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Markd9528 Wonders Whether These Books Are as Good as They Say - Page 3

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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A History of the World in In 10 1/2 Chapters (Julian Barnes)
A History of the World in In 10 1/2 Chapters (Julian Barnes)
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We the Animals (Justin Torres)
We the Animals (Justin Torres)
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Behind the Scenes at the Museum (Kate Atkinson)
Behind the Scenes at the Museum (Kate Atkinson)
84
Billy Liar (Keith Waterhouse)
Billy Liar (Keith Waterhouse)
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85
The Go-Between (L.P. Hartley)
The Go-Between (L.P. Hartley)
86
Lonesome Dove (Larry Mcmurty)
Lonesome Dove (Larry Mcmurty)
87
Ringworld (Larry Niven)
Ringworld (Larry Niven)
88
Cider With Rosie (Laurie Lee)
Cider With Rosie (Laurie Lee)
89
The Ipcress File (Len Deighton)
The Ipcress File (Len Deighton)
90
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
91
The L-Shaped Room (Lynne Reid-Banks)
The L-Shaped Room (Lynne Reid-Banks)
92
The Far Pavilions (M.M. Kaye)
The Far Pavilions (M.M. Kaye)
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93
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
94
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
95
Gorky Park (Martin Cruz Smith)
Gorky Park (Martin Cruz Smith)
96
The Monk (Matthew Lewis)
The Monk (Matthew Lewis)
97
Titus Groan (Mervyn Peake)
Titus Groan (Mervyn Peake)
98
The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)
The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)
99
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Milan Kundera)
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Milan Kundera)
100
The House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
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101
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson)
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson)
102
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman)
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman)
103
No Highway (Nevil Shute)
No Highway (Nevil Shute)
104
The Cruel Sea (Nicholas Monsarrat)
The Cruel Sea (Nicholas Monsarrat)
105
Zorba the Greek (Nikos Kazantzakis)
Zorba the Greek (Nikos Kazantzakis)
106
Kindred (Octavia E. Butler)
Kindred (Octavia E. Butler)
107
The Vicar of Wakefield (Oliver Goldsmith)
The Vicar of Wakefield (Oliver Goldsmith)
108
My Year of Rest and Relaxation (Ottessa Moshfegh)
My Year of Rest and Relaxation (Ottessa Moshfegh)
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109
A Taste for Death (P.D. James)
A Taste for Death (P.D. James)
110
Thank You, Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse)
Thank You, Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse)
111
Strangers on a Train (Patricia Highsmith)
Strangers on a Train (Patricia Highsmith)
112
Hangover Square (Patrick Hamilton)
Hangover Square (Patrick Hamilton)
113
The Butcher Boy (Patrick McCabe)
The Butcher Boy (Patrick McCabe)
114
Master and Commander (Patrick O'Brian)
Master and Commander (Patrick O'Brian)
115
The Sheltering Sky (Paul Bowles)
The Sheltering Sky (Paul Bowles)
116
The Snow Goose (Paul Gallico)
The Snow Goose (Paul Gallico)
117
True History of the Kelly Gang (Peter Carey)
True History of the Kelly Gang (Peter Carey)
118
Lorna Doone (R.D. Blackmore)
Lorna Doone (R.D. Blackmore)
119
Captain Blood (Rafael Sabatini)
Captain Blood (Rafael Sabatini)
120
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Randall Munroe)
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Randall Munroe)
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