Book mentions in this thread

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    Exhalation

    by Ted Chiang

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    Normal People

    by Sally Rooney

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    D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

    by Ingri d'Aulaire

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    History of Wolves

    by Emily Fridlund

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    Anxious People

    by Fredrik Backman

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    Man's Search for Meaning

    by Viktor E. Frankl

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    The Unincorporated Man (The Unincorporated Man, 1)

    by Dani Kollin

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    put your trust in god not man you won't be disappointed!

    by faithful friend

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    Snow Crash

    by Neal Stephenson

    In twenty-first-century America, a teenaged computer hacker finds himself fighting a computer virus that battles virtual reality technology and a deadly drug that turns humans into zombies.
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    All Creatures Great and Small

    by James Herriot

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    Shuggie Bain

    by Douglas Stuart

    Winner of the Booker Prize 2020 Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2020 The Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2020 'Douglas Stuart has written a first novel of rare and lasting beauty.' – Observer It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped in a decimated mining town. As she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves. It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest. Shuggie is different. Fastidious and fussy, he shares his mother’s sense of snobbish propriety. The miners' children pick on him and adults condemn him as no’ right. But Shuggie believes that if he tries his hardest, he can be normal like the other boys and help his mother escape this hopeless place. Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride. A counterpart to the privileged Thatcher-era London of Alan Hollinghurst’s The Line of Beauty, it also recalls the work of Édouard Louis, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, a blistering debut by a brilliant writer with a powerful and important story to tell. 'We were bowled over by this first novel, which creates an amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love.' – The judges of the Booker Prize
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    Punk Rock Jesus

    by Sean Murphy

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    Abhaga

    by Charan Singh

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    Klara and the Sun

    by Kazuo Ishiguro