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Go Book Yourself: Dan’s All-Time Top 5 Books

To celebrate hitting 100,000 followers on Tumblr, each of us are posting our five favourite books. Here are Dan’s picks:

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger for the oft-imitated, never bettered story of a teenager fighting against the hypocrisy of adulthood.

A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan for a deeply affecting, interweaving collection of stories that show how time catches us all.

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt for the tragicomic tale of hitmen on the trail of a bounty. Cormac McCarthy meets the Coen Brothers. 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson for one of the great voices of 20th century literature in his prime.

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill for a profound, hilarious, and heartbreaking series of dispatches from the front line of a marriage.

Dan is the Editor of Go Book Yourself. He writes fiction, and is a Staff Writer at BuzzFeed. You can find him on Twitter here.

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Go Book Yourself: Rob’s All-Time Top 5 Books

We hit 100,000 followers on Tumblr! To celebrate, each of us are posting our five favourite books. Here are Rob’s picks:

Empyrion by Stephen Lawhead

The Stand by Stephen King

Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold

Noble House by James Clavell

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Rob is a Recommendations Contributor at Go Book Yourself. He’s also the co-founder at Go Cook Yourself. You can find him on Twitter here.

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Go Book Yourself: Anna’s All-Time Top 5 Books

We hit 100,000 followers on Tumblr! To celebrate, each of us are posting our five favourite books. Here are Anna’s picks:

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, the book that changed my life. You can see the film I made about it for the Baileys Prize here.

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton for a book that entranced and delighted me. It both celebrates and challenges what a novel can do.

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman for a trilogy that inspired, challenged and moved me as a child and adult.

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro for my favourite book from my favourite author. Bizarre and lyrical, it’s utterly unique. 

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger for two stories that provoked me to think about what I wanted out of life and my favourite of Salinger’s works.

Anna is the Recommendations Editor at Go Book Yourself. She also writes about books for The Bookseller and Elle UK. Find her on Twitter here.

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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

For more anti-Westerns, try these…

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt for a blackly humorous tale of two hired killers

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton for a story of the gold-rush with more to it than meets the eye

Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver for a genre-defying exploration of myth, love and identity

Welcome to Hard Times by EL Doctorow for a dramatic novel about evil set in a small town in Dakota Territory

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The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

For more quirky, witty adventures, try these…

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg for an elderly heroine and her league of pensioners. 

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce for a gently witty and moving story of a retired man on a mission. 

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence for an unexpected hero causing uproar and making unlikely friendships. 

Old Filth by Jane Gardam for a funny and poignant account of a widower reflecting back.

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