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A Listmania! list by C. G. Weyhing "Guy who read a lot" (Baltimore)
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The list author says: "Clicking on a list and finding ten books by the same author sort of vexes me, so I made a list with only my favorite book by my favorite authors. Most of the authorsí entire oeuvre should be explored (especially Duncan, Moore, Butcher, and Hiassen), others not so much (Herbert and Card). If you like to read with leanings towards fantasy and sci-fi, I guarantee thereís something on this list thatís more than worth your time."
The Reluctant Swordsman (Seventh Swordsman, Book 1)
1.  The Reluctant Swordsman (Seventh Swordsman, Book 1) by Dave Duncan
The list author says:
  "Duncan is by far my favorite fantasy author; all of his fantasy stuff is very good.  Iíve just finished reading this trilogy for the seventh time and I loved it as much as the first time I read it."
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Storm Front (Dresden Files)
2.  Storm Front (Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher
The list author says:
  "One of the best things Amazon has ever recommended to me.  The first in an amazingly good series, each book a stand alone, but progressively building a complex overarching mythology; far superior to the Sci-Fi Chanel adaptation, which has its merits, but is an inferior product.  Also, don't miss Butcher's Codex Alera series, which is unparalleled, page-turning fantasy."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,408 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
3.  The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore
The list author says:
  "Moore is a hilariously brilliant writer of satire.  All his books are great; this is my favorite, though it is one of his most recent and has characters from past book; start with ďPractical Demon Keeping.Ē"
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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
4.  Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Of course this book makes my list, from start to finish, one of the best series ever."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9,717 customer reviews) | 24 customer discussions

Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)
5.  Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1) by Robin Hobb
The list author says:
  "A tremendous trilogy with complex and engaging characters; all three of her trilogies in this world are wonderful (Farseer, Liveship Traders, and Tawny Man), especially Tawny Man.  Her most recent The Soldier's Son Trilogy is good, too.  This book is where to start with Ms. Hobb's work."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (905 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

A Prayer for Owen Meany
6.  A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The list author says:
  "Aside from his two recent books Irving is a brilliant and moving author of comedic/ serious adult fiction.  This is my favorite."
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I Love You, Beth Cooper
7.  I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
The list author says:
  "This book was remarkable.  Iíve read other comedic teen novels, but none made me laugh as much as this book.  Moreover, thereís a lot of substance to the characters; the development of the eponymous character is especially wonderful.  Mr. Doyle's follow up, "Go, Mutants!Ē isn't nearly as enjoyable; he simply tries too hard; it ends up being a tough, mildly amusing, read."
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Starship Troopers
8.  Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
The list author says:
  "Almost all of Heinlein's coming-of-age books are wonderful ("Tunnel in the Sky", "Have Spcesuit, Will Travel", etc.), his later work not so much; this is my favorite; I've read it at least five times."
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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
9.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "Phenomenal, this is the start to a truly original, gritty, dense, and engaging series; 800+ pages and I thought it was too short.  Itís unfortunate that Martin has stalled on the series; despite some objections to the fourth book I enjoyed it and await the fifth if it ever comes."
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The Wee Free Men (Discworld)
10.  The Wee Free Men (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "Iíve read everything in the Disc World series, and theyíre all funny and entertaining (they get better the later on you go), but itís this series for young readers I like the most; immensely hilarious and surprisingly touching."
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Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
11.  Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "Card has produced many sub-par books, but this is a true sci-fi classic anyone can love."
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The Black Company (Chronicles of The Black Company #1)
12.  The Black Company (Chronicles of The Black Company #1) by Glen Cook
The list author says:
  "Dark and imaginative military fantasy; Cook's Black company series is excellent, as is his Garrett series."
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Cross Dressing
13.  Cross Dressing by Bill Fitzhugh
The list author says:
  "Fitzhugh writes some excellent action comedy; Iíve liked all his books, but this one was my favorite by far.  He hasn't been writing much recently."
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Dune
14.  Dune by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "People either love or hate "Dune"; I love it but make no promises about the sequels."
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The Bone Doll's Twin (Tamir Trilogy, Book 1)
15.  The Bone Doll's Twin (Tamir Trilogy, Book 1) by Lynn Flewelling
The list author says:
  "The Nightrunner series by this author is good as well; but this book is far better and the start to one of my favorite fantasy trilogies."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1)
16.  The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1) by Jonathan Stroud
The list author says:
  "The first in an excellent juvenile trilogy with an interesting and original world of magic.  Juvenile doesnít mean simple; itís a very engaging read.  I have not had the time to peruse any of Stroudís other stuff."
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New York Dead (Stone Barrington Novels)
17.  New York Dead (Stone Barrington Novels) by Stuart Woods
The list author says:
  "Man, Woods is a quick and entertaining read; essentially male romance novels:  action, adventure, violence and sex.  Stone Barrington is a cad, but a highly entertaining one, despite the fact that his escapades often make me blush.  I havenít finished all his books, but Stone Barrington is by far my favorite character.  Start here."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Little Children: A Novel
18.  Little Children: A Novel by Tom Perrotta
The list author says:
  "Perotta's best in my opinion, both serious and moving.  All of his work is good."
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Double Deuce (Spenser)
19.  Double Deuce (Spenser) by Robert B. Parker
The list author says:
  "Iím working my way through Parkerís dozens of excellent novels; I havenít read them all, but itís time to add him to the list.  Parkerís humor, sparse style, and witty prose make his books a quick and very enjoyable read; theyíre like popcorn.  This is my favorite so far due to the high Hawk quotient."
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Nobody's Fool
20.  Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
The list author says:
  "My favorite by Russo; I can still remember all the characters seven years after reading it."
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Sick Puppy
21.  Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen
The list author says:
  "Hiaasen writes hilarious action/ mystery/ comedy; this one is my favorite, though almost all are excellent."
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Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1)
22.  Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1) by Eoin Colfer
The list author says:
  "The first in a very fun and imaginative, fantasy/ sci-fi juvenile series."
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Four Past Midnight (Signet)
23.  Four Past Midnight (Signet) by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "Iíve read most of Kingís stuff and liked almost everything Iíve read, but this is my favorite because it has ďthe Library PolicemanĒ, Stephen King and his most evil and ferocious, along with three other darn good stories, and because within the format of a novella this excessively verbose author is kept in check."
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One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1)
24.  One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1) by Janet Evanovich
The list author says:
  "Pure trash, but very fun and entertaining trash; the first in a great series that rarely tires."
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Boy Toy
25.  Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
The list author says:
  "Mr. Lyga knows his teenagers, or as a colleague of mine says, he knows certain types of teenagers.  Regardless, all the characters in this haunting and moving novel are vividly drawn and very engaging.  Iíve read all his books, and this one is the best, very powerful.  But be warned:  this story of a middle school boy sexually abused by his teacher is not for the squeamish."
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Book 1)
26.  The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Book 1) by Alexander McCall Smith
The list author says:
  "The first book in a trite, heart-warming series; literary Xanex.  These arenít really mysteries, more character studies, but the characters are charming, so thatís OK."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,251 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Magician: Apprentice
27.  Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
The list author says:
  "This is the start of the four book Riftwar saga, solid B+ fantasy.  Iíve read the next six books after and they remain pretty good."
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One-Hit Wonder
28.  One-Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell
The list author says:
  "Iíve enjoyed all of Jewellís books; itís surprisingly well done Brit chick lit; this is the book that has stuck with me most, though; very, very good."
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The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A New Collection
29.  The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A New Collection by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  "Iím not a giant fan of short stories in general, but reading this collection led me to believe that Fitzgerald is a true master of the genre.  I go back to this book periodically and read a story or two when Iím in the mood for superb early 20th century American literature."
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Sex and Sunsets
30.  Sex and Sunsets by Tim Sandlin
The list author says:
  ""Honey Don't" and the GroVont trilogy are superb, and Sandlinís most recent, ďRowdy in ParisĒ, is also very good.  I really liked this book and donít quite know why it only gets three and a half stars on Amazon."
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Why do people like Robin Hobb's Assassin's Apprentice? 29 27 days ago
Is literature in a state of decay? 8 Nov 14, 2014
How did the Dursleys get off the island? 9 Jul 19, 2014
Something like this but less torture 4 Jun 18, 2014
Is the cover shown, the cover shipped? 0 Jun 4, 2014
Is Dune OK for kids? 20 Mar 26, 2014
If I like Robin Hobb, who else should I read? 96 Jan 16, 2014
Harry potter audio book 3 Aug 12, 2013
Illustrator's error page 143? 2 Jul 24, 2013
Age approriate? 21 Jun 20, 2013
Quality of Kindle Dune (40th Ed) finally being addressed -- better late than never? 35 Jun 11, 2013
Will the Kindle Edition of Dune EVER go on sale? 4 May 25, 2013
 
   

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