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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. ^_^ Edited by Fabienne
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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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- [b]Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman[/b] - 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

- [b]The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice[/b] - 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. [b]The Lives of the Mayfair Witches[/b] 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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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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[quote name='The Dude' timestamp='1289597518' post='9213']
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I will! I've actually read [u]Animal Farm[/u] and [u]Of Mice and Men[/u], but I've never read [u]The Adventures of Tom Sawyer[/u] by Mark Twain, and I think I'll go get a copy. Thank you. ^_^
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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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[quote name='Fabienne' timestamp='1289617348' post='9271']
I will! I've actually read [u]Animal Farm[/u] and [u]Of Mice and Men[/u], but I've never read [u]The Adventures of Tom Sawyer[/u] by Mark Twain, and I think I'll go get a copy. Thank you. ^_^
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the Adventures of Tom Saywer Is an American Classic :)
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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. Edited by emwatsonsuperfan
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I have an idea of recmmending when I have read a good book, so,

[u]Jade's Recommendations[/u]

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

[u]If you like manga[/u]
Rosario and Vampire
Death Note Edited by Hermione
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In no particular order:

[u]CK's Recommendations:[/u]
[list]
[*]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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What Jade posted above me reminded me of my all time favorite manga, Desert Coral.
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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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[quote name='Hermione' timestamp='1294148312' post='37932']
I have an idea of recmmending when I have read a good book, so,

[u]Jade's Recommendations[/u]

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

[u]If you like manga[/u]
Rosario and Vampire
Death Note
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[u]Jade's Recommendations[/u]

[u]Books[/u]
Pride and Prejudice
Northanger Abbey
Alice in Wonderland
To Kill a Mockingbird
Northern Lights

[u]Manga[/u]
Rosario and Vampire
Death Note
Vampire Knight
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the book i'm currently reading is [b]room [/b]by emma donoghue. it's one of the best books iv read.

its a book inspired by the fritzl case (more so of felix fritzl according to an interview with the author)

HIGHLY recommend it
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[quote name='honeytinkle' timestamp='1298744839' post='69177']
Atonement by Ian McEwan is great. And Kafka on the shore by Takashi Murakami.
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Atonement blew me away, I'd highly recommend it too.

I recently read "Norwegian Wood" by Murakami, a friend had given it to me, and I was surprised how much I liked it. It made me laugh out loud several times.

I'd recommend anything by Kazuo Ishiguro: "The Remains of the Day", "Never Let Me Go", "When We Were Orphans".
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[quote name='honeytinkle' timestamp='1298744839' post='69177']
Atonement by Ian McEwan is great. And Kafka on the shore by Takashi Murakami.
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Atonement was good, but I highly recommend the book to, not the movie. :P
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