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

This is the 3rd part of a 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.
The favourite 10 books of 125 writers were tallied (544 individual books were mentioned). This list shows lowest-ranked books in descending rank. Note that if the books had the same ranking, they were arranged in alphabetical order. All but 7 of these books were chosen by only one writer, so there are quite a few interesting works to explore.
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Gorilla, My Love (Toni Cade Bambara)
Gorilla, My Love (Toni Cade Bambara)
2
The Sot-Weed Factor (John Barth)
The Sot-Weed Factor (John Barth)
3
A Legacy (Sybille Bedford)
A Legacy (Sybille Bedford)
4
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
5
Mildred Pierce (James M. Cain)
Mildred Pierce (James M. Cain)
6
The Postman Always Rings Twice (James M. Cain)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (James M. Cain)
7
War With the Newts (Karel Čapek)
War With the Newts (Karel Čapek)
8
Blithe Spirit (Noel Coward)
Blithe Spirit (Noel Coward)
9
White Noise (Don Delillo)
White Noise (Don Delillo)
10
Play It as It Lays (Joan Didion)
Play It as It Lays (Joan Didion)
11
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
12
The Lover (Marguerite Duras)
The Lover (Marguerite Duras)
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13
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
14
Red Shift (Alan Garner)
Red Shift (Alan Garner)
15
Death of the Fox (George Garrett)
Death of the Fox (George Garrett)
16
The Succession (George Garrett)
The Succession (George Garrett)
17
Entered From the Sun (George Garrett)
Entered From the Sun (George Garrett)
18
Lanark (Alasdair Gray)
Lanark (Alasdair Gray)
19
Nothing; Doting; Blindness (Henry Green)
Nothing; Doting; Blindness (Henry Green)
20
The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
21
The Silence of the Lambs (Thomas Harris)
The Silence of the Lambs (Thomas Harris)
22
The Complete Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Complete Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
23
A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)
A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)
24
The Europeans (Henry James)
The Europeans (Henry James)
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25
Pearl (Tabitha King)
Pearl (Tabitha King)
26
Darkness at Noon (Arthur Koestler)
Darkness at Noon (Arthur Koestler)
27
Hombre
Hombre
28
The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni)
The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni)
29
The Chateau (William Maxwell)
The Chateau (William Maxwell)
30
A Severed Head (Iris Murdoch)
A Severed Head (Iris Murdoch)
31
Appointment in Samarra (John O'Hara)
Appointment in Samarra (John O'Hara)
32
Butterfield 8 by John O'Hara
Butterfield 8 by John O'Hara
33
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
34
Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
35
La Flor De Lis (Elena Poniatowska)
La Flor De Lis (Elena Poniatowska)
36
His Dark Materials Series (Phillip Pullman)
His Dark Materials Series (Phillip Pullman)
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37
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
38
Ceremony (Leslie Marmon Silko)
Ceremony (Leslie Marmon Silko)
39
On the Eve (Ivan Turgenev)
On the Eve (Ivan Turgenev)
40
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
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