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here's what i have on my shelf:

kurt vonnegut: slaughterhouse five, breakfast of champions, the sirens of titan, cats cradle
jack kerouac: on the road
albert camus: the stranger
chuck palahniuk: choke
aldous huxley: brave new world, island, point counter point, the doors of preception, heaven and hell
ernest hemingway: the old man and the sea, a farewell to arms
seamus heaney: beowulf
thomas harris: the silence of the lambs
joseph heller: catch 22
hunter s. thompson: fear and loathing in las vegas
william faulkner: as i lay dying
anthony burgess: a clockwork orange
george orwell: 1984, animal farm
dan brown: angels and demons, the da vinci code
j.d. salinger: the catcher in the rye
ken kesey: one flew over the cuckoo's nest
mark twain: tom sawyer
j.r.r. tolkien: the hobbit, lord of the rings (all 3), the silmarillion
jane austen: pride and prejudice (had to read it for ap lit)
chaim potok: davita's harp (also had to read this for ap lit)
louis sachar: holes
j.k. rowling: harry potter (all 7)

i also have some random fantasy books i used to read when i was younger too, but no one probably cares about those.

that's all i have on my shelf. what you guys got?
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Harry Potter 1,2,3 and 7.

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everything by raymond E. Feist and some of the books in wheel of time series by Robert jordan.. ALL I NEED!
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Too many books to list. A lot of them are textbooks.
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Art & Lutherie
The Marvel Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments and Composers
Pioneers of Psychology

and like 20 Guitar Player magazines

I don't own many books. Usually if I wanna read, I'll get one from the library.
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just the last few books in the order i've read them:

Frank peretti and ted dekker: house
john irving: the world according to garp
alexandre dumas: the count of monte cristo (great book)
j.d. salinger: the catcher in the rye
michael crichton: timeline
dan brown: deception point
ken kesey: one flew over the cuckoos nest
oscar wilde: the picture of dorian gray
hg wells: the invisible man
Geroge orwell: animal farm
john steinbeck: cannery row
Robert Louis Stevenson: Kidnapped

edit: can i borrow someones 1984? lol
LOTR Series and The Hobbit. (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Macigian's Nephew (C.S. Lewis)
Left Behind (Lahaye Jenkins)
Red Wall (Brian Jaques)
Bible (God)
The Giver, The Messenger and Gathering Blue (Lewis Lowery)
Piercing the Darkness (Frank Peretti)

I get most of my books from the library, which is why I don't have a huge collection.
You must be really commited to showing off on the internet to actually bother to write down all those.
Douglar Adams- The five Hitchhikers books, The Salmon of Doubt
Isaac Asimov- Foundation's Edge
Colbert- I am America (and so can you!)
Henry Beard- Bored of the Rings
Michael Crichton- State of Fear
Roald Dahl- Short Stories
Charles Dickens- David Copperfield, Hard Times
Dr. Seuss- The Cat in the Hat Beginner Dictionary (ftw)
Bill Watterson- Something under the bed is drooling
John Grisham-A Painted House, Pelican Brief, Rainmaker
JRR Tolkien- The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings (all 3), The Silmarillion
Jules Verne- Around the world in 80 days
Leo Tolstoy- War and Peace
Dostoevsky- Crime and Punishment, The Idiot
Gregory David Roberts- Shantaram

That's only my shelf, though. Downstairs we have a room almost exclusively for books with over 2000 of them

Edit: I forgot
Robert Pirsig- Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance
Anthony Kiedis- Scar Tissue
A few yearbooks
and various guitar related books
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a bunch of books on C++, Java and Flash...and Physics...thats about it
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You must be really commited to showing off on the internet to actually bother to write down all those.

my computer is write by book shelf. it took 2 minutes at the most. all i have to do is look up.
Lets just list all the books we have read. If i listed my whole shelf i would take up three pages of the thread.
Hitchhikers' Guide series by Douglas Adams
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Collected Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges
The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes
The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Harry Potter 1-7 by J.K. Rowling
The Stand by Stephen King
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Caesar: A Biography by Christian Meier
Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter (I'm reading this right now; it's my Everest)
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
1984 by George Orwell
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Once and Future King by T.H. White
A bunch of guitar books
A whole ****-ton of Star Wars books by various authors
My EE textbooks

I know that I'm missing some, but I'm at my college apartment and I only brought some of them.
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I'm up away from home/storage so I don't have many of them here. Yay for charity shops

There's a lower shelf but it's all big art books.
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a few random+the last 5 Cirque du freak books. Two books in the Demonata series.

I haven't bought a physical book since I was 15.

Though I did read ever work of fiction in my highschool library, and took several creative writing and college english classes. Had to read shit like catcher in the rye and brave new world. I liked those two, but there were another two we had to read for class I didn't like, I don't remember what they were.
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AMEB Piano for leisure 3rd-5th grade book 1
AMEB Piano for leisure 6th grade book 2
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I don't re-read novels so I dump them all in a box and a few times a year give it all to Oxfam, unless anyone I know would like to read something. Can't really remember what is up there now/.

I do have about 900 comic books/graphic novels though on a big shelving unit and have a spreadsheet index for everything.

Also have 2 waist high stacks of books and comics next to my desk that I haven't read.

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The last time I cataloged this (2 years ago) I had about 2000 books. They are all at my parents' house. I have 371 ebooks.

This is what I currently have in my bookshelf. There a few more stacked around my desk.

Also, does anyone think TS in this thread may have been a bit pretentious?
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The last time I cataloged this (2 years ago) I had about 2000 books.

I find that genuinely awesome

I 'only' have around 250 or so books, but when I was younger, my mom used to have well in excess of 5000 in our attic. It was wonderful just being surrounded by that many books, even if I didn't plan on reading most of them.
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Also, does anyone think TS in this thread may have been a bit pretentious?

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I have like 3 bookshelves full in my bedroom, and a bunch of other stuff boxed up and out of the way.

The stack of textbooks I have left over from being an undergrad is only about 2 feet high, though.
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Between me and my wife, we have way too many. It's mostly philosophy, psychology, and counseling theory stuff with the classics thrown in.
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I buy a lot of erotica from Soho, London.
I also buy Guns N' Roses books and treasure my one Jimi Hendrix book.
I like the works of Edgar Allan Poe and am fast becoming a Jules Verne fan, I've just read Around the World in Eighty Days (kinda glad that I did), I'm now reading Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
I've pretty much bought all the books that I've heard about, even books I've wanted out of print I've sourced online.. A lot of these books though, are books that I found in bookshops that I'd never heard of but thought it was cool, like this one Guns N' Roses book in early 2010 I bought called Reckless Road I found in Foyles (I mainly use 2 book shops; Soho Original Bookshop and Foyles); I liked it, bought it, THEN after a month I saw videos on YouTube of it being promoted recommended to me, a lot, this book was big, but I was like 'I've already got it/good book'.. Same thing with that Slash An Intimate Portrait, I saw that in Soho Original Bookshop (they also sell books about music and are heavy on the rock music books, as well as selling erotica etc)((I like it))..
I bought it, never heard of it before, cool book.
I guess I wouldn't mind a copy of Dracula by Bram Stoker and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.... Hardback copies preferably.
Also, what's this book called The Satanic Bible? - I wouldn't mind that; not really for the spells portion though.
I have a King James Holy Bible, that somebody had given me.
I also have this hardbacked Hare Krishna book that somebody had given to me and my first gf on our first date when I was 19, it's a cool looking book, I still haven't read it even though it's around.
I wouldn't mind adding a copy of Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Daniken too maybe.
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this is the most recent pic i have of my bookshelf but it's pretty outdated (from the first of April)
i would take an updated pic with all the stuff i've got since then, but it's not like the shelf got any bigger. now there are just more books stacked up in front of the others so it'd be a shittier pic anyway
i've really only bought like 20 more since then

not really any non-fiction at all bc i'm not some boring nerd


your collection is HNNGGGGGG i have the exact same paperback of fight club a book every man needs to read

i have way too many books on my shelf (homemade shelf by the way) i can't name even half of them without breaking the second page lol
but my collection consists mostly of Stephen King and Michael Creighton hardbacks and paperbacks (congo, jurrasic park, etc)

the harry potter novels take up a good chunk of space as well,
and I have some classics in their like black hawk down by mark bowden, kite runner, hannibal, cormac mcarthy novels, anthem by ayn rand, etc
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yeah stephen king is pretty much all i read, and i am okay with that
with other hobbies and stuff (especially gaming) i don't have a huge amount of time for reading, and i've always loved king and found his stuff entertaining, so i am content with just reading his stuff

the few non-king things in there are ones i bought and read while still in high school (minus Catch-22 and Atlas Shrugged; didn't like either of them)
A copy of 1984 that I think I've now lost.

I think that's it.
i don't really have a collection i just buy whatever, read it and then donate it
I've got a bookshelf that I filled up and then continued to put books in front of other books because I ran out of room.

Like 50 something are Star Wars books. I was on a pretty big Star Wars kick for a while. The rest are mostly series in the fantasy genre.
Harry Potter (the first 4 books are missing. don't remember who borrowed them)
Lord of the Rings, hobbit, silmarillion
Chronicles of Narnia
Song of Fire and Ice
Wheel of Time
The Black Company
Malazan Book of the Fallen
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
couple of others

So a little over 100

Was reading through some of the older posts

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