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Cult books

The Telegraph has a list of 50 cult books! Several of them are, indeed, available in the teens’ section of the library’s collection – I Capture the Castle, The Beauty Myth, The Catcher in the Rye, some of the Dune books, the Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy, and To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s difficult to explain what makes a book a ‘cult book’ – the article does say that you know them when you see them, and their appeal doesn’t necessarily lie in any literary merit.

 Do you have a favourite, ‘cult’ book that means more to you than it probably should?

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2 Comments

  1. b-l-a-n-k

    special topics in calamity physics, by marisha pessl.

  2. Orla

    The perks of being wallflower – Stephan Chbosky. *****

    Go ask alice – Anoyn. *****

    Cut – Patricia McCormick ****

    A million little pieces – James frey *****

    TrainSpotting. ****

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