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EW Top 100 Books, according to FB

Enterainmemt Weekly published a list today, September 11, 2014,  of the top books according to Facebook.  See facebook isn’t just for ranting, raving, and hacking….it does these things too.

(http://shelf-life.ew.com/2014/09/10/facebook-100-favorite-books/)

So I liked the list, and wanted to add it to my blog To see what I could mark off.  To compare myself to this FB generated list.  So first, a copy of the list, unchanged in anyway:

Here are our 100 favorite books, according to Facebook | Shelf Life | EW.com// //

  1. The Harry Potter series—J.K. Rowling (21.08%)
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird—Harper Lee (14.48%)
  3. The Lord of the Rings—JRR Tolkien (13.86%)
  4. The Hobbit—JRR Tolkien (7.48%)
  5. Pride and Prejudice—Jane Austen (7.28%)
  6. The Holy Bible (7.21%)
  7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—Douglas Adams (5.97%)
  8. The Hunger Games trilogy—Suzanne Collins (5.82%)
  9. The Catcher in the Rye—J.D. Salinger (5.70%)
  10. The Chronicles of Narnia—C.S. Lewis (5.63%)
  11. The Great Gatsby—F. Scott Fitzgerald (5.61%)
  12. 1984—George Orwell (5.37%)
  13. Little Women—Louisa May Alcott (5.26%)
  14. Jane Eyre—Charlotte Bronte (5.23%)
  15. The Stand—Stephen King (5.11%)
  16. Gone with the Wind—Margaret Mitchell (4.95%)
  17. A Wrinkle in Time—Madeleine L’Engle (4.38%)
  18. The Handmaid’s Tale—Margaret Atwood (4.27%)
  19. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe—C.S. Lewis (4.05%)
  20. The Alchemist—Paulo Coelho (4.01%)
  21. Anne of Green Gables—L.M. Montgomery (3.95%)
  22. The Giver—Lois Lowry (3.53%)
  23. The Kite Runner—Khaled Hosseini (3.67%)
  24. Ender’s Game—Orson Scott Card (3.53%)
  25. The Poisonwood Bible—Barbara Kingsolver (3.39%)
  26. Lord of the Flies—William Golding (3.38%)
  27. The Eye of the World—Robert Jordan (3.38%)
  28. The Book Thief—Markus Zusak (3.32%)
  29. Wuthering Heights—Emily Bronte (3.26%)
  30. Hamlet—William Shakespeare (3.22%)
  31. The Little Prince—Antoine de Saint-Exupery (3.21%)
  32. Sherlock Holmes—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (3.15%)
  33. Fahrenheit 451—Ray Bradbury (3.15%)
  34. Animal Farm—George Orwell (3.12%)
  35. The Book of Mormon (3.08%)
  36. The Diary of Anne Frank—Anne Frank (3.05%)
  37. Dune—Frank Herbert (3.02%)
  38. One Hundred Years of Solitude—Gabriel Garcia Marquez (2.98%)
  39. The Autobiography of Malcolm X (2.83%)
  40. Of Mice and Men—John Steinbeck (2.78%)
  41. The Giving Tree—Shel Silverstein (2.72%)
  42. The Fault in Our Stars—John Green (2.68%)
  43. On the Road—Jack Kerouac (2.68%)
  44. Lamb—Christopher Moore (2.58%)
  45. Slaughterhouse-Five—Kurt Vonnegut (2.54%)
  46. A Prayer for Owen Meany—John Irving (2.53%)
  47. Good Omens—Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (2.52%)
  48. The Help—Kathryn Stockett (2.45%)
  49. The Outsiders—S.E. Hinton (2.44%)
  50. American Gods—Neil Gaiman (2.42%)
  51. Where the Red Fern Grows—Wilson Rawls (2.41%)
  52. Stranger in a Strange Land—Robert Heinlein (2.39%)
  53. The Secret Garden—Frances Hodgson Burnett (2.38%)
  54. Little House on the Prairie—Laura Ingalls Wilder (2.35%)
  55. The Count of Monte Cristo—Alexandre Dumas (2.31%)
  56. The Pillars of the Earth—Ken Follett (2.31%)
  57. The Da Vinci Code—Dan Brown (2.29%)
  58. Brave New World—Aldous Huxley (2.24%)
  59. A Tale of Two Cities—Charles Dickens (2.21%)
  60. Les Miserables—Victor Hugo (2.21%)
  61. Great Expectations—Charles Dickens (2.16%)
  62. Night—Elie Wiesel (2.12%)
  63. The Dark Tower series—Stephen King (2.12%)
  64. Outlander—Diana Gabaldon (2.07%)
  65. The Color Purple—Alice Walker (1.92%)
  66. A Thousand Splendid Suns—Khaled Hosseini (1.89%)
  67. The Art of War—Sun Tzu (1.88%)
  68. Catch-22—Joseph Heller (1.85%)
  69. The Bell Jar—Sylvia Plath (1.85%)
  70. The Perks of Being a Wallflower—Stephen Chbosky (1.83%)
  71. The Old Man and the Sea—Ernest Hemingway (1.78%)
  72. Memoirs of a Geisha—Arthur Golden (1.76%)
  73. Tuesdays with Morrie—Mitch Albom (1.75%)
  74. The Road—Cormac McCarthy (1.73%)
  75. Watership Down—Richard Adams (1.72%)
  76. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn—Betty Smith (1.72%)
  77. Where the Sidewalk Ends—Shel Silverstein (1.68%)
  78. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo—Stieg Larsson (1.65%)
  79. A Song of Ice and Fire—George R. R. Martin (1.65%)
  80. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret—Judy Blume (1.65%)
  81. Charlotte’s Web—E.B. White (1.64%)
  82. The Time Traveler’s Wife—Audrey Niffenegger (1.63%)
  83. Anna Karenina—Leo Tolstoy (1.62%)
  84. Crime and Punishment—Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1.62%)
  85. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn—Mark Twain (1.61%)
  86. The Shack—William P. Young (1.58%)
  87. Watchmen—Alan Moore (1.56%)
  88. Interview with the Vampire—Anne Rice (1.55%)
  89. The Odyssey—Homer (1.54%)
  90. The House of the Spirits—Isabel Allende (1.54%)
  91. The Stranger—Albert Camus (1.63%)
  92. The Call of the Wild—Jack London (1.63%)
  93. The Five People You Meet in Heaven—Mitch Albom (1.63%)
  94. Siddhartha—Herman Hesse (1.63%)
  95. East of Eden—John Steinbeck (1.50%)
  96. Matilda—Roald Dahl (1.50%)
  97. The Picture of Dorian Gray—Oscar Wilde (1.49%)
  98. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance—Robert Pirsig (1.47%)
  99. Love in the Time of Cholera—Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1.45%)
  100. Where the Wild Things Are—Maurice Sendak (1.45%)

And now A copy with me striking through the things I’ve read:

  1. The Harry Potter series—J.K. Rowling (21.08%)
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird—Harper Lee (14.48%*read in HS, want to read again.
  3. The Lord of the Rings—JRR Tolkien (13.86%)
  4. The Hobbit—JRR Tolkien (7.48%)
  5. Pride and Prejudice—Jane Austen (7.28%)
  6. The Holy Bible (7.21%)
  7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—Douglas Adams (5.97%)
  8. The Hunger Games trilogy—Suzanne Collins (5.82%)
  9. The Catcher in the Rye—J.D. Salinger (5.70%)
  10. The Chronicles of Narnia—C.S. Lewis (5.63%)
  11. The Great Gatsby—F. Scott Fitzgerald (5.61%)*
  12. 1984—George Orwell (5.37%)  *
  13. Little Women—Louisa May Alcott (5.26%)
  14. Jane Eyre—Charlotte Bronte (5.23%)
  15. The Stand—Stephen King (5.11%)
  16. Gone with the Wind—Margaret Mitchell (4.95%)
  17. A Wrinkle in Time—Madeleine L’Engle (4.38%)
  18. The Handmaid’s Tale—Margaret Atwood (4.27%)
  19. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe—C.S. Lewis (4.05%)
  20. The Alchemist—Paulo Coelho (4.01%)
  21. Anne of Green Gables—L.M. Montgomery (3.95%)
  22. The Giver—Lois Lowry (3.53%)
  23. The Kite Runner—Khaled Hosseini (3.67%)
  24. Ender’s Game—Orson Scott Card (3.53%)
  25. The Poisonwood Bible—Barbara Kingsolver (3.39%
  1. Lord of the Flies—William Golding (3.38%)
  2. The Eye of the World—Robert Jordan (3.38%)
  3. The Book Thief—Markus Zusak (3.32%)
  4. Wuthering Heights—Emily Bronte (3.26%)
  5. Hamlet—William Shakespeare (3.22%)
  6. The Little Prince—Antoine de Saint-Exupery (3.21%)
  7. Sherlock Holmes—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (3.15%)
  8. Fahrenheit 451—Ray Bradbury (3.15%)
  9. Animal Farm—George Orwell (3.12%)
  10. The Book of Mormon (3.08%)
  11. The Diary of Anne Frank—Anne Frank (3.05%)
  12. Dune—Frank Herbert (3.02%)
  13. One Hundred Years of Solitude—Gabriel Garcia Marquez (2.98%)
  14. The Autobiography of Malcolm X (2.83%)
  15. Of Mice and Men—John Steinbeck (2.78%)
  16. The Giving Tree—Shel Silverstein (2.72%)
  17. The Fault in Our Stars—John Green (2.68%)
  18. On the Road—Jack Kerouac (2.68%)
  19. Lamb—Christopher Moore (2.58%)
  20. Slaughterhouse-Five—Kurt Vonnegut (2.54%)
  21. A Prayer for Owen Meany—John Irving (2.53%)
  22. Good Omens—Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (2.52%)
  23. The Help—Kathryn Stockett (2.45%)
  24. The Outsiders—S.E. Hinton (2.44%)
  25. American Gods—Neil Gaiman (2.42%)
  26. Where the Red Fern Grows—Wilson Rawls (2.41%)
  27. Stranger in a Strange Land—Robert Heinlein (2.39%)
  28. The Secret Garden—Frances Hodgson Burnett (2.38%)
  29. Little House on the Prairie—Laura Ingalls Wilder (2.35%)
  30. The Count of Monte Cristo—Alexandre Dumas (2.31%)
  31. The Pillars of the Earth—Ken Follett (2.31%)
  32. The Da Vinci Code—Dan Brown (2.29%)
  33. Brave New World—Aldous Huxley (2.24%)
  34. A Tale of Two Cities—Charles Dickens (2.21%)
  35. Les Miserables—Victor Hugo (2.21%)
  36. Great Expectations—Charles Dickens (2.16%)
  37. Night—Elie Wiesel (2.12%)
  38. The Dark Tower series—Stephen King (2.12%)
  39. Outlander—Diana Gabaldon (2.07%)
  40. The Color Purple—Alice Walker (1.92%)
  41. A Thousand Splendid Suns—Khaled Hosseini (1.89%)
  42. The Art of War—Sun Tzu (1.88%)
  43. Catch-22—Joseph Heller (1.85%)
  44. The Bell Jar—Sylvia Plath (1.85%)
  45. The Perks of Being a Wallflower—Stephen Chbosky (1.83%)
  46. The Old Man and the Sea—Ernest Hemingway (1.78%)
  47. Memoirs of a Geisha—Arthur Golden (1.76%)
  48. Tuesdays with Morrie—Mitch Albom (1.75%)*
  49. The Road—Cormac McCarthy (1.73%)
  50. Watership Down—Richard Adams (1.72%)
  51. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn—Betty Smith (1.72%)
  52. Where the Sidewalk Ends—Shel Silverstein (1.68%)
  53. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo—Stieg Larsson (1.65%)
  54. A Song of Ice and Fire—George R. R. Martin (1.65%)
  55. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret—Judy Blume (1.65%)
  56. Charlotte’s Web—E.B. White (1.64%)
  57. The Time Traveler’s Wife—Audrey Niffenegger (1.63%)
  58. Anna Karenina—Leo Tolstoy (1.62%)
  59. Crime and Punishment—Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1.62%)
  60. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn—Mark Twain (1.61%)
  61. The Shack—William P. Young (1.58%)
  62. Watchmen—Alan Moore (1.56%)
  63. Interview with the Vampire—Anne Rice (1.55%)
  64. The Odyssey—Homer (1.54%)
  65. The House of the Spirits—Isabel Allende (1.54%)
  66. The Stranger—Albert Camus (1.63%)
  67. The Call of the Wild—Jack London (1.63%)
  68. The Five People You Meet in Heaven—Mitch Albom (1.63%)
  69. Siddhartha—Herman Hesse (1.63%)
  70. East of Eden—John Steinbeck (1.50%)
  71. Matilda—Roald Dahl (1.50%)
  72. The Picture of Dorian Gray—Oscar Wilde (1.49%)
  73. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance—Robert Pirsig (1.47%)
  74. Love in the Time of Cholera—Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1.45%)
  75. Where the Wild Things Are—Maurice Sendak (1.45%)

 

 

 

 

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