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A Listmania! list by Book fiend Kel (Bloomington, Indiana)
The list author says: "These are the books I would take to a desert island. They can be read over and over again. I have read all of them at least three times, and find something new every time. The characters are real enough to keep you company."
Beach Music
1.  Beach Music by Pat Conroy
The list author says:
  "Fantastic characters, intricate plots.  My favorite book by my favorite author."
Used & New from: $1.86
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (541 customer reviews)

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The Brief History of the Dead
2.  The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
The list author says:
  "Extremely inventive plot."
$12.50   Used & New from: $0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

The Forgotten Garden: A Novel
3.  The Forgotten Garden: A Novel by Kate Morton
The list author says:
  "Great family drama."
$9.07   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,442 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

The Time Traveler's Wife
4.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The list author says:
  "Great book, bad movie.  Read it once on a long flight, and again on the return."
$9.60   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,551 customer reviews) | 65 customer discussions

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Narnia)
5.  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Narnia) by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "My favorite C. S. Lewis."
Used & New from: $1.46
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (298 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, Book 2)
6.  Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, Book 2) by Diana Gabaldon
The list author says:
  "This series is my guilty pleasure."
$14.13   Used & New from: $1.88
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,327 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

The Giver (Giver Quartet)
7.  The Giver (Giver Quartet) by Lois Lowry
The list author says:
  "A very grown-up childrens book."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,227 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

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Emma
8.  Emma by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "My favorite Austen by far.  These characters stick with you."
$6.64   Used & New from: $2.64
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (459 customer reviews)

To Say Nothing of the Dog
9.  To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
The list author says:
  "Loved this time travel book.  Great characters, and very funny."
$15.50   Used & New from: $4.32
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (494 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
10.  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The list author says:
  "Made me laugh and cry."
$12.51   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,130 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

A Girl of the Limberlost
11.  A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
The list author says:
  "A childhood favorite that stands up to adult reading."
Used & New from: $20.52
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

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When You Are Engulfed in Flames
12.  When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
The list author says:
  "I can't read this in public due to the amount of crazy laughter escaping from my face."
$16.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (547 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel
13.  The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde
The list author says:
  "Love this series.  Quirky and very funny."
$11.30   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (541 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mistress of the Art of Death
14.  Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
The list author says:
  "Great series featuring a female death investigator in a surprising time in history."
$13.37   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Book Thief
15.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The list author says:
  "Gauranteed to make you cry."
$8.23   Used & New from: $3.32
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12,624 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Mists of Avalon
16.  The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The list author says:
  "A hefty book with enough characters to keep you reading.  Interesting take on the Arthur saga."
$25.84   Used & New from: $1.02
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,079 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Sarah's Key
17.  Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The list author says:
  "Even though I saw the end coming, I couldn't stop reading."
$8.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,966 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Does anyone feel that there some things didn't add up in The Forgotten Garden? 74 4 days ago
Is The Giver appropriate for a class of 10-year-olds? 66 16 days ago
The Book Thief 0 May 23, 2014
Want to cancel book in basket 1 May 19, 2014
Disgusting language 12 May 8, 2014
E-Book broken, last pages missing 4 May 5, 2014
Kindle Formatting of To Say Nothing of the Dog 0 Mar 26, 2014
time travel 10 Mar 8, 2014
"one of the most enduring stories of our time". Really? 4 Jan 28, 2014
Confused about cage scene 0 Jan 3, 2014
Welcome to the Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close forum 7 Dec 1, 2013
William Shakespeare 1 Nov 16, 2013
 
   

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