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Books that make me think: A top ten list

I love lists, I really do. And I’ve noticed that many other bookish people love lists as well, I wonder if there is any connection in that. This week’s top ten list is about the books that make (or made) you think (about life, love, politics, the world, etc.). As hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Here’s my top ten Tuesday list (this week, it’s in particular order):

10. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

9. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

8. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

7. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

6. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

5. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

4. Straight Man by Richard Russo

3. Persuasion by Jane Austen

2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

1. The Stand by Stephen King

Probably more than anything, the above books have made me think about what I want to have and accomplish in my own life. I already have fairly decisive views on politics, religion, etc., but my own personal desires tend to be the most mutable and thus what I frequently reflect on. (And, like the quote, they’ve helped me realize that I’m not always as alone as I feel. On a somber and sad day such at this one, I think it’s important to remember how important kindness and tolerance are – and that this day will never be forgotten.)

What about you? What book makes you think the most?

Image: Spires and Gargoyles via Pinterest.

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