My Top 10 Favorite Books

A Listmania! list by Avid Reader (Berkeley, California)
 
The Alchemist
1.  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The list author says:
  "My favorite book of all time.  Its a beautiful story about following your dreams.  This is a perfect book to read in your 20's when searching for direction in life."
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Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
2.  Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) by Jeffrey Eugenides
The list author says:
  "What I love about this book is the multi-generational stories that weave people with far different backgrounds together.  This is a can't put down book."
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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
3.  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "This book is clever and meaningful.  Told from the perspective of the wicked witch, it leaves you wondering how one really ever knows good from evil."
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Shipping News: A Novel (Scribner Classics)
4.  Shipping News: A Novel (Scribner Classics) by Annie Proulx
The list author says:
  "The writing style is jarring at first, but then it is brillant.  A moving story about how even the most unlikely among us can find peace and love."
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Life of Pi
5.  Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The list author says:
  "I dare you to put this one down.  This story about a boy's lost family and trip at sea is profound and spiritual."
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.)
6.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Some love it and others don't.  I loved it."
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The Dive From Clausen's Pier
7.  The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer
The list author says:
  "The story of a young woman's quest do deal with tragedy and guilt.  A fabulously written story that pulls you in and wonít let go.  What make this book excellent is the brilliant character development, carefully crafted by the author.  I cheered for the protagonist in one chapter and then admonished her in the next."
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While I Was Gone (Oprah's Book Club)
8.  While I Was Gone (Oprah's Book Club) by Sue Miller
The list author says:
  "A story about an average married professional woman with a not-so-average past.  Sue Miller is a gifted writer and, in my opinion, this is her best work."
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Anna Karenina
9.  Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "Its Tolstoy.  Its great.  Just read it."
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Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)
10.  Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Yes, I'm an adult.  But these books are so successful for a reason.  You don't have to be a kid to appreciate the imagination and genius of J. K. Rowling.  Plus, itís fun to exchange Harry Potter trivia with the kids."
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British version of Harry Potter books 15 Aug 3, 2014
whats the differance (if there is any) for the first editions?? 33 Jul 23, 2014
I hated it!!! :( 8 Mar 27, 2014
Barrowing Harry Potter 0 Mar 10, 2014
Book 7 0 Feb 5, 2014
Why Richard Parker Did Not Say Goodbye-***(SPOILERS)**** 1 Jan 6, 2014
Is there a book as good as Life of Pi? 9 Oct 31, 2013
analysis of R.P., Island, Ending, more <spoilers> 23 Oct 15, 2013
Chapter Eleven 13 May 14, 2013
Welcome to the Anna Karenina forum 8 Apr 9, 2013
Who knows what Verklempt means? 1 Apr 9, 2013
What next after Harry Potter and Percy Jackson? 8 Mar 30, 2013
 
   

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