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Goodreads' 15 Beloved Books You May Have Hated the First Time You Tried Them

"A book can hook us from the first page, and it can also lose us at any page. We've all abandoned books—it's part of being a reader. But some books deserve a second chance…especially those classics you tried to tackle as a teenager.
We asked on Facebook and Twitter: What's a book you love now but didn't enjoy the first time you read it (or tried to read it)?"
Was it love or hate at first read for you?
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avg. score: 4 of 15 (28%)
required scores: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 

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Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
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Guards! Guards!
Guards! Guards!
3
I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
4
The Time Traveler's Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
5
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
6
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
7
Julie of the Wolves (Jean Craighead George)
Julie of the Wolves (Jean Craighead George)
8
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
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9
In the Woods (Tara French)
In the Woods (Tara French)
10
The Fellowship of the Ring (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Fellowship of the Ring (J.R.R. Tolkien)
11
Go Down, Moses (William Faulkner)
Go Down, Moses (William Faulkner)
12
Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
13
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
14
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
15
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
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