What are the best must-read novels from the Pop Chart Lab Poster?

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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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    Dylan Ryan
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is not the best choice as the solution to the topic. But it is a must read novel."
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    #2The 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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    Samuel Montgomery
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I recently received as a gift a Pop Chart Lab poster, and I began looking for a good book from it. After sifting around a bit, The Great Gatsby was recommended to me. I check it out, and it definitely was interesting! I would rate it as a must-read novel, especially since it's a classic. "
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    #3The House of Mirth

    The House of Mirth

    The House of Mirth is a classic fiction book written by Edith Wharton with an introduction by Nina Bawden. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2006 by Virago.


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    Julie Harper
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I already want to cancel my plans and read this book all weekend, but i have no way of knowing if this is a good solution and if it is from the Pop Chart Lab Poster. "
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    #4Death Comes for the Archbishop

    Death Comes for the Archbishop

    Death Comes for the Archbishop is a classic historical fiction novel written by Willa Cather. This Mexican literature is first published in 1927. 


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    Scott Williams
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "If you're into history or especially the church you may love this. It does not however belong on the pop chart so fails miserably there. A quiet and lonesome tale of early life in America."
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    #5Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.

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    Mildred Lopez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I was immersed in the novel, Gone with the Wind, from the first read. I and my book club members felt this memorable characters were thought provoking. I concur that Gone with the Wind is the best must-read novel from the Pop Chart Lab Poster."
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    #6The Red Badge of Courage

    The Red Badge of Courage
    Praised by both Union and Confederate veterans as a very accurate representation of the Civil War, this 1895 book is written under a soldier's perspective. In it, he narrates the Battle of Chancellorsville, and the consequences this traumatic event had in his posterior life. 


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    Jeffrey Newman
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I am not sure if this book is on the Pop Chart Lab Poster, but if it's not it should be!. An interesting and accurate telling of the Civil War from a soldiers viewpoint. I had a hard time putting this book down."
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    #7Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens portrays the development of the main character named Pip, who is an orphan. The story focuses on the poverty, prison ships and survival with an influence of the early-mid 19th century setting.


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    Shaurya Mehta
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book is really interesting to read, and the story is captivating. I have recommended this book to friends and family who enjoy books about realistic situations in the past."
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    #8Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice is a book written by Jane Austen with an introduction from Anna Quindlen, which follows the story of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as they venture into a series of courtship in the 18th century. 

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    Teresa Russell
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "It's arguably Jane Austen's most famous work. If you like Austen, then you have to read it. But the book is not for everyone."
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    Set in the fictitious town of Middlemarch, this book written by George Eliot is a study of provincial life, where many important life aspects are involved, like the status of women, religion or marriage. Despite being set in a fake town, there are several historic events involved with the plot, like the 1832 Reforming Act or the death of King George IV. 


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    Pamela Montgomery
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "It's a pretty incredible book and people say it's the best George Eliot, but I didn't like Middlemarch so much. It's got a lot of Eliot's weaknesses -- needlessly and artlessly complicated writing, slow plots -- but not a lot of his inventiveness. Can't recommend it."
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    #10All the King's Men

    All the King's Men
    The political novel All the King's Men follows the life of Willie Stark, a demagogue and politician. It chronicles his beginnings as a genuine ally of the people and his subsequent corruption because of greed for power.

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    Megan Duncan
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "All the King's Men is a must-read novel that even has its own Pop Chart Lab Poster! The book really takes the reader on a wild ride with adventure, deceit, and redemption. After reading such an incredible tale I always have trouble unwinding, amazing storytelling will do that to you."
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    #11A Passage to India

    A Passage to India

    A Passage to India is a book by E.M. Forster. Set in British India during the 1920s, it revolves around the racial tension between the colonizers and the colonized when a British woman was allegedly assaulted by Dr. Aziz, an Indian physician.


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    Alice Bennett
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This story was really good however the digitization of it was poor. I would definitely suggest reading a paper copy."
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    #12The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis
    Gregor Samsa was a regular traveling salesman who one night transformed into a cockroach-looking animal. As his whole family despises him, this book uses Samsa's transformation to talk about human feeling of acceptance and guiltiness, as his new condition brought poverty to his family. 


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    Debra Lewis
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I remember being forced to read this book in high school, and I have to admit that I really didn't get it then, but a friend convinced me to give it another try. Maybe I'm just at the right point in my life to appreciate it, but I can finally see how great this book is. There is so much beneath the surface that really explores the human condition and the universal need for acceptance."


Best What are the best must-read novels from the Pop Chart Lab Poster
1To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 36 Paid
2The Great GatsbyBooks 33 Paid
3The House of MirthBooks 31 Paid
4Death Comes for the ArchbishopBooks 29 Paid
5Gone with the Wind Books 24 Paid
6The Red Badge of CourageBooks 22 Paid
7Great ExpectationsBooks 21 Paid
8Pride and PrejudiceBooks 16 Free
9MiddlemarchBooks 14 Paid
10All the King's MenBooks 12 Paid

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