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Goodreads 2019 Update: Books That Exceeded Your Expectations (Now Twice as Long!)

"These are books that pleasantly surprised you. They could be classics that you really loved or more recent fiction that just caught you off guard by its greatness." (Goodreads)
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avg. score: 43 of 140 (30%)
required scores: 1, 25, 37, 46, 59 

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The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
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The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (J.K. Rowling)
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Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)
Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)
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The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
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The Time Traveller's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
The Time Traveller's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
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Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
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Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling)
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Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
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Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
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A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
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The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
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The Host (Stephenie Meyer)
The Host (Stephenie Meyer)
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Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J. K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J. K. Rowling)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
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Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
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The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J. K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J. K. Rowling)
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The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
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Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
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A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer)
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The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón)
The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón)
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The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
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Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
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The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
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The Alienist (Caleb Carr)
The Alienist (Caleb Carr)
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The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
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The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
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Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
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