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Popular Books With SOME Literary Value

I started making this list as a response to another list on this site titled "Popular Books with No Literary Value," and as I was putting it together over the course of a few days, the person who made it made a second one.
While I don't think all of these books are the best ever written, I don't think we should shame people for reading them. These books have valuable themes and characters, and slamming them all as having "no literary value" seems both elitist and contrarian, and does no good for anyone. If you can't see literary value in Harry Potter, Gone Girl, American Gods, or The Stand, among others on this list, that sounds like your own problem.
To anyone who enjoys these books, I just want to say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
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Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)
Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)
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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
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The Stand
The Stand
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Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
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Gone Girl
Gone Girl
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Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)
Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)
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A Song of Ice and Fire (George R. R. Martin)
A Song of Ice and Fire (George R. R. Martin)
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It (Stephen King)
It (Stephen King)
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Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
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Holes (Louis Sachar)
Holes (Louis Sachar)
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Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
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Interview With the Vampire
Interview With the Vampire
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American Gods
American Gods
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Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien)
Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien)
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Misery (Stephen King)
Misery (Stephen King)
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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The Fifth Season (N. K. Jemisin)
The Fifth Season (N. K. Jemisin)
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Hyperion
Hyperion
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The Giver (Lois Lowry)
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
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The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
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21
Hunger Games
Hunger Games
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A Wizard of Earthsea
A Wizard of Earthsea
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The Way of Kings
The Way of Kings
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The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose
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Milk and Honey (Rupi Kaur)
Milk and Honey (Rupi Kaur)
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The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
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Foundation (Iaac Asimov)
Foundation (Iaac Asimov)
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The Martian
The Martian
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The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
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Dune (Frank Herbert)
Dune (Frank Herbert)
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Good Omens (Terry Pratchett)
Good Omens (Terry Pratchett)
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Silence of the Lambs
Silence of the Lambs
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The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy
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The Husband's Secret
The Husband's Secret
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Speak
Speak
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Wonder
Wonder
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Ender's Game
Ender's Game
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Tuesdays With Morrie
Tuesdays With Morrie
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A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
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Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris)
Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris)
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