Books that touched your soul?
Everything from Haruki Murakami <3
Anthem, Mists of Avalon, Narrative of Frederick Douglass.
The Bible The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley
The Tender Bar, Sharpshooter Blues, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
Loved the tender bar, read it for a class in college.
I named my dog Chas after that book ?
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee.
A Loss for Words by Lou Ann Walker
“number the Stars” and “Bridge to Terabithia”
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
The Hate U Give
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton and The Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah
Absolutely Kate Morton! All things Kate Morton. Audio version narrator is splendid.
Man’s Search For Meaning and Life Of Pi.
Autobiography of a yogi by Paramahansa yogananda
The Poisonwood Bible.
Left to tell, the poisonwood bible, and night by elie wiesel.
Poisonwood Bible, To Kill a Mockingbird, Angle of Repose and American Pastoral
Oh, Angle of Repose! Loved it!
One of my favorite books
@Victoria That one is due for a reread.
We Live Tomorrow
The Green Mile! ?
Oh! This book broke my heart.
The Nightingale and Night Road by Kristin Hannah, This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel, I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK, MIDDLEMARCH
The Shoemakers wife
The Girl Who Followed The Moon
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Not so much because of the writing style, but because I allowed myself to be transported to the scenes and see everything through Bruno’s eyes and my heart broke.
Night by Elie Weisel
The Great Alone
Sing, Unburied, Sing, (J Ward); A Monster Comes (P Ness); My Grandmother Asks Me to Tell You She’s Sorry (F Backman)
A Fine Balance.
We Need to Talk About Kevin, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Kite Runner, I Know This Much is True, Americannah, Still Alice, The Fault in Our Stars….
The fault in our stars gets me..
All the Lights That Can’t Be Seen
A Little Life
To Kill A Mockingbird, Poisonwood Bible, Sing, Unburied, Sing, Just Mercy, Being Mortal, Glass Castle (non-fiction)…
Poisonwood bible…. I agree.
The Grapes of Wrath; To Kill a Mockingbird.
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
The Bible, A Voice in the Wind and An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers
Small great things Jodi piccoult
Unbroken, Lilac Girls
The Grapes of Wrath Pay it Forward The Book Thief Small Great Things Fahrenheit 451 The Atomic Weight of Love Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The Snow Child
I’ve read 3 of these and like your taste. I agree!
Little Princes by Conor Grennan
YA Walk Two Moons, it was an unbelievable book.
The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by NoNiquea Ramos.
Wow. Too many to count for many, many different reasons
Look Homeward Angel
Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson
A prayer for Owen Meaney.???
A Monster Calls, Ishmael, the Blue Castle by LM Montgomery and Tiny, Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Loved Tiny Beautiful Things.
Same Kind of Different as Me.
Gilead by Marilyn Robinson
My Name is Memory.
Nightingale. Unbroken. Still Alice. The War That Saved My Life. Art of Racing in the Rain. Too many to list!
@Julie… see suggested book “the war that saved my life” that’s the one Tori got for Christmas
I am only a few chapters into Still Alice right now. I have heard so many good things.
Nightingale and Unbroken are on my TBR list!
Milk & honey
Where The Red Fern Grows
The Nightingale & A Monsters Call
Violin by Anne Rice
Flowers For Algernon
Tuesdays with morrie
Wow! Saving this list. Thanks!
Letters to the Lost by Iona Gray, audio version.
The World of Yesterday, Stefan Zweig
Night (e.wiesel), A Million Little Pieces, Tuesdays with Morrie.. among many others!
I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Illusions by Richard Bach, bedtime for frances by russell hoban
Dancer from the dance
Siddhartha, The Shack
Most recently…Everything I Never Told You and When Breathe Becomes Air
The Samurai’s Garden
The one-in-a-million boy. Wonderful and heartbreaking.
A Man Called Ove
The Life of Pi, The Good Earth & The Fountainhead ???
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
It has been a VERY VERY long time since I read it, but I really loved Esperanza Rising as a kid. I should read it again sometime soon.
Wild by Sheryl Strayed
Me Before You and American Sniper
The Book Thief
The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
This Side of Paradise and Johnny Tremain
Black Like Me and Schindler’s List
To Kill A Mockingbird
Black Beauty. Bel Canto.
A thousand splendid suns.
Tuesdays with Morrie: Mitch Albom
The Kite Runner.
Dead Poet Society.
Ma Jian – the Dark Road ?
I love the fact that you chose a black background for the question ? There are many that come to mind, but I’ll choose the last one that made me cry – Borrowed Time by Paul Monette.
Hawks mc by lila rose
The Life of Pi
It has not been the case yet… sadly? or luckily? I don’t want to choose 😉
bel canto ❤️❤️❤️❤️
The kite runner
the book thief
Are you there God, it’s me, Margaret? Judy Blume. When I was a girl. Othello. Death of a Salesman. To Kill a Mockingbird. Memoirs of a Geisha. Time Traveller’s Wife. The Kite Runner. Bel Canto. Romeo & Juliet. Rumble Fish by SE Hinton. The Diary of Anne Frank. Too many to name!
Are you there God was a revelation to 12 year old me, as was Forever! (Ralph will never be a man’s name to me ?)
@Lynsey Forever was amazing too!
Mummys little angels by denise williams
Wonder by RJ Palacio
“When Breath becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi
A Prayer for Owen Meany
The Sparrow. Many of you mentioned “When Breath Becomes Air” and I just finished it with tears in my eyes; deeply moving, rich and so human.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
The Bible, Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers, The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron.
“Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Burberry
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (nonfiction)
The Love We Share Without Knowing my Christoper Barzac. Not well known, but I adored this book.
I am currently reading this
It’s my favorite!
The Nightingale, Angela’s Ashes, Beneath. Scarlett Sky, … Many, many more
We seem to love the same books! I need a few recommendations….
@Karen Winter Garden and Home Front by Kristin Hannah.
Beneath the Scarlet Sky WAS SO GOOD!
A Long Way Gone Ishmael Baeh
The secret garden.
Sophie’s Choice, The Winds of War, St Maybe, The Corrections, Father of the Rain…so many
Sophie’s Choice wrenched my heart; Winds of War and the sequel, War and Remembrance both sit on my shelf daring me to reread them. St. Maybe in an Anne Tyler book? Love her work.
I forgot about the Winds of War!
A Gentleman from Moscow, The Book Thief, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Eat Pray Love, The Night Circus, Snow Flower and the Secret @Stephanie
All the light we cannot see , the light between oceans and garden spells ?
Our Souls at Night.
Oh yes, loved that book.
Night, The Book Thief, The Shadow of the Wind, To Kill A Mockingbird, Uprooted, Call Me By Your Name… so so many more
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani, Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd, Beauty by John O’Donohue, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and many, many more.
The secret life of bees ?! Loved this book!
Boy meets boy
Hero, a child called IT. Geography club, and lightning theif series. There is another one it was basically a modern retailing of the tales of a Greek musician going to the underworld to save his wife. It was tower something
So many!!! Pillars of the Earth, A Gentleman in Moscow, A Man Called Ove, To Kill A Mockingbird….I could go on and on.
The Mourning Parade
When Breath Becomes Air
Who is the author?
Arrrgggh! Would someone please attach an author to FOLLOWING? I have seen it mentioned numerous times but because of the simple title, it’s hard to find. Thanks!
@Louisa “following” is a way to get notifications on this thread. Not a book
Oh, DUH! LOL. ? Next time I’ll know better than to ask. Honestly, I have never seen such a device before ~
@Louisa That’s ok, Louisa. You sounded frustrated, but not mean about it. That’s always appreciated.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
First book I ever cried at! Enjoy ?
So many books…you all inspire meticulous add to my tbr list and revisit old favorites
Night by Elie Wiesel
I forget about that, got to read it
Poisonwood Bible. Barbra kingsolver
Sarah’s key, The Plum Tree, The Ring by steel, A Promise of Spring by Kim Vogel sawyer, While Mortals Sleep/His Watchful Eye by Jack Cavanaugh.
The Things They carried by Tim O’Obrien, poisonwood bible, Siddhartha by Hesse,
“The Things They Carried”, was powerful.??
Atonement, On Chesil Beach, Birdsong, Anna Karenina, Brothers Karamazov, Fathers and Sons, The People’s Act of Love, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Sun Also Rises.
A tale of two Cities
My favorite book!!!
Its a go to whenever I am not sure what to read
Oh my gosh, me too!
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