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The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (Part 2) - Page 3

This is the 2nd part of a 3-part challenge derived from the book "The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books" edited by J. Peder Zane. Authors such as Norman Mailer, Annie Proulx, Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Drabble, Michael Chabon and Peter Carey name the ten books that have meant the most to them.
NOTE: Click on the link to go to the 3rd part.
The favourite 10 books of 125 writers were tallied (544 individual books were mentioned). This list shows middle-ranked books in descending rank. Note that if the books had the same ranking, they were arranged in alphabetical order by author. Books 1-32 were chosen by at least 2 writers. Nearly 80% of the remaining books were chosen by only one writer (hence quite a few lesser-known works that you might like to explore).
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The Line of Beauty (Alan Hollinghurst)
The Line of Beauty (Alan Hollinghurst)
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A Doll's House (Henrik Ibsen)
A Doll's House (Henrik Ibsen)
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Buddenbrooks (Thomas Mann)
Buddenbrooks (Thomas Mann)
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Doctor Faustus (Thomas Mann)
Doctor Faustus (Thomas Mann)
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The Plays of Molière (Molière)
The Plays of Molière (Molière)
86
Life: A User's Manual (Georges Perec)
Life: A User's Manual (Georges Perec)
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Wheat That Springeth Green (J. F. Powers)
Wheat That Springeth Green (J. F. Powers)
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Quartet in Autumn (Barbara Pym)
Quartet in Autumn (Barbara Pym)
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Henry V (William Shakespeare)
Henry V (William Shakespeare)
90
Othello (William Shakespeare)
Othello (William Shakespeare)
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Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
92
The Killer Inside Me (Jim Thompson)
The Killer Inside Me (Jim Thompson)
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93
The Master (Colm Tóibín)
The Master (Colm Tóibín)
94
Kristin Lavransdatter (Sigrid Undset)
Kristin Lavransdatter (Sigrid Undset)
95
The Day of the Locust (Nathanael West)
The Day of the Locust (Nathanael West)
96
A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams)
A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams)
97
Père Goriot (Honoré De Balzac)
Père Goriot (Honoré De Balzac)
98
Ficciones (Jorge Luis Borges)
Ficciones (Jorge Luis Borges)
99
Bullet Park (John Cheever)
Bullet Park (John Cheever)
100
Uncle Vanya (Anton Chekhov)
Uncle Vanya (Anton Chekhov)
101
Life and Times of Michael K (J.M. Coetzee)
Life and Times of Michael K (J.M. Coetzee)
102
Lord Jim (Joseph Conrad)
Lord Jim (Joseph Conrad)
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The Secret Agent (Joseph Conrad)
The Secret Agent (Joseph Conrad)
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The Deptford Trilogy (Robertson Davies)
The Deptford Trilogy (Robertson Davies)
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105
Hard Times (Charles Dickens)
Hard Times (Charles Dickens)
106
The Ice Age (Margaret Drabble)
The Ice Age (Margaret Drabble)
107
The Bacchae (Euripides)
The Bacchae (Euripides)
108
Light in August (William Faulkner)
Light in August (William Faulkner)
109
Joseph Andrews (Henry Fielding)
Joseph Andrews (Henry Fielding)
110
The Gate of Angels (Penelope Fitzgerald)
The Gate of Angels (Penelope Fitzgerald)
111
The Sheltered Life (Ellen Glasgow)
The Sheltered Life (Ellen Glasgow)
112
Red Dragon (Thomas Harris)
Red Dragon (Thomas Harris)
113
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
114
Almost Paradise (Susan Isaacs)
Almost Paradise (Susan Isaacs)
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Shining Through (Susan Isaacs)
Shining Through (Susan Isaacs)
116
Fiskadoro (Denis Johnson)
Fiskadoro (Denis Johnson)
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117
Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Milan Kundera)
Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Milan Kundera)
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (C.S. Lewis)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (C.S. Lewis)
119
Man's Fate by Andre Malraux
Man's Fate by Andre Malraux
120
Bel-Ami (Guy De Maupassant)
Bel-Ami (Guy De Maupassant)
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