 members, 87 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (84)

93
615 members, 15 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (85)

94
13,248 members, 180 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (20)

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95
6,221 members, 271 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

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96
7,237 members, 70 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

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97
34,623 members, 607 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

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98
13,168 members, 181 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (39)

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99
7,510 members, 85 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (40)

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100
7,431 members, 57 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (41)

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