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What is the best book to read ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The 100 Best Books I’ve Read So Far

    1. Watership Down, Richard Adams

    2. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley*

    3. 1984, George Orwell*

    4. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

    5. Non-Violent Resistance: Satyagraha, Mohandas K. Gandhi

    6. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Roald Dahl

    7. Island, Aldous Huxley

    8. Green Shadows, White Whale, Ray Bradbury

    9. In the Penal Colony, Franz Kafka

    10. The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger*

    11. The Last Battle, C. S. Lewis

    12. Borderliners, Peter Hoeg

    13. Animal Farm, George Orwell*

    14. Our Town, Thornton Wilder

    15. Beware the Fish!, Gordon Korman

    16. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    17. The Mouse That Roared (series), Leonard Wibberly

    18. Night, Elie Wiesel

    19. Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

    20. The Short Stories, Ernest Hemingway

    21. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald*

    22. Antigone, Sophocles

    23. I Sing the Body Electric!, Ray Bradbury

    24. Trout Fishing in America, Richard Brautigan

    25. All Creatures Great and Small (series), James Herriot

    26. Babar’s Anniversary Book, Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff

    27. Pigs Might Fly, Dick King-Smith

    28. James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl

    29. The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling

    30. Gandhi on Non-Violence, Mohandas K. Gandhi

    31. The Little History of the Wide World, Mable Pyne

    32. The Magus, John Fowles*

    33. The Silver Chair, C. S. Lewis

    34. Hamlet, William Shakespeare

    35. Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton

    36. A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines

    37. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka

    38. The Zucchini Warriors, Gordon Korman

    39. The Celery Stalks at Midnight, James Howe

    40. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction, J. D. Salinger

    41. Beloved, Toni Morrison

    42. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

    43. The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien

    44. Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare

    45. Danny, Champion of the World, Roald Dahl

    46. The Illustrated Man, Ray Bradbury

    47. The Time Garden, Edward Eager

    48. The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

    49. A Medicine for Melancholy, Ray Bradbury

    50. 40 Stories, Donald Barthelme

    51. Matilda, Roald Dahl

    52. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

    53. Losing Joe’s Place, Gordon Korman

    54. Uncle Wiggily’s Story Book, Howard R. Garis

    55. Nine Stories, J. D. Salinger

    56. The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot

    57. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

    58. No Coins, Please, Gordon Korman

    59. The Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling

    60. The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader", C. S. Lewis

    61. Franny and Zooey, J. D. Salinger

    62. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Barbara Robinson

    63. The Peace Book, Bernard Benson

    64. The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe

    65. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

    66. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain

    67. Boy, Roald Dahl

    68. Nothing But the Truth, Avi

    69. Little House on the Prarie (series), Laura Ingalls Wilder

    70. The Toynbee Convector, Ray Bradbury

    71. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Eleanor Coerr

    72. The October Country, Ray Bradbury

    73. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Roald Dahl

    74. The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury

    75. Bunnicula, Deborah and James Howe

    76. Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White

    77. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis

    78. A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag, Gordon Korman

    79. The Haunted Bookshop, Christopher Morley

    80. We, Yevgeny Zamyatin

    81. Magic or Not?, Edward Eager

    82. The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle (series), Hugh Lofting

    83. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

    84. Driving Blind, Ray Bradbury

    85. Long After Midnight, Ray Bradbury

    86. Early Stories, Anton Chekov

    87. Marcovaldo, Italo Calvino

    88. Dubliners, James Joyce

    89. Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl

    90. Quicker Than the Eye, Ray Bradbury

    91. Miracle on 34th Street, Valentine Davies

    92. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

    93. How to Play Better Baseball, C. Paul Jackson

    94. Dear Mr. Henshaw, Beverly Cleary

    95. The Golden Apples of the Sun, Ray Bradbury

    96. Frog and Toad are Friends (series), Arnold Lobel

    97. I Will Adventure, Elizabeth Janet Gray

    98. The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams

    99. Mossflower, Brian Jacques

    100. Who is Bugs Potter?, Gordon Korman

    *-indicates actual presence on the Modern Library list

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  • 1 decade ago

    It depends what kind of book you're interested in, but here are some books I loved:

    Promise Me by Harlan Coben

    The Innocent by Harlan Coben

    Just One Look by Harlan Coben

    Nobody True by James Herbert

    The Kite Runner by Khaled Houseini

    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

    The Linnet Bird by Linda Holeman

    She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

    Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

    The Time Traveller’s wife by Audrey Niffenegger

    The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

    A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

    The Chalet Girl by Kate Lace

    Where Rainbows end by Cecelia Ahern

    PS I Love you by Cecelia Ahern

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  • 1 decade ago

    Depends on what you're looking for.

    Try Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. It's best because you can legally get a free version off the authors website at

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  • 1 decade ago

    Into the Wild, best book ever!

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