AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

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AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by BleuPanda » Thu May 07, 2020 4:53 pm

I'm just going to copy most of the rules from the previous voting thread.

What is eligible?
Here is what we've decided will be eligible and ineligible:
Eligible:
-Fiction novels
-Short story collections
-Plays
-Epics
-Graphic novels

Ineligible:
-Nonfiction books
-Religious texts

How long must lists be?
Lists must have a minimum of 10 entries in order to be used for this poll. On the other side, 100 books is the maximum that will be used for the poll itself, but longer lists are always welcomed.

What about series of books/trilogies?
Please vote for series and trilogies as a single entity (i.e. they only take up one slot on your list).

What is the formula?
We will be using this formula for tabulating the results:
100*(1+10)/(position+10)

How long will this be open?
This poll will tentatively stay opened until August 31st, 2020. This is to encourage those participating to read a few more books between the deadline and now. If there is a general consensus that everyone wants more time, the deadline will be extended.


Please post your final list in this thread; I will also be creating a recommendation thread
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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by mileswide » Fri May 08, 2020 3:32 am

If I read anything these days, it's mainly non-fiction and my choices here aren't particularly original or modern. Apologies aside, here's my list, I'll be intrigued to see everyone else's!

1. George Orwell - Nineteen-Eighty-Four
2. Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange
3. Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
4. Mallory Blackman - Noughts and Crosses series
5. Roddy Doyle - The Van
6. Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
7. Albert Camus - L'Étranger/The Stranger
8. Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
9. Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
10. J.B. Priestley - An Inspector Calls
11. Alan Sillitoe - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
12. Franz Kafka - Der Prozess/The Trial
13. S.J. Watson - Before I Go to Sleep
14. M.T. Anderson - Feed
15. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
16. Jonas Jonasson - The Hundred-Year-Old Man who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared
17. Émile Zola - Thérèse Raquin
18. Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl
19. John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men
20. Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep
21. Dick King-Smith - The Sheep-Pig/Babe, the Gallant Pig
22. Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary : Mœurs de province
23. Graham Greene - Travels with My Aunt
24. Albert Camus - La Peste/The Plague
25. David Peace - GB84
26. George Orwell - Animal Farm
27. David Nicholls - Starter for Ten
28. Jean-Paul Sartre - Huis clos/No Exit
29. Ernest Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises
30. Roald Dahl - Matilda
31. Nick Hornby - High Fidelity
32. William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet
33. J.D. Salinger - Catcher in the Rye
34. John Steinbeck - The Wayward Bus
35. Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
36. Alan Sillitoe - The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
37. David Nobbs - The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
38. Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island
39. Christopher Paul Curtis - Bud, Not Buddy
40. Jacqueline Wilson - The Bed and Breakfast Star

EDIT: Thanks also BleuPanda for running this, no other edits!
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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by Nick » Sat May 09, 2020 3:45 pm

BleuPanda, I assume that graphic novels are eligible as well, as Watchmen placed in our last poll. I think your original post should be updated to mention that.

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Post by Nick » Sat May 09, 2020 3:54 pm

Also, although it placed very highly in our last poll, I believe that we later determined Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" to be ineligible, as it is a work of non-fiction.

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Post by Cold Butterfly » Sat May 09, 2020 5:45 pm

I think nonfiction books should be eligible for this poll.

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Post by Nick » Sat May 09, 2020 8:23 pm

Cold Butterfly wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 5:45 pm
I think nonfiction books should be eligible for this poll.
Eh, I'd disagree. I think a non-fiction book poll all to itself would be great, but I think non-fiction books and fiction books are way too "apples and oranges" to be listed together.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by BleuPanda » Sat May 09, 2020 9:26 pm

I updated the first post to include graphic novels.

I think including non-fiction would cast the net too wide. I feel like poetry collections are also in the same boat?

Honestly, my ideal would to be to cut out plays and graphic novels as well, but I also don't think they're big enough on their own here to justify their own poll. Especially with Watchmen's success in the last, it would feel weird to exclude it this time.

As for Fear and Loathing, I swore I had a big conversation a couple months back on whether it was fictional, and The Greatest Books recently moved it from the non-fiction to fiction section, but I haven't read it myself so I don't actually have any idea.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by Cold Butterfly » Sat May 09, 2020 11:35 pm

I don’t like the idea of not allowing poetry collections either, especially considering that I planned to put Howl and Other Poems in my top five. But it’s your poll and I totally understand that.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by Nick » Sun May 10, 2020 12:32 am

BleuPanda wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 9:26 pm

As for Fear and Loathing, I swore I had a big conversation a couple months back on whether it was fictional, and The Greatest Books recently moved it from the non-fiction to fiction section, but I haven't read it myself so I don't actually have any idea.
Okay, after reading a bit more into it, I think I'm now fairly confident that the book should be classified as a "novel with strong autobiographical elements". Therefore, eligible for this poll.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by BleuPanda » Sun May 10, 2020 4:49 pm

I feel like part of the reason to reduce the number of categories is to make sure we're all drawing from the same pool, since overlap is a necessity for works to actually place in the final results (and what we have is already a gigantic range). With the current categories, this is essentially a 'written narrative fiction' poll. I feel like plays are often read the same way as novels by many, and graphic novels have a limited enough pool that it's eligible largely for Watchmen and a handful of others. My problem with including poetry and non-fiction is it increases the size of the pool by a large amount and in such a way that certain people may be inclined to fill their ballot with works that won't overlap. Even though they are all literature, I feel like narrative fiction, poetry, and non-fiction are three distinct forms that many find difficult to directly compare.

I'm not saying this to be against the two mediums; really, I think the best option would be to make separate polls for all three (which I would not run due to my lack of familiarity with the two forms; I imagine individual poems would be easier to survey than entire collections?)

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Post by DaveC » Sun May 10, 2020 7:06 pm

Agree with BleuPanda

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Post by mileswide » Thu May 14, 2020 8:21 am

I don't know if there is any clamour for it but a non-fiction poll would be right up my alley!
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Post by Gillingham » Tue May 26, 2020 8:49 am

1 | Cormac McCarthy | Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West
2 | William Faulkner | As I Lay Dying
3 | J.M. Coetzee | Disgrace
4 | Mark Twain | Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
5 | Hilary Mantel | Wolf Hall
6 | Cormac McCarthy | The Road
7 | Stanislaw Lem | Fiasko
8 | Philip Roth | Sabbath's Theater
9 | John Williams | Butcher's Crossing
10 | Cormac McCarthy | The Crossing

11 | John le Carre | Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
12 | Thomas Pynchon | The Crying of Lot 49
13 | Jonathan Franzen | The Corrections
14 | Toni Morrison | The Bluest Eye
15 | Cormac McCarthy | All the Pretty Horses
16 | Arthur C. Clarke | 2001: A Space Odyssey
17 | Anthony Burgess | A Clockwork Orange
18 | Philip Roth | Nemesis
19 | William Faulkner | The Sound and the Fury
20 | Hilary Mantel | Bring Up the Bodies

21 | Hilary Mantel | The Mirror and the Light
22 | Flannery O'Connor | The Violent Bear it Away
23 | Paul Harding | Tinkers
24 | Michael Ondaatje | The English Patient
25 | Flannery O'Connor | Wise Blood
26 | Julian Barnes | England, England
27 | Philip Meyer | The Son
28 | Harper Lee | To Kill a Mockingbird
29 | Hugo Claus | De Metsiers / The Duck Hunt
30 | John Williams | Stoner

31 | Michel Houellebecq | Les Particules élémentaires / Atomised
32 | John Steinbeck | Of Mice and Men
33 | J.M. Coetzee | Slow Man
34 | Nathanael West | Miss Lonelyhearts
35 | Cormac McCarthy | No Country for Old Men
36 | Toni Morrison | Beloved
37 | William Gibson | Neuromancer
38 | Don DeLillo | White Noise
39 | Philip Roth | Portnoy's Complaint
40 | Willem Frederik Hermans | De Donkere Kamer van Damokles / The Darkroom of Damocles

41 | Carson McCullers | The Member of the Wedding
42 | Cormac McCarthy | Outer Dark
43 | Ian McEwan | Amsterdam
44 | Truman Capote | In Cold Blood
45 | John le Carre | The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
46 | Kader Abdolah | Het Huis van de Moskee / The House of the Mosque
47 | Erskine Caldwell | Tobacco Road
48 | Nick Cave | The Death of Bunny Munro
49 | Toni Morrison | Song of Solomon
50 | Philipp Meyer | American Rust

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Post by Nick » Thu May 28, 2020 4:57 pm

This is my provisional list. No rankings yet. If I don't change it, just count everything as a tie (if you can).

Epics:

1. The Divine Comedy- Dante Alighieri
2. The Iliad- Homer
3. The Odyssey- Homer

Plays:

4. Hamlet- William Shakespeare
5. Macbeth- William Shakespeare
6. Othello- William Shakespeare
7. Romeo and Juliet- William Shakespeare

Short Story Collections:

8. Cathedral- Raymond Carver
9. Dubliners- James Joyce
10. Labyrinths- Jorge Luis Borges
11. Oblivion- David Foster Wallace
12. Pastoralia- George Saunders
13. The Street of Crocodiles- Bruno Schulz
14. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love- Raymond Carver

Graphic Novels:

15. The Adventures of Tintin (Series)- Hergé
16. Watchmen- Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Novels:

17. 11/22/63- Stephen King
18. 1984- George Orwell
19. 2666- Roberto Bolaño
20. A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess
21. A Confederacy of Dunces- John Kennedy Toole
22. A Naked Singularity- Sergio De La Pava
23. American Pastoral- Philip Roth
24. American Psycho- Bret Easton Ellis
25. Animal Farm- George Orwell
26. Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy
27. Battle Royale- Koushun Takami
28. Beloved- Toni Morrison
29. Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West- Cormac McCarthy
30. Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
31. Cat’s Cradle- Kurt Vonnegut
32. Catch-22- Joseph Heller
33. Cloud Atlas- David Mitchell
34. Cryptonomicon- Neal Stephenson
35. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?- Philip K. Dick
36. Don Quixote- Miguel de Cervantes
37. Dune- Frank Herbert
38. Europe Central- William T. Vollmann
39. Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury
40. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas- Hunter S. Thompson
41. For Whom the Bell Tolls- Ernest Hemingway
42. Frankenstein- Mary W. Shelley
43. From Here to Eternity- James Jones
44. Gravity’s Rainbow- Thomas Pynchon
45. Harry Potter (Series)- J.K. Rowling
46. His Dark Materials (Series)- Philip Pullman
47. House of Leaves- Mark Z. Danielewski
48. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler- Italo Calvino
49. Infinite Jest- David Foster Wallace
50. Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison
51. Ironweed- William Kennedy
52. It- Stephen King
53. Kafka on the Shore- Haruki Murakami
54. Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov
55. Looking for Alaska- John Green
56. Mason & Dixon- Thomas Pynchon
57. Moby-Dick- Herman Melville
58. Never Let Me Go- Kazuo Ishiguro
59. Norwegian Wood- Haruki Murakami
60. On the Road- Jack Kerouac
61. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest- Ken Kesey
62. Pale Fire- Vladimir Nabokov
63. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
64. Slaughterhouse-Five- Kurt Vonnegut
65. Snow Crash- Neal Stephenson
66. Stoner- John Williams
67. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain
68. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer- Mark Twain
69. The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath
70. The Brothers Karamazov- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
71. The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
72. The Crying of Lot 49- Thomas Pynchon
73. The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck
74. The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald
75. The Handmaid’s Tale- Margaret Atwood
76. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Series)- Douglas Adams
77. The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien
78. The Hound of the Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle
79. The Little Prince- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
80. The Lord of the Rings- J.R.R. Tolkien
81. The Metamorphosis- Franz Kafka
82. The Mezzanine- Nicholson Baker
83. The Old Man and the Sea- Ernest Hemingway
84. The Pale King- David Foster Wallace
85. The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
86. The Remains of the Day- Kazuo Ishiguro
87. The Road- Cormac McCarthy
88. The Savage Detectives- Roberto Bolaño
89. The Sirens of Titan- Kurt Vonnegut
90. The Stand- Stephen King
91. The Sun Also Rises- Ernest Hemingway
92. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle- Haruki Murakami
93. Their Eyes Were Watching God- Zora Neale Hurston
94. Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe
95. Ulysses- James Joyce
96. Underworld- Don DeLillo
97. War and Peace- Leo Tolstoy
98. Watership Down- Richard Adams
99. White Noise- Don DeLillo
100. White Teeth- Zadie Smith

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Post by styrofoamboots » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:25 pm

1. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
2. 1984 - George Orwell
3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
4. Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
5. Ubik - Philip K. Dick
6. Animal Farm - George Orwell
7. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
8. Coraline - Neil Gaiman
9. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
10. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
11. Exhalation - Ted Chiang
12. Neverworld Wake - Marisha Pessl
13. A Scanner Darkly - Philip K. Dick
14. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
15. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
16. Night Film - Marisha Pessl
17. Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang
18. Winnie-the-Pooh - A.A. Milne
19. You Shall Know Our Velocity! - Dave Eggers
20. Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury
21. Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
22. The Circle - Dave Eggers
23. Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
24. The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett
25. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - Sherman Alexie
26. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
27. The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury
28. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
29. The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson
30. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bill Bryson

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Post by whuntva » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:20 am

1) Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
2) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
3) Time Trap by Greg Farshtey
4) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
5) Life of Pi by Yann Martel
6) The Merchant of Venice [play] by William Shakespeare
7) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
8) Discworld [series] by Terry Pratchett
9) The Angel's Command by Brian Jacques
10) Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
11) 1984 by George Orwell
12) Watchmen by Alan Moore (graphic novel)
13) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
14) Lord of the Rings [series] by JRR Tolkein
15) Redwall [series] by Brian Jacques
16) Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
17) Silverwing [series] by Kenneth Oppel
18) Macbeth [play] by William Shakespeare
19) Bambi by Felix Salten
20) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
21) American Gods by Neil Gaiman
22) The Odyssey by Homer
23) Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
24) The Call of Cthulhu by HP Lovecraft
25) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
26) Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke
27) One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
28) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
29) The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
30) The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
31) The Sandman Overture by Neil Gaiman [graphic novel]
32) Harry Potter [series] by JK Rowling
33) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
34) King Lear [play] by William Shakespeare
35) At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft
36) Beowulf; translated by Ernest JB Kirtlan
37) Inferno by Dante Aligheri
38) Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
39) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
40) Animal Farm by George Orwell
41) Dune by Frank Herbert
42) The Kalevala by Elias Lohnrot
43) The Call of the Wild by Jack London
44) Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
45) Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra
46) Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
47) The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
48) The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
49) ThE Outsiders by SE Hunton
50) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Post by BleuPanda » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:50 pm

I guess we have a bit over a month left in this; though this board is not exactly busy, figure I should give it a bump.

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Post by Wezzo » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:28 pm

1. Ian McEwan - The Child in Time
2. Stephen King - Misery
3. Chris McQueer - Hings
4. Donna Tartt - The Secret History
5. Enid Blyton - The Enchanted Wood (aka The Magic Faraway Tree #1)
6. Dathan Auerbach - Penpal
7. Jomny Sun - Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too
8. Patrick McCabe - The Dead School
9. Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
10. Amelia Gray - Gutshot

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Post by bonnielaurel » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:51 am

Here's my top 100 of books. It's a mixture of highbrow and lowbrow, old and new, canonical titles and personal favorites. Twenty-seven books are by women. Detective fiction is also well represented. For Poe and Chekhov I treated all their short shories together as one book.
  1. Fyodor Dostoyevksy - The Brothers Karamazov (1880)
  2. Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (1861)
  3. Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891)
  4. Agatha Christie - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
  5. Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace (1869)
  6. Isabel Allende - La casa de los espíritus [The House of the Spirits](1982)
  7. Thomas Mann - Der Tod in Venedig [Death in Venice] (1912)
  8. Roald Dahl - Someone Like You [short stories] (1953)
  9. Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and Punishment (1866)
  10. Edith Wharton - The House of Mirth (1905)
  11. Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights (1847)
  12. Graham Greene - The Quiet American (1955)
  13. Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
  14. Edgar Allan Poe - Short Stories
  15. Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita (1955)
  16. Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice (1813)
  17. Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [short stories] (1892)
  18. Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady (1914)
  19. Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)
  20. Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
  21. Anton Chekhov - Short Stories
  22. H. G. Wells - The Time Machine (1895)
  23. James Joyce - Ulysses (1922)
  24. Walter Scott - Ivanhoe (1820)
  25. David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas (2004)
  26. William Shakespeare - Hamlet [play] (1603)
  27. Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility (1811)
  28. Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (1877)
  29. Victor Hugo - Les Misérables (1862)
  30. Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind (1936)
  31. Stendhal - Le Rouge et le Noir [The Red and the Black] (1830)
  32. Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None (1939)
  33. Harry Mulisch - De Ontdekking van de Hemel [The Discovery of Heaven] (1992)
  34. Hugo Claus - De Verwondering [Wonder] (1962)
  35. George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
  36. Bram Stoker - Dracula (1897)
  37. Doris Lessing - The Golden Notebook (1962)
  38. Daphne du Maurier - Rebecca (1938)
  39. Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist (1838)
  40. Nikolai Gogol - Dead Souls (1842)
  41. Agatha Christie - Death on the Nile (1937)
  42. Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Earnest [play] (1895)
  43. Hermann Hesse - Siddhartha (1922)
  44. Franz Kafka - Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis](1915)
  45. Homer - Odyssey [epic]
  46. Émile Zola - Thérèse Raquin (1867)
  47. Georges Simenon - Maigret tend un piège [Maigret Sets a Trap] (1955)
  48. Harriet Beecher Stowe - Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
  49. Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
  50. Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre (1847)
  51. Graham Greene - Brighton Rock (1938)
  52. Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)
  53. Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels (1726)
  54. Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (1719)
  55. Dashiell Hammett - The Maltese Falcon (1930)
  56. Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
  57. Françoise Sagan - Bonjour Tristesse (1954)
  58. Louis Paul Boon - De Kapellekensbaan [Chapel Road] (1953)
  59. Molière - L’Avare [The Miser] (1668)
  60. Orhan Pamuk - Kar [Snow] (2002)
  61. Knut Hamsun - Sult [Hunger] (1890)
  62. Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire (1948)
  63. William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet (1597)
  64. Richard Wright - Native Son (1940)
  65. Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep (1939)
  66. Gabriel García Márquez - Crónica de una muerte anunciada [Chronicle of a Death Foretold](1981)
  67. Camilla Läckberg - Isprinsessan [Ice Princess] (2004)
  68. Ivan Goncharov - Oblomov (1858)
  69. Sarah Waters - Tipping the Velvet (1998)
  70. Dorothy L. Sayers - Clouds of Witness (1926)
  71. Alexander Pushkin - Eugene Onegin [verse novel] (1833)
  72. Michel Faber - Under the Skin (2000)
  73. John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
  74. Ngaio Marsh - A Man Lay Dead (1934)
  75. Dante - Divina Commedia [Divine Comedy] (1320)
  76. Posy Simmonds - Tamara Drewe [graphic novel] (2007)
  77. Louis-Ferdinand Céline - Voyage au bout de la nuit [Journey to the End of Night] (1932)
  78. Milan Kundera - Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí [The Unbearable Lightness of Being] (1984)
  79. Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary (1856)
  80. Philippa Gregory - The White Queen (2009)
  81. Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter (1850)
  82. Boris Pasternak - Doctor Zhivago (1957)
  83. Stieg Larsson - Millennium [trilogy] (2007)
  84. D. H. Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)
  85. Ruth Rendell - A Judgement in Stone (1977)
  86. Herman Melville - Moby-Dick (1851)
  87. Leo Tolstoy - The Kreutzer Sonata (1890)
  88. Klaus Mann - Mephisto (1936)
  89. Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island (1883)
  90. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun (2006)
  91. Roald Dahl - Danny the Champion of the World (1975)
  92. Alexandre Dumas - Le Comte de Monte Cristo [The Count of Monte Cristo] (1846)
  93. Mary Shelley - Frankenstein (1818)
  94. Jules Verne - Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours [Around the World in Eighty Days](1872)
  95. Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Notes from the Underground (1864)
  96. Astrid Lindgren - Bröderna Lejonhjärta [The Brothers Lionheart] (1973)
  97. Theodore Dreiser - An American Tragedy (1925)
  98. Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003)
  99. Patrick Süskind - Das Parfum [Perfume] (1985)
  100. Thomas Hardy - Jude the Obscure (1895)
COUNTRIES
38x UK
17x USA
11x Russia/USSR
9x France
4x Germany/BRD
3x Ireland, Sweden, Belgium
2x Chile, Netherlands, Czechoslovakia
1x Norway, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Nigeria, New Zealand

PERIODS
Before 1800: 7
1800-1849: 12
1850-1899: 25
1900-1949: 27
1950-1999: 20
2000-2020: 09

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by BleuPanda » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:37 am

1. White Noise (1985) - Don DeLillo
2. A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989) - John Irving
3. His Dark Materials (1995-2000) - Philip Pullman
4. The Brothers Karamazov (1880) - Fyodor Dostoevsky
5. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1994) - Haruki Murakami
6. Pale Fire (1962) - Vladimir Nabokov
7. Infinite Jest (1996) - David Foster Wallace
8. Cloud Atlas (2004) - David Mitchell
9. The Handmaid's Tale (1985) - Margaret Atwood
10. Lolita (1955) - Vladimir Nabokov
11. Snow Crash (1992) - Neal Stephenson
12. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962) - Shirley Jackson
13. Watership Down (1972) - Richard Adams
14. Frankenstein (1818) - Mary Shelley
15. The Grapes of Wrath (1939) - John Steinbeck
16. One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
17. The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) - Ursula K. Le Guin
18. The Remains of the Day (1989) - Kazuo Ishiguro
19. Crime and Punishment (1866) - Fyodor Dostoevsky
20. Harry Potter (1997-2007) - J.K. Rowling
21. Atonement (2001) - Ian McEwan
22. The Road (2006) - Cormac McCarthy
23. Macbeth (1606) - William Shakespeare
24. The Little Prince (1943) - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
25. Never Let Me Go (2005) - Kazuo Ishiguro
26. Watchmen (1987) - Alan Moore
27. A Song of Ice and Fire (1996-???) - George R.R. Martin
28. Circe (2018) - Madeline Miller
29. The Great Gatsby (1925) - F. Scott Fitzgerald
30. Hamlet (1601) - William Shakespeare
31. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (1979) - Italo Calvino
32. The Dispossessed (1974) - Ursula K. Le Guin
33. 1984 (1949) - George Orwell
34. The Trial (1925) - Franz Kafka
35. The Master and Margarita (1967) - Mikhail Bulgakov
36. King Lear (1606) - William Shakespeare
37. Winesburg, Ohio (1919) - Sherwood Anderson
38. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) - Lewis Carroll
39. Charlotte's Web (1952) - E.B. White
40. Ubik (1969) - Philip K. Dick
41. The Haunting of Hill House (1959) - Shirley Jackson
42. Discworld (1983-2015) - Terry Pratchett
43. The Stand (1978) - Stephen King
44. Blood Meridian (1985) - Cormac McCarthy
45. Battle Royale (1999) - Koushun Takami
46. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) - Mark Twain
47. Little Women (1869) - Louisa May Alcott
48. The Blind Assassin (2000) - Margaret Atwood
49. The Stormlight Archive (2010-???) - Brandon Sanderson
50. The Catcher in the Rye (1951) - J.D. Salinger
51. Slaughterhouse Five (1969) - Kurt Vonnegut
52. The Lord of the Rings (1955) - J.R.R. Tolkien
53. Animal Farm (1945) - George Orwell
54. To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) - Harper Lee
55. The Sound and the Fury (1929) - William Faulkner
56. Giovanni's Room (1956) - James Baldwin
57. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Arthur C. Clarke
58. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) - Oscar Wilde
59. Wuthering Heights (1847) - Emily Bronte
60. The Hobbit (1937) - J.R.R. Tolkien
61. Earthsea series (1968-2001) - Ursula K. Le Guin
62. Pastoralia (2000) - George Saunders
63. The Chronicles of Narnia series (1950-1956) - C.S. Lewis
64. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) - Philip K. Dick
65. A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) - Tennessee Williams
66. Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953) - James Baldwin
67. Underworld (1997) - Don DeLillo
68. The Shining (1977) - Stephen King
69. Blindness (1995) - Jose Saramago
70. And Then There Were None (1939) - Agatha Christie
71. A Midsummer's Night Dream (1600) - William Shakespeare
72. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series (1979-1992) - Douglas Adams
73. A Series of Unfortunate Events (1999-2006) - Lemony Snicket
74. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) - Roald Dahl
75. Brideshead Revisited (1945) - Evelyn Waugh
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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by schaefer.tk » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:56 am

01. | Gustave Flaubert | L’Éducation sentimentale (Sentimental Education)
02. | Hermann Hesse | Siddhartha. Eine indische Dichtung (Siddhartha)
03. | Michael Ende | Die unendliche Geschichte (The neverending Story)
04. | Miguel de Cervantes | El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha (Don Quixote)
05. | Mary Shelley | Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus
06. | Leo Tolstoy | Anna Karenina
07. | Fyodor Dostoevsky | Brátja Karamázovy (The Brothers Karamazov)
08. | Charles Dickens | A Tale of two Cities
09. | Sylvia Plath | The Bell Jar
10. | Jules Verne | Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea)
11. | Doris Lessing | The golden Notebook
12. | Joseph Conrad | Nostromo
13. | J.R.R. Tolkien | The Lord of the Rings
14. | James Baldwin | If Beale Street could talk
15. | Jane Austen | Pride and Prejudice
16. | Vladimir Nabokov | Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle
17. | Albert Camus | L’étranger (The Stranger)
18. | J.K. Rowling | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
19. | Witold Gombowicz | Ferdydurke
20. | Leo Tolstoy | Vojna i mir (War and Peace)
21. | John Steinbeck | The Grapes of Wrath
22. | Kate Tempest | The Bricks that built the Houses
23. | Astrid Lindgren | Pippi Långstrump (Pippi Longstocking)
24. | Vladimir Nabokov | Lolita
25. | Thomas Mann | Joseph und seine Brüder (Joseph and his Brothers)
26. | Malcolm Lowry | Under the Volcano
27. | Margaret Atwood | The blind Assassin
28. | Haruki Murakami | Nejimaki-dori kuronikuru (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle)
29. | Jaroslav Hašek | Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za svetové války (The good Soldier Švejk)
30. | Hermann Hesse | Der Steppenwolf
31. | Gustave Flaubert | Madame Bovary
32. | Stieg Larsson | Män som hatar kvinnor (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
33. | Nnedi Okorafor | Lagoon
34. | Peter Carey | Oscar and Lucinda
35. | J.M. Coetzee | Disgrace
36. | Thomas Mann | Buddenbrooks - Verfall einer Familie (Buddenbrooks)
37. | James Baldwin | Giovanni’s Room
38. | Hunter S. Thompson | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
39. | Douglas Adams | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
40. | Charlotte Brontë | Jane Eyre
41. | Erwin Strittmatter | Der Laden
42. | Arthur Conan Doyle | The Hound of the Baskervilles
43. | Charles Dickens | Great Expectations
44. | Jules Verne | Voyage au centre de la terre (Journey to the Center of the Earth)
45. | Vladimir Nabokov | Zašcita Lužina (The Defense)
46. | George Orwell | Nineteen Eighty-Four
47. | Jonathan Franzen | The Corrections
48. | James Baldwin | Go tell it on the Mountain
49. | Astrid Lindgren | Bröderna Lejonhjärta (The Brothers Lionheart)
50. | William Golding | Lord of the Flies
51. | Vladimir Nabokov | Pale Fire
52. | Hermann Hesse | Das Glasperlenspiel (The Glass Bead Game)
53. | Siri Hustvedt | What I loved
54. | Thomas Mann | Doktor Faustus (Doctor Faustus)
55. | Witold Gombrowicz | Dziennik (Diary)
56. | William S. Burroughs | Naked Lunch
57. | Hermann Hesse | Narziß und Goldmund (Narcissus and Goldmund)
58. | Szczepan Twardoch | Morfina
59. | Jules Verne | Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (Around the World in Eighty Days)
60. | Nick Hornby | High Fidelity

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by rumpdoll » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:13 am

Just a small list of pulp and a few others:

01 - Kim Stanley Robinson - Red Mars
02 - Haruki Murakami - 1Q84
03 - Jose Saramago - Blindness
04 - Stephen King - The Dark tower
05 - Frank Herbert - Dune
06 - Douglas Adams - The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
07 - George R.R. Martin - A Song of ice and fire
08 - Terry Prattchet - The Night Watch
09 - Raymond E. Feist - Magician: Apprentice&Master
10 - Haruki Murakami - The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
11 - Stephen King - The Stand
12 - Frank Schätzing - The Swarm
13 - China Mieville - Iron Council
14 - George Orwell - 1984
15 - Ringworld - Larry Niven
16 - Heinrich Böll - The Clown
17 Robert Charles Wilson - Spin -
18 - Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood
19 - China Mieville - The City & The City
20 - Brandon Sanderson - The final Empire

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by Nick » Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:31 pm

BleuPanda,

My list has books 1 through 10 ranked, and then books 11 through 100 listed unranked, in alphabetical order. Can you count the first 10 books in their assigned ranking and then count the next 90 as "tied"? If not, I can try to come up with a rank, but ranking books has always been extremely difficult for me.

Thanks.

1. Infinite Jest- David Foster Wallace
2. Catch-22- Joseph Heller
3. Don Quixote- Miguel de Cervantes
4. Slaughterhouse-Five- Kurt Vonnegut
5. Labyrinths/Ficciones- Jorge Luis Borges
6. The Lord of the Rings- J.R.R. Tolkien
7. 2666- Roberto Bolaño
8. Watchmen- Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
9. War and Peace- Leo Tolstoy
10. Snow Crash- Neal Stephenson

11. 11/22/63- Stephen King
12. 1984- George Orwell
13. A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess
14. A Confederacy of Dunces- John Kennedy Toole
15. A Naked Singularity- Sergio De La Pava
16. American Pastoral- Philip Roth
17. American Psycho- Bret Easton Ellis
18. Animal Farm- George Orwell
19. Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy
20. Battle Royale- Koushun Takami
21. Beloved- Toni Morrison
22. Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West- Cormac McCarthy
23. Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
24. Cat’s Cradle- Kurt Vonnegut
25. Cathedral- Raymond Carver
26. Cloud Atlas- David Mitchell
27. Cryptonomicon- Neal Stephenson
28. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?- Philip K. Dick
29. Dubliners- James Joyce
30. Dune- Frank Herbert
31. Europe Central- William T. Vollmann
32. Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury
33. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas- Hunter S. Thompson
34. For Whom the Bell Tolls- Ernest Hemingway
35. Frankenstein- Mary W. Shelley
36. From Here to Eternity- James Jones
37. Gravity’s Rainbow- Thomas Pynchon
38. Hamlet- William Shakespeare
39. Harry Potter (Series)- J.K. Rowling
40. His Dark Materials (Series)- Philip Pullman
41. House of Leaves- Mark Z. Danielewski
42. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler- Italo Calvino
43. Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison
44. Ironweed- William Kennedy
45. It- Stephen King
46. Kafka on the Shore- Haruki Murakami
47. Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov
48. Looking for Alaska- John Green
49. Macbeth- William Shakespeare
50. Mason & Dixon- Thomas Pynchon
51. Moby-Dick- Herman Melville
52. Never Let Me Go- Kazuo Ishiguro
53. Norwegian Wood- Haruki Murakami
54. Oblivion- David Foster Wallace
55. On the Road- Jack Kerouac
56. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest- Ken Kesey
57. Othello- William Shakespeare
58. Pale Fire- Vladimir Nabokov
59. Pastoralia- George Saunders
60. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
61. Romeo and Juliet- William Shakespeare
62. Stoner- John Williams
63. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain
64. The Adventures of Tintin (Series)- Hergé
65. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer- Mark Twain
66. The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath
67. The Brothers Karamazov- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
68. The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
69. The Crying of Lot 49- Thomas Pynchon
70. The Divine Comedy- Dante Alighieri
71. The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck
72. The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald
73. The Handmaid’s Tale- Margaret Atwood
74. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Series)- Douglas Adams
75. The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien
76. The Hound of the Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle
77. The Iliad- Homer
78. The Little Prince- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
79. The Metamorphosis- Franz Kafka
80. The Mezzanine- Nicholson Baker
81. The Odyssey- Homer
82. The Old Man and the Sea- Ernest Hemingway
83. The Pale King- David Foster Wallace
84. The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
85. The Remains of the Day- Kazuo Ishiguro
86. The Road- Cormac McCarthy
87. The Savage Detectives- Roberto Bolaño
88. The Sirens of Titan- Kurt Vonnegut
89. The Stand- Stephen King
90. The Street of Crocodiles- Bruno Schulz
91. The Sun Also Rises- Ernest Hemingway
92. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle- Haruki Murakami
93. Their Eyes Were Watching God- Zora Neale Hurston
94. Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe
95. Ulysses- James Joyce
96. Underworld- Don DeLillo
97. Watership Down- Richard Adams
98. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love- Raymond Carver
99. White Noise- Don DeLillo
100. White Teeth- Zadie Smith

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by BleuPanda » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:24 pm

Nick wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:31 pm
BleuPanda,

My list has books 1 through 10 ranked, and then books 11 through 100 listed unranked, in alphabetical order. Can you count the first 10 books in their assigned ranking and then count the next 90 as "tied"? If not, I can try to come up with a rank, but ranking books has always been extremely difficult for me.

Sure thing - I think I'll figure out how many points rank 11-100 would be given total and then divide them equally.




I private messaged anyone who participated in the last poll and offered to copy over their previous list if they didn't have the time to update. Here is prosecutorgodot's list:
50 | Arthur Miller | Death of a Salesman
49 | Brian Jacques | Redwall series
48 | John Christopher | The Tripods
47 | Eric Jerome Dickey | Milk in My Coffee
46 | Peter Dickinson | A Bone From a Dry Sea
45 | Mary Pope Osborne | Magic Tree House
44 | Edward Albee | The Zoo Story
43 | Joseph Heller | Catch-22
42 | Charles Dickens | Great Expectations
41 | Roald Dahl | The BFG
40 | Mark Twain | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
39 | Stephen King | The Shining
38 | Louisa May Alcott | Little Women
37 | William Shakespeare | King Lear
36 | Wilson Rawls | Where the Red Fern Grows
35 | Thomas Harris | Silence of the Lambs
34 | Charles Dickens | Oliver Twist
33 | Jack London | The Call of the Wild
32 | Jules Verne | Journey to the Center of the Earth
31 | George Orwell | Nineteen Eighty-Four
30 | Ralph Ellison | Invisible Man
29 | J.D. Salinger | Catcher in the Rye
28 | C.S. Lewis | The Chronicles of Narnia
27 | Roald Dahl | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
26 | Wu Cheng'en | Journey to the West
25 | Frank Chin | Donald Duk
24 | William Faulkner | The Sound and the Fury
23 | Mark Twain | The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
22 | Roald Dahl | Matilda
21 | Aesop | Aesop's Fables
20 | Christopher Paolini | The Inheritance Cycle
19 | J.R.R. Tolkien | The Hobbit
18 | Arthur Miller | The Crucible
17 | Norton Juster | The Phantom Tollbooth
16 | Harper Lee | To Kill a Mockingbird
15 | Junot Diaz | The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
14 | Dan Brown | The Da Vinci Code
13 | Herman Melville | Moby Dick
12 | E.B. White | Charlotte's Web
11 | William Shakespeare | Romeo and Juliet
10 | Arthur Conan Doyle | The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
9 | George Orwell | Animal Farm
8 | Ken Kesey | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
7 | Philip Pullman | His Dark Materials Trilogy
6 | Anthony Horowitz | Eagle Strike (Alex Rider series)
5 | Lemony Snicket | A Series of Unfortunate Events
4 | Jane Austen | Pride and Prejudice
3 | Stephen King | The Green Mile
2 | J.K. Rowling | Harry Potter
1 | Koushun Takami | Battle Royale

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by Krurze » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:27 pm

I will submit a slightly revised list before the deadline

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by antonius » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:52 pm

Almost forgot this, thanks for posting a reminder in the music forum

1 Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude
2 Bulgakov - The Master and Margarita
3 George Orwell - 1984
4 Jose Saramago - Blindness
5 Alfred Bester - The Stars, My Destination
6 Neil Gaiman - American Gods
7 Imre Kertesz - Fatelessness
8 James Joyce - Ulysses
9 Homer - The Odyssey
10 Kenzaburo Oe - A Personal Matter
11 José Saramago - The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
12 JM Le Clézio - Désert
13 Naguib Mahfouz - The Thief and the Dogs
14 Celine - Journey to the End of the Night
15 Halldor Laxness - Independent People
16 JM Coetzee - Disgrace
17 Kafka - Der Prozes
18 Naguib Mahfouz - The Cairo Trilogy
19 Albert Camus - L'Etranger
20 Elias Canetti - Die Blendung (Auto-da-fé)
21 Kafka - Das Schloss
22 Gabriel García Márquez - Love in times of Cholera
23 Patrick Süsskind - Das Parfum
24 Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner
25 Robert Pirsig - Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance
26 David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas
27 Donna Tartt - The Secret History
28 Julian Barnes - The Sense of an Ending
29 George Orwell - Animal Farm
30 Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of Being
31 Ernest Cline - Ready Player One
32 Cormac McCarthy - The Road
33 JM Coetzee - Waiting for the Barbarians
34 Joseph Heller - Catch-22
35 William Gibson - Neuromancer
36 Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Christo
37 Frank Herbert - Dune
38 Dostojevsky - Brothers Karamazov
39 Mario Vargas Llosa - The Feast of the Goat
40 JM Coetzee - The Life and Times of Michael K
41 Larry Niven - The Mote in God's Eye
42 Mario Vargas Llosa - The War of the End of the World
43 Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
44 Joe Haldeman - The Forever War trilogy
45 Ernest Hemingway – Green Hills of Africa
46 Tom Wolfe - The Bonfire of the Vanities
47 Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
48 Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings trilogy
49 William Golding - The Lord of the Flies
50 Alex Garland - The Beach
51 Arthur C. Clarke - Rendez-vous with Rama
52 Sturgatsy Brothers - Roadside Picnic
53 Leo Tolstoy - The Death of Ivan Ilych
54 Dino Buzatti - The Tartar Steppe
55 Naguib Mahfouz - Palace Walk
56 Herta Müller - Herztier (Land of the Green Plums)
57 Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials trilogy
58 William Golding - Rites of Passage
59 George R. Steward - Earth Abides
60 Larry Niven - Ringworld
61 Douglas Coupland - Girlfriend in a coma
62 Jack Kerouac - On the Road
63 John Irving - The World According To Garp
64 Paul Bowles - The Sheltering Sky
65 Tolkien - The Hobbit
66 Oscar Wilde - The Importance of being earnest
67 Malcolm Lowry - Under the Volcano
68 Connie Willis - Doomsday Book
69 Arthur C Clarcke - The City and the Stars
70 Alfred Bester - The Demolished Man
71 John Scalzi - Old Man's War
72 William Golding - Pincher Martin
73 Svetlana Alexijevitsj - Second-hand Time: The Demise of the Red (Wo)man
74 CJ Cela - The Family of Pascal Duarte
75 Gabriel García Márquez - Chronicle of a death foretold
76 VS Naipaul - A House for Mr Biswas
77 Marguerite Duras - The Lover
78 Naguib Mahfouz - Adrift on the Nile
79 Julian Barnes- The History of the world in 10 1/2 chapters
80 JD Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
81 Arthur C. Clarcke - Childhood's End
82 Paolo Bacigalupi - The Windup Girl
83 Vernor Vinge - A Deepness in the Sky
84 Frederick Pohl - Gateway
85 Vernor Vinge - A Fire Upon The Deep
86 Richard Morgan - Altered Carbon
87 Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book
88 Peter Watts - Blindsight
89 Cixin Liu – The Three-Body Problem
90 Herta Müller - Atemschaukel (The Hunger Angel)
91 José Saramago - All the Names
92 Milan Kundera - Immortality
93 Margaret Atwood - Oryx and Crake
94 Neal Stephenson - The Diamond Age
95 Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
96 John Fante - Ask The Dust
97 John Le Carré - The Spy who came in from the Cold
98 Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho
99 HG Wells - The Time Machine
100 Patrick Modiano - Villa Triste

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by DaveC » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:47 pm

Please excuse the anglicisation of titles.


1 . Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
2 . Gabriel García Márquez - Chronicle of a Death Foretold
3 . Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace
4 . Umberto Eco - The Name of the Rose
5 . Herman Hesse - Siddhartha
6 . Cixin Liu - The Three Body Problem/The Dark Forest/Death's End
7 . Anna Burns - Milkman
8 . David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest
9 . Andrea Levy - Small Island
10 . Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
11 . Neal Stephenson - Snow Crash
12 . Celeste Ng - Everything I Never Told You
13 . Salman Rushdie - Midnight's Children
14 . Kazuo Ishiguro - The Unconsoled
15 . Helen Dewitt - The Last Samurai
16 . George R.R. Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire (Series)
17 . Kate Atkinson - A God In Ruins
18 . Virginia Woolf - To The Lighthouse
19 . Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint
20 . Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime & Punishment
21 . Gabriel García Márquez - The Autumn of the Patriarch
22 . George Eliot - Middlemarch
23 . Boris Pasternak - Doctor Zhivago
24 . Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy
25 . Franz Kafka - The Trial
26 . Neal Stephenson - Cryptonomicon
27 . Andrea Levy - The Long Song
28 . Alexander Solzhenitsyn - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
29 . Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island
30 . Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles
31 . Carlos Ruiz Zafón - The Shadow of The Wind
32 . David Mitchell - The Bone Clocks
33 . Ian McEwan - Atonement
34 . John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men
35 . Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
36 . Mary Doria Russell - The Sparrow
37 . Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of Being
38 . Robert M. Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
39 . Joseph Heller - Catch-22
40 . Isabel Allende - The House of the Spirits
41 . Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot
42 . William Gibson - Neuromancer
43 . George Eliot - Daniel Deronda
44 . John Steinbeck - The Pearl
45 . Terry Pratchett - Discworld series
46 . Frank Herbert - Dune
47 . Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
48 . Neal Stephenson - The Diamond Age
49 . Herman Hesse - The Glass Bead Game
50 . Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner
51 . Salman Rushdie - The Moor's Last Sigh
52 . Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude
53 . Julian Barnes - The Sense of an Ending
54 . Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun
55 . Walter M. Miller Jr. - A Canticle For Leibowitz
56 . Thomas Hardy - Jude the Obscure
57 . JRR Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
58 . Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse-Five
59 . Kate Atkinson - Life After Life
60 . Neal Stephenson - Anathem
61 . Ali Smith - There but for the
62 . Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid’s Tale
63 . HG Wells - The Time Machine
64 . Khaled Hosseini - A Thousand Splendid Suns
65 . John Williams - Stoner
66 . Herman Hesse - Steppenwolf
67 . Salman Rushdie - The Ground Beneath Her Feet
68 . Neal Stephenson - Seveneves
69 . Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
70 . Jennifer Egan - A Visit From the Goon Squad
71 . Haruki Murakami - The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
72 . Alan Hollinghurst - The Line of Beauty
73 . L.M. Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables
74 . Louis de Bernières - Birds Without Wings
75 . JK Rowling - Harry Potter series
76 . Bernhard Schlink - The Reader
77 . A.S. Byatt - Possession
78 . Aravind Adiga - The White Tiger
79 . Sebastian Faulks - Birdsong
80 . John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath
81 . F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
82 . Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of The Day
83 . Lionel Shriver - The Mandibles: A Family, 2029–2047
84 . Helen Simonson - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
85 . Eleanor Catton - The Luminaries
86 . Stephen Baxter - The Xeelee Sequence (series)
87 . Kurt Vonnegut - Cat's Cradle
88 . Ian McEwan - The Children Act
89 . Ray Bradbury - Farenheit 451
90 . Alan Moore - Watchmen
91 . Donna Tartt - The Goldfinch
92 . John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos
93 . Kevin Powers - The Yellow Birds
94 . Ann Leckie - Ancillary Justice
95 . Richard Flanagan - The Narrow Road To The Deep North
96 . Richard Flanagan - The Sound of One Hand Clapping
97 . Abraham Verghese - Cutting for Stone
98 . John Steinbeck - East of Eden
99 . J. M. Coetzee - Disgrace
100 . Jhumpa Lahiri - The Lowland

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Post by Pauler » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:26 am

I read quite a few books during college (The Kite Runner, Me Talk Pretty One Day & Never Let Me Go were a few favorites) but then stopped from 2013-2018 when I moved back to Vietnam. Only in 2019 & 2020 have I started reading seriously again and based on the ones I come across - mostly books written by Vietnamese-American or Asian-American authors.

01. Viet Thanh Nguyen - The Sympathizer
02. Ted Chiang - Stories of Your Life & Others
03. Ocean Vuong - On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
04. Yaa Gyasi - Homegoing
05. Ted Chiang - Exhalation
06. Amor Towles - A Gentleman in Moscow
07. Colson Whitehead - The Nickel Boys
08. Thi Bui - The Best We Could Do
09. Min Jin Lee - Pachinko
10. Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go

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Post by BleuPanda » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:37 pm

Here is DocBrown's list:
1. Walter Miller Jr | A Canticle for Liebowitz
2. Ray Bradbury | Dandelion Wine
3. John Steinbeck | East of Eden
4. Jane Austen | Pride and Prejudice
5. David Foster Wallace | Infinite Jest
6. Jonathan Safran Foer | Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
7. Neil Gaiman | Neverwhere
8. John Le Carre | Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
9. Salmon Rushdie | Midnight's Children
10. Anthony Burgess | A Clockwork Orange
11. Harper Lee | To Kill a Mockingbird
12. Miriam Toews | A Complicated Kindness
13. CS Richardson | The End of the Alphabet
14. Tom Robbins | Still Life with Woodpecker
15. Mohammed Hanif | A Case of Exploding Mangoes
16. Herman Melville | Moby Dick
17. Kazuo Ishiguro | Remains of the Day
18. William Gibson | Neuromancer
19. Gabriel Garcia Marquez | Love in the Time of Cholera
20. Michael Chabon | The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
21. Douglas Coupland | Generation X
22. Margaret Atwood | The Handmaid's Tale
23. Kurt Vonnegut | Mother Night
24. Kate Atkinson | Life After Life
25. Ken Kesey | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
26. Thomas King | Green Grass, Running Water
27. David Mitchell | Cloud Atlas
28. W.O. Mitchell | Who Has Seen the Wind
29. Alduous Huxley | Brave New World
30. Emily St. John Mandel | Station Eleven
31. Haruki Murakami | The Wind Up Bird Chronicles
32. Malcolm Lowry | Under the Volcano
33. Charles Dickinson | A Christmas Carol
34. Leo Tolstoy | Anna Karenina
35. Hugh McLennan | Two Solitudes
36. Ernest Hemingway | The Sun Also Rises
37. Erin Morgenstern | The Night Circus
38. Gautum Mulkani | Londonstani
39. Daniel Keyes | Flowers for Algernon
40. Philip Roth | Goodbye, Columbus
41. Richard Ford | The Sportswriter
42. John Updike | The Witches of Eastwick
43. Leonard Cohen | Beautiful Losers
44. Isaac Asimov | The Foundation trilogy
45. George Orwell | Animal Farm
46. J.D. Salinger | The Catcher in the Rye
47. Hugh Garner | Cabbagetown
48. Robert M. Pirsig | Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
49. Vincent Lam | The Headmaster's Wager
50. Michael Connelly | A Darkness More Than Night

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Post by Dexter » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:25 am

I will post my list before the deadline. I wonder if in this era of "wokeness" classic but problematic titles will still place high on the final result. I'm sure if an all-time film poll will be held today "Gone with the Wind"'s placing will fall down from the previous poll.

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Post by BleuPanda » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:41 pm

Considering 7 of us still voted for Harry Potter so far, I doubt "wokeness" will have much of an effect. I'm pretty sure we were all aware of problematic subject matter in classics in previous polls, and it's not like stuff like Gone With the Wind only now became controversial (not to mention GWTW likely benefited from the format of that last poll, which pulled from our decade polls if I remember correctly - it jumped over 500 places from the 2012 poll, after all). We generally appreciate these works despite their flaws.

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Post by BleuPanda » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:06 pm

I'm considering adjusting the formula a bit...I feel like #1 being worth ten times as much as #100 feels kind of steep? I was thinking of using 100*(1+23.75)/(rank+23.75), which results in #1 being only five times as strong as #100. This also removes what looked like some extreme drops near the top. In the previous formula, #1 is twice as much as #12. In my new formula, #1 is twice as much as #25.

It just feels like, with the previous formula, a book would need at least one high rank even if it landed on a bunch of lists at lower positions. Considering how wide of a pool we're drawing from for this, I think any mention is significant - #100 isn't low at all. I'm also on the side of favoring consensus over a few strong opinions (though I will likely start this off with a section on everyone's favorite which did not receive another vote).

If anyone objects to this, please let me know, but I'm strongly leaning toward this adjusted formula.

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Post by Madzong » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:33 am

1. Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
2. High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
3. Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
4. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - Mark Haddon
5. About A Boy - Nick Hornby
6. La Brava - Elmore Leonard
7. Get Shorty - Elmore Leonard
8. Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson
9. Killing Of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
10. I Am Pilgrim - Terry Hayes
11. Surfeit Of Lampreys - Ngaio Marsh
12. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
13. The Killings At Badger's Drift - Caroline Graham
14. Watchmen (graphic novel) - Alan Moore
15. Harry Potter series - J K Rowling
16. Gold finger - Ian Fleming
17. Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
18. The Scarecrow - Ronald Hugh Morrieson
19. The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe - Douglas Adams
20. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larrson
21. The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie
22. One Shot - Lee Child
23. Witness For The Prosecution (play) - Agatha Christie
24. The Mousetrap (play) - Agatha Christie
25. The Princess Bride
26. The Neverending Story
27. A Song Of Fire And Ice series - George R R Martin
28. Holes - Louis Sacher
29. Rum Punch - Elmore Leonard
30. Out Of Sight - Elmore Leonard
31. Glitz - Elmore Leonard
32. From Russia With Love - Ian Fleming
33. Casino Royale - Ian Fleming
34. And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
35. Murder On The Orient Express - Agatha Christie
36. A Murder Is Announced - Agatha Christie
37. Death In A White Tie - Ngaio Marsh
38. Died In The Wool - Ngaio Marsh
39. Vintage Murder - Ngaio Marsh
40. Artists In Crime - Ngaio Marsh
41. Final Curtain - Ngaio Marsh
42. Death On The Nile - Agatha Christie
43. Came A Hot Friday - Ronald Hugh Morrieson
44. The Outsiders - SE Hinton
45. Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera
46. Once Were Warriors - Alan Duff
47. Of Mice And Men - John Steinbeck
48. Matilda - Roald Dahl
49. The Witches - Roald Dahl
50. The BFG - Roald Dahl
51. Predicament - Ronald Hugh Morrieson
52. Misery - Stephen King
53. The Dark Is Rising series - Susan Cooper
54. Chronicles Of Prydain series - Lloyd Alexander
55. Chronicles Of Narnis series - CS Lewis
56. His Dark Materials series - Philip Pullman
57. A Is For Alibi - Sue Grafton
58. Lord Of The Rings series - J R R Tolkien
59. The Hobbit - J R R Tolkien
60. Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
61. Hound Of The Baskervilles - Conan Doyle
62. Written In Blood - Caroline Graham
63. The Discworld series - Terry Pratchett
64. Life, The Universe, And Everything - Douglas Adams
65. Half Men Of O series - Maurice Gee
66. The Shining - Stephen King
67. Ruby In The Smoke - Philip Pullman
68. A Series Of Unfortunate Events series - Lemony Snicket
69. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
70. Killing Floor - Lee Child
71. Winnie-the-Pooh - A.A. Milne
72. The Wind In The Willows - Kenneth Graeme
73. The Hunger Games series
74. Silence Of The Lambs - Thomas Harris
75. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
76. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
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Post by BleuPanda » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:59 pm

Here's Miguel's list:
1. Stefan Zweig: Die Welt von Gestern: Erinnerungen eines Europäers (The World of Yesterday. Memories of a European) – Austria, 1942
2. Italo Calvino: Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore (If on a winter's night a traveler) – Italy, 1979
3. Jorge Luis Borges: Ficciones (Fictions / Labyrinths) – Argentina, 1944
4. Paul Auster: Moon Palace – USA, 1989
5. Paul Auster: The Book of Illusions – USA, 2002
6. Italo Calvino: Il barone rampante (The Baron in the Trees) – Italy, 1957
7. George Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four – UK, 1949
8. Paul Auster: Mr. Vertigo – USA, 1994
9. Patrick Süskind: Das Parfum (Perfume) – Germany, 1985
10. James G. Ballard: High Rise - UK, 1975
11. Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 – USA, 1953
12. Amélie Nothomb: Cosmétique de l'ennemi (The Enemy's Cosmetique) – Belgium, 2001
13. E.L. Doctorow: Ragtime – USA, 1975
14. Alberto Moravia: Io e lui (Him and Me) – Italy, 1971
15. Jorge Luis Borges: El Aleph (The Aleph) – Argentina, 1949
16. Paul Auster: In the Country of Last Things – USA, 1987
17. Stefan Zweig: Buchmendel (Buchmendel) – Austria, 1929
18. Paul Auster: The New York Trilogy – USA, 1987
19. George Orwell: Homage to Catalonia – UK, 1938
20. José María Latorre: Osario – Spain, 1987
21. Italo Calvino: Il visconte dimezzato (The Cloven Viscount) – Italy, 1952
22. Stefan Zweig: Schachnovelle (The Royal Game) – Austria, 1941
23. Percival Everett: Erasure – USA, 2001
24. Philip Roth: The Plot Against America – USA, 2004
25. Amélie Nothomb: Tuer le père – Belgium, 2011
26. Stefan Zweig: Vierundzwanzig Stunden aus dem Leben einer Frau (Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman) – Austria, 1927
27. Henry James: The Aspern Papers – USA, 1888
28. James G. Ballard: The Terminal Beach – UK, 1964
29. Henry James: The Figure in the Carpet – USA,1896
30. Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince and Other Tales – Ireland, 1888
31. José María Latorre: Sangre es el nombre del amor – Spain, 1986
32. Philip Roth: The Ghost Writer – USA, 1979
33. Aldous Huxley: Brave New World – UK, 1931
34. Alan Bennett: The Uncommon Reader – UK, 2007
35. Haruki Murakami: (色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年 (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage) – Japan, 2013
36. Philip Roth: Nemesis – USA, 2010
37. Stefan Zweig: Brief einer Unbekannten (Letter from an Unknown Woman) – Austria, 1922
38. Amélie Nothomb: Hygiène de l'assassin (Hygiene and the Assassin) – Belgium, 1992
39. Kazuo Ishiguro: The Buried Giant – UK, 2015
40. Heda Margolius Kovály: Na vlastní kůži (Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968) – Czechoslovakia, 1973
41. Helene Hanff: 84, Charing Cross Road – USA, 1970
42. Gabriel García Marquez: Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Chronicle of a Death Foretold) – Colombia, 1981
43. Mary Shelley: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus – UK, 1818
44. Franz Kafka - Die Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis) – Czechoslovakia, 1915
45. Albert Camus: L´Étranger (The Stranger / The Outsider) – France, 1942
46. Henry James: The Beast in the Jungle – USA, 1903
47. Etgar Keret: Seven Good Years: A Memoir – Israel, 2013
48. Patrick de Witt: The Sisters Brothers – Canada 2011
49. Paul Auster: The Invention of Solitude – USA, 1982
50. Manuel Chaves Nogales: A sangre y fuego. Héroes, bestias y mártires de España – Spain, 1937
51. E.L. Doctorow: Welcome to Hard Times – USA, 1960
52. Luisgé Martín: La mujer de sombra – Spain, 2012
53. Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None – UK, 1939
54. Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go – UK, 2005
55. Jesús Carrasco: Intemperie (Out in the Open) – Spain, 2013
56. Stefan Zweig: Rausch der Verwandlung (The Post Office Girl) – Austria, 1982 (Written between 1931 and 1942)
57. James G. Ballard: The Unlimited Dream Company – UK, 1979
58. Paul Auster: Leviathan – USA, 1992
59. Alexis Ravelo: La otra vida de Ned Blackbird – Spain, 2016
60. Fernando Savater: El jardín de las dudas – Spain, 1993
61. Luisgé Martín: La misma ciudad – Spain, 2013
62. Cormac McCarthy: The Road – USA, 2006
63. Ian McEwan: On Chesil Beach – UK, 2007
64. Carmen Laforet: Nada (Nada) – Spain, 1944
65. Javier Cercas: El monarca de las sombras – Spain, 2017
66. Gabriel García Marquez: Relato de un náufrago (The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor) – Colombia, 1970 (Written in 1955)
67. Michelle Houllebecq: Soumission (Submission) – France, 2015
68. Luisgé Martín: La vida equivocada – Spain, 2015
69. Camilo José Cela: La colmena (The Hive) – Spain, 1950
70. Paul Auster: The Music of Chance – USA, 1990
71. Sara Mesa: Cicatriz – Spain, 2015
72. Amélie Nothomb: Les Catilinaires (The Stranger Next Door) – Belgium, 1995
73. Jessica Mitford: Hons and Rebels – UK, 1960
74. Emmanuel Carrere: Le moustache (The Moustache) – France, 1986
75. Alberto Moravia: La noia (The Empty Canvas or Boredom) – Italy, 1960
76. Enrique Vila-Matas: Bartleby y compañía (Bartleby & Co.) – Spain, 2000
77. Augusto Monterroso: Obras completas y otros cuentos (Complet Works and Other Stories) – Guatemala, 1959
78. Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – UK, 1892
79. Gail Parent: Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York – USA, 1971
80. Haruki Murakami: アフターダーク (After Dark) – Japan, 2004
81. Henry James: Washington Square – USA, 1880
82. Percival Everett: I am Not Sidney Poitier – USA, 2009
83. H. G. Wells - The Time Machine – UK, 1895
84. René Goscinny & Jean-Jacques Sempé: Le petit Nicolas (The Chronicles of Little Nicholas) – France, 1959
85. Adoldo Bioy Casares: La invención de Morel (The Invention of Morel) – Argentina, 1940
86. Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint – USA, 1969
87. Gaston Leroux: Le mystère de la chambre jaune (The Mystery of the Yellow Room) – France, 1908
88. James G. Ballard: Myths of the Near Future – UK, 1982
89. Chil Rajchman: Zijroines (The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir) - Poland, 2009 (Written in 1945)
90. Georges Simenon: Les Fiançailles de M. Hire (The Engagement) – Belgium, 1933
91. Philip Roth: Everyman – USA, 2006
92. Jorge Luis Borges: El libro de arena (The Book of Sand) – Argentina, 1975
93. H.G. Wells: The invisible man – UK, 1897
94. George Orwell: Animal Farm – UK, 1945
95. Robert A. Heinlein: The Door into Summer – USA, 1957
96. Primo Levi: Se questo è un uomo (If This is a Man) – Italy, 1947
97. Henry James: The Papers – USA, 1903
98. Groucho Marx: Memoirs of a Mangy Lover – USA, 1963
99. Pío Baroja: El árbol de la ciencia (The Tree of Knowledge) – Spain, 1911
100. Amos Oz: Between Friends (בין חברים, Israel 2012)

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by mileswide » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:20 pm

BleuPanda wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Here's Miguel's list:
19. George Orwell: Homage to Catalonia – UK, 1938
This would place highly in my non-fiction list but while parts of it may or may not be artistic licence, it isn't fictional.
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Post by BleuPanda » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:59 pm

I found another 5 non-fictional works in Miguel's list; hopefully that's all

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by Miguel » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:41 pm

BleuPanda wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:59 pm
I found another 5 non-fictional works in Miguel's list; hopefully that's all
I have to admit that there are several titles on my list (I think there are not six, but ... nine!) that it is very questionable to consider them as "fiction novels":

1. Stefan Zweig: Die Welt von Gestern: Erinnerungen eines Europäers (The World of Yesterday. Memories of a European) – Austria, 1942
19. George Orwell: Homage to Catalonia – UK, 1938
40. Heda Margolius Kovály: Na vlastní kůži (Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968) – Czechoslovakia, 1973
41. Helene Hanff: 84, Charing Cross Road – USA, 1970
65. Javier Cercas: El monarca de las sombras – Spain, 2017
76. Enrique Vila-Matas: Bartleby y compañía (Bartleby & Co.) – Spain, 2000
89. Chil Rajchman: Zijroines (The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir) - Poland, 2009
96. Primo Levi: Se questo è un uomo (If This is a Man) – Italy, 1947
98. Groucho Marx: Memoirs of a Mangy Lover – USA, 1963


So, I think they could be deleted from the list and add these others, if you consider it appropiate:

1. James Purdy: Narrow Rooms - USA, 1978
2. Philipe Claudel: L'Archipel du Chien - France, 2018
3. Peter Cameron: City of your Final Destination - USA, 2002
4. Lola Lafon: La petite communiste qui ne souriait jamais (The Little Communist Who Never Smiled) - France, 2014
5. Philip Roth: Goodbye, Columbus - USA, 1959
6. Andrés Barba: República luminosa (A Lominous Republic) – Spain, 2017
7. Henry James: Daisy Miller - USA, 1878
8. Georges Simenon: La Vérité sur Bébé Donge (The Truth About Bebe Donge) - France, 1942
9. Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – UK, 1886

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by BleuPanda » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:50 pm

Miguel wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:41 pm
BleuPanda wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:59 pm
I found another 5 non-fictional works in Miguel's list; hopefully that's all
I have to admit that there are several titles on my list (I think there are not six, but ... nine!) that it is very questionable to consider them as "fiction novels":

1. Stefan Zweig: Die Welt von Gestern: Erinnerungen eines Europäers (The World of Yesterday. Memories of a European) – Austria, 1942
19. George Orwell: Homage to Catalonia – UK, 1938
40. Heda Margolius Kovály: Na vlastní kůži (Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968) – Czechoslovakia, 1973
41. Helene Hanff: 84, Charing Cross Road – USA, 1970
65. Javier Cercas: El monarca de las sombras – Spain, 2017
76. Enrique Vila-Matas: Bartleby y compañía (Bartleby & Co.) – Spain, 2000
89. Chil Rajchman: Zijroines (The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir) - Poland, 2009
96. Primo Levi: Se questo è un uomo (If This is a Man) – Italy, 1947
98. Groucho Marx: Memoirs of a Mangy Lover – USA, 1963


So, I think they could be deleted from the list and add these others, if you consider it appropiate:

1. James Purdy: Narrow Rooms - USA, 1978
2. Philipe Claudel: L'Archipel du Chien - France, 2018
3. Peter Cameron: City of your Final Destination - USA, 2002
4. Lola Lafon: La petite communiste qui ne souriait jamais (The Little Communist Who Never Smiled) - France, 2014
5. Philip Roth: Goodbye, Columbus - USA, 1959
6. Andrés Barba: República luminosa (A Lominous Republic) – Spain, 2017
7. Henry James: Daisy Miller - USA, 1878
8. Georges Simenon: La Vérité sur Bébé Donge (The Truth About Bebe Donge) - France, 1942
9. Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – UK, 1886

Thank you for helping! I'll make sure to add the additional books in the file.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by BleuPanda » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:59 pm

Miguel wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:41 pm
BleuPanda wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:59 pm
I found another 5 non-fictional works in Miguel's list; hopefully that's all
I have to admit that there are several titles on my list (I think there are not six, but ... nine!) that it is very questionable to consider them as "fiction novels":

1. Stefan Zweig: Die Welt von Gestern: Erinnerungen eines Europäers (The World of Yesterday. Memories of a European) – Austria, 1942
19. George Orwell: Homage to Catalonia – UK, 1938
40. Heda Margolius Kovály: Na vlastní kůži (Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968) – Czechoslovakia, 1973
41. Helene Hanff: 84, Charing Cross Road – USA, 1970
65. Javier Cercas: El monarca de las sombras – Spain, 2017
76. Enrique Vila-Matas: Bartleby y compañía (Bartleby & Co.) – Spain, 2000
89. Chil Rajchman: Zijroines (The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir) - Poland, 2009
96. Primo Levi: Se questo è un uomo (If This is a Man) – Italy, 1947
98. Groucho Marx: Memoirs of a Mangy Lover – USA, 1963


So, I think they could be deleted from the list and add these others, if you consider it appropiate:

1. James Purdy: Narrow Rooms - USA, 1978
2. Philipe Claudel: L'Archipel du Chien - France, 2018
3. Peter Cameron: City of your Final Destination - USA, 2002
4. Lola Lafon: La petite communiste qui ne souriait jamais (The Little Communist Who Never Smiled) - France, 2014
5. Philip Roth: Goodbye, Columbus - USA, 1959
6. Andrés Barba: República luminosa (A Lominous Republic) – Spain, 2017
7. Henry James: Daisy Miller - USA, 1878
8. Georges Simenon: La Vérité sur Bébé Donge (The Truth About Bebe Donge) - France, 1942
9. Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – UK, 1886

Uhh...47. Etgar Keret: Seven Good Years: A Memoir – Israel, 2013 is also a memoir, right? So you have another free open slot if that's the case.

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Post by Miguel » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:22 pm

BleuPanda wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:59 pm
Uhh...47. Etgar Keret: Seven Good Years: A Memoir – Israel, 2013 is also a memoir, right? So you have another free open slot if that's the case.
You are right, BleuPanda. Please, remove that title and add this one:

Kenzaburō Ōe: 飼育 (The Catch) - Japan, 1957

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Post by Listyguy » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:55 pm

1. 1984 - George Orwell
2. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
3. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Animal Farm - George Orwell
5. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
6. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
7. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
9. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
10. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
11. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
12. Atonement - Ian McEwan
13. Brothers Karamavoz - Fyodor Dostoevsky
14. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
15. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
16. Infinte Jest - David Foster Wallace
17. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
18. East of Eden - John Steinbeck
19. No Country For Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
20. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
21. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
22. King Lear - William Shakespeare
23. Beloved - Toni Morrison
24. The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
25. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
26. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
27. A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare
28. Great Expectations - Charles Dicken
29. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Woa - Junot Diaz
30. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
31. Absalom, Absalom! - William Faulkner
32. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
33. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
34. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
35. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
36. Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
37. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
38. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
39. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
40. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
41. Siddhartha - Herman Hesse
42. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
43. The Awakening - Kate Chopin
44. The Crucible - Authur Miller
45. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
46. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
47. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
48. Native Son - Richard Wright
49. The Stranger - Albert Camus
50. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
51. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
52. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
53. For Whom the Bell Tollls - Ernest Hemingway
54. Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
55. The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
56. Madam Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
57. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
58. The Godfather - Mario Puzo
59. The Lord of the Flies - William Golding
60. The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by BleuPanda » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:28 pm

18 lists so far and no votes for In Search of Lost Time. Have any of us actually read it? I read Swann's Way at the beginning of the year but haven't felt the urge to return. The only part I really cared for was the opening chapter...

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by Listyguy » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:56 pm

BleuPanda wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:28 pm
18 lists so far and no votes for In Search of Lost Time. Have any of us actually read it? I read Swann's Way at the beginning of the year but haven't felt the urge to return. The only part I really cared for was the opening chapter...
I've not read it myself. Ulysses and In Search of Lost Time (and to a lesser extent War and Peace) are all books that I want to read but haven't sought out yet because they're so long.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by Nick » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:57 am

BleuPanda wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:28 pm
18 lists so far and no votes for In Search of Lost Time. Have any of us actually read it? I read Swann's Way at the beginning of the year but haven't felt the urge to return. The only part I really cared for was the opening chapter...
I'm someone who loves long, long books (my list is full of them), and even I haven't read this one. It's 4,200 pages!!

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Post by Holden » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:52 am

Fun fact, I was actually named after the Catcher in the Rye. Not yet read it, but someday.
Not a very original list, but here we go:

1. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey'
3. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
4. Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
5. Death of a Salesman (play) - Arthur Miller
6. 'salem's Lot - Stephen King
7. Beloved - Toni Morrison
8. 11/22/63 - Stephen King
9. Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
10. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
11. Timeline - Michael Crichton
12. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
13. A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin
14. Romeo and Juliet (play) - William Shakespeare
15. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by DaveC » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:28 am

BleuPanda wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:28 pm
18 lists so far and no votes for In Search of Lost Time. Have any of us actually read it? I read Swann's Way at the beginning of the year but haven't felt the urge to return. The only part I really cared for was the opening chapter...
The length has put me off too. Once I begin to read a book, I rarely quit, so this would be quite an undertaking. I have however quit Ulysses more than once, because I just couldn't get onto the right wavelength; I believe that when I do get into it, I will enjoy it.

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Post by Schüttelbirne » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:15 pm

I finally finished my list! I kept switching the Top 2, they might as well be tied. I know only the Top 100 count, but I just couldn't leave the others out, so I made a Top 200 (and I'm still sure I forgot something). First is the rank followed by author, original title, the translated title (if there is one) and the release year (only in the very old ones it refers to the date it's estimated to have been written).
I have tons of old German literature in my list; I'm currently making my way through German literary history and I'm currently at 1820, which explains. There's certainly not enough non-Western literature and literature written by women in here, which will probably change once I get to the 20th century. Currently there's only three works written by women in the Top 100 (Harper Lee, Elfriede Jelinek and Dawn Cook). This whole thing is a work in progress, but the list for the poll is final.

1 | Johann Carl Wezel | Belphegor oder Die wahrscheinlichste Geschichte unter der Sonne | 1776
2 | Thomas Mann | Der Zauberberg [The Magic Mountain] | 1924
3 | Wolfram von Eschenbach | Parzival | ~1200-10
4 | Friedrich Schiller | Don Karlos, Infant von Spanien [Don Carlos] | 1787
5 | Stephen King | It | 1986
6 | Leo Tolstoy | Анна Каренина [Anna Karenina] | 1877
7 | Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra | El ingenioso hidalgo Don Qujiote de la Mancha [Don Quixote] | 1605-15
8 | Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre [Wilhelm Meister‘s Apprenticeship] | 1796
9 | Gotthold Ephraim Lessing | Nathan der Weise [Nathan the Wise] | 1779
10 | Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Torquato Tasso | 1790
11 | Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen | Der Abentheuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch [Simplicius Simplicissimus] | 1668
12 | William Shakespeare | The Tragœdy of Othello, the Moore of Venice | 1622
13 | Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Faust [2 parts] | 1808-32
14 | Theodor Storm | Immensee | 1850
15 | Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | Le Petit Prince [The Little Prince] | 1943
16 | Chuck Palahniuk | Fight Club | 1996
17 | William Shakespeare | The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark | 1603
18 | Robert Musil | Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß [The Confusions of Young Törless] | 1906
19 | Johann Karl Wezel | Hermann und Ulrike | 1780
20 | Hermann Hesse | Siddhartha. Eine indische Dichtung | 1922
21 | Nikolaus Lenau | Die Albigenser. Freie Dichtungen | 1842
22 | Gustave Flaubert | Madame Bovary. Mœurs de province | 1857
23 | Theodor Fontane | Effi Briest | 1895
24 | Heinrich Mann | Der Untertan [Man of Straw] | 1916
25 | George Orwell | Nineteen Eighty-Four | 1949
26 | Vladimir Nabokov | Lolita | 1955
27 | Edward Albee | Who‘s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? | 1962
28 | Gottfried von Straßburg | Tristan | 1210
29 | Günter Grass | Die Blechtrommel [The Tin Drum] | 1959
30 | François Rabelais | La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel [The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel] [Series] | 1532-64
31 | Heinrich von Kleist | Die Marquise von O… [The Marquise of O] | 1808
32 | Thomas Mann | Der Tod in Venedig [Death in Venice] | 1912
33 | Michael Ende | Die unendliche Geschichte [The Neverending Story] | 1979
34 | Ludwig Tieck | Die verkehrte Welt [The World Topsy-Turvy] | 1800
35 | E.T.A. Hoffmann | Nachtstücke [The Night Pieces] | 1817
36 | William Shakespeare | The Tragedy of Macbeth | 1623
37 | Anonymous | Nibelungenlied [The Song of the Nibelungs | ~1200
38 | Joseph von Eichendorff | Ahnung und Gegenwart | 1815
39 | Annette von Droste-Hülshoff | Die Judenbuche – Ein Sittengemälde aus dem gebirgichten Westfalen [The Jew‘s Beech] | 1842
40 | Thomas Mann | Buddenbrooks | 1901
41 | Edward Bond | Early Morning | 1965-67
42 | Georg Büchner | Lenz | 1839
43 | F. Scott Fitzgerald | The Great Gatsby | 1925
44 | Tennessee Williams | A Streetcar Named Desire | 1947
45 | Alfred Döblin | Berlin Alexanderplatz | 1929
46 | Wolfgang Bauer | Change | 1969
47 | Gottfried Keller | Der grüne Heinrich [The Green Henry] | 1855
48 | Adalbert Stifter | Brigitta | 1844
49 | Harper Lee | To Kill a Mockingbird | 1960
50 | Ludwig Tieck | Der blonde Eckbert | 1797
51 | Arthur Miller | The Crucible | 1953
52 | Heinrich Böll | Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum [The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum] | 1974
53 | Wolfgang Borchert | Draußen vor der Tür [The Man Outside] | 1947
54 | William Shakespeare | The Most Lamentable Romaine Tragedie of Titus Andronicus | 1594
55 | Gotthold Ephraim Lessing | Miss Sara Sampson | 1755
56 | Franz Kafka | Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis] | 1915
57 | J.D. Salinger | The Catcher in the Rye | 1951
58 | Elfriede Jelinek | Die Klavierspielerin [The Piano Teacher] | 1983
59 | Christoph Martin Wieland | Geschichte des Agathon | 1767
60 | William Shakespeare | The Tragedy of King Lear | 1608
61 | Heinrich Mann | Professor Unrat [The Blue Angel] | 1905
62 | Franz Kafka | In der Strafkolonie [In the Penal Colony] | 1919
63 | Edward Bond | Saved | 1964
64 | Max Frisch | Biedermann und die Brandstifter [The Fire Raisers] | 1955
65 | Aidan Chambers | The Toll Bridge | 1992
66 | Theodor Fontane | Frau Jenny Treibel oder „Wo sich Herz zum Herzen findt“ [Jenny Treibel] | 1892
67 | Georg Rollenhagen | Froschmeuseler | 1595
68 | Bertolt Brecht | Der gute Mensch von Sezuan [The Good Person of Szechwan] | 1943
69 | Max Frisch | Andorra | 1961
70 | Stephen King | The Stand | 1978
71 | E.T.A. Hoffmann | Der goldne Topf [The Golden Pot] | 1814
72 | Michael Ende | Momo | 1973
73 | Karl Philipp Moritz | Anton Reiser | 1785-90
74 | Anonymous | Ein kurtzweilig Lesen von Dyl Ulenspiegel, geboren uß dem Land zu Brunßwick, wie er sein leben vollbracht hat, xcvi seiner geschichten [Here beginneth a merye Jest of a man that was called Howleglas] | 1515
75 | Jakob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm | Kinder- und Hausmärchen [Grimms‘ Fairy Tales] | 1812
76 | Wilhelm Busch | Max und Moritz – Eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen [Max and Moritz: A Story of Seven Boyish Pranks] | 1865
77 | Anonymous | أَلْفُ لَيْلَةٍ وَلَيْلَةٌ [1001 Nights] | ?
78 | Dawn Cook | Truth [series] | 2002-04
79 | Christoph Martin Wieland | Der Sieg der Natur über die Schwärmerei | 1764
80 | Hartmann von Aue | Gregorius | ~1186-90
81 | Clemens Brentano | Die mehreren Wehmüller und ungarischen Nationalgesichter | 1817
82 | Friedrich Hölderlin | Hyperion | 1797
83 | Arthur Schnitzler | Fräulein Else | 1924
84 | Eugène Ionesco | La Cantatrice chauve [The Bald Soprano] | 1950
85 | Max Frisch | Nun singen sie wieder [Now They Are Singing Again] | 1945
86 | Georg Büchner | Woyzeck | 1879
87 | Johann Anton Leisewitz | Julius von Tarent [Julius of Taranto] | 1774
88 | Friedrich Schiller | Wallenstein [trilogy] | 1799
89 | Clemens Brentano | Ponce de Leon | 1804
90 | Anonymous | König Rother [King Rother] | ~1140-70
91 | William Shakespeare | Romeo and Juliet | 1597
92 | Peter Weiss | Die Ermittlung: Oratorium in 11 Gesängen [The Investigation] | 1965
93 | Franz Kafka | Das Urteil [The Judgment] | 1913
94 | Heinrich Leopold Wagner | Die Kindermörderin [The Child Murderess] | 1776
95 | Charles Dickens | The Adventures of Oliver Twist | 1837
96 | Gotthold Ephraim Lessing | Emilia Galotti | 1772
97 | Stephen King | 11/22/63 | 2011
98 | William Shakespeare | The Merchant of Venice | 1600
99 | Friedrich Maximilian Klinger | Die Zwillinge [The Twins] | 1776
100 | Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Iphigenie auf Tauris [Iphigenia in Tauris] | 1787
101 | Samuel Beckett | Waiting for Godot | 1953
102 | William Shakespeare | A Midsummer Night‘s Dream | 1601
103 | Andreas Gryphius | Absurda Comica oder Herr Peter Squenz | 1658
104 | Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten [Conversations of German Emigrants] | 1795
105 | Georg Büchner | Dantons Tod [Danton‘s Death] | 1835
106 | Franz Kafka | Der Prozess [The Trial] | 1925
107 | E.T.A. Hoffmann | Prinzessin Brambilla | 1821
108 | Clemens Brentano | Geschichte vom braven Kasperl und dem schönen Annerl | 1817
109 | Gotthold Ephraim Lessing | Minna von Barnhelm | 1767
110 | Friedrich Schiller | Maria Stuart | 1801
111 | Heinrich von Kleist | Michael Kohlhaas | 1810
112 | Clemens Brentano | Gockel, Hinkel und Gackeleia | 1811
113 | Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Die Wahlverwandtschaften [Elective Affinities] | 1809
114 | Richard Van Camp | The Lesser Blessed | 1996
115 | Heinrich Anselm von Ziegler und Kliphausen | Die Asiatische Banise, oder Das blutig- doch muthige Pegu | 1689
116 | William Shakespeare | Richard III | 1593
117 | Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Die Leiden des jungen Werthers [The Sorrows of Young Werther] | 1774
118 | Friedrich Schiller | Kabale und Liebe [Intrigue and Love] | 1784
119 | Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Egmont | 1788
120 | Heinrich von Kleist | Penthesilea | 1808
121 | Stephen King | Shining | 1977
122 | Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Götz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand [Goetz of Berlichingen of the Iron Hand | 1773
123 | Friedrich Dürrenmatt | Die Physiker [The Physicists] | 1962
124 | Johann Fischart | Affentheurlich Naupengeheurliche Geschichtklitterung | 1575
125 | Samuel Beckett | Endgame | 1957
126 | Ludwig Tieck | Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen | 1798
127 | Heinrich Heine | Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen [Germany. A Winter‘s Tale] | 1844
128 | Reginald Rose | Twelve Angry Men | 1955
129 | Friedrich Schiller | Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre [The Criminal of Lost Honour] | 1786
130 | Apuleius | Metamorphoses [The Golden Ass] | ~150
131 | Jean-Paul Sartre | Mort sans sépulture [The Victors] | 1946
132 | Bernhard Schlink | Der Vorleser [The Reader] | 1995
133 | Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz | Der Hofmeister oder Vorteile der Privaterziehung [The Tutor] | 1774
134 | Daniel Defoe | Robinson Crusoe | 1719
135 | Joseph von Eichendorff | Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts [Memoirs of a Good-for-Nothing] | 1826
136 | Stephen Chbosky | The Perks of Being a Wallflower | 1999
137 | Khaled Hosseini | The Kite Runner | 2003
138 | Franz Grillparzer | Der arme Spielmann | 1847
139 | Carl Zuckmayer | Des Teufels General [The Devil‘s General] | 1946
140 | Christoph Martin Wieland | Die Abderiten | 1774-81
141 | William Shakespeare | Coriolanus | 1623
142 | Hartmann von Aue | Iwein | ~1200
143 | Bertolt Brecht | Leben des Galilei [Life of Galileo] | 1943
144 | Arthur Schnitzler | Lieutenant Gustl [None But the Brave] | 1900
145 | Max Frisch | Homo faber | 1957
146 | James Howe | The Watcher | 1997
147 | Bettina von Arnim | Goethes Briefwechsel mit einem Kinde [Goethe‘s Correspondence with a Child] | 1835
148 | Stefan Zweig | Angst | 1920
149 | Friedrich Maximilian Klinger | Fausts Leben, Thaten und Höllenfahrt [Faust‘s Life, Death, and Doom | 1791
150 | Henryk Sienkiewicz | Quo Vadis | 1896
151 | Novalis [Friedrich von Hardenberg] | Heinrich von Ofterdingen | 1802
152 | Friedrich Dürrenmatt | Der Besuch der alten Dame [The Visit] | 1956
153 | Stephen King | Different Seasons | 1982
154 | Franz Kafka | Der Verschollene [Amerika] | 1927
155 | Friedrich Schiller | Der Geisterseher [The Ghost-Seer] | 1787-89
156 | J.R.R. Tolkien | The Hobbit, or There and Back Again | 1937
157 | Theodor Fontane | Irrungen, Wirrungen [On Tangled Paths] | 1888
158 | Heinrich von Kleist | Prinz Friedrich von Homburg oder Die Schlacht bei Fehrbellin [The Prince of Homburg] | 1821
159 | Joseph von Eichendorff | Das Marmorbild [The Marble Statue] | 1826
160 | Samuel Beckett | Krapp‘s Last Tape | 1958
161 | Heinrich von Kleist | Das Käthchen von Heilbronn [Käthchen of Heilbronn] | 1810
162 | Eduard Mörike | Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag | 1856
163 | Friedrich Schiller | Wilhelm Tell | 1804
164 | Friedrich Dürrenmatt | Romulus der Große [Romulus the Great] | 1949
165 | Gottfried Keller | Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe [A Village Romeo and Juliet] | 1856
166 | Ludwig Tieck | Der gestiefelte Kater [Puss in Boots] | 1797
167 | Friedrich Dürrenmatt | Das Versprechen [The Pledge] | 1958
168 | Friedrich Schiller | Die Räuber [The Robbers] | 1781
169 | Edward Bond | The Pope‘s Wedding | 1961
170 | Stephen King | The Green Mile |1996
171 | Luise Adelgunde Victorie Gottsched | Die Pietisterey im Fischbein-Rocke | 1736
172 | Heinrich Wilhelm von Gerstenberg | Ugolino | 1768
173 | William Shakespeare | Julius Caesar | 1623
174 | Jeremias Gotthelf | Die schwarze Spinne [The Black Spider] | 1842
175 | C.S. Lewis | The Chronicles of Narnia [series] | 1950-56
176 | Heinrich Heine | Almansor | 1823
177 | Friedrich Schiller | Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua [Fiesco] | 1783
178 | Wolfram von Eschenbach | Titurel | ~1217
179 | Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz | Die Soldaten [The Soldiers] | 1776
180 | Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Stella | 1776
181 | Christian Fürchtegott Gellert | Die zärtlichen Schwestern [The Affectionate Sisters] | 1747
182 | Daniel Casper von Lohenstein | Cleopatra | 1661
183 | William Shakespeare | Henry VI [trilogy] | 1594-1623
184 | Andreas Gryphius | Ein Fürsten=Mörderisches / Trawer=Spiel / genant. Leo Armenius | 1650
185 | Hartmann von Aue | Erec | ~1180-90
186 | Georg Büchner | Leonce und Lena [Leonce and Lena] | 1838
187 | Samuel Beckett | Happy Days | 1961
188 | Patrick Süskind | Das Parfum. Die Geschichte eines Mörders [Perfume] | 1985
189 | Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué | Undine | 1811
190 | Christian Weise | Masaniello | 1682
191 | Sophie von La Roche | Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim | 1771
192 | Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Novelle [Novella] | 1828
193 | Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen | Trutz Simplex oder Lebensbeschreibung der Ertzbetrügerin und Landstörtzerin Courasche | 1670
194 | Friedrich Schlegel | Lucinde | 1799
195 | Arthur Schnitzler | Flucht in die Finsternis | 1931
196 | Adalbert Stifter | Der Condor | 1839
197 | Heliodorus | Αἰθιοπικά [Aethiopica] | ~250
198 | Clemens Brentano | Die Schachtel mit der Friedenspuppe | 1815
199 | Friedrich Schiller | Die Jungfrau von Orleans [The Maid of Orleans] | 1801
200 | Andreas Gryphius | Catharina von Georgien. Oder Bewehrete Beständigkeit | 1657



A few statistics (Any discrepancy in the numbers is due to me being unable to count and too lazy to re-count, but I guess the tendency is clear):

12 Works:
William Shakespeare

11 Works:
Johann Wolfgang Goethe

10 Works:
Friedrich Schiller

6 Works:
Stephen King

5 Works:
Clemens Brentano
Franz Kafka
Heinrich von Kleist

4 Works:
Samuel Beckett
Georg Büchner
Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Max Frisch
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Ludwig Tieck

3 Works:
Edward Bond
Joseph von Eichendorff
Theodor Fontane
Andreas Gryphius
Hartmann von Aue
E.T.A. Hoffmann
Thomas Mann
Arthur Schnitzler
Christoph Martin Wieland

2 Works:
Bertolt Brecht
Michael Ende
Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen
Heinrich Heine
Gottfried Keller
Friedrich Maximilian Klinger
Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz
Heinrich Mann
Adalbert Stifter
Johann Karl Wezel
Wolfram von Eschenbach

Shakespeare as my favorite author is probably not news to the German speakers here, because my user name is the literal German translation of that name.



Before 1500: 9
1500-1599: 8
1600-1699: 17
1700-1799: 42
1800-1899: 52
1900-1999: 69
2000-2099: 3

Well, considering one fifth of the century is already over, I should start getting into contemporary literature...


Novel: 73
Story: 32
Story collection: 4
Epic: 11
Play: 79
Graphic novel (well, technically): 1
Novel series: 2

I didn't think plays would edge out novels, but considering that I spent a few years reading tons of plays, it shouldn't be a surprise.


Finally, thanks to BleuPanda for running this!
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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by Michel » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:11 pm

1. Michel Houellebecq - Les Particules Elémentaires [The Elementary Particles/Atomised]
2. Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and Punishment
3. Franz Kafka - Der Prozess [The Trial]
4. Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho
5. Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
6. Philippe Jaenada - Le Chameau sauvage
7. Tom Wolfe - The Bonfire of the Vanities
8. Dino Buzzati - Il colombre
9. J.D. Salinger - Nine Stories
10. Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint
11. Paul Auster - The New York Trilogy
12. Jean-Philippe Toussaint - La Télévision
13. John Irving - The World According to Garp
14. Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
15. Agatha Christie - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
16. Jules Verne - Voyage au centre de la terre [Journey to the Center of the Earth]
17. Philip K. Dick - Ubik
18. Knut Hamsun - Sult [Hunger]
19. Franz Kafka - In der Strafkolonie [In the Penal Colony]
20. Arthur Conan Doyle - The Valley of Fear
21. Richard Brautigan - The Tokyo-Montana Express
22. Truman Capote - In Cold Blood
23. Philip K. Dick - The Man in the High Castle
24. John Fante - Ask The Dust
25. Hubert Selby Jr. - The Demon
26. J.D. Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
27. Charles Bukowski - Ham On Rye
28. Bret Easton Ellis - Glamorama
29. Jonathan Coe - What a Carve Up!
30. Jess Walter - The Financial Lives of the Poets
31. Franz Kafka - Ein Hungerkünstler [A Hunger Artist]
32. Franz Kafka - Das Schloß [The Castle]
33. André Gide - Les caves du Vatican [The Vatican Cellars/Lafcadio's Adventures]
34. Michel Houellebecq - Extension du domaine de la lutte [Whatever]
35. Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
36. David Lodge - Changing Places
37. David Baddiel - Time for Bed
38. Jean-Philippe Toussaint - La salle de bain [The Bathroom]
39. Antoine Bello - Les Falsificateurs [The Falsifiers]
40. Martin Amis - Time's Arrow: Or the Nature of the Offense
41. Jeffrey Eugenides - Middlesex
42. Eduardo Mendoza - Sin noticias de Gurb [No Word from Gurb]
43. Frederik Peeters - Pilules bleues [Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story] (graphic novel)
44. Nick Hornby - High Fidelity
45. John Fante - The Wine of Youth
46. David Peace - The Damned Utd
47. Michael Frayn - Headlong
48. Jonathan Franzen - Freedom
49. Pete Dexter - Cotton Point
50. Georges Perec - La vie mode d'emploi [Life: A User's Manual]

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Post by BleuPanda » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:22 pm

Gillingham wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:49 am
44 | Truman Capote | In Cold Blood
Michel wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:11 pm
22. Truman Capote - In Cold Blood

This is non-fiction, correct? I haven't read it, so is there an argument for its inclusion here?

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Re: AMF Favorite Books 2020 Edition: Voting Thread

Post by Krurze » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:37 pm

Rank | Author | English title (if available) [Original title (if differing from the English title)]

1 | Albert Camus | The Plague [La Peste]
2 | Hunter S. Thompson| Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
3 | Rocko Schamoni | Sternstunden der Bedeutungslosigkeit
4 | Albert Camus | The Stranger [L'Étranger]
5 | Fyodor Dostoyevsky | The Brothers Karamazov [Brat'ya Karamazovy]
6 | Alfred Döblin | Berlin Alexanderplatz
7 | Kurt Vonnegut | Slaughterhouse-Five
8 | Vladimir Nabokov | Pnin
9 | Wolfgang Herrndorf | Why We Took the Car [Tschick]
10 | Hunter S. Thompson | The Rum Diary
11 | Hermann Hesse | Siddharta
12 | Franz Kafka | A Hunger Artist [Ein Hungerkünstler]
13 | Franz Kafka | The Trial [Der Process]
14 | Patrick Süskind | Perfume [Das Parfum]
15 | Heinz Strunk | Fleisch ist mein Gemüse
16 | Christian Kracht | Faserland
17 | Fyodor Dostoyevsky | The Idiot [Idiot]
18 | Christian Kracht | Imperium
19 | Franz Kafka | The Metamorphosis [Die Verwandlung]
20 | Franz Kafka | The Stoker [Der Heizer]
21 | Emily Brontë | Wuthering Heights
22 | John Williams | Stoner
23 | Jack London | White Fang
24 | Friedrich Dürrenmatt | The Visit [Der Besuch der alten Dame]
25 | Jack Kerouac | On The Road
26 | Herta Müller | The Hunger Angel [Atemschaukel]
27 | Quentin Tarantino | Pulp Fiction
28 | Hermann Hesse | Steppenwolf [Der Steppenwolf]
29 | Bernhard Schlink | The Reader [Der Vorleser]
30 | Franz Kafka | In the Penal Colony [In der Strafkolonie]

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