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To Kill A Mockingbird
"Read this in school and it really moved me."
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"Truely hilerious. A work of genius."
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Romeo and Juliet (Penguin Popular Classics)
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Kafka On The Shore (Vintage Magic)
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Time Traveler's Wife
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The Catcher in the Rye
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Wall and Piece
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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin Popular Classics)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Vintage Classics)
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Wuthering Heights (Penguin Popular Classics)
"Not one of my favourites but worth reading if only for the fact it is named a 'classic'."
Harry Potter Boxed Set (Children's Edition) (Contains all 7 books in the series)
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Twilight: Twilight, Book 1 (Twilight Saga)
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A Million Little Pieces
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