Books that Blew Me Away and that I Still Think About (of all types)
This is a mix of types. They are all good, thought provoking, etc
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 23,650 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 28,386 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 102,226 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 16,936 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 49,869 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 50,276 ratings
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 186 ratings
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 95 ratings
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708
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 23 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 17 ratings
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712
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 133,558 ratings
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712
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,201 ratings
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 213,057 ratings
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715
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 154 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 20,865 ratings
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716
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 12,733 ratings
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716
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 100 ratings
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716
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 70 ratings
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716
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 17 ratings
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716
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4.71 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 129 ratings
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 92,303 ratings
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 80,332 ratings
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 126,814 ratings
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722
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 25 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 79 ratings
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4.59 of 5 stars 4.59 avg rating — 34 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 91 ratings
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728
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4.49 of 5 stars 4.49 avg rating — 39,052 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 43 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 51 ratings
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732
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 5,784 ratings
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732
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 51,445 ratings
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734
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 35,795 ratings
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734
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 91,795 ratings
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734
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 16,187 ratings
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737
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 28,574 ratings
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738
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 70,516 ratings
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739
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 29,102 ratings
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739
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 230 ratings
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741
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 28,392 ratings
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741
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 85 ratings
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743
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 16,768 ratings
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743
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 396,172 ratings
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743
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 12,310 ratings
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 12,092 ratings
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747
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 80,935 ratings
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748
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 40,002 ratings
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 51,654 ratings
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750
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 100,506 ratings
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 30,157 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 29,520 ratings
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 198,006 ratings
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754
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 46,260 ratings
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 13,482 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 5,200 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 68,202 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 379,501 ratings
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 141,671 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 9,222 ratings
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 50,255 ratings
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 9,323 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 34,148 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 65,926 ratings
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 7,826 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 42,801 ratings
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 103,619 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 493,033 ratings
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 21,646 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 24,402 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 50,986 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 72,950 ratings
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 25,528 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 7,304 ratings
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 38,425 ratings
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 23,874 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 52,933 ratings
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 13,953 ratings
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 28,881 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 283,628 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 4,574 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 22,546 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 108,256 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 230,606 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 8,885 ratings
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 67,006 ratings
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 26,436 ratings
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787
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 118,149 ratings
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789
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 157,706 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 67,688 ratings
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1,690 ratings
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 153,534 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 17,054 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 18,952 ratings
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 81,027 ratings
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 109,191 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 47,931 ratings
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 23,235 ratings
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 33,955 ratings
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4,694 books · 7,045 voters · list created June 30th, 2009 by Lisa Greer (votes) .
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Lisa 2172 books
1071 friends
Impageturner 578 books
4 friends
Virginia 891 books
25 friends
Susan 289 books
28 friends
Melanie 316 books
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Denise 483 books
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Olivia 1136 books
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Liz 812 books
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message 27: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Greer These are not in a particular order. If you like these, check out my other list. I like mystery/gothic/suspense/horror best.


message 26: by Becky (new)

Becky Downey The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

Lisa wrote: "These are not in a particular order. If you like these, check out my other list. I like mystery/gothic/suspense/horror best."

Have you read any Norah Lofts?


message 24: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Greer I tried one of hers... I just couldn't get into it. Is she a favorite of yours? I'm ALWAYS on the lookout for gothic novelists... good/smart suspense, etc.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Lisa wrote: "I tried one of hers... I just couldn't get into it. Is she a favorite of yours? I'm ALWAYS on the lookout for gothic novelists... good/smart suspense, etc."

Yes, she is my very favorite writer. It helped some that I picked up one of her books at the library when I was living in England. I own about 53 of her books. I am hoping to collect them all but most are out of print now. I got a big box on eBay a few years back. Which one did you try?


message 22: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Greer I think it was 'Gad's Hall...' Is there one you recommend? I prefer gothic type novels/suspense, etc. Thanks, Canary. :)


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

Lisa wrote: "I think it was 'Gad's Hall...' Is there one you recommend? I prefer gothic type novels/suspense, etc. Thanks, Canary. :)"

Oh, I liked Gad's Hall but then I like most all NL books. Most in her group like The Town House. I has been published again and last year I got a brand new copy for the gorup read. Let me know if you like it?


message 20: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Greer I will put that one on my library list and see if I can find it. Thanks! :)


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

YOu may have to go on interlibrary loan to get it. I had to do that a few months back to get one. They sent it down from Denver.


message 18: by Juliana (new)

Juliana where is... Brother's Karamazov?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could vote for it.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You vote up at the top of the list.


message 14: by Iskander (new)

Iskander mockingjay ;D


message 13: by Katie (new)

Katie No one has done tomorrow when the war began


message 12: by Sequoia (new)

Sequoia The Hunger Games and Harry Potter blew me away when I first read it.


message 11: by Grace (new)

Grace Hamilton Jean Auel, The Earth's Children series needs to be added to this list, starting with Clan of the Cave Bear


message 10: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Richards The books I`ve voted for are because they are beautiful and I can read them again and again.


message 9: by Grace (new)

Grace Hamilton The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini is an interesting SciFi read


message 8: by Jack (new)

Jack Hi everyone,

I have created a new group called Goodreads All Sorts and I'd love for people to join it or just even just give it a look. It's a group that discusses anything and everything. There will be monthly group reads, movies, and music. There is a folder for everything you could think of. I'd really like if people could spread the word because I'd love for the group to be a success. Here is the link to the group:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/9...

Thanks very much,
Jack :-)


message 7: by Alicia (new)

Alicia I'm looking for more authors with tales like Neil Gaiman's, James Rollins early stuff, and Dean Koontz or Jeremy Robinson. Let me know if any of you have any light fantasy/realistic sci-fi author favorites. I've read all the novels of those authors and need more more MORE!! My votes also are in no particular order, unless you count the order I saw them on the list. Thanks & feel free to friend me, especially if you enjoy any if the above mentioned authors/genres. Thanks!!


message 6: by Donna (new)

Donna What a wonderful idea for a listopia! I had no idea how many "ah ha!" books I had in my life till I started voting, and it's interesting to see what did it for other people. It seems to me that the quality (subjectively speaking, obviously) of the titles entered is more thoughtful than some of the other lists.


message 5: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jul 21, 2014 07:04AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Thinking about a good or even excellent book (long) after I've read it is not unusual for me. But there are very few books that actually 'blew me away', so to speak, and when they did, it often had more to do with the subject matter and less with being cleverly written. So I've voted for some of the many excellent books on this list which either managed to 'blow me away' or came close to it :-)


message 4: by Kessiah (new)

Kessiah I'm SO glad that To Kill a Mockingbird was in the top 10. I don't know how anybody could walk away from that book without being intensely affected by it


message 3: by Tommy (new)

Tommy Hunger Games #1. Seriously?? What is there to think about?


message 2: by Tommy (new)

Tommy Tommy wrote: "Hunger Games #1. Seriously?? What is there to think about?"

And yes. I did read all three of these and enjoyed them. BUT NUMBER 1 ?!!?


message 1: by Amanda_S55 (new)

Amanda_S55 How is Twilight on there?!


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