Jen's Best - Fiction

A Listmania! list by Jenni "Jen" (Seattle)
The list author says: "This is a list of entertaining, engrossing stories, across many different genres."
The Kite Runner
1.  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The list author says:
  "Very touching characters.  Compelling and easy to read.  I especially liked the descriptions of Afghanistan (before the Russian invasion).  Itís obvious the writer loves the country and the people."
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Atlas Shrugged
2.  Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The list author says:
  "This book evoked a lot of emotions and had a lasting impression on me.  I enjoyed mulling over Ayn Rand's philosophy and applying it to everyday situations I encountered.

I read this book for the first time over 20 years ago and it's still one of the best books I've ever read.  I especially enjoy Rand's sparse dialogue."
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy)
3.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy) by Stieg Larsson
The list author says:
  "I don't usually read thrillers but I did enjoy this book.  I liked the Swedish backdrop and the modern feel.  The other two books are worth reading as well."
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The Lords of Discipline: A Novel
4.  The Lords of Discipline: A Novel by Pat Conroy
The list author says:
  "Normally, I wouldnít read a book with a military theme.  However, this coming of age story is a real page turner and a pleasure to read.  Itís been years since I read this book and itís still on my list of best books."
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Jane Eyre
5.  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The list author says:
  "I now understand why Jane Erye is a classic.  Itís a timeless story about a young woman who searches for fairness, love and comfort."
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The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
6.  The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo by Irving Stone
The list author says:
  "This biographical novel of Michelangelo is amazing and easy to read.  You don't have to be interested in art to enjoy this book.  It's a classic!"
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The Alchemist
7.  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The list author says:
  "I enjoyed reading this story about a young shepherd, who chases his dreams in Morocco and Spain.

The backdrop is a dreamy desert world and the writing style is artistic and distinct.  It had a hypnotizing effect on me."
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The Sheltering Sky
8.  The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
The list author says:
  "Another beautifully written book with a North African backdrop.  The vibe of this book is similar to Hemingwayís The Sun also Rises."
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The Red Tent: A Novel
9.  The Red Tent: A Novel by Anita Diamant
The list author says:
  "A biblical tale told in the voice of Jacob's daughter Dinah.  You follow Dinahís life surrounded by her mother and Jacobís other wives.  It is an interesting, earthy story"
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buying a Kindle book for someone else 261 20 days ago
Martin's girlfriend: Eva Hassel (spoiler) 8 23 days ago
Kindle Version Spelling and Punctuation Errors 7 Oct 27, 2014
Why is this book suddenly so popular again? 1333 Oct 9, 2014
Kindle price is way too high. 30 Oct 1, 2014
The Girls with the Dragon Tattoo 31 Aug 14, 2014
Must be a huge quantity of fake reviews--? 44 Jul 26, 2014
Ayn Rand had Aspergers Syndrome. Discuss. 50 Apr 23, 2014
I am looking for a book... 1 Jan 16, 2014
Text to speech not enabled 6 Jan 7, 2014
The Gypsy chapter 0 Mar 26, 2013
Was Rocherster REALLY ugly? I don't think so. 0 Mar 26, 2013
 
   

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Last updated: 10/30/10
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