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Best Books of 2017 - Results
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What Books Are You Reading This Week? January 15, 2018
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Margaret Atwood denies being a "Bad Feminist" for defending due process
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Hilarious short quote about how Maurice Sendak (author/illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are) received what he calls the highest form of compliment by a child fan who wrote him.
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My dream job is to own and operate an independent book store/cafe. How unrealistic is this?
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A UK academic translated Ancient Egyptian stories into English for the first time and they've been published as a story collection by Penguin
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"Fragments of book recovered from wreck of Blackbeard's ship"
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Fahrenheit 451 is an amazing book! (Spoilers?)
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In honor of Dr. King, here's an archive of primary documents related to his life. Share, grow, empower.
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Place to buy missing dust jackets?
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(Blue) Monday inspiration: Hunter S. Thompson on finding your purpose
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What books have you purchased lately?
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Who decides what is classed as “literary fiction” and how?
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The Shape of Water Novel Does Much, Much More Than Adapt the Movie
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What is the lowest average score on Goodreads for a book you gave 5 stars?
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The Ocean at the end of the lane - Neil Gaiman
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What is the most random sentence/phrase you'll always remember from a book?
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Just read Slaughterhouse-Five for the first time yesterday
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The Picture of Dorian Gray and its striking similarities to. . . The Prequels
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The Great Gatsby hated himself
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What is the highest rated book on Goodreads which was universally liked/loved [4 stars or higher] but which you hated [2 stars or lower]?
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I just finished reading The Grapes of Wrath, I have some things to say.
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Funny article about working at Powell's in Portland
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I have 150 books to sell. anyone have any experience with selling to HPB?
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Was anyone else a bit disappointed with what happened to the Anita Blake-vampire hunter series?
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How do you keep track of publication dates for books in series' that you're reading?
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Reading Borges with a dictionary
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[Discussion] Have you read "My Work Is Not Yet Done"? What do you think of it?
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How to battle a sleepy head while reading.
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Best Writers That Are That Good You Don’t Even Need To Care About Their Storylines?
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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, what is it really about?
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Albert Camus - The Plague
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I read many books in English, but none in my native language
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Martin Luther King
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What is the lowest rated book on Goodreads that you have read and what did you rate it?
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Best examples of genre fiction
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Sync Kindle e-Reader and Moon+ Reader Pro app?
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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (Small spoiler, maybe)
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[Review] Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull
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I just finished chapter 2 of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and I'm crying now.
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Feeling after completing a book
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Need help finding an old edition of Peter Pan for my friend.
84 akh Karl Ove Knausgard is Norwegian :/
54 Rhapsodie I also really liked A Man Called Ove. I'm a naturally extremely mushy person so it pushed all my buttons. Some found it twee or too 'charming' but sometimes you're in the mood for that. Also, Knaussie is *very* Norwegian, Book 2 is his hate-letter to Sweden :)
15 ChronicConfused The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonas son is well worth a look
18 I_am_usually_a_dick My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry is a much better book in my opinion. I liked Ove but I loved Grandmother.
7 thats_so_poe It's one of the best novels I've read in the past year! I also recommend **Britt-Marie Was Here** by the same author. A mix of sweet, funny, and moving.
7 MstrAndersson It's one of my all time favourites! I would definitively recommend Beartown as well. It's about how sports affects small towns and it is much more about the people and the culture rather than hockey.
8 Read1984 That book is the exact artistic midpoint between UP and Gran Torino.
7 onagonal I occasionally throw a random book into my reading, the fates threw this one into my queue. I'm also prejudiced against mainstream/popular fiction so random reads is the only way to force open my horizons. I started the book with an eyerolling sigh as the character is introduced as a 59 yo grumpy-ass man going through a daily routine. My "ugh" meter was off the chart. But I was listening to the Audiobook and my commute had me locked into the first hour, and really, I could give the book an hour to show its faults. The longer it played the more wonderful it became. I write a bit on the side and it became startlingly clear that this was 95% character 5% plot driven. And what a character! Everyone knows a silent type and putting them to page is rarely successful in a show-don't-tell manner. But this book really got it. In the end, I rode the rollercoaster. I went from "ick" to "hmm" to "wow" and had to give it a 5/5 for surpassing my prejudgements with excellent execution.
25 DoWhoYouThinkIAm Karl Ove Knaugård is Norwegian, but as a Norwegian myself I don’t mind Sweden taking the ~~blame~~ credit. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Ove_Knausgård
4 der_ewige_wanderer I can't believe I never realized the movie was based off the book... Truly wonderful movie though, one of the best I've seen in years. Now curious to find the book!
4 JustKeepSwimmingDory I just finished that book around Christmas time! I cried at the ending; it was heartbreaking and beautiful
5 shortchange81 I've read all of Backman's books and novellas. I'm a sucker for his brand of emotional manipulation. Ove and Beartown are his best, imo.
3 Robotjimmy This was such an enjoyable read, really nice human story and the pacing makes it really enjoyable to read. Also thought the film was very well done. My Grandmother asked you to tell you I'm sorry, by the same author is also incredible, defo recommend.
3 meghanraeann I highly recommend Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. It's quite a bit darker, but beautiful and stunningly real.
3 why___me I guess I’m the only one to disagree, but I hated all three of his books: Ove, Grandmother, and Britt-Marie. To be honest I don’t know why I continued reading all three, because I could tell from the beginning it was too much for me. It’s so simple, and the characters are so annoying, and the plot of each one was so stupid. Didn’t anyone else dislike these?
2 Kuppopotamus I know this is r/books, but wanted to drop in to say the movie is great
2 snarkbrarian My Grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry by the same author is more amazing. In fact Backman just writes amazing books in general. My the grandmother one is my favorite. You should give the 100 Year Old Man who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared, a shot. It's pretty awesome too.
2 thumpaer Just finished Ove myself. Loved every moment of it. Read it with the wife during the evenings. Its been a great journey. I picked up Grandmother and was warned its not quite the same and I may be disappointed.
2 PlotzkeA Please allow me to reintroduce myself... my name is OVE!
2 ptb4life It was my favorite book the year it released, but I've been putting off watching the movie since they almost always disappoint. I guess I'll give it a go. Is that true about an American version? Boooooo
2 Lavenderender I watched the movie with my mother after she'd finished the book. We were all alone in the cinema, so we could laugh and cry as loud as we wanted. One of the best times we've ever shared together tbh 😄
2 nutmegtell I enjoyed it very much. I could have sworn I saw an ad for an English language version starring Bill Nighy, and that set him in my mind when reading. I was so surprised when this wasn’t the case at all! I think I read Tom Hanks is doing an English language adaptation :/ Regardless, I really enjoyed reading it and have since read more by the same author
85 0 akh Karl Ove Knausgard is Norwegian :/
53 0 Rhapsodie I also really liked A Man Called Ove. I'm a naturally extremely mushy person so it pushed all my buttons. Some found it twee or too 'charming' but sometimes you're in the mood for that. Also, Knaussie is *very* Norwegian, Book 2 is his hate-letter to Sweden :)
15 0 ChronicConfused The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonas son is well worth a look
18 0 I_am_usually_a_dick My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry is a much better book in my opinion. I liked Ove but I loved Grandmother.
7 0 thats_so_poe It's one of the best novels I've read in the past year! I also recommend **Britt-Marie Was Here** by the same author. A mix of sweet, funny, and moving.
7 0 MstrAndersson It's one of my all time favourites! I would definitively recommend Beartown as well. It's about how sports affects small towns and it is much more about the people and the culture rather than hockey.
7 0 Read1984 That book is the exact artistic midpoint between UP and Gran Torino.
6 0 onagonal I occasionally throw a random book into my reading, the fates threw this one into my queue. I'm also prejudiced against mainstream/popular fiction so random reads is the only way to force open my horizons. I started the book with an eyerolling sigh as the character is introduced as a 59 yo grumpy-ass man going through a daily routine. My "ugh" meter was off the chart. But I was listening to the Audiobook and my commute had me locked into the first hour, and really, I could give the book an hour to show its faults. The longer it played the more wonderful it became. I write a bit on the side and it became startlingly clear that this was 95% character 5% plot driven. And what a character! Everyone knows a silent type and putting them to page is rarely successful in a show-don't-tell manner. But this book really got it. In the end, I rode the rollercoaster. I went from "ick" to "hmm" to "wow" and had to give it a 5/5 for surpassing my prejudgements with excellent execution.
24 0 DoWhoYouThinkIAm Karl Ove Knaugård is Norwegian, but as a Norwegian myself I don’t mind Sweden taking the ~~blame~~ credit. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Ove_Knausgård
3 0 der_ewige_wanderer I can't believe I never realized the movie was based off the book... Truly wonderful movie though, one of the best I've seen in years. Now curious to find the book!
5 0 JustKeepSwimmingDory I just finished that book around Christmas time! I cried at the ending; it was heartbreaking and beautiful
3 0 shortchange81 I've read all of Backman's books and novellas. I'm a sucker for his brand of emotional manipulation. Ove and Beartown are his best, imo.
3 0 Robotjimmy This was such an enjoyable read, really nice human story and the pacing makes it really enjoyable to read. Also thought the film was very well done. My Grandmother asked you to tell you I'm sorry, by the same author is also incredible, defo recommend.
3 0 meghanraeann I highly recommend Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. It's quite a bit darker, but beautiful and stunningly real.
4 0 why___me I guess I’m the only one to disagree, but I hated all three of his books: Ove, Grandmother, and Britt-Marie. To be honest I don’t know why I continued reading all three, because I could tell from the beginning it was too much for me. It’s so simple, and the characters are so annoying, and the plot of each one was so stupid. Didn’t anyone else dislike these?
2 0 Kuppopotamus I know this is r/books, but wanted to drop in to say the movie is great
2 0 snarkbrarian My Grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry by the same author is more amazing. In fact Backman just writes amazing books in general. My the grandmother one is my favorite. You should give the 100 Year Old Man who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared, a shot. It's pretty awesome too.
2 0 thumpaer Just finished Ove myself. Loved every moment of it. Read it with the wife during the evenings. Its been a great journey. I picked up Grandmother and was warned its not quite the same and I may be disappointed.
2 0 PlotzkeA Please allow me to reintroduce myself... my name is OVE!
2 0 ptb4life It was my favorite book the year it released, but I've been putting off watching the movie since they almost always disappoint. I guess I'll give it a go. Is that true about an American version? Boooooo
2 0 Lavenderender I watched the movie with my mother after she'd finished the book. We were all alone in the cinema, so we could laugh and cry as loud as we wanted. One of the best times we've ever shared together tbh 😄
2 0 nutmegtell I enjoyed it very much. I could have sworn I saw an ad for an English language version starring Bill Nighy, and that set him in my mind when reading. I was so surprised when this wasn’t the case at all! I think I read Tom Hanks is doing an English language adaptation :/ Regardless, I really enjoyed reading it and have since read more by the same author