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Top 25 favorite novels

As we enjoy celebrating the 25th anniversary of Columbia Metropolitan, our staff continues to put together lists of our Top 25 covering various topics. As much as we love reading magazines, we also have a fetish for page-turning tomes! So for our Top 25 this month, we have complied a list of our favorite reads. 

As summer makes way for fall, the timing couldn’t be better to curl up with a good book! Also, check out our weekend book reviews on our blog, Cola Town {Curated} at

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 

3. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 

4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

6. The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis

7. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

8. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien 

9. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

10. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

11. In Pale Battalions by Robert Goddard

12. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy

13. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

14. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 

15. The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

16. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

17. The St. Simons trilogy by Eugenia Price

18. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

19. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

20. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

21. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

22. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

23. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

24. The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

25. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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