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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
66,276 members, 1,303 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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

Explanations:

sturlington (12): 1960

2
78,084 members, 1,040 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

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sturlington (20): 1937

3
12,963 members, 341 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

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sturlington (19): 1966

4
35,704 members, 643 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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

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sturlington (21): 1943

5
9,610 members, 186 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), ahef1963 (8)

Explanations:

sturlington (1): 1908

6
32,203 members, 841 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

7
6,276 members, 182 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Explanations:

sturlington (46): 1951

8
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: cej1027 (5), ahef1963 (31), sturlington (60)

9
33,478 members, 638 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

10
44,335 members, 874 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

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sturlington (23): 1953

11
46,098 members, 648 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

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sturlington (47): 1932

12
6,751 members, 364 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), sturlington (24)

13
6,881 members, 336 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), sturlington (25)

Explanations:

sturlington (25): 1959

14
4,737 members, 129 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: sturlington (6), ahef1963 (10)

Explanations:

sturlington (6): 1936

16
17,056 members, 519 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: sturlington (8), ahef1963 (12)

Explanations:

sturlington (8): 1938

17
19,027 members, 395 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), sturlington (27)

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sturlington (27): 1977

18
7,651 members, 114 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), sturlington (34)

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sturlington (34): 1982

19
17,714 members, 351 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7), sturlington (30)

20
7,581 members, 160 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

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21
21,120 members, 264 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: sturlington (14), ahef1963 (16)

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sturlington (14): 1962

22
10,206 members, 240 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1)

23
68,767 members, 1,116 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14), sturlington (28)

Explanations:

sturlington (28): 1949

24
5,952 members, 336 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (17), sturlington (29)

25
15,728 members, 292 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (12), ahef1963 (50)

26
15,374 members, 369 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (13), ahef1963 (51)

27
38,349 members, 602 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18), sturlington (35)

Explanations:

sturlington (35): 1969

28
5,237 members, 98 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (19), sturlington (37)

29
11,565 members, 207 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (26), sturlington (31)

30
35,263 members, 472 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: sturlington (13), ahef1963 (86)

Explanations:

sturlington (13): 1961

31
5,038 members, 192 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24), sturlington (38)

32
13,940 members, 184 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21), sturlington (48)

33
11,878 members, 267 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2)

34
60,564 members, 1,002 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: sturlington (3), ahef1963 (9)

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sturlington (3): 1925

35
3,703 members, 103 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: sturlington (32), ahef1963 (36)

36
11,964 members, 252 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: sturlington (33), ahef1963 (37)

37
49,818 members, 745 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (29), sturlington (43)

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sturlington (43): 1945

38
5,104 members, 156 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32), sturlington (49)

39
10,018 members, 279 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (33), sturlington (50)

40
35,903 members, 977 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: sturlington (36), ahef1963 (46)

41
13,233 members, 259 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (38), sturlington (51)

42
12,299 members, 230 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (42), sturlington (52)

43
1,527 members, 49 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (3)

44
7,671 members, 168 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: sturlington (39), ahef1963 (61)

45
34,814 members, 1,007 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), sturlington (17)

Thumbs down: cej1027

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sturlington (17): 1986

46
22,311 members, 521 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (49), sturlington (53)

47
13,663 members, 406 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (53), sturlington (54)

48
17,192 members, 329 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: sturlington (40), ahef1963 (87)

49
5,497 members, 123 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: sturlington (55), ahef1963 (67)

50
41,803 members, 658 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: sturlington (45), ahef1963 (89)

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sturlington (45): 1954

51
7,679 members, 251 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4)

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sturlington (4): 1926

52
5,151 members, 200 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: sturlington (5)

53
45 members, 0 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (6)

54
15,813 members, 294 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: sturlington (7)

55
19,703 members, 360 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: sturlington (9)

Explanations:

sturlington (9): 1952

56
3,384 members, 78 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: sturlington (10)

Explanations:

sturlington (10): 1955

57
35,150 members, 1,040 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5), ahef1963 (43)

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58
540 members, 12 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: sturlington (11)

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sturlington (11): 1958

59
36,312 members, 657 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (6), ahef1963 (47)

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60
23,987 members, 419 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: sturlington (15)

Explanations:

sturlington (15): 1963

61
14,541 members, 141 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: sturlington (16)

62
14,125 members, 178 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: sturlington (18)

63
15,607 members, 326 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (15), sturlington (42)

Thumbs down: cej1027

64
8,307 members, 142 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: sturlington (44)

65
30,395 members, 415 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (48)

66
12,591 members, 225 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (54)

67
10,061 members, 122 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (56)

68
5,428 members, 80 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: sturlington (56)

Explanations:

sturlington (56): 1984

69
9,728 members, 247 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (57)

70
2,244 members, 58 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: sturlington (57)

71
9,029 members, 162 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (58)

72
7,739 members, 115 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: sturlington (58)

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sturlington (58): 1910

73
8,263 members, 100 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (59)

74
8,437 members, 89 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (60)

75
17,188 members, 467 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22), sturlington (41)

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76
7,999 members, 145 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (62)

77
7,371 members, 124 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (63)

78
6,174 members, 85 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (66)

79
4,647 members, 58 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (68)

80
4,378 members, 131 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (70)

81
2,813 members, 34 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (71)

82
2,048 members, 44 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (72)

83
1,561 members, 36 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (73)

84
1,632 members, 61 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (74)

85
1,839 members, 48 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (75)

86
1,540 members, 35 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (76)

87
1,530 members, 16 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (77)

88
1,222 members, 15 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (78)

89
679 members, 10 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (80)

90
781 members, 13 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (81)

91
780 members, 16 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (82)

92
381 members, 10 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (83)

93
3,028 members, 84 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (84)

94
588 members, 14 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (85)

95
12,797 members, 172 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (20)

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96
5,954 members, 261 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

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97
6,738 members, 68 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

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98
32,886 members, 582 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

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99
12,335 members, 168 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (39)

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100
7,026 members, 76 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (40)

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Started by: sturlington (May 2014)

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