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Top Almost 50, Because Why Not

People have been all over Book Riot's Top 50 List, and I could go through the same cliched books we've seen on every You Should Read This Before You Die list and say whether I've read them or not, but fuck that, so I made my own list which peters out in the 40s, because that's when I ceased to find books I SUPER-loved on Goodreads.

Basically these are all great.

Auntie Mame, Patrick Dennis
Around the World With Auntie Mame
Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
Maus, Art Spiegelman
Fun Home, Alison Bechdel
Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
Gone-Away Lake, Elizabeth Enright
Eugene Onegin, Alexander Pushkin
The Lorax, Dr Seuss
How I Became a Famous Novelist, Steve Hely
Good Omens, Pratchett & Gaiman
Roald Dahl. All of Roald Dahl.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
Middlemarch, George Eliot
Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Green & Levithan
Gaudy Night, D.L. Sayers
The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
The Emerald Atlas, John Stephens
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle
Bleak House, Dickens
Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Louis Sachar
East of Eden, Steinbeck
Possession, A.S. Byatt
Attachments, Rainbow Rowell
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
Sophie's Choice, William Styron
Emma, Austen
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters
Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Vanity Fair, WM Thackeray
The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart
The Ersatz Elevator, Lemony Snicket
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Little Women, LM Alcott
The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
The Pickwick Papers, Dickens
Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt
The Great Brain, J.D. Fitzgerald


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