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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    45
    Midway through Book 5 of pic related so should be 46 by the end of the weekend

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    8, currently reading 4 from there.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    39

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Post the alt list instead.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What alt list?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BERqUB0PQuIm_MpXny1znVHHo54qnC5MNxaGTrD60sA/edit?usp=sharing

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >The Cantos
          No one has read that.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's only 700 or so pages.
            If you're used to Pound's style it's not that much.
            Too bad I don't give a damn about early American history.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I've read it. Not sure I understood all of it, but I definitely read the whole damn thing

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You didn't understand shit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            25ish. But of the books that are truly important within the realm of literature that interests me, there are only ~15 on the list, of which I've read 9.

            Pound is pretty straightforward about what he's actually getting at, he just has somewhat indirect methods of getting there. I don't care much about his original work though and I've only read a few of the Cantos.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Which ones?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The ones I consider important?
            >Homer
            >Shakespeare
            >Dante
            >Bible
            >Milton
            >Proust
            >Kafka
            >Rabelais
            >Gita
            >Beckett
            >Montaigne
            >Spenser
            >Gilgamesh
            >Flaubert
            Tbf there are others that are obviously "important" but just aren't to my taste in one way or another (e.g. Joyce, Cervantes).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The ones you read.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Of those:
            >Homer
            >all of Shakespeare's major works minus Lear, the Tempest, and Richard III
            >La Commedia
            >the OT
            >PL/PR
            >Metamorphosis
            >Beckett's Trilogy and Godot
            >Faerie Queene
            >the Sumerian Gilgamesh poems
            So the only ones I still have to check off are the Shakespeares, Proust, Rabelais, Montaigne, the Gita, the Babylonian Gilgamesh and Bovary (I did read Sentimental Education and Bouvard and Pecuchet). Except for the Gita and Shakespeare none of these are particularly high on my list, relatively speaking.
            The other ones I've read:
            >DQ
            >W&P
            >The Stranger
            >Celine
            >Pale Fire
            >Werther
            >Portrait
            >Hesse x2
            >NLH
            >Calvino
            >Wuthering Heights
            >BNW
            In addition to other stuff by Borges, Nietzsche, McCarthy, Bolano, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Faulkner, Orwell - so I'm not evaluating or dismissing those authors out of hand.
            How about you?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            replied to wrong post, meant for

            The ones you read.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Sentimental Education and Bouvard and Pecuchet
            Thoughts on them?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Sentimental Education has a lot of detail, some of it rather hard to parse without contemporary context, which can make it drag at times. But it's superlatively great, the best 19th c. novel I've read.
            B&P is a little weird because the characters are quite burlesque and the method necessarily consists of a lot of technical details about sciences which are of course now long outdated (though if anything the fact that they're outdated is a huge boost to the book's actual effect and purpose). It's a lot less completely drawn than Education imo, most elements are not truly fleshed out, but it's a very fine caricature-sketch with tons of fun and unique little touches and incidents, and it's pretty effective at doing for the world of science and academics what Education did for politics, society and love. It's also genuinely touching in a way that you won't get from a lot of more overtly serious books. Definitely a bit of Quixote in this one.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >It's a lot less completely drawn than Education imo
            Should specify that this isn't actually just "imo", it was unfinished and in fact lacks much of the intended story, but what's there can already come across as repetitive so it's certainly enough to get the point across.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            So you deem them important without even reading them? That's fricking stupid.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Once you reach a high enough level of artistic sensibility it becomes easy to differentiate between important works and trash on sight, if you can’t do that it just means you’re not there yet.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You talk big for your absolute npc list.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You talk big for your absolute NPC list.

            The other reply wasn’t me.
            “Important” is pretty obviously a statement about influence and place in history, which can definitely be judged without reading the book itself. I’ve never read or seen LOTR but I know it’s very important to the fantasy genre. And anyway I already couched everything I was saying as being just my opinion/taste so idk what you’re bothered about.
            Not that I care about being le special but it’s only a generic list for the first half or so, the latter half of the (only 15) books I picked out were in the lower 50 of the main list. If you think rating Homer, Shakespeare and Dante is “NPC” then you’ve taken the contrarian train way, way off the deep end.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Most of this list just seems to be books that IQfy would like but have never actually read. I would bet money that less than 10 regular posters on here have read Faust, the Cantos, The Ring Cycle, Balzac, etc

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I would bet money that less than 10 regular posters on here have read Faust, the Cantos, The Ring Cycle, Balzac, etc
            Well, that would be easy money because each of these works got much less than 10 votes on average.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Faust ist literally mandatory Reading in German schools. Everyone hast ready it

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Only part 1 though, no? Few people read part 2

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why is Plato's Republic repeated?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Because it's just THAT good yeah

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not even close to the best of the dialogues, only online idiots obsessed with politics read it, and they always skip everything else.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The alternate top 100 did not allow you to vote for books that had been in the main top 100 for 5 of the last 5 years (or was it 3 of 5? Or 3 of 3? I disremember.)
            The Republic wasn’t one of the excluded books.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'm very surprised that some of these are not in the normal top 100. No Ivan Ilyich? The Road?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          56, boring list

          35, the true 2023 list

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    60 so far and I've got a couple more from this list in my 'to be read' pile.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My count

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    18

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    45

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    6, and I consider myself more intelligent than all of you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Which ones?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    29. Maybe 30; I can't remember if I've read The Waves.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1. guess which.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      e-girlta

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The Hobbit.

        Mein Kampf

        bzzt!

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Brave New World
          1984
          Frankenstein
          American Psycho
          Alice's Adventure in Wonderland
          The Lord of the Rings

          Has to be one of those, they're the only memes on the list.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            since when are Frankenstein and Alice's Adventure in Wonderland memes?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They're for children.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Frankenstein?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Careful or the big bad monster is gonna get you, child

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nta but I guess he found out

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Hobbit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Mein Kampf

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    61 of this

    dont think theres more than six more i would care to read

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why not?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >steppenwolf
    >siddhartha
    >the stranger
    >the metamorphosis
    >the old man & the sea

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    very little from that list. i also don't finish things

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That list is dogshit made by fart sniffing pseuds

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why is it dogshit?

      • 1 month ago
        sage

        >One of the top 3 books of all time is a compilation of ancient Hebrew lies
        >Dosto has 5 works despite being a cheap hack
        >A further 1/3 of the books are extremely overrated
        >Includes the incoherent ramblings of an egotistical serial killer
        >Does not include On the Origin of Species which is unquestionably one of the most important books of all time in advancing human understanding
        >Includes nonsense like One Hundred Years of Solitude and Wuthering Heights
        I could go on

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >>One of the top 3 books of all time is a compilation of ancient Hebrew lies
          Atheism is so 2013.
          has 5 works despite being a cheap hack
          If you're gonna call one of the greatest writers of western literature and a major influence on most great writer that came after him a "cheap hack" you should back that up with actual arguements.
          >>A further 1/3 of the books are extremely overrated
          You didn't even bother to mention which ones.
          the incoherent ramblings of an egotistical serial killer
          Yeah, that's a meme book.
          >>Does not include On the Origin of Species which is unquestionably one of the most important books of all time in advancing human understanding
          Lmao, but alright, that's personal opinion.
          nonsense like One Hundred Years of Solitude and Wuthering Heights
          Ok, another personal opinion.
          >I could go on
          Please do.

          • 1 month ago
            sage

            >If you're gonna call one of the greatest writers of western literature and a major influence on most great writer that came after him a "cheap hack" you should back that up with actual arguements.
            If you are alluding to Dostoevsky’s worst novels, then, indeed, I dislike intensely The Brothers Karamazov and the ghastly Crime and Punishment rigamarole. No, I do not object to soul-searching and self-revelation, but in those books the soul, and the sins, and the sentimentality, and the journalese, hardly warrant the tedious and muddled search. Dostoyevsky’s lack of taste, his monotonous dealings with persons suffering with pre-Freudian complexes, the way he has of wallowing in the tragic misadventures of human dignity – all this is difficult to admire. I do not like this trick his characters have of ”sinning their way to Jesus” or, as a Russian author, Ivan Bunin, put it more bluntly, ”spilling Jesus all over the place." Crime and Punishment’s plot did not seem as incredibly banal in 1866 when the book was written as it does now when noble prostitutes are apt to be received a little cynically by experienced readers. Dostoyevsky never really got over the influence which the European mystery novel and the sentimental novel made upon him. The sentimental influence implied that kind of conflict he liked—placing virtuous people in pathetic situations and then extracting from these situations the last ounce of pathos. Non-Russian readers do not realize two things: that not all Russians love Dostoevsky as much as Americans do, and that most of those Russians who do, venerate him as a mystic and not as an artist. He was a prophet, a claptrap journalist and a slapdash comedian. I admit that some of his scenes, some of his tremendous farcical rows are extraordinarily amusing. But his sensitive murderers and soulful prostitutes are not to be endured for one moment—by this reader anyway. Dostoyevsky seems to have been chosen by the destiny of Russian letters to become Russia’s greatest playwright, but he took the wrong turning and wrote novels.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          ur obviously a reddit expat fedora-man and you have not read On the Origin of Species despite claiming it as a quasi-religious book, but yes this list is IQfy cult meme-tier mostly informed by required highschool reading and it always has been so this criticism is nothing groundbreaking

          still interesting as a IQfy cultural experiment

          There should really be a separate list for philosophy/non-fiction. IQfy doesn't read philosophy, so the list wouldn't be as interesting.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Redditers would never name the israelite, whereas IQfy fart sniffers worship them. You have no idea what you're talking about.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    24RXV

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Grim, I'll make sure to vote in December.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not enough nonfiction. Lord of the Rings is way too high. Stuff like Faust and Wagner’s Ring Cycle has almost certainly not been read by 99% of this board so I’m not sure how they’re on there.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      > Faust and Wagner’s Ring Cycle has almost certainly not been read by 99% of this board
      Why do you think that?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because they barely even read entry-level normie books

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    93

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    35, in part. But I didn't even try to finish a lot of them. I read only 10 in their entirety. Including Gilgamesh since I read all there is. Also I would very much recommend it.
    Iliad - ok
    Odyssey - better
    Siddhartha - good
    Old Man and the Sea - not for me
    And some genre ones.

    There's about 21 on the list I still want to read, including a bunch from the 35 from above that I didn't read all of.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you are taking advice from a woman on productivity

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So what?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Oh I didn't actually read that chart. I was just making a joke because I haven't finished 25/35 books I started.

        So what?

        Don't you think it would be healthier for you to go back?

        >t. seething heretic

        Divine comedy is quite good.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've read:
    >Moby Dick
    >The Bible
    >Blood Meridian
    >More than half of Shakespeare's plays, so I guess I'll count the folio
    >e-girlta
    >The Iliad
    >Ulysses
    >Crime and Punishment
    >Faust
    >The Divine Comedy
    >Thus Spake Zarathustra (why is this on the list?)
    >Paradise Lost
    >Lord of the Rings
    >The Stranger
    >The Odyssey
    >In Search of Lost Time
    >The Republic
    >The Metamorphosis
    >The Trial
    >The Old Man and the Sea
    >Notes from Underground
    >The Hobbit
    >The Sorrows of Young Werther
    >Critique of Pure Reason
    >Catcher in the Rye
    >Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    >Alice in Wonderland
    >Confessions
    >Dubliners
    >The Faerie Queene
    >American Psycho
    >Mein Kampf
    >Frankenstein
    >The World as Will and Representation
    >Walden
    >Anabasis
    >Brave New World
    >Industrial Society and Its Future
    I think that's 38/100

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ok, to make up a fake insta post i have read all of these but i can't find the likeness because the anon just isn't that good at what he does

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Zero, I only read good books.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >out of all of these the only truly great ones are Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    huh, it ain't so bad being Russian after all

    by the way, you should all read Quiet Flows the Don, don't sleep on one of the greatest literary works of all time

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Easy on the vodka, Dmitry.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Quiet Flows the Don

      I read that about ten years ago because I was dating a qt Russian redhead and that was her favourite book, in hindsight the book was probably better than her pussy

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >four volumes
        Yeesh

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        How do I get a qt russian gf?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Tolstoy mogs almost every other artist so hard it’s absurd

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Moby Dick, Alice in wonderland, the hobbit, lord of the rings, e-girlta, frankenstein, the old man and the sea

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Like 4 I guess. But I wanted to ask should I read 1984? I've read animal farm.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      only if you remember it's a warning not an instruction manual

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        A warning to what?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          a warning to not read it like an instruction manual

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    26

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    41. There's a few on there that I doubt I'll read (Book of the New Sun) and others that I've read some of but aren't supposed to be read cover to cover (Montaigne).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why don’t you wanna read the book of the new sun?

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    29

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    in 2023:
    >Bible (re-read)
    >Divine Comedy (re-read)
    >Zarathustra (re-read)
    >Paradise Lost
    >The Republic
    >Critique of Pure Reason
    >Bhagavad Gita (re-read)
    >Storm of Steel
    >Mein Kampf (re-read)

    Best 2: Bible and Divine Comedy
    Worst 2: Paradise Lost and Critique of Pure Reason
    2024 wishlist:
    >Blood Meridian
    >Confessions
    >Anabasis
    >probably a few re-reads

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Best 2: Bible and Divine Comedy
      >Worst 2: Paradise Lost and Critique of Pure Reason
      lmao of course its a catholicuck

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >t. seething heretic

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          go worship the antichrist, you cuck

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Novus Ordo Antipope
            >Catholic
            stupid ass heretic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Cringe

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    9

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got into reading through the 2016 chart so I've ended up reading too many of these throughout the years.
    Listing them out so it's easier for me to count. Adding a star to what I loved.
    TOTAL COUNT: 51
    >Moby-Dick*
    >The Brothers Karamazov*
    >The Holy Bible*
    >Blood Meridian*
    >Stoner
    >First Folio(?) I've read a good portion of his plays.
    >e-girlta*
    >The Illiad
    >Ulysses*
    >Crime and Punishment*
    >Anna Karenina
    >Faust*
    >War and Peace
    >The Divine Comedy*
    >Thus Spoke Zarathustra*
    >Paradise Lost*
    >Lord of the Rings*
    >The Stranger
    >The Odyssey*
    >Infinite Jest*
    >Gravity's Rainbow*
    >Republic
    >2666*
    >The Elementary Particles*
    >The Metamorphosis*
    >The Trial*
    >The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea*
    >East of Eden*
    >Spring Snow*
    >Notes From Underground
    >Pale Fire*
    >The Sound and the Fury*
    >The Hobbit
    >The Idiot
    >Critique of Pure Reason—KANT MENTTIOIOOONNNED
    >The Catcher in the Rye
    >Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man*
    >The Picture of Dorian Gray
    >No Longer Human
    >Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    >1984
    >One Hundred Years of Solitude*
    >Storm of Steel*
    >Dubliners
    >Catch-22
    >American Psycho
    >As I Lay Dying*
    >Mein Kampf
    >Frankenstein
    >Brave New World*
    >Industrial Society and Its Future

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    2,01

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    38. Plus 13 started but abandoned

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Frankenstein might be the worst book I've ever read

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it was just weird. It's awkwardly written and there's all these weird things that happen like the monster spends a long time spying on a family to learn english. I don't know the whole thing was just an uncomfortable read. Maybe it's just dated or something. Not a good time

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I think you just aren't used to 19th century prose.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            maybe. I know I dont like old english stuff, but I like other older books. I love the classic Russian and old Greek books

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what a dogshit list

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What are your favorite books?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        On The Origin of Species

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        none that i'd share here. I AINT HURLIN MY PEARLS BEFORE YOU, HOG

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, I thought so.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've listened to the ring cycle many times, sometimes following along with a libretto. is that what the chart means or does someone literally just read it written down in a book?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It’s just the translated libretto. Wagnergay almost certainly voted for it 200 times to get it on this list

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can see the amount of votes each book has.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    91sh
    I have only read the major Shakespeare plays and only excerpts from montaigne's essays and selcted cantos from pound

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I really wanted to enjoy Moby Dick because of what I heard about it, but when I got started it was way too homo. Tried to read Berserk for the same reasons and ran into the same problem.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    30.5

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    At least three fiddy

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    5. (the ones I voted for)

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Moby-Dick
    >finished the Old Testament, haven't finished the New Testament
    >variety of the most famous Shakespeare plays, not his complete works
    >Faust Part I, not Part II
    >Lord of the Rings
    >The Stranger
    >The Odyssey
    >Euthyphro, Crito, Phaedo, Apology but not Republic
    >The Metamorphosis
    >The Trial
    >The Old Man and the Sea
    >East of Eden
    >Notes from Underground
    >The Hobbit
    >The Catcher in the Rye
    >The Picture of Dorian Gray
    >No Longer Human
    >Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    >1984
    >Mrs. Dalloway, but not To the Lighthouse or The Waves
    >The Epic of Gilgamesh
    >Les Miserables
    >Frankenstein
    >Brave New World

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've only read Moby Dick. One chapter every night before bed. But there was simply too much gay shit in it for me not to start jerking off, so I did. Took me half a chapter to get rock solid and then for the remainder of it for me to cum. Took some time, but the satisfaction was rather nice because of it. Made for a good goon sesh. 10/10, don't remember much, however. Something about sperm or some shit.

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    22
    My three favourite are the brothers karamazov, war and peace, and faust

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    8, 3 partially(2 I gave up on but plan on trying again, 1 I'm currently 3/4 through, will finish, and it's Thus Spoke Zarathustra if you're wondering)

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