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#1
Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky
A Doll's House - Ibsen
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Hamlet - Shakespeare
The Stranger - Camus
Poisonwood Bible - Kingsolver
All the Pretty Horses - McCarthy
Siddhartha - Hesse
The Glass Menagerie - Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire - Williams
Answered Prayers - Capote
Other Voices, Other Rooms - Capote
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Wilde
The Bell Jar - Plath
The Sound and the Fury -Faulkner
Long Day's Journey into Night - O'Neill
Women as Lovers - Jelinek
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - Albee
Frankenstein - Shelly
The Jungle - Sinclaire
The Metamorphosis - Kafka
The Stoker - Kafka
Oedipus Rex - Sophocles
Lolita - Nabokov
The Naked and The Dead - Mailer
The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
The Chronicles of Narnia - Lewis
Hardball - Matthews
Beyond Good and Evil - Nietzsche
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Joyce
Huckleberry Finn - Twain
Ethan Frome - Wharton
The Pleasures of the Damned - Bukowski
Swann's Way - Proust

And there are a few more that I can't remember...

And now that I've finished intellectually blowing my big warm pretentious load on the internet, what books did you read this year?
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#4
I read A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, as well as a bitchload of textbooks, if that counts. Of course the latter not by choice.
#5
The Brothers Karamazov
Catch 22
Every book Kurt Vonnegut Junior ever wrote (to my knowledge)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Crime and Punishment
Lolita
Ulysses
The Iliad
The Oddessy
1984
Brave new world
Olliver Twist
Dune
....I read so many books, there is now way I'm keeping this list up
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#6
Burned - Ellen Hopkins
Crank - Ellen Hopkins
Glass - Ellen Hopkins
Impulse - Ellen Hopkins
Identical - Ellen Hopkins
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer (i know... )
Into The Wild - John Krakauer (I'm pretty sure that was the name of the author, book was 20x better than movie anyway... read the book before watching movie)
Flowers For Algernon - Daniel Keyes
Macbeth - Shakespeare


Lots more, just can't think right now
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#8
Not sure if it was entirely this year, but in generalities,

The Eragon series - Freaking awesome. Movie does not do it justice at all. A case of same name, entirely different story

The Halo novels - Great books on their own. Makes you appreciate the Halo universe a little more.

Not Twilight - For obvious reasons.

The Pit - Counts as reading for me.

And many other novels I'm too lazy to remember.

But please note: I did not finish reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because, quite frankly, the book sucked.
I did manage, however, to get a passing grade on the essay test for the book.
Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes

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#9
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Not sure if it was entirely this year, but in generalities,

The Eragon series - Freaking awesome. Movie does not do it justice at all. A case of same name, entirely different story

The Halo novels - Great books on their own. Makes you appreciate the Halo universe a little more.

Not Twilight - For obvious reasons.

The Pit - Counts as reading for me.

And many other novels I'm too lazy to remember.

But please note: I did not finish reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because, quite frankly, the book sucked.
I did manage, however, to get a passing grade on the essay test for the book.


Eragon is a great series, i finished brisingr awhile ago... too lazy to add to my list... It's a really well written novel/trilogy.
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Eragon is a great series, i finished brisingr awhile ago... too lazy to add to my list... It's a really well written novel/trilogy.


At first I thought I would hate it, but after reading the first book I freaking loved it.

Finally a fantasy writer who puts some thought into his stories who isn't Tolkein!

Cannot wait for the last book!

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Flowers For Algernon - Daniel Keyes


And this story is awesome.
I recommend it to anyone who likes awesomeness.
Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes

And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside
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Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast


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#11
i'll list the ones i can think of right now. some of these were for school, and some for my own leisure.


The Gunslinger-Stephen King
Drawing of the Three-Stephen King
State of Fear-Michael Crichton
The Terminal Man-Michael Crichton
I Am America (And So Can You)-Stephen Colbert
Stories of Freedom in Black New York-Shane White
Rebecca's Revival-John Sensbach
Pere Goriot-Honoré de Balzac
The Autobiography of Malcolm X-Malcolm X and Alex Haley
The Souls of Black Folk-W.E.B. Du Bois
The Kite Runner-Khaled Hosseini
The Places in Between-Rory Stewart


and i'm sure there are a few i am forgetting.
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At first I thought I would hate it, but after reading the first book I freaking loved it.

Finally a fantasy writer who puts some thought into his stories who isn't Tolkein!

Cannot wait for the last book!


And this story is awesome.
I recommend it to anyone who likes awesomeness.


I'm not gonna spoil it... but Charlie made me cry lol
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I'm not gonna spoil it... but Charlie made me cry lol


It was actually a really sad story...

Algernon kicked ass
Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes

And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside
that shotgun barrel that's about to make me bleed

Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast


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#15
+1 for everyone who mentioned Flowers for Algernon. i'm not fond of really soft stuff, but i almost shed a tear with this book
#16
all of the dark tower series
catcher in thye rye
lord of the flies
1984
the stand
the green mile
macbeth
and more i cant remember at the moment
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+1 for everyone who mentioned Flowers for Algernon. i'm not fond of really soft stuff, but i almost shed a tear with this book


I really loved they way it was written. You can tell the author knew to some extent what Charlie went through, maybe because he had a relative or something with disabilities. This book actually changed the way i percept things, and now i take a totally different approach on certain people...
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#18
The Return of the Native
All the Pretty Horses
A Clockwork Orange (re-read)
The Alchemist
The Outsiders (re-read)
The Bell Jar (re-read)
Dracula
Ethan Frome (re-read)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (re-read twice)

There are probably some that I'm forgetting, stuff that I read in AP Lit last school year.

I'm currently re-reading Wuthering Heights.
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#19
Oh man I don't even know...

I don't remember any previous to late August...

Stolen Innocence
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Angela's Ashes
'Tis
We Were the Mulvaneys
Under the Banner of Heaven
Ishmael
Into the Wild
The Future of Life
Our Stolen Future
The Bean Trees
A Million Little Pieces

That's all I can remember for now.

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+1 for everyone who mentioned Flowers for Algernon. i'm not fond of really soft stuff, but i almost shed a tear with this book

Read it in 8th grade, wasn't fond of it.
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#20
I'm not going to try to remember all that I read this year, but some memorable ones were Gatsby, Hamlet and The Bell Jar.
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#21
Brisingr
The Shining
Dirt Music
Seven Ancient Wonders
Romeo & Juliet
Magician
The Crooked Letter
The Catcher in The Rye
Goddess
Myrren's Gift
Temple
Ice Station


Can't remember any more.
#23
Didn't have much time for reading this year (or this semester at least), mostly read text books/ excerpts of books because it's impossible to read them in their entirety given time constraints, which often really annoyed me and leaves me with a really long reading list. Excluding what all that bs that I had to read for research papers, this is what I've read since September (leaving out poetry of course, that would take way to long to compile)

Moby dick - Melville
The missionary position - Hitchens
why we act canadian - Berton
the invasion of canada - Berton
flames across the border - Berton
The picture of dorian gray - Wilde
the metamorphosis - Kafka
the shape of things - Labute
the odyssey - Homer
waiting for godot - Beckett
The canterbury tales - Chaucer
The epic of gilgamesh
Various dialogues + the republic - Plato
A history of western philosophy - Russell

+ the couple books that I read in the beginning of the year during high school (obviously a lot less here)
The taming of the shrew - Shakes
Othello - Shakes
The Illiad - Homer
La Nausée - Sartre
Le Mythe de Sysiphe - Camus
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#25
Magician
Silverthorn
A Darkness at Sethanon

Daughter of the Empire
Servant of the Empire
Mistress of the Empire

Prince of the Blood
The Kings Buccaneer

Shadow of a Dark Queen
Rise of a Merchant Prince
Rage of a Demon King
Shards of a Broken Crown

Krondor the Betrayal
Krondor the Assassins
Krondor Tear of the Gods

Talon of the Silver Hawk
King of Foxes
Exiles Return

Flight of the Nighthawks
Into a Dark Realm

All the books are from Raymond E Feist, i've read them all about 2 or 3 times now
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#26
las batallas en el desierto - jose emilio pacheco
animal farm - george orwell
momo - something engels i think
the dharma bums - jack kerouac
aura - carlos fuentes
navegaciones y regresos - pablo neruda (poems and odes)
and a **** load more poems.

thats an accomplishment to me, i dont really read much even though i love writing.
#27
I feel kinda bad I barely read any this year

I read parts of books, but I'm going to read more next year New Year's Resolution

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#28
Catcher in the rye
A lesson before dying
The great gatsby

^ School
This boy's life
Old man and the sea
Ender's game (f***ing great book.)

Also in school the Odyssey but I hardly understood it because of it being so boring so I sparknoted + listened to Symphony X... (If you listen to them you'll know.)
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#29
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
The Long Valley - John Steinbeck
Master Harold and the Boys - Athol Fugard


That's about it. I don't have the time or motivation to read except when I have to for school.
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I feel kinda bad I barely read any this year

I read parts of books, but I'm going to read more next year New Year's Resolution


Same here

I recently finished The Final Reckoning by Sam Bourne and have just started Duma Key by Stephen King.

I would also like to read the new James Bond.
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A Separate Peace - John Knowles
The Long Valley - John Steinbeck
Master Harold and the Boys - Athol Fugard


That's about it. I don't have the time or motivation to read except when I have to for school.


SUCH a good book...
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#33
'The Road' - Cormac McCarthy
'No Country For Old Men' - Cormac McCarthy
'Blood Meridian' - Cormac McCarthy
'Child of God' - Cormac McCarthy
'Far From The Madding Crowd' - Thomas Hardy
'War and Peace' - Leo Tolstoy
'Hard Times' - Charles Dickens
'Great Expectations' - Charles Dickens
'The Fire Next Time' - James Baldwin
'Vathek' - William Beckford
'Mrs Dalloway' - Virginia Woolf
'The Turn of the Screw' - Henry James
'The Woman Warrior' - Maxine Hong Kingston
'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' - Robert M. Pirsig
First 4 books of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
'Making Money' - Terry Pratchett
#34
Sex and the Single Vampire by some crappy author whose name I can't remember.

It was supposed to be a romance novel.

Funniest/crappiest book EVAR.
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#35
Roadmarks - Zelazny
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Rowling
Picnic on the Side of the Road - Strugazky brothers
Some book by Carol Berg
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All the books are from Raymond E Feist, i've read them all about 2 or 3 times now


I've read all those, gotta love them. I can't remember everything I've read this year but some highlights were...

Terry Pratchett-Going Postal and Making Money
Patrick Maber-Closer
Hunter S. Thompson-Hell's Angels
Max Brooks-The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z
Mervyn Peake-Gormenghast
Tom Holt-The Paul Carpenter trilogy
The complete works of Samuel Beckett (for about the twentieth time.)
The complete works of Sarah Kane (again, for about the twentieth time.)
Shakespeare-Taming of the Shrew
Tony Kushner-Angels in America part 2
Various plays by Jez Butterworth, Joe Penhall, Mark Ravenhill, Martin McDonagh, Judy Upton, Martin Crimp and Howard Barker.
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#37
Off the top of my head:

All the Pretty Horses-Cormac McCarthy
Ask The Dust- John Fante
Road to Los Angeles- John Fante
Dreams from Bunker Hill- John Fante
Wait until Spring Bandini- John Fante
The Chronicles- Bob Dylan
Factotum- Charles Bukowski
Malibu Stork Nightmares- Irvine Welsh
Homage to Catalonia- George Orwell
Songs of the Doomed- Hunter S Thompson
Dharma Bums- Jack Keroauc
The Big Sur- Jack Keroauc
Naked Lunch- William Burroughs
American Psycho (Half of it...but thought it sucked) Brett Easton Ellis
Locked in the arms of a crazy life- Howard Sounes
Across the River and into the Trees (half of it)- Ernest Hemmingway

I am sure I have forgotten some though.
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Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky
A Doll's House - Ibsen
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Hamlet - Shakespeare
The Stranger - Camus
Poisonwood Bible - Kingsolver
All the Pretty Horses - McCarthy
Siddhartha - Hesse
The Glass Menagerie - Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire - Williams
Answered Prayers - Capote
Other Voices, Other Rooms - Capote
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Wilde
The Bell Jar - Plath
The Sound and the Fury -Faulkner
Long Day's Journey into Night - O'Neill
Women as Lovers - Jelinek
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - Albee
Frankenstein - Shelly
The Jungle - Sinclaire
The Metamorphosis - Kafka
The Stoker - Kafka
Oedipus Rex - Sophocles
Lolita - Nabokov
The Naked and The Dead - Mailer
The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
The Chronicles of Narnia - Lewis
Hardball - Matthews
Beyond Good and Evil - Nietzsche
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Joyce
Huckleberry Finn - Twain
Ethan Frome - Wharton
The Pleasures of the Damned - Bukowski
Swann's Way - Proust

And there are a few more that I can't remember...

And now that I've finished intellectually blowing my big warm pretentious load on the internet, what books did you read this year?


I've read the bolded ones this year and am intending to read the underlined ones. Good taste sir.

I've read a bunch of other ones I can't be bothered to list right now.
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Ex-drummer - Herman Brusselmans
De Aanslag - Harry Mullisch (or something like that)
The Hobbit - Tolkien (again)
Lord of the Rings - Tolkien (again)
Harry Potter books - Rowling (again)
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