Books Everyone Should Read

Do Top 100 Books polls and charts agree on a set of classics?  I scraped the  results of over 15 notable book polls, readers surveys and top 100’s.  Both popular and high-brow. They included all Pulitzer Prize  winners, Desert Island Discs choices from recent years, Oprah’s Bookclub  list, and, of course, The Guardian’s Top 100 Books of All Time. A   simple frequency analysis on the gathered titles gives us a neat  ‘consensus cloud’ visualisation of the most mentioned books titles  across the polls. Do you agree with the consensus?

Books Everyone Should Read

Do Top 100 Books polls and charts agree on a set of classics?  I scraped the results of over 15 notable book polls, readers surveys and top 100’s. Both popular and high-brow. They included all Pulitzer Prize winners, Desert Island Discs choices from recent years, Oprah’s Bookclub list, and, of course, The Guardian’s Top 100 Books of All Time. A  simple frequency analysis on the gathered titles gives us a neat ‘consensus cloud’ visualisation of the most mentioned books titles across the polls. Do you agree with the consensus?

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    Do Top 100 Books polls and charts agree on a set of classics? I scraped the results of over 15 notable book polls,...
  3. hhhhhheatherrrrrrrrrrrrrr reblogged this from sunfoundation and added:
    100 books everyone should read? I could add a few.
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    Books Everyone Should Read Might Enjoy Reading This infographic shows the ‘consensus cloud’ of a frequency analysis of...
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    In relation to my previous blog post, a neat representation of 15 sets of opinions on the best books ever. I’ve read a...
  8. philadelity reblogged this from sunfoundation and added:
    Great, another list to judge myself by. More seriously, a great list to guide your reading.
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