Top Ten Tuesday: Older Books We Shouldn’t Forget

 

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Top Ten Tuesday:

Older Books We Shouldn’t Forget

10.02.2012

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

Because I didn’t want to chisel the list down to only 10, I created two separate lists—one for children and one for adults—and while I tried to keep the adult list small—I just couldn’t!

Children’s Books We Shouldn’t Forget

1. Han Christian Andersen’s Fairytales

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2. The Velveteen Rabbit

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3. The Little Engine that Could

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4. Love You Forever

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5. The Little Prince

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6. The Secret Garden

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7. The Black Stallion

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8. White Fang

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9. The Trumpet and the Swan

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10. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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Older Books We Shouldn’t Forget

1. The Holy Bible

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2. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

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3. The Republic by Plato

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4. Odyssey by Homer

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5. Tristan & Iseult by Joseph Bedier

Tristan and Iseault

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6.  The Sufferings of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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7. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

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8. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

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9. Clarissa by Samuel Ruchardson

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10. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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11. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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12. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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13. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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14. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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15. Obasan by Joy Kogawa

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16. White Noise by Don Delillo

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17.. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

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18.  The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

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19. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

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20. 1984 by George Orwell

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21. Lolita by Vladimir Nabkov

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22. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

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23. Catch-22 by Jospeh Heller

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24. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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25. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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26. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez

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27. The Godfather by Mario Puzzo

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28..The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass

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29. The Naked Lunch by William Borroughs

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30. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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31. Surfacing by Margaret Atwood

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32. Sula by Toni Morrison

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33. Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

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34. Delta of Venus by Anais Nin

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35. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

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36. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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37. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

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38. The Lover by Marguerite Duras

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39. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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40. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

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41. By Grand Central Station, I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart

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42. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

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43. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

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44. Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen

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45. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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46. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

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47. Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

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48. Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson

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49. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

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50. Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje

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51. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

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52. Generation X by Douglas Coupland

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53. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

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54. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

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55. Cinnamon Gardens by  Shyam Selvadurai

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56. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

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57. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx

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58. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

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59. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

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60. Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

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61. Underworld by Don Delillo

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62. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

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63. The Hours by Michael Cunningham

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64. The Body Artist by Don Delillo

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65. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

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What older books do you think we shouldn’t forget?

Out of this list above, which book is your favourite?

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