The Guardian's "1000 Novels Everyone Must Read"
The complete list can be found here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/...
1 To Kill a Mockingbird
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2 Pride and Prejudice
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3 1984
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4 Harry Potter and the Sorcer...
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5 Jane Eyre
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6 Lord of the Flies
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7 Alice's Adventures in Wonde...
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8 The Great Gatsby
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9 The Lord of the Rings (The ...
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10 The Hobbit
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11 Wuthering Heights
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12 Crime and Punishment
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13 Brave New World
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14 Fahrenheit 451
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15 The Chronicles of Narnia (C...
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16 Animal Farm
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17 The Picture of Dorian Gray
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18 The Hitchhiker's Guide to t...
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19 The Adventures of Huckleber...
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20 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's ...
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21 The Little Prince
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22 Great Expectations
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23 The Catcher in the Rye
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24 The Handmaid's Tale
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25 The Count of Monte Cristo
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26 The Grapes of Wrath
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27 Little Women (Little Women,...
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28 Frankenstein
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29 The Diary of a Young Girl
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30 The Curious Incident of the...
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31 One Hundred Years of Solitude
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32 Lolita
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 355,696 ratings
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33 The Master and Margarita
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 86,468 ratings
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34 Catch-22
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35 Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
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36 Gone with the Wind
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 610,350 ratings
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37 Madame Bovary
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38 Sense and Sensibility
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39 Anna Karenina
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40 The Old Man and the Sea
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41 Of Mice and Men
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42 The Name of the Rose
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43 Rebecca
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 205,943 ratings
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44 A Clockwork Orange
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45 Don Quixote
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 99,623 ratings
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46 The Remains of the Day
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 75,263 ratings
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47 The Scarlet Letter
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 370,131 ratings
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48 Love in the Time of Cholera
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49 One Day in the Life of Ivan...
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50 Slaughterhouse-Five
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51 Emma
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52 And Then There Were None
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53 The Godfather
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 164,526 ratings
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54 The Trial
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55 A Tale of Two Cities
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56 Gulliver's Travels
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 118,109 ratings
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57 The Unbearable Lightness of...
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58 Atonement
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59 The Shining (The Shining, #1)
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60 Perfume: The Story of a Mur...
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61 The Plague
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 71,136 ratings
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62 The Time Traveler's Wife
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 871,897 ratings
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63 Robinson Crusoe
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 122,908 ratings
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64 The Hound of the Baskervill...
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65 War and Peace
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 110,776 ratings
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66 Mrs. Dalloway
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 93,596 ratings
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67 The Bell Jar
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 286,960 ratings
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68 Candide
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 106,800 ratings
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69 Alice in Wonderland (Alice'...
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70 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 360,040 ratings
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71 The Road
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 377,283 ratings
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72 The Brothers Karamazov
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 112,498 ratings
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73 The Color Purple
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 285,218 ratings
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74 A Confederacy of Dunces
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 126,887 ratings
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75 A Farewell to Arms
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 138,644 ratings
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76 Bleak House
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 47,976 ratings
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77 A Room with a View
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 86,570 ratings
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78 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 97,976 ratings
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79 The Left Hand of Darkness (...
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80 The Strange Case of Dr. Jek...
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81 His Dark Materials (His Dar...
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82 Vanity Fair (Norton Critica...
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83 The Wind in the Willows
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84 The Time Machine
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85 The War of the Worlds
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86 Do Androids Dream of Electr...
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87 A Study in Scarlet  (Sherlo...
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88 The Mysterious Affair at St...
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89 The Kite Runner
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90 Three Men in a Boat
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 20,250 ratings
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91 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
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92 Ender's Game (The Ender Qui...
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93 Bridget Jones's Diary (Brid...
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94 A Wizard of Earthsea (Earth...
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95 The Scarlet Pimpernel
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96 The Woman in White
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97 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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98 The Blind Assassin
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99 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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100 The Stranger
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I was under the impression that the Bible was not a novel.

The Guardian is a major British newspaper.


message 2: by ☯Bettie☯ (new)

☯Bettie☯ Another list where 100 votes does not do it

:O)


message 4: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Wilkerson please hold this list of books for me.for a day,The ones I picked out.


message 5: by Ben (new)

Ben I love how the creators of the list lumped together war and travel. It reminds me of the old propoganda posters: "See the world! Join the army!"


message 6: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I had to stop voting at 100.... a shame.


message 7: by Tamora (last edited Jan 21, 2012 03:37PM) (new)

Tamora Pierce Norah Lofts made their list? She's Reader's Digest level historical fiction!

And a lot of the books I could check off my teachers referred to as "junk." I also extended my voting ability by not adding the ones I read but disliked.


message 8: by ☯Bettie☯ (new)

☯Bettie☯ Tamora wrote: "Norah Lofts made their list? She's Reader's Digest level historical fiction!

And a lot of the books I could check off my teachers referred to as "junk.""


hallelujah!


 ~☆ Alice♥♥ American Gods made the list? GAG.........


message 10: by Jocelyn (new)

Jocelyn Susanna wrote: "I was under the impression that the Bible was not a novel.

The Guardian is a major British newspaper."
#

As was I with the Diary of Anne Frank.


message 12: by Marie (new)

Marie Jocelyn wrote: (Susanna wrote: "I was under the impression that the Bible was not a novel.

The Guardian is a major British newspaper."#

As was I with the Diary of Anne Frank)

Neither of these are in The Guardian's top 1000 novels - blame the list not the newspaper.


message 13: by Marie (new)

Marie *Having looked through this - there are not even 1000 books listed, and quite a few of them are not on the original Guardian book list.


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