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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 314 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.25 — 4,215,987 ratings — published 1960
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 274 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.89 — 3,463,244 ratings — published 1925
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 210 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.64 — 2,102,225 ratings — published 1954
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 182 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.84 — 1,888,861 ratings — published 1937
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Paperback)
by (shelved 178 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.86 — 2,425,526 ratings — published 1945
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Hamlet Hamlet (Paperback)
by (shelved 174 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.99 — 707,746 ratings — published 1600
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 174 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.79 — 2,732,935 ratings — published 1951
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The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter (Paperback)
by (shelved 174 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.36 — 721,066 ratings — published 1850
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1984 1984 (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 150 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.13 — 2,786,467 ratings — published 1949
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)
by (shelved 149 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.80 — 1,212,938 ratings — published 1884
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback)
by (shelved 144 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.94 — 780,518 ratings — published 1953
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Night (The Night Trilogy #1) Night (The Night Trilogy #1)
by (shelved 144 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.29 — 958,143 ratings — published 1958
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The Odyssey The Odyssey (Paperback)
by (shelved 140 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.71 — 930,344 ratings — published -800
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Frankenstein Frankenstein (Paperback)
by (shelved 114 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.74 — 1,124,129 ratings — published 1818
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The Outsiders The Outsiders (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 112 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.06 — 836,244 ratings — published 1967
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Brave New World Brave New World (Paperback)
by (shelved 111 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.97 — 1,503,804 ratings — published 1932
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The Crucible The Crucible (Paperback)
by (shelved 110 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.54 — 331,395 ratings — published 1953
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Heart of Darkness Heart of Darkness (Paperback)
by (shelved 97 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.41 — 383,409 ratings — published 1899
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Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
by (shelved 92 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.23 — 2,782,309 ratings — published 1813
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Beowulf Beowulf (Paperback)
by (shelved 90 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.39 — 217,437 ratings — published 975
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Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Paperback)
by (shelved 90 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.09 — 1,681,426 ratings — published 1847
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Great Expectations Great Expectations (Paperback)
by (shelved 89 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.74 — 710,427 ratings — published 1860
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A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback)
by (shelved 85 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.80 — 1,045,380 ratings — published 1859
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Julius Caesar Julius Caesar (Paperback)
by (shelved 85 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.65 — 169,421 ratings — published 1599
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Othello Othello (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 75 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.87 — 336,535 ratings — published 1603
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Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights (Paperback)
by (shelved 74 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.82 — 1,298,002 ratings — published 1847
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A Separate Peace A Separate Peace (Paperback)
by (shelved 74 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.56 — 221,943 ratings — published 1959
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 68 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.00 — 348,089 ratings — published 1939
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Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman (Hardcover)
by (shelved 63 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.48 — 190,251 ratings — published 1949
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The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales (Paperback)
by (shelved 63 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.47 — 234,998 ratings — published 1390
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 63 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.72 — 769,286 ratings — published 1952
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The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 62 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.77 — 528,635 ratings — published 1915
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The Iliad The Iliad (Paperback)
by (shelved 59 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.81 — 378,413 ratings — published -800
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The Stranger The Stranger (Paperback)
by (shelved 58 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.96 — 648,750 ratings — published 1942
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The Awakening The Awakening (Paperback)
by (shelved 58 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.63 — 199,165 ratings — published 1899
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Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment (Paperback)
by (shelved 56 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.17 — 667,545 ratings — published 1866
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 53 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.76 — 381,052 ratings — published 1987
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 51 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.06 — 1,326,446 ratings — published 1969
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The Things They Carried The Things They Carried (Paperback)
by (shelved 51 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.12 — 270,732 ratings — published 1990
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Paperback)
by (shelved 50 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.90 — 739,303 ratings — published 1876
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Antigone (The Theban Plays, #3) Antigone (The Theban Plays, #3)
by (shelved 48 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.59 — 91,895 ratings — published -441
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The Pearl The Pearl (Paperback)
by (shelved 46 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.40 — 185,781 ratings — published 1947
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The Little Prince The Little Prince (Paperback)
by (shelved 45 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.27 — 1,040,543 ratings — published 1946
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