Genre :: Adult (7 books)

  • Lolita

    #5

    Lolita

    by Vladimir Nabokov

    (35 Reviews)

    856 Points

    "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palette to tap, at three, on the teeth."

  • Of Mice and Men

    #36

    Of Mice and Men

    by John Steinbeck

    (34 Reviews)

    349 Points

    "A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green."

  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    #53

    A Prayer for Owen Meany

    by John Irving

    (6 Reviews)

    311 Points

    "I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice - not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but..."

  • The Rainbow

    #158

    The Rainbow

    by D. H. Lawrence

    (2 Reviews)

    128 Points

    "The Brangwens had lived for generations on the Marsh Farm, in the meadows where the Erewash twisted sluggishly through alder trees, separating Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire."

  • The Kite Runner

    #342

    The Kite Runner

    by Khaled Hosseini

    (12 Reviews)

    64 Points

    "I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975."

  • O Pioneers!

    #532

    O Pioneers!

    by Willa Cather

    (3 Reviews)

    18 Points

    "One January day, thirty years ago, the little town of Hanover, anchored on a windy Nebraska tableland, was trying not to be blown away. A mist of fine snowflakes was curling and eddying about the..."

  • Cry, the Beloved Country

    #593

    Cry, the Beloved Country

    by Alan Paton

    (1 Review)

    7 Points

    "There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills."