Ten Books That Have Stayed With Me

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56,834 membres
892 ressenyes
4.2
2
76,190 membres
1,434 ressenyes
½ 4.4
3
4,705 membres
62 ressenyes
½ 4.3
3 Membres
angekenn, ahef1963, TheTowers
Explicacions
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
26,353 membres
752 ressenyes
3.9
3 Membres
timspalding, TheoClarke, Marissa_Doyle
Explicacions
Marissa_Doyle: One of my top books of all time. I am in awe of the world she created.
5
3,574 membres
73 ressenyes
4.2
6
8,609 membres
55 ressenyes
½ 4.6
7
43,138 membres
2,106 ressenyes
½ 4.4
3 Membres
KimarieBee, TheoClarke, ahef1963
Explicacions
ahef1963: I just read this a couple of months ago, but it's a work I will never forget. Both brilliant and devastatingly sad.
8
22,057 membres
921 ressenyes
3.8
3 Membres
SqueakyChu, Marissa_Doyle, TheTowers
Explicacions
Marissa_Doyle: Haunting.
9
7,526 membres
397 ressenyes
4.1
3 Membres
timspalding, imyril, KimarieBee
Explicacions
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.
10
710 membres
22 ressenyes
3.9
2 Membres
imyril, SqueakyChu
Explicacions
imyril: Haunting and horrifying.
11
19,140 membres
528 ressenyes
4.1
3 Membres
imyril, SqueakyChu, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
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.
12
12,694 membres
278 ressenyes
½ 3.6
2 Membres
imyril, mkbird
Explicacions
imyril: Enlightening, enthralling and inspiring.
13
77,526 membres
1,337 ressenyes
½ 4.4
2 Membres
desertbloom, ahef1963
Explicacions
ahef1963: Pride & Prejudice is the first classic novel that I really enjoyed. It was the cross-over from childhood reading to adult reading.
14
33,413 membres
258 ressenyes
3.9
2 Membres
imyril, jillmwo
Explicacions
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.
15
17,104 membres
324 ressenyes
4.2
16
4,124 membres
79 ressenyes
3.9
2 Membres
timspalding, smcwl
17
38,890 membres
513 ressenyes
4.1
18
5,804 membres
185 ressenyes
3.8
2 Membres
mkbird, SylviaC
Explicacions
SylviaC: Provides some insight into our role and effect on the planet.
19
967 membres
11 ressenyes
4
20
4,083 membres
62 ressenyes
4.1
21
2,286 membres
30 ressenyes
3.9
2 Membres
jillmwo, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
jillmwo: Two stories in this collection, April in Paris and The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas
22
22,747 membres
325 ressenyes
4.1
2 Membres
jillmwo, PitcherBooks
Explicacions
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.
23
948 membres
53 ressenyes
½ 4.3
24
1,557 membres
40 ressenyes
½ 4.3
2 Membres
PitcherBooks, Marissa_Doyle
Explicacions
Marissa_Doyle: Wonderful, spooky, truly captures the "otherness" of the Fae in folklore.
25
42,579 membres
995 ressenyes
3.9
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67,626 membres
1,063 ressenyes
3.8
27
39,153 membres
1,256 ressenyes
4.1
2 Membres
imyril, KimarieBee
Explicacions
imyril: This stays with me for its haunting implications. Sad, sentimental, yet satisfying.
28
2,313 membres
76 ressenyes
4.1
29
15,543 membres
271 ressenyes
4.2
2 Membres
ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
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.
30
19,861 membres
324 ressenyes
3.9
Membre
thorold
Explicacions
thorold: Needs no explanation
31
18,016 membres
313 ressenyes
3.9
Membre
SomeGuyInVirginia
Explicacions
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.
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12,079 membres
276 ressenyes
4.1
33
9,618 membres
81 ressenyes
4.1
34
6,543 membres
55 ressenyes
4.2
35
2,381 membres
58 ressenyes
4.1
36
1,803 membres
65 ressenyes
3.9
Membre
hipdeep
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62 membres
5
Membre
SylviaC
Explicacions
SylviaC: This was the book that I asked everyone to read to me, before I could read it myself.
38
21,751 membres
292 ressenyes
4.1
39
5,696 membres
107 ressenyes
4.1
40
2,321 membres
50 ressenyes
½ 3.5
41
2,229 membres
29 ressenyes
½ 4.5
Membre
thorold
Explicacions
thorold: A book that makes you think "If everyone read this, we could be sure it would never happen again"
42
1,861 membres
45 ressenyes
4
Membre
imyril
Explicacions
imyril: I read this very young and it introduced me to the concept of satisfactory but unhappy endings. Also, the Earldelving. Gah.
43
1,818 membres
19 ressenyes
3.9
44
1,379 membres
13 ressenyes
3.8
45
607 membres
10 ressenyes
½ 4.4
Membre
SomeGuyInVirginia
Explicacions
SomeGuyInVirginia: Elegant running commentary on life.
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468 membres
7 ressenyes
½ 4.3
Membre
SylviaC
Explicacions
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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250 membres
2 ressenyes
½ 4.4
Membre
hipdeep
48
197 membres
11 ressenyes
3.9
Membre
Athabasca
49
6 membres
1 ressenya
½ 4.5
Membre
Marissa_Doyle
Explicacions
Marissa_Doyle: I read this when I was a young teen, and it has profoundly affected how I write.
50
40,747 membres
1,114 ressenyes
4.1
Membre
imyril
Explicacions
imyril: One of the first dystopian novels I ever read, which plays on several themes that are close to my heart.
51
12,178 membres
257 ressenyes
4
Membre
thorold
Explicacions
thorold: The literary equivalent of an earworm: you know it's a bad book, but you can never get it out of your head...
52
5,253 membres
113 ressenyes
½ 3.7
Membre
SylviaC
Explicacions
SylviaC: Made me look at listening in a whole different way.
53
4,814 membres
59 ressenyes
4.1
Membre
hipdeep
54
4,691 membres
169 ressenyes
½ 4.3
Membre
Athabasca
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3,834 membres
96 ressenyes
3.9
Membre
jillmwo
Explicacions
jillmwo: The idea of setting aside the culture and treasures of the ages so that they don't get destroyed.
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3,191 membres
88 ressenyes
½ 3.7
57
2,599 membres
41 ressenyes
3.8
Membre
SomeGuyInVirginia
Explicacions
SomeGuyInVirginia: Même chose.
58
1,017 membres
15 ressenyes
4
Membre
smcwl
59
868 membres
23 ressenyes
3.8
60
600 membres
6 ressenyes
4.2
Membre
ahef1963
Explicacions
ahef1963: The first fantasy novel (I read the trilogy in one volume) that I ever truly, deeply loved.
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563 membres
4 ressenyes
4.2
Membre
Marissa_Doyle
Explicacions
Marissa_Doyle: Retelling of the classic of Welsh mythology. Just beautiful.
62
202 membres
7 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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179 membres
2 ressenyes
½ 3.4
Membre
mkbird
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65
19 membres
2 ressenyes
5
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24,230 membres
366 ressenyes
4.1
67
19,179 membres
310 ressenyes
3.8
68
18,415 membres
337 ressenyes
4
Membre
hipdeep
69
11,928 membres
258 ressenyes
4.1
70
5,883 membres
103 ressenyes
3.8
Membre
smcwl
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5,717 membres
141 ressenyes
4
Membre
Athabasca
72
4,864 membres
103 ressenyes
3.9
Membre
thorold
73
4,600 membres
136 ressenyes
4
Membre
Marissa_Doyle
Explicacions
Marissa_Doyle: Haunting as well, but in a very different way from the Ishiguro.
74
1,771 membres
50 ressenyes
½ 3.7
Membre
imyril
Explicacions
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.
75
917 membres
9 ressenyes
½ 4.4
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459 membres
3 ressenyes
½ 3.3
Membre
SomeGuyInVirginia
Explicacions
SomeGuyInVirginia: Scared me to death as a kid.
77
217 membres
14 ressenyes
3.8
Membre
SylviaC
Explicacions
SylviaC: A protagonist I really related to.
78
133 membres
1 ressenya
3.9
Membre
ahef1963
Explicacions
ahef1963: Started my life-long fascination with all things African.
79
6 membres
½ 4.3
80
23,472 membres
502 ressenyes
4.1
Membre
hipdeep
81
17,133 membres
665 ressenyes
4.1
82
7,222 membres
199 ressenyes
4
83
2,748 membres
26 ressenyes
4
84
1,961 membres
35 ressenyes
½ 3.7
Membre
thorold
85
1,681 membres
26 ressenyes
4.1
Membre
SylviaC
Explicacions
SylviaC: I like epidemic books, and this one was pretty comprehensive at the time.
86
1,412 membres
26 ressenyes
½ 3.7
87
1,148 membres
24 ressenyes
4
Membre
smcwl
88
1,045 membres
8 ressenyes
4
Membre
ahef1963
Explicacions
ahef1963: Explained to me, in layman's terms, the science of paleontology and awoke in me a love of the subject matter.
89
878 membres
19 ressenyes
4.2
Membre
jillmwo
Explicacions
jillmwo: She explains some things so well. From Elfland to Poughkeepsie is an essay that has stuck with me.
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32 membres
1 ressenya
½ 4.6
Membre
Marissa_Doyle
Explicacions
Marissa_Doyle: One of the truly happiest books I've ever read.
91
20,814 membres
181 ressenyes
4.1
92
8,491 membres
139 ressenyes
3.9
93
7,518 membres
121 ressenyes
3.9
94
7,406 membres
91 ressenyes
4
Membre
thorold
95
2,628 membres
31 ressenyes
4
Membre
jillmwo
Explicacions
jillmwo: It's the lifestyle as much as Norris' writing.
97
132 membres
2 ressenyes
½ 4.4
98
131 membres
1 ressenya
½ 3.4
Membre
smcwl
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102 membres
2 ressenyes
3.9
Membre
SylviaC
Explicacions
SylviaC: My grandmother survived the Halifax Explosion, and this was one of the books that she kept in a special collection on her shelf.
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24,422 membres
525 ressenyes
½ 4.3
Membre
hipdeep