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Markd9528 Wonders Whether These Books Are as Good as They Say

These books are moderately popular (~3% to ~10%) on some of the most well-regarded challenges, such as "Guardian's 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read". On this list you won't find any superstar books such as the Harry Potters, 1984 & Pride and Prejudice (which I hope many of you will greet with a sigh of relief). One book per author.
BTW, the small number of books I have read are at 150-172. Most of the unread books on the list have not featured very strongly on my book radar. But since The Guardian says I MUST read them, I'll have to pay more attention to them.
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The Line of Beauty (Alan Hollinghurst)
The Line of Beauty (Alan Hollinghurst)
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The Beach (Alex Garland)
The Beach (Alex Garland)
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The Stars My Destination (Alfred Bester)
The Stars My Destination (Alfred Bester)
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Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
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Delta of Venus (Anaïs Nin)
Delta of Venus (Anaïs Nin)
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Nights at the Circus (Angela Carter)
Nights at the Circus (Angela Carter)
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The Gathering (Anne Enright)
The Gathering (Anne Enright)
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Breathing Lessons (Anne Tyler)
Breathing Lessons (Anne Tyler)
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Barkskins (Annie Proulx)
Barkskins (Annie Proulx)
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The Prisoner of Zenda (Anthony Hope)
The Prisoner of Zenda (Anthony Hope)
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The Way We Live Now (Anthony Trollope)
The Way We Live Now (Anthony Trollope)
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Tales of the City (Armistead Maupin)
Tales of the City (Armistead Maupin)
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Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke)
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke)
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A Kestrel for a Knave (Barry Hines)
A Kestrel for a Knave (Barry Hines)
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The African Queen (C. S. Forester)
The African Queen (C. S. Forester)
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My Name Is Asher Lev (Chaim Potok)
My Name Is Asher Lev (Chaim Potok)
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Little Dorrit (Charles Dickens)
Little Dorrit (Charles Dickens)
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The Graduate (Charles Webb)
The Graduate (Charles Webb)
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Shirley (Charlotte Brontë)
Shirley (Charlotte Brontë)
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Choderlos De Laclos)
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Choderlos De Laclos)
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Brooklyn (Colm Toibin)
Brooklyn (Colm Toibin)
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All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
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Hyperion (Dan Simmons)
Hyperion (Dan Simmons)
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My Cousin Rachel (Daphne Du Maurier)
My Cousin Rachel (Daphne Du Maurier)
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The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett)
The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett)
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Calypso (David Sedaris)
Calypso (David Sedaris)
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Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens)
Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens)
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I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
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Whose Body? (Dorothy L. Sayers)
Whose Body? (Dorothy L. Sayers)
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A Princess of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs)
A Princess of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs)
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The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)
The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)
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So Big (Edna Ferber)
So Big (Edna Ferber)
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The Known World (Edward P. Jones)
The Known World (Edward P. Jones)
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The Idiot (Elif Batuman)
The Idiot (Elif Batuman)
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Cranford (Elizabeth Gaskell)
Cranford (Elizabeth Gaskell)
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Get Shorty (Elmore Leonard)
Get Shorty (Elmore Leonard)
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Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel)
Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel)
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (Emma Orczy)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Emma Orczy)
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Hideous Kinky (Esther Freud)
Hideous Kinky (Esther Freud)
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The Life and Loves of a She Devil (Fay Weldon)
The Life and Loves of a She Devil (Fay Weldon)
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