Thank you all for your patience. I knew this would be time consuming, but didn't fully appreciate how much so until I dived into it. I started compiling and then quit and picked it back up today and powered through (mostly while listening to conference). I am not making any promises that I will finish typing this today though, I have a feeling that will also be time consuming, but we'll see. So a few people made a couple of different categories and I thought that was a good idea, so I ran with it. I have broken up the book list like this: First just regular adult novels (hm, that sounds bad, but you know what I mean). Second, there will be a group of juvenile literature. Third, is religious books and finally some non fiction. Dad broke his list up into "books that impacted his life" and "just good reads" I decided to file them all under the four former categories thinking that we could probably all file our lists into 2 similar columns too, so I wasn't going to mess with it. If you want to know which is which, ask him (or me). Speaking of me filing books into categories, I had to take the liberty of doing so with some books and I hope that I don't mess anything up. But I wouldn't think too hard about it, it's all in the same book list anyway. IF there is a gross misfile on my part, please point it out and I will wright it.
We all expressed concern about people recommending the same book and how we can tell who recommends what, so I have made the following decision: I am typing the entire list in black and putting a different colored "*" next to it to signify who recommends it. I tried to mix the list up a little, but didn't do a fantastic job due to a few flubs on my part, but I'm not going back, so like it how it is.
Two more things:
1. I realized when making my list that I have a weird advantage you could call it, by getting lists of everyone elses and being able to beef up my list. I thought this unfair, so I made my list set in stone by the time I saw anyone elses. I had some temptation to add a few after reading all the lists, but I didn't (with one exception which had to do with the fact that we added a Juvenile section).
2. If someone wrote "anything by" and listed an author, I made that it's own thing, but also if someone else recommended a book by that author, I included the other persons colored Astrix.
We have had a new contributor and I shall grant her yellow. Hope it isn't too hard to see. In the interest of changing the least amount of numbers, I had to grant Fahrenheit 451 Juvenile status which is not a stretch, I remember reading it middle-schoolish. The rest while it isn't dispersed through the list (except when you named a book already there), they are at least in their proper category. Glad to have your submissions, B!
Here is the color key:
*Brownyn (It's B)