Top Debut Novels – What Are Your First Book Favorites

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Good Reads’ Listopia of Great Debut Novels

  1. J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  2. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
  3. J.R.R.Tolkien’s The Hobbit
  4. Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner
  5. Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre
  6. Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
  7. J.D.Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye
  8. Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife
  9. Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Guide #1)
  10. Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight (Twilight, #1)

 Interesting to note how far down the list you go before finding Stephen King, Ernest Hemmingway and Toni Morrison, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Big Sleep and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

To see their list of Top 50 First books:  http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/625.Great_Debut_Novels

The Kansas City Library liked these five first novels:

  • Somewhere Off The Coast of Maine, by Ann Hood
  • Blue Italian, by Rita Cirest
  • And My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You, by Kathi Goldmark
  • Relative Danger, by Charles Benoit
  • One Thousand White Women, by Jim Fergus

For brief descriptions, see:  http://www.kclibrary.org/blog/kc-unbound/bookshelf-debutantes-5-great-debut-novels

What are your favorite first books?

 

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