Ten Books That Have Stayed With Me

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1
79,064 utenti
1,434 recensioni
½ 4.4
2
59,473 utenti
924 recensioni
4.2
3
4,901 utenti
63 recensioni
½ 4.3
3 Members
angekenn, ahef1963, TheTowers
Spiegazioni
ahef1963: This book was seminal as it awoke stirrings of social justice in me, and made me realize how much I take for granted.
4
27,120 utenti
779 recensioni
3.9
3 Members
timspalding, TheoClarke, Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: One of my top books of all time. I am in awe of the world she created.
5
3,715 utenti
76 recensioni
4.2
6
9,140 utenti
57 recensioni
½ 4.6
7
23,075 utenti
941 recensioni
3.8
3 Members
SqueakyChu, Marissa_Doyle, TheTowers
Spiegazioni
Marissa_Doyle: Haunting.
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7,761 utenti
407 recensioni
4.1
3 Members
timspalding, imyril, KimarieBee
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imyril: I think I mostly just loved the idea of Jesuits in space, but I also loved the characters and the prose. Knowing it will end badly just added to the bittersweet pleasure.
9
734 utenti
21 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
imyril, SqueakyChu
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imyril: Haunting and horrifying.
10
20,586 utenti
559 recensioni
4.1
3 Members
imyril, SqueakyChu, ManWithAnAgenda
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imyril: My Latin teacher made us read it. We were all deeply grateful, and then teased him mercilessly. Wonderfully dark, angst-ridden, alienating and alluring. Such prose and singular characters.
11
45,318 utenti
2,132 recensioni
½ 4.4
3 Members
KimarieBee, TheoClarke, ahef1963,gilroy
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ahef1963: I just read this a couple of months ago, but it's a work I will never forget. Both brilliant and devastatingly sad.
12
22,442 utenti
301 recensioni
4.1
13
13,042 utenti
281 recensioni
½ 3.6
2 Members
imyril, mkbird
Spiegazioni
imyril: Enlightening, enthralling and inspiring.
14
81,349 utenti
1,372 recensioni
½ 4.4
2 Members
desertbloom, ahef1963
Spiegazioni
ahef1963: Pride & Prejudice is the first classic novel that I really enjoyed. It was the cross-over from childhood reading to adult reading.
15
35,240 utenti
273 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
imyril, jillmwo
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imyril: The only Tolkien I still dip back into. It shaped so much to follow, and shaped so many of my preferences.
jillmwo: His beautiful creation story -- I just love it.
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17,858 utenti
332 recensioni
4.2
17
4,352 utenti
88 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
timspalding, smcwl
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40,229 utenti
531 recensioni
4.1
19
5,952 utenti
188 recensioni
3.8
2 Members
mkbird, SylviaC
Spiegazioni
SylviaC: Provides some insight into our role and effect on the planet.
20
990 utenti
12 recensioni
3.9
21
4,216 utenti
66 recensioni
4.1
22
2,377 utenti
31 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
jillmwo, ManWithAnAgenda
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jillmwo: Two stories in this collection, April in Paris and The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas
23
23,998 utenti
330 recensioni
4.1
2 Members
jillmwo, PitcherBooks
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jillmwo: I reread the Christmas chapter almost every year. I got this book as a gift on my 8th birthday before we moved to Bangkok.
24
17,803 utenti
684 recensioni
4.1
25
998 utenti
54 recensioni
½ 4.3
26
1,598 utenti
42 recensioni
½ 4.3
2 Members
PitcherBooks, Marissa_Doyle
Spiegazioni
Marissa_Doyle: Wonderful, spooky, truly captures the "otherness" of the Fae in folklore.
27
69,906 utenti
1,086 recensioni
3.8
28
2,385 utenti
78 recensioni
4.1
29
16,451 utenti
280 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
Spiegazioni
ahef1963: My favourite book as a young teenager. As an adult I took my children to the museum a couple of times a month and we would figure out where we would live if we ran away to a museum.
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41,437 utenti
1,051 recensioni
½ 4.3
Member
gilroy
31
26,721 utenti
402 recensioni
4
Member
Charon07
32
20,841 utenti
333 recensioni
3.9
Member
thorold
Spiegazioni
thorold: Needs no explanation
33
19,129 utenti
326 recensioni
3.9
Member
SomeGuyInVirginia
Spiegazioni
SomeGuyInVirginia: My grandmother gave me this book for my birthday when I was very small. I was disappointed it wasn’t something more interesting, but it awakened my passion for books.
34
10,149 utenti
85 recensioni
4.1
35
6,813 utenti
56 recensioni
4.2
36
2,448 utenti
57 recensioni
4.1
37
1,860 utenti
65 recensioni
3.8
Member
hipdeep
38
65 utenti
5
Member
SylviaC
Spiegazioni
SylviaC: This was the book that I asked everyone to read to me, before I could read it myself.
39
5,850 utenti
111 recensioni
4.1
40
2,372 utenti
53 recensioni
½ 3.5
41
2,315 utenti
32 recensioni
½ 4.5
Member
thorold
Spiegazioni
thorold: A book that makes you think "If everyone read this, we could be sure it would never happen again"
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1,930 utenti
48 recensioni
4
Member
imyril
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imyril: I read this very young and it introduced me to the concept of satisfactory but unhappy endings. Also, the Earldelving. Gah.
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1,906 utenti
20 recensioni
3.9
44
1,422 utenti
12 recensioni
3.9
45
502 utenti
8 recensioni
½ 4.3
Member
SylviaC
Spiegazioni
SylviaC: A childhood favourite. The wonder of that first pair of glasses, after years of being labeled as slow and clumsy.
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260 utenti
2 recensioni
½ 4.4
Member
hipdeep
47
199 utenti
11 recensioni
3.9
Member
Athabasca
48
6 utenti
1 recensione
½ 4.5
Member
Marissa_Doyle
Spiegazioni
Marissa_Doyle: I read this when I was a young teen, and it has profoundly affected how I write.
49
42,733 utenti
1,149 recensioni
4.1
Member
imyril
Spiegazioni
imyril: One of the first dystopian novels I ever read, which plays on several themes that are close to my heart.
50
12,650 utenti
265 recensioni
4
Member
thorold
Spiegazioni
thorold: The literary equivalent of an earworm: you know it's a bad book, but you can never get it out of your head...
51
7,604 utenti
192 recensioni
4.2
Member
Charon07
52
5,474 utenti
116 recensioni
½ 3.7
Member
SylviaC
Spiegazioni
SylviaC: Made me look at listening in a whole different way.
53
5,034 utenti
63 recensioni
4.1
Member
hipdeep
54
4,854 utenti
175 recensioni
4.2
Member
Athabasca
55
3,993 utenti
102 recensioni
3.9
Member
jillmwo
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jillmwo: The idea of setting aside the culture and treasures of the ages so that they don't get destroyed.
56
3,299 utenti
92 recensioni
½ 3.7
57
2,680 utenti
41 recensioni
3.8
Member
SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Même chose.
58
1,062 utenti
16 recensioni
4
Member
smcwl
59
900 utenti
22 recensioni
3.8
60
619 utenti
8 recensioni
4.2
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: The first fantasy novel (I read the trilogy in one volume) that I ever truly, deeply loved.
61
582 utenti
4 recensioni
½ 4.3
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Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: Retelling of the classic of Welsh mythology. Just beautiful.
62
207 utenti
8 recensioni
½ 4.3
63
188 utenti
2 recensioni
½ 3.4
Member
mkbird
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10 utenti
2 recensioni
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43,802 utenti
1,013 recensioni
3.9
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25,164 utenti
377 recensioni
4.1
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20,338 utenti
324 recensioni
3.8
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19,285 utenti
348 recensioni
4
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hipdeep
70
14,272 utenti
179 recensioni
3.9
Member
Charon07
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12,722 utenti
264 recensioni
4.1
72
6,080 utenti
108 recensioni
3.8
Member
smcwl
73
6,009 utenti
147 recensioni
4
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Athabasca
74
5,004 utenti
109 recensioni
3.9
Member
thorold
75
4,730 utenti
142 recensioni
4
Member
Marissa_Doyle
Spiegazioni
Marissa_Doyle: Haunting as well, but in a very different way from the Ishiguro.
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1,840 utenti
51 recensioni
½ 3.7
Member
imyril
Spiegazioni
imyril: This could as easily have been Triffids. Wyndham introduced me to apocalypse fiction, and I love both books for their evocative descriptions of a ruined London.
77
943 utenti
10 recensioni
½ 4.3
78
484 utenti
4 recensioni
½ 3.3
Member
SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Scared me to death as a kid.
79
222 utenti
14 recensioni
3.8
Member
SylviaC
Spiegazioni
SylviaC: A protagonist I really related to.
80
134 utenti
1 recensione
3.9
Member
ahef1963
Spiegazioni
ahef1963: Started my life-long fascination with all things African.
81
6 utenti
½ 4.3
82
39,665 utenti
1,273 recensioni
4.1
2 Members
imyril, KimarieBee,gilroy
Spiegazioni
imyril: This stays with me for its haunting implications. Sad, sentimental, yet satisfying.
83
24,985 utenti
528 recensioni
4.1
Member
hipdeep
84
7,524 utenti
207 recensioni
4
85
2,912 utenti
29 recensioni
4
86
2,038 utenti
35 recensioni
½ 3.7
Member
thorold
87
1,752 utenti
28 recensioni
4.1
Member
SylviaC
Spiegazioni
SylviaC: I like epidemic books, and this one was pretty comprehensive at the time.
88
1,472 utenti
26 recensioni
½ 3.7
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1,215 utenti
25 recensioni
4
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smcwl
90
1,067 utenti
8 recensioni
4
Member
ahef1963
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ahef1963: Explained to me, in layman's terms, the science of paleontology and awoke in me a love of the subject matter.
91
926 utenti
20 recensioni
4.2
Member
jillmwo
Spiegazioni
jillmwo: She explains some things so well. From Elfland to Poughkeepsie is an essay that has stuck with me.
92
905 utenti
15 recensioni
4
Member
Charon07
93
36 utenti
1 recensione
½ 4.6
Member
Marissa_Doyle
Spiegazioni
Marissa_Doyle: One of the truly happiest books I've ever read.
94
21,955 utenti
188 recensioni
4.1
95
8,864 utenti
146 recensioni
3.9
96
7,806 utenti
124 recensioni
3.9
97
7,627 utenti
93 recensioni
4
Member
thorold
98
2,700 utenti
32 recensioni
4
Member
jillmwo
Spiegazioni
jillmwo: It's the lifestyle as much as Norris' writing.
100
251 utenti
3 recensioni
½ 3.3
Member
Charon07