19 books that still matter

From the very first day, when I read my first word, and then the sentence, I passionately loved books. I fell in love with beautiful covers, page designs and especially their scent. However, I was hooked by the feelings that the reader feels at the end of the finished book. Thanks to my huge reading experience (for 17 years of reading in general), I realized that only a few books leave a mark on our lives, which is felt even years later. The plot and the content of the book can be forgotten through long years, but the mystical tremor from the title remains.

I just wish that this list consisted not mainly of representatives from foreign countries but mostly of Russian.

  1. Heinrich Böll “The Clown”
  2. Lewis Carroll “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
  3. Mikhail Bulgakov “Master and Margarita”
  4. José Saramago “The Double”
  5. William Golding “Lord of the Flies”
  6. George Orwell “1984”
  7. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “The Little Prince”
  8. RJ Palacio “Wonder”
  9. Orhan Pamuk “The New Life”, “My Name is red”
  10. Patrick Süskind “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”
  11. Chuck Palahniuk “Fight Club”
  12. Anthony Doerr “All the Light We Cannot See”
  13. Franz Kafka “The Metamorphosis”
  14. Salman Rushdie “Midnight’s Children “
  15. Albert Camus “The Stranger”, “The Plague”
  16. Boris Vian “Foam of the Days”
  17. Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt “When I Was a Work of Art”

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