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Markd9528 Wonders Whether These Books Are as Good as They Say - Page 4

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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avg. score: 14 of 172 (8%)
required scores: 1, 4, 8, 13, 22 

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Raymond Carver)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Raymond Carver)
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Asterix the Gaul (René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo)
Asterix the Gaul (René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo)
123
The Manchurian Candidate (Richard Condon)
The Manchurian Candidate (Richard Condon)
124
How Green Was My Valley (Richard Llewellyn)
How Green Was My Valley (Richard Llewellyn)
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125
Just William (Richmal Crompton)
Just William (Richmal Crompton)
126
Rubyfruit Jungle (Rita Mae Brown)
Rubyfruit Jungle (Rita Mae Brown)
127
Fatherland (Robert Harris)
Fatherland (Robert Harris)
128
The Commitments (Roddy Doyle)
The Commitments (Roddy Doyle)
129
The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Rudolf Erich Raspe)
The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Rudolf Erich Raspe)
130
The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
131
Fingersmith (Sarah Waters)
Fingersmith (Sarah Waters)
132
Elmer Gantry (Sinclair Lewis)
Elmer Gantry (Sinclair Lewis)
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133
Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)
Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)
134
Solaris (Stanisław Lem)
Solaris (Stanisław Lem)
135
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (Sue Townsend)
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (Sue Townsend)
136
The Library Book (Susan Orlean)
The Library Book (Susan Orlean)
137
The Sword in the Stone (T.H. White)
The Sword in the Stone (T.H. White)
138
Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser)
Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser)
139
Red Dragon (Thomas Harris)
Red Dragon (Thomas Harris)
140
Porterhouse Blue (Tom Sharpe)
Porterhouse Blue (Tom Sharpe)
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141
Foucault's Pendulum (Umberto Eco)
Foucault's Pendulum (Umberto Eco)
142
A House for Mr. Biswas (V.S. Naipaul)
A House for Mr. Biswas (V.S. Naipaul)
143
The Sympathizer (Viet Thanh Nguyen)
The Sympathizer (Viet Thanh Nguyen)
144
Of Human Bondage (W. Somerset Maugham)
Of Human Bondage (W. Somerset Maugham)
145
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
146
Devil in a Blue Dress (Walter Mosley)
Devil in a Blue Dress (Walter Mosley)
147
One of Ours (Willa Cather)
One of Ours (Willa Cather)
148
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
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149
Dust Tracks on a Road (Zora Neale Hurston)
Dust Tracks on a Road (Zora Neale Hurston)
150
The Uncommon Reader (Alan Bennett)
The Uncommon Reader (Alan Bennett)
151
The Member of the Wedding (Carson McCullers)
The Member of the Wedding (Carson McCullers)
152
The Loved One (Evelyn Waugh)
The Loved One (Evelyn Waugh)
153
Bonjour Tristesse (Francoise Sagan)
Bonjour Tristesse (Francoise Sagan)
154
King Solomon's Mines (H. Rider Haggard)
King Solomon's Mines (H. Rider Haggard)
155
Père Goriot (Honoré De Balzac)
Père Goriot (Honoré De Balzac)
156
Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino)
Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino)
157
Fathers and Sons (Ivan Turgenev)
Fathers and Sons (Ivan Turgenev)
158
Waiting for the Barbarians (J.M. Coetzee)
Waiting for the Barbarians (J.M. Coetzee)
159
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
160
The Postman Always Rings Twice (James M. Cain)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (James M. Cain)
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