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1 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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5 Harry Potter and the Prison...
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7 A Thousand Splendid Suns
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8 The Pelican Brief
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9 The Silmarillion
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10 The Razor's Edge
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11 The Name of the Rose
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12 The Cider House Rules
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13 Watership Down
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14 The Day of the Jackal
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15 Gone with the Wind
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16 World Without End (The Pill...
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17 Lake Wobegon Days
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18 The Spy Who Came In from th...
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19 Cosmos
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20 The Guns of August
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21 A Moveable Feast
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22 Lolita
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23 Sophie's Choice
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24 Breakfast of Champions
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25 Travels with Charley: In Se...
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26 The Naked and the Dead
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27 The Client
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28 The Horse Whisperer
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29 The Caine Mutiny
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30 Pet Sematary
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31 The Stand
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32 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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33 The Godfather
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34 Curtain (Hercule Poirot, #39)
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35 The Old Man and the Sea
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36 Four Past Midnight
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37 Sleeping Murder (Miss Marpl...
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38 The French Lieutenant's Woman
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38 Midnight in the Garden of G...
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40 The Rise and Fall of the Th...
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41 Bury My Heart at Wounded Kn...
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42 The Hotel New Hampshire
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43 The Sea Around Us
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44 The Glass-Blowers
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45 All the President's Men
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46 My Cousin Rachel
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47 Portnoy's Complaint
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48 Couples
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48 John Adams
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50 Parliament of Whores: A Lon...
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51 The Robe
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52 Smiley's People
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53 Roots: The Saga of an Ameri...
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54 Valley of the Dolls
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54 The Bonfire of the Vanities
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56 In Cold Blood
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57 The Thorn Birds
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58 Up the Down Staircase
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59 Airport
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60 The Corrections
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61 Noble House (Asian Saga, #4)
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62 War and Remembrance (The He...
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63 Devices and Desires (Adam D...
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64 The Devil in the White City...
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65 The Chosen
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66 Gods, Graves & Scholars: Th...
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67 It
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67 Misery
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69 The Greatest Generation
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70 QB VII
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71 Exodus
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72 1776
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73 Kon-Tiki
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74 East of Eden
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74 The Fault in Our Stars
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76 The Odessa File
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77 South of Broad
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77 Across the River and into t...
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79 Paper Towns
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80 Into Thin Air: A Personal A...
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80 Nothing Like it in the Worl...
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82 The Honorary Consul
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82 The Beatles Anthology
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82 The Last Lion 2: Winston Sp...
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82 In the Clearing
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86 Presumed Innocent
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87 Paradise
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87 Winter's Tale
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89 Herzog
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89 The Neverending Story
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91 Ragtime
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91 The Polar Express
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93 A Brief History of Time
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93 Eleanor and Franklin
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93 Possession
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96 ...And Ladies of the Club
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97 Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1)
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98 Auntie Mame
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99 The Ides of March
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100 Hard Times: An Oral History...
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154 books · 24 voters · list created September 12th, 2010 by deleted user.
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message 1: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Sep 13, 2010 09:12AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads All the NYT bestsellers since 1950: http://www.hawes.com/pastlist.htm . Also, all the #1s: http://www.hawes.com/number1s.htm .


message 2: by Linda (new)

Linda how do i get this book tittled the girl with the dragon tatoo


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It's pretty widely on sale - I'd look at a bookstore or Amazon.


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