What are some great books to read?


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K. B.  Baldwin Profile
K. B. Baldwin answered

If you are looking for "Great Books", i.e. Books that are a foundation of a western liberal education, then The Great Books of the Western World is a hardcover 60-volume collection (originally 54 volumes) of the books on the great books list (about 517 individual works).  Probably available at any library worth the name.  If, by "great" you mean light fiction just go to the Best Seller list unless you are genre specific.  Aforementioned library has both the list and the books also. 

Justin Moore Profile
Justin Moore answered

Dracula by Bram Stoker and others listed at

anything by Sarah Dessen, Ann Brashares, Meg Cabot, Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, Ellen Hopkins, or Laurie Halse Anderson - Titles at the 1st link below.

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
13 Reason Why by Jay Asher
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Looking for Alaska by John Green

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Other Boleyn Girl and others by Philippa Gregory
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion, and Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Little Women, Little Men, and Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, and Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
The Belgariad and The Mallorean by David Eddings
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz
Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke
Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
Storms of Vengeance by John Beachem
Wake and Fade by Lisa McMann
The Giver and sequels by Lois Lowry
A Great and Terrible Beauty and sequels by Libba Bray
Howl's Moving Castle
Maxiumum Ride series by James Patterson
Pendragon series by DJ MacHale

anything by Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, Ursula K. LeGuin, Tamora Pierce, Donita K. Paul, Mercedes Lackey, Chris D'Lacey, Garth Nix, Terry Brooks, Raymond Fiest, Gene Wolfe, George RR Martin, etc. - Titles at the 2nd link below.

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