Beautifully Written Books
Books that keep you hooked with the words and the descriptions and imagery. So beautiful and thought provoking that you find yourself in love with the words almost as much as the characters
1 The Book Thief
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 676,054 ratings
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2 To Kill a Mockingbird
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 2,085,941 ratings
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3 The Giver (The Giver, #1)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 909,252 ratings
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4 Flow Down Like Silver: Hypa...
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 1,306 ratings
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5 The Handmaid's Tale
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 362,987 ratings
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6 The Secret Magdalene
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 2,409 ratings
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7 If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 235,069 ratings
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8 Houdini Heart
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 1,188 ratings
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9 How Green Was My Valley
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 8,273 ratings
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10 The Secret Life of Bees
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 744,209 ratings
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11 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 64,965 ratings
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12 Extremely Loud and Incredib...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 229,589 ratings
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13 Fahrenheit 451
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 785,639 ratings
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14 Flowers for Algernon
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 217,419 ratings
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15 The Giving Tree
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 504,428 ratings
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16 The Great Gatsby
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,809,651 ratings
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17 The Tale of Despereaux
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 82,152 ratings
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18 The Fault in Our Stars
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 1,156,799 ratings
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19 The God of Small Things
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 132,158 ratings
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20 Lolita
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 375,946 ratings
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21 Raintree County
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 603 ratings
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22 Looking for Alaska
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 429,995 ratings
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23 The Prophet
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 113,575 ratings
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24 One Hundred Years of Solitude
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 420,915 ratings
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25 The Sky is Everywhere
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 36,079 ratings
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26 Aristotle and Dante Discove...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 21,298 ratings
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27 China Blues
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 823 ratings
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28 The Unbearable Lightness of...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 169,465 ratings
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29 The Picture of Dorian Gray
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 411,142 ratings
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30 The Old Man and the Sea
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 318,994 ratings
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31 Romeo and Juliet
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,213,949 ratings
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32 A Tale of Two Cities
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 510,562 ratings
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33 Little Bee
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 148,626 ratings
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34 Enchantment
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 19,110 ratings
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35 Dandelion Wine (Green Town,...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 27,808 ratings
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36 By Fire, by Water
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 665 ratings
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37 Before I Fall
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 138,945 ratings
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38 Gilead
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 34,291 ratings
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39 Out of Africa
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 15,900 ratings
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40 The Silent Boy
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 3,438 ratings
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41 The Fall of Five (Lorien Le...
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 22,812 ratings
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41 The Shadow of the Wind (The...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 206,388 ratings
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43 The Girl Who Circumnavigate...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 15,957 ratings
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43 And the Mountains Echoed
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 127,377 ratings
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45 On the Night You Were Born
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 7,320 ratings
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46 The Light Between Oceans
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 121,044 ratings
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47 Till We Have Faces
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 27,577 ratings
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48 Brideshead Revisited
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 53,013 ratings
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49 The Astonishing Life of Oct...
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 9,745 ratings
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49 Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The R...
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 838 ratings
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51 Memoirs of a Geisha
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,045,170 ratings
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52 Contact
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 64,737 ratings
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53 I Heard the Owl Call My Name
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 3,243 ratings
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54 Saving Francesca
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 17,243 ratings
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55 Room
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 313,836 ratings
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56 The Goose Girl (The Books o...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 74,472 ratings
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57 The Little Prince
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 457,650 ratings
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58 Peace Like a River
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 46,055 ratings
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58 Ishmael: An Adventure of th...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 50,559 ratings
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60 Jamrach's Menagerie
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 4,614 ratings
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60 Eirelan
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 54 ratings
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60 Village Evenings Near Dikan...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 4,808 ratings
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60 In a Treacherous Court (Sus...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 543 ratings
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60 The Death of Virgil
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 442 ratings
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60 The Dream Taker
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 27 ratings
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60 Cider With Rosie
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 3,529 ratings
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60 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 228,583 ratings
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60 The Bell Jar
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 302,493 ratings
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60 Daughter of Smoke & Bone (D...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 121,725 ratings
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60 Liliana
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings
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71 The Host (The Host, #1)
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 597,688 ratings
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71 The Collected Tales of Niko...
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 6,910 ratings
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71 Argall
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 132 ratings
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71 Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicl...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 65,236 ratings
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71 The Girl Who Soared Over Fa...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,582 ratings
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71 The Catcher in the Rye
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,504,292 ratings
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71 The Dream Thieves (The Rave...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 19,663 ratings
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71 The Night Circus
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 272,799 ratings
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79 A Company of Swans
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 6,456 ratings
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79 Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 99,622 ratings
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79 The Custom of the Country
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 5,077 ratings
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79 The Overcoat and Other Shor...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 6,256 ratings
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79 The Last Of The Templars
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3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 32 ratings
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79 The Illusion of Separateness
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,506 ratings
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79 The Alchemist
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 879,711 ratings
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79 Les Misérables
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 419,032 ratings
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79 Fingersmith
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 31,583 ratings
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79 The Raven Boys (The Raven C...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 50,686 ratings
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89 The Nose
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 6,457 ratings
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89 The Maze Runner (Maze Runne...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 299,925 ratings
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89 Visitation
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 685 ratings
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89 Harry Potter and the Prison...
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 1,296,872 ratings
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89 I Capture the Castle
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 42,787 ratings
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89 Temple of a Thousand Faces
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 660 ratings
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95 The Druid's Son
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings
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95 The BFG
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 158,457 ratings
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95 The Historian
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 163,396 ratings
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98 Push
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 32,848 ratings
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98 The Ghosts of Smyrna
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 15 ratings
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98 Days of Blood & Starlight (...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 44,444 ratings
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