Best/Favorite Books of Essays

Either those books that you would consider to contain the greatest essays or those books that contain your favorite essays. Books of essays that you found to be the most thought provoking, the most insightful, the most interesting, the funniest, the most beautifully written, etc.
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4.18 avg rating — 137,833 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 171,788 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 44,046 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 7,541 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 8,961 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 47,221 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 36,940 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 12,041 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 150,166 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 646,778 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 2,822 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 19,160 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 11,779 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 10,408 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 24,071 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 9,166 ratings
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17

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4.16 avg rating — 1,466 ratings
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18

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3.96 avg rating — 11,772 ratings
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19

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3.95 avg rating — 4,052 ratings
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20

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3.82 avg rating — 3,935 ratings
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21

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4.29 avg rating — 3,263 ratings
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22

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4.07 avg rating — 251,644 ratings
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23

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3.74 avg rating — 14,900 ratings
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24

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4.08 avg rating — 399 ratings
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25

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3.95 avg rating — 16,793 ratings
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26

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4.20 avg rating — 18,965 ratings
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27

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4.04 avg rating — 11,170 ratings
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28

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3.85 avg rating — 5,999 ratings
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29

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3.64 avg rating — 5,888 ratings
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30

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4.16 avg rating — 4,754 ratings
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31

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4.26 avg rating — 14,382 ratings
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32

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4.04 avg rating — 197,162 ratings
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33

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4.05 avg rating — 8,261 ratings
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34

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4.26 avg rating — 3,036 ratings
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35

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4.06 avg rating — 186 ratings
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36

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4.13 avg rating — 6,895 ratings
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37

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4.06 avg rating — 12,444 ratings
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38

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4.18 avg rating — 43,046 ratings
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39

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4.02 avg rating — 9,965 ratings
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40

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4.05 avg rating — 11,107 ratings
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41

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4.06 avg rating — 6,489 ratings
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42

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3.93 avg rating — 3,664 ratings
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43

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3.79 avg rating — 8,000 ratings
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44

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4.08 avg rating — 263,443 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 31 ratings
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46

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4.15 avg rating — 8,358 ratings
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47

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3.56 avg rating — 13,296 ratings
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48

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4.20 avg rating — 9,452 ratings
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49

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4.11 avg rating — 978 ratings
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50

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4.07 avg rating — 5,087 ratings
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51

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4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings
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52

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4.72 avg rating — 5,665 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 8,062 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 1,000 ratings
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53

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4.27 avg rating — 23,481 ratings
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56

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3.88 avg rating — 21,682 ratings
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57

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4.09 avg rating — 13,763 ratings
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58

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4.30 avg rating — 1,748 ratings
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59

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4.39 avg rating — 11,892 ratings
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60

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4.13 avg rating — 3,200 ratings
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61

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4.05 avg rating — 807 ratings
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62

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4.16 avg rating — 7,138 ratings
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63

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4.01 avg rating — 24,703 ratings
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64

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4.30 avg rating — 529 ratings
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65

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4.02 avg rating — 260 ratings
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66

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3.68 avg rating — 4,132 ratings
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67

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4.27 avg rating — 362 ratings
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68

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4.11 avg rating — 175 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 1,120 ratings
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70

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4.29 avg rating — 329 ratings
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71

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4.64 avg rating — 1,805 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 14,298 ratings
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73

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3.67 avg rating — 1,293 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 46,154 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 1,197 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7,064 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 5,639 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 57,048 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 2,528 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 7,256 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 4,367 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 2,297 ratings
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82

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3.99 avg rating — 22,184 ratings
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84

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4.44 avg rating — 1,304 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 4,041 ratings
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86

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3.95 avg rating — 155 ratings
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87

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4.16 avg rating — 364 ratings
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88

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4.04 avg rating — 10,069 ratings
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89

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4.07 avg rating — 28,895 ratings
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90

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3.90 avg rating — 117,256 ratings
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91

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3.93 avg rating — 11,586 ratings
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92

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3.73 avg rating — 7,027 ratings
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93

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3.82 avg rating — 607 ratings
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94

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4.47 avg rating — 15 ratings
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95

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4.03 avg rating — 1,420 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 11 ratings
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97

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3.96 avg rating — 2,080 ratings
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98

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3.89 avg rating — 148 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 2,582 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 2,154 ratings
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502 books · 231 voters · list created July 29th, 2008 by Ancient Weaver (votes) .
Tags: best, essays
238 likes · 
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Ancient 1397 books
89 friends
Antoine 949 books
178 friends
Eli 4 books
2 friends
Kristi 302 books
16 friends
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3263 books
860 friends
Julie 111 books
47 friends
Gina 1168 books
30 friends
Bevin 1566 books
55 friends

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Comments Showing 1-11 of 11 (11 new)

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message 1: by Antoine (new)

Antoine We gotta get someone else to weigh in here!


message 2: by Ofor (new)

Ofor Ifeanyi pls hw can someone read this books online here? omeone shld help me pls.


message 3: by M. (new)

M. Sarki Looks like a poor showing as far as great essays are concerned.


message 4: by Renee (new)

Renee M. wrote: "Looks like a poor showing as far as great essays are concerned."

Perhaps we can do something about that.


message 5: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Walton Essays: First and Second Series, author Ralph Waldo Emerson (a glaring omission)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could add it.


message 8: by Carlos (new)

Carlos Slane Great list, thank you so much!


message 9: by John (last edited Dec 09, 2020 03:11PM) (new)

John Thompson Thank you, I'll add many of these books to my personal list! For me, as a student, such literature is very useful to improve my writing skills. I also use professional essay writing services in the preparation of difficult tasks. But I want to continue to work on improving my writing skills so that I can independently prepare for assignments of any complexity. And your recommendations will be useful to me in this, thanks, keep sharing!


message 10: by KeithSaddler (last edited Mar 20, 2021 12:51PM) (new)

KeithSaddler I love books, reading is one of my favorite activities. I'm familiar with some of these books, I read them in college. Time passes and preferences change, but my love for books remains unchanged. Now I have a new and responsible stage in my life, I'm preparing a statement of purpose computer science phd. I hope that this will help me to emphasize all my strengths favorably, and I'll receive a positive response to my request.


message 11: by BookLovingLady (last edited Mar 19, 2021 08:49AM) (new)

BookLovingLady Looks to me like several non-fiction books instead of (the longer) essays have been added.


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