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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 339 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.27 — 3,813,410 ratings — published 1960
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 303 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.91 — 3,198,881 ratings — published 1925
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 229 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.66 — 1,867,648 ratings — published 1954
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 201 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.86 — 1,688,044 ratings — published 1937
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Hamlet Hamlet (Paperback)
by (shelved 197 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.01 — 636,750 ratings — published 1600
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 197 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.91 — 2,277,296 ratings — published 1945
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The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter (Paperback)
by (shelved 195 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.39 — 625,119 ratings — published 1850
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 188 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.80 — 2,374,210 ratings — published 1951
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Macbeth Macbeth (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 181 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.89 — 585,952 ratings — published 1606
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1984 1984 (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 178 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.17 — 2,490,240 ratings — published 1949
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)
by (shelved 156 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.81 — 1,067,550 ratings — published 1884
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 156 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.98 — 1,356,824 ratings — published 1953
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The Odyssey The Odyssey (Paperback)
by (shelved 156 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.75 — 781,374 ratings — published -720
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 151 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.31 — 836,895 ratings — published 1958
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The Giver The Giver (Paperback)
by (shelved 136 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,487,024 ratings — published 1993
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Frankenstein Frankenstein (Paperback)
by (shelved 135 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.77 — 993,183 ratings — published 1818
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Brave New World Brave New World (Paperback)
by (shelved 125 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.98 — 1,226,226 ratings — published 1932
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The Crucible The Crucible (Paperback)
by (shelved 123 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.56 — 280,945 ratings — published 1953
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The Outsiders The Outsiders (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 121 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.08 — 783,303 ratings — published 1967
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Heart of Darkness Heart of Darkness (Paperback)
by (shelved 109 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.42 — 353,213 ratings — published 1899
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Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Paperback)
by (shelved 104 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.11 — 1,404,162 ratings — published 1847
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Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
by (shelved 101 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.25 — 2,500,581 ratings — published 1813
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Great Expectations Great Expectations (Paperback)
by (shelved 100 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.76 — 571,077 ratings — published 1861
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Beowulf Beowulf (Paperback)
by (shelved 99 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.43 — 202,322 ratings — published 975
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A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback)
by (shelved 95 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.83 — 732,523 ratings — published 1859
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Julius Caesar Julius Caesar (Paperback)
by (shelved 89 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.67 — 149,752 ratings — published 1599
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Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights (Paperback)
by (shelved 85 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.84 — 1,140,636 ratings — published 1847
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Othello Othello (Paperback)
by (shelved 85 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.88 — 277,738 ratings — published 1603
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 82 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.94 — 628,551 ratings — published 1939
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A Separate Peace A Separate Peace (Paperback)
by (shelved 77 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.57 — 175,114 ratings — published 1959
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The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis (Paperback)
by (shelved 71 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.80 — 501,948 ratings — published 1915
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 71 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.75 — 680,755 ratings — published 1952
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Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman (Hardcover)
by (shelved 70 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.50 — 160,614 ratings — published 1949
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The Iliad The Iliad (Paperback)
by (shelved 68 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.84 — 308,861 ratings — published -720
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The Awakening The Awakening (Paperback)
by (shelved 68 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.64 — 154,686 ratings — published 1899
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The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales (Paperback)
by (shelved 67 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.49 — 169,752 ratings — published 1390
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Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment (Paperback)
by (shelved 66 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.20 — 518,314 ratings — published 1866
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The Stranger The Stranger (Paperback)
by (shelved 64 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.97 — 569,337 ratings — published 1942
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 62 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.80 — 272,722 ratings — published 1987
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Oedipus Rex  (The Theban Plays, #1) Oedipus Rex (The Theban Plays, #1)
by (shelved 61 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.69 — 150,896 ratings — published -450
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The Things They Carried The Things They Carried (Paperback)
by (shelved 61 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.12 — 220,903 ratings — published 1990
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Antigone (The Theban Plays, #3) Antigone (The Theban Plays, #3)
by (shelved 56 times as required-reading)
avg rating 3.62 — 87,428 ratings — published -441
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The Handmaid's Tale The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback)
by (shelved 56 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.09 — 998,586 ratings — published 1985
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The Little Prince The Little Prince (Paperback)
by (shelved 55 times as required-reading)
avg rating 4.30 — 1,054,676 ratings — published 1943
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