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Lisa (lisadannatt) | 743 comments 1. We Need to Talk About Kevin- Lionel Shriver
2. A Tree Grows in Brookklyn by Betty Smith
3. Mossflower- Brian Jacques
4. The New Jim Crowe Laws by Michelle Alexander
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
6. Little Women- Louisa May Alcott
7. Middlemarch- George Elliot
8. The Discworld Series- Terry Pratchett
9. The Collected Works- ee cummings
10. The Thirteenth Tale- Dianne Setterfield
11. The Book Thief- Markus Zusak
12. I am the Messenger- Markus Zusak
13. A Bell for Adano- John Hersey
14. East of Eden- John Steinbeck
15. Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck
16. A Farewell to Arms- Ernest Hemingway
17. The Art of Racing in the Rain- Garth Stein
18. Tess of the D'urbavilles- Thomas Hardy
19. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared- Jonas Jonasson
20. Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
21. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
22. The Shining- Steven King
23. The Shack-W. Young.
24. The Last Man- Mary Shelley
25. Foundation Trilogy- Isaac Asimov
26. My First White Friend- Patricia Raybon
27. Persuasion- Jane Austen
29. Very Bad Men- Harry Dolan
30. Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury
31. Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens
32. Watership Down- Richard Adams
33. Night - Elie Wiesel
34. Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe
35. The Stand - Stephen King
36. A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens
37. Great Expectations- Charles Dickens
38. Fight Club- Chuck Palahniuk
39. The Old Man and the Sea- Ernest Hemingway
40. For Whom the Bell Tolls- Ernest Hemingway
41. War and Peace- Leo Tolstoy
42. Atlas Shrugged- Ayn Rand
43. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall- Anne Bronte
44. The Time Traveler's Wife- Audrey Niffeneger
45. Invasion of the Body Snatchers- Jack Finney
46. The Left Hand of Darkness- Ursula K. Le Guin
47. The Hyperion Series- Dan Simmons
48. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress- Robert A. Heinlein
49. Stranger in a Strange Land- Robert A. Heinlein
50. Ender's Game- Orson Scott Card
51. The Sun Also Rises - Hemingway
52. Descartes Bones - Russell Shorto
53. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
54. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter- Carson McCullers
55. A Separate Peace- John Knowles
56. The Name of the Wind- Patrick Rothfuss
57. Looking for Alaska-John Green
58. 12 Years A Slave-Solomon Northup
59. Dove by Robin Lee Graham
60. Revolutionary Road- Richard Yates
61. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie- Muriel Spark
62. Tender is the Night- F. Scott Fitzgerald
63. The Power of One- Bryce Courtney
64. A Testament of Youth- Vera Britain
65. Burr- Gorr Vidal
66. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down- Anne Fadiman
67. Pet Cemetary- Stephen King
68. Jurassic Park- Michael Crichton
69. American Psycho- Brett Easton Ellis
70. The Human Comedy-
71. Winesburg, Ohio-
72. The Cellist of Sarajevo- Steven Galloway
73. The discovery of heaven- Harry Mulisch
74. The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow- Rita Leganski
75. My Sister's Keeper- Jodi Picoult
76. Emma- Jane Austen
77. Of Human Bondage- W Somerset Maugham
78. Jude the Obscure- Thomas Hardy
79. The Forgotten Seamstress- Liz Trenow
80. Freedom from the Known- J Krishnamurti
81. Foam of the Daze- Boris Vian
82. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
83. The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
84. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larsson
85. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance- Pirsig
86. Moon and Sixpence- W Somerset Maugham
87. Middlesex- Jeffrey Eugenides
88. Johnny got his gun - Dalton Trumbo
89. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
90. How Green was My Valley- Richard Llewellyn
91. Uncle Tom's Cabin- Harriet Beecher Stowe
92. The Jungle- Upton Sinclair
93. Scaramouche- Rafael Sabatini
94. The Age of Reason- Thomas Paine
95. The Faiths of the Founding Fathers- David L. Holmes
96. The Communist Manifesto- Karl Marx
97. The Prisoner of Zenda- Anthony Hope
98. Dhalgren- Samuel R. Delany
99. The Marid Audran Sequence- George Alec Effinger
100. When The Sacred Gin Mill Closes- Lawrence Block

message 2: by Merri (new)

Merri | 1 comments How did you make the strikethroughs for the books you have read?

message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisadannatt) | 743 comments If you look at some HTML is ok is explains
You put <>....> before and after each sentence with the letter s in the brackets

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Mayra (kaligurl_7) | 371 comments wow lisa you're almost a 4th of the way done with this list... i have only read 4.

message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisadannatt) | 743 comments There's books here I've never heard off... So exciting

message 6: by Mayra (new)

Mayra (kaligurl_7) | 371 comments yes same here. :)

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Lisa (lisadannatt) | 743 comments 15) Of Mice and Men
This was incredible!

message 8: by Buck (new)

Buck (spectru) Of Mice and Men is a favorite of mine, as I'm sure you know by now. I think it is arguably Steinbeck's best work and certainly an all-time great novella.

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Lisa (lisadannatt) | 743 comments Buck wrote: "Of Mice and Men is a favorite of mine, as I'm sure you know by now. I think it is arguably Steinbeck's best work and certainly an all-time great novella."

My favorite Steinbeck thus far!

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Lisa (lisadannatt) | 743 comments 60) Revolutionary Road- Richard Yates
It was inevitable

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Lisa (lisadannatt) | 743 comments Twelve Years a Slave
The cruelty of people baffles me

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Andrea Leoni | 17 comments I've read about ten of these book, but at least another 20 are already on my list!

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Mayra (kaligurl_7) | 371 comments Lisa wrote: "Twelve Years a Slave
The cruelty of people baffles me"

i just started reading it.

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Andrew Kendall (akendall) | 9 comments I'm reading The Book Thief at the moment. So far it is fantastic!

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Andrew Kendall (akendall) | 9 comments I do however, need to add some Dickens, Hemingway, and Tolstoy to my shelf.

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Lisa (lisadannatt) | 743 comments Andrew wrote: "I do however, need to add some Dickens, Hemingway, and Tolstoy to my shelf."

I agree with adding Tolstoy. Hemingway for me gets a bit samey. And Dickens is too longwinded

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Andrew Kendall (akendall) | 9 comments I have yet to read any of these three, so I'll have to give them a try and report back lol!

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