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Books/ Summer Reading

Postby catgod » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:30 pm

Already started this a couple weeks ago but forget to post in this thread but
I'mma read all my fav books/books I should've read from my youth over the summer since I'm going off to college

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

I <3 dystopia's

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Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Feed - Matthew Tobin Anderson
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
No Country For Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy (McCarthy is a genius)
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
A Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami (a book about cats)
Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand (has anyone read part 2?)
Curtain - Agatha Christie (I've been holding off this one, it's Poirot's last case ;__;)
Lord of The Rings Series - J.R.R. Tolkien

and of course
Harry Potter Series - J. K. Rowling

Also, I have a goodreads that I badly need to update https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/18482757-nikki
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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby ZephyrStar » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:27 pm

I have to applaud this list, there are some great things on here.

Here's some random good stuff off the top of my head :bear:

+ Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (this is probably my favorite book ever)
+ Crime & Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
+ Poems of Robert Frost <3
+ Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby Copycat_Revolver » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:22 pm

ZephyrStar wrote:+ Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (this is probably my favorite book ever)
Amen.

Since I am still unable to play video games or edit, my primary time wasters, I've been spending pretty much all of my free time these past few months writing and reading. Here's a few of my favorites that haven't already been mentioned (In no particular order):

You Poor Monster - Michael Kun
The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon - Tom Spanbauer
Now Is The Hour - Tom Spanbauer (I love this man)
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
Kiss Me, Judas - Will Christopher Baer (and the other two Phineas Poe books)
Dermaphoria - Craig Clevenger
Anything Amy Hempel has ever written
Clown Girl - Monica Drake

Currently reading Generation A by Douglas Coupland.
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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby Fire_Starter » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:04 pm

A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking

Physics of the Impossible - Michio Kaku

The Giver - Lois Lowry

Storming Intrepid - Payne Harrison
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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby MycathatesyouAMV » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:05 pm

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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby Jadecavy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:19 am

chit wrote:A Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

But that's not Oryx and Crake
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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby Hagaren Viper » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:01 am

Gonna try and finish off the last couple of books in the Redwall series. I haven't finished a book in quite a bit, it's kinda nice.

Doomwyte, The Sable Quean, and The Rogue Crew - Brian Jacques
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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby CodeZTM » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:50 am

Last month I read World War Z and it was a really interesting combination of stories. Not at all what I was expecting, and it was a great read. :up:
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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby Taite » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:37 pm

Except for McCarthy and Catcher in the Rye, I need to read all those books too. I'll just write these down :p Catcher in the Rye I just read this year though, and it's absolutely, 100%, my favorite book. As for me, I just bought the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire and will start it tonight. My sister's been reading it for years and after all this hype from the series, I just have to read it.
Something perhaps to add to your list: Ordinary People by Judith Guest.
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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby catgod » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:21 pm

ZephyrStar wrote:I have to applaud this list, there are some great things on here.

Here's some random good stuff off the top of my head :bear:

+ Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (this is probably my favorite book ever)
+ Crime & Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
+ Poems of Robert Frost <3
+ Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson


Thanks Chris ^__^
I've been meaning to read Catch 22 and Crime & Punishment they always slip outta my mind. But I haven't read poetry since like Shel Silverstein came out with something lol I do like Frost though so might give it a go!


Copycat_Revolver wrote:Now Is The Hour - Tom Spanbauer (I love this man)
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
Clown Girl - Monica Drake


Added!

Fire_Starter wrote:A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking


Always wanted to read something from Hawking, added!

Fire_Starter wrote:The Giver - Lois Lowry


Mhmm oooooh yeaahhh this book made me fall in love with dystopias I re-read it every summer, didn't even think to put it on the list because it's already a given~~

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lol haven't read a CP since "Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People" in '06, really would like to get the rest and finish 'em

CodeZTM wrote:Last month I read World War Z and it was a really interesting combination of stories. Not at all what I was expecting, and it was a great read. :up:


I've started reading it couple years back and I don't know why I never finished it :o thanks, Code!

Taite wrote:Something perhaps to add to your list: Ordinary People by Judith Guest.


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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby Ileia » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:24 pm

Every Star Wars book. I got a couple or a hundred if you wanna borrow them.
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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby hasteroth » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:18 pm

My summer reading list?
In order:
The Shadow Rising
The Fires of Heaven
Lord of Chaos
A Crown of Swords
The Path of Daggers
Winter's Heart
Crossroads of Twilight
Knife of Dreams
The Gathering Storm
Towers of Midnight
A Memory of Light

(All part of the same series :D)
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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby Miaka999 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:22 pm

Radical Abundance-How a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization by K. Eric Drexler
GRE book since I graduated recently from college and get my masters
Subliminal-How your unconscious mind rules your behavior by Leonard Mlodinow
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Re: Books/ Summer Reading

Postby SacredArrow18 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:47 pm

I am reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels on my kindle fire.
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