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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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Stephen King aims to help bookstore owner who lost collection in flood
15025
Mike D Says Beastie Boys Memoir Is Coming Out This Year
32
“Fire and Fury” Is on Track to Beat “The Art of the Deal,” Trump’s Own Bestseller
26
For anyone having trouble focusing while reading
19
Cover reveal for Stephen King's Upcoming novel, "The Outsider"
6
Do you take time after a book or dive into another?
16
Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, dies aged 78
28
I've just finished reading Tolstoy's ' 'The Death of Ivan Illyich' and these are my thoughts.
5
What qualifies as a "book"/"novel"
7
Do you think that certain books , genres hold more value than others?
120
Just how bad is your TBR (to-be-read) pile?
15
Well bloody hell! We did it. A 12 month reading quest to rediscover our love for reading.
3
Help with reading Faulkner!
4
John Barton, co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, dead at 89
8
Whats your opinion on making notes or underlining in your books?
1
[Opinion] Brave New World + Revisited
6
Just finished reading "Life With Billy" and would really like to discuss it if anyone has read it?
2
What was your experience with Walden by Henry David Thoreau?
16
What percentage of the books you read are written by women/men?
21
Exactly what gets a book banned from prisons, in one US state’s spreadsheet
1
The Catcher in the Rye
1
What is in your head while you are reading? Images? Someone narrating? Ideas? Feelings?
1
Lady Windermere’s Fan, or is it Wilde’s?
0
Which authors do you consider underrated and what are the best works you read from them?
1
JoyceImages - Ulysses illustrated using postcards, photos, and other documents contemporary with the events of the novel.
6
Why was Danglars' letter to the Crown Prosecutor incriminating in the Count of Monte Cristo?
1
Old Russian scientific and religious books are now in my possession...
12
the winter brings out the reader in me again
10
best new science books released this winter
24
This might be a stupid question but how are you guys able to read while commuting?
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Making a memory that will last forever.
4
An interesting insider’s perspective on ‘the blurb’
9
Thoughts on novellas in comparison to novels.
3
I'm reading The Natural for class, and something has been bugging the hell out of me. [SPOILERS]
8
5 things to know about Murakami's Killing Commendatore
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Original Stephen King Manuscripts Destroyed After Water Main Breaks in Downtown Bangor
8
Lupita Nyong’o to Publish a Children’s Book.
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Required Reading
25
What books changed you?
2
The Literature of Bad Sex
17 Millhorn Skyrim soundtrack, mostly because I love reading fantasy, and it sets the tone super well.
50 jassuryt I can't listen to music while I'm reading. Any kind of noise just makes me so distracted that I can't focus on reading.
13 rovillar93 I prefer not to listen to any music at all, but when I do I listen to Vivaldi or Chopin
10 newt16 Emancipator. Inly discovered him recently. So good!
6 platonusachev Bowie's instrumentals. (from "Heroes", Low etc.) great for some stephen king's book. long ago i read the lord of flies and i listened to bauhaus and sisters of mercy. very appropriate. but usually i prefer to read in silence
6 mwilli311 I LOVE listening to these YouTube live channels that Chillhop does. Or basically anything from Chillhop. It’s great study music and winding down your night with a book music.
5 DrPierreChang I just turn to the peaceful piano playlist on Spotify. It really calms me down and gets me into the reading mindset.
4 ESPn_weathergirl I have a rainy day chill playlist that I love to read to, I especially love listening to Kenny G whilst reading - I know it's cheesy, but it's my guilty pleasure.
4 pinkparasols I find film scores are really good for building tension in more intense books or just as comfortable background music.
5 cherryslinky Nada. Hate hearing other people's TV or music. My bf went on a Smiths spree that made reading impossible.
3 Convolutionist I usually don't listen to any music while I read, but if I do it's just my normal mix of music which includes Florence and the Machine, Marina and the Diamonds, Oh Wonder, some Hamilton musical songs, some anime/Japanese songs, and other random pop or pop-like songs. If I'm at the gym I'll be listening to music and running/stretching/cardio while reading, which is the only time I consistently read and listen to music.
3 Mr_M00 I listen to Math Rock and Post Rock instrumentals. At times, it helps me concentrate. Music with lyrics kinda mangle with the words I try to read. Some notable bands: * toe * Enemies * Totorro * Via Luna * Delta Sleep Shout out to /r/mathrock~
3 coleman57 Keith Jarrett
3 thmandy Nothing with any lyrics. Sometimes the Lord of the Rings soundtrack, or something like Emancipator, and occasionally rain noise playlists. Usually only listen to music if someone else is watching TV in the same room or something.
2 opacitizen Depends on what I'm reading. This week's choice couldn't be more obvious for me, as I've been reading Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost, so it's obviously some track from the official soundtracks that I listen to. If I had to pick something in general, I'd probably recommend a slower Vangelis record. Or a dark jazz band like The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. Or the soundtrack of Skyrim. Something ambient. Or just turn on [noisli.com](http://www.noisli.com) and tune it to your liking in a minute.
2 Menelmakil Wolf Alice. Their music is the perfect mixture of flowy atmospheric soundscapes, gritty rock and delicious vocals that helps me get completely lost in a book.
2 cartesian_dreams Ambient/atmospheric/very soft. I don't really follow artists/etc, but this guy keeps my ears happy, and has done for years: lowlightmixes.blogspot.com
2 Doublemera Mostly Cool Jazz or Classical Music. Can't stand any vocals while reading
2 Bradleys_Bald_Spot Chillhop or Miles Davis for me.
1 redhelldiver If we're talking memorizing/studying/absorbing into brain reading, I go classical or movie score instrumentals. The Gabriel Yared score for the English Patient soundtrack is a favorite old CD. For recreational stuff, I'm not as picky, just ideally nothing too earworm-like that will get my brain singing along before I even know it.
1 ReallyGoodomens i usually listen to some instrumental music. Right now i like listening to some post-rock bands like: Olafur and paint the sky red.
1 la_virgen_del_pilar Usually a Spotify reading soundtracks list. Either that or piano / guitar.
1 escargoxpress Does the trickle of the water in the bath count?
1 Akephalos95 I never listen to anything when I'm reading for pleasure. When I was reading college articles I'd listen to a lot of instrumental stuff, Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, GYBE and a lot of classical stuff
1 blueandsunny I listen to Haruki Murakami's jazz playlist. His books featured a lot of jazz as he used to own a jazz bar. Listening to the music makes me feel part of the world in the book.
1 deathnwine I can't listen to music while I read... in fat a fun fact about me is I don't actually like music. I can listen to some music but honestly more than 20 minutes and I'm annoyed.
1 Ordotrio I love anything instrumental.
1 elphie93 If I'm at home I don't listen to music. If I'm commuting to work I do - I use it as white noise to block out other people's conversations, phone calls etc. I actually prefer heavier music (A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Hands Like Houses) stuff that's really good to mosh to at concerts. It doesn't distract me from my book at all.
1 Shotgun_Alice I've tried listening to music while reading but can't do it. I find it distracts my mind from what I'm reading. To be fair, I have dyslexia so I can easily get distracted. White noise is fine though, like I'll put on like a rainy day YouTube channel to give me nice relaxing sounds that won't distract my mind.
1 cmw100 What a perfectly timed thread. Last night I tried out a bunch or different spotify study/chill/piano/focus playlist. I only really liked the piano one. The chillhop one would occasionally have very minor background vocals but any amount of vocals takes me right out of my book. I'll probably just stick to Debussy. I listen to the This is: Debussy playlist on spotify.
1 legendariers Seeing as my reading diet mainly consists of audiobooks, I don't listen to any music while reading.
1 Symirian Nothing. Normally I can concentrate well, but if there's anything like music or television that I can hear I struggle.
19 0 Millhorn Skyrim soundtrack, mostly because I love reading fantasy, and it sets the tone super well.
50 0 jassuryt I can't listen to music while I'm reading. Any kind of noise just makes me so distracted that I can't focus on reading.
12 0 rovillar93 I prefer not to listen to any music at all, but when I do I listen to Vivaldi or Chopin
9 0 newt16 Emancipator. Inly discovered him recently. So good!
7 0 platonusachev Bowie's instrumentals. (from "Heroes", Low etc.) great for some stephen king's book. long ago i read the lord of flies and i listened to bauhaus and sisters of mercy. very appropriate. but usually i prefer to read in silence
5 0 mwilli311 I LOVE listening to these YouTube live channels that Chillhop does. Or basically anything from Chillhop. It’s great study music and winding down your night with a book music.
4 0 DrPierreChang I just turn to the peaceful piano playlist on Spotify. It really calms me down and gets me into the reading mindset.
5 0 ESPn_weathergirl I have a rainy day chill playlist that I love to read to, I especially love listening to Kenny G whilst reading - I know it's cheesy, but it's my guilty pleasure.
4 0 pinkparasols I find film scores are really good for building tension in more intense books or just as comfortable background music.
4 0 cherryslinky Nada. Hate hearing other people's TV or music. My bf went on a Smiths spree that made reading impossible.
3 0 Convolutionist I usually don't listen to any music while I read, but if I do it's just my normal mix of music which includes Florence and the Machine, Marina and the Diamonds, Oh Wonder, some Hamilton musical songs, some anime/Japanese songs, and other random pop or pop-like songs. If I'm at the gym I'll be listening to music and running/stretching/cardio while reading, which is the only time I consistently read and listen to music.
3 0 Mr_M00 I listen to Math Rock and Post Rock instrumentals. At times, it helps me concentrate. Music with lyrics kinda mangle with the words I try to read. Some notable bands: * toe * Enemies * Totorro * Via Luna * Delta Sleep Shout out to /r/mathrock~
3 0 coleman57 Keith Jarrett
3 0 thmandy Nothing with any lyrics. Sometimes the Lord of the Rings soundtrack, or something like Emancipator, and occasionally rain noise playlists. Usually only listen to music if someone else is watching TV in the same room or something.
2 0 opacitizen Depends on what I'm reading. This week's choice couldn't be more obvious for me, as I've been reading Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost, so it's obviously some track from the official soundtracks that I listen to. If I had to pick something in general, I'd probably recommend a slower Vangelis record. Or a dark jazz band like The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. Or the soundtrack of Skyrim. Something ambient. Or just turn on [noisli.com](http://www.noisli.com) and tune it to your liking in a minute.
2 0 Menelmakil Wolf Alice. Their music is the perfect mixture of flowy atmospheric soundscapes, gritty rock and delicious vocals that helps me get completely lost in a book.
2 0 cartesian_dreams Ambient/atmospheric/very soft. I don't really follow artists/etc, but this guy keeps my ears happy, and has done for years: lowlightmixes.blogspot.com
2 0 Doublemera Mostly Cool Jazz or Classical Music. Can't stand any vocals while reading
2 0 Bradleys_Bald_Spot Chillhop or Miles Davis for me.
1 0 redhelldiver If we're talking memorizing/studying/absorbing into brain reading, I go classical or movie score instrumentals. The Gabriel Yared score for the English Patient soundtrack is a favorite old CD. For recreational stuff, I'm not as picky, just ideally nothing too earworm-like that will get my brain singing along before I even know it.
1 0 ReallyGoodomens i usually listen to some instrumental music. Right now i like listening to some post-rock bands like: Olafur and paint the sky red.
1 0 la_virgen_del_pilar Usually a Spotify reading soundtracks list. Either that or piano / guitar.
1 0 escargoxpress Does the trickle of the water in the bath count?
1 0 Akephalos95 I never listen to anything when I'm reading for pleasure. When I was reading college articles I'd listen to a lot of instrumental stuff, Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, GYBE and a lot of classical stuff
1 0 blueandsunny I listen to Haruki Murakami's jazz playlist. His books featured a lot of jazz as he used to own a jazz bar. Listening to the music makes me feel part of the world in the book.
1 0 deathnwine I can't listen to music while I read... in fat a fun fact about me is I don't actually like music. I can listen to some music but honestly more than 20 minutes and I'm annoyed.
1 0 Ordotrio I love anything instrumental.
1 0 elphie93 If I'm at home I don't listen to music. If I'm commuting to work I do - I use it as white noise to block out other people's conversations, phone calls etc. I actually prefer heavier music (A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Hands Like Houses) stuff that's really good to mosh to at concerts. It doesn't distract me from my book at all.
1 0 Shotgun_Alice I've tried listening to music while reading but can't do it. I find it distracts my mind from what I'm reading. To be fair, I have dyslexia so I can easily get distracted. White noise is fine though, like I'll put on like a rainy day YouTube channel to give me nice relaxing sounds that won't distract my mind.
1 0 CaptainLordLevel This [playlist](https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWZeKCadgRdKQ?si=01KcegQPQienz8Qjmc66oA).
1 0 cmw100 What a perfectly timed thread. Last night I tried out a bunch or different spotify study/chill/piano/focus playlist. I only really liked the piano one. The chillhop one would occasionally have very minor background vocals but any amount of vocals takes me right out of my book. I'll probably just stick to Debussy. I listen to the This is: Debussy playlist on spotify.
1 0 legendariers Seeing as my reading diet mainly consists of audiobooks, I don't listen to any music while reading.
1 0 Symirian Nothing. Normally I can concentrate well, but if there's anything like music or television that I can hear I struggle.