Ten Books That Have Stayed With Me

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angekenn, ahef1963, TheTowers
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ahef1963: This book was seminal as it awoke stirrings of social justice in me, and made me realize how much I take for granted.
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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.
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SqueakyChu, Marissa_Doyle, TheTowers
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Marissa_Doyle: Haunting.
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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.
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imyril, SqueakyChu
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imyril: Haunting and horrifying.
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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.
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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.
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imyril, mkbird
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imyril: Enlightening, enthralling and inspiring.
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desertbloom, ahef1963
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ahef1963: Pride & Prejudice is the first classic novel that I really enjoyed. It was the cross-over from childhood reading to adult reading.
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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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timspalding, smcwl
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mkbird, SylviaC
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SylviaC: Provides some insight into our role and effect on the planet.
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jillmwo, ManWithAnAgenda
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jillmwo: Two stories in this collection, April in Paris and The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas
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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.
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PitcherBooks, Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: Wonderful, spooky, truly captures the "otherness" of the Fae in folklore.
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ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
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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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gilroy
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Charon07
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thorold
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thorold: Needs no explanation
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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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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hipdeep
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SylviaC
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SylviaC: This was the book that I asked everyone to read to me, before I could read it myself.
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thorold
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thorold: A book that makes you think "If everyone read this, we could be sure it would never happen again"
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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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SylviaC
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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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hipdeep
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Athabasca
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Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: I read this when I was a young teen, and it has profoundly affected how I write.
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imyril
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imyril: One of the first dystopian novels I ever read, which plays on several themes that are close to my heart.
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thorold
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thorold: The literary equivalent of an earworm: you know it's a bad book, but you can never get it out of your head...
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SylviaC
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SylviaC: Made me look at listening in a whole different way.
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hipdeep
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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.
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Même chose.
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smcwl
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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.
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Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: Retelling of the classic of Welsh mythology. Just beautiful.
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thorold
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Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: Haunting as well, but in a very different way from the Ishiguro.
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imyril
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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.
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Scared me to death as a kid.
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SylviaC
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SylviaC: A protagonist I really related to.
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: Started my life-long fascination with all things African.
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imyril, KimarieBee,gilroy
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imyril: This stays with me for its haunting implications. Sad, sentimental, yet satisfying.
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hipdeep
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thorold
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SylviaC
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SylviaC: I like epidemic books, and this one was pretty comprehensive at the time.
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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.
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jillmwo
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jillmwo: She explains some things so well. From Elfland to Poughkeepsie is an essay that has stuck with me.
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Charon07
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Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: One of the truly happiest books I've ever read.
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thorold
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jillmwo
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jillmwo: It's the lifestyle as much as Norris' writing.
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