Books to be buried with

A Listmania! list by D "Literary hoarder"
The list author says: "These are the books that have stayed with me for years or even decades after reading. Each has affected me deeply and changed me in some way. I hope to be entombed with a copy of each."
As Meat Loves Salt (Harvest Original)
1.  As Meat Loves Salt (Harvest Original) by Maria McCann
The list author says:
  "I will never fully recover from this novel. The writing is top-notch, the description of life in 17th century England astounding and palpable (and sometimes disturbing). It is truly a masterpiece."
$14.80   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, Book 1)
2.  Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, Book 1) by Lian Hearn
The list author says:
  "A magnificent work of historical fantasy. The first time I read this book I was so captivated that I finished it in one day. The sequels and prequel are equally entertaining."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews)

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Misfortune: A Novel
3.  Misfortune: A Novel by Wesley Stace
The list author says:
  "I adore this book. Clever, enthralling, and hilarious are words that come to mind when I try to describe it. It is a powerhouse of a novel that is entertaining on many levels. This guy truly has a gift for the written word."
$13.16   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Atonement
4.  Atonement by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "I actually saw the film first (and it was brilliant), but the book is even better."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,022 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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The Vintner's Luck
5.  The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox
The list author says:
  "Words cannot describe the tragic beauty of this novel. Strange, gripping, and darkly humorous in places. Elizabeth Knox has a very unique writing style."
$12.32   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Dracula
6.  Dracula by Bram Stoker
The list author says:
  "This book is not quite what a lot of people expect it to be. I love it, not only for being the pinnacle of Gothic horror and the progenitor of such great things, but also simply as a powerful tale of good and evil."
$10.34   Used & New from: $4.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,435 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Wuthering Heights
7.  Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The list author says:
  "Of all the "required" classic literature I was instructed to read in high school and college (and actually read, that is), this is the one I enjoyed the most. It has become an "every winter" read for me."
$13.19   Used & New from: $5.13
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,442 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

the queen of the damned
8.  the queen of the damned by Anne Rice
The list author says:
  "I enjoyed every installment of The Vampire Chronicles, but this one is my favorite. Rice's redefinition of the vampire myth is now a myth of its own. A rich, expansive novel."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (333 customer reviews)

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Perdido Street Station
9.  Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
The list author says:
  "This was the first of China Mieville's books I read, and the one that made me his slave. A piece of me wishes I lived in Bas-Lag. A very deep, original fantasy. I could honestly recommend anything by China Mieville."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (493 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
10.  Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarder
The list author says:
  "There is a simple, beautiful intelligence to this novel that makes it instantly accessible. I love books that have depth and are whimsical at the same time, and this one is a great example."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (777 customer reviews)

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Shapechanger's Song (Chronicles of the Cheysuli, Bk. 1: Shapechangers and Bk. 2: The Song of Homana)
11.  Shapechanger's Song (Chronicles of the Cheysuli, Bk. 1: Shapechangers and Bk. 2: The Song of Homana) by Jennifer Roberson
The list author says:
  "I first read this series in my early teen years, and they are wonderful. Roberson created a beautiful world. Now in omnibus form, this is the first two books (but all eight are excellent)."
$8.09   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
12.  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "On the surface, this novel appears to be a lighthearted revisionist fantasy, but if you pick it up you'll soon see that this is not the case. Maguire expertly addresses issues of social equality and the nature of good and evil, among others. For all its tragedy, I am perpetually compelled to re-read this book (and have, a few times)."
$13.60   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,391 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Bleak House (Penguin Classics)
13.  Bleak House (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "I avoided Dickens for over a decade, and then decided to read Bleak House at the suggestion of a friend. I am an idiot for not reading this years ago. This is, of the Dickens novels I have read, his best work."
$8.75   Used & New from: $0.77
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (349 customer reviews)

Covenant with the Vampire (Diaries of the Family Dracul)
14.  Covenant with the Vampire (Diaries of the Family Dracul) by Jeanne Kalogridis
The list author says:
  "In the endless parade of monotonous vampire fiction, this book and its sequels stand out as amazing. Built around the mythos and actual history of the man called Dracula, Kalogridis weaves a dark, engrossing tale and elaborates deliciously on many of the more mysterious bits of the original book."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

The Lord of the Rings
15.  The Lord of the Rings by Brian Sibley
The list author says:
  "Yes, I know The Lord of the Rings trilogy is on every book list ever. There is a reason for that. If you've read them, you already know. If you haven't, do so."
$66.72   Used & New from: $32.06
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,438 customer reviews)

Light
16.  Light by M. John Harrison
The list author says:
  "I don't read much in the way of science fiction, but I am glad I picked this one up (thanks, China Mieville, for the recommendation). The book has been called "mind-bending", and I can think of no better description. A very addicting read."
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

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Latro in the Mist
17.  Latro in the Mist by Gene Wolfe
The list author says:
  "This is actually a compilation of two novels. They were among the first I ever read. They are amazingly well written. Latro's "issues" make him a unique and interesting main character."
$15.34   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

At Swim, Two Boys: A Novel
18.  At Swim, Two Boys: A Novel by Jamie O'Neill
The list author says:
  "This is another great example of storytelling at its finest. I don't know how to accurately describe what I felt during (and immediately after) the reading of this novel. Incredible on multiple levels."
$12.53   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Kleopatra
19.  Kleopatra by Karen Essex
The list author says:
  "I am fascinated by ancient monarchy, and books like this one are the reason why. Karen Essex has written a magnificent, masterful account of Kleopatra's life and times. This is the kind of book that you will always want to read again, and so is the sequel. And again, I recommend any of this author's books."
$22.26   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

You Are Not a Stranger Here: Stories
20.  You Are Not a Stranger Here: Stories by Adam Haslett
The list author says:
  "One of the best short story compilations I have ever read. These stories are excellent on their own, but they also somehow blend together, adding more depth to each other."
$9.74   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

The Years of Rice and Salt
21.  The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
The list author says:
  "The best alternative history I have ever read. Full of inventiveness and thought-provoking philosophies. It's a heavy read, but so worth it!"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Left Hand of Darkness (Ace Science Fiction)
22.  The Left Hand of Darkness (Ace Science Fiction) by Ursula K. Le Guin
The list author says:
  "Probably the only other science fiction I could recommend with confidence. This book is simply great SF, but is also more than that. Le Guin explores the nature of gender and sexuality in a very unique way, and has also woven a wonderful mythology into this book."
$9.28   Used & New from: $3.43
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Inhabited World
23.  The Inhabited World by David Long
The list author says:
  "This is one of my favorite ghost stories. Compelling, disturbing in places, and extremely moving at the same time. I think this book could translate into a great film."
$15.20   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Looking for Jake and Other Stories
24.  Looking for Jake and Other Stories by China Miéville
The list author says:
  "I didn't want to repeat authors, but this collection of short stories is so good I had no choice. It's every bit as strange and awesome as his novels."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories
25.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories by Michael Cox
The list author says:
  "I love a good anthology. This one is filled with the best Victorian ghosts you'll find anywhere."
$18.28   Used & New from: $3.78
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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