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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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The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
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The Book Thief
The Book Thief
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Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)
Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)
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Harry Potter
Harry Potter
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The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
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The Help
The Help
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
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Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
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Twilight
Twilight
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The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
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The Host
The Host
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A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
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Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
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My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper
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The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
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Life of Pi
Life of Pi
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The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle
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Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind
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The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind
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The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
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The Secret Life of Bees  (South Carolina)
The Secret Life of Bees (South Carolina)
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The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
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A Game of Thrones
A Game of Thrones
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Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
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Eat Pray Love
Eat Pray Love
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Les Miserables
Les Miserables
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
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The Historian
The Historian
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Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
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The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
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