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100 Books That Exceeded Expectations

Following the new list trend, one hundred books that exceeded my expectations, many required for classes or given to me as gifts
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Angel (Elizabeth Taylor)
Angel (Elizabeth Taylor)
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Anne Frank: The Biography (Melissa Müller)
Anne Frank: The Biography (Melissa Müller)
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Are Italians White? (Jennifer Guglielmo, Salvatore Salerno, Eds.)
Are Italians White? (Jennifer Guglielmo, Salvatore Salerno, Eds.)
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As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Diaries 1964-1980 (Susan Sontag)
As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Diaries 1964-1980 (Susan Sontag)
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5
Bangkok 8 (John Burdett)
Bangkok 8 (John Burdett)
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A Bestiary (Lily Hoang)
A Bestiary (Lily Hoang)
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The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni)
The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni)
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Better Never to Have Been: The Harm If Coming Into Existence (David Benatar)
Better Never to Have Been: The Harm If Coming Into Existence (David Benatar)
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The Blithedale Romance (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Blithedale Romance (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
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The Book of the Courtier (Baldesar Castiglione)
The Book of the Courtier (Baldesar Castiglione)
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Brooklyn (Colm Toibin)
Brooklyn (Colm Toibin)
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Bugatti Queen (Miranda Seymour)
Bugatti Queen (Miranda Seymour)
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Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation (Silvia Federici)
Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation (Silvia Federici)
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The Casual Vacancy (J. K. Rowling)
The Casual Vacancy (J. K. Rowling)
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Catherwood (Marly Youmans)
Catherwood (Marly Youmans)
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Competing With the Sylph: Dancers and the Pursuit of the Ideal Body Form (L. M. Vincent)
Competing With the Sylph: Dancers and the Pursuit of the Ideal Body Form (L. M. Vincent)
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Contraception and Abortion From the Ancient World to the Renaissance (John M. Riddle)
Contraception and Abortion From the Ancient World to the Renaissance (John M. Riddle)
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Cosima (Grazia Deledda)
Cosima (Grazia Deledda)
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The Crime of Olga Arbyelina (Andreï Makine)
The Crime of Olga Arbyelina (Andreï Makine)
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Deafening (Frances Itani)
Deafening (Frances Itani)
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Discourse on Free Will (Erasmus, Martin Luther)
Discourse on Free Will (Erasmus, Martin Luther)
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Divorzio All'islamica a Viale Marconi (Amara Lakhous)
Divorzio All'islamica a Viale Marconi (Amara Lakhous)
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Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric (Claudia Rankine)
Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric (Claudia Rankine)
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Eichmann in Jerusalem (Hannah Arendt)
Eichmann in Jerusalem (Hannah Arendt)
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The Enchantress of Florence
The Enchantress of Florence
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Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
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Eva (Giovanni Verga)
Eva (Giovanni Verga)
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Fosca (Igino Ugo Tarchetti)
Fosca (Igino Ugo Tarchetti)
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Gable & Lombard & Powell & Harlow (Edward Z. Epstein)
Gable & Lombard & Powell & Harlow (Edward Z. Epstein)
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Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
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The Glass Bees (Ernst Jünger)
The Glass Bees (Ernst Jünger)
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The Goshawk (T.H. White)
The Goshawk (T.H. White)
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Gravity and Grace (Simone Weil)
Gravity and Grace (Simone Weil)
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A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of EM Forster (Wendy Moffat)
A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of EM Forster (Wendy Moffat)
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Heremakhonon (Maryse Condé)
Heremakhonon (Maryse Condé)
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Hide-And-Seek With Angels (Lisa Chaney)
Hide-And-Seek With Angels (Lisa Chaney)
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Household Saints (Francine Prose)
Household Saints (Francine Prose)
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How to Make an American Quilt
How to Make an American Quilt
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Hunger of Memory (Richard Rodriguez)
Hunger of Memory (Richard Rodriguez)
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I Had Seen Castles (Cynthia Rylant)
I Had Seen Castles (Cynthia Rylant)
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