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Cowboys Are My Weakness
1.  Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston
The list author says:
  "wonderul and memorable, also read 'waltzing the cat', 'a little more about me', and 'sight hound'."
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The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
2.  The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G. Walker
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  "an essential for almost anyone. a powerful, challenging, and eye-opening reference."
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Watership Down
3.  Watership Down by Richard Adams
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  "thoughtful, but not burdensome."
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The House Tibet
4.  The House Tibet by Georgia Savage
The list author says:
  "a harsh start but powerful. this ties with ceremony at long nho as my favourite, but i recommend all her work."
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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
5.  The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "RIP. i didn't know you could laugh and think so hard at the same time. don't let the movie put you off (!) the five (or six) part trilogy is superb. then read both dirk gentlys."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (993 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

Last Chance to See
6.  Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "douglas adams's search for several endangered animals and the reasons they are endangered. his personal favourite and least known.  after you've read dirk gently find the salmon of doubt and treasure it."
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Mediterranean Caper
7.  Mediterranean Caper by Clive Cussler
The list author says:
  "underwater sciences of all kinds, mixed with the conspiracy du jour. read the series (in order), then the spin offs. educational as well. fan of NUMA! [i must say i've tried and given up on Dirk Cussler. i still have a few spin-offs to read, so we'll see]"
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Great Train Robbery
8.  Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "of all the crichton i've read, i'd recommend this, congo, and the terminal man at the top. but they're all good (sphere maybe less so, but still... and don't read them all at once because they get a little redundant; sample some others from this list)."
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The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book One
9.  The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book One by Jean M. Auel
The list author says:
  "the story behind these books is amazing, they are even more so. colorfully imagined and transcribed, amazingly researched, wonderful prehistory. awaiting the 6th..."
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Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, Book 1)
10.  Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, Book 1) by Elizabeth Peters
The list author says:
  "another wonderful, well-researched and entertaining series, a family's adventures excavating in egypt, 1880s through WWI. try her other stuff as well, as elizabeth peters and barbara michaels."
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A Cup of Light
11.  A Cup of Light by Nicole Mones
The list author says:
  "a blend of simplicity and power, a tale of porcelain and of people, past and present. and of course read 'lost in translation' first (nothing to do with the mediocre movie - just read it)"
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The Dream Stalker (A Wind River Reservation Myste)
12.  The Dream Stalker (A Wind River Reservation Myste) by Margaret Coel
The list author says:
  "pretty quick but very colorful and accurate portrayls of lives and murders on wind river. every time i finish the latest in this series i immediately want the next because i *need* to follow the characters."
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The Genesis Code
13.  The Genesis Code by John Case
The list author says:
  "intriguing scientific possibility. religion+science+thrills 100x better than the da vinci code. in a similar vein, richard preston, fiction and non."
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If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
14.  If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O'Brien
The list author says:
  "all tim o'brien's works (all recommended) are haunting portrayals of war and its effects, by an obviously haunted man."
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Anil's Ghost: A Novel
15.  Anil's Ghost: A Novel by Michael Ondaatje
The list author says:
  "a bit confusing but michael ondaatje's writing style more than makes up for it."
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The Songlines
16.  The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
The list author says:
  "this book literally changed my life by its mere existence. in intriguing and obtuse look at nomadism, the process of writing, and failure on both counts."
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Dirt Music: A Novel
17.  Dirt Music: A Novel by Tim Winton
The list author says:
  "haunting and quietly powerful. i could not put this one down."
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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
18.  Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz
The list author says:
  "fun and quite insightful. made me think strongly about where i was placing my feet."
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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
19.  The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
The list author says:
  "intentionally challenging and worth it."
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The Plato Papers: A Novel
20.  The Plato Papers: A Novel by Peter Ackroyd
The list author says:
  "multilayered, though-provoking in its implications."
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In the Time of the Butterflies
21.  In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
The list author says:
  "a well-crafted historical fiction, extrapolated from the real-life mariposas"
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Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
22.  Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist by William R. Maples
The list author says:
  "not for the squeamish. enh. i'm not squeamish. informative and very well-written. see also: mostly murder, death's acre."
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The Wisdom of the Bones: In Search of Human Origins
23.  The Wisdom of the Bones: In Search of Human Origins by Alan Walker
The list author says:
  "i've read it twice in a year. fascinating and approachable."
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Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die
24.  Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die by Michael Largo
The list author says:
  "funny. research and organisation could be better, but quite entertaining whether you read cover to cover or particular entries"
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A Morbid Taste for Bones: The First Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (Brother Cadfael Mysteries)
25.  A Morbid Taste for Bones: The First Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (Brother Cadfael Mysteries) by Ellis Peters
The list author says:
  "this series may be a bit old but i'm quite liking it. and even though i'm reading it rapid fire, and the situations may seem repetitive, i haven't yet seen through the plot or characters. and i'm on the seventh"
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