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Cat's Eye
Margaret Atwood
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Watership Down
Richard Adams
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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson
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Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
John Berendt
I was utterly transfixed by this book.
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The Sound and the Fury
William Faulkner
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Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis
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The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver
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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Judy Blume
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The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
My favourite childhood book - love the characters, love the redemptive tale
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Possession
A. S. Byatt
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
C. S. Lewis
Sent away from London during Second World War, the four Pevensie children are taken in by a professor who lives in a very large house in the country. On the first day of exploring their new abode, little Lucy discovers a mirror-fronted wardrobe in an otherwise bare room; creeping into it, she crosse...show more
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A Month in the Country
J. L. Carr
At the outset of A Month in the Country, Tom Birkin, a World War I survivor and a veteran of a broken marriage, arrives in a remote Yorkshire village to restore a medieval mural in the local church. Setting up his summer abode in the bell tower, he is charmed by the blooming countryside even as he p...show more
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Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl is the story of a marriage’s unraveling and the suspicion that falls on the husband in the wake of his wife’s disappearance. But it is author Gillian Flynn’s knowing exploitation of the intimate pact between writer and reader, her head-turning violation of it, that tightens the story's gri...show more
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The Silence of the Lambs
Thomas Harris
Hannibal Lecter is one of the most chillingly drawn villains in the annals of modern fiction. He is perverse, polite, charming, brilliant, and brutal, and the FBI would like to lure him into helping with an ongoing investigation of a string of savage killings of young women that have left them baffl...show more
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All Creatures Great and Small
James Herriot
All Creatures Great and Small is a semiautobiographical account of a Yorkshire veterinarian of the animals he treated, and, most tellingly of all, the farmers, families, and neighbors of the town of Darrowby and the surrounding countryside. Herriot’s professional attention to the calves, horses, dog...show more
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1984
George Orwell
Even now, six decades after it was written and more than a quarter century after its titular year has come and gone, 1984 continues to haunt us with its aura of pernicious possibility. Orwell’s warning of a spiritless, totalitarian time to come has lost none of its relevance. It would be hard to nam...show more
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