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The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (Part 2) - Page 5

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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Ovid – Metamorphoses
Ovid – Metamorphoses
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The Messiah of Stockholm (Cynthia Ozick)
The Messiah of Stockholm (Cynthia Ozick)
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Gargantua and Pantagruel (Francois Rabelais)
Gargantua and Pantagruel (Francois Rabelais)
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The Burning Plain and Other Stories (Juan Rulfo)
The Burning Plain and Other Stories (Juan Rulfo)
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The Rings of Saturn (W. G. Sebald)
The Rings of Saturn (W. G. Sebald)
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The Lorax (Dr. Seuss)
The Lorax (Dr. Seuss)
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
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Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson)
169
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
170
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
171
Phineas Finn (Anthony Trollope)
Phineas Finn (Anthony Trollope)
172
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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173
Charlotte's Web (E B White)
Charlotte's Web (E B White)
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The Story of the Stone (Cao Xueqin)
The Story of the Stone (Cao Xueqin)
175
Disturbing the Peace (Richard Yates)
Disturbing the Peace (Richard Yates)
176
The Regeneration Trilogy (Pat Barker)
The Regeneration Trilogy (Pat Barker)
177
Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)
Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)
178
Woodcutters (Thomas Bernhard)
Woodcutters (Thomas Bernhard)
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The Sheltering Sky (Paul Bowles)
The Sheltering Sky (Paul Bowles)
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Manchild in the Promised Land (Claude Brown)
Manchild in the Promised Land (Claude Brown)
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Raymond Carver: Collected Stories (Raymond Carver)
Raymond Carver: Collected Stories (Raymond Carver)
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The Horse's Mouth (Joyce Cary)
The Horse's Mouth (Joyce Cary)
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Troilus and Criseyde (Geoffrey Chaucer)
Troilus and Criseyde (Geoffrey Chaucer)
184
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
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185
The Idiot (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The Idiot (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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A Fan's Notes (Frederick Exley)
A Fan's Notes (Frederick Exley)
187
A Room With a View (E M Forster)
A Room With a View (E M Forster)
188
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
189
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
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A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry)
A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry)
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Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy)
Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy)
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Washington Square (Henry James)
Washington Square (Henry James)
193
Fear of Flying (Erica Jong)
Fear of Flying (Erica Jong)
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Lucy (Jamaica Kincaid)
Lucy (Jamaica Kincaid)
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The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
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Bertha (Kenneth Koch)
Bertha (Kenneth Koch)
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197
George Washington Crossing the Delaware (Kenneth Koch)
George Washington Crossing the Delaware (Kenneth Koch)
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The Towers of Trebizond (Rose Macaulay)
The Towers of Trebizond (Rose Macaulay)
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Tropic of Cancer (Henry Miller)
Tropic of Cancer (Henry Miller)
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A House for Mr. Biswas (V.S. Naipaul)
A House for Mr. Biswas (V.S. Naipaul)
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