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Hey all. I'm going to be having a bit more free time over the coming months, and have taken to reading again. I had forgotten how great a good novel can be. I've been scouring the internet looking for suggested reading lists, but also figured I'd see if any RCFers were readers. I did a search but couldn't find any threads devoted to reading in general, so thought I'd start one!

The first book I tackled was Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. That was a fast read, and I would definitely recommend to those who like books about dystopian societies. Now I'm a few chapters into both Three Men In a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (possibly the funniest book I've ever read), and Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (don't have as good of a sense of where this one is headed)

I know A Song of Ice and Fire is very popular right now, as evidenced by the huge thread in this subforum, and I've read Game of Thrones, with plans to read the whole series in the near future if I can ever get my hands on them.

What are some of your favorite books, and what would you suggest? Doesn't have to be fiction, can be any genre!
 

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anything chuck pahlaniuk. High life by Matthew Stokoe.

I like really fucked up stuff though.
 

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Brave New World
1984
Fahrenheit 451

Simple quick reads, all. But very odd when you read them and see the profound similarities to what's going on today.
Looks like my grade 10 reading list for English.
 

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i couldnt stand farenheit 451, havent read the rest
 

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Paper Towns by John Green

Review from Amazon

"To everyone who surrounds Margo Roth Spiegelman, she is an adventurous, unconventional, and intelligent person and a highly admired someone that everyone puts on a pedestal. So when Margo sneaks into Quentin Jacobsen's room one glorious night and involves him in her crazy exploits, he can't help but feel as if a new page has been turned, and just maybe he can be a part of the marvelous Margo's life.

But the next morning all of Quentin's hopes are dashed with Margo's disappearance. Her parents and the police think this is just another one of her stunts, but Q's not so sure. Because Margo has left him a string of clues, one right after another, which just might lead him to her. But the thing is, he's not sure what he'll find.

John Green brings readers another surprising, witty, and fully honest book in Paper Towns. His writing is captivating from the very beginning as multitudes of details, no mater how large of small, flow seamlessly together. Green has a knack for highlighting the little distinguishing factors that make us human, making for more believable characters and completely enthralling book.

The mystery in Paper Towns is clever, and will leave readers scratching their heads as Q and his friends struggle to piece together the clues with some frustration and tons of humor. But the teens are just as quick to get serious as they contemplate what has actually happened to Margo and as Quentin especially comes to see her in a completely different light with a little help from the poetry of Walt Whitman.

Though Paper Towns did slow down a little bit in the middle of the book as Quentin hits a brick wall in his search, this novel is suspenseful, hilarious, and quirky, and especially appealing to the well read teen. The characters are as real as your own friends, and teens can't help but see pieces of their own lives in this amazingly candid book. Read at your own risk though--Green's works are completely addictive, and once you start, it's impossible to stop."


This book is really a good, fun adventure book. The book was aimed for teens but it is not a vampire romantic sparkly book. I dont really wanna say anymore than the review did in case I'd spoil some parts but it is one of my top 5 books. It is less than $10 and there should be some in the library nearby. Strongly recommended.
 

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The Bourne books are really good. There are 7 of them (I think) and are way better than the movies.
 

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy and other books that have to do with Middle-Earth. (Geeky I know, but I don't care) Jurassic Park. That's just from the top of my head.
 

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trying to find excerpts from high life..

Ill just tell you some of it is dealing with drug addiction i think? and he tries to become a male prostitute... theres chicks brought out into a public square, tied up, laughig nervously, no one knows whats about to happen.. they jackhammer her in her face until she dies. I think she gets it in the vag too. Also, i think he and his friend pay a couple 15 year olds to shit on them. Lots of necrophilia too. Its really really fucked up, I really recommend.
 

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Brave New World
1984
Fahrenheit 451

Simple quick reads, all. But very odd when you read them and see the profound similarities to what's going on today.
havent read brave new world but the other two are really good.

I would recommend Alas, Babylon & Escape from Bellevue as well.
 

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