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 To Kill a Mockingbird
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 2,000,435 ratings
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2 The Book Thief
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 613,592 ratings
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3 The Giver (The Giver #1)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 826,408 ratings
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4 Flow Down Like Silver: Hypa...
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 1,144 ratings
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5 The Handmaid's Tale
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 345,537 ratings
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6 The Secret Magdalene
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 2,177 ratings
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7 If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 159,262 ratings
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8 Houdini Heart
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 1,094 ratings
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9 How Green Was My Valley
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 7,891 ratings
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10 The Secret Life of Bees
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 720,665 ratings
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11 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 63,472 ratings
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12 Extremely Loud and Incredib...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 218,729 ratings
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13 Fahrenheit 451
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 746,824 ratings
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14 Flowers for Algernon
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 206,467 ratings
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15 The Giving Tree
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 483,531 ratings
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16 The Great Gatsby
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,710,780 ratings
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17 The Tale of Despereaux
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 75,070 ratings
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18 The Fault in Our Stars
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 984,950 ratings
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19 The God of Small Things
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 125,088 ratings
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20 Lolita
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 360,578 ratings
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21 Raintree County
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 551 ratings
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22 Looking for Alaska
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 375,755 ratings
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23 The Prophet
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 108,260 ratings
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24 One Hundred Years of Solitude
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 407,158 ratings
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25 The Sky is Everywhere
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 32,383 ratings
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26 Aristotle and Dante Discove...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 15,935 ratings
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27 China Blues
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 767 ratings
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28 The Unbearable Lightness of...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 161,941 ratings
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29 The Picture of Dorian Gray
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 387,463 ratings
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30 The Old Man and the Sea
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 297,671 ratings
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31 Romeo and Juliet
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,169,865 ratings
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32 A Tale of Two Cities
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 494,399 ratings
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33 Little Bee
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 139,241 ratings
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34 Enchantment
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 18,648 ratings
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35 Dandelion Wine
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 26,700 ratings
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36 By Fire, by Water
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 611 ratings
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37 Before I Fall
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 127,009 ratings
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38 Gilead
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 32,842 ratings
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39 Out of Africa
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 15,320 ratings
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40 The Silent Boy
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3,221 ratings
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41 The Tale of Despereaux
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 75,070 ratings
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42 My Name is Joe
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 178 ratings
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42 The Fall of Five (Lorien Le...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 19,245 ratings
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44 The Girl Who Circumnavigate...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 14,258 ratings
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44 And the Mountains Echoed
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 112,891 ratings
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46 On the Night You Were Born
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 5,809 ratings
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47 Brideshead Revisited
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 51,337 ratings
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48 The Astonishing Life of Oct...
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 9,349 ratings
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48 Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The R...
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 131 ratings
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50 Contact
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 61,917 ratings
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51 I Heard the Owl Call My Name
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 3,114 ratings
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52 The Book Thief
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 613,592 ratings
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53 Saving Francesca
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 15,570 ratings
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54 Room
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 294,236 ratings
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55 The Goose Girl (The Books o...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 70,250 ratings
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56 The Little Prince
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 442,038 ratings
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57 Peace Like a River
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 44,627 ratings
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57 Ishmael: An Adventure of th...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 49,192 ratings
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59 Jamrach's Menagerie
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 4,397 ratings
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59 Eirelan
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 52 ratings
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59 Village Evenings Near Dikan...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 4,329 ratings
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59 In a Treacherous Court (Sus...
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 471 ratings
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59 The Garden
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 73 ratings
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59 The Death of Virgil
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 419 ratings
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59 The Dream Taker
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 30 ratings
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59 The Shadow of the Wind (The...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 194,858 ratings
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59 Cider With Rosie
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 3,298 ratings
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59 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 217,610 ratings
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59 The Bell Jar
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 289,841 ratings
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59 Learning to Kiss in the Snow
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4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings
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59 Daughter of Smoke & Bone (D...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 109,862 ratings
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72 The Host (The Host, #1)
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 558,860 ratings
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72 The Collected Tales of Niko...
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 6,635 ratings
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72 Voyager: The Art of Pure Aw...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 35 ratings
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72 Argall
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 127 ratings
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72 Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicl...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 52,978 ratings
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72 The Girl Who Soared Over Fa...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,271 ratings
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72 The Catcher in the Rye
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,473,178 ratings
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72 Lick the Razor
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 12 ratings
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72 The Dream Thieves (The Rave...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 16,151 ratings
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81 A Company of Swans
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 6,157 ratings
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81 Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 89,016 ratings
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81 The Custom of the Country
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 4,884 ratings
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81 The Overcoat and Other Shor...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 5,417 ratings
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81 The Last of the Templars
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3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 34 ratings
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81 The Illusion of Separateness
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,241 ratings
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81 The Alchemist
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 830,143 ratings
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81 Les Misérables
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 404,966 ratings
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81 Fingersmith
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 29,751 ratings
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81 The Raven Boys (The Raven C...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 45,932 ratings
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81 The Night's Night
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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92 Till We Have Faces
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 26,440 ratings
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92 The Nose
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 6,060 ratings
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92 The Maze Runner (Maze Runne...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 237,923 ratings
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92 Visitation
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 640 ratings
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92 The Light Between Oceans
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 109,038 ratings
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92 Harry Potter and the Prison...
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 1,245,399 ratings
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98 The Druid's Son
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings
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98 The BFG
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 149,133 ratings
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100 Push
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 31,982 ratings
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