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    Oh and Harry Potter should be in there as well

    as should Catch 22.

    Oh and Shadow of the Wind by Zafon knocks spots off some of those as does the Hound of the Baskervilles.

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    I absolutely, absolutely love The Magic Faraway Tree! I still to this day dream of what land is coming to the top of the tree next.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire, post: 159794
    I absolutely, absolutely love The Magic Faraway Tree! I still to this day dream of what land is coming to the top of the tree next.
    We have that book in our collection. :D

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    His Dark Materials

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    I've read it. I want a guinea pig daemon as a hippo would be too heavy. :D

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    There was a place you could go to find out what your daemon would be after a long questionnaire - mine was a tiger - which is both awesome and probably wrong - more likley some sort of mollusc

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    i hope nobody thought i was calling them pretentious for having read a lot of them- what i meant was that someone had decided that everyone should read them














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    Lets see...

    On a side note... just 30?????? seriously??

    anyway, heres my take..

    In BLACK the ones Ive read...(Havent seen the list but Im guessing not many, since I love Harry Potter style books hahaha)

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee read it ages ago, I cant even remember if I loved it...
    The Bible jusr read parts
    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien I agree, this books are a must, and I would add THe Hobbit to the list, since thats where it all begins!!
    1984 by George Orwell
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen I found this book VERY VERY BORING!!!
    All Quite on the Western Front by E M Remarque
    His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman
    Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    The Lord of the Flies by William Golding I read it in high school, thought it was veyr interesting, plus its short, so maybe you can read an EXTRA book and make a 31 books list :)
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon I really liked this book, it was so different from everything I had read, however, Im not sure it would make it to MY top 30 list
    Tess of the D'urbevilles by Thomas Hardy
    Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne :) I love Pooh! but on a top 30 list for ADULTS? I dont know.... but I really REALLY love Pooh
    Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte I didnt love this one, but it is sort of a classic
    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham LOVED this book!!
    Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Good book, but it is such a sad story...
    The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
    David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
    Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    Middlemarch by George Eliot
    The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzenhitsyn read this one in high school, it is a very crude book... but its very interesting... Im not sure it owuld make my top 30 though


    Where's Harry Potter?? that sone that I think 90% of the world's readers have actually read!


    Now... which books would I add/change? of course, this is competetly personal preference, but a few of my favorites:

    Definetly:
    *The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
    *The Princess Bride
    *The Shadow of the Wind
    *Alice in Wonderland
    *Mist, a Tragicomic novel
    *One García Márquez book.. take your pick! hahaha.. Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Of Love and Other Demons, 100 years of solitude
    *Aura

    Maybe:
    *Wicked
    *Memoirs of a Geisha
    *Russka
    *Behind the Attic Wall
    * House of the Spirits

    To name a few.. hahaha

    Now.. Im heading back to read everyone elses comments and suggestions!!





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    After reading everyones comments.. I agree... reading should be FUN, you should get transported when you read and you should enjoy it

    I have on a few times stopped reading because I just didnt like the book, and the first few times I felt a bit guilty, but then I realized life is too short, and as it is, it will be IMPOSSIBLE to read all the books I really want to read, so, why waste my time on boring ones?





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    Mari, I'm right with ya. I use to feel like I needed to finish the book, but heck, not no more. If the book is not going well, I toss it. (not in the trash mind you, but off to goodwill it goes, or my mother's)

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