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Book Talk / Re: Best novel of all time
« Last post by KatyD on Today at 01:11 PM »
I love this thread. I'm making a list of all those I haven't read. I'm a Thomas Hardy fan. MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE and TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES are amazing, imo. I'm also a big JANE EYRE fan. But having said that, I'm not sure I could ever pick a "Best of All Time" novel. It would probably vary from day to day. But I didn't want these three books to go unrecognized. In a more recent time period, I might go with THE BOOK THIEF and ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE.
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Book Talk / Re: Best novel of all time
« Last post by Ree on Today at 12:42 PM »
I can't say what is the best of all time, but books that riveted me and made me think/feel anew:

The Book Thief
The Great Gatsby
Madame Bovary
The Bell Jar
Wuthering Heights
War and Peace

On the teen side:
The Outsiders

For the middle grader in all of us:
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Ree


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Book Talk / Re: Best novel of all time
« Last post by Vijaya on Today at 11:02 AM »
LOL Pons. It's a great thread, Betsy! I've not read some of these and would enjoy sinking my teeth into something rich and classic.

Here's another for your friend: Iliad and it's sequel: Odyssey :)

Vijaya
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Kidlit Good News / Re: COOKIES on SLJ's summer reading list
« Last post by JodyJS on Today at 09:53 AM »
Thank you, Arona!
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Book Talk / Re: Best novel of all time
« Last post by Pons on Today at 09:12 AM »
Oh dear, the books keep coming.

Dandelion Wine
The Turn of the Screw
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Book Talk / Re: Best novel of all time
« Last post by Pons on Today at 09:09 AM »
Emma
Tess of the D'urbervilles
Mark Twain's short stories (especially The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg)
A Christmas Carol (This little book is a masterpiece. If you've only seen the play and think it's all about Tiny Tim, then you really need to read the book.)
The Great Gatsby or F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories
Wuthering Heights
The Dickens of your choice

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Book Talk / Re: Best novel of all time
« Last post by Betsy on Today at 08:31 AM »
Well, I have to limit the list somewhat--it's already a pretty broad category as a number of you have noted. So, no nonfiction (at least on this thread) and no children's books or we really will go crazy as every one of us has strong feelings about that.  ::-)

Besides, my friend's an adult.

So now I have a pretty good list. Lots of people named books I'd forgotten about. Plus lots of new (to me) books that I want to read myself.

Thanks, everyone. Much appreciated.

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Book Talk / Re: Best novel of all time
« Last post by Marissa Doyle on Today at 08:27 AM »
Anne, I grew up one town over from New Bedford and worked in the Whaling Museum there, and I still haven't read Moby-Dick.  :hiding
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Book Talk / Re: Best novel of all time
« Last post by Vonna on Today at 07:25 AM »
If we are going back to ancient literature, the list should include the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West attributed to Wu Cheng'en. (Also known more recently as Monkey from Arthur Waley's abridged translation--this is the version I read.)
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Congratulations, Wendy!! :yay Looks like you've done a great job of lining up your blog tour. Best wishes to you!
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