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Barnacle

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What is on your list?

If you don't use Goodreads, which books would you give 5 stars to?
 

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I sometimes go through these and raise/lower the scores, but at the minute...

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
Swimming in the Dark - Tomasz Jedrowski
The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
The Kite Runner - Khaled Housseini
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
How Many Miles to Babylon? - Jennifer Johnston
Guapa - Saleem Haddad
The Absolutist - John Boyne
Cashelmara - Susan Howatch
The Folded Leaf - William Maxwell
Alone in Berlin - Hans Fallada
Goodbye to Berlin - Christopher Isherwood
The Story of the Night - Colm Tóibín
A Little Life - Hanya Yanago'hara
The Dead - James Joyce (short story)
What Belongs to You - Garth Greenwell
Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
Blood Relatives - Stevan Alcock
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
The Good Son - Paul McVeigh
The Illusionist - Jennifer Johnston
The International - Glenn Patterson
The Blackwater Lightship - Colm Tóibín
At the Jerusalem - Paul Bailey

Poetry:
Mysteries of the Home - Paula Meehan
Song of Myself - Walt Whitman

And I've got Harry Potter and Adrian Mole there as series but there is a lot of childhood nostalgia tied to those.
 

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I am 70 percent positive that my 5 star list is accurate
 

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The Dutch House - Ann Pratchet
Circe - Madeline Miller
House of Names - Colm Toibin
Guapa - Salem Haddad
Intimacy Idiot - Isaac Oliver
Assassin’s Apprentice - Robin Hobb
The Bone Clocks - David Mitchelle
Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
The Dragon Reborn - Robert Jordan
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R. R. Martin
Shadow of Self - Brandon Sanderson
The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker
Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson
The Magician King - Lev Grossman
The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Knife of Dreams - Robert Jordan
The Broken Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin
The Likeness - Tana French
One Day - David Nichols
American Gods - Neil Gaiman

It’s been almost ten years, some of them are barely a memory.
 

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Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back - Naja Maria Aidt
Lucky Per - Henrik Pontoppidan
Vinternoveller - Ingvild B. Rishøi
The Sound of the Mountain - Kawabata Yasunari
Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Hojoki - Kamo no Chomei
The Call of Cthulhu - H.P. Lovecraft
Death in Venice - Thomas Mann
The Good Hope - William Heinesen
Pan - Knut Hamsun
Kalak - Kim Leine
Road to Lagoa Santa - Henrik Stangerup
Buddenbrooks - Thomas Mann
Out Stealing Horses - Per Petterson
Modern Japanese Fiction and Its Traditions - Thomas Rimer
The Fishermen - Hans Kirk
Snow Country - Kawabata Yasunari
Confessions of a Mask - Yukio Mishima
A Personal Matter - Oe Kenzaburo
The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
The Lost Musicians - William Heinesen
The Tower at the Edge of the World - William Heinesen
Thirst for Love - Yukio Mishima
On the Black Hill - Bruce Chatwin
Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories
The Street of Crocodiles - Bruno Schulz
The Birds - Tarjei Vesaas


whew! I even weeded out a few. I stand by all of these though. I've put 5+ books in bold
 

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These are my Goodreads 5-star books...

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood
Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
The Sea, The Sea - Iris Murdoch
My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk
Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Down & Out in Paris & London - George Orwell
The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst
 

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Pamuk! I need to continue with him, I reckon there are more gems to unearth
 

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Pamuk! I need to continue with him, I reckon there are more gems to unearth
Snow is my second favourite after My Name is Red so I'd highly recommend that. In fact I may also rate that 5 stars. I enjoyed A Strangeness in my Mind but it is significantly inferior to those two. The next unread Pamuk on my shelf is Museum of Innocence.
 

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Snow already ploughed! his ability in both this and My Name is Red to dissect the history of cultures in the guise of mystery novel :disco: unlike anything else I've ever read
 

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When I joined Goodreads I had to go back and think of all the books that were five stars then but wouldn't be if I read them for the first time today. I count those. Life of Pi was phenomenal to me at 16.

The Argonauts
by Maggie Nelson
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Macbeth by Shakespeare
Hamlet by Shakespeare
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz
Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
 

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