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Books That Left Me Shook

Each of these books affected me in an extraordinary way at some point in my life. Many of these still visit my thoughts to this day.
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Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
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The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
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This Is Water, by David Foster Wallace
This Is Water, by David Foster Wallace
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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The Orphan Master's Son
The Orphan Master's Son
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Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer
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9
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo
10
A River Runs Through It (Norman Maclean)
A River Runs Through It (Norman Maclean)
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The Good Lord Bird (James McBride)
The Good Lord Bird (James McBride)
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The Son
The Son
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Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
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The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
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Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
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Enon
Enon
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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (Joshua Ferris)
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (Joshua Ferris)
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The Wind Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind Up Bird Chronicle
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The Sixth Extinction
The Sixth Extinction
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Station Eleven (Emily St John Mandel)
Station Eleven (Emily St John Mandel)
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21
My Struggle Book 1 (Karl Ove Knausgaard)
My Struggle Book 1 (Karl Ove Knausgaard)
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Infinite Jest
Infinite Jest
23
Get in Trouble (Kelly Link)
Get in Trouble (Kelly Link)
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Moby Dick (Herman Mellville)
Moby Dick (Herman Mellville)
25
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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Civilwarland in Bad Decline (George Saunders)
Civilwarland in Bad Decline (George Saunders)
27
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
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Jesus' Son
Jesus' Son
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Tenth of December (George Saunders)
Tenth of December (George Saunders)
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The Invention of Everything Else (Samantha Hunt)
The Invention of Everything Else (Samantha Hunt)
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In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
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33
Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner)
Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner)
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A River Runs Through It (Montana)
A River Runs Through It (Montana)
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Zero K (Don Delillo)
Zero K (Don Delillo)
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Miss Jane (Brad Watson)
Miss Jane (Brad Watson)
37
Hamlet (Shakespeare)
Hamlet (Shakespeare)
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Lincoln in the Bardo (George Saunders)
Lincoln in the Bardo (George Saunders)
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The Nix (Nathan Hill)
The Nix (Nathan Hill)
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Blood Meridian
Blood Meridian
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