Best Stand-Alone Books
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1 The Fault in Our Stars
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 987,276 ratings
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2 The Book Thief
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 614,277 ratings
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3 The Perks of Being a Wallfl...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 538,671 ratings
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4 Looking for Alaska
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 376,413 ratings
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5 Paper Towns
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 222,682 ratings
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6 Thirteen Reasons Why
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 282,316 ratings
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7 Before I Fall
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 127,132 ratings
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8 Pride and Prejudice
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,325,974 ratings
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9 The Outsiders
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 426,348 ratings
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10 After Forever Ends
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 879 ratings
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11 The Help
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 1,041,420 ratings
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12 Speak
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 234,224 ratings
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13 The Catcher in the Rye
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,473,435 ratings
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14 The Giver (The Giver Quarte...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 827,075 ratings
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15 Jane Eyre
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 865,296 ratings
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16 To Kill a Mockingbird
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 2,001,827 ratings
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17 The Great Gatsby
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,711,914 ratings
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18 Water for Elephants
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 866,068 ratings
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19 The Scorpio Races
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 44,496 ratings
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20 The Lovely Bones
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,143,954 ratings
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21 Galactic Energies
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 292 ratings
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22 I Am the Messenger
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 57,672 ratings
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23 Fahrenheit 451
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 747,313 ratings
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24 The Secret Life of Bees
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 720,919 ratings
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24 The Time Traveler's Wife
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 883,236 ratings
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26 The Sea of Tranquility
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 34,210 ratings
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27 The Truth About Forever
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 129,319 ratings
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28 Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 61,119 ratings
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29 Life of Pi
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 751,120 ratings
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30 Beastly
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 108,700 ratings
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31 Along for the Ride
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 111,294 ratings
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32 Just Listen
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 141,987 ratings
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33 Me Before You
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 119,240 ratings
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34 Will Grayson, Will Grayson
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 120,412 ratings
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35 Holes
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 453,640 ratings
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36 My Name Is Rapunzel
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3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 966 ratings
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37 Lord of the Flies
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,195,909 ratings
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37 Fight Club
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 254,727 ratings
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39 The Sea of Tranquility
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 34,210 ratings
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40 Never Let Me Go
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 200,260 ratings
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41 I've Got Your Number
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 87,667 ratings
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42 Going Bovine
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 19,002 ratings
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43 Watership Down
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 209,198 ratings
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44 Emma
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 329,815 ratings
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45 Between Shades of Gray
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 43,135 ratings
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46 The Perks of Being a Wallfl...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 538,671 ratings
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47 A Walk to Remember
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 351,790 ratings
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48 Can You Keep a Secret?
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 182,830 ratings
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49 Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 33,848 ratings
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50 The Night Circus
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 252,043 ratings
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51 The Bell Jar
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 289,955 ratings
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52 The Picture of Dorian Gray
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 387,607 ratings
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53 Slaughterhouse-Five
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 608,673 ratings
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54 The Kite Runner
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,213,448 ratings
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55 It's Kind of a Funny Story
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 77,365 ratings
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56 Lock and Key
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 91,319 ratings
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57 I Am Her... (I am HER..., #1)
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 532 ratings
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58 Neverwhere
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 172,333 ratings
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59 This Lullaby
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 109,536 ratings
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60 Second Chance Summer
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 15,216 ratings
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60 The Thief Lord
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 47,776 ratings
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62 Eleanor & Park
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 149,235 ratings
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63 A Painted House
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 48,217 ratings
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64 The Silver Linings Playbook
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 75,254 ratings
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65 Pay It Forward
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 11,188 ratings
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66 The Count of Monte Cristo
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 429,275 ratings
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67 Saving June
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 10,315 ratings
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68 Crank (Crank, #1)
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 66,111 ratings
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69 A Kiss in Time
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 13,669 ratings
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70 Someone Like You
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 61,940 ratings
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71 A Thousand Splendid Suns
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 536,251 ratings
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72 The Zombie Room
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 5,783 ratings
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73 The Elephant Tree
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 5,109 ratings
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74 On the Island (On the Islan...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 47,533 ratings
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75 American Gods
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 282,585 ratings
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76 Sunshine
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 22,660 ratings
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76 Anna and the French Kiss (A...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 112,122 ratings
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78 Dreamland
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 45,752 ratings
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79 The Art of Racing in the Rain
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 231,058 ratings
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80 Frankenstein
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 605,295 ratings
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81 Blood and Chocolate
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 28,278 ratings
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82 In the Stillness
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 3,135 ratings
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83 Fangirl
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 87,964 ratings
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84 Good Omens: The Nice and Ac...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 197,645 ratings
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85 She's Come Undone
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 195,320 ratings
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86 The House of the Scorpion (...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 41,812 ratings
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87 The Supernaturalist
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 17,310 ratings
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88 Gone Girl
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 592,045 ratings
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89 Graffiti Moon
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 10,663 ratings
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90 Do Androids Dream of Electr...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 142,690 ratings
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91 The War of the Worlds
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 110,057 ratings
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92 The Five People You Meet in...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 338,054 ratings
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93 Making Faces
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 15,490 ratings
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94 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 99,740 ratings
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95 Ten Things We Did
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 12,183 ratings
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96 For One More Day
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 79,495 ratings
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97 Lola and the Boy Next Door ...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 56,471 ratings
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98 The Light Between Oceans
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 109,139 ratings
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99 The Girl Who Could Fly
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 7,278 ratings
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99 Tricks
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 18,511 ratings
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message 1: by Corri (new)

Corri I can't pick.


message 2: by Raeleen (new)

Raeleen Lemay Some of the books on this list are the first in a series! :O


message 3: by Gwen (new)

Gwen Raeleen wrote: "Some of the books on this list are the first in a series! :O"

I know :/ but I don't think they were when they were added.


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura Raeleen wrote: "Some of the books on this list are the first in a series! :O"

Some of the are technically in a series, but they really tell their own story and that's that. Like The Giver; there are other books in the series, but they really have nothing to do with each other. And with The Host, Meyer has been talking about sequels almost since the first came out but so far not even a sneak peak. I'm just gonna leave those types on for now.

I checked for duplicates and 3 were found and removed.

Removed Unwind, Princess Academy, and Hatchet.


message 5: by Gwen (new)

Gwen Laura wrote: "Raeleen wrote: "Some of the books on this list are the first in a series! :O"

Some of the are technically in a series, but they really tell their own story and that's that. Like The Giver; there a..."


Yes! Thank you! I noticed that when they were added but I couldn't remove them. So thank you!


♥ Marlene♥ But if you allow one book your list will be like the other list where it says stand alones but half of the books are from a series. Looking at this list this is a great one. The Host it should not even have a part one net to it cause it has been published for years and there is not a book 2. Only one I wonder (first 100 books) besides The Giver is To say Nothing of the dog. A second book?


message 7: by Gwen (new)

Gwen Unfortunately I can't delete books from the list : /


message 8: by Nitzan (new)

Nitzan Schwarz ♥ Marlene♥ wrote: "But if you allow one book your list will be like the other list where it says stand alones but half of the books are from a series. Looking at this list this is a great one. The Host it should not ..."
All the series here (but the Host, which Meyer promises will be part of a trilogy but at this point who the hell knows if it'll ever happen) are a series of Standalones. That means each books is a finished and closed book on its own, and the next book deals with different characters - usually side characters from the first book or something along those line. So it's like a series of different stories set in the same world. That's why, I think it's totally okay personally :)


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