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message 1: by Sunshines2008 (last edited Mar 12, 2013 06:51AM) (new)

Sunshines2008 | 7 comments 1.Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
2.Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (OWN dvd)
3.Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
4.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5.A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
6.1984 by George Orwell
7.Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (vcd)
8.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling(own)
9.Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (own)
10.Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
11.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (own)
12.Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
13.Little Women by L.M. Alcott
14.Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
15.The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
16.The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
17.Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
18.Dracula by Bram Stoker
19.Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
20.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
21.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
22.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
23.Life of Pi by Yann Martel
24.Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
25.Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
26.Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
27.Matilda by Roald Dahl
28.Persuasion by Jane Austen
29.The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
30.The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
31.The Poisonwood Bible by Barabra Kingsolver
32.The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
33.A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
34.Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
35.Blindness by Jose Saramago
36.Emma by Jane Austen
37.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
38.Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
39.Jurassic Park by Micheal Crichton
40.Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
41.On the Road by Jack Kerouac
42.Roots by Alex Haley
43.The Bible
44.The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
45.The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
46.The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
47.The Husband by Dean Koontz
48.The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
49.The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
50.The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
51.The Stand by Stephen King
52.The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
53.Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
54.A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
55.A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
56.A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
57.Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
58.Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
59.Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
60.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
61.Cirque de Freak by Darren Shan
62.Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
63.David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
64.Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen
65.Eragon by Christopher Paolini
66.Exodus by Leon Uris
67.Expecting Adam by Martha Beck
68.Five Smooth Stones by Anne Fairbairn
69.Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
70.Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill by Ralph Martin
71.Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
72.Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
73.Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
74.My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
75.Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
76.North and South by John Jakes
77.Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley
78.One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
79.Sabriel by Garth Nix
80.Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy
81.Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
82.Shadow of the Moon by M.M. Kaye
83.Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
84.The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
85.The Cure for Death by Lightning by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
86.The Englishman’s Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe
87.The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
88.The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
89.Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
90.The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
91.The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
92.The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
93.The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
94.The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
95.Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra
96.The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
97.True History f the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
98.What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George
99.Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
100.Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


message 2: by Sunshines2008 (last edited Mar 12, 2013 06:56AM) (new)

Sunshines2008 | 7 comments I would like to say "Thank you so much, Nicolle to invite me to join this group.
What a shame for myself! I haven't had much time to read a good book in my life.
However, thru this website, i can learn more from this group, read more, study more,. it's worth for me in the rest of my life:)
Thanks a lot once again to Nicolle.


message 3: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
No problem Sunshine :)
I just hope you enjoy the books as much as I have enjoyed the ones I've read so far. If you want a recommendation of what to read next, there are many people in this group to help.


message 4: by Sunshines2008 (new)

Sunshines2008 | 7 comments Yes, please do!
Thank you!;)
got to work now

So admired you are a student!
;)


message 5: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Ok here we go with a few.

If you want a quick and easy read try:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling - A great childrens book to introduce you to the series.
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison - The diary of a teenage girl, absolutly hilarious and super quick to read.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - A novel full of excitment. It isn't the shortest novel ever, but it is so good it doesn't take long to read.
Cirque de Freak by Darren Shan - A short childrens book again.

If you want a really good book which will take a bit longer:
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy - Loved this one, did take me a while to read though.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens - A work of genius but takes AGES to read for me.
Emma by Jane Austen - Typical Austen, love and friendship.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - One of my all time favourites, just a jem. Again this takes a while to read, and some of the language is difficult.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barabra Kingsolver - A book I think everyone should read at least once. I adore it!

Something which is just wonderful:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Classic!
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - I am a sucker for chick lit but this is like no other. A really moving story which you many need tissues at hand.
Little Women by L.M. Alcott - Heartwarming childrens book.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - Had this as a group read a while ago, and everyone loved it. It's just great.


message 6: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 872 comments Mod
I just read Anne of Green Gables ... it's just delightful! I plan to finish the series ... I think there are 7 more.

For Jane Eyre, the latest version I read was this one Jane Eyre which had lots of notes. I enjoyed having so much of the book explained.


message 7: by Florbela (new)

Florbela (flor) Isn't Cirque de Freak a series? I can't find a book with that name :(


message 8: by Louise (new)

Louise In some countries (uk I think but may be others) it's the name of the first book and the series is just 'Darren Shan'


message 9: by Florbela (new)

Florbela (flor) Thanks! :)


message 10: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
Yep, here is a link A Living Nightmare. In UK the first is called Cirque du Freak. Sorry for the confusion!!


message 11: by Steve (last edited Mar 14, 2013 12:19AM) (new)

Steve Morris For a reader of English as a second language I am sure there are abridged versions of classics such as Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Copperfield, Emma etc. available that might be useful rather than the original texts. I think that Hardy's west country dialect in the dialogue might be hard work. It was to me as a teenager. Lovely books and beautifully written albeit often with Hardy's trademark sadness.


message 12: by Sunshines2008 (last edited Mar 14, 2013 07:23AM) (new)

Sunshines2008 | 7 comments Nicolle wrote: Something which is just wonderful:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Classic!
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - I am a sucker for chick lit but this is like no other. A really moving story which you many need tissues at hand.
Little Women by L.M. Alcott - Heartwarming childrens book.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - Had this as a group read a while ago, and everyone loved it. It's just great.

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it's a good recommendation to me, thank you so much! :)


message 13: by Sunshines2008 (new)

Sunshines2008 | 7 comments Steve wrote:
For a reader of English as a second language I am sure there are abridged versions of classics such as Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Copperfield, Emma etc. available that might be useful rather than the original texts. I think that Hardy's west country dialect in the dialogue might be hard work. It was to me as a teenager. Lovely books and beautifully written albeit often with Hardy's trademark sadness.unquote

Thanks a lot, Steve.
I'll have a look, too!


message 14: by Steve (new)

Steve Morris Today I found a bargain. A quarter re-bound copy of Pride and Prejudice. I always look after books, even the paperback ones.

http://www.goodreads.com/photo/user/3...


message 15: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 343 comments Mod
That is absolutely beautiful Steve. How much?


message 16: by Steve (new)

Steve Morris It was barely more than a chart hard back. I'll try to re-read my paperback copy in the summer and keep that one for best.


message 17: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 872 comments Mod
It is a beautiful book! Congrats!!


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