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Your Favorite Authors' Favorite Books

Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book - 2007

Annotation:Stephen King, best selling author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy; via The Top Ten

Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights By Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848. Book - 2009

Annotation:Ernest Hemingway, award winning author; via Esquire

The Screwtape Letters
The Screwtape Letters With, Screwtape Proposes A Toast By Lewis, C. S., 1898-1963. Book - 2001

Annotation:David Foster Wallace, award-winning novelist, short story writer, and essayist; via Christian Science Monitor

Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web By White, E. B., 1899-1985. Book - 1980

Annotation:Tad Hills, bestselling children's author; via The Washington Post

The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury By Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. Book - 1992

Annotation:James Lee Burke, author of the David Robicheaux mystery series, via The Top Ten

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby By Fitzgerald, F. Scott, 1896-1940. Book - 2004

Annotation:Gary Shteyngart, award winning satirical author; via Barnes and Noble

The House of Mirth
The House of Mirth By Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. Book - 1997

Annotation:Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winning author; via WNYC

Dandelion Wine
Dandelion Wine By Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012. Book - 1976

Annotation:R.L. Stein, children's scary stories author; via Washington Post

Great Expectations
Great Expectations By Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Book - 2007

Annotation:John Irving, bestselling author of multiple books including The Cider House Rules & The World According to Garp; via The Top Ten

Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment By Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881. Book - 2006

Annotation:Joyce Carol Oates, award winning author of over 40 novels; via The Top Ten

Invisible Man
Invisible Man By Ellison, Ralph Book - 1995

Annotation:Sherman Alexie, award winning author and poet; via The Top Ten

Seize the Day
Seize the Day By Bellow, Saul Book - 2003

Annotation:Jonathan Franzen, award winning and best selling novelist; via Oprah's Book Club

A Little Princess
A Little Princess By Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924. Book - 1991?

Annotation:Laura Amy Schlitz, Newberry award winning children's author; via Washington Post

The Castle
The Castle By Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924. Book - 1992

Annotation:Haruki Murakami, award winning and best selling novelist; via Vintage Anchor Tumblr

The Yearling
The Yearling By Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953. Book - 1988

Annotation:Lois Lowry, award winning children's author, titles include the Giver and Number the Stars; via Washington Post

The Snows Of Kilimanjaro And Other Stories
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro And Other Stories By Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Book - 1927

Annotation:Patricia Cornwell, best selling American crime author; via The Washington Post

Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice By Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Book - 2006

Annotation:Jane Mendelsohn, best selling author of I Was Amelia Earhart; via The Top Ten

The World Without Us
The World Without Us By Weisman, Alan Book - 2007

Annotation:David Mitchell, novelist twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize; via The Week

Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina By Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Book - 2002

Annotation:Norman Mailer, award winning novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, and film maker; via The Top Ten.

Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary Provincial Lives By Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880. Book - 2003

Annotation:Lev Grossman, novelist and journalist, including The Magicians; via The Top Ten

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle By Murakami, Haruki, 1949- Book - 1997

Annotation:Vendela Vida, novelist, journalist, and editor; via The Top Ten

For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls By Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Book - 1996

Annotation:Lionel Shriver, award winning journalist and author; via The Top Ten

Middlemarch
Middlemarch By Eliot, George, 1819-1880. Book - 2003

Annotation:Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides and The Marriage Plot; via Top Ten Books

The Inn at Lake Devine
The Inn at Lake Devine By Lipman, Elinor Book - 1999

Annotation:Emily Giffin, the author of Where We Belong, as well as five other novels; via Real Simple

The Speed Queen
The Speed Queen By O'Nan, Stewart, 1961- Book - 1997

Annotation:Sue Grafton, author of contemporary detective novels. via Oprah's Book Club

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