Good Book's Which I Have Read as the Result of the 'Big Read

A Listmania! list by Ms. J. H. Munro (England)
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Birdsong (Vintage War)
1.  Birdsong (Vintage War) by Sebastian Faulks
The list author says:
  "I had heard of this book, of course, and set out to read it with a heavy heart.  I expected to be depressed and bored.  Instead I was transfixed.  A most beautiful and fascinating novel."
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Catch-22
2.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "This is supposed to be a torrent of masculinity, most appealing to middle-aged men.  However, I found it funny and meaningful, although I am a teenage girl."
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Brave New World (Flamingo modern classics)
3.  Brave New World (Flamingo modern classics) by Aldous Huxley
The list author says:
  "I found this book far superior to the more sucessful 1984.  The totalitarian regime is more fantastic, but at the same time more believable, to give a compelling book."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (245 customer reviews)

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Rebecca (VMC)
4.  Rebecca (VMC) by Daphne Du Maurier
The list author says:
  "I stayed up until one o'clock in the morning to finish reading this book.  I felt a great need to know what happened, though I did not feel enlightened by the book until about 2 weeks afterward. Great"
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Katherine (Coronet Books)
5.  Katherine (Coronet Books) by Anya Seton
The list author says:
  "When I got this book out of the library, it looked dusty and unappealing. When my grandmother saw it and said she loved Anya Seton novels, I nearly gave up. I persevered, however, and it was wonderful"
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Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Modern Classics)
6.  Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Modern Classics) by Stella Gibbons
The list author says:
  "I haven't laughed so much in all my life."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

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The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
7.  The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  "A great, dark American novel.  If you are unsure about liking it, it is only short, and a masterpiece."
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The Grapes of Wrath
8.  The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The list author says:
  "A heart-wrenching and gripping tale of America during the depression  I cannot claim to have 'enjoyed' a book with such a subject matter, but it is most certainly a great book."
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Persuasion
9.  Persuasion by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "I had read several other of Austen's works, but I had never got around to reading this.  Not as good as 'Emma' but entertaining all the same"
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I Capture The Castle
10.  I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
The list author says:
  "A very imaginative book, though it does drag a little towards the end.  Another book which I felt let down by at first, but love now."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

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