Best Books for the Modern Day Hippie, Bohemian, Free Spirit
If you are a hippie, Bohemian, free-spirit living in the modern world, you should be reading these books.
1 On the Road
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2 1984
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,332,539 ratings
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3 Brave New World
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 747,003 ratings
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4 Animal Farm
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,355,904 ratings
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5 The Electric Kool-Aid Acid ...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 44,311 ratings
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6 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 373,509 ratings
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7 The Catcher in the Rye
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,491,786 ratings
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8 A Midsummer Night's Dream
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 249,180 ratings
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9 The Hitchhiker's Guide to t...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 719,545 ratings
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10 Leaves of Grass
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 47,726 ratings
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11 Alice's Adventures in Wonde...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 300,917 ratings
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12 Walden & Civil Disobedience
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 20,713 ratings
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13 Fahrenheit 451
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 777,400 ratings
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14 The Lorax
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 161,578 ratings
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15 Tao Te Ching
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 55,979 ratings
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16 The Little Prince
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 454,389 ratings
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17 Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 394,640 ratings
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18 Travels with Charley: In Se...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 34,845 ratings
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19 The Princess Bride
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 454,327 ratings
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20 Ishmael: An Adventure of th...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 50,258 ratings
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21 The Picture of Dorian Gray
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 405,717 ratings
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22 Don Quixote
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 103,246 ratings
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23 Howl and Other Poems
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 52,810 ratings
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24 Hippie
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 690 ratings
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25 Walden
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 81,078 ratings
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26 The Razor's Edge
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 19,805 ratings
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27 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 103,250 ratings
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28 The Outsiders
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 444,187 ratings
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29 The Metamorphosis
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 245,341 ratings
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30 Zen and the Art of Motorcyc...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 106,650 ratings
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31 Bohemian Manifesto: A Field...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 539 ratings
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32 The Dharma Bums
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 51,344 ratings
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33 The Boxcar Children (The Bo...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 60,703 ratings
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34 Fight Club
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 264,303 ratings
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35 Rent
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 6,857 ratings
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36 Les Misérables
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 415,473 ratings
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37 A Clockwork Orange
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 326,090 ratings
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38 Post Office
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 43,498 ratings
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39 The Communist Manifesto
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 44,291 ratings
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40 The Life and Opinions of Tr...
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41 Essential Writings
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42 The Hobbit
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 1,575,137 ratings
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43 Gulliver's Travels / A Mode...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 1,505 ratings
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43 The Teachings of Don Juan: ...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 21,196 ratings
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45 Naked Lunch
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 45,299 ratings
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46 Voice of Reason
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4.63 of 5 stars 4.63 avg rating — 35 ratings
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47 Taking Woodstock: A True St...
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 451 ratings
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48 The Fan Man
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 789 ratings
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49 White Oleander
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 184,984 ratings
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50 Among the Bohemians: Experi...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 350 ratings
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51 Waiting for Godot
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 75,161 ratings
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52 Lord of the Flies
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,229,418 ratings
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53 Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcome...
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54 Welcome to the Monkey House
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 31,980 ratings
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55 Self-Reliance
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 2,872 ratings
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56 The Art of Happiness
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 45,746 ratings
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57 Pride and Prejudice
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,378,266 ratings
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58 The Diary of a Young Girl
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,323,258 ratings
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59 The Anonymous Donor
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings
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60 A Confederate General from ...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,759 ratings
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61 The Hippie Handbook: How to...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 112 ratings
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62 The Dispossessed (Hainish C...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 31,132 ratings
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63 The Beach
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 42,206 ratings
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64 We
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 29,425 ratings
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65 My Ishmael
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66 Been Down So Long it Looks ...
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67 Hippie Dictionary: A Cultur...
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68 A Coney Island of the Mind
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 7,258 ratings
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69 On Non-Violence
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70 The Waste Land and Other Poems
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 30,920 ratings
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71 The Road to Woodstock
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 522 ratings
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71 The Grass Harp, Including A...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 3,748 ratings
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71 The Trial
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 97,018 ratings
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74 Dead Poets Society
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 201 ratings
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75 Little Women (Little Women,...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 963,361 ratings
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76 Juno's Daughters: A Novel
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77 The Saskiad
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 361 ratings
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77 Be Here Now
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 12,114 ratings
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79 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 35,734 ratings
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80 Little Miss Strange: A Novel
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 237 ratings
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81 Split: A Counterculture Chi...
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 56 ratings
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82 Confessions of a Raving, Un...
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82 Jitterbug Perfume
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 41,915 ratings
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82 Hideous Kinky
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85 Way of the Peaceful Warrior...
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86 Weird Like Us: My Bohemian ...
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86 The Four Noble Truths
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88 Scenes from the Life of Boh...
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89 The Drifters
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89 Steppenwolf
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 62,202 ratings
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91 Still Life with Woodpecker
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 48,981 ratings
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92 Moulin Rouge!: The Splendid...
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93 The Songlines
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 5,144 ratings
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93 The New Life
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 3,438 ratings
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95 Steal This Book
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 1,994 ratings
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95 The Tibetan Book of Living ...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 12,382 ratings
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97 The Hearing Trumpet
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 1,046 ratings
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98 Food of the Gods: The Searc...
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99 Are You Experienced?
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 2,059 ratings
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100 Ironweed
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 9,973 ratings
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message 1: by Emma (new)

Emma Where is Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff??


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Meagan Earls Add it! :)


message 4: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Ruck no richard brautigan and no carlos castaneda......no hippies on here


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Anthony wrote: "no richard brautigan and no carlos castaneda......no hippies on here"

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message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Fishburn I agree with Anthony NO In Watermelon Sugar??? NO Trout Fishing in America? NO Please Plant This Book??? Grrrrr. And John Crowley should be here...Little, Big! And Alicia Bay Laurel - Living on the Earth. And Seven Arrows!!!!!!!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It's easy to add books to lists; at the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes."


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Meagan Earls Definitely feel free to add books you believe are missing from the list. We are sharing as a book loving community. Peace & Love!


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