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Emma

by: Jane Austen
Ave. Rating: 4.02
Pages: 474
Year Published: 2003 (1815)
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Frankenstein

by: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Ave. Rating: 3.83
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2003 (1818)
Date Read: 06/25/2008
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Cane River

by: Lalita Tademy
Ave. Rating: 4.07
Pages: 522
Year Published: 2002 (2001)
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"A fascinating and engrossing story based on the author’s research into her own lineage. The book is filled with pictures and other primary sources documents that completely transported me. I studied each picture, so interested in these real people and their similarities and their dreams and their loves.

This book is a novel but is clearly formed around a framework of real events. The women in this family!! Goodness. Flawed, but so strong.

One note: it is very interesting to read this book so soon after reading The Vanishing Half. Both deal with colorism and make complimentary reads. TVH kind of picks up where this book left off time-wise. I found the town in TVH hard to believe- but after reading this real story, it’s easier to understand."
- katelynn
07/30/2020
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Island of the Blue Dolphins

by: Scott O'Dell
Ave. Rating: 3.84
Pages: 184
Year Published: 1971 (1960)
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Kristin Lavransdatter (Kristin Lavransdatter, #1-3)

by: Sigrid Undset
Ave. Rating: 4.29
Pages: 1144
Year Published: 2005 (1920)
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Mansfield Park

by: Jane Austen
Ave. Rating: 3.86
Pages: 488
Year Published: 2003 (1814)
Date Read: 06/09/2008
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

by: Betty Smith
Ave. Rating: 4.27
Pages: 496
Year Published: 2006 (1943)
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Destination Unknown (Agatha Christie Mysteries Collection)

by: Agatha Christie
Ave. Rating: 3.68
Pages: 292
Year Published: 2010 (1954)
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Cranford

by: Elizabeth Gaskell
Ave. Rating: 3.85
Pages: 257
Year Published: 2005 (1853)
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Persuasion

by: Jane Austen
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 249
Year Published: 2004 (1817)
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Pride and Prejudice

by: Jane Austen
Ave. Rating: 4.27
Pages: 279
Year Published: 2000 (1813)
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Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #18)

by: Agatha Christie
Ave. Rating: 4.11
Pages: 214
Year Published: 1978 (1937)
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"What a fun ride! Great psychology in this one. And I did not expect the conclusion at all."
- katelynn
10/21/2021
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Little Women

by: Louisa May Alcott
Ave. Rating: 4.1
Pages: 449
Year Published: 2004 (1880)
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The Outsiders

by: S.E. Hinton
Ave. Rating: 4.1
Pages: 192
Year Published: 1997 (1967)
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Lord of the Flies

by: William Golding
Ave. Rating: 3.69
Pages: 182
Year Published: 1999 (1954)
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Where the Red Fern Grows

by: Wilson Rawls
Ave. Rating: 4.08
Pages: 272
Year Published: 2000 (1961)
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Great Expectations

by: Charles Dickens
Ave. Rating: 3.78
Pages: 544
Year Published: 1998 (1860)
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The House of the Spirits

by: Isabel Allende
Ave. Rating: 4.25
Pages: 448
Year Published: 2005 (1982)
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All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)

by: Cormac McCarthy
Ave. Rating: 4
Pages: 302
Year Published: 1993 (1992)
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Middlemarch

by: George Eliot
Ave. Rating: 3.98
Pages: 904
Year Published: 2004 (1871)
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The Round House

by: Louise Erdrich
Ave. Rating: 3.95
Pages: 323
Year Published: 2012
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"3.5"
- katelynn
08/02/2021
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Life of Pi

by: Yann Martel
Ave. Rating: 3.92
Pages: 460
Year Published: 2006 (2001)
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"I was completely shocked by how much I LOVED this book. I've known about the basic plot since it came out and I've seen the movie, so I've had it in the category of books I "probably won't like." (Even though I did really enjoy the movie)

This is nothing like I expected. There's certainly philosophy, but it's not dry. There's essays on the author's opinions, but the plot never drags. And it's just so dang funny!

Read this so we can talk about it!"
- katelynn
04/26/2021
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Rebecca

by: Daphne du Maurier
Ave. Rating: 4.23
Pages: 449
Year Published: 2013 (1938)
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"The atmosphere of this book is so thick I was in a constant state of suspense. I had no idea what I was in suspense over which made it even better. Thoroughly spooked me! "
- katelynn
01/27/2013

Invisible Man

by: Ralph Ellison
Ave. Rating: 3.89
Pages: 581
Year Published: 1995 (1952)
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Bastard Out of Carolina

by: Dorothy Allison
Ave. Rating: 4.12
Pages: 309
Year Published: 2005 (1992)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

by: William Shakespeare
Ave. Rating: 3.95
Pages: 240
Year Published: 2016 (1595)
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Les Miserables

by: Victor Hugo
Ave. Rating: 4.18
Pages: 1463
Year Published: 1987 (1862)
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Death on the Nile

by: Agatha Christie
Ave. Rating: 4.11
Pages: 214
Year Published: 1978 (1937)
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Macbeth

by: William Shakespeare
Ave. Rating: 3.91
Pages: 249
Year Published: 2013 (1606)
Date Read: 05/30/2006
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A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)

by: Arthur Conan Doyle
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 123
Year Published: 2005 (1887)
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The Great Gatsby

by: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ave. Rating: 3.93
Pages: 200
Year Published: 2004 (1925)
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Bluebeard

by: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Ave. Rating: 4.04
Pages: 318
Year Published: 2011 (1987)
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The Name of the Rose

by: Umberto Eco
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 536
Year Published: 1994 (1980)
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Jane Eyre

by: Charlotte Brontë
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 532
Year Published: 2003 (1846)
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Possession

by: A.S. Byatt
Ave. Rating: 3.87
Pages: 555
Year Published: 1991 (1990)
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by: Mark Twain
Ave. Rating: 3.92
Pages: 244
Year Published: 2006 (1876)
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Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey, #10)

by: Dorothy L. Sayers
Ave. Rating: 4.21
Pages: 501
Year Published: 1995 (1935)
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The House of Mirth

by: Edith Wharton
Ave. Rating: 3.95
Pages: 351
Year Published: 2006 (1905)
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Emily of New Moon (Emily, #1)

by: L.M. Montgomery
Ave. Rating: 4.09
Pages: 339
Year Published: 1983 (1923)
Date Read: 07/12/2012
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Picnic at Hanging Rock

by: Joan Lindsay
Ave. Rating: 3.69
Pages: 189
Year Published: 1998 (1967)
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"I was disappointed here. I had high hopes of an interesting psychological mystery. I suppose the author accomplished what she set out to do, which is chronicle the unraveling of all the people surrounding a tragic event. I just felt like it was all... pointless? There was nothing to make it all worth it as a reader - no resolution or interesting development at the end.

I give it 3 stars for the amount of creepy atmosphere and the feel of the Australian countryside. Both of which I loved."
- katelynn
10/07/2019

World's Fair

by: E.L. Doctorow
Ave. Rating: 3.83
Pages: 304
Year Published: 1996 (1985)
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The Bluest Eye

by: Toni Morrison
Ave. Rating: 4.08
Pages: 216
Year Published: 2005 (1970)
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4)

by: Mildred D. Taylor
Ave. Rating: 3.85
Pages: 288
Year Published: 1991 (1976)
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Beowulf

by: Unknown Unknown
Ave. Rating: 3.46
Pages: 245
Year Published: 2001 (900)
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A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)

by: Madeleine L'Engle
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 211
Year Published: 1973 (1962)
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Slouching Towards Bethlehem

by: Joan Didion
Ave. Rating: 4.17
Pages: 238
Year Published: 2008 (1968)
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The Stranger

by: Albert Camus
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 123
Year Published: 1989 (1942)
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As I Lay Dying

by: William Faulkner
Ave. Rating: 3.72
Pages: 288
Year Published: 1991 (1930)
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Emily Climbs (Emily, #2)

by: L.M. Montgomery
Ave. Rating: 4.16
Pages: 325
Year Published: 1983 (1925)
Date Read: 08/11/2012
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Till We Have Faces

by: C.S. Lewis
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 313
Year Published: 2006 (1956)
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"I loved this up to the end. I think I'm probably missing some of the greater points/themes/symbolism. I had to read a synopsis and I still don't totally get it. Just wish I had a lit class or a good book club to discuss this with. Again my inability to see the forest for the trees is hindering my enjoyment of good books. "
- katelynn
03/19/2018

The Keepers of the House

by: Shirley Ann Grau
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 320
Year Published: 2003 (1964)
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The Phantom of the Opera

by: Gaston Leroux
Ave. Rating: 3.96
Pages: 360
Year Published: 1987 (1910)
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The Turn of the Screw

by: Henry James
Ave. Rating: 3.42
Pages: 121
Year Published: 1994 (1898)
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The Power of One (The Power of One, #1)

by: Bryce Courtenay
Ave. Rating: 4.32
Pages: 544
Year Published: 1996 (1989)
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Gift from the Sea

by: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 130
Year Published: 1991 (1955)
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Hamlet

by: William Shakespeare
Ave. Rating: 4.03
Pages: 289
Year Published: 2005 (1603)
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If Beale Street Could Talk

by: James Baldwin
Ave. Rating: 4.27
Pages: 197
Year Published: 2006 (1974)
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"I can tell this book is good literature, but I didn’t love it. I get frustrated when I feel like there’s something I am supposed to understand that is just beyond my reach. I wish I could discuss this in a book club!

The incredible writing probably would’ve boosted it to a 4 star for me if not for the grittiness and rawness. The level of crassness kind of took me out of the story... but I could see it maybe accomplishing another purpose of the author."
- katelynn
01/01/2020
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The Enchanted April [with Biographical Introduction]

by: Elizabeth von Arnim
Ave. Rating: 3.92
Pages: 130
Year Published: 2009 (1922)
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"This was a truly "enchanting" and delightful read, although slow at times.

My main problems with the book revolved around the way the relationships resolved – which is a pretty big deal since that’s what the whole book builds towards. I feel able to forgive that, however, due to the period in which it was written and the fact that everything else was so wonderful.

The growing relationships between the women. The blossoming of each individual. The incredible setting! The humor! This book checked a lot of things on my love list.
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- katelynn
03/07/2019
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Kindred

by: Octavia E. Butler
Ave. Rating: 4.27
Pages: 264
Year Published: 1997 (1979)
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"Wow, this 5 star was ... unexpected. It starts off really simple. I was not impressed with the initial setup of characters and the time travel theme. But, boy, does Butler ratchet up the tension and complexity! I ended completely overwhelmed. There's so so much to consider and discuss. She does not back down from any difficult ideas or grey areas. She faces them head on, showing human brokenness and defending dignity."
- katelynn
12/04/2019
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Emily's Quest (Emily, #3)

by: L.M. Montgomery
Ave. Rating: 4.12
Pages: 228
Year Published: 1983 (1927)
Date Read: 09/11/2012
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To Kill a Mockingbird

by: Harper Lee
Ave. Rating: 4.28
Pages: 324
Year Published: 2006 (1960)
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Their Eyes Were Watching God

by: Zora Neale Hurston
Ave. Rating: 3.96
Pages: 219
Year Published: 2006 (1937)
Date Read: 01/01/2004
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The Poisonwood Bible

by: Barbara Kingsolver
Ave. Rating: 4.07
Pages: 546
Year Published: 2005 (1998)
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Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove #1)

by: Larry McMurtry
Ave. Rating: 4.48
Pages: 960
Year Published: 1999 (1985)
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The Secret Garden

by: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 331
Year Published: 1998 (1910)
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Heidi

by: Johanna Spyri
Ave. Rating: 4
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2002 (1880)
Date Read: 07/18/2007
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The Great Gatsby: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

by: K. Woodman-Maynard
Ave. Rating: 3.82
Pages: 240
Year Published: 2021
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"Gorgeous. Perfect."
- katelynn
07/15/2021

Native Son

by: Richard Wright
Ave. Rating: 4
Pages: 504
Year Published: 2005 (1940)
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Go Tell It on the Mountain

by: James Baldwin
Ave. Rating: 4.01
Pages: 256
Year Published: 2001 (1953)
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East of Eden

by: John Steinbeck
Ave. Rating: 4.38
Pages: 601
Year Published: 2002 (1952)
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"4.5"
- katelynn
11/07/2020
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Wuthering Heights

by: Emily Brontë
Ave. Rating: 3.87
Pages: 464
Year Published: 2002 (1847)
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Tuesdays with Morrie

by: Mitch Albom
Ave. Rating: 4.12
Pages: 210
Year Published: 2000 (1997)
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Uncle Tom's Cabin

by: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Ave. Rating: 3.88
Pages: 438
Year Published: 1999 (1851)
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"Listened to the audio book after reading it many many years ago. This will always be a favorite - the characters are so rich and the plot is engaging and tragic, without being hopeless. I always walk away from this book challenged and inspired in my walk with Christ and my service to others."
- katelynn
04/04/2014

Lady Audley's Secret

by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Ave. Rating: 3.77
Pages: 455
Year Published: 1987 (1862)
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The Remains of the Day

by: Kazuo Ishiguro
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 258
Year Published: 2005 (1989)
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"Wow. This book is so subtle and quiet in its tragedy that the heartbreak of it takes you by surprise. It really is beautifully crafted - so British in its description of deeply felt emotion."
- katelynn
09/20/2014

The Joy Luck Club

by: Amy Tan
Ave. Rating: 3.94
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2006 (1989)
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Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)

by: L.M. Montgomery
Ave. Rating: 4.26
Pages: 308
Year Published: 1982 (1908)
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Good Night, Mr. Tom

by: Michelle Magorian
Ave. Rating: 4.28
Pages: 320
Year Published: 1986 (1981)
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The Scarlet Letter

by: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ave. Rating: 3.42
Pages: 279
Year Published: 2003 (1850)
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The Scarlet Pimpernel

by: Emmuska Orczy
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 182
Year Published: 2005 (1905)
Date Read: 07/14/2008
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Far From the Madding Crowd

by: Thomas Hardy
Ave. Rating: 3.94
Pages: 433
Year Published: 2003 (1874)
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There Is Confusion

by: Jessie Redmon Fauset
Ave. Rating: 3.97
Pages: 297
Year Published: 1989 (1924)
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And Then There Were None

by: Agatha Christie
Ave. Rating: 4.26
Pages: 264
Year Published: 2004 (1939)
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"I don't know why, but I had this book really built up in my mind, and it was somewhat of a let-down after that. What I enjoyed: it had much more atmosphere than most Christie novels. The action happened throughout the novel instead of just at the beginning. I was really freaked out throughout (which is a good thing). Certain elements of the story (that involved the deaths of children in the past - not a spoiler, I promise) I had to separate from emotionally. For obvious reasons. That took me out of the story somewhat.

Also, I was able to guess the ending based on some fairly clear clues. I was high-fiving myself over that one! Although it was rather disappointing to not be surprised.

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- katelynn
04/27/2018

The Color Purple

by: Alice Walker
Ave. Rating: 4.23
Pages: 295
Year Published: 2004 (1982)
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A Tale of Two Cities

by: Charles Dickens
Ave. Rating: 3.85
Pages: 489
Year Published: 2003 (1859)
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The Gold Bug

by: Edgar Allan Poe
Ave. Rating: 3.74
Pages: 124
Year Published: 2007 (1842)
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A Christmas Carol

by: Charles Dickens
Ave. Rating: 4.06
Pages: 104
Year Published: 1999 (1843)
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Heart of Darkness

by: Joseph Conrad
Ave. Rating: 3.44
Pages: 188
Year Published: 2003 (1899)
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The Count of Monte Cristo

by: Alexandre Dumas
Ave. Rating: 4.26
Pages: 1276
Year Published: 2003 (1844)
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The Woman in White

by: Wilkie Collins
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 672
Year Published: 2003 (1859)
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"This book had me hooked from the start. Its language was elegant and often funny – while preserving an atmosphere of mystery and foreboding. I was expecting a dull, slow read considering it's a Victorian novel. But I flew through it! "
- katelynn
02/27/2014
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by: Mark Twain
Ave. Rating: 3.82
Pages: 327
Year Published: 2002 (1884)
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

by: Carson McCullers
Ave. Rating: 3.98
Pages: 359
Year Published: 2000 (1940)
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