Top Ten Books Everyone Should Read at Least Once In Their Lives

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The Top Ten

1 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

We watched the movie in class last year, it's a really heartfelt story, you need to at least watch the movie to understand. - Martinglez

I really love this book as well as the movie which was made of this great, beautiful book which one can't ignore, it's a story of true freindship, bring tears to my eyes.
story of Amir, as he tries to find his best friend he's ever had' despite abandoning him due to ethnic and religious differences that were prominent in kabul, Afghanistan. - Ananya

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2 Prisoner of Zenda - Anthony Hope

It is the first novel which I had read in 2009, I just love it! - Ananya

3 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Pulitzer winning book, a masterpiece of lee
humour entwines the strands of hypocrisy, hatred, prejudice, love and innocence to create one of the best novel ever written - Ananya

4 1984 - George Orwell

Delve into the life of smith as he struggles with the developing human nature in a world where individuality, free will and love are forbidden - Ananya

5 The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

While I love the Harry Potter series, they are not a one time read. You read them over and over again, and feel the exact same emotions. But with this, I knew instantly I could never read it again. I had gone numb reading it, and felt a whole wave of new and intense emotions the following day. I had cried the hardest reading this book, not because some people died, but because I KNEW this happened to real people, I got so connected and acquainted with the character, whom felt so real and true to me, and it was so unexpected, so sudden when, you know...How the author described it...I could feel everything. I knew EXACTLY what he was intending to say, and how beautifully written this was, how finely cut and trimmed this story was...all I can say is READ IT! If you don't you'll never know what REAL writing is. But, if you can't, read Harry Potter, which includes half of the feels this book has.
Also, I read this fairly young (before my teens, even), so you can just imagine the ...more

Experience bravery that is rarely found in this world, friendship formed in the most unlikely of situations - Ananya

If there was only ONE book I'd ever recommend to anyone, it's this. It has everything in it. Enough said.

This book is brilliant. Easily one of the best I've read. - keycha1n

6 The End of the Affair - Graham Greene

It tells the story of adulterous relationship of maurice bandrix and sarah miles, set in past against the turmoil of ww2, the personal battles of love, guilt, hate and search of truth and redemption which all are more poignant. - Ananya

7 Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Beautifully written, this is one of the best I have read - Ananya

8 The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

ONE MAN'S INTRODUCTION in to a world where those even with most indulgent lives can't earn love - Ananya

9 The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is one of the most influential pieces fantasy fiction of the 20th century.

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10 Of Mice & Men - John Steinbeck

The Contenders

11 Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
12 The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice
13 The Stand - Stephen King
14 The Queen of the Damned - Anne Rice
15 Memnoch the Devil - Anne Rice
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