Books everyone should read

A Listmania! list by Rising Ape "xKx" (England, Derbys)
 
The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
1.  The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "An absolute classic (in 3 parts) The Hobbit is also a must read"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,185 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhikers Guide to/Galaxy)
2.  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhikers Guide to/Galaxy) by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "A masterpiece, I've so far read up to part 4 of 3, if you like it you should carry on, they're masterful works of mockery"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews)

Dracula (Wordsworth Classics)
3.  Dracula (Wordsworth Classics) by Bram Stoker
The list author says:
  "The origin of all the Vampire books, films. Even if you don't like the current vamp stuff you have to respect the original"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

The Color Purple
4.  The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The list author says:
  "One of those books you hear a lot about, but hearsay really doesn't do it justice"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
5.  The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
The list author says:
  "Unbearably fabulous book"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
6.  Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Philip K. Dick
The list author says:
  "Even if you're not a fan of sci fi you can appreciate this book-and it might make you change your mind about sci fi :)"
7.08   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
7.  Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) by Emily Bronte
The list author says:
  "A classic. What more is there to say?"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (422 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Slaughterhouse 5, or The Children's Crusade - A Duty-dance with Death
8.  Slaughterhouse 5, or The Children's Crusade - A Duty-dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "Utterly utterly magnificent. Read it."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.12
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)

Gone With The Wind - Musical Tie-In
9.  Gone With The Wind - Musical Tie-In by Margaret Mitchell
The list author says:
  "One of my all time favourites, never seen the film but the book is a must for everyone"
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Pride and Prejudice (Wordsworth Classics)
10.  Pride and Prejudice (Wordsworth Classics) by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "Perhaps the most loved love story"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (447 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
11.  Northern Lights (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "All three in this trilogy are great reads, they should be set texts in theology courses in my opinion"
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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Wordsworth Classics)
12.  The Picture of Dorian Gray (Wordsworth Classics) by Oscar Wilde
The list author says:
  "Oscar Wilde was a genius, as well as being one of the most quoteable books it's whole premise is still very much relevant"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (299 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

To Kill A Mockingbird
13.  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The list author says:
  "Like the colour purple the hearsay doesn't do it justice"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (718 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Hogfather: A Discworld Novel
14.  Hogfather: A Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "I love Pratchett, I couldn't not put one of his books on this list. The Hogfather is one of my favourites, you won't be dissapointed, and you'll hopefully be hooked"
5.70   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

American Gods
15.  American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "One of my favourite books, You've probably seen some films that Gaiman was involved in (Stardust, Beowulf, Coraline) but like with so many adaptations, there is something can only be found on the page"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Atonement
16.  Atonement by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "They recently did a film adaptation which I enjoyed, but there is something that can only found in the book"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (342 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Shining
17.  The Shining by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "King is a master of suspense, you won't be able to put it down"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (388 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Classics)
18.  A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Classics) by John Kennedy Toole
The list author says:
  "Great book, read it"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)

The Road
19.  The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The list author says:
  "I don't usually read this type of book, but this is truly exceptional"
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
20.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The list author says:
  "Fantastic book"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,287 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
21.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The list author says:
  "This is an utterly fantastic book, reminds me a little of The Catcher in the Rye, but i didn't like that book, this I love"
5.59   Used & New from: 0.54
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,101 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Lady Chatterley's Lover (Essential Penguin)
22.  Lady Chatterley's Lover (Essential Penguin) by D. H. Lawrence
The list author says:
  "Lawrence isn't read enough"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)

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The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
23.  The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics) by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "Brilliant book, one of Atwood's best in my opinion"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (310 customer reviews)

I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
24.  I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Richard Matheson
The list author says:
  "Completely redoes the 'vampire novel' -also completely different to the film with Will Smith"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (269 customer reviews)

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The Lovely Bones
25.  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The list author says:
  "I don't usually read this type of book, but I'm glad I did"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (834 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Autism/ASD/Aspergers 18 5 Mar 2014
Best Pride & Prejudice Character 5 20 Jan 2014
Stanley Kubrick made the film more than Stephen King, buy Anne Rice novels instead 0 12 Dec 2013
Why is this book not available on Kindle? 3 20 Oct 2013
Should I read it, ive seen the films, Is it worth it? 9 30 Dec 2012
Kindle edition 0 1 Oct 2012
Religous controvesy 4 6 May 2012
half way through to kill a mockingbird... 1 5 Sep 2011
Price set by publisher 1 22 Jul 2011
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Revised version 0 16 Jul 2011
English spellings 1 16 May 2011
Why is this not available in the UK on Kindle? 0 2 Apr 2011
 
   

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Last updated: 12/11/2009
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