The End of Your Life Book Club - Discussed Books
A list of the books discussed in Will Scwalbe's biography memoir about the two person book club he and his mother enjoyed the last two years of her life: The End of Your Life Book Club.
1 The Kite Runner
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,236,414 ratings
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2 Gone with the Wind
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 629,635 ratings
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3 The Diary of a Young Girl
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,298,774 ratings
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4 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,184,599 ratings
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5 Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 451,727 ratings
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6 People of the Book
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 72,242 ratings
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7 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 130,411 ratings
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8 The Hobbit
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 1,554,143 ratings
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9 The Lord of the Rings (The ...
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 288,449 ratings
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10 The Pillars of the Earth  (...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 324,546 ratings
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11 A Thousand Splendid Suns
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 548,597 ratings
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12 A Prayer for Owen Meany
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 182,950 ratings
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13 The Last Lecture
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 167,551 ratings
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14 Suite Française
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 35,934 ratings
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15 A Fine Balance
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 74,989 ratings
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16 The Miracle at Speedy Motor...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 13,996 ratings
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17 The Year of Magical Thinking
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 66,511 ratings
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18 Lord of the Flies
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,210,115 ratings
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19 The Color of Water: A Black...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 60,722 ratings
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20 Othello
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 184,759 ratings
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21 A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 76,130 ratings
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22 The Caine Mutiny
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 10,887 ratings
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23 Crossing to Safety
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 18,623 ratings
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24 March
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 32,541 ratings
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25 The Guns of Navarone
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 7,323 ratings
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26 Traveling Mercies: Some Tho...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 28,481 ratings
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26 Big Machine
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3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 2,132 ratings
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28 Interpreter of Maladies
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 88,003 ratings
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29 Housekeeping
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 18,652 ratings
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30 The Family of Man
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 951 ratings
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31 Marjorie Morningstar
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4,369 ratings
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32 Olive Kitteridge
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 66,276 ratings
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33 The Winds of War (The Henry...
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 30,249 ratings
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34 The Lizard Cage
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,289 ratings
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35 A Book of Common Prayer
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,721 ratings
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36 The Elegance of the Hedgehog
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 82,358 ratings
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37 Where Eagles Dare
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 24,014 ratings
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38 Grief
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 516 ratings
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39 Coming to Our Senses: Heali...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,314 ratings
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40 Unaccustomed Earth
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 50,567 ratings
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41 The Story of Ferdinand
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 48,488 ratings
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42 Death of a Salesman
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 105,188 ratings
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43 Fear of Flying
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3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 10,140 ratings
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44 The Tender Bar
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 19,007 ratings
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45 Swallows and Amazons (Swall...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 14,749 ratings
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46 The Gulag Archipelago 1918-...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 9,212 ratings
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46 Man Gone Down
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3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 1,060 ratings
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48 Kokoro
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 5,797 ratings
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49 The Master
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 4,936 ratings
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49 The Blackwater Lightship
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 2,436 ratings
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49 The Story of the Night
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,056 ratings
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52 Brooklyn
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 17,822 ratings
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53 Continental Drift
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 1,994 ratings
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53 The Painted Veil
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 17,921 ratings
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53 The Diamond Sutra of the Bu...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 34 ratings
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56 Force 10 From Navarone
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 3,185 ratings
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56 The Book of Common Prayer
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 10 ratings
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58 The Etiquette of Illness
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 194 ratings
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59 The Uncommon Reader
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 13,353 ratings
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59 Paul Revere and the World H...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 128 ratings
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61 The Savage Detectives
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 15,130 ratings
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62 Puppet on a chain
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 1,939 ratings
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63 A Streetcar Named Desire an...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 1,037 ratings
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64 The Great Santini
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 16,841 ratings
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65 Auntie Mame
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 320 ratings
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66 An Historical Guide to Afgh...
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4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 9 ratings
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67 Murder in the Cathedral
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 3,660 ratings
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68 Howards End
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 38,314 ratings
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69 The Tin Drum (The Danzig Tr...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 20,835 ratings
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70 The Coldest Winter: America...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 3,492 ratings
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71 The Etiquette of Illness: W...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 194 ratings
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72 The Reluctant Fundamentalist
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 24,826 ratings
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73 The Price of Salt
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,945 ratings
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74 The Normal Heart
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 976 ratings
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75 Hedda Gabler
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 19,470 ratings
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76 The Berlin Stories
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 5,584 ratings
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77 Christopher and His Kind
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 1,384 ratings
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78 Volpone
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 3,709 ratings
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79 Full Catastrophe Living: Us...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 4,364 ratings
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80 Wherever You Go, There You ...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 15,217 ratings
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81 The Bite of the Mango
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,444 ratings
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82 Profiles in Courage
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 5,422 ratings
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83 The Namesake
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 140,830 ratings
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84 The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 78,565 ratings
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85 Novels By Thomas Mann, incl...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings
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86 Of Human Bondage
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 25,995 ratings
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87 On Chesil Beach
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 35,593 ratings
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88 In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 3,522 ratings
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89 Too Much Happiness
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 8,728 ratings
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90 Dreams from My Father: A St...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 79,936 ratings
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91 Appointment in Samarra
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 7,486 ratings
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92 Why I Wake Early
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 2,076 ratings
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93 The Bolter: Edwardian Heart...
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 2,255 ratings
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94 The Caretaker
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 1,375 ratings
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95 Feasting the Heart: Fifty-T...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 33 ratings
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96 Gilead
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 33,418 ratings
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97 Home
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 8,952 ratings
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98 Equus
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 11,909 ratings
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99 Five Finger Exercise: A Play
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 43 ratings
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100 King Lear
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 104,825 ratings
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Comments (showing 1-11 of 11) (11 new)

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message 1: by Harry (new)

Harry Hemstreet Just wonder why Stegner's 'Crossing to Safety' is not in the list. I believe that was their consensus best book. Have recently read it and would heartily concur - a great book.


message 2: by Susan (new)

Susan McGilvray Harry wrote: "Just wonder why Stegner's 'Crossing to Safety' is not in the list. I believe that was their consensus best book. Have recently read it and would heartily concur - a great book."

Harry wrote: "Just wonder why Stegner's 'Crossing to Safety' is not in the list. I believe that was their consensus best book. Have recently read it and would heartily concur - a great book."

Harry wrote: "Just wonder why Stegner's 'Crossing to Safety' is not in the list. I believe that was their consensus best book. Have recently read it and would heartily concur - a great book."

Harry wrote: "Just wonder why Stegner's 'Crossing to Safety' is not in the list. I believe that was their consensus best book. Have recently read it and would heartily concur - a great book."

It's # 25


message 3: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Thank you Harry and Susan for your comments. Yes, 'Crossing to Safety' is on this list and is #25.

A few notes about this Listopia list: I took the liberty of compiling this list on Good Reads/Listopia from the list located in the back of 'The End of Your Life Book Club' for a book club that my mother, aunt, cousin and I started after we read 'The End of Your Life Book Club' together. I thought I'd share the list with everyone on Good Reads. This list that I compiled does not have every single book listed in the back of EOYLBC because it is only possible for one person to list 100 books (so I endeavored to leave out lesser discussed books and children's books). So, if you notice a EOYLBC book is missing, please be so kind as to add it to the list! Thank you.


message 4: by Teri Pre (new)

Teri Pre Thanks so much for this list! I was listening to the audio version and had to kept pausing to write down yet another book that sounded good. Then inspiration hit me: Check if there's a list of books! And here it is!!

Thanks!


message 5: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Hi Teri,
Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad that you found the list! I can imagine that The End if Your Life Book Club is great as an audio version.
Best,
Lauren

Teri Pre wrote: "Thanks so much for this list! I was listening to the audio version and had to kept pausing to write down yet another book that sounded good. Then inspiration hit me: Check if there's a list of bo..."


message 6: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Hi Teri,
Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad that you found the list! I can imagine that The End if Your Life Book Club is great as an audio version.
Best,
Lauren

Teri Pre wrote: "Thanks so much for this list! I was listening to the audio version and had to kept pausing to write down yet another book that sounded good. Then inspiration hit me: Check if there's a list of bo..."


message 7: by Noelle (new)

Noelle Thanks Lauren for compiling this list. I actually had downloaded the list from the book that i found online but this is way better. Thanks


message 8: by Noreen (new)

Noreen Harry wrote: "Just wonder why Stegner's 'Crossing to Safety' is not in the list. I believe that was their consensus best book. Have recently read it and would heartily concur - a great book."

it is on the list.


message 9: by Estelle (new)

Estelle Thanks for making the list!


message 10: by Clif (new)

Clif Hostetler Lauren wrote: "... it is only possible for one person to list 100 books ..."

Thanks for the list.

I see that there are 107 books listed so I presume the seven extra have been added by others. So, thanks to others for the additions.


message 11: by Lesli (new)

Lesli FYI, Etiquette of Illness is on the list twice. Also, I would be happy to add to the list if you like.


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