What are the best must-read awesome books of all time?

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    #1To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.
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    Gilberto Carbajal
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This is a classic that really everyone should read. It pours off the page straight into your head. It holds up as well today as when it was first published. One of the great books of American literature. A real treat for anyone who is reading it for the first time."
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    #2The Help

    The Help
    The Help is a historical fiction novel by Kathryn Stockett. Set in the American South during the 1960s, it tells the stories of an unlikely group of three women working together to fight racial oppression.
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    Jason Hu
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I found this book to be quite interesting. It has great characterizations and handles a really controversial point in the history of this country. It was a captivating read and I would recommend it to people who are interested in character development and character perspectives. "
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    #3Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It welcomed the readers to Harry's magical world and his discovery of his true self where adventure and danger await him as he entered Hogwarts. 

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    Kathleen Moreno
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The Harry Potter series is definitely one of my must-read awesome book series of all time! The very first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone will always be my favorite from the series. I have read it at least 20 times, and I never get tired of its awesomeness."
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    #4The Chronicles of Narnia

    The Chronicles of Narnia

    This set contains all seven tales of C. S. Lewis' classic The Chronicles of Narnia. The series brings you to Narnia, the magical world filled with talking animals and powerful beasts that is connected to the real world through an unlikely portal.

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    Anna Little
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I have read this! I would recommend it! It was awesome"
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    #5Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.

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    Johnny Thomas
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Pride and Prejudice is an ever popular classic romance title, first published in 1813. It follows Elizabeth Bennet, a sister of 5 who is unmarried. She meets Fitzwilliam Darcy through a friend and their love eventually flourishes. It's a great title, especially for those that enjoy old time stories that date back a few hundred years ago."
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    #6Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Brontë that tells the story of Jane Eyre who is left under the care of cruel guardians as a young girl, and then goes to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess, under a harsh employer.

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    Mary Green
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Jane Eyre is a classic that I believe every person should try to read in their lifetime. I enjoyed the pace of the book, and was able to finish it over the course of a couple of weeks. A must read for sure!"
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    #7The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is written by Douglas Adams. It depicts Arthur Dent's road trip with his alien friend Ford Prefect after his house and the Earth was demolished to create a way for a hyperspace express route. 

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    #8Divergent

    Divergent

    Divergent is the first dystopian novel in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth which is set in a post-apocalyptic society divided into five factions where Beatrice Prior has to choose only one to devote her life to.

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    Helen Jia
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Divergent from the Divergent trilogy is one of the best must-read, incredibly awesome books of all time. This novel introduces us to one amazing heroine and a really cool alternative universe full of adventures. Anyone on a Hunger Games kick should especially enjoy this series."
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    #9The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a classic book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was first published in 1914. It tells the story of wealthy man Jay Gatsby who is in love with Daisy Buchanan from an old money family. This has two film adaptations. 

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    Alice Lane
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is one of the most incredible classic stories. It should definitely be on your must read list and is one of the most awesome books of all time. Give it a chance because I think it starts out a little slow, but once it gets going it completely sucks you in and you can't wait to finish it. "
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    #10The Pillars of the Earth (Kingbridge)

    The Pillars of the Earth (Kingbridge)
    The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is the first book in the Kingsbridge series. This fast-paced action book is set up during the twelfth century in a cathedral in England, and the story about love, revenge, and betrayal are told.
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    Arthur Sanders
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "If you are a fan of historical fiction then The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is a book you will enjoy. Set in the Middle Ages the book has all the savagery that might be expected out of Medieval England. This is a long read, over 1000 pages, and is the third installment of a trilogy. Although it is long, it is also fast moving and does a good job of bringing characters from the past to life."
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    #11Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility
    Sense and Sensibility follows the two sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood's lives as they experience romance and heartbreak for the first time. It was the first of Jane Austen's works to be published.


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    Carol Xiao
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I agree that this is a must read, awesome book of all time! However, I don't feel the solution portrays that well. It mentions it is Jane Austen's first published work. Maybe instead it could tell home many copies have sold, or how many languages it has been translated to. I feel that would be a much better indication of "of all time"."
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    #12Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay is the third installment in The Hunger Games Trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It is the final chapter of Katniss Everdeen in her revolution against the capitol as she serves to be the rebels' Mockingjay.

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    Consuelo Rivas
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Mockinjay is are a really good read. It would definitely be in my top 10 books. However the depth of the story line is lacking ever so slight in comparison to my all time rated books. "
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    #13Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)
    There is civil unrest in the districts, and the Capitol is getting tired of quelling these disturbances. In Catching Fire, the Capitol sends a chilling message to the districts to remind them of who is really in charge.
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    Ashley Gonzales
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I was searching for best must-read awesome books of all time and was given the solution of Catching Fire in the Hunger Games series. I agree that this is a perfect solution, this series of books was one of the favorite that I've read. "
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    #14The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.
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    Aaryan Subramanium
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Recently, a friend of mine gave me a copy of "The Book Thief". I put off reading it for months and when I eventually picked it up, I read it cover to cover. I can't stop thinking about the book, and it is probably one of the best of all time. I highly recommend you give it a read!"
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    #15Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Anne Frank, published from the diary she kept when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis in the then German-occupied Netherlands.
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    Terry Beck
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This seems to definitely be a must-read book. I wouldn't use the word "awesome" for the story itself, but it definitely should be read. A lot of other people gave it a very good rating, too - and it's a best-seller. "
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    #16Hotel Du Lac

    Hotel Du Lac
    Hotel Du Lac is a romantic, inspirational, and philosophical novel written by bestselling author Anita Booker. It was first released in 1995. It won the Booker Prize. It is about an aspiring romance writer looking for inspiration.
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    Gary Diaz
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "A romance novel for those who don't like the genre. It is so beautifully written it became one of my all time favorites in short order."
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    #17The Refugees

    The Refugees
    The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen is a short story collection novel originally published in February 2017 by Grove Atlantic. This is the first book Nguyen has written since he won the Pulitzer Prize.
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    Amy May
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I am a fan of hardcover books and this one had me so very interested!!! i kept eating my nails all the time!!! very active and well written, but of course it is by a pulitzer prize winning autor... so I did not expect less... I think anyone could have a blast reading it! it made me feel so much more intelligent hahaha (not that i am not)"
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    #18The Concept of Mind

    The Concept of Mind
    The Concept of Mind by Gilbert Ryle is a philosophical novel originally published in 1949. This book tackles the illusion of the "mind" supported by logical errors. Its first edition was released by the University of Chicago Press.
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    Lawrence Vargas
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "As far as general Psychology books are concerned, this one strikes me as a classic, that I may just consider looking more into down the line. I am not a huge fan of the subject but I still enjoy a good read every now and then!"
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    #19Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris is an essay book originally published in April 2013. This novel was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Humor and PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.

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    Scott Kim
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I am always looking for more books to read. This one didn't disappoint."

Summary

Best What are the best must-read awesome books of all time
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 30 Paid
2The HelpBooks 27 Paid
3Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneBooks 25 Paid
4The Chronicles of NarniaBooks 24 Paid
5Pride and PrejudiceBooks 21 Paid
6Jane EyreBooks 20 Paid
7The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyBooks 17 Paid
8DivergentBooks 16 Paid
9The Great GatsbyBooks 14 Paid
10The Pillars of the Earth (Kingbridge)Books 12 Paid
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