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The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

One of the most amazing books I've ever read. And every person who I know who's read it has also loved it.
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The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. Reading it at the moment for an American Literature module and It's a great read so far.
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If you like dystopia, 1984 and Brave New World are must reads. And Hamlet is by far the most enjoyable Shakespeare play I've read.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an enthralling read and to kill a mockingbird is a shocking book so shut it pinks123
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HG Wells - The Island of Doctor Moreau.
Really? Is that any good? I haven't read it.
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Jane Eyre, Animal Farm, Lord of The Flies, Great Expectations
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Pride and Prejudice (you will love it or hate it)
Tess of the D'urbevilles (my favourite book!!!)
Gone with the wind (totally underrated yet truly brilliant)
Wuthering Heights (obviously)
A Tale of Two Cities (if you want to read Dickens- this is my favourite)

errrm i could go on but i will stop... o wait, definately read some Virginia Woolf too
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(Original post by AndiPeters)
to kill a mockingbird is a shocking book so shut it pinks123
Erm thats a bit harsh, opinions of good books are subjective, be tolerant.
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(Original post by AndiPeters)
to kill a mockingbird is a shocking book so shut it pinks123
Its a brilliant book! Dont talk rubbish!:eyeball:
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Its a brilliant book! Dont talk rubbish!:eyeball:
agreed!
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Thanks everyone for these replies, having barely read 10 of your suggestions I can see I'm going to be busy.
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(Original post by ArcadiaHouse)
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english/prospec...ading14-18.htm

This is basically what you're looking for; a list compiled by UCL that they recommend to people who are hoping to study English (like me ). Slowly working my way through it; but read some obscure/more contemporary writers too, because loads of people will have read books on that list.

Have fun!
That list clearly lies. I highly doubt that Samuel Richardson's Pamela is a book that anyone "loved reading in their teens" :P
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Pride and Prejudice - Favourite atm
His Dark Materials - Have remained a firm favourite for 5 years :o:
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Really? Is that any good? I haven't read it.
It is indeed.
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(Original post by Ygraine)
That list clearly lies. I highly doubt that Samuel Richardson's Pamela is a book that anyone "loved reading in their teens" :P
Perhaps the UCL English department employs some very ancient tutors...

To be fair, though, it was originally written as a novel for teens and there is something rather juvenile about Pamela. When you get annoyed with her, it kind of helps if you remind yourself she's really just a silly and fairly clueless 16-year-old, which explains at least some of the stupid things she says and does.:p:
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Depends on the translation though, really
Good point .
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(Original post by Sephirot10)
Either way: TWILIGHT
OMFG I'm on Eclipse after only 4/5 days and I'm forcing myself to slow down bcause I feel physically sick that they are going to finish! Brilliant easy reading Not too intellectual.

That said, and I'll say it again: The Time Traveller's Wife- everything you can want.

And for the English Literature student in you: Tess of The D'urbervilles
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(Original post by hannahhxx)
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

One of the most amazing books I've ever read. And every person who I know who's read it has also loved it.
THIS!
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(Original post by Sephirot10)
Either way: TWILIGHT
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(Original post by jewel08)
anything by Charles Dickens!
It's happening again... :puke:
(Original post by TashH)
If it's must reads and not just my favourite books I'd agree with the person who said Hamlet (although it's probably better still to actually go and see it) and add Les Miserables to the list (despite the fact it isn't english) because it's epic but somehow more accessible than, say, War and Peace.
You think so? I found W&P much more accessible than Les Mis...
I also found Dr Zhivago surprisingly accessible.
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Tess of the D'urbevilles (my favourite book!!!)
*disagrees*
(Original post by soffeee)
Gone with the wind (totally underrated yet truly brilliant)
*agrees*

I'd recommend Primo Levi's "Periodic Table", and I'll also put in a recommendation for Milton's "Paradise Lost". I've also attached the reading list that I put together as recommendations for the Year 10 group that I teach.
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Catch-22

This is one of the best books ever written (I think) and as well as being enjoyable has loads and loads of points that you could discuss in depth with an interviewer (or in an exam or anywhere else for that matter) (and not just for english lit). I had to read the beginning twice because it can be quite confusing at first, and also the chapters in no way come in chronological order, but if you bear that in mind it is a wonderful book.
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