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Reddit's Favorite Books

Reddit, a social sharing site that bills itself as "the front page of the internet," might be the last place you'd look for book suggestions. Then again, it might be the last place you'd look for random acts of pizza, daily learning, or help with "tip of my tongue" questions, but those are examples of vibrant niches (called subreddits) on the site. Some book-related subreddits include: r/books, r/bookclub, r/booksuggestions, and r/bookexchange. Check out the top 50 of reddit's favorite books, available here at CPL:

The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams

1984: a novel by George Orwell; with an afterword by Erich Fromm

Dune by Frank Herbert

Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade: a duty- dance with death by Kurt Vonnegut

Ender's game by Orson Scott Card

Brave new world by Aldous Huxley

The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger

Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: the Open Bible, New King James version

Snow crash by Neal Stephenson

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by J.K. Rowling; illustrations by Mary GrandPre

Stranger in a strange land by Robert A. Heinlein

"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!": adventures of a curious character by Richard P. Feynman as told to Ralph Leighton; edited by Edward Hutchings

To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee

The foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov; with an introduction by Michael Dirda

Neuromancer by William Gibson

There's treasure everywhere: a Calvin and Hobbes collection by Bill Watterson

Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies by Jared Diamond

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

Siddhartha ,translated by Hilda Rosner by Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962

The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins

Gödel, Escher, Bach: an eternal golden braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

Tao te ching: a book about the way and the power of the way by a new English version by Ursula K.Le Guin with the collaboration of J. P. Seaton

The giver by Lois Lowry

Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; translated with an introduction and notes by David McDuff

Animal farm by George Orwell; pictures by Ralph Steadman

A people's history of the United States: 1492-present by Howard Zinn

The fellowship of the ring: being the first part of The lord of the rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

A brief history of time: from the big bang to black holes by Stephen W. Hawking; introduction by Carl Sagan; illustrations by Ron Miller

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov; with an introduction by Martin Amis

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (père); translated and with an introduction and notes by Robin Buss

His dark materials by Philip Pullman

The stranger by Albert Camus; translated from the French by Matthew Ward; with an introduction by Peter Dunwoodie

The butter battle book by Dr. Seuss

The road by Cormac McCarthy

Lord of the flies by William Golding

The monster at the end of this book by written by Jon Stone; illustrated by Mike Smollin; featuring Jim Henson's Sesame Street muppets

Fear and loathing in Las Vegas: a savage journey to the heart of the American dream by Hunter S. Thompson; illustrated by Ralph Steadman

A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson

Do androids dream of electric sheep? by written by Philip K. Dick; art, Tony Parker; colors, Blond; letters, Richard Starkings

Cien años de soledad by Gabriel García Márquez

The art of war. Translated and with an introd. by Samuel B. Griffith. With a foreword by B. H. Liddell Hart by Sunzi, 6th cent. B.C

How to win friends & influence people by Dale Carnegie; editorial consultant, Dorothy Carnegie; editorial assistance, Arthur R. Pell

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole; with a foreword by Walker Percy; and a new introduction by Andrei Codrescu