11 Required Reading Books You Should Re-Read
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Definitely a book worth reading. It is a different kind of book and requires an open mind. But a great one none the less.
"The Hunger Games is a fun series, but Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" is an earlier and equally disturbing book about a dystopian society in what was once the United States."
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood: a great dystopian novel about gender politics, sexuality, and freedom to vs. freedom from
I know The Hunger Games made dystopian novels popular again, but so many of the newer ones are really bad (read: everything BUT the Hunger Games). If you're looking for a real dystopian novel, read The Handmaid's Tale.
"The Handmaid's Tale" is a disturbing book about a dystopian society in what was once the United States.
My all time favourite book to-date. Every re-read is as enticing and captivating as the last.
The Handmaid's Tale: if you have not read this book, read it now.
The Handmaid's Tale-my favorite book.
This month I've been participating in a read-along over at Classic Reads Book Club. We've been reading The Handmaid's Tale and will be wrapping it up discussions on Sept. 27. So if you've read if before and want to chime in, please do! That being said, here are my thoughts on the book. The Haidmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood ★★★★★ Offred is a handmaid's whose story unfolds in Atwood's famous dystopian novel. She lives in a world run by men, where women are powerless. They've lost their right to make decision, to learn how to read and even to have a job. The rulers claim they have "freed" the women from the painful tasks of having to find a husband or take care of themselves. Any women who are fertile are turned into handmaids and assigned to a home where they are forced to bear children for a married couple. When I began the book I assumed this was a dystopian set decades in the future, where the women had no memory of life as we know it. I quickly learned that Offred used to have a job, money of her own, a husband and child, etc. The decline into her current policed state was swift and terrifying. I loved Atwood's bleak prose. Offred's resignation and despair were palpable. The tense relationships between the characters were thrilling. Offred was forced to walk a tight rope of suspicion in every conversation, never knowing who she could trust. In one scene Offred is using butter she hid and saved from a meal as lotion on her skin. It's been so long since she's been anything but the potential carrier of a child that the concept of being loved is almost obsolete to her now. She says... "As long as we do this, butter our skin to keep it soft, we can believe that we will some day get out, that we will be touched again, in love or desire." It was the small acts of rebellion like this, breed from a spark of hope, that made Offred such a heartbreaking character. After Offred loses her ability to support herself she struggles in her relationship with her husband. That shift of dependance in their relationship changed everything... "We are not each other's, anymore. Instead, I am his." I can't recommend this book highly enough. Though it's 25 years old, it's more relevant than ever. Atwood's writing reveals the story bit by bit, allowing the horror of the changed society to creep up slowly. The story is masterfully told, creating a chilly world that's a far too easy to imagine.
50 Essential Mystery Novels That Everyone Should Read
The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins: I highly recommend this large tome. It's worth your time. I love a mystery that I am unable to unravel until the author allows. And this kept me rapt until the last.
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The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins: one of my favorite books
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A list of 50 essential mystery novels. Put on the coffee!
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50 Essential Mystery Novels
Mystery Novel Book List
In these weeks of midwinter, there's nothing more satisfying than curling up by the fire with a good novel -- and in particular a good mystery novel, because they somehow seem to keep you the warmest. Plus, what with a new season of Sherlock starting this week, your appetite for more murders, clues, and suspicious persons might just be piqued. Click through to check out 50 essential mystery novels that will bring color to your cheeks and set your brain ticking.
10 Great Science Fiction Novels with Go-Back-To-Bed Depressing Endings
I have always loved this book.
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flowers for algernon -- must reread, it's been years and years- 3.5 stars, not the emotional punch it was in my youth but quite good
Flowers for Algernon. I read it, of course, in high school. Rereading it in my 40's only made me appreciate it more.
flowers for algernon by daniel keyes is one of my favorite high school requirements, it's a touching story of a mentally-handicapped man who gets the chance of a lifetime in the form of an experimental brain surgery that increases his intelligence. he goes from having an unusually low iq to being a genius, but finds himself questioning the value of his intellect and struggling to accept his former self. he confides in algernon, a lab mouse who has had the same procedure, and his teacher, alic...
Flowers for Algernon... My very favorite book in the entire world. <3
Flowers for Algernon - A great book! Decided to read this again.
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. READ: ***
this damned thing. #flowers for algernon #keyes
Flowers for Algernon... Favorite Book!!
'Flowers for Algernon' by Daniel Keyes Date began: March 28, 2012 Genre: Science Fiction Project: n/a Reading List: Spring 2012 Got it/Why I picked it up: For free...at my friendly neighborhood library! I almost took this book off my reading list because I realized the copy I owned wasn't the original novel. Then, I realized…
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The Help by Kathryn Stockett - gaining so much popularity! What a wonderful book, certainly stories & lessons to live by
No-Obligation Book Club - August 2009 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett - a must read...beautifully written in several different "voices" a fabulous book!
The Help- very good book... was a pretty decent movie, too. I hate when they take an amazing book and turn it into a horrible movie.
No-Obligation Book Club - August 2009 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett...on my need to read list
Kathryn Stockett - The Help Amazing book! (Great movie too, but the book is better!)
The Help....my favorite book club read so far! The movie was also pretty excellent.
this was an amazing book, movie was good, book was better!
The Help by Kathryn Stockett -- my "other" favorite book.
Good book...Book Club selection 2010/11
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Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. My book club did not like it as much as I did. Find out why at http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2014/04/rebecca-by-daphne-du-maurier.html
One of my favorite books. It's a romance, a coming-of-age story, a mystery, a psychological thriller, and just really good.#awordfromJoJo #goodbooks
One of my favorite books. It's a romance, a mystery, a psychological thriller, and just really good.
One of my favorite books. It's a romance, a coming-of-age story, a mystery, a psychological thriller, and just really good. *** A classic book of love, suspicion, and secrets. A book for all time.
I read this when I was in high school, great story.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier #books #cover
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1984 - George Orwell. " 1984 presents a "negative utopia," that is at once a startling and haunting vision of the world—so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish." (Signet Classics)
1984, George Orwell. Love this cover. Striking, and the eye motif is of course perfect for the novel. The way the image interacts with the lettering is also great.
1984 - George Orwell. Read in early 2008. Of course, growing in Saudi Arabia, we were never exposed to such books, but I made up for the deprivation it in my 20's.
1984 - George Orwell -- been 5 or so years since I read it. Good the first time, way better this time!!
1984 by George Orwell. I read this for one of my classes in high school, and really enjoyed it.
A classic--and for good reason! I first read this book in either my freshman or sophomore year of high school, and loved it right away. It's simply a wonderful work of prose, and both interesting and frighteningly accurate in it's portrayal of the then-future world. Perhaps things were not nearly as scary when 1984 rolled around, but they sure are now--more so every day. Worth reading no matter what age you happen to be, or what you may or may not think about the government and world today.
1984 by George Orwell. Will always be one of my all time favorite books.
1984 by George Orwell Big Brother is watching you.
A book cover that has always stuck with me is the cover of George Orwell’s 1984. There have been many made for Orwell’s book, however most all of them incorporate an eye as the major visual. 1984 tells the story of Oceanian, an oligarchical society in which the people are faced with a perpetual…
27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read
27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read. There are some on here I've read, and some I'm definitely adding to my "Want to Read" list!
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Note from Alicia to Alicia: READ FIRST... ALL (Most) of these "27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read" before you start reading any other book list.
27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read - I've read 3 of these and they were very good. Looks like I've got a reading list:)
27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read-(An interesting collection of books. My to read list just got longer.)
27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read-there's a few in here that were already on my to read list.
27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read summer reading list for sure
27 Seriously underrated books every book lover should read/ BuzzFeed Books
27 books people should hear about ! #reading #books
This is the kind of book list that intrigues me
23 Books to Read If You Love Outlander
23 Books to Read If You Love Outlander: If Diana Gabaldon's sexy time-travel novels have you hooked, we've got your post-Outlander reading guide.
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23 Books to Read If You Love Outlander: If Diana Gabaldon's sexy time-travel novels have you hooked, we've got your post-Outlander reading guide. Some other great ones are Green Darkness by Anya Seton and almost anything by Bertrice Small!
23 Books to Read If You Love Outlander: we've got your post-Outlander reading guide.
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This book has officially become part of my life ,once you've read it you don't want to put it down , you would want to keep with you at all time.Alice Sebold has beautifully described events which are heart warming and tear breaking . I strongly recommend this book to kids that are 13 or over
The Lovely Bones By Alice Sebold. Click here to buy this eBook: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Lovely-Bones/book-9tIc1etyDk-87X61K2iSpA/page1.html?s=XwK7D-pEXUq4ob1e4KDAvg=2 #ebooks #kobo
The Lovely Bones By Alice Sebold. They did a decent job with adapting it to film....
The Lovely Bones Book by Alice Sebold. Way better than the movie.
Lovely Bones-Alice Sebold One of my favorite books of all times.
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The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold = 3 out of 5 stars
#39 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Read
one of my favourite books
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was such a beautiful read about a circus that comes to town randomly and is open only from dusk to dawn. Also, Celia and Marco are swept up in a challenge where they are unsure of all the rules. . . Written with the most beautiful imagery, I literally want to start wearing only black and white with a red accent piece.
The Night Circus
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The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.” ― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus My favorite book!!
A video book review of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. One of the top picks from In the Stacks librarians for your book club to read.
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Book clubs say: "Brilliant, Beautiful, Fantastic"...The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
The Night Circus book cover | I'm really enjoying this book. I wish my lady friends would read it with me so we could have a book club-type themed get-together to talk about it and decorate and eat circus food. ♥ @Kelly Teske Goldsworthy L., @Elizabeth Lockhart Wyatt, @Emily Schoenfeld Bishop I'm looking at you...
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Most original book I've read in a long time. Very popular with my bookclub.
A reading list for the best new books featuring Book reviews and excerpts from exceptional novels about romance and love., with links to full book information.
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"stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we are here" - The Secret Life of Bees
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The Secret Life of Bees - it's been on a lot of book club lists.
In my top ten of favorite books list, very touching.
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i love this book & movie
On my to read list
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Short Story: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allen Poe "I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him." — Edgar Allan Poe
The Tell-Tale Heart (Bantam Classics) by Edgar Allan Poe http://www.amazon.com/dp/0553212281/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_2JfOwb0GK60CY
Oh I love Edgar Allan Poe with all my heart one of the best Arthur's of his time his darkness is great lol tell tale heart & the raven are my favorites from him
Book Review 14: The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe
The Tell-Tale Heart (Short Story) By Edgar Allen Poe. FAVORITE POE STORY
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Edgar Allan Poe - The Tell-Tale Heart
30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Written in 1985, this novel is a chilling tale of a future that, given our present political climate, doesn't look too far fetched.
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When I first read this in the 80s, it terrified me. I recommended it to a friend who told me the story seemed too impossible. I wonder if she'd still feel that way?
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Margret Atwood A Handmaid's Tale- political fiction?
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood http://www.caribousmom.com/2007/11/06/the-handmaids-tale-book-review/
Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood - a book that will stay with you for a long time, 20 year Later...
The Handmaid's Tale - has always been one of my favorite books. Cautionary tale - especially the way things are going today!
One of my favorites books ever written! Love Margaret Atwood!
Love Margaret Atwood books! Read this one years ago!
The Handmaid's Tale - Books worth Reading.
The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
A good book club read.
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (F, 20s, red, white, and blue hat with giant pompom, brown hooded coat, 6 train)
The ten best books of 2014
Top 10 books of 2014 from The Washington Post
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#Books I like non fiction books and "The Sixth extinction" is the best one i have ever read.
A great year in fiction and nonfiction. Top ten books of 2014!
Top 10 books of 2014 from The Washington Post. #booklists
The top 50 fiction books for 2014 - The Washington Post
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The top 50 fiction books for 2014
A GREAT list of books that are impossible to put down! If you want a book that will keep you up reading until WAAAY too late, this list is perfect! Tons of great suggestions.
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The 'to do' list and the 'to read' list - never get any shorter...
Come Together Kids: 10 Great Books (perfect for a book club)
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I can't stop pinning these book lists!!!
An awesome list of great books to read!
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The Giver (The Giver, #1) This is one of my all time fav. books! gives you a different perspective for sure! <3
This is my ALL time favorite book EVER! From Goodreads.com: "Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back."
One of my favorite books! Read this in 5th or 6th grade; I need to read it again!
One of my all time favorite books. If you like #utopian novels, you'll love this.
The Giver - Who doesn't know that this is a good book worth reading?
The Giver my favorite book ever when I was younger..still good!!
The Giver by Lois Lowry. One of my all-time favorite books.
The Giver... one of my all-time favorite books.
Amazing book, read it when I was a kid.
11 Books to Read When You’re Mega-Stressed
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Stress is a useful biological mechanism, because if we didn’t get stressed out, we would just be like, “F-it, who needs a job? Or love? Or emotional and financial success? NOT ME!” I don’t even know what would happen — I guess maybe we would just pour our life savings into a trip to the Netherlands
11 Books to Read When You’re Mega-Stressed. (Not that I'm currently mega-stressed, but I still want to check out some of these.)
just in case i get stressed cause I never get stressed (note sarcasm) 11 Books to Read When You’re Mega-Stressed
11 Books to Read When You’re Mega-Stressed--love, love David Sedaris (funny his book is #1 on the list!)
11 Books to Read When You’re Mega-Stressed. AMA won't recommend it, but books and movies have done more for me than docs and meds!
11 Books to Read When You’re Mega-Stressed: This list is wonderful because there is no clear pattern, but the writer makes clear why each book is an anecdote for stress -- and then it gets downright adorable when it gets to Ramona Quimby, Age 8!
11 Books to Read When You’re Mega-Stressed | Bustle
POST BAR EXAM READING LIST.
To The Bitter College Student Who Is Putting Themself Through School
[I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb] - I loved this book.
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One of my favorite books from my very favorite author. Lamb is a great storyteller and never ceases to amaze me with his intertwined characters.
This is one of my all time favorite books. I love Wally Lamb. http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Wally-Lambs-I-Know-This-Much-is-True
I never went wrong with an Oprah #recommendedbook and this remains one of my all time favorites.
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I Know This Much is True (One of my all time favorite books)
a wonderful book.
Love this book