My Favourite Books - childhood-adult

A Listmania! list by "cotswoldstudent"
 
Gone with the Wind
1.  Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Couldn't take my nose out of this..I fell in love with it. Extremely well written and subtley brimming with info and facts. First book that has ever *really* made me sob my heart out."
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Watership Down
2.  Watership Down by Richard Adams
The list author says:
  "My copy is coming to pieces now. First read this when I was 11 and its very special to me. First book that ever really touched my like a good novel should. So well written. Magical. Love it."
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
3.  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Harry Potter! ..An utterly unique literary creation. I am a huge fan of Harry Potter - and not embarrassed to proclaim it. Arguably the best of the 5 so far..."
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)
4.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Have developed a soft spot for the Chamber of Secrets, still *love* it, but not as much as I do the others..."
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: 3/7
5.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: 3/7 by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Fighting for first place with P.Stone...!"
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
6.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "This book reaches the next level of JKR's series..much more adult. Sets the scene for 5,6 and 7. Definately one of the best, if not 'The' - jostling with Books 1&3,"
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5): 5/7
7.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5): 5/7 by J.K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Still HP so still love it, but mixed feelings about OoTP.  Much darker, didn't like the turn it took, did not flow as well as the others -could tell the writing had been interrupted. Fantastic though!"
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The Diary of a Young Girl: Definitive Edition
8.  The Diary of a Young Girl: Definitive Edition by Anne Frank
The list author says:
  "I first read this when I was about 13. Anne's story really touched me and served to increase my desire to learn more about her, her family and more about the Holocaust and other Jews."
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Roses from the Earth: The Biography of Anne Frank
9.  Roses from the Earth: The Biography of Anne Frank by Carol Ann Lee
The list author says:
  "This is the second biography I read of Anne Frank, and the only one I own. Continuing my education of the Holocaust, I cannot fail to be moved my this book."
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Angela's Ashes
10.  Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
The list author says:
  "One of the first autobio's I read - before reading this at 14 I had no idea they could be so well written and enjoyable, and so moving and interesting. Shows what I knew."
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'Tis
11.  'Tis by Frank McCourt
The list author says:
  "Just as good as its prequel - and so interesting to read 'what came next'...permanent place on my bookshelf."
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The Forests of Avalon
12.  The Forests of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The list author says:
  "I have all four of these books, having been reccomended to me by a friend who shares similar reading tastes. Have always enjoyed these bc, although fantasy, they are very well written."
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The Mists of Avalon (Mists of Avalon 1)
13.  The Mists of Avalon (Mists of Avalon 1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The list author says:
  "I've read many retellings of the King Arthusr/Camelot tale, but this one is probably the most unique."
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The Complete Plays (Penguin Classics)
14.  The Complete Plays (Penguin Classics) by Christopher Marlowe
The list author says:
  "Yes, my tastes do range to the more sophisticated too. Thoroughly enjoyed studying Dr Faustus, so went and bought this. Happily working my way through this."
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Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics)
15.  Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics) by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "I have the whole collection of Austen's novels, and excepting Northanger Abbey, enjoy all of them on many levels - as a reader and as a student of literature."
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Special Editions)
16.  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Special Editions) by William Shakespeare
The list author says:
  "Still don't own Shakespeare's complete works - am working my way through them individually. How can you not enjoy Shakespeare? I do however, prefer Marlowe's more refreshing style."
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Elizabeth: Apprenticeship
17.  Elizabeth: Apprenticeship by Dr David Starkey
The list author says:
  "I love Tudor history. I'm not a huge fan of Starkey, though. I've avoided buying more of his books..but there are a couple just itching to be read. Notice this is on my favourites."
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Dracula (Penguin Popular Classics)
18.  Dracula (Penguin Popular Classics) by Bram Stoker
The list author says:
  "My copy has mysteriously disappeared, but I have enjoyed all that I have read so far."
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Jane Eyre (Penguin Popular Classics)
19.  Jane Eyre (Penguin Popular Classics) by Charlotte Brontë
The list author says:
  "I'm working my way through all the classics - hopefully will have completed *all* of them by the time I'm 25...fantastic novel of its era"
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Forever Amber
20.  Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
The list author says:
  "I confess to being ever so slightly romantic...I love this. Most of all, however, I love the historical info contained within its pages and the fact it was written and published (1st) at such a time.."
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The Man in the Iron Mask (Oxford World's Classics)
21.  The Man in the Iron Mask (Oxford World's Classics) by Alexandre Dumas (père)
The list author says:
  "Dumas style of writing is very gentle and amusing...I really enjoy re-reading 3Muskateers. Love this too, except one day I will actually finish reading it.."
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Les Miserables (Penguin Popular Classics)
22.  Les Miserables (Penguin Popular Classics) by Victor Hugo
The list author says:
  "Unfortuantly, a library loan - even extended - is by no means long enough to finish reading the complete and unabridged edition. I thoroughly enjoy reading every paragraph and appreciate Hugo's style."
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Songs of Innocence and of Experience: William Blake (Oxford Student Texts)
23.  Songs of Innocence and of Experience: William Blake (Oxford Student Texts) by William Blake
The list author says:
  "I'm not saying I enjoy all of his poems, many are, frankly, empty, esp. Songs of Innocence. But some, such as the Poison Tree, stick with me forever."
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The Beach
24.  The Beach by Alex Garland
The list author says:
  "A pain to study (try comparing it to The Catcher In The Rye) but a fantastic book."
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The Wild Road
25.  The Wild Road by Gabriel King
The list author says:
  "I said this list was childhood favourites included...similar to Watership. Love this book - and its sequal. If you like Watership, you'll like these.."
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