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My list of ten would basically be...


three "classics":

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

three for fun/whimsy/ingenuity:

The 13 ½ Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

three fascinating, fabulous, fictional accounts:

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje

and one gripping non-fiction:

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

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Stacia, I love your shelf. And Robin, I'm with you -- I still need more time to think about my choices. Poor me! (*wry grin*) My husband offered to get me a custom painting, and I can't decide... Shakespeare? Of course. Cat's Cradle or Slaughterhouse Five? The Mists of Avalon *and* The Once and Future King? Christie's autobiography? I think so, but what about Athill's Stet? And so on.

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