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Shay (shaylyn318) | 7 comments 7/50
1 The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
2 1984 by George Orwell READ
3 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
5 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
6 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
8 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
9 The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
10 Hamlet by William Shakespeare
11 A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
12 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
13 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
14 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
15 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
16 The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank 2/24/15
17 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
18 The Bible by Various
19 The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
20 Ulysses by James Joyce
21 The quiet American by Graham Greene
22 Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
23 Money by Martin Amis
24 Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
25 Moby Dick by Herman Melville
26 The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27 His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
28 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
29 Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 1-6-17
30 Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 3/11/15
31 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon 10/13/15
32 On the Road by Jack Kerouac
33 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
34 The Way We Live Now by Antony Trollope
35 The Outsider by Albert Camus
36 The Color Purple by Alice Walker 2/15/17
37 Life of Pi by Yann Martel
38 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
39 The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
40 Man without Women by Ernest Hemingway
41 Gulliver´s Travels by Jonathan Swift
42 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
43 Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 1/22/17
44 Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe
45 One flew over the Cuckoo´s Nest by Ken Kesey
46 Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
47 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
48 Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
49 The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante
50 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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 Hosseini7/8/15
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 READ
11. The Book Thief READ
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 READ
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 READ
31. Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens
32. Watership Down- Richard Adams
33. Night - Elie Wiesel READ
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
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 NiffenegerREAD
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
51. The Sun Also Rises - Hemingway
52. Descartes Bones - Russell Shorto
53. The Kite Runner READ
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
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 Sematary- Stephen King READ
68. Jurassic Park- Michael Crichton
69. American Psycho- Brett Easton Ellis
70. The Human Comedy- William Saroyan
71. Winesburg, Ohio- Sherwood Anderson
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 AustenREAD
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

Melissa (ladybug) (ladybugsdoodles) | 71 comments some great stories in these lists. hope you enjoy. ;)

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Shay (shaylyn318) | 7 comments Yes. This is a great group to get some of these books read. So many I have been wanting to read but never get around to it.

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Shay (shaylyn318) | 7 comments Just finished Rebecca. Wow! I loved this book. Amazing.

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