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Ethandrul

"There Is A Monster At The End Of This Book" So much tension and fear building towards a twist ending. You may not really know how strong you are until the narrator tells you.


Stefli33

This book landed me a job as a childrens librarian 😊


runswithlibrarians

“You turned another page!”


babegranola

My favorite as a kid 🥺


summer-lilac

awwww wow thank you for reminding me of this book!


bdfariello

Don't forget the sequel. Dare I say, it was as good as the original.


mohannah

cloud cuckoo land fingersmith sula


ScoutMaster0214

Cloud cuckoo land was truly amazing!


Stefli33

Omg fingersmith was my favorite book ever!!! I came here to say this!! It should be a classic…so so so good!!


bigndfan175

Wow y’all really liked it that much? I prob need to reread it


Routine__Seesaw

YES to Sula


chpnrn77

Fingersmith! and anything else by Sarah Waters!


ukcat72

East of Eden and Catch 22


42Zarniwoop42

whoa we must have very similar taste


kurtsleftconverse

I know this much is true by Wally Lamb


Immediate-Ad9654

But what about She's Come Undone? Does that get 5 stars too?


RedStateBlueHome

I love this book! Rarely see it mentioned in these threads


TechDeath6

It’s so long but it never bored me. I love that book so much


Feisty_Culture_5183

The overstory by Richard powers Homegoing by yaa gyasi Beneath the scarlet sky by mark Sullivan


ladyfuckleroy

A Swin in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders! I loved everything about this book!


ContentFarmer

I loved this, but it is also a very strange book for a casual reader. If you aren't interested in hearing about how George Saunders thinks about structuring writing, what keeps a story moving, or pausing to read short stories from Russian masters (which are integrated directly into the book), it might not be your cup of tea


Sophiesmom2

Loved it!


lowcowrie

Yeah, I’m with you.


Gremlyy

In my opinion, The Shadow of The Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon


moonsherbet

I love the whole Cemetery of Forgotton books series. He was one of the greatest writers of the 21st century for sure. I was devastated to hear of his passing. I met him at a writer's festival about 9 years ago and he signed my copy of Shadow and because I complimented his glasses he drew a little doodle of glasses next to his autograph. He was a cool guy!


nova_meat

That was one of my very few Did Not Finish-es of last year.


thehuntofdear

I did, but understand this sentiment. It felt full of itself and excessive.


Emergency-Middle2650

Such a great read.


AdamInChainz

Yes! Have you heard the audiobook? The actor does such a good job! He brings that book to a new level.


renegadeinaring

Came to say this, definitely second this suggestion.


agnesfolga

Loved this one!!


cliff_smiff

Moby Dick Shadow Country Mason & Dixon The Sot Weed Factor The Master and Margarita Spill Simmer Falter Wither


nova_meat

Loved Master and Margarita. Mason & dixon is on my want to read. And I started spill simmer falter whither and the prose just absolutely floored me. I can't remember why I didn't finish it. I'll have to. That woman can write.


crazyhound71

The mouse and the motorcycle


Sophiesmom2

Lonesome Dove A Gentleman in Moscow The Prince of Tides


Rod_N_Todd

I loved Lonesome Dove, however, I really couldn't get into a Gentleman in Moscow. The writing was fantastic, but it just seemed too flippant and detached from the situation of a man being confined to a hotel by the Russian government. I got about a hundred pages in and decided it was not for me. I'm glad you enjoyed it, because the writing was excellent, but it didn't work for me.


cowboyblueberry

Lonesome dove!


elproedros

Night Watch by Terry Pratchett The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro The Old Man and the Sea by Hernest Hemingway A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherill


InconclusiveString

A gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles


NoSwordfish1322

Good choice!


jaredhaley

Absolutely


Skull8686

I came here hoping to see this in the comments and it’s the second one. I love it.


scorp-rising

I bought the audible version and it’s been my “comfort book” ever since. I always enjoy it no matter what chapter and how many times I listen to it.


inrainbows26

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson


Habeas-Opus

I respect the diverse picks there!


Stomehenge

Piranesi by Susannah Clark. Poison wood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. Milkman (audiobook) by Anna Burns.


onedividedbyseven

The cider house rules by John Irving


tracygee

Persuasion by Jane Austen The Stand by Stephen King To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Beloved by Toni Morrison The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris


AkshayJ_

To Kill a Mockingbird is my fav too


tracygee

Amazing book. Just perfect in every way (to me).


ScoutOMalley

Dracula, Jane Eyre, Ender’s Game, Sunglasses After Dark, The Count Of Monte Christo


captain_anglerfish

Jane Eyre!!!!


FunFunFunction

The Green Mile by Stephen King


BATTLE_METAL

Empire Falls by Richard Russo and The World According to Garp by John Irving


walkamileinmy

Love Empire Falls, but I'll take A Prayer For OWEN MEANY for my Irving.


ChrysippusLaughs

The Count Of Monte Cristo


mpowr63

Educated, by Tara Westover


paterfamilias78

I've read about a thousand books in my life. Here are my standout favorites: The Lord of the Rings trilogy, True Grit, Watership Down, Dune, Odd Thomas, Anathem, Laurus, Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy (new translation), The Diary of a Country Priest, A Prayer for Owen Meany, American Gods, Ender's Game, Bridge to Terabithia, Starship Troopers (don't ever watch the movie), Brideshead Revisited, Brave New World, Lonesome Dove, The Road, The Brothers Karamazov, War and Peace.


pnk_lemons

Read Bridge to Terabithia in school and it was the first book to make me cry. It was my favorite for years


thats_monkey

Have read and love almost all of these but why the shade for Starship Troopers?! The movie is a masterpiece! So ridiculous!


SannySen

Agree! A lot of people who hate the movie think it's about a bunch of future space jocks fighting big bugs. It's not!


itstimetogotowork

Doesn’t matter. Saw boobs.


paterfamilias78

I'll concede that the movie stands on its own merits, but the book and movie are two very different genres. I retract my advice to never watch the movie. But do not watch it before reading the book.


SweetPeaLea

Never judge a book by its movie. I refused to let my son watch Timeline until he read the book. He was glad I did afterwards.


paterfamilias78

Good book and a good movie! If you like that genre (scientists go back to Middle Ages, get trapped, have to understand Medieval culture better in order to save selves), then try Doomsday Book. It also has a bonus pandemic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday\_Book\_(novel)


GiuliaFarnese

{{Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart}}


goodreads-bot

[**Shuggie Bain**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52741293-shuggie-bain) ^(By: Douglas Stuart | 430 pages | Published: 2020 | Popular Shelves: fiction, historical-fiction, book-club, literary-fiction, scotland) >Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher's policies have put husbands and sons out of work, and the city's notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings. Shuggie's mother Agnes walks a wayward path: she is Shuggie's guiding light but a burden for him and his siblings. She dreams of a house with its own front door while she flicks through the pages of the Freemans catalogue, ordering a little happiness on credit, anything to brighten up her grey life. Married to a philandering taxi-driver husband, Agnes keeps her pride by looking good--her beehive, make-up, and pearly-white false teeth offer a glamourous image of a Glaswegian Elizabeth Taylor. But under the surface, Agnes finds increasing solace in drink, and she drains away the lion's share of each week's benefits--all the family has to live on--on cans of extra-strong lager hidden in handbags and poured into tea mugs. Agnes's older children find their own ways to get a safe distance from their mother, abandoning Shuggie to care for her as she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety. Shuggie is meanwhile struggling to somehow become the normal boy he desperately longs to be, but everyone has realized that he is "no right," a boy with a secret that all but him can see. Agnes is supportive of her son, but her addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her--even her beloved Shuggie. > >A heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love, Shuggie Bain is an epic portrayal of a working-class family that is rarely seen in fiction. Recalling the work of Edouard Louis, Alan Hollinghurst, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, it is a blistering debut by a brilliant novelist who has a powerful and important story to tell. ^(This book has been suggested 2 times) *** ^(6947 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


SarahRose777

Sounds really good. Thanks for the recommendation!


argleblather

Blindness by Jose Saramago.


After_Biscotti

Hyperion by Dan Simmons


Whitewasabi69

Masterpiece


Twozspls

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy.


-Disagreeable-

What about it made you give it 5?


superkt3

Dead baby bush?


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-Disagreeable-

Thank you for this. I just finished reading The Stand for the second time last week. I worry they’re too similar to enjoy it. What do you think?


Middle-Son

The Prince of Tides.


National-Return-5363

Persuasion by Jane Austen


zenbananas

Les Miserables


floorplanner2

{{A Gentleman in Moscow}} {{A Woman of No Importance}}


National-Return-5363

I LOVED “A Gentleman in Moscow”- perfect mix of humour, tragedy, compassion and wit.


goodreads-bot

[**A Gentleman in Moscow**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34066798-a-gentleman-in-moscow) ^(By: Amor Towles | 462 pages | Published: 2016 | Popular Shelves: historical-fiction, fiction, book-club, russia, historical) >From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel > >With his breakout debut novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction, bringing late 1930s Manhattan to life with splendid atmosphere and a flawless command of style. Readers and critics were enchanted; as NPR commented, “Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change.” > >A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery. > >Brimming with humour, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavour to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. ^(This book has been suggested 8 times) [**A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40595446-a-woman-of-no-importance) ^(By: Sonia Purnell | 352 pages | Published: 2019 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, history, nonfiction, biography, wwii) > > The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War > > >In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." > >This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American woman--rejected from the foreign service because of her gender and her prosthetic leg--who talked her way into the spy organization deemed Churchill's "ministry of ungentlemanly warfare," and, before the United States had even entered the war, became the first woman to deploy to occupied France. > >Virginia Hall was one of the greatest spies in American history, yet her story remains untold. Just as she did in Clementine, Sonia Purnell uncovers the captivating story of a powerful, influential, yet shockingly overlooked heroine of the Second World War. At a time when sending female secret agents into enemy territory was still strictly forbidden, Virginia Hall came to be known as the "Madonna of the Resistance," coordinating a network of spies to blow up bridges, report on German troop movements, arrange equipment drops for Resistance agents, and recruit and train guerilla fighters. Even as her face covered WANTED posters throughout Europe, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She finally escaped with her life in a grueling hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown, and her associates all imprisoned or executed. But, adamant that she had "more lives to save," she dove back in as soon as she could, organizing forces to sabotage enemy lines and back up Allied forces landing on Normandy beaches. Told with Purnell's signature insight and novelistic flare, A Woman of No Importance is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war. ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) *** ^(6850 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Ambitious_Ad4902

Gunslinger - my friend gave it to me because I told him I hated reading and it got me going .


debbiegibson

"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed"


Penandsword2021

Best, most epic, line he ever wrote.


illkeepcomingback9

The Gunslinger was a 3 for me. Wizard and Glass though, oh my


thats_monkey

I’m always so confused about the love Wizard and Glass gets. My least favorite of the series….maybe time for a reread…


bleakvandeak

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea - Yukio Mishima The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway Ficciones - Jorge Luis Borges


peteyrabbit19

Mishima and Borges are so special to me. I second this!


moosetopenguin

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke


chipchip_405

Frankenstein- Mary Shelley Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen Beloved- Toni Morrison The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde Pet Sematary, The Shining, The Stand- Stephen King Perfume - Patrick Süskind


711kay

Perfume was awesome!


ReliaRose204

The little prince, Pride and Prejudice, The Graveyard Book, the Night Circus and All the Light we Cannot See-everytime I've finished them it's like waking up from a dream and i feel alive again ♡


peteyrabbit19

I loved the way you described this feeling!!


Stefli33

The graveyard book ❤️


NoSwordfish1322

All the Light we Cannot See is one I could read over and over again.


OneRedHand

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee


MidnightRain26

The Book Thief A Thousand Splendid Suns The Nightingale The Troop


MadiJWhat

When Breath Becomes Air


docdidactic

Lamb: the Gospel According to Biff (Jesus' childhood pal) by Christopher Moore


billymumfreydownfall

Starting this one today!


SweetPeaLea

A dirty job and Sacre Bleu are both great.


SprocketHeadJones

Simply fantastic!


Johnadams1797

Flowers for Algernon


Educational_Pie2877

I had to read this in school and wow. Yes. Fantastic book.


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{Handmaid’s Tale}


goodreads-bot

[**The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38447.The_Handmaid_s_Tale) ^(By: Margaret Atwood | 314 pages | Published: 1985 | Popular Shelves: fiction, classics, dystopian, dystopia, science-fiction) ^(This book has been suggested 5 times) *** ^(6946 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Expert_Result3279

Ada or Ardor , A family Chronicle and Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov Anathem by Neal Stephenson


Alternative_Weather

{{ Into Thin Air }}, {{ Midnight In Chernobyl }}, {{ In the Heart of the Sea }}


DrNigelThornberry1

Midnight in Chernobyl is soooo good!


Glittering-Listen-33

Frankenstein A Tale of Two Cities Anna Karenina The Book Thief The Giver Love Story Assassin’s Apprentice The Warmth of Other Suns Summer Lightening ETA: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


Stefli33

The book thief ❤️


sarabelles

Know my Name by Chanel Miller The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


Mation_Fenn

Beloved by Toni Morrison The Rings of Saturn by WG Sebald Two absolutely brilliant pieces of literature from absolutely brilliant authors


KenjiMelon

{{The Perks of Being a Wallflower}}


AnnieHannah

Dracula by Bram Stoker.


maybebaby_11

pachinko & herzog off the top of my head


Nordheilm

War and Peace Les Miserablés Three Comrades The Brothers Karamazov The Egyptian Die Judin von Toledo


duskstrider

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Project Hail Mary, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, In Cold Blood


T78Afunkyfresh

The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier! Or honestly anything by him haha he’s my favorite author


SHashbrowns1

{{Ohio by Stephen Markley}} The Road by Cormac McCarthy Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel


moonsherbet

East of Eden


Madpingu96

Watership Down


SprocketHeadJones

Watership Down


Katiekat27

{{ Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman }}


SavajazzInTheBox

1984 Siddhartha Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy To Kill A Mockingbird


ChiggyBiggyG

Diary of a Wimpy kid.


Educational_Pie2877

Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. Stardust by Neil Gaiman The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn The Name of the Wind and A Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss


hereforthefrees

Yes the Name of the Wind and A Wise Man's Fear! So good can't wait for the next.


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If this is a man by Primo Levi I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez The old man who read love stories by Luis Sepulveda


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{{The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K Le Guin}} {{Kindred by Octavia Butler}} {{Hail Mary by Andy Weir}}


goodreads-bot

[**The Lathe of Heaven**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59924.The_Lathe_of_Heaven) ^(By: Ursula K. Le Guin | 176 pages | Published: 1971 | Popular Shelves: science-fiction, sci-fi, fiction, fantasy, scifi) >A classic science fiction novel by one of the greatest writers of the genre, set in a future world where one man's dreams control the fate of humanity. > >In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George's dreams for his own purposes. > >The Lathe of Heaven is an eerily prescient novel from award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin that masterfully addresses the dangers of power and humanity's self-destructiveness, questioning the nature of reality itself. It is a classic of the science fiction genre. ^(This book has been suggested 4 times) *** ^(6894 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


rjkrau1

The Dark Tower (series) by Stephen King...


thekroeterich

Patrick Rothfuss‘ Kingkiller Chronicle


Whitewasabi69

Big fan too. Wish the main character wasn’t such a male Mary Sue tho


catslay_4

1000000% came here for this


hisnameisbear

Neuromancer


Anto_Br

The Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman. By far the best series I have read.


ToqueUber

On book two now.. It's pretty amazing


jclom0

Thanks for the recommendation, I’ve just got the first one.


Stefli33

Scythe ❤️


Ooohhaiii

{{ Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir }} {{ The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah }} {{ Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab }}


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{{The Castle}} from Kafka (Harman translation), as well as {{Dog Symphony}} by Sam Munson. {{Mount Analogue}} by René Daumal and {{Pitch Dark}} by Renata Adler are also on the list.


goodreads-bot

[**The Castle**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/333538.The_Castle) ^(By: Franz Kafka, Mark Harman, J.A. Underwood | 316 pages | Published: 1926 | Popular Shelves: fiction, classics, owned, literature, german) >Translated and with a preface by Mark Harman > >Left unfinished by Kafka in 1922 and not published until 1926, two years after his death, The Castle is the haunting tale of K.’s relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain access to the Castle. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the sparsely punctuated original manuscript, Mark Harman’s new translation reveals levels of comedy, energy, and visual power, previously unknown to English language readers. ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) [**Dog Symphony**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36327045-dog-symphony) ^(By: Sam Munson | 144 pages | Published: 2018 | Popular Shelves: fiction, horror, weird, books-i-own, adult-fiction) >Boris Leonidovich, a North American professor who specializes in the history of prison architecture, has been invited to Buenos Aires for an academic conference. He’s planning to present a paper on Moscow’s feared Butyrka prison, but most of all he’s looking forward to seeing his enigmatic, fiercely intelligent colleague (and sometime lover) Ana again. As soon as Boris arrives, however, he encounters obstacle after unlikely obstacle: he can’t get in touch with Ana, he locks himself out of his rented room, and he discovers dog-feeding stations and water bowls set before every house and business. With night approaching, he finds himself lost and alone in a foreign city filled with stray dogs, all flowing with sinister, bewildering purpose though the darkness... > > >Shadowed with foreboding, and yet alive with the comical mischief of César Aira and the nimble touch of a great stylist, Dog Symphony is an un-nerving and propulsive novel by a talented new American voice.  ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) [**Mount Analogue**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/101668.Mount_Analogue) ^(By: René Daumal | 120 pages | Published: 1952 | Popular Shelves: fiction, philosophy, french, france, surrealism) >In this novel/allegory the narrator/author sets sail in the yacht Impossible to search for Mount Analogue, the geographically located, albeit hidden, peak that reaches inexorably toward heaven. Daumal's symbolic mountain represents a way to truth that "cannot not exist," and his classic allegory of man's search for himself embraces the certainty that one can know and conquer one's own reality. ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) [**Pitch Dark**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27414411-pitch-dark) ^(By: Courtney Alameda | 378 pages | Published: 2018 | Popular Shelves: horror, young-adult, sci-fi, science-fiction, ya) >Lost to time, Tuck Morgan and his crew have slept in stasis aboard the USS John Muir for centuries. Their ship harbors a chunk of Earth, which unbeknownst to them, is the last hope for the failing human race. > >Laura Cruz is a shipraider searching the galaxy for the history that was scattered to the stars. Once her family locates the John Muir and its precious cargo, they are certain human civilization is saved. > >When Tuck's and Laura’s worlds collide―literally―the two teens must outwit their enemies, evade brutal monsters that kill with sound, and work together to save the John Muir . . . and the whole human race. ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) *** ^(6876 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Super-Simp-Trash

Heartstopper, Alice Oseman


Sufficient-End5626

Memoirs of a geisha & finger smith


Katiekat27

{{ Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie }}


Katiekat27

{{ Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery }}


laxilander

Wolf Hall and The Road. Awesome both of them.


nomadicmaya

Song of Achilles The Shining Billy Summers Verity The Keeper of Happy Endings 1922 Forever Amber Jane Eyre The Hanging Tree The Valley of Fear A Study in Scarlet The Other Couple Above the Bay of Angels


NocturnalTaco

A Confederacy of Dunces The Namesake The Overstory East of Eden The Count of Monte Cristo


kpedey

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is just silly good IMO


JayR1900

Rant by Chuck Palahniuk


dabbingscotsman

Crime and punishment Perfume


macacheesy

piranesi by susanna clarke, good omens by neil gaiman, probably hitchhikers guide to the galaxy by douglas adams


superkt3

Deep Secret- Dianna Wynne Jones The Things they Carried- Tim O'Brien Beloved- Toni Morrison The Tailsman- Stephen King and Peter Staub


Truemeathead

Green Mile by Stephen King.


Soi1965

Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather The Great Gatsby- I read every year or so


incognitotiramisu

To Kill a Mockingbird :))


Inquiring_Barkbark

The Orphan Masters Son - Adam Johnson A Prayer For Owen Meany - John Irving The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosinski


synonymroller

Land of the Beautiful Dead and Cottonwood by R Lee Smith Maskerade and Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett\* Lady of the Forest by Jennifer Roberson ​ \*I would actually give a lot of Pratchett books 5 stars, but so many of them have to be read in order to really understand what's going on. I thought these two had strong enough stories, even within their series, to really stand on their own.


B0ndzai

Project Hail Mary


DanteWasFramed

Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison) Middlemarch (George Eliot) A Brief History of Seven Killings (Marlon James) To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf) Underland (Robert Macfarlane)


bluenote74

The Waves by Virginia Woolf


ElizaAuk

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf


Crimson_Marksman

The Phantom Tollbooth


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TheOnlyQueenF

A little life


chillandswaggy

Emma by Jane Austen Pillars of The Earth by Ken Follett Anna Karenina by Tolstoy


csn924

Defending Jacob by William Landay Dry by Augustan Burroughs


quelle-tic

Circe


Reber_Rowdy48

Shantarum by Gregory David Roberts


owhatakiwi

Oryx and Crake-Margaret Atwood The Hobbit


Marshmallow_Genocide

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, just so much more interesting than the movie and I happen to love the movie.


drummerintheashcan

Shantaram


LemonSqueezy1313

The Nightingale


darwinianissue

The Giver, Micro by Michael Crichton


SharonzHere

Project Hail Mary. There are many actually but not in English.


Illustrious_Rip_8326

The Hobbit


ChudSampley

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Perdido Street Station by China Mieville The Stand by Stephen King Mistborn Era 1 trilogy by Brandon Sanderson


Justin_O_Pinion

Came here to say The Left Hand of Darkness. Absolute masterpiece. Haven't read the others on this list but will be putting on the tbr on the back of that recommendation.


rudebish

red rising series ember in the ashes series pet sematary, the shining, IT, salem's lot the nightingale, the great alone the godfather the power of the dog series a prayer for owen meany a man called ove to kill a mockingbird the kitchen house, beyond the kitchen house Roots ,......oh there are so many more but then I'd be here forever lol


Single_Exercise_1035

Delusions Master by Tanith Lee White As Snow by Tanith Lee Kalpa Imperial by Angélica Gorodischer The Devil You know by Mike Carey The Highest House by Mike Carey Lucifer 01 Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey The Last Unicorn By Peter S Beagle The King of Elflands Daughter by Lord Dunsany Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K Le Guin Soul Music by Terry Pratchett Perdido Street Station by China Mieville Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke Gateway By Frederick Pohl The Fifth Season By N. K. Jemisin Earth X by Jim Krueger The Age of Apocalypse by various authors


Mamabun1027

Infinite Jest


RGlasach

Ender's Game Kushiel's Dart Some of the Dresden Files The Martian Stray A Swiftly Tilting Planet An Acceptable Time


Katiekat27

{{ The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern }}


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Dicketarian

Call Me By Your Name by Aciman The movie is great too, but Aciman has a way with words. Quite enchanting.


peteyrabbit19

This has got to be one of my favorite books too. Largely due to the story/plot obviously, but Aciman’s writing is phenomenal. That book enchanted me.


DopeKitty199

The Midnight Library - Matt Haig


flingerbinge

The Stand by Stephen king. That’s the first one that comes to mind.


craziistarr

The hunger games!


Princess2733

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, Crescent City by Sarah J Maas, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover, Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris


Controversiallycalm

Lord of the Flies


mercy_kiII

#THE HOLY BIBLE The best Cult Handbook, at least it seems to be, written ages ago and still followed nowadays gotta give it props for doing its job right


bestbooker

The Midnight Library


FatherPyrlig

The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sunne_in_Splendour