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1. Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver---I wanted to hurl the book across the room several times as I read it. The "colonialism" attitude toward Africans made me so angry at the father in the story.
2. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams---Not sure when I have laughed harder or longer over a book.
3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov---The subject matter made me want to cringe but the story was so exquisitely written.
4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury---Burn books? A world without books!? Wait, isn't that happening now?
5. Nothing by Janne Teller---What happens to the children, when they try to prove that life has meaning, is DISGUSTING!
6. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery---I don't know what to call the emotion that this book evoked but it seemed to transport me to another plane, one where ART is safe and beautiful and life-changing.
7. Stolen by Lucy Christopher---This book really played with my emotions. Was I a victim of Stockholm Syndrome when I started identifying with the abductor?
8. The Help by Kathryn Stockett---This book was eye-opening and it caused my emotions to be all over the board.
9. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess---I was so disturbed by this book and all of the senseless violence that I couldn't finish it.
10. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach---I read this book with near morbid curiosity. My poor husband, who did not feel that same sense of curiosity, had to suffer through my reading many sections aloud to him.