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Hey, just bought an I-Pad and suddenly I love reading again. Anyone have a book that really touched you or really made you think? (don't want to waste my battery on junk)

Asked by gene116 (335 points ) October 1st, 2010

Just need some reading recommendations. Perhaps a book that you could not put down or one that comes to mind often as you go about your life. You know what I mean?

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aprilsimnel's avatar

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

I read it wondering, “How did this man pull through and survive the horrors of Auschwitz? What can I learn from him?

kissmesoftly's avatar

Miranty and the Alchemist, vera chapman

poisonedantidote's avatar

The Black Cloud by Sir Fred Hoyle.

The Black Cloud is a science fiction novel written by astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle. Published in 1957, the book details the arrival of an enormous cloud of gas that enters the solar system and threatens to destroy most of the life on Earth by blocking the Sun’s radiation.

Blueroses's avatar

Do you like fiction or non-fiction? Humor? Romance? Just good books?
I love A Fine Balance

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Veronica Decides To Die by Paolo Coehlo.

mrentropy's avatar

Reaper Man and Soul Music by Terry Pratchett.

MissAusten's avatar

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein: Even if you aren’t a racing fan or a dog lover, it’s a wonderful, amazing book.
The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter: Extremely funny, and very sad. The author’s story is interesting. He wrote racist speeches for politicians, then changed his name and wrote this incredible book about tolerance and love. It is not, as it was originally promoted, and autobiography. He also wrote “The Outlaw Josie Wales,” which was made into a movie starring Clint Eastwood. There’s a movie version of “Little Tree” as well but it sucks.
The Passage by Justin Cronin: Huge, fantastic story about how mankind is nearly wiped out by vampires. Not handsome, romantic vampires…nasty, mindless killing machine vampires. It’s a very long book, but the story is so good you can’t stop turning pages. It’s the first in a trilogy, and I can’t wait until the next book comes out!

Carly's avatar

Non-Ficiton:
A Year in Provence By Peter Mayle
The Next 100 Years By George Friedman
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel By Jane Smiley
No Impact Man By Colin Beavan

Fiction:
White Noise By Don Delillo
The Castle in the Forest By Norman Mailer
Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

Carly's avatar

Just wondering, but why do you think you’ve suddenly fell into loving reading again? Do you think the I-pad plays a significant part in this? If so, why/how?
(i’m debating on getting one)

gene116's avatar

Thank you all! I have my Winter reading list…Gracias!

Winters's avatar

Demian -Herman Hesse

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