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These are some of my favorite books; ones I would most definately and enthusiastically suggest to anyone who asked.   Print this list Print this list
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Cover Art: Pride and prejudice /
Pride and prejudice
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
This book is a splendid little romance that leaves you feeling good. A classic. That's really all I have to say about it.
Adult Fiction AUSTEN
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Cover Art: Peter Pan [audio cassette] /
Peter Pan [audio cassette]
Barrie, J. M. 1860-1937
Not at all like its Disney cartoon counterpart in some ways, but definately a great book!! Action, adventure, fantasy, etc.
Children's Fiction BARRIE
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Cover Art: Jane Eyre /
Jane Eyre
Bronte, Charlotte, 1816-1855
This one almost ties with Wuthering Heights for me. In fact, sometimes I think it surpasses it, but then I read Wuthering Heights again and change my mind. Jane Eyre is a wonderfully written book. It follows the title character, an orphan disliked by almost everyone, as she tries to find someone who sees the real her and can still love her.
Adult Fiction BRONTE
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Cover Art: Villette /
Villette
Bronte, Charlotte, 1816-1855
Villette could be studied to understand exactly what kind of toll total isolation takes on a person. The heroine, Lucy Snowe, is very similar to Jane Eyre.
Adult Fiction BRONTE
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Cover Art: Wuthering heights /
Wuthering heights
Bronte, Emily, 1818-1848
One of my very favorite books (if not my all-time fave). Wuthering Heights is a deep, dark story about love, passion, hatred,vengance, and the effect our lives have on others. An essential classic.
Adult Fiction BRONTE
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Cover Art: Tidings of comfort and joy /
Tidings of comfort and joy
Bunn, T. Davis, 1952-
Sort of a story within a story. A teen girl with a serious disease goes to stay with her grandma while her family is on vacation. The girl had been tormenting her heartbroken family throughout her illness, because of bitterness, but Gran tells her a story. Gran's story is her own and takes place during WWII.
Adult Fiction BUNN
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Cover Art: The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and
The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and
DiCamillo, Kate
A new fairy tale! I love this little book! Sweet, facinating, innocent, fun... I love it! I love it!
Children's Fiction DICAMIL
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Cover Art: Les miserables /
Les miserables
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
Amazingly intricate and deep, this story follows multiple characters. I've read it three times, but I learn several knew things every time I read it. This book has romance, action, history, and...well, let me abridge or this review will have chapters:This novel is breathtakingly complex, but I love it! Oh, and beware! It is very long!
Adult Fiction HUGO
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Cover Art: The phantom of the Opera /
The phantom of the Opera
Leroux, Gaston, 1868-1927
Drama! Drama! Drama! Definately the word I would use to describe this book. Well written, dark, full of romance, but also some horror. An essential classic; a must read.
Adult Fiction LEROUX
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Cover Art: Twilight : a novel /
Twilight : a novel
Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
Action and romance, what a combo! An easy read and a good book; part of a series.
Teen Fiction MEYER
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Cover Art: Holes /
Holes
Sachar, Louis, 1954-
Fun, interesting, a great plot, and a fairy-tale feel make this book a wonderful read! I have read it so many times!
Teen Fiction SACHAR
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Cover Art: As you like it /
As you like it
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
How can you have a list of great books without at least one by Shakespeare? This is my favorite of Shakespeare's works.
Adult Nonfiction Book 822.33 O3
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Cover Art: The hiding place /
The hiding place
Ten Boom, Corrie
This book is a biography of Corrie Ten Boom, and centers on the time she and her sister spent in the Nazi concentration camp. Well written and very interesting.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 T251
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Cover Art: The adventures of Tom Sawyer /
The adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Light and fun, but full of adventure and mystery, this book is an essential classic! Mark Twain is a very distinct author with a voice different from other classics I've read.
Children's Fiction TWAIN
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