70 Books That Exceeded Expectations

From Goodreads, These are books that you were pleasantly surprised by. They could be classics that you really loved, or more recent fiction that just caught you off guard by how good it was.
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Avg. score: 21 of 70 (30%)
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The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
2
Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
3
The Book Thief
4
Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)
5
Harry Potter
6
The Time Traveler's Wife
7
The Help
8
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
12
Pride and Prejudice
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13
Twilight
14
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
15
The Host
16
A Thousand Splendid Suns
17
Jane Eyre
18
My Sister's Keeper
19
The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
20
Life of Pi
21
The Glass Castle
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Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
23
The Shadow of the Wind
24
The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
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25
1984 (George Orwell)
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
27
Gone With the Wind
28
The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
29
The Alchemist
30
The Secret Life of Bees (South Carolina)
31
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
32
A Game of Thrones
33
Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
34
Eat Pray Love
35
Les Miserables
36
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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37
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
38
The Historian
39
Wuthering Heights
40
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
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