Books that Blew Me Away and that I Still Think About (of all types)
This is a mix of types. They are all good, thought provoking, etc
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 89,366 ratings
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 77,057 ratings
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 119,123 ratings
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 25 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 76 ratings
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4.59 of 5 stars 4.59 avg rating — 34 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 92 ratings
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 37,864 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 43 ratings
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712
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 5,561 ratings
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 48,582 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 11,869 ratings
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 33,389 ratings
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 84,847 ratings
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 15,231 ratings
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718
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 26,685 ratings
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719
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 68,985 ratings
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720
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 228 ratings
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721
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 28,214 ratings
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721
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 27,386 ratings
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723
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 16,397 ratings
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723
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 355,301 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 11,678 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 77,651 ratings
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727
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 38,305 ratings
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728
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 315,112 ratings
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729
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 97,378 ratings
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 28,678 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 28,210 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 44,270 ratings
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733
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 5,004 ratings
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733
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 65,372 ratings
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733
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 359,417 ratings
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736
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 136,155 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 8,833 ratings
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 47,598 ratings
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 9,020 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 27,102 ratings
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741
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 64,042 ratings
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742
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 7,526 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 41,088 ratings
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 97,318 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 87 ratings
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746
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 7,769 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 464,533 ratings
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 21,177 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 48,550 ratings
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 24,122 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 6,879 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 61,316 ratings
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 37,148 ratings
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 13,555 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 4,370 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 21,969 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 103,921 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 50,958 ratings
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 40,321 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 44,663 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 220,893 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 8,541 ratings
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 65,226 ratings
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 25,548 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 146,911 ratings
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 42,827 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 64,240 ratings
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 146,895 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 16,427 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 17,823 ratings
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 77,993 ratings
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 102,091 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 80,520 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 46,413 ratings
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 22,212 ratings
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 111,132 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 63,895 ratings
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 141,609 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 80,092 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 123,243 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 35,762 ratings
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 17,511 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 218,161 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 38,260 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 28,934 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 16,857 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 15,953 ratings
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 96,103 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 290,264 ratings
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 22,567 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 10,016 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 10,563 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 34,187 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 449,087 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 18,766 ratings
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 168,221 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 31,701 ratings
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4,676 books · 6,942 voters · list created June 30th, 2009 by Lisa Greer (votes) .
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Lisa 2172 books
1069 friends
Impageturner 578 books
4 friends
Virginia 872 books
23 friends
Susan 285 books
27 friends
Melanie 315 books
5 friends
Denise 483 books
14 friends
Olivia 1230 books
148 friends
Liz 812 books
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message 24: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Greer These are not in a particular order. If you like these, check out my other list. I like mystery/gothic/suspense/horror best.


message 23: by Becky (new)

Becky Downey The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Lisa wrote: "These are not in a particular order. If you like these, check out my other list. I like mystery/gothic/suspense/horror best."

Have you read any Norah Lofts?


message 21: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Greer I tried one of hers... I just couldn't get into it. Is she a favorite of yours? I'm ALWAYS on the lookout for gothic novelists... good/smart suspense, etc.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Lisa wrote: "I tried one of hers... I just couldn't get into it. Is she a favorite of yours? I'm ALWAYS on the lookout for gothic novelists... good/smart suspense, etc."

Yes, she is my very favorite writer. It helped some that I picked up one of her books at the library when I was living in England. I own about 53 of her books. I am hoping to collect them all but most are out of print now. I got a big box on eBay a few years back. Which one did you try?


message 19: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Greer I think it was 'Gad's Hall...' Is there one you recommend? I prefer gothic type novels/suspense, etc. Thanks, Canary. :)


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Lisa wrote: "I think it was 'Gad's Hall...' Is there one you recommend? I prefer gothic type novels/suspense, etc. Thanks, Canary. :)"

Oh, I liked Gad's Hall but then I like most all NL books. Most in her group like The Town House. I has been published again and last year I got a brand new copy for the gorup read. Let me know if you like it?


message 17: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Greer I will put that one on my library list and see if I can find it. Thanks! :)


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

YOu may have to go on interlibrary loan to get it. I had to do that a few months back to get one. They sent it down from Denver.


message 15: by Juliana (new)

Juliana where is... Brother's Karamazov?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could vote for it.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You vote up at the top of the list.


message 11: by ŋiŋə (new)

ŋiŋə mockingjay ;D


message 10: by Katie (new)

Katie No one has done tomorrow when the war began


message 9: by Sequoia (new)

Sequoia The Hunger Games and Harry Potter blew me away when I first read it.


message 8: by Grace (new)

Grace Hamilton Jean Auel, The Earth's Children series needs to be added to this list, starting with Clan of the Cave Bear


message 7: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Richards The books I`ve voted for are because they are beautiful and I can read them again and again.


message 6: by Grace (new)

Grace Hamilton The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini is an interesting SciFi read


message 5: by Jack (new)

Jack Hi everyone,

I have created a new group called Goodreads All Sorts and I'd love for people to join it or just even just give it a look. It's a group that discusses anything and everything. There will be monthly group reads, movies, and music. There is a folder for everything you could think of. I'd really like if people could spread the word because I'd love for the group to be a success. Here is the link to the group:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/9...

Thanks very much,
Jack :-)


message 4: by Alicia (new)

Alicia I'm looking for more authors with tales like Neil Gaiman's, James Rollins early stuff, and Dean Koontz or Jeremy Robinson. Let me know if any of you have any light fantasy/realistic sci-fi author favorites. I've read all the novels of those authors and need more more MORE!! My votes also are in no particular order, unless you count the order I saw them on the list. Thanks & feel free to friend me, especially if you enjoy any if the above mentioned authors/genres. Thanks!!


message 3: by Donna (new)

Donna What a wonderful idea for a listopia! I had no idea how many "ah ha!" books I had in my life till I started voting, and it's interesting to see what did it for other people. It seems to me that the quality (subjectively speaking, obviously) of the titles entered is more thoughtful than some of the other lists.


message 2: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jul 21, 2014 07:04AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Thinking about a good or even excellent book (long) after I've read it is not unusual for me. But there are very few books that actually 'blew me away', so to speak, and when they did, it often had more to do with the subject matter and less with being cleverly written. So I've voted for some of the many excellent books on this list which either managed to 'blow me away' or came close to it :-)


message 1: by Kessiah (new)

Kessiah I'm SO glad that To Kill a Mockingbird was in the top 10. I don't know how anybody could walk away from that book without being intensely affected by it


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