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Books I've read over the years and loved. Higher reading level.   Print this list Print this list
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Cover Art: Pride and prejudice /
Pride and prejudice
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
If you liked the Keira Knightley movie, the book is even better.
Adult Fiction AUSTEN
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Cover Art: Jane Eyre /
Jane Eyre
Bronte, Charlotte, 1816-1855.
Just read it. The story of Jane Eyre's life; her life as a child in school and her romance with Mr. Rochester.
Adult Fiction BRONTE
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Cover Art: Wuthering heights /
Wuthering heights
Bronte, Emily, 1818-1848.
"Be with me always-take any form-drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!" -Heathcliff. My favorite along with Gone With the Wind. The story of the passionate and all-consuming love between Cathy and Heathcliff.
Adult Fiction BRONTE
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Cover Art: The Count of Monte Cristo /
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
Very satisfying. A tale of revenge; and all Dantes does is sit back and watch everyone else cause their own downfall.
Adult Fiction DUMAS
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Cover Art: Lord of the Flies /
Lord of the Flies
Golding, William, 1911-1993.
A bit of an easier read than the others, but worth it. Makes you think.
Adult Fiction GOLDING
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Cover Art: The kite runner /
The kite runner
Hosseini, Khaled.
Different than the others on this list. A peek into Afghanistan, yes. But really, a story of dealing with guilt. It is incredible.
Adult Fiction HOSSEIN
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Cover Art: Les miserables /
Les miserables
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.
Yes, it's a beast of a novel. However, I recommend this over the abridged because the it is simply better. Reading the last page is wonderful, if for no other reason than the fact you just finished a 1462-page book. A plot summary would take me an hour to write, but it is essentially the story of Jean Valjean's life.
Adult Fiction HUGO
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Cover Art: Life of Pi : a novel /
Life of Pi : a novel
Martel, Yann.
Whatever you do, don't read the end before the beginning. Then, once you've finished it, go back and read it again. This book is an incredible piece of literature.
Adult Fiction MARTEL
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Cover Art: Beauty : a retelling of the story of Beauty & the beast /
Beauty : a retelling of the story of Beauty & the beast
McKinley, Robin.
Again, an easier read. But I love Beauty and the Beast, and this is a wonderful telling of the original tale. Don't expect to run into Mrs. Potts or Lumiere, though. :)
Children's Nonfiction BookPZ8.M1793Be
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Cover Art: Gone with the wind /
Gone with the wind
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949.
My favorite along with Wuthering Heights. Better than the movie (although the movie was amazing). I'm a yankee, so to speak, and I still loved it. Definitely worth reading.
Adult Fiction MITCHEL
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Cover Art: The Things They Carried /
The Things They Carried
O'Brien, Tim.
This book is drastically different than any other book on this list(it is closest to Lord of the Flies). However, it's a beautiful (and horrible) book about the Vietnam War.
Adult Fiction
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Cover Art: Harry Potter and the deathly hallows /
Harry Potter and the deathly hallows
Rowling, J. K.
If you haven't read the Harry Potter series, you have major issues.
Children's Fiction ROWLING
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