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1. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy. I love Hardy. There is something in my sick heart that craves tragedy.
2. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. I love reading about Russia/the Soviet Union. It is so sinister and creeps me out. It makes me want to paint my face blue and shout FREEEDOM at the top of my lungs.
3. This Burns My Heart by Samuel Park. This is a lovely title and cover and I bought it when Borders went out of business.
4. Oliver Twist or A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Because, sinfully enough, I have only ever read one Dickens. And that was Great Expectations. And that was required reading in my ninth grade English class.
5. Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon. Comes out today! More Jamie Fraser! (Oh, and Lord John, you too.)
6. Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos. I read Love Walked In and thought it was a really beautiful novel. I like her writing. It helps that she is also a poet.
7. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It's time to cave and read this. I may be the only girl in America who graduated from a Christian college who has not read this.
8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I want to reread this before the new movie comes out with Leonardo DiCaprio.
9. A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka. A love story from WWII Poland. One of my favorite settings for books. And what a fun title!
10. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles. The story of a dark Victorian love triangle. Passion. Mystery. Seduction. OK. You got me.