books that make you stay in the bath till the water's cold

A Listmania! list by caseythecanadianlesbrarian "follow_your_bliss"
 
Metaphysique DES Tubes (Ldp Litterature)
1.  Metaphysique DES Tubes (Ldp Litterature) by Amelie Nothomb
The list author says:
  "unfortunately only a read if you speak french- but it's laugh out loud funny, thought-provoking, haunting and beautifully written :)"
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Oxford World's Classics)
2.  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Oxford World's Classics) by Anne Brontė
The list author says:
  "irresistable, charming but serious, funny and meaningful (when gilbert hits someone over the head with a stick, i just about died laughing) but it's also about a woman's emancipation! right on!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)

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The Catcher in the Rye
3.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. Salinger
The list author says:
  "fantastically about nothing - i adore holden caulfield- i've never read a book that made me feel this way- really like i was inhabiting a different planet than i had before i'd read it"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (499 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Self
4.  Self by Yann Martel
The list author says:
  "hilarious and horrifying- hard to let go when it was over- life of pi by same author is also excellent in a different way"
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Atonement
5.  Atonement by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "possibly the hottest sex scene ever written-in a subtle non-trashy way trust me-  also frusterating, in a philospohical sense, where do you decide where the story starts, which action starts it all?"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (342 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Harriet, the Spy
6.  Harriet, the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
The list author says:
  "i haven't given up my childhood dream of being harriet- she is such a real rich character- this book had the same effect on me when i was 13 that the catcher in the rye did later"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Popular Classics)
7.  Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Popular Classics) by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "utterly witty and funny, very dramatic- darcy and elizabeth are like real people to me- everything austen is fabulous but try emma after this one"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (447 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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In the Skin of a Lion
8.  In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
The list author says:
  "ondaatje is the definition of a poet (and he's canadian, natch) every sentence oozes with poetic beauty, almost too rich - the cinnamon peeler is a fantastic collection of his fabulous love poetry"
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Anne of Green Gables
9.  Anne of Green Gables by L. Montgomery
The list author says:
  "(actually the first three in the series are great- make sure you read anne of the island if you love romance) anne shirley is so real to me that it's scary - she is such a lovable character"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)

A Fine Balance
10.  A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The list author says:
  "sad and hopeful at the same time- so utterly painful though at times it hurts- makes you ask 'is this all there is?'"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews)

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Like Water For Chocolate
11.  Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The list author says:
  "i wish i spoke spanish so i could read this in the original - it must be even more rich and sensuous than in english- that said, is a perfect mix of fantasy, food and sex...mmmm"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

White Oleander
12.  White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The list author says:
  "don't be put off by the fact that this was on oprah's book club- astrid is an endlessly fascinating character- i love the line where the author writes the blinds sliced the sunlight like cheese"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret
13.  Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
The list author says:
  "i love this book and i'm not even sure why...i always have...'we must, we must, we must increase our bust' it just kills me..judy blume gets girls in a way i've never seen elsewhere"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Copenhagen (Methuen Drama)
14.  Copenhagen (Methuen Drama) by Michael Frayn
The list author says:
  "nothing happens in this play yet it is totally riveting...makes physics ingrossing for an english student"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Importance of Being Earnest (Penguin Popular Classics)
15.  The Importance of Being Earnest (Penguin Popular Classics) by Oscar Wilde
The list author says:
  "this play is the ultimate in english wit 'i can't eat muffins in an agitated manner, i would get butter on my cuffs' it is just hilarious and at the same time touches serious victorian issues"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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Green Grass, Running Water
16.  Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King
The list author says:
  "hilarious and immensely clever, mixes first nations mythology and western culture - funny and serious- see if you can catch the reccuring patterns in the ever-changing creation myth..almost too smart"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Children's Edition (Harry Potter 6)
17.  Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Children's Edition (Harry Potter 6) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "i realize you don't need to reccommend hp but  -rowling's done a great job of having harry 'grow up' although the ron and hermione romance is as worse as ever (or good, if you like to be tantalized!)"
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Last updated: 12/08/2005
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