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1. Circe and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

I am a fan of any Greek Myth interpretation or re-telling, but the manner in which Miller portrays and gets inside the heads of characters that have actually existed for thousands of years is powerful and incredibly distinct. These books do not need to read together as they simply share a world, however would highly recommend both! Though just a side character in both, her Odysseus might be my favorite.

2. Contact by Carl Sagan, about a radio astronomer called Ellie Arroway who finds extraterrestrial life. (There was a film too which is likewise good, but various enough that I think the book is worth reading.).

However for me, Thud!- particularly the crescendo of the action in the last act of the book- it struck me in such a way thats hard to explain. I was weeping from laughter, frustration, release, and anxiousness. It was a genuinely fantastic book.

Actually all of the Discworld books, particularly the City Watch series.

4. The Martian. Hard (reality based) sci-fi with a smartass protagonist in a desperate battle for survival. Watney displays consistent problem resolving that reveals genuine strength of character, stressed with minutes of stupidity like anyone would have and humor that anybody would require to live through a disaster.

5. Hyperion by Dan Simmons. Fabulous scifi imagination, filled with characters, worlds, innovation, politics, and innocence which invoke the most vivid motion picture reel of a story in my mind each time I read it and the others in the trilogy.

6. The Road by Cormac McCarthy. The first time I read it I believed it was the best post-apocalyptic book I d ever check out.

When I knew it was the best book I d ever check out, the 3rd time I read it is.

The 2nd time I read it I recognized it was the very best love story I d ever check out.

7. All The Light We Can not See. It was magnificently composed and I could not put it down.

Truly shows how much possibilities there can be in scifi category, its not constantly just spaceships and lasers. It talks about an entirely separate alien culture where the idea of genders do not exist, and the various societal norms that come with it, it goes into some more things too, the property of the story is extremely interesting and its very well composed.

9. American Gods from Neil Gaiman. It has great deals of surprises.

I keep in mind in 5th grade someone else was reading it and started where he left off last year which was at book 8 and I started at book 1. Its a really fun series of books.

The Percy Jackson series is my favorite series of all time. Fantastic story to check out as a kid and still an excellent fond memories checked out nowadays.

12. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. I like the story of survival and determination. I have actually read this book sometimes in my life and have referenced it throughout my lifetime. I am now a social employee and I work in a psychiatric health center and when I do my groups I will ask an ice breaker and have the clients tell me their preferred book. After that Ill give them this book, tell them what its about, and use it as an example to continue on in life, to press through misfortune and never ever gave up.

13. Jurassic Park is the only novel Ive sat down with and taken in within twenty-four hours. I love the film, but the book is a lot more comprehensive, and the characters a lot deeper, and in some cases absolutely various.

Im a sucker for time travel stories at the best of times, however its likewise easily my favorite fictional love, as well as having some of the most magnificently lyrical prose. Henry and Clare are such a sweet couple dealing with what are truly extraordinary circumstances, and the ending … yeah, its a hard one, however the fact that it strikes me every read through (and Ive read it at least 10 times) is proof to me that its a traditional in the making.

( Theres also a HBO series in the works with Steven Moffat as the showrunner, which I might not physically be more ecstatic for.).

15. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I cant even put into words how magical and enchanting this book actually is. Absolutely mesmerizing.

I love it. The Babylonian things is quite fascinating.

17. The Life of Pi. I read it in 2 goes, the first 10 or two chapters, and after that the other 90 the next day, completely grasping.

I found the story so warm however so painfully unfortunate and the ending just definitely ruined me. That is exactly what the main character was doing when she remembered her friends and considered her fate.

I remember taking pleasure in reading it but when I finished it I didnt think it would become my preferred book. I then stopped and believed if a book has made me think and stop about it so regularly for such a long period of time and so much more than any other book then how can it not be my preferred book.

19. Stephen Kings The Stand. Its huge and challenging however the story is so great and written so well I found myself desiring to savor it. The story and world modification throughout the book. Im thrilled to leave it a few more years so I can read it once again without knowing quite what is going to happen.

20. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. Fuck, I do not even understand how to explain it. This is some genuine stuff thatll make you harm in places you never knew you could injure. If youre a sucker for a sad/melancholic, but genuine and truthful book this is what you need.

Absolutely magnificent novel that is a considerably entertaining read. It reveals that we are connected to each other throughout centuries. Composed in the early 1600s, however it still holds up!

22. The Book Thief. Its similarly heartbreaking as it is wondrous in showing the strong bonds we can make with one another.

23. Slaughterhouse-Five. It checks out like silk poetry. It goes.

24. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. If you really delight in fixing as a hobby, its a wonderful book.

25. Stroll Two Moons. I feel like I lost my innocence with the primary character.

If there ever was a book that might assist my life choices, this is it. The Dune series is one of withstanding wisdom. And the layer upon layer of world structure!

27. Due to the fact that I like satire and no other book Ive read records the absurdity of things rather like Heller did, capture 22.

28. Flowers for Algernon. That book was a roller rollercoaster of emotions at the end.

29. The Redwall series by Brian Jacques. I enjoy the adventure and questing and finding out riddles. The way he explained the banquets … god I always wished I might experience a feast like that. The method he would write the different dialects for the different animals was a lot enjoyable. They are young person books, but Im nearing 4 years and still enjoy them. Been reading them given that I was just a wee lad.

30. The Phantom Tollbooth. It was enjoyable to check out as a kid and then I chose it up again as I aged and seen so many little information that kept it fun and intriguing.

The very first time I read it I thought it was the finest post-apocalyptic book I d ever check out.

I keep in mind in 5th grade somebody else was reading it and started where he left off last year which was at book 8 and I began at book 1. I have actually read this book lots of times in my life and have actually referenced it throughout my life time. I remember delighting in reading it but when I finished it I didnt believe it would become my favorite book. I then stopped and believed if a book has made me stop and think about it so often for such a long duration of time and so much more than any other book then how can it not be my favorite book.