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1 City of Fallen Angels (The ...
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2 Clockwork Prince (The Infer...
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3 Delirium (Delirium, #1)
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4 Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)
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5 Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
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6 The Son of Neptune (The Her...
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7 Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)
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8 Passion (Fallen, #3)
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9 Forever (The Wolves of Merc...
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10 The Night Circus
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11 A Discovery of Witches (All...
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12 Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
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13 The Iron Queen (The Iron Fe...
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14 Across the Universe (Across...
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15 Inheritance (The Inheritanc...
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16 Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
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17 Crossed (Matched, #2)
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18 Wither (The Chemical Garden...
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19 A Dance with Dragons (A Son...
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20 Daughter of Smoke & Bone (D...
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21 Miss Peregrine's Home for P...
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22 Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)
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23 The Wise Man's Fear (The Ki...
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24 The Throne of Fire (Kane Ch...
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25 The Iron Knight (The Iron F...
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26 The Gathering (Darkness Ris...
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27 Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stac...
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28 Die for Me (Revenants, #1)
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29 This Side of the Grave (Nig...
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30 Bossypants
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31 Ready Player One
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32 Supernaturally (Paranormalc...
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33 River Marked (Mercy Thompso...
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34 Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
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35 Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovel...
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36 Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Va...
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37 Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chr...
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38 Blood Red Road (Dust Lands,...
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39 Desires of the Dead (The Bo...
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40 Uncommon Criminals (Heist S...
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41 Entwined
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42 Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)
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43 Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty...
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44 Echo McCool, Outlaw Through...
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45 Plague (Gone, #4)
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46 Enclave (Razorland, #1)
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47 Illusions (Wings, #3)
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48 Beautiful Disaster (Beautif...
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49 Wolfsbane (Nightshade, #2)
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50 Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)
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51 One Grave at a Time (Night ...
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52 Lover Unleashed (Black Dagg...
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53 Defiance (Strange Angels, #4)
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54 Destined (House of Night, #9)
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55 Afterlife (Evernight, #4)
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56 The Peach Keeper
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57 Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty ...
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58 11/22/63
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59 First Grave on the Right (C...
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60 Succubus Revealed (Georgina...
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61 Born at Midnight (Shadow Fa...
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62 Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)
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63 Midnight (The Vampire Diari...
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64 Half-Blood (Covenant, #1)
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65 The Traitor's Emblem
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66 What Happened to Goodbye
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67 Archangel's Consort (Guild ...
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68 The Warlock (The Secrets of...
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69 Tiger's Voyage (The Tiger S...
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70 The Death Cure (Maze Runner...
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71 Dreams of a Dark Warrior (I...
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72 Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2)
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73 Eona: The Last Dragoneye (E...
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74 Lola and the Boy Next Door ...
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75 Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vam...
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76 Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna...
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77 Ghost Story (The Dresden Fi...
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78 Crossroads (Crossroads Saga...
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79 State of Wonder
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80 The Tiger's Wife
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81 Legend (Legend, #1)
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82 Abandon (Abandon, #1)
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83 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer...
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84 Second Grave on the Left (C...
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85 Carrier of the Mark (Carrie...
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86 Smokin' Seventeen (Stephani...
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87 The Hidden (The Hollow, #3)
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88 Dragon's Oath (House of Nig...
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89 Timeless (Timeless, #1)
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90 Iron Crowned (Dark Swan, #3)
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91 Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changelin...
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92 My Soul to Steal (Soul Scre...
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93 Reckoning (Strange Angels, #5)
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94 Angel of Vengeance: The Nov...
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95 The Lover's Dictionary
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96 The Power of Six (Lorien Le...
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97 Blood & Spirits (The Coming...
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98 If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)
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99 Witch Song (Witch Song, #1)
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100 Table 21
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message 1: by Beryl (new)

Beryl S.K. Most of these books haven't been published yet, so why do people vote if they haven't read anything?


message 2: by Khalida (new)

Khalida I think some of the books are available online as an ebook!? The book called hush hush was available for me to download :)


message 3: by Joyce (new)

Joyce most are part of a series so if you love a series you vote for the next book


message 4: by Rose (new)

Rose Cooper Some get the ARC to read before the actual book is realeased.


message 5: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Honenberger Most of these books are genre romance/horror. Hate to think that a reader sticks to one genre so completely when there are other books in other areas of life. Being human is about a lot more than who pretends to love us to get close enough to suck our blood. What about having children, losing jobs, inventing something, reaching out to others, singing, understanding another person's culture. If this is the future of reading, we are in deep trouble as a culture and a life form.


message 6: by Chaunce (new)

Chaunce Howard Number One Best Seller by Brian Morley, won't disappoint best book I've read in five years at least.


message 7: by Sarah (last edited Mar 09, 2011 07:39AM) (new)

Sarah Honenberger It would be more helpful to know why you think it's worth reading. We don't know you and so you're loving it is hard to evaluate. Did you write it?


Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho) Beryl wrote: "Most of these books haven't been published yet, so why do people vote if they haven't read anything?"

I was thinking the same thing. Unless they were lucky to get an ARC copy.


Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho) joyce wrote: "most are part of a series so if you love a series you vote for the next book"

True most are part of series but I'm not voting until I read it. Because every series has that stinker book that's not as good and even if I love the author I'll be honest in a voting.


message 10: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Honenberger JenniferY wrote: "joyce wrote: "most are part of a series so if you love a series you vote for the next book"

True most are part of series but I'm not voting until I read it. Because every series has that stinker..."


Honest voting is a good thing. As an author, I consider the feedback from reviews when I edited the next book. While I want my readers to love my characters as much as I do, each reader's experience in life affects their interpretation of a book. And that kind of vicarious living is exactly what books are meant to offer.


Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho) Sarah wrote: "Most of these books are genre romance/horror. Hate to think that a reader sticks to one genre so completely when there are other books in other areas of life. Being human is about a lot more than w..."

I pretty much stick to UF and Paranormal Romance genres. Much like when I watch TV, when I read I do it to escape reality. I don't care to read books about having kids (I have one) or other "real" life stuff.
Besides alot of the "fanasty" type books mirror real life. If you look at the plot in UF books and forget that the main character might be a vamp, shifter or something esle nonhuman the underlying confect is usually close to a "real" life confect.


message 12: by AlbertaJenn (new)

AlbertaJenn But still, you don't know that the book won't be the worst you have read all year, or the one that ruins the series, or makes you think that the author has lost his/her mind (or all of the above).


message 13: by Kristie (new)

Kristie Sarah wrote: "Most of these books are genre romance/horror. Hate to think that a reader sticks to one genre so completely when there are other books in other areas of life. Being human is about a lot more than w..."

Amen, sister!!!


message 15: by Tom (new)

Tom This is, without a doubt, one of the most depressing lists I have ever seen. Wow.


message 16: by Phillip (last edited Jul 27, 2011 07:25PM) (new)

Phillip Edwards For anyone who prefers non-genre, literary fiction, there is a completely different list featuring some of the best books of 2011 here: www.goodreads.com/list/show/9854


message 17: by Tom (new)

Tom I don't mind genre, but this list is utterly dominated by one very narrow genre. I'll bet there isn't an ounce of difference between 95% of the top 100. I haven't read any of them so I suppose I oughtn't gripe but still...


message 18: by Kristie (new)

Kristie I agree 100% with Tom. I felt the same way when I saw the list. I only recognized one book on it and it was a youth book my son read.


message 19: by Kevin (new)

Kevin I can't help but question the integrity of a "best of list" with 548 books on it.


message 20: by Breanne (new)

Breanne Tiger saga all the way :)


message 21: by Donna (new)

Donna Tom wrote: "This is, without a doubt, one of the most depressing lists I have ever seen. Wow."

I have to agree with you. There are many excellent books that do not feature vampires!


message 22: by Polly (new)

Polly Pottridge Watch how this works, the list is updated often,only one person has tovote on a book to have it added. The list reflects readers from this site only and they can vote on 100 different books for the year,so you get a list showing the best books read for they year read by the readers from this web site.Many readers dont vote,however those reading series would tend to sway the genre of the list. I have read many from the list and they are as different as they are alike.Yes many do have the same theme but lately have come up with very different rules and ideals to change our thinking on the old thoughts or rules. It is funny one of you wrote they read to get away from the everyday life, so do I as many of us do. I have to laugh then when my husband says why do I complain when he acts like the alpha wolf in all those books I read, its funny his is right it is sexy in the book but not so much in person. Any way my point is the people voteing are the ones reading this genre of books. Lets me point out I have not yet voted so I am not defending my votes. Some of the really good books I have read this year are not for the mainstream readers so I dont vote on them,however if you would like to read about abuse lookup devine( by nora roberts),empty chair,or the courage to heel very good books but only for those with an understanding of abuse and survival otherwise I feel many would not care for them. Also look up dean koontz, clive cusler,or patricia cornwell this will give you a different genre and you cant go wrong with any of there books. Happy reading...


message 23: by Mariya (new)

Mariya Beryl wrote: "Most of these books haven't been published yet, so why do people vote if they haven't read anything?"

that's exactly was what I was gonna say. Every list people vote the way they're not suppose to and it is annoying 8/


message 24: by Amy Nielsen (is going cerebral for 2014) (last edited Sep 07, 2011 09:30PM) (new)

Amy Nielsen (is going cerebral for 2014) I think it is really hard to read when people don't use punctuation. I'm just sayin'...


message 25: by Lexze (new)

Lexze I don't see my favorite pick for 2011.
Harvest of Hope by Gene Needham...simply amazing and an instant classic!


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

One that I would have chosen that wasn't listed:

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson

I've learned so much about the inner workings of the Nazi regime prior to WWII and from an American perspective. Very interesting piece.


 ~☆ Alice♥♥ Dead Reckoning is listed twice. Dead Reckoning


message 28: by Kyle (new)

Kyle Beryl wrote: "Most of these books haven't been published yet, so why do people vote if they haven't read anything?"
In the hope that they will be good... :)


message 29: by Elsie (new)

Elsie Jensen I agree with Tom Where are all the "happy"books?


message 30: by Noreen (new)

Noreen Kristie, Sarah, Tom, et al.,

Ditto!!

And thanks, Phillip...


message 31: by Jessica (new)

Jessica My favorite this year is Ready Player One!!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You add books to the list at the top of the page, at the tab next to "all votes."


message 33: by Stan (new)

Stan Ellis I tried to add my Book "The Chrysopoeia Revelation" to the list using the tab next to the all votes, but it didn't work. I'm new to this, so what mcan I do to add books to Listopia. Stan
Susanna wrote: "You add books to the list at the top of the page, at the tab next to "all votes.""


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You hit the tab "add books to this list," and then you will have a choice of searching the books on your bookshelves, or of doing a search for the title from the GR database at large. When you see the title you want, click on "vote for this book," which is under the title and author information.


message 35: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Nov 28, 2011 02:13PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads This list says you've voted for it; the info about "lists with this book" on the individual book pages isn't always accurate.

ETA: It's currently on page seven.


message 36: by Gladys (new)

Gladys Quintal Lexze wrote: "I don't see my favorite pick for 2011.
Harvest of Hope by Gene Needham...simply amazing and an instant classic!"


You are allowed to add your fave books
:)


message 37: by Gladys (new)

Gladys Quintal Does anyone know when voting ends??


message 38: by Nina (new)

Nina Ridyananda wow, so many books here... can't even think where to start


message 39: by David (new)

David And this is why unfiltered consumer reviews produce total crap.


message 40: by Mary Ellen (new)

Mary Ellen McWhirter I think this list is very, very slated. It really does not seem to reflect anything but one or two genre. Really. Can't there be a way to filter this? I am disappointed and am considering ending participation.


message 41: by patricia (new)

patricia Oh my gosh, I can not believe this list. Where has the good literature gone? Pathetic.


message 42: by Nina (last edited Dec 13, 2011 08:54PM) (new)

Nina Cui If this list is any indication, literature is really going down the toilet


message 43: by [deleted user] (new)

Re Nina, I'd agree, except I was lucky enough to read "The Ballad of Young Tam Lin" by Patricia Leslie (on Amazon, or as a Kindle). Great story, clearly-drawn characters - humor, drama, pathos, and romance with sensuality, but no graphic descriptions - leaves just enough to the imagination to make it more erotic.


message 44: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie Lowe My favourite books of 2011 aren't on this list: The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson and The Legacy by Katherine Webb. I'd say they fall into the genre of women's fiction but both have a link to the past and The Lantern has the suggestion of a ghost lingering. Both good reads which I'd recommend.Song of the Phoenix


message 45: by [deleted user] (new)

The Ballad of Young Tam Lin, historical fantasy romance, based on an old Scottish ballad. Set in 1790, Lady Janet Dunbar is seduced by "Tam Lin," a knight of Summerland (one term for Elfland). She loves him, is pregnant by him, but he's the consort of the Queen of the Elves. What chance does Janet have? If you hate romance or fantasy, don't read this. If you like the genre, you'll love it.


message 46: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Lexze wrote: "I don't see my favorite pick for 2011.
Harvest of Hope by Gene Needham...simply amazing and an instant classic!"


did you add it to the list? I added a couple of books I thought totally deserved to be there.


message 47: by Larap (new)

Larap Several of my favorite books of 2011 either aren't on this list or they're surprisingly farther down that I'd expected ('The Night Circus' I LOVED loved loved). Props to 'A Discovery of Witches' - now let's get part 2? Pretty please? Added a few of my personal faves to these lists as well (worth a look if you're like me and your favorites don't always match the 'best of' lists):

http://www.ranker.com/list/best-novel...
http://www.ranker.com/list/best-non-f...


message 48: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Where could I actually buy poster prints for these book covers?


message 49: by Emma (last edited Dec 22, 2011 09:13AM) (new)

Emma Was it just me or were most of the books ones you didn't know? I read frequently, and read plenty of young adult books. Now, I did recognize some of these from the shelves, but I had no desire to read any of them. I only voted for one because it was the only one I had read. And it was good, but not top 100 good.


message 50: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 26, 2011 07:18PM) (new)

Wow. Most of these books would never make it on my best of 2011 list. There are more genres around than romance/horror (which most of these books are in). Some people need to widen out their reading.


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