cloudsinvenice: woman resting her head on her hand, thinking (Default)
[personal profile] cloudsinvenice
...but this is an incredibly weird list:

http://www.listchallenges.com/books-youll-never-brag-about-having-read/

I mean, there are the obvious blockbusters that people love to mock, like Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey and The Da Vinci Code, but otherwise a lot of the significance escapes me; they seem to be American popular political/psychological hits, plus the odd work of Nazi propaganda that a lot of history students will actually have read because they're studying the period.

Anyway, I've read 12/100, and I've got Peyton Place on the shelf waiting for me to get round to it...

Date: 2015-09-11 11:12 pm (UTC)
birke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] birke
Some of them I recognize as books you are assumed to have read for the sexy bits. Many I don't recognise. Some I'm surprised to see on the list. :shrug: It does indeed seem a bit idiosyncratic.

Date: 2015-09-11 11:22 pm (UTC)
birke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] birke
I don't think I recognized any of those. Speaking of, though, I do have Mutant Message Down Under on my shelf and do not brag about it.
Edited Date: 2015-09-11 11:23 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-09-12 01:13 am (UTC)
gairid: Little girl reaching for book (Books - Curiosity)
From: [personal profile] gairid
I've read twenty of those things! Jacqueline Susann -- considered risque back in my high school years.Jonathan Livingston Seagull was what every teen girl read in 1971 or so; The Satanic Bibe is hilariously silly. Hammer of the Gods! I still have that book! The Rolling Stones & John Lennon tomes, The Amityville Horror (that house is right across Long Island Sound from my hometown---we all piled in the car one time to go see it.) DaVinci Code. OMG, Peyton Place! My mom had that hidden in her room, so of course I read it..I think I was 11 and it was already an old book by that time.

It's a weird list, though--so all over the place.

I see Mater's Sleeping Beauty made the list!

Edited Date: 2015-09-12 01:15 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-09-12 03:15 am (UTC)
tree: a pale woman holding a stack of books as tall as her torso, her arms and legs are uncovered as though she's naked ([else] an aroma finer)
From: [personal profile] tree
that is a very odd list. i've read three, all in my early teens oddly enough.

i haven't read 'battlefield earth' but i did see the terrible movie and oh god it is so hilarious. it's not supposed to be a comedy but it totally is.

Date: 2015-09-12 03:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lunabee34
Ha! I also have read 12 although probably not the same 12.

I am sad that Stanyan Street and Other Sorrows is on that list, though. I love that book.

Date: 2015-09-12 06:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mumsisdaughter
I have read Chariots of the Gods and thought it sensationalist and under-researched at the time. I remember feeling indignant that anyone would think humans incapable of building/making things in the past.

Also Jonathan Livingston Seagull because I was nurturing a gull with a broken wing at the time so of course it was called Fred Maynard Gull and I liked the photographs. I also have Neil Diamond's OST from the film.

Pride and Prejudice with Zombies, which I love because I laughed all the way through it.

I also have Mater's Sleeping Beauty trilogy but haven't read them.

Random weird list

Date: 2016-07-23 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi. I created this list. Are you really going to tell a first date that you've just finished Dr. Ruth's "Sex for Dummies?"

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