reddits truelit annual top 100

lit looks down on reddit and reddit looks down on lit but their top 100 are almost identical how come?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >all those Black person books higher than the Iliad
    TOP KEK

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The bottom 50 books in these list are always more interesting because the top half is usually set in stone for literary books no matter the website

    Their list looks more interesting

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      To add on, you can tell this is where a lot of IQfy refugees migrated to

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Beloved, Pride and Prejudice, Lispector, LeGuin
      It's shit

      Frick you troony

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What didn’t you like about those books or you’ve never read them?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I read them, and they don't deserve to be in a top 100 of the best books.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Sounds convincing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Tartt, Plath, Rushdie, Harper Lee
      Their list is weaker than ours.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Gita, Gilgamesh, Rabelais and Montaigne are worth every unique pick on the reddit list 10 times over.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Their list is nowhere as good as IQfy's this year.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Top 100 charts are so fricking moronic, nothing ever changes, it's always the same fricking books. Why make a new one every year?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      New people turn 16 and find out about literature

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This list is almost the same as ours, just replace the more right leaning books on ours with the left leaning shit on theirs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      there's nothing "left leaning" about that list, get your directionbrain checked

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Anything by a black person being on there means it's left wing. Plus the increased amount of female authors.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >ignoring The Bible, the most important book in the West
        >including way too many token Black folks and feminist choices
        >the Iliad cover is the Emily Wilson edition that just came out recently

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it's ridiculous to include scripture on a list like this. if it's the most important book like you say, it's also pointless
          since there's only one book per author it's difficult to determine if this list favors a particular translation or if the chart maker just picked the covers he liked (or at random). fwiw wilson's iliad is the first result i get when i search the iliad on google images. if it's intentional then i agree that it's foolish to use such a fresh translation

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Shut up and read the bible, moron.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >"Muh ancient Hebrew myths!"
          Embarrassing

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            you can not name a single great author, or even a second-rate reddit approved author, that can not have a straight line drawn from them to the bible in terms of influence. do yourself a favor and go back.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Because religious fanatics used printing presses to mass produce a collection of Hebrew myths. Aesop's Fables have more merit than anything in The Bible

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Bait used to be believable

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Take Genesis for example. Adam and Eve are punished for eating the fruit of The Knowledge of Good and Evil. But hang on, if they didn't have The Knowledge of Good and Evil when they chose to eat the fruit, so how could they have moral responsibility? How could a punishment be just when they didn't have mens rea? The first book of The Bible and it's already a mess, and it doesn't get any better thereafter!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            you can't come up with a single interpretation to explain this or are you honest to god moronic?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I see that you can't. The whole point is that the fruit is of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This categorically means that Adam and Eve were in a state of total infantile ignorance of morality, yet God punishes them for wickedness. It's unjust and immoral. This is very basic stuff, anon.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Try actually reading it. God told Adam not to eat from that specific tree and Adam disobeyed him.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Adam did not know that disobeying was Evil. Again, you can't get away from the fact that Adam and Eve were not even capable of mens rea at the time of the "crime". How much more clear can I be? They were INCAPABLE of making a moral decision since they did not yet have the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This is right in the text of the story and it totally undermines any kind of justice or integrity in the "God" figure.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't see anything particularly "left leaning" about that list; you're just obsessed with politics.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        gr8 b8 m8

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not enough Greeks
    Way too many women

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I like that they didn’t include non-literary non-fiction (philosophy, politics, biography, etc,). They keep it just about fiction and poetry (aka literature)

      I didn’t like

      Too many token Black folks and mid women

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Too many token Black folks and mid women

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >ariel
    really makes a chud seethe

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not a single user has read all 7 volumes but they insist on putting the entire series instead of Swann’s Way (which is all they read).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      me and many others have read all 7 volumes
      keep coping, pseud

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Mahfouz, Gaddis, The Melancholy of Resistance, The Third Policeman, Abe, Svevo, Bernhard, McCullers, Lonesome Dove…

    I’m thinking it’s based

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >woah these entry-level litfic books and writers is le based
      Underage

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        As opposed to the non entry tier list of IQfy that most of IQfy was complaining about anyway? Doesn’t really matter to me one way or another, one book I’ve mine made both lists combined

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Tell us your votes

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hmmm i wonder why this list is moronic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >le epic racism
      i spit on edgelords

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >black people are dumb
        Woah so edgy

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          unironically yes

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            only if you're a science denying chud

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can't even spit out your own name, Black person.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >gravity's rainbow
    larp subreddit

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is super gay.. to partake in and care about this. just read what you want

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Our top 100 list is better

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they have anna karenina but no war and peace?? or am i just blind and moronic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think they don’t have any author twice. Probably a rule of “one book per author” or something

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They did one book per author

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    truelit is infinitely more based than IQfy. at least they actually like reading and talking about literature

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Harsh but true. What this shithole needs is tougher mods. Lots of off topic garbage disguised as literary discussion (politics, science, movies, music, games, etc)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        what you mean?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I thought I was pretty clear. IQfy needs tougher moderation. What seems to be the problem?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            can you elaborate?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. A conservative estimate is that at least 50% of threads are utter garbage. Threads should at least stay up for a couple days, not get bumped by books for why women/liberals are bad threads, and the infinite blogposts and /qa/ tier I had a deep thought philosophy threads

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          ?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Hot

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Glow?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reddit complains there are very few women kek
    https://www.reddit.com/r/TrueLit/comments/197l37n/truelits_2023_top_100_favorite_books/

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    True lit is more elitarian than r/lit. IQfy had always better charts and recommendations because of its more elitarian nature. The basic boards for pop cultural interests on reddit eventually got swarmed with consumerist morons, so eventually all their conversations and rankings got swarmes with YA trash. 4 chan becme super stale the last 5 years. Like r/truefilm is now better than /tv and you get netter recommendations there. Ironically 4chad made some mlre obscure books and films wider known and then declared the same content to be reddit when eventually reddit started talking about the same books/films. So true lit is basically just mlre elitarian readers returning to reddit for discourse, since you find basically no real discussions on literature here anymore and even the memes are stale and uncreative. So the only discourse that remains here is about very niche controverse books.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No. Our chart is better. We don’t have shit like

      >Tartt, Plath, Rushdie, Harper Lee
      Their list is weaker than ours.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Truelit is where a lot of IQfy went once it fell off a cliff. It’s a partial IQfy colony

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yep, some personal IQfyners I know over there include Soup_Commie, thewickerstan,
        Harleen_Ysley_34, TheGreatZiegfeld, and pregnantchihuahua3.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I’ve tried to make the switch a few times but I’m just too used to the image board format. I would probably be fine if Reddit had a more sociable aspect where a quick back and forth is possible but I do like it encourages more focus and effort. I see it as a halfway point between IQfy and goodreads. All have their pros and cons: gr you can actually take time to give a thorough review and don’t have to worry about threads dying or being derailed, but it doesn’t have a great social aspect, Reddit is a halfway point, and IQfy is slop and basically twitter at this point but it has more interaction, for better or worse. I wish their was a place to go

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I’ve been banned like 5 times. I stopped caring about leddit. There’s no freedom of speech.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            On Truelit? How? What books were you commenting on and what did you say?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There is no chance that mexican, commie and stacy are IQfyners. They'd be perpetually seething over here.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Plenty of Mexicans on IQfy lol

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >who is cumgenius

            I said THAT Mexican. Read his posts.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I know who you're talking about, and he definitely posts here. Want me to say "hi" to him for you 🙂

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yes

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They definitely post here. Ask me how I know 😉

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >who is cumgenius

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            There used to be a decent amount of women on IQfy. I don’t think there are many now for obvious reasons

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            > for obvious reasons
            What?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Seriously?

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sanctuary is unironically better than the sound and the fury

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >gormenghast novels makes their first appearance on 2022 IQfy chart
    >like clockwork they makes it into next year reddit chart
    Kek! Never change r/truelit
    I look forward to see balzac, gilgamesh, and xenophon on your list next year alongside the token minorities
    Don't forget to come here and complain about how the board is shit too, that's always fresh

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      All their taste, except the obvious reddit/liberal choices, is stolen from us.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah the only outlier seems to be knausgard
        Probably jumped on the hype train early and ended up following along with the publication of the subsequent volumes. When you spend that much time reading a single author you are bound to include it among your favorites, even if he turns out to be mediocre in the end
        It may very well be a good series, but he strikes me as an absolute normie I wouldn't want to listen to recounting his life for six fricking books

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why does it feel all the wymen and black writers were forced in just to fill the quota

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Some more interesting additions, but also some very poor choices – the top of IQfy's is always the same and rather tiring, and this is pretty similar but with some embarrassing high-ranking entry-level and pleb shit (the IQfy charts have kinda moved away from that over the years); the same can be said of the higher presence of female and ‘diverse' authors: some picks, the more literary ones, are not bad at all, but others are just embarrassing.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Homer's Illiad and Virgil's Aeneid at the bottom, and not at the top
    >Dante at 56
    >barely any poetry
    >barely any of The Greeks
    >too Anglocentric
    >literally most of the novels are from the 20th century
    And I thought IQfy was bad.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Every IQfy top 100 has spiritual texts on it like the Bible or the Quran or the Eddas but Reddit ones never do. I think that may be a big difference that no one really talks about.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's the same people making these lists. Also, they're terrible lists. No book published since the 19th century should be on these lists.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because the western canon is the only thing that matters

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what a load of rubbish. These books are NEVER discussed here and most anons have NEVER read any of them. /nu/lit is ajoke

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's because this is the chart for a subreddit.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Percyposting

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Please keep in mind pregnantchihuahua3 only allowed us one book per author, so you may see a lot more variety in our list. It’s so funny, Soup_Commie is so indecisive he couldn’t even vote, but jasmineperil kept trying to get him too. Even thewickerstan was in on it, but he just couldn’t do it lol

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I dislike it intensely. I think the main reason holding our 100 back is probably the reddit influence in the voting too now.

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