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#1 Fabienne

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 02:30 AM

I have a goal in life to read as many books as possible before I die, so I was wondering if you can give me any book recommendations? I also just love to read, and need some recommendations. You can list as many books as you want, that'd be great. I'm not restricted to genres, so just list books you love and would recommend.


Also, you don't have to recommend Harry Potter. I've read and loved them all. ^_^

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 04:52 AM

Maybe you could try the original "Dune" series by Frank Herbert. Not exactly easy to read, but he does have to say a lot about politics and justification of actions. It`s not just sci-fi.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:46 AM

- Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman - Noughts and Crosses, Knife Edge, Checkmate, Double Cross. There's also An Eye for an Eye, which is a novella that takes place in between N & C and Knife Edge

- The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice - Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, Memnoch the Devil, The Vampire Armand, Merrick, Blood and Gold, Blackwood Farm, Blood Canticle

Merrick, Blood and Gold, Blackwood Farm & Blood Canticle are Vampire/Mayfair crossovers. The Lives of the Mayfair Witches is another trilogy written by Anne Rice. It consists of The Witching Hour, Lasher, and Taltos.


There are more, but I can't think of them right now >.<

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:07 PM

Animal Farm - George Orwell

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:01 PM

Thank you all so much! Definitely going to be checking those out. ^_^

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:31 PM

Thank you all so much! Definitely going to be checking those out. ^_^


Come back and tell us what you think of them.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:03 PM

any book by douglas coupland, his books are brilliant
la candy series - lauren conrad
no time for goodbye - linwood barclay
too close to home - linwood barclay
nineteen minutes - jodi picoult
the passage - justin cronin
shutter island - dennis lehane
thirteen reasons why - jay asher
the old kingdom series (sabriel, lirael, abhorsen) by garth nix
any book by nicholas sparks
the hour i first believed - wally lamb
any book by michael crichton (one of my fav of his is pirate latitudes)

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 02:58 AM

Wow! Thank you so much! I wouldn't have heard of most of these books if it wasn't for you guys. ^_^

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 03:02 AM

Come back and tell us what you think of them.

I will! I've actually read Animal Farm and Of Mice and Men, but I've never read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, and I think I'll go get a copy. Thank you. ^_^

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:25 PM

I just read the most amazing book ever!!!!!!!!!! Dancing for Degas by Katherine Wagner

My all time favorite is Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie... definitely worth the read!!!

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:41 PM

I'd suggest "War & Peace" and "Crime and Punishment" - two major pieces of Russian literature, both very demanding but unforgettable. I sweated blood over reading them, they're really not a walk in the park, but they're worth every minute of your time.

If you're aiming for something a bit lighter, then maybe anything by Hemingway.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 02:42 PM

This is a fabulous thread, thanks for starting it Fabienne.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:29 AM

I will! I've actually read Animal Farm and Of Mice and Men, but I've never read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, and I think I'll go get a copy. Thank you. ^_^



the Adventures of Tom Saywer Is an American Classic :)

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:55 PM

In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R Tolkein. Of Course.

His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:21 PM

Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs was SUCH a good read.
So was The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Both get pretty mature and graphic though so be prepared for that. Amazing though.

For something lighter, I absolutely adooore the Series of Unfortunate Events series. SO clever as a whole.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:47 PM

any Jane Austen is a must!!! Also, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:38 PM

I have an idea of recmmending when I have read a good book, so,

Jade's Recommendations

Pride and Prejudice
Northanger Abbey
Alice in Wonderland
To Kill a Mockingbird

If you like manga
Rosario and Vampire
Death Note

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:13 AM

In no particular order:

CK's Recommendations:
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • American On Purpose by Craig Ferguson
  • Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills (a biography of a sniper in Vietnam) by Charles Henderson
  • Silent Warrior (the same story as before, but with more stories and details. Both are worth reading) by Charles Henderson


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Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:35 AM

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The wind-up bird chronicle by Takashi Murakami
Out by Natsuo Kirino
Let the right one in by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Handling the undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:20 PM

Animal Farm & 1984, both by George Orwell.

A Room With A View - E.M. Forster.

Anything by Austen or Bronte.

And if you like reading plays, I'm a little in love with Arthur Miller.
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