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Tour of the Classics

  • A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Hannah Coulter by Wendel Berry
  • Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Work by Louisa May Alcott
  • The More Than Complete Hitchhiker’s Guide by Douglas Adams
  • Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes Treasury by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • The Invisible Man by George Ellison
  • The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich
  • Giant by Edna Ferber
  • So Big by Edna Ferber
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • The African Queen by CS Forester
  • The Forsythe Saga by John Galsworthy
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Man Within by Graham Greene
  • The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro



4.0 + on GoodReads 

  • The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden – Historical Fiction
  • The Abbot’s Tale by Conn Iggulden – Historical Fiction
  • To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey – Literary Fiction
  • Winds of Change by Anna Jacobs – General Fiction
  • The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish – Literary Fiction
  • Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens – Literary Fiction
  • Joe DeMarco Series (The Inside Ring Book #1) by Mike Lawson – Political Thriller
  • Red Metal by Mark Greaney – War Thriller
  • All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood – Literary Fiction
  • The One Man by Andrew Gross – WWII Historical Fiction
  • Button Man by Andrew Gross – Mobster Historical Fiction
  • The Driver by Hart Hanson – Mystery Thriller
  • The Dry by Jane Harper – Mystery
  • The Lost Man by Jane Harper – Mystery
  • Iron House by John Hart – Mystery
  • Jimmy Bluefeather by Kim Heacox – Literary Fiction
  • The Darby Series (The Dogs of March Book #1) by Ernest Hebert - NH based General Fiction
  • Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill - Historical Fiction
  • The Nix by Nathan Hill – Literary Fiction
  • The Rain Wilds Chronicles (Dragon Keeper Book #1) by Robin Hobb – Fantasy
  • A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House – Literary Fiction
  • The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence – Literary Fiction
  • Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo – Literary Fiction
  • Virgil Wander by Leif Enger – Literary Fiction
  • Peace Like a River by Leif Enger – Saga
  • Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik – Literary Fiction
  • Flavia Albia Series (The Ides of April Book #1) by Lindsey Davis – Historical Mystery
  • Birds Without Wings by Louis De Bernieres – Historical Fiction
  • Grace by Natashia Deon – Literary Fiction
  • Pacific Glory by P T Deutermann – WWII Historical Fiction
  • The Traitor of Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson – Fantasy
  • The Truth About Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker – Mystery
  • Misconduct by Penelope Douglas – Contemporary Love Story
  • Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep – Gladiators Meets Game of Thrones
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay by Michael Chabon – General Fiction
  • Goliath by Shawn Corridan – Thriller
  • The Legends of the First Empire Series (Age of Myth Book #1) by Michael Sullivan – Fantasy
  • Mistborn Series (The Final Empire Book #1) by Brandon Sanderson – Fantasy
  • Winternight Trilogy (The Bear and the Nightingale Book #1) by Katherine Arden – Fantasy
  • Mercy Thompson Series (Moon Called Book #1) by Patricia Briggs – Fantasy
  • Infected Series (Infected Book #1) by Scott Sigler – Science Fiction
  • Daemon Series (Daemon Book #1) by Daniel Suarez – Science Fiction

 


Best Short Story Fiction

  • Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
  • Dangerous Women by Various Authors
  • And thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffrey Archer
  • The Assissination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel
  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
  • The Best American Mystery Stories 2009
  • A Blink of the Screen by Terry Pratchet
  • Coronado by Dennis Lehane
  • Dangers Untold by Various Authors
  • Dear Husband by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Dirty Love by Andre Dubus
  • Fight No More by Lydia Millet
  • Florida by Lauren Groff
  • Grand Central by Various Authors
  • Brown Dog by Jim Harrison
  • Hall of Small Mammals by Thomas Pierce
  • Have I Got A Story For You by Various Authors