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1. harry potter and the order of the phoenix
2. harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban
3. harry potter and the goblet of fire
4. harry potter and the deathly hallows
5. harry potter and the half-blood prince
6. harry potter and the chamber of secrets
7. harry potter and the philosopher's stone
8. little women
9. gone with the wind
10. wuthering heights
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1. harry potter and the order of the phoenix
2. harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban
3. harry potter and the goblet of fire
4. harry potter and the deathly hallows
5. harry potter and the half-blood prince
6. harry potter and the chamber of secrets
7. harry potter and the philosopher's stone
8. little women
9. gone with the wind
10. wuthering heights
you really love Harry huh?! 3 more and you'd bat 100% ...

i haven't read any so that not a criticism, i was totally crazy for Louis L'Amour way back when. still luv 'em, he's a great storyteller w/o tackling anything too deep or profound. sometimes i need that.

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Re: Top ten favourite novels

The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
Mrs. Dalloway - Virgina Woolf
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Babbitt - Sinclair Lewis
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Divorce - C.S. Lewis
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
L'étranger - Albert Camus
La Peste - Albert Camus
The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut

And so many more that I haven't read yet, lots of good stuff mentioned in this thread so far.

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The catcher in the Rye
Anna Karenina
To kill a Mockingbird
Harry Potter series
Interview with the Vampire
Dracula
War and Peace
Crime and Punishment
The Colour Purple
A Streetcar Named Desire
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New Moon? From Twilight? Really?
Hey, you mentioned Rand's book

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No wonder, four of Dostoyevski novells are chosen in the list of Top 100 most significant books.
I though prefer "Besy" ( Demons )
no wonder at all

Some mentioned Joyce (even Ulysses ) but no one mentioned Proust yet

One of my best is definitely Vanity Fair, haven't read a lot though. I wasn't very impressed with Russian authors, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky..and I quite enjoyed HP series
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Re: Top ten favourite novels

Updated mine. Lots of changes. But the top three remains fixed.

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No order

The catcher in the rye
Le joueur d'échec
Animal farm
L'éducation sentimentale
Les liaisons dangereuses
La plaisanterie
1984
Bel-ami
L'étranger
The Picture of Dorian Gray


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I don't usually go for the most mainstream things but I fucking adore the girl with dragon tattoo series, such a shame Steig passed away before finishing all the books

Carol. Empress. Vika. P3tra. Garbine. Dasha. Casey. Marion.
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you really love Harry huh?! 3 more and you'd bat 100% ...

i haven't read any so that not a criticism, i was totally crazy for Louis L'Amour way back when. still luv 'em, he's a great storyteller w/o tackling anything too deep or profound. sometimes i need that.
Yes, I like Louis as well. Certainly not great lit, but he was a great storyteller for sure. I love those old westerns and it was Louis as well as Larry McMutry that caused me to expand my horizons in Westerns. There are several that are far deeper and richer then LAmour and the west has a great history


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The Satanic Verses - Rushdie
Sophie's Choice - Styron
Middlesex - Eugenides
The Corrections - Franzen
A Confederacy of Dunces - Toole
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Foer
Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky
Jane Eyre - Bronte
In Cold Blood - Capote
Dubliners - Joyce (technically short stories)

I love my twentieth/twenty-first century literature, I guess

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I'm going to be disgustingly middlebrow

Beloved (Toni Morrison)
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
The Known World (Edward P. Jones)
The House of the Scorpion (Nancy Farmer)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
Kindred (Octavia Butler)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)

Can't really fill out one more...

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Re: Top ten favourite novels

1. harry potter and the order of the phoenix
2. harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban
3. harry potter and the goblet of fire
4. harry potter and the deathly hallows
5. harry potter and the half-blood prince
6. where'd you go bernadette
7. gone with the wind
8. harry potter and the chamber of secrets
9. little women
10. harry potter and the philosopher's stone
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Not in order

The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Call Me by Your Name
The Great Gatsby
Othello (which I realize is a play and not a novel)
We the Living (This is by Ayn Rand for those of you with issues)
The History of Love
On Beauty
Blindness
The Reader
Six months later, and I've made no changes. For the most part, I prefer contemporary literature.
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