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Help me add +50 books to my "Need-To-Read" book list!

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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In the year 2013 I resolve to...

- read 50 new books! :iconeagerpee:

It is absolutely necessary that you help me compile my list! :stare:

For the most part - I love anything & everything (except for non-fiction)... so I just lied. :iconteheplz: Feel free to steal some of the novel-suggestions that result from this thread...

- but I bet I'll read them before you do! :sprint:

Seriously though, what do you think I should read? List author & book titles so I'm not wondering aimlessly through cyber space. :stupidme:

:heart: *OfOneSoul

Now you may be wondering, "Why the American flag?" Cause I live in America, and I'm an American. And my favorite color is America. & all those other redneck things you expect me to say. :drunk:
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pyramids by Terry Pratchett. You'll love it. :B
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PhanThom-art Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hunger games trilogy, the original alice in wonderland and through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll, Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky, and the following I haven't read myself yet but I have high expectations of: The great gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Roadside Picnic and Perdido street stations by China MiÚville (forgot the author of roadside picnic)
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Alice In Wonderland is an excellent suggestion! I have actually never read it! :iconlachoirplz:
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Satanic-Kurloz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Try John Dies At The End and the sequel This Book Is Full Of Spiders.
They're my favorite books :D
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
John Dies At The End? That sounds very interesting - thank you for the suggestion! :huggle:
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S-Amnesia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Nineteen eighty four by George Orwell ( I loved this book, but then again, according to my friends I read a weird range of books (boring) so it may be really boring to you :S )

Summer Island by Kristin Hannah ( I read this one recently and I really like it :D )

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson ( I'm reading this one now, and it was okay, until I (accidently) read the end. Now I think it's even better C: )

I hope I've listed books that you might enjoy, instead of ones that you dislike D:
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas? That sounds very interesting. Thank you for the suggestion, darling! :huggle:
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Barsoom by Edgar Rice Burroughs
-A Princess of Mars
-The Gods of Mars
-The Warlord of Mars
-Thuvia, Maid of Mars
-The Chessmen of Mars
-The Mastermind of Mars
-Swords of Mars
-Synthetic Men of Mars
-Llana of Gathol
-John Carter of Mars

The Kiesha'ra series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes.
-Hawksong
-Snakecharm
-Falcondance
-Wolfcry
-Wyvernhail

The Millennium series by Stieg Larsson.
-The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
-The Girl Who Played with Fire
-The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton.
Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE the Kiesha'ra series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes! :iconlawooplz:

She was my favorite author in high school. :iconrubcheeksplz:
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Pianocanival Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oops... I forgot to add:

More than human by Theodore Sturgeon.
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've always meant to read Atlas Shrugged! Thank you for the suggestions! :huggle:
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Pianocanival Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip
The fountainhead and Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand (Most awesome writer)
Elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Slaughterhouse - 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami
The count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

These are the best books I've read in my life.

I'll add this two, just in case they have been translated into English or you're so much into other kind of books.

Diablo Guardian (which should be something like 'Guardian Devil' or something like that) by Xavier Velasco
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Think fast, think slow by Daniel Kahneman (not a novel, but rather a Nobel. Very interesting book).
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the suggestion, darling! :huggle:
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, it's one of my favorite horror novels :)
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Requiemthefallen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Herodotus Histories

Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar (I've heard it's a good read even if you aren't into games)

Mass Effect: Revelation (no lore or universe knowledge necessary)

I Will Wear Midnight (Discworld book)

The Looking Glass Wars (the fact I can count on my fingers the number of issues I've had with the books says a lot to how well done they are. Seriously, Beddor is good at making a fast paced, fluid adventure sci-fi/fantasy world that defies most conventions in favor of what he actually wanted.)

Wuthering Heights

And, well, I don't mean to be pretentious (or self-promotional) here, but I do have a short story if you really are just interested in reading new stuff: [link] It's perspective -- second person present, was inspired by Halting State, a really great sci-fi novel (seriously, at least read Halting State even if ye ignore my own writing. It's amazingly smart and well done).
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for all of the lovely suggestions, my dear! :iconiloveyouplz: I especially like the Mass Effect one. :eyes: And I'll be sure to check out your short story as soon as I can! :heart:
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Requiemthefallen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Np. The Mass Effect novels are good, for the most part. The most recent one that ties into ME3 had to be heavily edited due to a crap-ton of errors within the canon and universe (sometimes entire planets were opposite to their original nature, such as Palaven).

The audio version for Revelation is also brilliant. I got it for cheap and it certainly is enjoyable.
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the Mass Effect universe! Anything to do with BioWare is usually awesome though. :nod:
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Clawanimal Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A crack in the Sky by Mark Peter Hughes
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the suggestion, darling! :iconiloveyouplz:
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Clawanimal Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.

It was one of the most exciting books I've read in a while.
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I look forward to it! :iconeagerpee:
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Clawanimal Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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TortelliniPen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I usually love all of the books I read, but there are a few that everyone should read. What to choose...?

If you like Sci-fi/comedy, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series (by Douglas Adams) is a great read, and really funny, and pretty British. If you like something more serious (and heavy), the Frank Herbert's Dune series is another classic (although stay away from the sequels made after his death).

I'd second The Book Thief (Marcus Zuzak). It's truly a beautiful story, and the whole "narrated by Death" aspect becomes really poignant. If you like fantasy/YA fiction, the His Dark Materials trilogy (Phillip Pullman) is a great read, (talking armored warrior polar bears!) although his author tract against religion can become overbearing toward the end. Meanwhile, the various Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books are ubiquitous. Perhaps Twilight (shudder) too, if only because it's the most influential fantasy series since Harry Potter, even if it is pretty bad.

Pretty much any of Shakespeare's works can go here, although certain ones are more "must-read" than others (Hamlet, King Lear, etc.) I don't have too much experience with reading plays, though.

If you want something... older, you can go for works like Don Quixote (which is a pretty angry deconstruction of chivalric romances like Cyrano) or Les Miserables, although both books are doorstoppers and Les Mis can be hard to follow with the tons and tons of characters (even in the abridged versions!). Also, the Art of War is a good read, and is also quite short due to the proverb-style delivery. I got through it in about an hour and a half.

I could go on and on, but then I'd probably end up including every book I've ever read.
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have actually never read Don Quixote or The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - although I've always wanted to. :iconeagerpee: Thank you for the recommendations, my dear! :hug:
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Thilu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
All the harry potter books of course, but also "Jane Eyre" and "Wide Sargasso sea", as well as a book by Lulu Wang. I can't seem to find the name of it in english, but straight translated from the swedish title it is "The Waterlily Theatre", without a doubt the best book I have read in my life, it is very torn, never standing in my bookshelf for a long period of time. I never grow tired of it.
As I said, I can't seem to find it in english but I'll tell you a bit about the plot then you could try to google it, it is about Lian (her name means waterlily in chinese) and here fate during china's modern history, during the culture revolution. I will not tell you more than that but really, it is my absolute favorite and has always been. Read it!
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The Waterlily Theatre? Sounds lovely! :iconiloveyouplz: Thank you for the suggestions, darling! :iconsupertighthugplz:
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Thilu Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're so welcome sweetie!
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Thilu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hm just realised that you said non-fiction, do you mean that it just shouldn't be based on a true story or that it should be like weird stuff that actually doesnt happen? XD These are not true stories I believe, but well they are quite realistic ^^
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Writer
City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, and City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Delirium and Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
The Rangers Apprentice Series by John Flanagan

I'll post more some other time XD But I just gave you like, 21 books XD There are 10 in the Rangers Apprentice Series.

Do you have a Goodreads?
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've actually never read any of these books. ^^; And no... I actually don't know what Goodreads is. :shrug: Thank you for the suggestions, darling! :iconlachoirplz:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Writer
They are all amazing books :D

Goodreads is a site where you put books you've read, and you can find other books. I have one; had it since like, 2009, and it's the best place ever. Go check it out, and tell me if you make a profile :D
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the suggestion, sweetheart! :iconiloveyouplz:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome :huggle:
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Kitenster Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
OOoh I'm looking forward to reading more books so you don't mind if I stalk wander around here?

Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson series
Kane Chronicles

Gordon Korman
Griffin Bing series

Erin Hunter
Warriors series
Seekers series
Survivors series

James Patterson
Maximum Ride series
Daniel X series
Alex Cross series

Alyson Noel
The Immortals series
The Riley Bloom series

Hilari Bell
Farsala series

Henry H. Neff
The Tapestry series

Catherine Fisher
Relic Master series
Incarceron and Sapphique

Gary Paulsen
The Hatchet/Brian series
Woods Runner

Christopher Paolini
The Inheritance Cycle

J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit
Lords of the Rings series

Tamora Pierce
Protector of the Small Quartet
Song of the Lioness quartet
The Immortals quartet
The Circle of Magic quartet
The Circle Opens quartet
The Will of the Empress
Melting Stones
Terrier
Bloodhound
Mastiff


and too many to list....:iconteheplz:
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ooooo - thank you for the long list of reads, my dear! And feel free to stalk your way through the lists. :+devwatch:
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sishonk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Read Origin by Jessica Khoury, it's really good, I just finished reading it.
It's about a girl who is immortal and she faces problems with emotional attachments to a boy or people who raised her. She lives in the Tropical Rain Forest, but she is fenced in. She is keep content with in the fence by learning a lot of things, advanced science and math and some art, she has perfect memory ( comes with her being immortal).
I explain it badly, it's a lot better then my explaining and I left out a lot of things like the fact she is basically a science experiment and everyone raising her are scientist
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oooooo... :jawdrop: That sounds right up my alley! I'll be adding it to my Need-to-Read List. Thanks, sweetheart! :iconbrohugplz:
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sishonk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Glad to be in service
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leabharlann Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"The Night Circus," Erin Morgenstern... Prose that reads like poetry. :)

"The Book Thief," Markus Zusak... A story of Nazi Germany narrated by Death.

"Life of Pi," Yann Martel... It was a great book before it was a movie. *puts on hipster sunglasses*

"Finnikin of the Rock," Melina Marchetta... A finely-woven tale that takes on gender issues, cultural identity, and spirituality... which might sound awful, but is so, so not.
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Those are all great recommendations, darling! And I haven't read any of them! :dummy: I actually met Markus Zusak. My arm was broken at the time and he signed my cast. :iconteheplz:
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leabharlann Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WAT

:D awesome. hope you enjoy!
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edarlin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
In The Woods by Tana French
Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
John Dies at the End by David Wong
Whitethorn by Bryce Courtenay
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells
Pavane by Keith Roberts
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

That's a wide variety of genres, book length, and writing styles, so you ought to find one you like there.
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oooo - thank you for the list sweetie. I especially like the Thomas Harris recommendation. :iconlachoirplz:
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revampyre Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Redeeming Grace by Erin Sinnott. I can NOT stress enough how beautiful and touching this book is (:
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll definitely have to check it out! Thank you for the suggestion, darling! :iconbrohugplz:
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Nenril-Tf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So let's start with the classic:

1984 Orwell
Animal Farm Orwell
Fahrenhenit 451 Bradbury
The Lord of the Flyes Goldwing
Frankenstein Shelley
Mcbeth Shakespeare
Midsummer Night Dream Shakespear
Hamlet Shakespear
Il Fu Mattia Pascal Pirandello
Il Castello dei destini Incrociati Calvino
Se una Notte d'Inverno un Viaggiatore Calvino
Girnata di una Scrutatore Calvino
Palomar Calvino
Cyrano de Bergrac Ronstard
La Nausee Sartre
Hius Clos Sartre
Madame Bovary Flauberts
Pere Goriot Balzac
The Lord of the Rings Tolkien
The Hobbit Tolkien
Silmarillion Tolkien
Roverandom Tolkien
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Tolkien
Les Fleurs du Mal Baudelaire
Canti Leopardi
The Picture of Dorian Gray Wilde
The Happy Prince and Other Tales Wilde
Salome Wilde
Flatland Abbot
Peter Pan Barry
Alice in Wonderland Dogson
Metamorphoses Ovidio
Metamorphoses Apuleio
Metamorphoses Kafka


35 books, if you have some questions or you want some more books, just ask.
I only suggest you the classic, if you want something more complex or "new", just ask :)
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I will admit that I've read a lot of these... but thank you for The Picture of Dorian Gray recommendation...

AND I LOVE YOU FOR RECOMMENDING CYRANO DE BERGERAC! That is literally my favorite play of all time. :iconlachoirplz:
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Nenril-Tf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
it's my favourite love story...uhm...try to read something from Pennac so :)
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