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any James Clavell books!!

Shogun
Tai-Pan
Gai-Jin
King Rat
Noble House

Basically about different asian countries. trust me. its not as boring as it sounds. they are amazing reads!!

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Do visual novels count?
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Trigun402 wrote:

In my opinion I would say Great Expectations and the Pendragon series. Also, the The Pit Dragon Chronicles was a favorite back in Junior High.


Loved Pendragon!!
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Hmmm.. how about 3 for sci fi and fantasy (which is what I most commonly read)

Sci fi:
Armor - John Steakley
Chrysalids - John Wyndham
Vampire Earth Series - E.E. Knight

Fantasy:
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien (still prefer this to the long winded and IMO overrated Lord of the Ring series)
Myth Hunters - Christopher Golden
Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe - James M Ward

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Just The Way You Are by Barbara Freethy




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The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck. Favorite book ever!!!
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Sci Fi:
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Redshirts by John Scalzi
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Fantasy:
Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn Series by Tad Williams
Don Quixote by Cervantes (surprisingly hilarious)
Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
The Codex Alera Series by Jim Butcher (roman pokemon, so good)
A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R. R. Martin
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porcupinelover92 wrote:

any James Clavell books!!

Shogun
Tai-Pan
Gai-Jin
King Rat
Noble House

Basically about different asian countries. trust me. its not as boring as it sounds. they are amazing reads!!



Shogun was an excellent book. Kind of dipped off towards the end but I really enjoyed it.
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KiteCross wrote:

R.A. Salvatore(Author)
Raymond E. Feist(Author)
Dragon Lance Series(Books)
Christian Feehan(Author)



Raymond E Feist is pretty awesome. Really liked the first trilogy in his riftwar books, but couldn't really get into the rest.
I think the only one I haven't read is Christian Feehan...
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ViperEagle wrote:

Sci Fi:
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Redshirts by John Scalzi
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Fantasy:
Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn Series by Tad Williams
Don Quixote by Cervantes (surprisingly hilarious)
Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
The Codex Alera Series by Jim Butcher (roman pokemon, so good)
A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R. R. Martin


Oh yeah how did I manage to forget Ender's Game...
Those other two sci fi books I haven't read though. What are they like?

Wheel of Time??? really?... hmmm definitely not in my top picks.. the first three or four maybe but the rest just killed it for me.
Codex Alera is a sick series and definitely a favorite of mine as well, though I wouldn't compare it to pokemon thats just an aweful comparison. lol.
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rotisserie wrote:

of mice & men


Oh wow, I totally forgot to mention this book. Such a good story. So sad too. Lenny just wanted to play with the wabbits. :(


ROFL!!!!! ha ha ha ha ha...

When I saw your first post I was thinking that I was surprised you didn't say of mice and men as well. Your like a school reading list recommendation. All the stuff you are referring is way too old and stuffy for me. Well written but no imagination. Not that they weren't decent reads, just not really my thing.
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Rina-San wrote:

50 Shades Of Gray is fucking HOT!

I heard this was another version of Twilight


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To Kill A Mockingbird

The Catcher In The Rye
also known as the two most hated academic literatures in history


TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD IS DA SHIte!!! take THAT BACK YOU INSUFERIBLE SHRU!!!

I'm sorry, your caps and atrocious spelling blinded me a little so I had to reply. I'm not the type to pick at these things but you are a special case.

Kinda makes you wonder how he ever managed to read it...
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Wicks wrote:

Anything by Tom Robbins...

Another Roadside Attraction
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Still Life with Woodpecker
Jitterbug Perfume
Skinny Legs and All
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
Villa Incognito
Wild Ducks Flying Backward
B Is for Beer


ROFL! A lot of those sound like harlequin romance or something worse...
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SuppiChan00 wrote:

The Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer, Sisters Grimm Series by Michael Buckley, You Dont Know Me by Klass something or the other, The Giver by Lois Lowry


Artemis Fowl series was excellent. I think youth novels are a lot of times better than regular ones.
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oreotics wrote:

read ALL the suggested books

... except twilight, i regretted reading the whole series


A contradictive statement. Beware the word "except".


lol noticed the same thing as well..
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