What are the best books to read this year?

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    #1All the Light We Cannot See

    All the Light We Cannot See
    All The Light We Cannot See is a vividly-written story about Marie Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a German boy in the Nazi army. Winner of a 2015 Pulitzer Prize, it shows that there can still be beauty amidst the tragedy of war.
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    Justin Morris
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "reading helps me relax"
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    #2Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, is an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. A horrific family tragedy sets Jacob in a remote island where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he explores, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous, and they may still be alive.
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    Bobby Barnes
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I saw the movie and it was pretty good. I don't think this is for everyone though. Only for those interested."
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    #3Water for Elephants

    Water for Elephants

    Water for Elephants is a book by Sara Gruen which tells the story of Jacob who has to work with a problematic man in a traveling circus and later they will acquire an elephant that they will name Rosie.

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    Russell Carpenter
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "AC8AP945KVJW5"
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    #4Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 
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    Jason Brewer
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Animal Farm should be on everyone's must read list this year and every year. It's a timeless classic whose lessons should be heeded in today's world as well as for future generations."
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    #5The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller wherein Rachel, the protagonist, takes the same train on her everyday commute. She always catches a glimpse of a couple from the window of the train, and one day when she witnesses something terrible.


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    Paul Herrera
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller wherein Rachel, the protagonist, takes the same train on her everyday commute. She always catches a glimpse of a couple from the window of the train, and one day when she witnesses something terrible."
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    #6Station Eleven

    Station Eleven
    In Station Eleven, a swine flu pandemic wreaked havoc and wiped out the world's population. It follows the lives of a Hollywood actor, a paparazzi, and a traveling group of actors performing for surviving communities.
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    George Carr
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is an interesting book. It reminds me of a movie I saw a long time ago called Southland Tales. It is good but not that original."
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    #7The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.
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    Pamela Estrada
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I found this book to be an excellent and well written novel. My emotions were all over the place while reading this. It kept my attention throughout and I couldn't put it down until finished. "
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    #8Nimona

    Nimona

    Nimona by Noelle Stevenson is a fantasy fiction graphic novel published in 2015. This book follows the story of Nimona and Lord Blackheart in their mission to wreck the peace in their kingdom as their little mischief escalated to a war.

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    Pranav Chauhan
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This was pretty great to read. It is about Nimona and Blackheart who cause a lot of mischief which really escalates. Wonderful graphic novel with a lot of funny parts."
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    #9The Sorrows of Young Werther

    The Sorrows of Young Werther

    The Sorrows of Young Werther is a classic novel written by the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It tells the story of an artist named Werther as he laments the marriage of the woman he loves to another man.

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    Daniel Venegas
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "It is a sorrowful tale."
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    #10A Man Called Ove

    A Man Called Ove

    A Man Called Ove is a fiction novel by Fredrik Bakman. It follows the story of Ove, an old man and a curmudgeon who finds unexpected friendship and happiness from his funny new neighbors. It was published in 2014 by Atria Books.

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    Austin Alvarez
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This book is emotional without being overly complicated. Every character is fleshed out very well and the interactions are great. I found it interesting how I got so attached to an unlikable main character."
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    #11What Flowers Remember

    What Flowers Remember

    What Flowers Remember is a standalone realistic fiction novel written by Shannon Wiersbitzky which follows the love story between couple Delia and Old Red Clancy, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  

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    Brian Chapman
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I read What Flowers Remember during my off-weekend from work. I enjoyed reading this book so much that I read it in just a couple of days, which I normally never do."
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    #12Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name is a romance fiction novel written by André Aciman. It was published on January 23, 2007. This novel has won the Gay Fiction award at the 20th Lambda Literary Awards. It was adapted into a movie in 2017.

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    Ahlia Al-Sulaiti
    Written on May 7, 2019
    "'Call Me By Your Name' takes you to a whirlwind of dealing with emotions and finding yourself courtesy of Elio and Oliver."
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    #13And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

    And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

    And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer is a fiction novel by Fredrik Bakman. It follows the story of Grandpa and Noah who sits every day on a bench in a square that grows smaller each day. It was published in 2016 by Simon Schuster.

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    Kevin Qiu
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer needs to be added to your reading list. It is surreal and will have you questioning reality."
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    #14My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

    My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

    My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry is a fiction novel by Fredrik Bakman. It follows the story of Elsa, a girl who goes on a quest of apologizing to the people her crazy grandmother had wronged. It was published in 205 by Atria Books.

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    Laura Peterson
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Interesting book. Also kind of sad."

Summary

Best What are the best books to read this year
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1All the Light We Cannot SeeBooks 44 Paid
2Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenBooks 40 Paid
3Water for ElephantsBooks 39 Paid
4Animal FarmBooks 35 Paid
5The Girl on the TrainBooks 34 Paid
6Station ElevenBooks 31 Paid
7The Book ThiefBooks 29 Paid
8NimonaBooks 23 Paid
9The Sorrows of Young WertherBooks 12 Paid
10A Man Called OveBooks 6 Paid
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