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to ask what book you've read that you'll never forget?

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sunshineNdaisies Wed 17-Oct-18 20:57:21

I'm looking for new books to read and I'm trying to find something similar to those I've read over the years that have stuck with me. I'll start:

Of mice and men, the rats of nimh, persuasion, pride and prejudice, nicholas nickleby, oliver twist, little house on the prairie, the help, 12 years a slave, the color purple, the red pony, sunset song, memoirs of a geisha, little women, all the harry potter books, the prime of miss jean brodie,

I'm sure I'll remember more

Please recommend a book that will stick with me! Nothing scary though, I don't like scary. Also I hated Wuthering Heights so that stuck with me for the wrong reasons!

OhComeOnRon Wed 17-Oct-18 20:58:31

The kite runner - I think it's khaled husseini ...

OhComeOnRon Wed 17-Oct-18 20:59:19

Also- the boy in the striped pyjamas.

I always wish that I could erase some books from my memory and read them again- especially Harry Potter! Haha

Hooveruser Wed 17-Oct-18 20:59:22

English Passengers. I have loved several of the books you mention so I hope this is a good fit.

Nuffaluff Wed 17-Oct-18 20:59:42

Wise Children by Angela Carter
Her writing is unique

JesusInTheCabbageVan Wed 17-Oct-18 21:00:25

To Kill a Mockingbird
The White Hotel
A God in Ruins
We Need to Talk About Kevin

MissingMo Wed 17-Oct-18 21:01:24

Chinese Cinderella

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Wed 17-Oct-18 21:02:11

Our souls at night by Kent Haruf. I listened to the audiobook at a difficult time and I found it very moving.

I still re-read the Little House books now and then smile

Grumpbum123 Wed 17-Oct-18 21:02:40

The tattooist of auschwitz

Thelastredwinegum Wed 17-Oct-18 21:03:37

The Book Thief
Boy in the striped pyjamas
The Green Mile
PS I love you
The Kite Runner

EssentialHummus Wed 17-Oct-18 21:04:13


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MsSquiz Wed 17-Oct-18 21:04:20

The Dave Pelzar books ("a child called it", "the lost boy" and "a man named Dave") I have also read one of his brother's books. They will stick with me forever.

The Dwelling Place by Catherine Cookson. I first read this aged about 7 or 8 and it started my obsession with books.

Wearywithteens Wed 17-Oct-18 21:04:38

An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan - a book about the years he and John MCCarthy were kept as hostages in Beruit...don’t let that put you off it’s gripping, poetic and life affirming

Fashionista101 Wed 17-Oct-18 21:04:48

Send me no flowers! Probably the first f*cked up book I read. I'll never forget it!

PierreBezukov Wed 17-Oct-18 21:04:50

I've read and like all the books in your OP.

You MUST read The God of Small things. It will stay with you.

allthingsred Wed 17-Oct-18 21:05:11

Second the kite runner in fact all of his books
Same with we need to talk about Kevin
Also the 5 people you meet in heaven is one I've never forgotten

Autumnchill Wed 17-Oct-18 21:06:31

Charlottes Web. I remember it being the first book I cried over and the book I couldn't put down. It broke my heart and filled it at the same time. It's still magical to me.

Thelastredwinegum Wed 17-Oct-18 21:06:44

Then she was gone by Lisa Jewell

ileclerc Wed 17-Oct-18 21:07:12

The boy in the striped pyjamas
To kill a mockingbird

AliTheMinx Wed 17-Oct-18 21:07:20

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
If This Is A Man - Primo Levi
Catcher In The Rye - JD Salinger
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

Lemonsnlime Wed 17-Oct-18 21:07:25

One Day

witheringnights Wed 17-Oct-18 21:07:53

The god of small things
Catch 22
The magic toyshop
Jude the Obscure
Captain Corelli

Angie169 Wed 17-Oct-18 21:08:25

The Colour purple
Watership down
My family and other animals

TheMonkeyMummy Wed 17-Oct-18 21:08:26

Another vote for the kite runner. I stayed up all night to finish it

Mammysin Wed 17-Oct-18 21:09:03

The Tortilla Curtain, Jane Eyre, Black Beauty, Amongst Women, The Secret History, Valley of the Dolls, The Women's Room, Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry, Goodnight Mr Tom

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