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UK's most borrowed library booksDesert Island Discs book choicesPulitzer Prize winners (Fiction 1948-, Novel pre-1948)Askmetafilter.com Books Everyone Should ReadLibraryThing.com (top 50)World Book Day Poll (top 100)Telegraph 100 Novels Everyone Should ReadGoodreads.com Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once (top 100)Bspcn.com 30 Books Everyone Should Read Before They're 30Guardian 1000 Novels Everyone Must ReadBighow.com 100 Greatest Books of All Time Everyone Must ReadThe Best 100 Lists Top 100 Novels of All TimeMan Booker Prize winnersOprah's Book Club List1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die (Cassell, 2005)Author's own top five...
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July 2009-June 2010(Feb 2008-Feb 2011)(1918-2010)http://ask.metafilter.com/42616/A-book-everyone-should-read [accessed 23 Feb 2011]http://www.librarything.com/z_books.php [accessed 23 Feb 2011]Latest relevant poll year is 2007: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2007/mar/01/news (Books you can't live without) [accessed 24 Feb 2011]. Subsequent polls ask which books people talk about (2008), have lied about reading (2009) and would like to pass on to their children (2010). (2009) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/4248401/100-novels-everyone-should-read.html [accessed 24 Feb 2011](Created July 11, 2008, ongoing) http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/264.Books_that_everyone_should_read_at_least_once [accessed 24 Feb 2011](2010) http://www.bspcn.com/2010/08/03/30-books-everyone-should-read-before-they’re-thirty/ [accessed 24 Feb 2011](2009) http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/jan/23/bestbooks-fiction [accessed 24 Feb 2011](2010) http://bighow.com/news/the-100-greatest-books-of-all-time-everyone-must-read [accessed 24 Feb 2011]http://www.thebest100lists.com/best100novels/ [accessed 24 Feb 2011, last updated 2 Feb 2011](1969-2010)http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Complete-List-of-Oprahs-Book-Club-Books [updated Sept 17 2010, accessed 24 Feb 2011]we didn't include this
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206 bonesAnna KareninaA Bell for Adano198419841984198419841984197419841984AmsterdamA Million Little Pieces
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7th heavenBlakeA Confederacy of DuncesAesop's FablesAmerican GodsA Christmas CarolA Bend in the RiverA Christmas CarolA Clockwork Orange1977A Clockwork OrangeA Clockwork OrangeDisgraceA New Earth
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7th heavenBreakfast of ChampionsA Death in the FamilyAgainst the GrainAngels and DemonsA Confederacy of DuncesA Dance to the Music of TimeA Clockwork OrangeCatch-221984A Confederacy of DuncesA Confederacy of DuncesG.Anna Karenina
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8th confessionDecline and FallA FableAlice's Adventures in WonderlandAnimal FarmA Fine BalanceA Passage to IndiaA Prayer for Owen MeanyCrime and Punishment52 Pick-up A Farewell to ArmsA Farewell to ArmsHeat and DustAs I Lay Dying
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A darker domainHis Dark MaterialsA Good Scent from a Strange MountainAn Explanation of the BirdsAnna KareninaA Prayer for Owen MeaneyAlice's Adventures in WonderlandA Tale of Two CitiesDavid CopperfieldA Bend in the River A Series of Unfortunate EventsA I Lay DyingHolidayCry, the Beloved Country
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A darker domainJonathan Strange and Mr NorrellA Summons to MemphisAnimal FarmBrave New WorldA Suitable BoyAll Quiet on the Western FrontA Thousand Splendid SunsFor Whom the Bell TollsA Canticle for Leibowitz All Quiet on the Western FrontA Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManHotel du LacEast of Eden
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A darker placeLegacyA Thousand AcresAtlas ShruggedBreaking DawnA Tale of Two CitiesAnna KareninaA Tree Grows in BrooklynLolitaA Clockwork Orange Animal FarmA Prayer for Owen MeanyHow late it was, how lateFreedom
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A good womanLes MisérablesAdvise and ConsentAunt Julia and the ScriptwriterCatch-22Adventures of Sherlock HolmesAtonementAll Quiet on the Western FrontLord of the FliesA Confederacy of DuncesBelovedA Tale of Two CitiesIn a Free StateLight in August
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A most wanted manLetters to a Young PoetAlice AdamsBlindnessCrime and PunishmentAlice's Adventures in WonderlandAusterlitzAnimal FarmOne Hundred Years of SolitudeA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Blood MeridianA Thousand Splendid SunsLast OrdersLove in the TIme of Cholera
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A most wanted manLibraAll the King's MenBoy's LifeEclipseAnimal FarmBelovedAnne of Green GablesSiddharthaA Dance to the Music of TimeCannery RowAbsalom, Absalom!Life and Times of Michael KMiddlesex
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A mother's hopeLittle DorritAmerican PastoralBrave New WorldEmmaAnna KareninaBrighton RockAtlas ShruggedThe Catcher in the RyeA Dark-Adapted Eye Catch-22Animal FarmLife of PiNight
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A prisoner of birthLittle WomenAndersonvilleBriarpatchEnder's GameAnne of Green GablesCatch-22Brave New WorldThe Great GatsbyA Dry White Season CrashAnna KareninaMidnight's ChildrenOne Hundred Years of Solitude
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A thousand splendid sunsMoby-DickAngle of ReposeBrideshead RevisitedFahrenheit 451AtonementCider with RosieCatch-22The Lord of the RingsA Fairy Tale of New YorkCrime and PunishmentAnne of Green GablesMoon TigerSay You're One of Them
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A week in DecemberPost CaptainArrowsmithCandideHarry PotterBirdsongClarissaCharlotte's WebThe Master and MargaritaA Far Cry from KensingtonDavid CopperfieldAtlas ShruggedOffshoreThe Good Earth
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About faceRebeccaBelovedCatch-22Jane EyreBleak HouseCold Comfort FarmCrime and PunishmentThe Wind in the WillowsA Farewell to Arms Der StruwwelpeterAtonementOscar and LucindaThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter
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Alex Cross's trialRemembrance of Things PastBreathing LessonsCigarettesLife of PiBrave New WorldCranfordDon QuixoteTo Kill a MockingbirdA Fatal inversion Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?BelovedPaddy Clarke Ha Ha HaThe Measure of a Man
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Aliens love underpants!Remembrance of Things PastCollected Stories (Jean Stafford)Crime and PunishmentLord of the FliesBrideshead RevisitedCrashEnder's GameWaldenA Fine Balance Don QuixoteBlood MeridianPossession: A RomanceThe Pillars of the Earth
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All the colours of darknessScoopCollected Stories (Katherine Anne Porter)CryptonomiconMemoirs of a GeishaBridget Jones's DiaryCrime and PunishmentFahrenheit 451War and PeaceA Flag for Sunrise DuneBrave New WorldRites of PassageThe Road
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All the colours of darknessStar MakerDragon's TeethDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?New MoonCaptain Corelli's MandolinDavid CopperfieldFlowers for AlgernonA Girl in Winter Fahrenheit 451Cat's CradleSacred HungerThe Sound and the Fury
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Arctic driftThe Cairo TrilogyEarly AutumnDon QuixoteOne Hundred Years of SolitudeCatch-22Dinner at the Homesick RestaurantGone with the WindA Glastonbury Romance Fear and Loathing in Las VegasCatch-22SavilleThe Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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AssegaiThe Diary of a NobodyElbow RoomEinstein's DreamsPride and PrejudiceCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryDisgraceGoodnight MoonA Good Man in AfricaFor Whom the Bell TollsCrime and PunishmentSchindler's Ark
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At my mother's knee ... : and other low jointsThe FountainheadEmpire FallsEnder's GameSense and SensibilityCharlotte's WebDon QuixoteGreen Eggs and HamA Gun for Sale FoundationDavid CopperfieldSomething to Answer For
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AzincourtThe Glass Bead GameForeign AffairsFahrenheit 451Slaughterhouse-FiveCloud AtlasDr ZhivagoHarry PotterA Handful of DustHeart of DarknessDon QuixoteStaying On
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Bad luck and troubleThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyGileadFaustThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnCold Comfort FarmEugene OneginI Know Why the Caged Bird SingsA Heart So White His Dark MaterialsDraculaThe Blind Assassin
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Beautiful peopleThe LeopardGone With the WindFool On The HillThe Catcher in the RyeCount of Monte CristoFrankensteinInvisible ManA High Wind in Jamaica Infinite JestDuneThe Bone People
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Being ElizabethThe LeopardGuard of HonorFor Whom the Bell TollsThe Chronicles of NarniaCrime and PunishmentGerminalJane EyreA History of the World in 10 1/2 ChaptersInvisible ManEast of EdenThe Conservationist
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Biscuit BearThe Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, GentlemanHis FamilyFoundationThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeDavid CopperfieldGo Tell It On the MountainLes MisérablesA House for Mr Biswas LolitaEmmaThe Elected Member
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Blind eyeThe Man Without QualitiesHoney in the HornGravity's RainbowThe Da Vinci CodeDraculaGulliver's TravelsLife of PiA Journey to the Centre of the Earth Lord of the FliesEnder's GameThe English Patient
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BloodlineThe Pillars of the EarthHouse Made of DawnHenderson the Rain KingThe Golden CompassDuneHeart of DarknessLittle WomenA Kestrel for a Knave Lord of the RingsFahrenheit 451The Famished Road
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BonesThe Ragged Trousered PhilanthropistsHumboldt's GiftHis Dark MaterialsThe Great GatsbyEmmaIf On a Winter's Night a TravellerLolitaA Kind of Loving Moby-DickFight ClubThe Finkler Question
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Book of the DeadThe Selfish GiantIn This Our LifeHouse of MirthThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyFar From the Madding CrowdJane EyreLord of the FliesA Legacy Naked LunchFor Whom the Bell TollsThe Gathering
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Born badThe SonglinesIndependence DayHungerThe HobbitGerminalLes MisérablesMemoirs of a GeishaA Long Long Way On the RoadFrankensteinThe Ghost Road
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Born to troubleTo Kill A MockingbirdInterpreter of MaladiesI, ClaudiusThe Kite RunnerGone with the WindLife: A User's ManualMoby-DickA Lost Lady Slaughterhouse-FiveGone with the WindThe God of Small Things
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Breaking dawnTreasure IslandIronweedIf on a Winter's Night a TravellerThe Lord of the RingsGrapes of WrathLolitaNightA Married Man Stranger in a Strange LandGreat ExpectationsThe Inheritance of Loss
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Breaking the rulesVanity FairJourney in the DarkIllusionsThe Lovely BonesGreat ExpectationsLondon FieldsOf Mice and MenA Month in the Country The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnHarry PotterThe Line of Beauty
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Brute forceWar and PeaceLamb in His BosomInvisible CitiesThe StrangerHarry PotterLucky JimOh, the Places You'll Go!A Passage to India The Atrocity ExhibitionHeart of DarknessThe Old Devils
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Careless in redWar and PeaceLaughing BoyInvisible ManThe Time Traveler's WifeHeart of DarknessMadame BovaryOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man The Bell JarHis Dark MaterialsThe Remains of the Day
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Change of heartWinnie the PoohLonesome DoveIshmaelTo Kill A MockingbirdHis Dark MaterialsMiddlemarchOne Hundred Years of SolitudeA Prayer for Owen Meany The Catcher in the RyeInvisible ManThe Sea
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Child 44ZanoniMarchIslandTwilightJane EyreMidnight's ChildrenPride and PrejudiceA Princess of Mars The Color PurpleJane EyreThe Sea, the Sea
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CookieMartin Dressler: The Tale of an American DreamerLambWuthering HeightsJude the ObscureMoby-DickSiddharthaA Quiet Belief in Angels The Grapes of WrathLes MisérablesThe Siege of Krishnapur
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Corduroy mansionsMiddlesexLe Grand MeaulnesLes MisérablesMrs DallowaySlaughterhouse-FiveA Rage in Harlem The Great GatsbyLife of PiThe White Tiger
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CorsairNow in NovemberLeaves of GrassLife of PiMy Name is RedThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnA Rich Full Death The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyLittle WomenTrue History of the Kelly Gang
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CrossOlive KitteridgeLife: A User's ManualLittle WomenNauseaThe Adventures of Tom SawyerA Room with a View The JungleLolitaVernon God Little
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Cross CountryOne of OursLion and BlueLolitaOld GoritThe Book ThiefA Season in SinjiThe Old Man and the SeaLord of the FliesWolf Hall
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Dead tomorrowRabbit At RestLolitaLord of the FliesOn the RoadThe Brothers KaramazovA Sentimental Journey The RoadLove in the Time of Cholera
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Deadly intentRabbit Is RichLonesome DoveLove in the Time of CholeraOne Hundred Years of SolitudeThe Cat in the CatA Sport and a Passtime The StrangerMadame Bovary
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Dear FattyScarlet Sister MaryMaldororMadame BovaryOne Thousand and One NightsThe Catcher in the RyeA Study in Scarlet The Sun Also RisesMemoirs of a Geisha
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DecemberSo BigMoby-DickMemoirs of a GeishaOscar and LucindaThe Chronicles of NarniaA Suitable Boy To Kill a MockingbirdMiddlemarch
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Devil bonesTales of the South PacificMy Name is Asher LevMiddlemarchPride and PrejudiceThe Color PurpleA Tale of a TubUnderworldMoby-Dick
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Divine justiceThe Able McLaughlinsMysteriesMidnight's ChildrenRemembrance of Things PastThe FountainheadA Tale of Two Cities Up from SlaveryOf Human Bondage
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Don't look twiceThe Age of InnocenceOf Human BondageMoby-DickRobinson CrusoeThe GiverA Taste for Death War and PeaceOf Mice and Men
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Doors openThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and ClayOn The RoadOf Mice and MenScoopThe Giving TreeA Thousand Acres Watership DownOn the Road
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Double crossThe Bridge of San Luis ReyOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestOliver TwistSuite FrancaiseThe Good EarthA Time to be BornOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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Eat your peas The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoOne Hundred Years of SolitudeOn the RoadTess of the D'UrbervillesThe Grapes of WrathA Time to Kill One Hundred Years of Solitude
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EclipseThe Caine MutinyOur TownOne Hundred Years of SolitudeThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Great GatsbyA Town Like Alice Persuasion
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Even moneyThe Color PurplePale FirePersuasionThe Big SleepThe Hiding PlaceA Voyage to Arcturus Pride and Prejudice
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EvidenceThe Confessions of Nat TurnerParliament of WhoresPossessionThe Cairo TrilogyThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyAbsolute Beginners Rebecca
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Exit musicThe Edge of SadnessPride and PrejudicePride and PrejudiceThe Catcher in the RyeThe HobbitAccording to QueeneyRemembrance of Things Past
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Farewell to LancashireThe Executioner's SongRaise High the Roofbeam, CarpentersRebeccaThe Code of the WoostersThe Kite RunnerAda or Ardor Siddhartha
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Fatal last wordsThe FixerRazor's EdgeSense and SensibilityThe Dream of the Red ChamberThe Last LectureAdam Bede Slaughterhouse-Five
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Fever of the boneThe Good EarthRemembrance of Things PastSwallows and AmazonsThe Glass Bead GameThe Little House CollectionAffinity Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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Finger lickin' fifteenThe Grapes of WrathSlaughterhouse-FiveTess of the d'UrbervillesThe Golden NotebookThe Little PrinceAfter London; or, Wild England The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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First familyThe HoursStranger in a Strange LandThe Bell JarThe Grapes of WrathThe Lord of the RingsAfternoon Men The Alchemist
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FollyThe Keepers of the HouseTess of the d'UrbervillesThe Catcher in the RyeThe Great GatsbyThe MetamorphosisAir The Bell Jar
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Ford County : storiesThe Killer AngelsThe ActualThe Chronicles of NarniaThe Handmaid's TaleThe Old Man and the SeaAlberta and Jacob The Brothers Karamazov
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Found wantingThe Known WorldThe Adventures of Augie marchThe Color PurpleThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe OutsidersAli and Nino The Catcher in the Rye
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FracturedThe Late George ApleyThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeThe Home and the WorldThe Picture of Dorian GrayAlice's Adventures in Wonderland The Chronicles of Narnia
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Friday nightsThe Magnificent AmbersonsThe Alexandria QuartetThe Da Vinci CodeThe Hound of the BaskervillesThe Poisonwood BibleAll Quiet on the Western Front The Count of Monte Cristo
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GenesisThe Mambo Kings Play Songs of LoveThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and ClayThe Faraway Tree CollectionThe House of MirthThe Red TentAll Souls Day The Da Vinci Code
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Girl missingThe Old Man and the SeaThe Beautiful and the DamnedThe Five People You Meet in HeavenThe LeopardThe Scarlet LetterAll the Pretty Horses The Fountainhead
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Gone tomorrowThe Optimist's DaughterThe Catcher in the RyeThe Great GatsbyThe Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, GentlemanThe Secret GardenAlms for OblivionThe Grapes of Wrath
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GruffaloThe ReiversThe ConversionsThe Handmaid's TaleThe Lord of the RingsThe StandAmerican Gods The Great Gatsby
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Guernica : a novelThe RoadThe Coyote Kings of the Space Age Bachelor PadThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe MoonstoneThe StrangerAmerican Pastoral The Handmaid's Tale
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GypsyThe Shipping NewsThe Darkroom of DamoclesThe HobbitThe Name of the RoseThe Time Traveler's WifeAmerican Psycho The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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GypsyThe Stone DiariesThe Dharma BumsThe Kite RunnerThe Portrait of a LadyTo Kill a MockingbirdAmongst Women The Hobbit
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Handle with careThe StoreThe FountainheadThe Little PrinceThe Prime of Miss Jean BrodieTwlightAn American Tragedy The Idiot
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Hard girlsThe Stories of John CheeverThe Good EarthThe Lord of the RingsThe RabbitUncle Tom's CabinAn Ice-Cream War The Kite Runner
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Harry PotterThe TownThe Grapes of WrathThe Lovely BonesThe Red and the BlackWar and PeaceAnd Then There Were None The Lord of the Rings
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Heart and soulThe Travels of Jaimie McPheetersThe Great GatsbyThe Remains of the DayThe Savage DetectivesWhere the Sidewalk EndsAndersonville The Master and Margarita
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Hetty FeatherThe Way WestThe Green MileThe Secret GardenThe Sorrows of Young WertherWhere the Wild Things AreAngel The Name of the Rose
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Hold tightThe YearlingThe Handmaid's TaleThe Secret HistoryThe Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeWinnie the PoohAnglo-Saxon AttitudesThe Old Man and the Sea
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Honour thyselfTinkersThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe Shadow of the WindThe StrangerWuthering HeightsAnimal Farm The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Horrid Henry and the abominable snowmanTo Kill A MockingbirdThe JungleThe Three MusketeersThe Tale of GenjiAnna Karenina The Poisonwood Bible
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Horrid Henry and the bogey babysitter Years of GraceThe Last DaysThe Time Traveler's WifeThe Three MusketeersAnthills of the Savannah The Road
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Horrid Henry and the football fiendThe Life of PiThe Wasp FactoryThe Tin DrumAny Human Heart The Scarlet Letter
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Horrid Henry and the mega-mean time machineThe Lions of Al-RassanThe Wind in the WillowsThe TrialAround the World in Eighty Days The Sound and the Fury
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Horrid Henry meets the QueenThe Little PrinceThe Woman in WhiteThe Unbearable Lightness of BeingArturo's Island The Stand
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Horrid Henry robs the bankThe Magic MountainTo Kill a MockingbirdThe VoyeurAs I Lay Dying The Stranger
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I, Alex CrossThe Marriage of Heaven and HellUlyssesThe War of the WorldsAscent The Sun Also Rises
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In the darkThe Master and MargaritaVanity FairThe WardenAsterix the Gaul The Three Musketeers
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In time for ChristmasThe Once and Future KingWar and PeaceThings Fall ApartAt Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept The Time Traveler's Wife
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It's the little thingsThe Ordeal of Gilbert PinfoldWatership DownTinker, Tailer, Solder, SpyAt-Swim-Two-Birds The Tril
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Judge and juryThe Power BrokerWinnie the PoohTo Kill a MockingbirdAtomised The Twilight Saga
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Juliet, nakedThe Prizewinner of Defiance OhioWuthering HeightsTom JonesAtonement The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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Just take my heartThe Rape of NankingUlyssesAugustus Carp, Esq. by Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man To Kill A Mockingbird
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Keeping the deadThe Scarlet LetterUnder the NetAusterlitz To the Lighthouse
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Kill for meThe Sirens of TitanUnderworldAuto-da-Fe Ulysses
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Lessons in heartbreakThe Sound and the FuryWaiting for the MahatmaBabbitt War and Peace
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