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I will never forget one fall day in my single years, I had a particularly rough afternoon at work and my love life was in the toilet. I felt horrible about life and I got home to find a package on my door with this book inside and note from my Aunt Kay: "God thinks you're wonderful, and so do I!" I still have that book and my Aunt Kay is one of my favorite people always.

Great book. About a little boy named Jack and his Ma. They have been living in captivity since before Jack was born. His Ma was kidnapped by a deviant man. This is Jack's story about him, his Ma and Old Nick (the man who keeps them in ROOM). Very intriguing. I read it in one day.

from WSJ

The Most Valuable “Great Gatsby” Ever

Exploring the "Jazz Age" of the millionaire Jay Gatsby and his obsession for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan told by the narrator Nick visiting the fictional town of West Egg explores many themes: decadence, idealism, resistance to change, excess and more!

The Pillars of the Earth - Kindle edition by Ken Follett. Buy it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, Android (phone + tablet) or iOS (iphone + ipad). Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Pillars of the Earth.

from Washington Post

Books that shaped America

If you look at the authors behind some of the most iconic heroes of all time, you find a writer who's every bit as badass. Not only did these guys insert elements from their actual lives into the stories, they actually toned them down a bit.