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ok i made my new years resolution yesterday, im gonna read more. so im making a book list which i MUST finish before the year is out. so far ive got:

1984
Animal Farm
LOTR Trilogy
Burmese Days
Life Of Pi
Ross O Carl Kelly
Catcher In The Rye

i havent read much so contributions are much appreciated, thanks
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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon. You will thank me.

And "Boy's Life" by Robert R. McCammon. Longish, but well worth it.

And you already have Catcher in the Rye on there, so good job.
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IT by Stephen King. Fantastic.

+1

Also, read Hogfather by Terry Pratchett if at some point you want something quick and lighthearted to read. It looks like it would take perhaps a few days to finish, but it goes very fast, and is just a nice read.

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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon. You will thank me.

And "Boy's Life" by Robert R. McCammon. Longish, but well worth it.

And you already have Catcher in the Rye on there, so good job.


I read the Curious Incident book, and perhaps it was the hype I'd already heard about it, but it was a bit of a letdown for me.
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Brave New World
In Cold Blood
Fight Club
Invisible Monsters
A Clockwork Orange
The Kite Runner

They're all terrific books. I really suggest you check them out.
#8
Wild Swans by Jung Chang


im reading it for one of my history classes, Far East in Modern Times.


ive only read the first 3 chapters so far, but its awesome.
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Don't waste your time with Animal Farm.
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Don't waste your time with Animal Farm.


Are you kidding me? It is a wonderful book. Extremely well written and a great read. It will take no time at all to read it, too.
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Silent Bob Speaks - Kevin Smith.
It's not a story, or intelligent or anything like that. Damn funny though.
And everyone must read The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks.
The only other one I'd reccommend is The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. The film sucks arse, but the book is amazing.
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haha i read animal farm, damn those pigs
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#13
Woo! Yay! I made a deal with myself to read 1984/Animal Farm/Catcher in the Rye/Life of Pi and Im about halfway through Pi now so I think I'll be checking out a few of these too.

I personally really enjoyed Eragon and Eldest.
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Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
On Beauty - Zadie Smith

these books are effing brilliant
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Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
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Brave New World
In Cold Blood
Fight Club
Invisible Monsters
A Clockwork Orange
The Kite Runner

They're all terrific books. I really suggest you check them out.


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#17
as long as you made the list because you want to read for interest and not because you felt you needed to

i'd possibly suggest reading the hobbit before you start the LOTR trilogy, just as an appetiser for the main story, its shorter and still feels very much like LOTR.
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umm

teh HARRY POTTERZ??!?!!?

hahaa.

but i will be getting Deathly Hallows
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#19
If you enjoy 1984 & Animal Farm... then read Burmese Days and Coming Up For Air by George Orwell also.

Hell, don't stop there, read Keep The Aspidistra Flying and The Clergyman's Daughter... Orwell is my all-time favourite author<3

Also...

Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer
All Quiet On The Western Front (my favourite non-Orwell book) by Erich Remarque

I think I'm forgetting some of my other favourites, but those ones comes to mind right away.

EDIT: After re-reading your list I must have missed that you already said Burmese Days, my mistake. Awesome book if you can really understand it.
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#20
Read anything and everything by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.

My God those men make my eyes orgasm with their writing.
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IT by Stephen King. Fantastic.


is that any good?

I'd say try some Robert Ludlum and Clive Cussler
#22
The God Dellusion.....That book speaks so much truth.
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#23
The Dark Tower series by Stephen king. First book is called The Gunslinger. It's like... wow... eragon is sweet book too. bag of bones - stephen king... uhm... Dark Tower series will take a while but it's well worth it.
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Try the Ender's Game series. seriously. ah-mayzing.

Theyre by Orson Scott Card.

And its sci-fi. Great though. The first 3 will have you hooked by the intense storyline. Also it gets a little less active as the series progresses, but they're still great reads since you feel involved with the characters.
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Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
On Beauty - Zadie Smith

these books are effing brilliant

I was recommended The remains of the day by Ishiguro, but so far it's boring.
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Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks and the his dark materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
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American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
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Introducing Psychoanalysis - Sigmund Freud
1948- George Orwell
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
War and Peace - Tolstoj

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Fiesta by Ernest Hemingway
For Whom The Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S Thompson
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
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As I Lay Dying

A Farewell To Arms

Farenheit 451


If nothing else read Catcher in the Rye and Farenheit 451. They're the best piece of literature I've put my eyes to.
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#34
The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom.

It's short, but so amazing.
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Yes that was a great read as well.^^

90 Minutes in Heaven is another great one

Tuesdays with Morrie is a aboslutely fabulous book, it'll bring tears to your eyes if you have a heart.
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#36
So many good books, I needn't name any. The ones already mentioned are great.

I would, however, avoid ANYTHING by Dan Brown or anything assossiated with him. Don't look in supermarkets for books. Go to a good book story and be ambious and pick up anything that takes your fancy.
#37
im reading catcher and the rye.
its not very good, slow starting point and there isnt much to the book but its just one of thoes things in life you HAVE to read..
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The Dark Tower series by Stephen king. First book is called The Gunslinger. It's like... wow... eragon is sweet book too. bag of bones - stephen king... uhm... Dark Tower series will take a while but it's well worth it.

Definitely read this series. The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, the Wastelands, Wizards and Glass, the Wolves of the Calla, Susannah's Song, The Dark Tower.
#39
read state of fear by michael crichton, well actually any of his books (thouh i cant remember if jurassic park was any good), he challenges popular opinion with pure fact, excellent! i see you have the ross o'carrol kelly books, good stuff, they're highlarious! also id reccomend anything by michael connolly, particularly the harry bosch books, brilliant, and lastly, anything at all be neil gaiman!
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