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The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (Part 2) - Page 4

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 Third Policeman (Flann O'Brien)
The Third Policeman (Flann O'Brien)
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Norwood (Charles Portis)
Norwood (Charles Portis)
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The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
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Scaramouche (Rafael Sabatini)
Scaramouche (Rafael Sabatini)
125
The Raj Quartet (Paul Scott)
The Raj Quartet (Paul Scott)
126
Austerlitz (W.G. Sebald)
Austerlitz (W.G. Sebald)
127
The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein)
The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein)
128
Sophie's Choice (William Styron)
Sophie's Choice (William Styron)
129
Galpo Guccho (Rabindranath Tagore)
Galpo Guccho (Rabindranath Tagore)
130
A Sportsman's Notebook (Ivan Turgenev)
A Sportsman's Notebook (Ivan Turgenev)
131
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
132
The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)
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133
Le Morte D'Arthur (Thomas Malory)
Le Morte D'Arthur (Thomas Malory)
134
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
135
Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)
Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)
136
Nightwood (Djuna Barnes)
Nightwood (Djuna Barnes)
137
Herzog (Saul Bellow)
Herzog (Saul Bellow)
138
My Antonia (Willa Cather)
My Antonia (Willa Cather)
139
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
140
Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
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The Beans of Egypt (Carolyn Chute)
The Beans of Egypt (Carolyn Chute)
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Letourneaus Used Auto Parts (Carolyn Chute)
Letourneaus Used Auto Parts (Carolyn Chute)
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Merry Men (Carolyn Chute)
Merry Men (Carolyn Chute)
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The Hours (Michael Cunningham)
The Hours (Michael Cunningham)
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145
U.S.A. Trilogy (John Dos Passos)
U.S.A. Trilogy (John Dos Passos)
146
The Radiant Way (Margaret Drabble)
The Radiant Way (Margaret Drabble)
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The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallant (Mavis Gallant)
The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallant (Mavis Gallant)
148
The Comedians (Graham Greene)
The Comedians (Graham Greene)
149
The Evening of the Holiday (Shirley Hazzard)
The Evening of the Holiday (Shirley Hazzard)
150
Hedda Gabler (Henrik Ibsen)
Hedda Gabler (Henrik Ibsen)
151
The Thin Red Line (James Jones)
The Thin Red Line (James Jones)
152
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
153
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (John Le Carré)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (John Le Carré)
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Under the Volcano (Malcolm Lowry)
Under the Volcano (Malcolm Lowry)
155
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
156
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
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157
The Tale of Genji (Murasaki Shikibu)
The Tale of Genji (Murasaki Shikibu)
158
Speak, Memory (Vladimir Nabokov)
Speak, Memory (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Mcteague (Frank Norris)
Mcteague (Frank Norris)
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The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
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