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Sonia's All-Time Favorite Books

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

The Accidental Tourist, by Anne Tyler

Affinity, by Sarah Waters

Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery (+ sequels)

Bread and Jam for Frances, by Russell and Lillian Hoban (+ other Frances books)

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson (+ sequels)

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

Chime, by Franny Billingsley

A Circle of Quiet, by Madeleine L'Engle (memoir)

Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons

Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier

Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

The Crowfield Curse, by Pat Walsh

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

Emily of New Moon, by L.M. Montgomery (+ sequels)

Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters

Flash Burnout, by LK Madigan

The French Lieutenant's Woman, by John Fowles

Gaudy Night, by Dorothy L. Sayers

The Ghost Hunters, by Deborah Blum (non-fiction)

The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Half Magic, by Edward Eager

The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros

How I Live Now, by Meg Rosoff

I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

The Keep, by Jennifer Egan

Knight's Castle, by Edward Eager

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis (+ sequels)

Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder (+ sequels)

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

The Love Letter, by Cathleen Schine

Middlemarch, by George Eliot

North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell

A Northern Light, by Jennifer Donnelly

The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall (+ sequels)

The Poisoner's Handbook, by Deborah Blum (non-fiction)

Pomfret Towers, by Angela Thirkell

Possession, by A.S. Byatt

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Reservation Blues, by Sherman Alexie

The Riverside Shakespeare

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Set in Stone, by Linda Newbery

The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison

Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schlitz

Villette, by Charlotte Bronte

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead

Winter Solstice, by Rosamunde Pilcher

Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel

The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins