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The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (Part 1) - Page 3

The favourite 10 books of 125 writers were tallied (544 individual books were mentioned). This list shows the Top 100 in descending rank (and is the 1st of 3 challenges). All the books in the list were chosen by at least 2 authors. All books in the top 20 were chosen by at least 9 writers.
NOTE: Click on the link to go to the 2nd part.
This list is derived from the book "The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books" edited by J. Peder Zane. The book is described as "the ultimate guide to the world's greatest books. As writers 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, you'll be reminded of books you have always loved and introduced to works awaiting your discovery."
BTW, "The Top 10" list at "thegreatestbooks.org", supposedly derived from this book, differs fairly markedly, particularly in the rankings!
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Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
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The Stand (Stephen King)
The Stand (Stephen King)
83
The Tempest
The Tempest
84
Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
85
Don Juan (Lord Byron)
Don Juan (Lord Byron)
86
Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)
Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)
87
Tom Jones (Henry Fielding)
Tom Jones (Henry Fielding)
88
A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
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89
Clarissa (Samuel Richardson)
Clarissa (Samuel Richardson)
90
Candide (Voltaire)
Candide (Voltaire)
91
Labyrinths (Jorge Luis Borges)
Labyrinths (Jorge Luis Borges)
92
The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
93
Mrs. Bridge/Mr. Bridge (Evan S. Connell)
Mrs. Bridge/Mr. Bridge (Evan S. Connell)
94
Tess of the D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Tess of the D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
95
The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka
The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka
96
1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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97
Gullivers Travels (Jonathan Swift)
Gullivers Travels (Jonathan Swift)
98
The Fountain Overflows (Rebecca West)
The Fountain Overflows (Rebecca West)
99
A Death in the Family (James Agee)
A Death in the Family (James Agee)
100
Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino)
Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino)
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The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (J. Peder Zane Ed.)
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (J. Peder Zane Ed.)
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