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As summer break approaches, memories of past summers are flooding my mind. Some of these memories are of me staying up all night reading and it seems that i have not read a single book since then, mostly because i have not wanted to. Now i do and i am not sure what to read, the only books that i really want to read are harry potter books but i have read them far too many times, plus i would like a new story to read.

I am looking for some suggestions for books to read, preferably a series but if not w/e, and i dont which genre. Also, the longer the better.
#2
Read the Wheel Of Time series. Your balls will fall off...
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#3
Chuck Palahniuk books, Fight Club, Choke, Survivor, Lullaby etc
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#4
I know everybody recomends him, but I despise Chuck Palahniuk
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#6
Start with 'Flashman'. A thoroughly entertaining cad who shags, bullys and cowers his way around the British empire and beyond in the mid-to-late 1800's.
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1984
Three Cups of Tea in the Afternoon
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Pact
Arabian Nights
The Time Traveler's Wife
My Sister's Keeper
The Song of Thunder
100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed
Tao of Pooh
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Four-eyes.

I kind of want to punch you.
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Not forgetting 'Haunted'. That was great.

I've not read that one! I need to actually... You read Invisible Monsters?
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#14
a seperate peace was one book i had to read for school that i actually enjoyed. i love to read but i just have so much trouble finding a book that i can get into.
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books are gh3y...
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books are gh3y...

I didn't know books had sexual orientations.


One Hundred [?] Years of Solitude - I hear it was good
Water for Chocolate
stuff from Manil Suri
The Exorcist and some other horror classic [Salem's Lot, Rosemary's Baby]
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My Beautiful Boy: The Meth Addict -haven't read these 2 but heard it was good too
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#18
I read the book Eragon (ages before the movie, which was crap, IMO), and thought it was excellent. It's a two-parter at the moment, Eragon and Eldest, but I think the author is writing a third.
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That's what I wanted to know lol
I'm gonna' make a book list actually.
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#21
Know of any similar writers to Chuck? Actually.... gimme any, I'm feelin quite open (not in that way)
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Know of any similar writers to Chuck? Actually.... gimme any, I'm feelin quite open (not in that way)

Don't really know any that similar to Chuck but I recommend looking into some of Mark Z. Danielewski's novels, they can be a pleasure to read. Also if you haven't already try reading Hunter S. Thompson's 'Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas'.
#23
^My mate's obsessed with the film of that, might give it a try.
I'm trying to get into Farenheight 451 at the mo but my attention span doesnt seem to agree with it.
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#25
House of Leaves
It's ABSOLUTELY the trippiest book ever written.
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#26
Watchmen -- Alan Moore.

It's a graphic novel... but can you say mind****?

V for Vendetta, also by Alan Moore. Much better than the movie too, imo.
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It's ABSOLUTELY the trippiest book ever written.


Im about halfway through, excellent book and very very trippy!
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I just read:

Ishmael - Daniel Quinn
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

both excellent. I highly recommend.
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Don't really know any that similar to Chuck but I recommend looking into some of Mark Z. Danielewski's novels, they can be a pleasure to read. Also if you haven't already try reading Hunter S. Thompson's 'Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas'.

I really loved Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and I want to get into some more of Hunter S. Thompson's work. Any Gonzo fans have any good titles to reccomend me?
#35
Straight in with Catch 22 if the TS hasn't already read it. That book just wins.
#37
some Sci-fi and Fantasy

Dan Simmons' Illium and Olympos were amazing

Greg Keyes' Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone was a great 4 book series - The Briar King, The Charnel Prince, The Blood Knight, and The Born Queen. (ending was a bit disappointing but its worth it)

I LOVE Michael Crichton, I recommend The Andromeda Strain (no film has done it justice), State Of Fear, Timeline, Jurassic Park and The Lost World (also much better than the films)

Issac Asimov is amazing - The Stars Like Dust, The Caves Of Steel, Foundation, Foundation and Earth, Second Foundation.....

Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game was excellent

Raymond E Feist's Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master were great

and if you like Star Wars, PM me. I've read 88 SW books and counting.
#38
I recommend:
Richard Hell: Both of his novels, Go Now and Godlike, are really excellent. Really gritty.
Jack Kerouac: On the Road is always a good starting point, but I really love the Subterraneans
Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Her is an excellent novel. ****ing excellent.
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray


And I second 1984 and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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#39
Look Up:

Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse 5, Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, Mother Night
Irving Welsh: Trainspotting, Glue, Porno
Craig Ferguson: Between the Bridge and The River
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise
Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo
Jonathan Safran Foer: Everything Is Illuminated
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
David Foster Wallace: Infinite Jest
Dave Eggers: You Shall Know Our Velocity, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Ian McEwan: Black Dogs, Amsterdam, Atonement, Saturday


Look up McSweeneys too, definitely some good stuff on there as well.