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  • ChemicallyImbalanced

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    I searched and found nothing like this but lock if it's a duplicate.

    There are threads for so many books on here so I figured why not have a favourite books thread?
    You can post what your favourite books are, recommend books for others or even come here to try and find a book to read.

    Make sure to include an author, some sort of blurb and/or the genre that the book fits into.
    June 8th, 2008 at 04:29am
  • let me go.

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    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I read that with my class this year. It's amazing.

    It takes place in the 1930's southern United States. It deals with prejudice behavior. Mainly racism, but there are a lot of others thrown in, too. And it's narrated from the perspective of a young girl named Scout.

    Oh, and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I haven't finished the series yet, but I love it so far.

    Everyone has more than likely heard of those. But, yeah. Definitely read them if you haven't yet.
    June 8th, 2008 at 05:05am
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    Twilight
    New Moon
    Eclipse
    The Host
    all by Stephanie Meyer if you havn't already read em.

    =]

    and Jane Eyre if you like classic
    June 8th, 2008 at 05:10am
  • rumbleroar

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    All Stephenie Meyer books, Harry Potter, the Ellen Hopkins books, the Vampire Kisses series, and the Vampire Academy books.
    June 8th, 2008 at 10:13pm
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    This Lullaby and The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen, really anything by her actually.

    This Lullaby is about a girl named Remy who has failed to see love work at least once, so she decides to stay away from it. She was doing just fine until she met Dexter. Basically a book about her changing from anti-love to being in love.

    The Truth About Forever tells the story of a girl named Macy who is still grieving over her father's death. Macy meets a boy named Wes who is part of a catering service that she eventually starts to work for, and they begin a game of Truth, eventually falling in love.

    They're both Sappy, but they're really feel-good. They're also both in the Young Adult genre.
    June 8th, 2008 at 10:20pm
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    The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen
    Dreamland - Sarah Dessen
    This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen
    Just Listen - Sarah Dessen
    Skinny - Ibi Kaslik
    Twilight Saga - Stephanie Meyers
    Twisted - Laurie Halse Anderson
    Airhead - Meg Cabot [The only book I've liked by her, tbh.]
    Probably tons more, I just can't be bothered.
    June 9th, 2008 at 12:44am
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    The Heroin Diaries - Nikki Sixx.
    Hairstyles of the Damned, Tender as Hellfire, How the Hula Girl Sings - Joe Meno.
    Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger.
    Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill.
    The Thief. The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia - Megan Turner.
    Sword of the Rightful King - Jane Yolen.
    M or F? - Lisa Papademetriou, Chris Tebbetts.
    Is He or Isn't He? - John Hall, John Scognamiglio.
    I AM AMERICA (And So Can You!) - Stephen Colbert.
    Chanters of Tremaris - Kate Constable.

    And of course, Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling) and Pendragon (DJ MacHale).

    I won't even mention the manga.
    :weird

    Most of the books mentioned are about teenage life (Hairstyles of the Damned, Catcher in the Rye, M or F? et cetera) whilst others are more science fiction-y (Chanters of Tremaris) or historical (Sword of the Rightful King).
    ^___^
    June 9th, 2008 at 03:39am
  • vanete.

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    Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.
    Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay.
    Any of the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.
    How We Met and Other Stories by David Levithan.
    Hell, anything by David Levithan. :yah
    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
    The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.
    The Rainbow trilogy by Alex Sanchez.
    Anything by Alex Sanchez. In Love
    The Hook Up Artist by Tucker Shaw.
    Peter by Kate Walker.
    All We Have is Now by Robert Taylor.
    The Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell.
    The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer.
    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
    Geography Club and Order of the Posion Oak by Brent Hartinger.

    And that's all that comes to mind now. :shifty
    June 9th, 2008 at 06:04am
  • peter quill.

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    I mostly read Fantasy books, there are a few exceptions on this list, but mostly they're fantasies.

    The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King
    I haven't finished reading it myself yet but just read it. It's amazing. It's about Roland, the last gunslinger searching for this tower in a world that has moved on and emptied. It sounds shit when I put it that way. But it's amazing; especially if you tend to find most people's characters uninteresting.

    Narnia
    Particuarly Prince Caspian and The Silver Chair. I read 'em when I was a youngling and they are still the best books ever.

    Magician - Feist
    It's long. It gets boring at one point in the middle, but the books that come after it are just amazing. Particarly Silverthorn, A Darkness at Sethanon, Jimmy The Hand and The Krondor books.

    The Demonata Series -Darren Shan
    Yet again not the best books in the world but the story is pretty immense and a few of the characters are kind of legendary.

    The Cirque Du Freak Series -Darren Shan
    Shan's btter series, about Vampires. Yet again, not the best books ever but they are worth reading.

    The Wind On Fire Trilogy- William Nicholsan
    Probably one of the most beautiful things I've ever read. I can't say much about it without ruining it though.

    The Noble Warriors Trilogy- William Nicholsan
    Not as good as The Wind On Fire but it's still alright. A tad predictable with one of the most strangest events ever in it. It's about Seeker, Morning Star and Wildman who are all rejected to be Nomana [fighting monks] who go on an adventure.

    Also...
    His Dark Materials -Pullman
    The Magician Guild -Trudi Canavan
    Saving Charlie In Love The authours name has slipped my mind
    June 9th, 2008 at 11:50am
  • Pinky and the Brain

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    my favorites are:

    A Separate Peace by John Knowles- We read it in English and it was pretty awesome. It reminded me of The Catcher in the Rye but it was written first and is about a guy named Gene and him reflecting back on some specific events from high school regarding his friend Finny(Phineas). Oh what a name...

    Shooter by Walter Dean Myers- All I can say is that the last page gave me goosebumps.

    Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher- About a boy ahd his friend Sarah who had something terrible happen to her and he tries to find out what.
    June 11th, 2008 at 07:19am
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    First I began writing an enormously long post about all the books that I read and you should too but I realized it would be endless. So I tried to stick to two authors for now and add more later on.
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    1. Jorge Luis Borges, anything by him.
    If I want you dearest reader of this post to walk away from this words with something, from meeting and talking with me, that would be, you need to read Borges. You need to. You might call me a bit of a fanatic but you will love his poems. They're beautiful beyond measure in their simplicity. Borges writes about dreams and nightmares, being traped and labyrinths, tigers, books and mirrors. If you know a bit of Spanish it'll be enough to get his poems. Because they are amazing in Spanish as well as translated.

    2. Hermann Hesse. Anything by him again.
    This man is a life savior. His books give you a sense of peace, almost light. After reading one of his novels -he was a few- you can say to yourself ''It's okay. My life is like this, I've tried to do that and that, I did do that and that, but it's okay. Nothing ever matters. I'm happy. And I'm going to die soon.'' Oh that sounds incredibly morbid and surely it is, because that's just my perceptions of his writing and I am morbid, but his novels and stories are so beautiful. Siddhartha and The Glass Bean Game will blow you away and warm you up inside. But you could also try one of his books of short stories because they're lovely too.
    June 11th, 2008 at 01:47pm
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    I think anything by Chuck Palahniuk, especially Survival, is a good read. I like the detachment his main character has.
    It's about this man who hijacks a plane then drives it so he can crash it somewhere to end his life. But while he's steering the plane, he tells us of his life story and seriously? This book just makes you think. Reccomended read for everyone.
    June 11th, 2008 at 02:40pm
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    Jepha Howard.:
    The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen
    Dreamland - Sarah Dessen
    This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen
    Just Listen - Sarah Dessen
    Skinny - Ibi Kaslik
    Twilight Saga - Stephanie Meyers
    Twisted - Laurie Halse Anderson
    Airhead - Meg Cabot [The only book I've liked by her, tbh.]
    Probably tons more, I just can't be bothered.
    Agreed with all of them for the teenage girl in me.
    But then also books by Bret Easton Ellis, if you want a slightly different read. Also recommended if you like Palahniuk.

    Oh and Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas which might be familiar if you're a fan of Avenged Sevenfold; welcome to Bat Country.
    June 11th, 2008 at 03:08pm
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    The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett.

    I'm admittedly extremely biased about things but it's an amazing book. Of course, the style is something you'll probably have a lot of trouble getting into, I know that most of my friends couldn't stand it when I recced it to them.

    But give it a try. (:
    June 12th, 2008 at 02:29am
  • McLovin' Meghan

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    I like Valiant and Tithe by Holly Black.
    Along with all the Stephanie Meyer. [New Moon is my favorite though.]
    A Deadly Game Of Magic by Joan Lowery Nixon.
    And Kissing Doorknobs by Terry Spencer Hesser.
    June 12th, 2008 at 06:01am
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    i'm reading 'a prayer for owen meany' as summer work for advanced english next year. i love it so far. it takes place in new england in the mid 1900s. i can't really describe it. it deals with religion a lot, but not really in an in your face kind of way. owen is an extremely unique and loveable character.
    June 12th, 2008 at 08:07pm
  • peter quill.

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    the endless.:
    The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett.

    I'm admittedly extremely biased about things but it's an amazing book. Of course, the style is something you'll probably have a lot of trouble getting into, I know that most of my friends couldn't stand it when I recced it to them.

    But give it a try. (:
    Double recced

    I never finished it though
    Damn librarian not letting me renew it Dx
    June 12th, 2008 at 08:12pm
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    Peter Petrelli.:
    the endless.:
    The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett.

    I'm admittedly extremely biased about things but it's an amazing book. Of course, the style is something you'll probably have a lot of trouble getting into, I know that most of my friends couldn't stand it when I recced it to them.

    But give it a try. (:
    Double recced

    I never finished it though
    Damn librarian not letting me renew it Dx
    Triple recced.

    It did take me a while to get into it, but when I did it was so worth it!
    June 13th, 2008 at 10:07am
  • Lady of the Theatre

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    I'd recommend Emile Zola. If you can find a good translation. He's my very favorite French writer of the 19th century. What I love about it, all his books are set in one particular neighbourhood in Paris and deal with one social class. For instance, if you read "L'OEuvre", you'll learn all about painters, art galleries at the time, people's reaction to impressionism (the characters are based on Cézanne and Manet, the French painters...); but "Nana" is all about actors, theater, vaudeville,... I should warn you, it's a little tragic sometimes because Zola usually writes about artists and poverty. He describes everything incredibly well, though. It's really beautiful writing.

    Oh, and I read this awesome book by Frank Conroy the other day. It's called "Body and Soul". If you love music, especially classical music, then you'll really love this. But anyone can read it, really. It's about a little boy who turns into a virtuoso pianist. It's an incredible book! :)
    June 14th, 2008 at 01:23pm
  • StarvingYourFriends

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    House - by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti

    Skin, Showdown, Three, Saint, and the circle trilogy of Red, Black and White; all of them by Ted Dekker.

    I really recommend Ted Dekker. I recently started reading his stuff and I just love it. The why he gives you these adrenaline-laced stories, they always have an unexpected plot twists, and I love that there's always this confrontations between 'good' and 'evil'. So if you really like suspense and thrillers you should really read his stuff there just incredible.
    June 14th, 2008 at 09:44pm