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10 Nov 2009, 3:35 pm

Anything by Tolkien.
Anything by Neil Gaiman (do graphic novels count?).
Anything by Storm Constantine, but especially Hermetech and Burying the Shadow.
The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis.
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo.
The His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman.
Always Coming Home by Ursula LeGuin.
The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac.
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell.
Perfume by Patrick Susskind.
Waxwings and Surveillance by Jonathan Raban.
Anything in the Frank Corso series by G. M. Ford.
Dancers at the End of Time by Michael Moorcock.
The Book of Dave by Will Self.
Millennium by John Varley.
Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. (Did someone mention Oryx and Crake? I liked that too, but I couldn't work out why it got such crap reviews.)

To be honest, most of what I read is non-fiction, depending on what I'm into at the time, but those are some consistent fiction favorites.


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10 Dec 2009, 7:25 pm

my favorite books are Hunger games and Catching fire



:lol: oh yeah and a song book :lol:



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10 Dec 2009, 7:36 pm

I read a lot of fiction, but the last book I read that was pure pleasure was actually a young adult book. His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. I had never even heard of it until the movie came out.


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10 Dec 2009, 9:18 pm

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Harry Potter (all of them) by J.K. Rowling

Wicked , by Gregory Maquire

The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins




Those are a few that come to mind.



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10 Dec 2009, 9:21 pm

elderwanda wrote:
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Harry Potter (all of them) by J.K. Rowling

Wicked , by Gregory Maquire

The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins




Those are a few that come to mind.


I've never read Poisonwood Bible but I've been told it's very good. Have you read the 2 books after Wicked-Son of a Witch and A Lion Among Men?


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10 Dec 2009, 10:50 pm

SpongeBobRocksMao wrote:
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time
Haze!
Oh yes! I really liked these as well. I'm addicted to Haze, but am stopping myself from reading it again before the holidays. I've read the other ones (The Blue Bottle Mystery, Of Mice and Aliens, etc.) but didn't find them as interesting or well-written.

Here are my other favorites:
Fiction
A Tale of Two Cities by C. Dickens
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Far, Far Away from Anywhere Else by Ursula K. LeGuin (read this way too many times)
Animal Farm by George Orwell
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (also reread this one)
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Alice In Wonderland was my favorite childhood book.
I've really enjoyed the Harry Potter Series, too.

Nonfiction
This Is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin
The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould
A Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood


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12 Dec 2009, 5:22 pm

Dante's Inferno is as of now my favorite book!

Other books I like:
Frankenstein
The Time Machine
Brave New World
Paradise Lost
The Invisible Man
Siddartha
The Odyssey (especially the scene when the beggar strings up the bow and shoots an arrow through 12 axe heads) lol REVENGE!! ! jka

Unfortunately and apparently as evinced by my short answers, I am not an avid reader; however, once in a while I will pick up a book to read.



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01 Jan 2010, 5:12 pm

I read few novels in my life. Jules Verne and then Conan Doyle were my favorite authors when I was a teen. Most of the books here I read when I was a teen.

The Mysterious Island, Jules Verne (sequel to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, awesome!)
From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne

The Sign of Four, Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Conan Doyle
A Study in Scarlet, Conan Doyle

Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton
The Lost World, Michael Crichton
Next, Michael Crichton

Heir to the Empire, Timothy Zahn
Dark Force Rising, Timothy Zahn



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01 Jan 2010, 5:58 pm

Dune by Frank Herbert
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Gateway novels by Frederik Pohl


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02 Jan 2010, 6:20 am

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
1984 by George Orwell

basically anything dystopian...


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02 Jan 2010, 6:24 am

Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys is my favourite book of all time.



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02 Jan 2010, 7:13 am

How To Get Rich by Felix Dennis

If you have any interest in business whatsoever, you need to read that book. It will either inspire you or scare you off (of getting rich).



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02 Jan 2010, 7:24 am

Dune by Frank Herbert
Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C Clarke
Foundation by Issac Assimov
Martha Stewart's Terrorist Cookbook



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02 Jan 2010, 10:59 am

I like "Interview with The Vampire" by Anne Rice.



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02 Jan 2010, 11:06 am

i like the telephone book best because i t is the correct thickness to prop up a portable air conditioner i have that has no front wheels.