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Books made into movies Add your favorites, foreign films too! Also list the "books into movies" that you didn't like and tell us why in the comments section.
List created by ANNA S. (SanJoseCa) on Jul 2, 2010
List Votes: 28 Books: 485 Contributors: 34 Watchers: 63 List Type: Open
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, Bk 1) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is...  more

Book Votes: 44
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1) by Stephenie Meyer
"About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him--and I didn't know how dominant that part might be--that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him." "I'D...  more

Book Votes: 33
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, Bk 3) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter has to sneak back to Hogwarts, after accidentally inflating his horrible Aunt Marge. But once there everyone is whispering about a prisoner who has escaped from the famous wizard prison, Azkaban. His name is Sirius Black, and as a follower of Lord Voldemort he is determined to track...  more

Book Votes: 31
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, Bk 7) by J. K. Rowling
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the epic tale of Harry Potter, Harry and Lord Voldemort each prepare for their ultimate encounter. Voldemort takes control of the Ministry of Magic, installs Severus Snape as headmaster at Hogwarts, and sends his Death...  more

Book Votes: 30
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, Bk 6) by J. K. Rowling
The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet . . . As with all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate....  more

Book Votes: 30
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WENDY C. (wendyk96)
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
The Notebook is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments and the fundamental changes that affect us all. Shining with a beauty that is rarely found in current literature, this book establishes Nicholas Sparks as a classic storyteller with a unique insight into the only emotion...  more

Book Votes: 30
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, Bk 2) by J. K. Rowling
When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school. Ever since Harry Potter had come home for the summer, the Dursleys had...  more

Book Votes: 29
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, Bk 4) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for his fourth year of magical adventures in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This year brings with it many trials, dangers, and adventures in the unknown... including "girls". There is Dark Magic afoot, which brings danger as well as death.

Book Votes: 28
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Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Forest Gump by Winston Groom
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Book Votes: 28
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
Wizard of Oz (Aladdin Classics) by L. Frank Baum
Hailed as the first original American fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz inspired countless sequels and imitations, as well as the classic American musical film and the Broadway musical The Wiz. In L. Frank Baum's imaginative story, Dorothy Gale takes a magical journey from the American heartland into...  more

Book Votes: 27
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Danielle W. -
The Shining by Stephen King
Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the...  more

Book Votes: 27
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, Bk 5) by J. K. Rowling
I say to you all, once again--in the light of Lord Voldemort's return, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort's gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. So...  more

Book Votes: 26
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Laura T. (dordale) - ,
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been...  more

Book Votes: 26
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Sherry G. (Shervivor) - ,
Misery by Stephen King
After an automobile accident, novelist Paul Sheldon meets his biggest fan. Annie Wilkes is his nurse -- and captor. Now, she wants Paul to write his greatest work -- just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an ax. And if they don't work, she can get...  more

Book Votes: 25
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Jane (mahbaar)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women: Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace...  more

Book Votes: 25
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Set in South Carolina in 1964, "The Secret Life of Bees" tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the town's...  more

Book Votes: 23
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Danielle W. -
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is now recognized as one of the most original and provocative novels published in this decade. Chuck Palahniuk's darkly funny first novel tells the story of a godforsaken young man who discovers that his rage at living in a...  more

Book Votes: 23
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WENDY C. (wendyk96)
Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) by Anne Rice
This is the story of the Louis, as told in his own words, of his journey through mortal and immortal life. Louis recounts how he became a vampire at the hands of the radiant and sinister Lestat and how he became indoctrinated, unwillingly, into the vampire way of life. His story ebbs and flows...  more

Book Votes: 23
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
Eclipse (Twilight, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) by Stephenie Meyer & Ilyana Kadu...
Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour the paperback edition Eclipse, the third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again...  more

Book Votes: 21
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, Bk 1) by Michael Crichton
An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now, one of mankind's most thrilling fantasies has come true. Creatures extinct for eons now roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them -- for a...  more

Book Votes: 21
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Susan R. (Sue-in-AZ) - ,
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell's epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular and celebrated movies of all time. Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath. None take us into the burning fields...  more

Book Votes: 21
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Danielle W. -
The Green Mile by Stephen King
Read this history-making serial novel -- from cliffhanger to cliffhanger -- in its entirety. When it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen King's The Green Mile was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times bestseller list -- simultaneously --...  more

Book Votes: 21
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Aimee B. (mommy2girlz) -
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him.That man, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual...  more

Book Votes: 21
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WENDY C. (wendyk96)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost...  more

Book Votes: 20
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
Based on a a novella from Different Seasons, this unabridged tale focuses on a man convicted of murder, who finds himself in a prison ruled by a sadistic warden and secretly operated by a clever convict. Read by Frank Muller.

Book Votes: 20
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
New Moon (Twilight, Bk 2) by Stephenie Meyer
Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find...  more

Book Votes: 19
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WENDY C. (wendyk96)
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Memoirs of A Geisha is an epic drama about the remote and shimmeringly exotic world of Sayuri, one of Japan?s most celebrated geishas. The novel has been a beloved bestseller all over the world and is now set to become the major movie event of the year. The film stars Asia?s most celebrated...  more

Book Votes: 19
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DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
Saga of a group heroes who set forth to save their world from evil. A brotherhood of 'hobbits,' elves, dwarves, and people is formed to combat evil forces. Tolkien drew on his extensive knowledge of folklore and the classics to create the worlds and creatures described in the trilogy, which...  more

Book Votes: 19
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, Bk 2) by Dan Brown
While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to...  more

Book Votes: 18
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WENDY C. (wendyk96)
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
The story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for the fulfillment of a girlhood dream, The Bridges of Madison County gives voice to the longings of men and women everywhere -- and...  more

Book Votes: 18
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Danielle W. -
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
On the surface, Henry and Clare Detamble are a normal couple living in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Henry works at the Newberry Library and Clare creates abstract paper art, but the cruel reality is that Henry is a prisoner of time. It sweeps him back and forth at its leisure, from...  more

Book Votes: 18
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Danielle W. -
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White & Garth Williams (Illustrator)
An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful bloke, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all those of porcine persuasion. Determined to save her friend, Charlotte...  more

Book Votes: 18
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Shannon R. (alien12) - ,
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.

Book Votes: 18
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Danielle W. -
Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981.  Was it murder or self-defense?  For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded...  more

Book Votes: 17
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WENDY C. (wendyk96)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
What's a girl to do? Scatterbrained, social climbing Mrs. Bennet makes one demand of her five daughters. Marry. Marry well. Marry RICH. But sweet Jane is hopelessly in love with Mr. Bingley, who doesn't seem to notice. Flighty Lydia wants a man -- any man -- preferably one...  more

Book Votes: 17
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WENDY C. (wendyk96)
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: the love of a kingWhen Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon...  more

Book Votes: 17
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WENDY C. (wendyk96)
The Princess Bride (Fox): S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventu...
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the "S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a...  more

Book Votes: 17
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WENDY C. (wendyk96)
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
A heroic story of friendship and belonging. Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose ideal of a good time is beating up "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect - until...  more

Book Votes: 17
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
Roots by Alex Haley
"Early in the spring of 1750, in the village of Juffure, four days upriver from the coast of The Gambia, West Africa, a man-child was born to Omoro and Binta Kinte." So begins "Roots" ... When he was a boy in Henning, Tennessee, Alex Haley's grandmother used to tell...  more

Book Votes: 16
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Alice In Wonderland: Including Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looki...
A pensive, titian-haired Alice trips down the rabbit hole in this adaptation that pairs the classic story with gracefully expressive illustrations. Ingpen’s detailed visions of the menagerie of creatures Alice meets lend them anthropomorphic qualities while remaining anatomically precise....  more

Book Votes: 16
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WENDY C. (wendyk96)
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank & B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday (Tr...
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last year of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old...  more

Book Votes: 16
42

Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
The Firm by John Grisham
At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. He made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school...  more

Book Votes: 15
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, Bk 1) by Dan Brown
An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first assignment to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist...  more

Book Votes: 15
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Danielle W. -
Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross, Bk 2) by James Patterson
In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. Washington D.C.'s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are...  more

Book Votes: 15
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
The Bourne Identity (Bourne, Bk 1) by Robert Ludlum
Jason Bourne. He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that...  more

Book Votes: 14
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
Thirtysomething and single, Bridget Jones undertakes an hilarious search for self-improvement, including a responsible relationship with an adult male. The reader will sigh, cry, and laugh out loud.

Book Votes: 14
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
1984 by George Orwell
First appearing in 1949, the novel 1984 seemed like a nightmarish vision of the future in a totalitarian world. Playing on the public's worst fears about governmental control, different readings saw the former Soviet Union as the object of satire, while others focused on increasingly powerful...  more

Book Votes: 14
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Mamie
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
"Brilliant....Each story is a fascinating vignette, and together they weave the reader through a world where the Moon Lady can grant any wish, where a child, promised in marriage at two and delivered at 12, can, with cunning, free herself; where a rich man's concubine secures her daughter's...  more

Book Votes: 14
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative...  more

Book Votes: 14
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Angela B.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett & Tasha Tudor (Illustrator)
When orphaned Mary Lennox, lonely and sad, comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire moors, she finds it full of secrets. At night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. Outside, she meets Dickon, a magical boy who can charm and talk to animals. Then,...  more

Book Votes: 14
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WENDY C. (wendyk96)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Originally published in 1954, William Golding's Lord of the Flies is one of the most disturbing and celebrated novels of modern times. A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. At first they revel in the freedom and celebrate the absence of...  more

Book Votes: 14
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Holes by Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build...  more

Book Votes: 14
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Danielle W. -
The Perfect Storm : A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger
October 1991. It was "the perfect storm"--a tempest that may happen only once in a century--a nor'easter created by so rare a combination of factors that it could not possibly have been worse. Creating waves ten stories high and winds of 120 miles an hour, the storm whipped the sea to...  more

Book Votes: 14
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JaNeil K. (KaneJ) - ,
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Stan Redding & Frank W. Aba...
A former confidence man and master impostor recounts his crimes, captures, escapes, and imprisonment in a firsthand account of his international exploits. Frank Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers,...  more

Book Votes: 14
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Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millenium, Bk 2) by Reg Keeland (Translator) & Sti...
Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and...  more

Book Votes: 13
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Cindy D. (ladybird)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
When we first meet Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. As she looks down from this strange new place, she tells us, in the fresh and spirited voice of a fourteen-year-old girl, a tale that is both haunting and full of hope. In the weeks following her death, Susie watches life on Earth...  more

Book Votes: 13
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Danielle W. -
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses. Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job ?a million girls would die for.? Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful...  more

Book Votes: 13
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Jaws by Peter Benchley
"Relentless terror." The Philadelphia Inquirer.The classic, blockbuster thriller of man-eating terror that inspired the Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beachgoers afraid to go into the water. Experience the thrill of helpless horror again -- or for the first time!

Book Votes: 13
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Michael Lewis
The Blind Side tells the inspirational story of Michael Oher, a homeless black teen taken under the wing of the Touhys, a wealthy white Memphis family. Oher's size and speed on the football field bring him accolades. But learning the game's strategy and making it as a student take the...  more

Book Votes: 13
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
A Christmas Carol (Value Books) by Charles Dickens
One of the best-loved and oft-quoted stories of "the man who invented Christmas"--English writer Charles Dickens--A Christmas Carol debuted in 1843 and has touched millions of hearts since. Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn't like. . .and hardly a man he does....  more

Book Votes: 13
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Danielle W. -
PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
A novel about holding on, letting go, and learning to love again. Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other's sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old...  more

Book Votes: 13
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Set in a small Alabama train stop town in the 1930s, this gem of a book almost could have been shelved as just another light romantic comedy. Various women's voices tell anecdotes of Whistle Stop, as the chapters jump back and forth through time. We hear from Mrs. Threadgoode, reminiscing...  more

Book Votes: 13
63

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Flowers in the Attic (Dollangagers, Bk 1) by V. C. Andrews
Way upstairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent little secrets, struggling to stay alive. Flowers In the Attic The four Dollanganger children had such perfect lives -- a beautiful mother, a doting father, a lovely home. Then Daddy was killed in a car...  more

Book Votes: 13
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Danielle W. -
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia ...
First, pleasure: savoring Italy's buffet of delights -- the world's best pizza, free-flowing wine and dashing conversation partners -- Gilbert consumes la dolce vita as spiritual succor. "I came to Italy pinched and thin," she writes, but soon fills out in waist and soul. Then,...  more

Book Votes: 12
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Danielle W. -
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life. Now with photos and new material.

Book Votes: 12
66

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy by Frances Mayes
Frances Mayes -- widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer -- opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. Mayes & her Ed take the risk of buying a run-down house in Tuscany &, over the succeeding...  more

Book Votes: 12
67

Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
A pregnant teenager abandoned by her boyfriend in Sequoyah, Oklahoma, finds a new home with the eccentric and caring people of the community. Talk about unlucky sevens. An hour ago, seventeen-year-old, seven months pregnant Novalee Nation was heading for California with her boyfriend. Now she...  more

Book Votes: 12
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Body by Stephen King
In 1960s America, four young boys go on a journey to search for the body of a boy killed by a train. As they travel, they discover how cruel the world can be, but also how wondrous.

Book Votes: 12
69

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett & Ron Barrett (Illustrator)
If food dropped like rain from the sky, wouldn't it be marvelous! Or would it? It could, after all, be messy. And you'd have no choice. What if you didn't like what fell? Or what if too much came? Have you ever thought of what it might be like to be squashed flat by a pancake?

Book Votes: 12
70

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Ya Yas, Bk 2) by Rebecca Wells
When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed, her mother gets described as a "tap-dancing child abuser." Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and...  more

Book Votes: 12
71

Danielle W. -
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
"Sometimes dead is better...." When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son -- and now an idyllic home. As a family, they've got it all...right down to the...  more

Book Votes: 12
72

Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
"A major decision about me is being made, and no one's bothered to ask the one person who most deserves it to speak her opinion." The only reason Anna was born was to donate her cord blood cells to her older sister. And though Anna is not sick, she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has...  more

Book Votes: 11
73

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, Bk 1) by Jean M. Auel
This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age...  more

Book Votes: 11
74

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
The great novel that was suppressed in Russia...praised as a masterpiece throughtout the free world - Doctor Zhivago. Zhivago, a physician and poet, is the central figure. Through his experiences the reader witnesses the outbreak and the consequences of the Revolution: army revolts,...  more

Book Votes: 11
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Jessica S. (iluvlibros) -
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
This powerful first novel tells a story of fierce cruelty and fierce yet redeeming love. Both transform the life of Amir, the privileged young narrator, who comes of age during the last peaceful days of the monarchy, just before his country's revolution and its invasion by Russian forces....  more

Book Votes: 11
76

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Greeted as "an amazement of riches ... few readers will be able to resist" by The New York Times, Chocolat is an enchanting novel about a small French town turned upside down by the arrival of a bewitching chocolate confectioner, Vianne Rocher, and her spirited young daughter.

Book Votes: 11
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Danielle W. -
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, WHITE OLEANDER tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, who's odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes--each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers,...  more

Book Votes: 11
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WENDY C. (wendyk96)
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Bk 1) by Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to...  more

Book Votes: 11
79

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Stuart Little by Garth Williams (Illustrator) & E. B. White
Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's also a true lover of adventure. Stuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a...  more

Book Votes: 10
80

Cindy D. (ladybird)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, book 1) by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a...  more

Book Votes: 10
81

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell resolved to reclaim her life by cooking, in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for...  more

Book Votes: 10
82

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Story to Screenplay by F. Scott Fitzgerald &...
F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the great voices in the history of American literature, is best known today for his novels, but during his lifetime his fame stemmed primarily from his prolific achievements as one of America's most gifted short story writers. "The Curious Case of Benjamin...  more

Book Votes: 10
83

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth & Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
What do you get when you put twelve lively kids together with a father -- a famous efficiency expert -- who believes families can run like factories, and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids and...  more

Book Votes: 10
84

Danielle W. -
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
The story of a half-crazed musician hiding in the labyrinth of the famous Paris Opera House & orchestrating a number of events to further the career of a beautiful young singer has captured the imaginations of filmmakers, musicians, & millions of readers.

Book Votes: 10
85

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Sybil : The True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Separate Personalities by Flor...
No description available.

Book Votes: 10
86

Christi W.
Carrie by Stephen King
A modern classic, Carrie introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction -- Stephen King. The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all...  more

Book Votes: 10
87

Danielle W. -
In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
Meet Rose Feller. She's thirty years old and a high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She has an exercise regime she's going to start next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her that she's beautiful. She also dreams...  more

Book Votes: 9
88

Susan R. (Sue-in-AZ) - ,
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
"I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts  kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I  saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and  then, on the working of some powerful engine, show  signs of life and stir with an uneasy,...  more

Book Votes: 9
89

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink & Carol Brown Janeway (Translator)
When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover -- then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he...  more

Book Votes: 9
90

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John...  more

Book Votes: 9
91

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
It is 1642 in the Puritan town of Boston. Hester Prynne has been found guilty of adultery and has born an illegitimate child. In lieu of being put to death, she is condemned to wear the scarlet letter A on her dress as a reminder of her shameful act. Hester's husband had been lost at sea...  more

Book Votes: 9
92

Danielle W. -
Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Longstocking, Bk 1) by Astrid Lindgren & Florence Lambo...
The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades. Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether...  more

Book Votes: 9
93

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Dances with Wolves by Michael Blake
Ordered to hold an abandoned army post, John Dunbar found himself alone, beyond the edge of civilization. Thievery and survival soon forced him into the Indian camp, where he began a dangerous adventure that changed his life forever. Relive the adventure and beauty of the incredible movie,...  more

Book Votes: 9
94

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
There are few more convincing, less sentimental accounts of love than Wuthering Heights. This is the story of a tormented foundling who falls in love with the daughter of his benefactor, and of the violence and misery that result from their thwarted longing for each other.

Book Votes: 9
95

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
Schindler's List is a remarkable work of fiction based on the true story of German industrialist and war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who, confronted with the horror of the extermination camps, gambled his life and fortune to rescue 1,300 Jews from the gas chambers.  Working with the...  more

Book Votes: 9
96

Christi W.
Cujo by Stephen King
A cute family dog turns into a vicious family killer in King's canine classic. Cujo is so well-paced and scary that people tend to read it quickly, so they mostly remember the scene of the mother and son trapped in the hot Pinto and threatened by the rabid Cujo, forgetting the multifaceted...  more

Book Votes: 9
97

Christi W.
The Stand by Stephen King
Arguably the greatest horror novel ever written by the greatest horror novelist, this is a true Modern Classic that was first published in 1978, and then re-published in 1990, complete and unabridged, with 150,000 words cut from the first edition restored, and now accompanied by unusual and...  more

Book Votes: 9
98

WENDY C. (wendyk96)
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia adult paperback where Aslan, the noble lion, and the royal leaders of Narnia struggle against the magical forces of evil.

Book Votes: 9
99

Kristin K. (escapeartistk) -
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers / The Return of th...
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But...  more

Book Votes: 9
100

Danielle W. -
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
This beautiful and sad first novel, recently adapted for a major motion picture, tells of a band of teenage sleuths who piece together the story of a twenty-year old family tragedy begun by the youngest daughter’s spectacular demise by self-defenstration, which inaugurates “the year...  more

Book Votes: 8
101

Sherry G. (Shervivor) - ,
The Bad Seed by William March
What happens to ordinary families into whose midst a child serial killer is born? This is the question at the center of William March's classic thriller. After its initial publication in 1954, the book went on to become a million-copy bestseller, a wildly successful Broadway show, and a...  more

Book Votes: 8
102

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother...  more

Book Votes: 8
103

Jane (mahbaar)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, Bk 1) by Stieg Larsson
Harriet Vanger, scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the...  more

Book Votes: 8
104

Danielle W. -
Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
This book is a heart-wrenching tale of self-discovery, renewal, and the courage it takes to love again. Teresa Osborne, a 36-year-old single mother, finds a bottle washed up on a Cape Cod beach. The scrolled-up message inside is a passionate love letter written by a heartbroken man named Garrett...  more

Book Votes: 8
105

Danielle W. -
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
A #1 New York Times bestseller, Mitchard's suspenseful and moving novel is now available in trade paperback Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story--a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book...  more

Book Votes: 8
106

Danielle W. -
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The punctured throat, the coffin lid slowly opening, the unholy shriek as the stake pierces the heart—these are just a few of the chilling images Bram Stoker unleashed upon the world with his 1897 masterpiece, Dracula. Inspired by the folk legend of nosferatu, the...  more

Book Votes: 8
107

Danielle W. -
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
In this classic novel of the 1960's, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the...  more

Book Votes: 8
108

JaNeil K. (KaneJ) - ,
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Billy, old Dan and little Ann-a boy and his two dogs... A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains-and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the Valley. Glory and victory...  more

Book Votes: 8
109

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Christine by Stephen King
She purrs like a kitten...but watch out when she roars.

Book Votes: 8
110

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 1) by Jeffery Deaver
Lincoln Rhyme was once one of the nation's most brilliant criminologists, a genius in the field of forensics. Now an accident has left him physically crippled and emotionally stunted. But he's about to be dragged into the most explosive case of his already distinguished career. A diabolical...  more

Book Votes: 8
111

Danielle W. -
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car drove up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened -- something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever. Twenty-five years...  more

Book Votes: 8
112

Christi W.
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
just when you thought you were out, they pull you back in. More than thirty years ago, a classic was born. A searing novel of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and the powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and...  more

Book Votes: 8
113

Christi W.
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
'Salem's Lot in silver lettering. short description of the novel. A spine-tingling novel by Stephen King author of the million-copy bestseller Carrie

Book Votes: 8
114

Linda G. (WindynWVa) -
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, Bk 1) by L. M. Montgomery
This is the classic and immensely popular first novel in the series about Anne Shirley, an irrepressible red-headed orphan. The Cuthberts decide to adopt an orphan -- a strong, hardworking boy to help with the farm chores. Anne is sent to live with them by mistake. Talkative, romantic and...  more

Book Votes: 8
115

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Summer, 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient. But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems.And neither is Teddy Daniels. Is...  more

Book Votes: 7
116

Danielle W. -
The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
Annie Graves desperately travels across a continent with her injured daughter to see Tom Booker, the one man who can calm wild horses with his voice and heal broken spirits with his touch, to help her daughter, the girl's savage horse, and her own wounded heart.

Book Votes: 7
117

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
If you've ever paid off one credit card with another, thrown out a bill before opening it, or convinced yourself that buying at a two-for-one sale is like making money, then this silly, appealing novel is for you. In the opening pages of Confessions of a Shopaholic, recent college graduate...  more

Book Votes: 7
118

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Rabbit-Proof Fence : The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All Time by Do...
The remarkable true story of three young girls who cross the harsh Australian desert on foot to return to their home. Following an Australian government edict in 1931, black aboriginal children and children of mixed marriages were gathered up by whites and taken to settlements to be...  more

Book Votes: 7
119

Danielle W. -
The Black Stallion (Black Stallion, Bk 1) by Walter Farley
First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story...  more

Book Votes: 7
120

WENDY C. (wendyk96)
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth...but he is not alone. Every other man, woman, and child on Earth has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night,...  more

Book Votes: 7
121

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
As compelling and disturbing as when it was first published in the midst of the Cold War, The Manchurian Candidate continues to enthrall readers with its electrifying action and shocking climax.... Sgt. Raymond Shaw is a hero of the first order. He's an ex-prisoner of war who saved the life of...  more

Book Votes: 7
122

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again ... With these words the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone manse on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband...  more

Book Votes: 7
123

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
The young couple. The new neighbors. The suicide. The amulet. The doctor. The herbs. The anagram. The baby.Rosemary's Baby. In 1967, when Rosemary's Baby was first published, Ira Levin's masterpiece gave horror an innocent new face. It caused a worldwide sensation, found fear where we never...  more

Book Votes: 7
124

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and...  more

Book Votes: 7
125

Linda G. (WindynWVa) -
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
What's a girl to do? Scatterbrained, social climbing Mrs. Bennet makes one demand of her five daughters. Marry. Marry well. Marry RICH. But sweet Jane is hopelessly in love with Mr. Bingley, who doesn't seem to notice. Flighty Lydia wants a man--any man--preferably one in uniform. Kitty...  more

Book Votes: 7
126

Kristin K. (escapeartistk) -
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, Part 2) by J.R.R. Tolkien
The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings"Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron." -- C. S. Lewis"Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and...  more

Book Votes: 7
127

Kristin K. (escapeartistk) -
The Return of the King (The Lord of The Rings, Bk 3) by J. R. R. Tolkien
As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate...  more

Book Votes: 7
128

Kristin K. (escapeartistk) -
Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
The story of the tormented and glamorous star, Joan Crawford, struggling to survive in a cutthroat world, succumbing to a rage leading to alcoholism and child abuse.

Book Votes: 7
129

Danielle W. -
Sophie's Choice by William Styron
Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan toward destruction.

Book Votes: 6
130

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, Bk 3) by James Ellroy
A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law--three cops treading quicksand in the middle. Detective Ed Exley wants glory.  Haunted by his father's success as a policeman, he will pay any price, break any law to eclipse...  more

Book Votes: 6
131

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Atonement by Ian McEwan
On a summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment's flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant. But Briony's incomplete grasp of adult motives and her precocious imagination bring about a crime that will change all their lives,...  more

Book Votes: 6
132

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work,...  more

Book Votes: 6
133

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
Vikas Swarup's spectacular debut novel opens in a jail cell in Mumbai, India, where Ram Mohammad Thomas is being held after correctly answering all twelve questions on India's biggest quiz show, Who Will Win a Billion? It is hard to believe that a poor orphan who has never read a...  more

Book Votes: 6
134

WENDY C. (wendyk96)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, Bk 1) by Ann Brashares
Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn't look all that great; they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they're great. She'd love to have them. Lena and...  more

Book Votes: 6
135

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Three Musketeers (Penguin Classics) by Alexandre Dumas
Young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to join the King's elite guards, but almost immediately finds he is duelling with some of the very men he has come to swear allegiance to - Porthos, Athos and Aramis, inseparable friends: the Three Musketeers. Soon part of their close band, D'Artagnan's loyalty...  more

Book Votes: 6
136

Danielle W. -
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, Bk 1) by Janet Evanovich
Watch out, world. Here comes Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie's opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey. She's a product of the "burg," a...  more

Book Votes: 6
137

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Borrowers (Borrowers, Bk 1) by Mary Norton & Beth Krush (Illustrator) & J...
Beneath the floorboards of a quiet country house lies the miniature world of the Borrowers. The Clock family -- Pod, Homily, and their daughter, Arrietty -- live happily in a home furnished with things they have "borrowed" from the "human beans" living above them: spools of...  more

Book Votes: 6
138

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde
It all started with the social studies teacher's extra-credit assignment: come up with a plan to change the world for the better, and do it. Twelve-year-old Trevor McKinney began by doing something good for three people. But instead of paying him back, he asked them to "pay it forward" by doing...  more

Book Votes: 6
139

Danielle W. -
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
Set among the apple orchards of rural Maine, it is a perverse world in which Homer Wells' odyssey begins. As the oldest unadopted offspring at St Cloud's orphanage, he learns about the skills which, one way or another, help young and not-so-young women, from Wilbur Larch, the...  more

Book Votes: 6
140

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics) by Charlotte Bronte
Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14-18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction. The series will be extensive and open-ended and will provide school students...  more

Book Votes: 6
141

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 1) by Frank Herbert
Opposing forces struggle for control of the universe when the arch-enemy of the cosmic emperor is banished to a barren world where savages fight for water. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He...  more

Book Votes: 6
142

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister," a brutal man who terrorizes...  more

Book Votes: 6
143

Christi W.
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red by Ellen Rimbauer & Joyce Reardo...
A mysterious and haunting spirit lurks within the walls of Rose Red, the setting for Stephen King's upcoming ABC miniseries tie-in by the same name. Built on a Native American burial ground in early 20th-century Seattle, the mansion which is constantly under construction sets the scene for a...  more

Book Votes: 6
144

Christi W.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
A poignant tale of childhood and the ties of family, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn will transport the reader to the early 1900s where a little girl named Francie dreamily looks out her window at a tree struggling to reach the sky.

Book Votes: 6
145

Nancy W. (nanceew) -
Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove, Bk 1) by Larry McMurtry
Bestselling winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize, Lonesome Dove is an American classic. First published in 1985, Larry McMurtry's epic novel combined flawless writing with a storyline and setting that gripped the popular imagination, and ultimately resulted in a series of four novels and an...  more

Book Votes: 6
146

Shannon R. (alien12) - ,
Holes by Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse.  A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats.  Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character...  more

Book Votes: 6
147

Mar
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Cold Mountain is an extraordinary novel about a soldier's perilous journey back to his beloved at the end of the Civil War. At once a magnificent love story and a harrowing account of one man's long walk home, Cold Mountain introduces a stunning new talent in American literature. Based on local...  more

Book Votes: 6
148

Kristin K. (escapeartistk) -
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
When The Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939, America, still recovering from the Great Depression, came face to face with itself in a startling, lyrical way. John Steinbeck gathered the country's recent shames and devastations--the Hoovervilles, the desperate, dirty children, the dissolution...  more

Book Votes: 6
149

Kristin K. (escapeartistk) -
Hamlet (Signet Classics) by William Shakespeare
The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark: Shakespeare's classic tragedy of love, madness, and revenge was first enacted in London in 1602. Young Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is in mourning for his dead father, is visited by his father's ghost telling him that he was murdered by his own brother,...  more

Book Votes: 6
150

Kristin K. (escapeartistk) -
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Merry Christmas, everyone!“Bah!” said Scrooge. “Humbug!” With those famous words unfolds a tale that renews the joy and caring that are Christmas. Whether we read it aloud with our family and friends or open the pages on a chill winter evening to savor the story in...  more

Book Votes: 6
151

Danielle W. -
The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, Bk 1) by Michael Connelly
Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers -- they're all on Mickey...  more

Book Votes: 6
152

Danielle W. -
The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
All the beautiful people live in the idyllic village of Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent suburban Eden populated with successful, satisfied hubbys and their beautiful, dutiful wives. For Joanna Eberhart, a recent arrival with her husband and two children, it all seems too perfect to be true --...  more

Book Votes: 6
153

Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
blackhawk down by Unknown Author
No description available.

Book Votes: 5
154

Danielle W. -
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
In a small New England town in the late 1960s, there lived three witches Alexandra Spoffard, sculptress, could create thunderstorms. Jane Smart, a cellist, could fly. The local gossip columnist, Sukie Rougemont, could turn milk into cream. Divorced but hardly celibate, content but always...  more

Book Votes: 5
155

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Brian's Song by William Blinn
TWO MEN One named Gayle Sayers, the other Brian Piccolo. They came from different parts of the country. They competed fiercely for the same job. One liked to talk; the other was shy. One was white; the other was black. This is the story of how they came to know each other, and help each...  more

Book Votes: 5
156

Susan R. (Sue-in-AZ) - ,
A Room with a View (Modern Classics) by E.M. Forster
It's time to rediscover the wonderful books we all cherish. Published in 1908, A Room with A View is one of E. M. Forster's most celebrated works. Forster explores love among a cast of eccentric characters gathered in an Italian pension and in a corner of Surrey, England. Caught up in a world...  more

Book Votes: 5
157

Susan R. (Sue-in-AZ) - ,
Howards End by E. M. Forster
This edition of Forster's classic novel reprints the authoritative text of the 1973 Abinger Edition together with five critical essays.

Book Votes: 5
158

Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring... In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors.   This tale is about a remarkable young woman named Coraline (who remains polite, even when you call her Caroline). Recently she...  more

Book Votes: 5
159

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan, Bk 3) by Tom Clancy
Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. And the most incredible chase in history is on...

Book Votes: 5
160

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua para Chocolate) by Thomas Christensen (Translator...
Like Water for Chocolate's full title is:"Like Water for Chocolate: A novel in monthly installments with recipes, romances and home remedies." Peppered with recipes, remedies and folksy digressions, this novel is a treat. The heroine of this fantastical love story, Tita, the...  more

Book Votes: 5
161

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Two sisters of opposing temperments who share the pangs of tragic love provide the theme ofr Jane Austin's dramatically human narritive. Elinor, practical and conventional, is the perfection of sense. Marianne, emotional and sentimental, is the embodiment of sensibility. To each comes the...  more

Book Votes: 5
162

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
2001: A Space Odyssey is the classic science fiction novel that changed the way we looked at the stars and ourselves....2001: A Space Odyssey inspired what is perhaps the greatest science fiction film ever made- brilliantly imagined by the late Stanley Kubrick....2001 is finally here.......  more

Book Votes: 5
163

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story by Norris Houghton
The tragedy of love thwarted by fate has always intrigued writers.  In the sixteenth century, William Shakespeare took this theme and fashioned one of the world's great plays: Romeo And Juliet.  In our own time, Shakespeare's drama has been used as a basis for the...  more

Book Votes: 5
164

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The First Wives Club by Olivia Goldsmith
In the tradition of Jackie Collins, Olivia Goldsmith gives us this sexy, savvy, wickedly funny novel about three first wives who band together to take their due from the men who used them, abused them, then dumped them. Elise, Brenda, and Annie were all first wives inhabiting the headier...  more

Book Votes: 5
165

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Wanted: One young woman to take care of four-year-old boy. Must be cheerful, enthusiastic and selfless-bordering on masochistic Must relish sixteen-hour shifts with a deliberately nap-deprived pre-schooler Must love getting thrown up on, literally and figuratively, by...  more

Book Votes: 5
166

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine
When Miranda decides to hire a housekeeper to care for her three children, her ex-husband Daniel, an unemployed actor, disguises himself as a woman and gets the job. Daniel is happy with this arrangement: he doesn't do much work, and he gets to see his children every day. But the kids find...  more

Book Votes: 5
167

Danielle W. -
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry (site of the classics It and Insomnia), four boys stood together and did a brave thing. Certainly a good thing, perhaps even a great thing. Something that changed them in ways they could never begin to understand. Twenty-five years later, the...  more

Book Votes: 5
168

Danielle W. -
Mash: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker
Before the movie, this is the novel that gave life to Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O'Reilly, and the rest of the gang that made the 4077th MASH like no other place in Korea or on earth. The doctors who worked in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH)...  more

Book Votes: 5
169

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Cocoon by David Saperstein
The last time the Antareans were on our planet, the lost continent of Atlantis was still on the map. Florida's changed a lot in 5000 years... Now our galactic neighbors are back to revive the Antareans they left here centuries ago. But there's a problem, and the Antareans need some...  more

Book Votes: 5
170

WENDY C. (wendyk96)
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital.  The author spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous...  more

Book Votes: 5
171

Danielle W. -
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, Bk 9) (aka Murder in the Calais Coach)...
Also published as Murder in the Calais Coach. Snowbound in the Balkan hills, the passengers on the Orient Express awaken to shocking news: one of their number has been viciously murdered in the night. With a business more grim than murder afoot, Poirot has not a moment to waste. For the...  more

Book Votes: 5
172

Danielle W. -
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell
Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she was confined to her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate bestseller, with Sewell living just long enough (five months) to see her first and only novel...  more

Book Votes: 5
173

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
A River Runs Through It, and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
From its first magnificent sentence, "In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing", to the last, "I am haunted by waters", A River Runs Through It is an American classic.Based on Norman Maclean's childhood experiences, the title novella has established itself as one...  more

Book Votes: 5
174

WENDY C. (wendyk96)
A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash by Syl...
How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?" the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. "Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical...  more

Book Votes: 5
175

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown
Elle Wood, University of Southern California sorority president and sociopolitical jewelry design major, is blonde, spoiled, creative and desperately in love with her college sweetheart, Warner Huntingdon III. But when Warner announces he's off to Stanford Law School, and that while there he...  more

Book Votes: 5
176

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Pursuit, escape, capture and death in the forest during the French and Indian wars are part of this sweeping tale of gallantry, treachery and friendship.

Book Votes: 5
177

Danielle W. -
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone. That's not a...  more

Book Votes: 5
178

Elizabeth W. (pandagirl)
Rocket Boys: A Memoir (AKA October Sky) by Homer Hickam
The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir--a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into...  more

Book Votes: 5
179

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Love Story by Erich Segal
This is the wonderful, tumultuous, heartfelt  story of Oliver Barrett IV and Jenny Cavilleri--the  story of a rich Harvard jock and a wisecracking  Radcliffe music major who have nothing in common but  love . . . and everything else to share but...  more

Book Votes: 5
180

Cassie S. (cassie86) - ,
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to...  more

Book Votes: 5
181

Mar
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is one of the  best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented  Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons  of poverty and of growing up in New England during  the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays,  pranks, letters,...  more

Book Votes: 5
182

Danielle W. -
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
Contemporary readers of Peyton Place will be captivated by its vivid characters, earthy prose, and shocking incidents. Through her riveting, uninhibited narrative, Metalious skillfully exposes the intricate social anatomy of a small community, examining the lives of its people-their passions and...  more

Book Votes: 4
183

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Shogun by James Clavell
Shipwrecked English adventurer, John Blackthorn, finds himself a key figure in a vast power struggle that is to plunge medieval Japan into civil war. Set in the exotic world of Oriental intrigue, passions, discipline, courage, and rigid moral and martial codes.

Book Votes: 4
184

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Precious by Sapphire
Relentless, remorseless, and inspirational, this "horrific, hope-filled story" (Newsday) is certain to haunt a generation of readers. Precious Jones, 16-years old and pregnant by her father with her second child, meets a determined and highly radical teacher who takes her on a journey...  more

Book Votes: 4
185

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne
On a wager, the eccentric English gentleman Phileas Fogg accepts a challenge to circle the globe in eighty days. Follow Phileas and his faithful valet Passepartout, in this classic fantastic adventure.

Book Votes: 4
186

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The African Queen (Oxford Bookworms Library) by Cecil Scott Forester
The African Queen is an old, dirty, ugly, unreliable steamboat. No one would take a boat like that down a dangerous river through the jungles of Central Africa during the First World War. But Rose Sayer and Charlie Allnut do just that. They come close to death many times, but no one would expect...  more

Book Votes: 4
187

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Man on Fire (Creasy, Bk 1) by A. J. Quinnell
Creasy thought he had nothing left to lose. He was wrong. An American soldier of fortune far from home -- alcoholic, burnt out, and broken down -- Creasy has accepted a job as a bodyguard just for something to do. An emotionally dead, one-time warrior, he knows that nothing can pierce the...  more

Book Votes: 4
188

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
In his journal, John Steinbeck called 'East of Eden' "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and...  more

Book Votes: 4
189

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International...  more

Book Votes: 4
190

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him and he's both miserable and relieved. After all, he could have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection. Rob seeks refuge in the company of Barry and Dick, the...  more

Book Votes: 4
191

Jessica S. (iluvlibros) -
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri's debut story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, took the literary world by storm when it won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000. Fans who flocked to her stories will be captivated by her best-selling first novel, now in paperback for the first time. The Namesake is a finely wrought,...  more

Book Votes: 4
192

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Marathon Man by William Goldman
William Goldman's remarkable career spans more than five decades, and his credentials run the gamut from bestselling novelist to Oscar-winning screenwriter to Hollywood raconteur. He's beloved by millions of readers as the author of the classic comic-romantic fantasy The Princess Bride. And he's...  more

Book Votes: 4
193

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
Anna Leonowens, a proper Englishwoman, was an unlikley candidate to change the course of Siamese (Thai) history. A young widow and mother, her services were engaged in the 1860's by King Mongkut of Siam to help him communicate with foreign governments and be the tutor to his children and favored...  more

Book Votes: 4
194

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Beaches by Iris R. Dart
Loudmouthed, redheaded Cee Cee Bloom has her sights set on Hollywood. Bertie White, quiet and conservative, dreams of getting married and having children. In 1951, their childhood worlds collide in Atlantic City. Keeping in touch as pen pals, they reunite over the years ... always near the...  more

Book Votes: 4
195

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
One enemy spy knows the secret if the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin--code name: "The Needle"--who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory. Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is coming to love the...  more

Book Votes: 4
196

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
The Day Of The Jackal" features a plot you know is going to fail, a protagonist who you never know much about other than he's up to no good, and a henpecked hero looked upon with contempt by most of his superiors. The Bond lovers who made up this novel's key audience back in 1971 must have...  more

Book Votes: 4
197

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius... even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.

Book Votes: 4
198

Danielle W. -
Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman
Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United States; its very title has become part of the American idiom....  more

Book Votes: 4
199

Suzanne Z. (Mom2Ty)
Phantoms by Dean Koontz
An ancient, awesome force has spirited away almost the entire population of Snowfield, a small town in California. The bodies of those remaining have been bizarrely disfigured. What hope can there be for the few people still alive? The lights are on in Snowfield, California, a cozy ski...  more

Book Votes: 4
200

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the...  more

Book Votes: 4
201

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
He was a cultural icon. A world-class athlete. A champion who triumphed over terrible handicaps to become a legend of the racetrack. No other racehorse has rivaled Seabiscuit's fame or his sway over the nation's imagination. Now Laura Hillenbrand unfolds the spellbinding story of this...  more

Book Votes: 4
202

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean
In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana's Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier's death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as...  more

Book Votes: 4
203

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Congo by Michael Crichton
Deep in the darkest region of the Congo, a field expedition dies mysteriously and brutally in a matter of minutes... In San Francisco, an extraordinary gorilla named Amy, who has a 620 "sign" vocabulary, may hold the secret to that fierce carnage. Movie tie-in.

Book Votes: 4
204

Aimee B. (mommy2girlz) -
Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, Bk 1) by Thomas Harris
Will Graham stands in a silent, empty house communing with a killer. An FBI instructor with a gift for hunting madmen, Graham knows what his murderer looks like, how he thinks, and what he did to his victims after they died. Now Graham must try to catch him. But to do it, he must feel the heat...  more

Book Votes: 4
205

Elizabeth W. (pandagirl)
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as...  more

Book Votes: 4
206

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Great Santini by Pat Conroy
Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He’s all Marine-fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife—beautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest,...  more

Book Votes: 4
207

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Published in 1957, Atlas Shrugged was Ayn Rand's greatest achievement and last work of fiction. In this novel she dramatizes her unique philosophy through an intellectual mystery story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics, and sex. Set in a near-future...  more

Book Votes: 4
208

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this timeless classic with a special edition featuring a new foreword by the author and a message that is as relevant today as when it was first published. Since the late 1940s, Ray Bradbury has been revered for his works of science fiction and fantasy. With...  more

Book Votes: 4
209

Christi W.
Hearts In Atlantis by Stephen King
Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation. Images from that war -- and the protests against it -- had flooded America's living rooms for a decade. Hearts in...  more

Book Votes: 4
210

Christi W.
Night Shift by Stephen King
Excursions into horror by the author of Carrie and The Shining, Introduction by: John MacDonald A spine tingling, bizarre collection of tales about sinister forces and unspeakable things that are working the night shift.

Book Votes: 4
211

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
K-Pax (K-Pax, Bk 1) by Gene Brewer
Psychiatrist Gene Brewer doesn't have a diagnosis for the mysterious new patient who calls himself "prot" (rhymes with goat). But this strange and likeable man cannot be -- as he claims -- from the planet K-PAX. Or can he? Prot knows facts about space that are confounding the...  more

Book Votes: 4
212

Cassie S. (cassie86) - ,
And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little Indians) by Agatha Christie
First there were ten--a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unkonwn to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to...  more

Book Votes: 4
213

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, Tom Ripley is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself very fond of Dickie Greenleaf. He wants to be like him--exactly like him. Suave, agreeable, and utterly amoral,...  more

Book Votes: 4
214

Mar
Pygmalion (Enriched Classics) by George Bernard Shaw
When George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion more than a half century ago, no one could have predicted his play would eventually be converted into one of the great musicals of our time -- My Fair Lady -- and an Academy Award³-winning motion picture. Generations of readers and theatergoers have...  more

Book Votes: 4
215

Kristin K. (escapeartistk) -
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Bk 1) by Doug...
Don't leave earth without this story of the end of the world and the happy-go-lucky days that follow. The writing of New York Times best-selling author, Douglas Adams, has been brilliantly successful on both sides of the Atlantic in radio, television, theatre and spoken word audio.

Book Votes: 4
216

Kristin K. (escapeartistk) -
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of...  more

Book Votes: 4
217

Kristin K. (escapeartistk) -
Lord of the flies by william golding
When lord of the flies appeared in 1954 it received unprecedented reviews for a first nove. Critics used such phrases as "beautifully written, tragic and provocative...vivid and enthralling...this beautiful and desperate book...completely convincing and often very frightening...its progress is...  more

Book Votes: 4
218

Danielle W. -
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
There was a time when the world was sweeter ... when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats ... Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two,...  more

Book Votes: 4
219

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Imagine coming upon a fountain of youth in a forest. To live forever--isn't that everyone's ideal? For the Tuck family, eternal life is a reality, but their reaction to their fate is surprising. Award winner Natalie Babbitt (Knee-Knock Rise, The Search for Delicious) outdoes herself in...  more

Book Votes: 4
220

Mar
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote THE GREAT GATSBY in the early 1920s, the American Dream was already on the skids. Originally based on the idea that the pursuit of happiness involves not only material success but moral and spiritual growth, the dream had by Fitzgerald's time become increasingly...  more

Book Votes: 4
221

Kt L. (shagschain)
The Hobbit (Lord of the Rings, Prequel) by J. R. R. Tolkien
THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers....  more

Book Votes: 4
222

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress
Meet Peter Joseph, aka Peejoe, a wide-eyed believer in the unbelievable, raised by his Meemaw in Pigeon Creek for a good part of his life. But it was his aunt Lucille who raised him for the better. And it all happened during that summer everyone was driven crazy in Alabama, with Lucille at the...  more

Book Votes: 3
223

Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
sophies choice by william styron
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Book Votes: 3
224

Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
A KILLER WITH NO FACE, NO IDENTITY, AND A NAME THE WORLD WANTED TO FORGET: JASON BOURNEReenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life. This time the stakes are higher than ever. For someone else has taken on the Bourne...  more

Book Votes: 3
225

Joanne R. (joanne-kelly)
The Bourne Ultimatum (Bourne, Bk 3) by Robert Ludlum
The world's two deadliest spies in the ultimate  showdown. At a small-town carnival two men, each  mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre  killing. The telegrams are signed Jason Bourne. Only they know Bourne's true identity and...  more

Book Votes: 3
226

Danielle W. -
Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser
France’s beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous “Let them eat cake,” was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic...  more

Book Votes: 3
227

Danielle W. -
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Bk 1) by Philip Pullman
Lyra Belaqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar Pantalaimon always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle—a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans...  more

Book Votes: 3
228

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
In a novel filled with his signatures -- nerve-shattering suspense, crackling dialogue, scathing wit -- Elmore Leonard proves once again why he sets the standard against which all other crime novels are measured.??In GET SHORTY, he takes a mobster to Hollywood, where the women are gorgeous, the...  more

Book Votes: 3
229

Susan R. (Sue-in-AZ) - ,
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
A discrete advertisement in "The Times", addressed to "those who appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine..", is the prelude to revelatory month for four very different women.

Book Votes: 3
230

Sherry G. (Shervivor) - ,
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits...  more

Book Votes: 3
231

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, Bk 1) by James Ellroy
On January 15, 1947, the tortured body of a beautiful young woman was found in a vacant lot in Hollywood. Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, a young Hollywood hopeful, had been brutally murdered. Her murder sparked one of the greatest manhunts in California history. In this fictionalized...  more

Book Votes: 3
232

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson
In 1979 a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known accepted military practice -- and indeed, the laws of physics -- they believed that a soldier could adopt a cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and, perhaps most chillingly, kill...  more

Book Votes: 3
233

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy's Patriot Games is filled with the exceptional realism and authenticity that distinguished the author's two previous bestsellers, Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising. Patriot Games puts us on the cutting edge of another type of war -- the international battle of terrorism.Years...  more

Book Votes: 3
234

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Sum of All Fears (Jack Ryan, Bk 6) by Tom Clancy
A NEW WORLD ORDER...ON THE BRINK OF DESTRUCTION Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East -- as Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play; with one terrible act, distrust mounts,forces...  more

Book Votes: 3
235

Danielle W. -
Little Children by Tom Perrotta
Tom Perrotta's thirty-ish parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch. There's Todd, the handsome stay-at-home dad dubbed "The Prom King" by the moms of the playground; Sarah, a lapsed feminist with a bisexual past, who seems to have stumbled into a traditional...  more

Book Votes: 3
236

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Born in 1862 into an exclusive New York society -- against whose rigid mores she often rebelled -- Edith Wharton bridged the literary worlds of two continents and two centuries in her rich and glamorous life. The House of Mirth (1905), her tenth book, is the story of young Lily Bart and her...  more

Book Votes: 3
237

Jessica S. (iluvlibros) -
Eragon (Inheritance, Bk 1) by Christopher Paolini
WHAT WAS ONCE YOUR LIFE IS NOW YOUR LEGEND. When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire...  more

Book Votes: 3
238

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Awakenings by Oliver Sacks
Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr....  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High by Cameron Crowe
Welcome to lunch court. That's Spicoli over there, trying hard to unwrap a bologna sandwich. His eyes are still red-rimmed from the three bowls of dope he smoked after his morning surf. Stacy Hamilton doesn't look any different ever though she finally lost her virginity last night. Linda...  more

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240

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. An ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear cast...  more

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Danielle W. -
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
First published in 1966, Valley of the Dolls rocketed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list and went on to sell an unprecedented eight million copies. Unavailable in paperback for over fifteen years, Jacqueline Susann's sensational story of three pill-popping, Gucci-clad show-biz...  more

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242

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Haunting and harrowing, as beautiful as it is disturbing, THE ENGLISH PATIENT tells the story of the entanglement of four damaged lives in an Italian monastery as World War II ends. The exhausted nurse, Hana; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of...  more

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243

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Anywhere but Here by Mona Simpson
Anywhere But Here is a moving, often comic portrait of wise child Ann August and her mother, Adele, a larger-than-life American dreamer. As they travel through the landscape of their often conflicting ambitions, Ann and Adele bring to life a novel that is a brilliant exploration of the perennial...  more

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244

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man - also named Jonathan Safran Foer - sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and...  more

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245

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Macon Leary, a travel writer who hates travel, with a lonely, somewhat odd domestic life, is about to embark on a surprising new journey. It's called love & arrives in the unlikely shape of a fuzzy-haired dog-obedience trainer who promises to turn the Accidental Tourist into a happy traveler.

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246

Danielle W. -
All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
In the most devastating political detective story of the century, two Washington Post reporters, whose brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation smashed the Watergate scandal wide open, tell the behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened. Beginning with the story of a simple...  more

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247

Danielle W. -
Waiting to Exhale (Waiting To Exhale, Bk 1) by Terry McMillan
ROBIN STOKES is a successful insurance professional recovering from a dead-end love affair. "They say love is a two-way street. But I don't believe it because the one I've been on for the last two years was a dirt road." After months of depression , shopping and dating all the...  more

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Danielle W. -
How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan
Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy- and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the laundry and bringing home the bacon. She does...  more

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249

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Romancing the Stone by Cathering Lanigan writing as Joan Wilder
Romance is what makes Joan Wilder's world go round-that is, her professional world. In real life, the best-selling romance author is a shy, quiet young woman whose first few timid brushes with love have eft her gun-shy. And while her heroine lives for passion and danger, Joan prefers serenity....  more

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250

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Princess Diaries (Princess Diaries, Bk 1) by Meg Cabot
She's just a New York City girl living with her artist mom... News Flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that's why a limo meets her at the airport!) Downer: Dad can't have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.) Shock of the Century: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is...  more

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251

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Ice Storm by Rick Moody
Winner of Best Screenplay Award at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. In another family drama, after his internationally acclaimed Sense and Sensibility success, director Ang Lee takes his moving and comic sensibility to the American suburbs of the 1970s. 20 b/w photos. The Newmarket Shooting...  more

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252

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Jungle Book (Watermill Classic) by Rudyard Kipling
This retelling of The Jungle Book is exciting and accessible to younger readers. "The man-cub is mine. Give him to me!" roars Shere Khan, the lame tiger. But Mowgli the man-cub is already deep in a cave, adopted by a family of wolves. Here, in the heart of the Indian jungle, Mowgli learns the...  more

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253

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Das Boot : The Boat by Lothar Gunther Buchheim
The thrilling wartime novel that inspired Wolfgang Petersen's Academy Award-nominated, blockbuster film!  In autumn 1941, a German U-boat commander and his crew set out on yet another hazardous patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic. Over the coming weeks they brave the ocean's...  more

Book Votes: 3
254

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world."--John BrunnerTHE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER. . . Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time.By 2021, the World War had killed millions,...  more

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255

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Glencross (Translator) & Jules Verne &...
Jules Verne's career as a novelist began in 1863, when he struck a new vein in fiction -- stories that combined popular science and exploration. In Around the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions 20,000 pounds that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty...  more

Book Votes: 3
256

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, Bk 1) by Martin Cruz Smith
"Brilliant...One of the best books of the season." ASSOCIATED PRESS A triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces and fingers missing. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical about everything except...  more

Book Votes: 3
257

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
"The first of my father's illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels." So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived,...  more

Book Votes: 3
258

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Mermaids by Patty Dann & Patty Dann
"Mrs. Flax was happiest when she was leaving a place, but I wanted to stay put long enough to fall down crazy and hear the Word of God. I always called my mother Mrs. Flax."So begins this extraordinary first novel about one wild year in the life of fourteen-year-old Charlotte Flax, when she and...  more

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259

Danielle W. -
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
A daring, deeply affecting third novel by the author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood. In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, draws inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a...  more

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260

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
A triumphant, modern-day Horatio Alger story—based on the life that inspired the major motion picture—The Pursuit of Happyness is a memoir that will have you rooting for the underdog as it stirs you to pursue your own dreams. Abandoned by his own father and left to the vicious rage...  more

Book Votes: 3
261

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Master and Commander (Aubrey / Maturin, Bk 1) by Patrick O'Brian
It is the dawn of the 19th century; Jack Aubrey, a young lieutenant in Nelson's navy, has been promoted to captain, and inherits command of HMS Sophie. A brave and gifted seaman, Aubrey's thirst for adventure and glory is satisfied as he embarks on thrilling battles with his crew.  

Book Votes: 3
262

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Ernest Hemingway once remarked that all modern American literature comes from Twain's adventure-filled story of Huck Finn and the mighty Mississippi. This Giant Literary Classics edition pairs two of Twain's best-loved novels, which introduced new territory to American readers when first...  more

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263

Christi W.
The Godfather Returns by Mark Winegardner
THE MISSING YEARS FROM THE GREATEST CRIME SAGA OF ALL TIMEThirty-five years ago, Mario Puzo’s great American tale, The Godfather, was published, and popular culture was indelibly changed. Now, in The Godfather Returns, acclaimed novelist Mark Winegardner continues the story–the years...  more