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Island of the World
1.  Island of the World by Michael D. O'Brien
The list author says:
  "When you cover the bottom of the last page so you won't accidentally see the poetic final words before you reach the end of the journey-that's when you know you are reading a book of uncommon beauty. An epic of one life."
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Still Alice
2.  Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The list author says:
  "I loved it. Genova has the ability to capture simple quiet exchanges with touching, even devastating simplicity. Her words place you in the mind of dementia and opens your heart wide by breaking it first. Possibly one of the great first novels."
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Pastured Poultry Profit$
3.  Pastured Poultry Profit$ by Joel Salatin
The list author says:
  "Written with down-to-earth colloquial honesty and easy-to-understand explanations. There seems to be so much potential here... we'll see."
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Mary's First Christmas
4.  Mary's First Christmas by Walter Wangerin Jr.
The list author says:
  "My favorite Christmas story and my students were in speechless awe. Beautiful insights into the home life of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Gorgeous, intimate illustrations where the Holy Family actually look Middle Eastern rather than European. And the story gently illuminates both Christmas and the sacrifice that Jesus would eventually make. So, so good."
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The Composer Is Dead
5.  The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket
The list author says:
  "Loved it. Want my own copy. Great way to teach the instruments and very clever too. The reed instruments had the good sense to compliment the inspector's coat and the violas were feeling sorry for themselves as usual."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Good Earth (Enriched Classics)
6.  The Good Earth (Enriched Classics) by Pearl S. Buck
The list author says:
  ""This earth which formed their home and fed their bodies and made their gods." An easy read, informative of a culture and the great novel of the  Great Depression.Impressive how much these characters and the story stick with you after 10 years."
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret ***SIGNED***
7.  The Invention of Hugo Cabret ***SIGNED*** by Brian Selznick
The list author says:
  "Each time I read this book I am more and more in awe of the literary devices that Selznick employs. I am leary about the movie adaptation, because the book is so perfect the way it is. But really, I don't want to share it with so many people; I prefer it to remain a special treasure that only I and a few others know about."
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The Life of Mary As Seen By the Mystics
8.  The Life of Mary As Seen By the Mystics by Raphael Brown
The list author says:
  "This was an ideal Adoration read. It's one of those books you think, "I'll have to read that one again soon." There are so many great little moments to reflect on. My favorite was young Jesus playing with little Dismas along their flight to Egypt."
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Legio Mariae (The Official Handbook of the Legion of Mary)
9.  Legio Mariae (The Official Handbook of the Legion of Mary) by Concilium Legionis Mariae
The list author says:
  "Placeholder for Father John Reinkemeyer: God's Humble Servant. The writing and organization leaves a lot to be desired, but Fr. John's quotes more than make up for it. What a character. "I feel like a vagabond on the face of the earth. Oh well, we have no lasting home here.""
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Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever! (Giant Little Golden Book)
10.  Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever! (Giant Little Golden Book) by Richard Scarry
The list author says:
  "This classic volume really is the cure for the boring bedtime story. We've read it cover to cover and still the beautiful and adorable illustrations captivate our attention."
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Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
11.  Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford
The list author says:
  "It is quite coarse in its language and often describes food in quite…carnal…terms. But I found it quite enjoyable. One writer goes on a culinary odyssey, giving a fascinating look into the inner workings of a restaurant and the all-consuming demands it places on its cooks. Writing about pasta and cuts of meat, the heightened way he describes dishes-you will salivate."
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Real Food: What to Eat and Why
12.  Real Food: What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck
The list author says:
  "It is a little dry, but the information is so compelling and so important that it made it a very worthwhile read."
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Never Let Me Go (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Vintage International)
13.  Never Let Me Go (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Vintage International) by Kazuo Ishiguro
The list author says:
  "A great ending can make up for a lot. I did not care for the treatment of sex, or the author's repetitive structuring of "and that reminds me of something that I'll now tell you about." But this is a haunting story that should generate good discussion. Did they indeed have souls?"
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Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 2: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
14.  Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 2: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by Bryan Lee O'Malley
The list author says:
  "This one gets even better with the fight between Ramona and Knives Chau. "What idiot willingly dates a girl named Knives?!" This series will explode your brain and leave behind $2.10."
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Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
15.  Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley
The list author says:
  "The dialogue is the star of this series. It perfectly captures the mumbling, snarky way people from my generation really talk to eachother. Morally, there is definitely some problems here, but the plot was made for a movie."
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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
16.  Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
The list author says:
  "An eerie and singular piece of writing. Thank goodness for the list of characters at the front, because it was definitely needed in this untangling of complicated events. A fascinating glimpse into the extreme (and masoschistic) mind of a mountain climber."
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All Creatures Great and Small
17.  All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
The list author says:
  "Very well-written and definitely made me chuckle several times, especially with how much Siegfried resembles my brother Mark. But the loosely connected stories lack the compelling drive to "find out what happens next". Still, a worthwhile read."
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Patron Saint of First Communicants: The Story of Blessed Imelda Lambertini (Stories of the Saints for Young People Ages 10 to 100)
18.  Patron Saint of First Communicants: The Story of Blessed Imelda Lambertini (Stories of the Saints for Young People Ages 10 to 100) by Windeatt
The list author says:
  "Illuminates a wonderful story from a saint I didn't know about before."
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The Chocolate Touch
19.  The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
The list author says:
  "The second chapter book that the boys and I read together-a big hit-kept their attention through the whole thing"
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I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President
20.  I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
The list author says:
  "The title is what grabbed me, and it certainly lives up to it. The genius was this books dual narration from the main character and how you end up actually rooting for him. The evil was the depressing cynical tone the whole book embraced. In the end, the genius wins out, but just barely."
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The Restless Flame: A Novel about Saint Augustine
21.  The Restless Flame: A Novel about Saint Augustine by Louis De Wohl
The list author says:
  "The first 200 pages were pretty slow, and it was plagued by characters with unmemorable names. I also wished the author had explored Augustine's fatherhood a little more. But still, I certainly liked the book and how it captured the personality of Monica, the history of Ambrose and Augustine's struggle for virtue so well."
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Mr. Popper's Penguins
22.  Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
The list author says:
  "This was my first chapter read aloud with the boys (ages 4 and almost 3) and it kept their attention most of the time, but was definitely written several decades ago."
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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
23.  Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin
The list author says:
  "Good, not great exploring of Martin's decision to "stand down". "Teaching is, after all, a form of show business." "I've learned in comedy never to alienate the audience. Otherwise, I would be like Dimitri in La Condition Humaine...""
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy)
24.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy) by Stieg Larsson
The list author says:
  "So. Lots of graphic violence against women and a very cavilier attitude towards sex. The characters are not terribly unique (Lisbeth=man+goth chick+dash of "vulnerability"), the denoument is astonishingly boring. All that said, the construction and pacing of the story are pretty impressive. Enter into evidence: Reading 150 pages in one night."
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The Moviegoer
25.  The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
The list author says:
  "I am proud of myself for finishing this book. Novels where the protagonist is "adrift" are so all over the place. Is Percy a great writer? Sure, but did my heart connect to this book? No. Did I understand all of it. No."
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The 39 Clues Book 1:The Maze of Bones (Hardcover)
26.  The 39 Clues Book 1:The Maze of Bones (Hardcover) by Rick Riordan
The list author says:
  "It is a noble effort to join forces with other authors to try and craft a series that will capture the imaginations of youth (and teach them about Benjamin Franklin, Mozart and other historical figures). But I wonder if the kiddos will make it through this plodding, overly-dense intro."
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Water for Elephants: A Novel
27.  Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
The list author says:
  "The 1 star reviews here already say it so well: "reads like a children's novel except for excessive profanity and graphic sex scense," "less is more in these areas in the hands of a capable writer. Particularly in the case of masturbating dwarves." The idea of a novel at a circus being told by a reminiscing character in a nursing home was very intriguing, the delivery was not."
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