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The Infinity of Lists
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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In the history of Western culture we find lists of saints, rosters of soldiers, catalogues of grotesque creatures or medicinal plants, and hordes of treasure. The poetics of lists can be found from Homer to Joyce, from the treasures of Gothic cathedrals to the fantastic landscapes of Bosch and cabinets of curiosities, until we get to Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst in the 20th century. This illustrated essay is accompanied by a literary anthology and a wide selection of works of art illustrating the texts presented.
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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The #ReesesBookClub selections 2/2.

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

ljuliel Little Fires Everywhere. , Eleanor Oliphant. 4d
Mdargusch A few. I tend to like the books she chooses. 4d
Lynnsoprano The Alice Network is excellent. Of course, how could I not pick that up?😂 4d
rwmg The Alice Network 4d
Gissy I only read Eleonor Oliphant is Completely fine but there are many books in my physical tbr in that list waiting to be read😳 4d
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MrBook
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New book list! All of the #ReesesBookClub selections, 1/2.

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

ljuliel The Cactus. 4d
Qpri From Scratch (a bit too high on romance/emotion for me) and Daisy Jones & The Six (pretty awesome! fictional version of Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain). 4d
Gissy I read One Day in December 4d
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Close-up 4/4 of my #FamilySaga list. Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

rwmg Sarum and Things Fall Apart. I've read the Bronte version of Wuthering Heights but not Hardy's. I've never liked him. 5d
RamsFan1963 The Sword of Shannara 5d
Lcsmcat @rwmg I don‘t think Hardy wrote a version of Wuthering Heights. I like his writing and have read a lot of his work. 5d
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mcctrish Ooo making a list of a list ❤️ 5d
Chab256 I've read TKAMB, Wuthering Heights, We Were the Mulvaneys, Z...The Thornbirds is on the TBR... 5d
needleminding Sing, Unburied, Sing & TKAMB 🖤 5d
ljuliel Thorn Birds, TKAM , We were the Mulvaneys. . (edited) 5d
EadieB I‘ve read: Things Fall Apart, The Thorn Birds, To Kill A Mockingbird, White Teeth, Wuthering Heights. 5d
Auntynanny Sarum, Things Fall Apart, and To Kill a Mockingbird 3d
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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Close-up 3/4 of my #FamilySaga list. Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

rwmg Joy Luck, LOTR, and My Family & Other Animals 5d
RamsFan1963 Lord of the Rings, of course 5d
Chab256 I didn't like the Nest, but Lonesome Dove is on the TBR 5d
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needleminding Kindred 🖤 I guess I need to get on family sagas. Haha 5d
Panic70 The Joy Luck Club. ❤️ 5d
ljuliel Lonesome Dove , Roots 5d
EadieB Joy Luck Club, Kristen Lavransdatter, Middlesex, The Namesake, 100 years of Solitude. 5d
Auntynanny The Joy Luck Club, Kindred, and 100 Years of Solitude 3d
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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Close-up 2/4 of my #FamilySaga list. Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

rwmg 5 from this part 5d
RamsFan1963 Dune and A Game of Thrones 5d
Chab256 Loved Gone With the Wind and East of Eden 5d
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rubyslippersreads ❤️ GWTW and The Forsyte Saga. 5d
ljuliel House of the Sprits, The Good Earth , Gone With the Wind , Family Matters, Fair and Tender Ladies, Empire Falls, East of Eden. (edited) 5d
EadieB East of Eden, Empire Falls, Fall of Giants, The Godfather, TheGoldfinch, Gone With The Wind, The Good Earth, The House of Spirits, 5d
Gissy House of Spirits 4d
Auntynanny East of Eden, Fall of Giants, Game of Thrones, The Godfather, Homegoing, and I, Claudius 3d
Auntynanny Also Gone With the Wind 3d
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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New book list 😊! This has books that focus on the multi-generational story of a family or connected families. As always, it‘s only introductory, the three asterisks signify it‘s part of a series, and the list is focused on what‘s available to patrons from my library‘s shelves.

Close-up 1/4 of my #FamilySaga list. Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

rwmg Brideshead, Jalna, and Commonwealth 5d
RamsFan1963 The Bastard. Not my usual reading material, belongs to my mother, I read it one summer when i was in a reading slump. 5d
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ the Jalna series. 5d
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ljuliel The Bastard , plus the other 7 books in that series. Back about 38 years ago if my math is correct. I remember which house we lived in. 5d
EadieB An American Marriage, And The Mountains Echoed, The Corrections. 5d
Auntynanny Just The Covenant for this one 3d
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The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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A short introductory list to help you get some ideas for the January prompt. 👍🏻

Close-up 6/6. Have you read any of these?

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists
#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle

quirkyreader I have read some of the books on this list. 1mo
Scochrane26 I think I‘m going to read Varina because I already own it. 1mo
Tove_Reads Stoner is one of my all time faves! 1mo
DGRachel Stoner and Vicious are amazing. I‘ve read a couple others, too, but those are my faves from this list. 1mo
RamsFan1963 Timeline, Tripwire and Watchmen. I own a copy of We on my TBR shelves 1mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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A short introductory list to help you get some ideas for the January prompt. 👍🏻

Close-up 5/6. Have you read any of these?

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists
#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle

quirkyreader Possession was a good story. 1mo
ljuliel Possession, Rebecca 1mo
Shemac77 Shantaram was fantastic! 1mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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A short introductory list to help you get some ideas for the January prompt. 👍🏻

Close-up 4/6. Have you read any of these?

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists
#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle

RamsFan1963 Only Necromancer 1mo
Rissreads My January book isn't on this list! 1mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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A short introductory list to help you get some ideas for the January prompt. 👍🏻

Close-up 3/6. Have you read any of these?

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists
#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle

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The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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A short introductory list to help you get some ideas for the January prompt. 👍🏻

Close-up 2/6. Have you read any of these?

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists
#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle

RamsFan1963 Dune, and I have a TBR copy of Cryptonomicon. 1mo
DebReads4fun I read Gilead and lived it! 1mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m among the minority who ❤️ 1mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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A short introductory list to help you get some ideas for the January prompt. 👍🏻

Close-up 1/6. Have you read any of these?

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists
#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle

Amiable “Americanah” was one of my favorites of the past decade. 1mo
Gissy I will go with a short trashy book😂 1mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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Close-up 4/4 of my real life adapted into fictional biography list.

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists #FictionalBiographies

ljuliel Roots 2mo
rwmg Wolf Hall 2mo
Andrew65 Roots and Wolf Hall. 2mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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Close-up 3/4 of my real life adapted into fictional biography list.

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists #FictionalBiographies

EadieB I've read Loving Frank, The Paris Wife and Room. I own Mason & Dixon, The Master and Nefertiti. 2mo
rwmg The October Horse 2mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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Close-up 2/4 of my real life adapted into fictional biography list.

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists #FictionalBiographies

EadieB I've read: Drood, Girl with the Pearl Earring, Invention of Wings, Lilac Girls. 2mo
ljuliel Homer & Langley. and Invention of Wings. 2mo
rwmg Girl With a Pearl Earring,
I, Claudius,
Lily of the Nile
2mo
Andrew65 Genghis Khan Books, Hannibal books and Girl with a Pearl Earring. Strongly recommend Ben Kane books. 2mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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New book list 😊! Real people adapted into fictional biographies 😁. There are quite a lot out there!

Close-up 1/4.

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists #FictionalBiographies

EadieB I've read: The Air You Breathe, American Wife, Circling the Sun, Doc. 2mo
ljuliel Circling the Sun and Doc. 2mo
rwmg Burr 2mo
Andrew65 Circling the Sun. 2mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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A short introductory list to help you get some ideas for the January prompt. 👍🏻

Close-up 6/6. Have you read any of these?

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists
#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle

rwmg Timeline and Twilight 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I read Timeline about 15 years ago, it was good! 2mo
AmyG Stoner was excellent. And yes, Timeline was very good. (edited) 2mo
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Texreader Texas! Of course! And Utopia. 2mo
Kdgordon88 I've read 5 with Stoner and Tinkers being the best. 2mo
Scochrane26 There‘s several on these lists that I‘ve read & several are on my tbr. I prob won‘t decide until January. 2mo
RamsFan1963 Timeline, Tripwire and Watchmen 2mo
Andrew65 Tripwire, Texas. 2mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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A short introductory list to help you get some ideas for the January prompt. 👍🏻

Close-up 5/6. Have you read any of these?

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists
#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle

rwmg 4 from this section 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ve only read Room and Speak, both good! 2mo
Texreader Rebecca 2mo
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StaceGhost Shogun was sooo good in that I sometimes contemplate certain scenes years later with a morbid fascination 2mo
umbrellagirl Rebecca 2mo
Andrew65 Quentins, Rebecca. 2mo
ljuliel I‘ve read Rebecca ( fantastic ). and. Possession , a struggle, but good. 1mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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A short introductory list to help you get some ideas for the January prompt. 👍🏻

Close-up 4/6. Have you read any of these?

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists
#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle

Curiouser_and_curiouser Ive read Matilda, Misery and Outlander. I've just bought Middlemarch so it's on my TBR, as is Orlando. 2mo
rwmg Middlemarch 2mo
rwmg Outlander and Middlesex are on my virtual TBR shelf 2mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ve read Kindred, Matilda and Middlesex. Middlesex was outstanding. 2mo
Texreader Kindred, Matterhorn, Misery, and Outlander 2mo
StaceGhost Middlemarch changed my life 2mo
umbrellagirl Matilda, Middlemarch, Middlesex, Outlander, Orlando 2mo
Andrew65 Matilda and Outlander, a bit of a difference between these books. 😂 (edited) 2mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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A short introductory list to help you get some ideas for the January prompt. 👍🏻

Close-up 3/6. Have you read any of these?

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists
#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle

Curiouser_and_curiouser 1Q84, almost, must finish last quarter. 2mo
rwmg Hamlet, Inferno and Ivanhoe 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Homegoing, amazing, and loved IT 2mo
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Texreader It. 2mo
StaceGhost Loved Homegoing and Horrorstör equally but in vastly different ways 2mo
Andrew65 Only Homegoing from this list. 2mo
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MrBook
The Infinity of Lists | Umberto Eco
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A short introductory list to help you get some ideas for the January prompt. 👍🏻

Close-up 2/6. Have you read any of these?

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists
#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle

rwmg 5 from this section 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Dracula and Emma 😀 2mo
Texreader Dracula and Emma 2mo
StaceGhost DUNE ♥️🥰😎 2mo
Andrew65 Dracula. 2mo
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MrBook
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New list 😁! One-word titles. A short introductory list to help you get some ideas for the January prompt. 👍🏻

Close-up 1/6. Have you read any of these?

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists
#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle

rwmg Beowulf and Candide 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Candide....last millennium..lol...like way back in the 80s 2mo
Texreader Anthem, Beowulf, and Candide — all back in the 80s 2mo
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StaceGhost Americanah is one of the best books I‘ve ever read 2mo
umbrellagirl Atonement, Beloved, Beowulf 2mo
NovelGirl82 I‘m so excited for this fun challenge this year! Beowulf and Beloved are two of my favorite books. I read them both in high school English and fell in love with them. 2mo
Andrew65 None of these 🤔 2mo
ljuliel I e read Atonement , but can‘t remember a blooming thing about it. 1mo
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MrBook
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Close-up 5/5 of my #Memoir list! 😊

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

BkClubCare I have read 5 of these and all quite good 2mo
ljuliel Tuesday‘s With Morrie , When You Are Engulfed in Flames. 2mo
Crazeedi Read 2, 1 on my shelf 2mo
rwmg Year of Living Biblically 2mo
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Close-up 4/5 of my #Memoir list! 😊

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

ljuliel Shot in the Heart was absolutely terrific. 6 stars. 2mo
DGRachel I‘m not a fan of memoirs as a general rule, but I did enjoy Persepolis. 2mo
rwmg Out of Africa, Persepolis. I started Running with Scissors but gave up after the first chapter 2mo
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MrBook
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Close-up 3/5 of my #Memoir list! 😊

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

BkClubCare So many good ones! 2mo
ljuliel Liar‘s Club, one of my all time favorites. 2mo
Crazeedi 1 2mo
Viji Loved Lab girl 2mo
rwmg Night 2mo
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Close-up 2/5 of my #Memoir list! 😊

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

BkClubCare 9 of this list. Didn‘t realize I‘ve read so many 2mo
ljuliel A Girl Named Zippy ( I‘ve worn this out listening to it ), Glass Castle , Heartbreaking Work....yada yada (. Didn‘t like this at all. Yuk) , and Hillbilly Elegy. Thanks for the list @MrBook. You‘re a pal. (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi Read 3! 2mo
rwmg Educated and I Am Malala 2mo
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MrBook
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I‘ve made another book list 😊. Yes, I know there are a ton of books not on here, lol—it‘s only introductory ☺️. I also make these for my library patrons, so 95% of these need to be available for them 😁. So, here‘s close-up 1/5 of my #Memoir list! (Here ya go, @ljuliel ! 🤗)

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

ljuliel Oh boy ! Thanks ! I‘ll take a look-see 😁 2mo
BkClubCare 7 on this list. Wow 2mo
ljuliel Angela‘s Ashes , Borne a Crime and Anne Frank off this list. (edited) 2mo
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Crazeedi Read 2! 2mo
DGRachel Born a Crime was phenomenal on audiobook. It‘s the audiobook I recommend to everyone regardless of genre preferences. 2mo
rwmg A Child Called "It" 2mo
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MrBook
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Close-up 4/4 of my #Victorian Literature book list!
😊

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

Auntynanny The Scarlet Letter, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 2mo
LittleBug The Scarlet Letter, A Study in Scarlet, Treasure Island, Twenty thousand Leagues, Uncle Tom‘s Cabin. Most of them so long ago that I barely remember them though🙈 2mo
Christy2318 The Scarlet Letter (UGH), Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Soulless ❤️, Vanity Fair ❤️, Wuthering Heights 2mo
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ljuliel Shadow Country , Tenant of Wildfell Hall , Treasure Island , Woman in White. ***. @MrBook .... just curious how does Shadow Country fit in with this category ? It doesn‘t remind me of the rest . It doesn‘t seem like it‘d fit in a Victorian book list. (edited) 2mo
Scochrane26 @Christy2318 That is also my feeling about Scarlet Letter 😂 I‘ve also read Wuthering heights, Walden, Uncle Tom‘s Cabin, a Study in Scarlet, Strange Case of the Alchemist‘s Daughter, Jekyll & Hyde. If Alchemist‘s Daughter is on here, then the Lady Sherlock series & other spin-offs of Holmes should be listed. 2mo
MrBook @ljuliel It takes place over the course of late 1800s and first decade of the 1900s, and the Victorian Era runs 1837-1902. I saw it on a list and thought the same, lol, but it qualifies as much of it is based on true historical events that occurred in the late era. 2mo
MrBook @Scochrane26 I only have so much room on my introductory list 😆🙌🏻, and AD would be a good jumping off point for the others. 2mo
ljuliel Thanks @MrBook ... I was just trying to figure out how a bunch of folks who lived back in the Everglades in the swamps would have been called a Victorian book. I guess I had a different picture of what that‘d mean. I pictured the big old houses , ladies in long pretty dresses , etc. 😊 2mo
Scochrane26 @MrBook True. The Sherlock, Dracula, & Frankenstein spin-offs & retellings could be a whole list. 2mo
MrBook @ljuliel 😆👏🏻🙌🏻 I hear ya! One tends to think of the British Isles, and maybe France and some other parts of Europe. I included some of the bigger and more well-known American counterparts to expand the picture a bit. 😊 2mo
MrBook @Scochrane26 Now you gave me another idea! 😆🙌🏻🍻 2mo
TheSpineView 6 on this list. I wish I could say more than that. 2mo
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Close-up 3/4 of my #Victorian Literature book list!
😊

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

Auntynanny Les Miserables, Little Women and Oliver Twist 2mo
LittleBug Only Oliver Twist! Did start Little Women once upon a time...🧐 2mo
ljuliel Little Women ( 👎🏼), Oliver Twist , Moonstone , Observations , Quincunx , Possession. (edited) 2mo
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Scochrane26 On this list, only Little Women & Picture of Dorian Gray. Read it a few yrs ago, & it may be my fave classic besides Jane Austen. 2mo
TheSpineView Dickson and Whitman of course and Oliver Twist. 2mo
wordslinger42 North and South is on my list for this winter! The adaptation that the BBC did is my eternal favorite 💜 2mo
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Close-up 2/4 of my #Victorian Literature book list!
😊

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

Auntynanny Dangerous Fortune, Dracula, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Hound of the Baskervilles and Jane Eyre 2mo
LittleBug The French Lieutenant‘s..., The Hound of the Baskervilles, Journey to the Center of the World. 2mo
ljuliel David Copperfield , Gillespie and I ( 🌟) , Journey to the Center of the Earth , Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (edited) 2mo
Scochrane26 Dracula, Far from the Madding Crowd, Heart of Darkness, Jane Eyre 2mo
TheSpineView Dracula and David Copperfield. I have been meaning to read Jonathon Strange 2mo
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My next book list is done 😁! This one is #Victorian Literature. Close-up 1/4.

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

Auntynanny Agnes Grey, Alias Grace, Anna Karenina, Count of Monte Cristo and Crime and Punishment 2mo
LittleBug Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 2mo
ljuliel Huck Finn, Alias Grace , Alice in Wonderland , Count of Monte Cristo (edited) 2mo
Scochrane26 Alias Grace, Huck Finn, Anna K, Poe 2mo
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Close-up 3/3 of my #UrbanFantasy List. What do you think?

Have you read any of these authors‘ works?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

ozma.of.oz Seanan McGuire and Daniel José Older are both amazing! 4mo
Hooked_on_books Bravo! Lots of women on the list! I like it. 4mo
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Close-up 2/3 of my #UrbanFantasy List. What do you think?

Have you read any of these authors‘ works?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

ozma.of.oz Love Max Gladstone! And Neil Gaiman! 4mo
Jesstifies Gaiman, Hamilton and Harris 4mo
rwmg I've read American Gods and Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and too many by Charlaine Harris to list 4mo
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Possibly the most debated subgenre list, lol. An hour-long conversation at the library today 😆. Opinions are all over the map online between authors, critics, publishers, and bloggers—for example, some think Harry Potter definitely qualifies and some think absolutely not 😳🙈. #ContemporaryFantasy, #ParanormalRomance, and other sub-genres, help muddle things 😆. Well, here‘s #UrbanFantasy, for what it‘s worth.

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

ozma.of.oz YEESSS! Ben Aaronovitch! 4mo
rwmg Ben Aaronovitch 4mo
CoffeeK8 Great list! 4mo
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Part 4/4 of my #Hardboiled #Mystery Authors List. 😊

Have you read any of their books?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

Leftcoastzen Stout,Willeford ,and Woolrich. 4mo
Hooked_on_books Do you know what your list is missing? Women. There are only 4 women listed here. Surely we can come up with more hard-boiled women authors than this. Patricia Cornwell, Sara Paretsky, Gillian Flynn, Attica Locke, etc (edited) 4mo
MrBook @Hooked_on_books You‘re right 👍🏻. I‘ve noticed trends over time as I‘ve compiled my dozens and dozens of lists. This list has few women. The psychological suspense one has few men. The cozy mysteries have hardly any men at all. Sci fi is mostly men. Romance is nearly all women. Espionage/spy lit is mostly men. “Chick Lit” is mostly all women. I don‘t have an answer for it, why do you think these trends exist? (edited) 4mo
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Hooked_on_books I think much of it is what women have been permitted to do historically being slow to expand outward. I have a history in medicine, wherein it is typical to see many more women in nursing, pediatrics, etc, and many fewer in surgical specialties, especially neurosurgery and orthopedics. I don‘t think it‘s that women don‘t want to participate in these fields or write these kinds of books but that women “don‘t” do those things. ⬇️ (edited) 4mo
Hooked_on_books Which has made it much harder for women to break into these areas. The key is to give women opportunities, support, and indeed, mentions on this kind of list, to make it more normalized. This goes for people of color as well, of course. After all, if your patrons don‘t see books by women and POCs represented on lists, they won‘t read them. And then things never improve. 4mo
Hooked_on_books And there are great authors out there in every genre who are women, POCs, or both. 4mo
MrBook @Hooked_on_books That makes sense to me. It‘s a good conversation to have. The unfair stereotypes hinder a great deal of artistic and broader-cultural flourishing. It‘s not right for authors to use pseudonyms on those grounds 😕. 4mo
Hooked_on_books A good conversation, indeed. After all, when you‘re not the subject of something, it can be much harder to see it. Thus I can share my experiences with sexism with you to make them more visible, since I‘m female. Pseudonyms are a tough one. Historically women used them to get read at all, and I think they linger especially in those genres wherein women historically have less representation. But it‘s a tough call as to whether they hinder. 4mo
Hooked_on_books This is a really interesting take on this issue in literature specifically: https://www.bustle.com/p/a-breakdown-of-by-the-book-columns-shows-that-male-auth... 4mo
MrBook @Hooked_on_books I always appreciate any Litten‘s constructive input 😁🤗. I think I should repeat that more often, lol, maybe folks are hesitant to add their thoughts. 4mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s too bad. I‘m never hesitant to share, though not always certain my input is appreciated! 😆 I‘m glad you‘re amenable to the conversation. I‘ve dealt with so much sexism that it‘s made me quite the ardent feminist. 4mo
MrBook @Hooked_on_books I‘m always glad to hear what others have to say. Littens aren‘t belligerent, thank goodness 👍🏻👍🏻. Readers are leaders, right? 😎🙌🏻😌 4mo
Hooked_on_books Totally! 4mo
rwmg And it is so important to actually count. I was under the impression that I read roughly equal amounts of male and female authors but the first year I counted it was about 3 male-authored books for every female-authored book. I made a particular effort the next year to give female authors priority and got the reverse figure, but unless I make a particular effort my reading is still only 30% female-authored. 4mo
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Part 3/4 of my #Hardboiled #Mystery Authors List. 😊

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AvidReaderandGeekGirl I‘ve read some James Patterson 4mo
Jesstifies Greg Rucka! He's done some awesome comics and graphic novels. They just made one, Stumptown, into a tv show too. Just aired last week I think. He's pretty rad and up here in the PNW as well. 4mo
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DivineDiana And three James Patterson books. 4mo
rwmg Ellis Peters is hardboiled? I would have said softboiled if not downright cosy (edited) 4mo
MrBook @rwmg , according to Otto Penzler, and I take that man‘s word as gold. 😆🙌🏻 4mo
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Part 2/4 of my #Hardboiled #Mystery Authors List. 😊

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faithx5 I read Dorothy Hughes‘ In a Lonely Place because I love the movie. The book was kind of nauseating, the main guy was so amoral (the movie changes a lot from the book). 4mo
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With my book lists, I‘ve shared mystery authors whose works fall under the mystery categories of: general thriller-suspends, espionage/spy lit, psychological suspense, and cozy. Now for #hardboiled! 😁

Part 1/4 of my #Hardboiled #Mystery Authors List. 😊

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Close-up 7/7 of #PsychologicalSuspense.

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vivastory I like CJ Tudor, although I was a bit disappointed with her most recent book 4mo
Stacypatrice Your lists of psychological suspense authors is freaking awesome!!! Thank you for introducing so many new names for me to explore 🤗 4mo
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Close-up 6/7 of #PsychologicalSuspense.

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vivastory ♥ Riley Sager & Karin Slaughter 4mo
rwmg I love Ruth Rendell, particularly when she's writing as Barbara Vine. 4mo
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Close-up 5/7 of #PsychologicalSuspense.

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KarenUK I love McEwan so much, but not sure he fits this list entirely. His novels are so diverse.... 4mo
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Close-up 4/7 of #PsychologicalSuspense.

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KarenUK Clair Macintosh‘s ‘I let you Go‘ is such a great thriller... 💕 4mo
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Close-up 3/7 of #PsychologicalSuspense.

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vivastory Patricia Highsmith & King 4mo
KarenUK Hart‘s ‘Damage‘ is awesome... (edited) 4mo
rwmg I've read Natsuo Kirino's “The Goddess Chronicle“, which I wouldn't have described as psychological suspense. I've put her “Out“ on my wishlist. 4mo
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Close-up 2/7 of #PsychologicalSuspense.

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vivastory Flynn & French! 4mo
KarenUK Du Maurier and Gillian Flynn are awesome 4mo
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Close-up 1/7 of #PsychologicalSuspense.

We‘ve been getting #ReaderAdvisory questions at the Reference Desk about specific types of mystery novels. With all my author lists, I‘ve only done #cozymystery, #spylit/#espionage (considered mystery by many), and a large all-encompassing general #thriller/#suspense list. So, time to get into more specifics! There is sub-genre overlap.

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vivastory Love Megan Abbott and James Cain 4mo
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This is 6/6 of my #Supernatural list. 😊

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Crazeedi 2 (edited) 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 5 of these 5mo
rwmg Dr Jekyll and Twilight. I'm planning to re-read The Woman in White this month, but I don't remember anything supernatural in it. 5mo
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This is 5/6 of my #Supernatural list. 😊

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ravenlee The Homer, Milton, Leroux, Wilde, and Stevenson. 5mo
Crazeedi 1 5mo
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This is 4/6 of my #Supernatural list. 😊

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ravenlee The Shakespeare and Kafka. 5mo
Crazeedi 3 5mo
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This is 3/6 of my #Supernatural list. 😊

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ravenlee Frankenstein, Golden Compass, Good Omens, and Harry Potter. 5mo
Crazeedi 0 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 5, but technically one was also on the last list...so 4 (edited) 5mo
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Butterfinger I don't think Ghost from Jason Reynolds is supernatural. It is just the nickname of the main character of a track team. 5mo
MrBook Thank you, @Butterfinger 🤗! I saw it on a list and added it without having read it myself. Corrected. 5mo
Butterfinger If I didn't read middle grades, I would think it was the book that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze's movie was based on. 😊 5mo
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This is 2/6 of my #Supernatural list. (Yeah, I forgot Thomas Mann‘s name, lol.)

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#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksLists

ravenlee The Harris and Harrison, Dracula, Divine Comedy, and both Fausts (is Doctor the Marlowe?). 5mo
Crazeedi 1 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 7 of these! 5mo
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