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I’ve read a lot of books over the years. I’ve probably read thousands of books by authors writing several thousand years ago to the most recently published books. However, only a handful of books have left a lasting impression on me.
Books that leave a lasting impression are few and far between. I’m not sure exactly what makes a book leave a lasting impression on the reader, but in my eyes, those are the books that warrant five stars and should be read over and over.
Some of the books that have left a lasting impression on me are:
All of these books have stuck with me in some way beyond the time it took to read them. Either it shaped how I present myself or think of myself or it left me thinking about the story long after I finished reading it. Some of the books were so magical that I still wish to visit the universe to this day even though I know the books are completely fictional.
Some of these books I probably just happened to read at the perfect time. I read The Fault in Our Stars right after my grandmother (in-law, but we were close) died of cancer. If I had read it before she died, it might not have spoke to me as much.
For some reason, although I loved the Harry Potter series and spend many an hour reading/dreaming fanfiction between books, it didn’t stick with me in the same way as the other books on my list. It’s the same story with Jane Austen’s stories. The books on this list touched me (or in some cases punched me) personally, which is what I dub five-star books. I felt different after reading them- more human and more emotional. I believe stories like Jane Austen books and Harry Potter are great books, but they didn’t evoke five-star responses in me personally.
What makes reading so fun is that one person can have a five-star response to almost any book. That is what makes reviewing books so subjective and so difficult. I think every writer’s goal is to write a book that leaves a lasting impression, but not every author will be able to make every reader feel as deeply as they wish.
So today, I’m asking you: what books have left a lasting impression on you? What are your personal five-star books? Do you think anything specifically will guarantee that a book pull emotions from the reader?
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