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    What's on your reading list?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by WriterDude, Jun 21, 2011.

    We are all writers (I assume), and so I would assume a lot of us read a lot. So just for curiosity, what's on your reading list? Mine is a big bigger than I could want, but here goes...

    Currently reading: Harlan Coben - Caught

    Readling list:

    Jane Jensen - Millenium Rising
    Jane Jensen - Gabriel Knight: Sins of the fathers
    Stephen Laws - Specter
    Stephen Laws - Somewhere south of midnight
    Dean Koontz - Midnight
    Michael Crichton - Pirate latitude
    Steve Berry - The Alexandria link
    Mia James - By midnight
    Laurell K. Hamilton - Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter: Guilty pleasures
    Andy McDermott - Temple of the gods (not out until early next year, but definitely on my reading list)
    P.C. and Kristin Cast - House of Night 9 (I've pre-ordered already)

    There's tons more, but these will do for now. I hope. :p
     
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    Well currently I have the following queued up:

    Eona the Last Dragon Eye
    Hyperspace
    The Sorceress
    Born of Shadows

    I can never seem to find the time.
     
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    I don't have a reading list, really, but I've been thinking about reading Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, as well as continuing on Stephen King's Dark Tower series.
     
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    First three are for summer reading then the last two I should be done with by Nov/Dec, depending on how big Paolini's is.

    Lord of the Flies - William Golding
    Count of Monte Cristo (abridged) - Alexandre Dumas
    Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
    The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
    Waiting for Inheritance (last book of Eragon series; read all three, just seems right to finish them). - Christopher Paolini
     
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    If you want to read Alice in Wonderland (or Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, to be precise), don't forget Through the looking glass. And for that matter, what about A new Alice in old Wonderland? ;)
     
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    If you are looking for something modern, I really enjoyed, "The Looking Glass Wars". You should check them out.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendations, guys =) I'll look into it!
     
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    I have a couple of Harlan Coben books lying around the house, and I think he's quite popular in America, but i've never really had the enthusiasm to read them. Just never really caught my imagination. Is he any good? Would you recommend him? Thanks :)
     
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    Borges-labyrinths
    Jonathan Safran Foer-Tree of Codes
    Mark Z. Danielewski- The Fifty Year Sword (if the price ever comes down)
     
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    I printed out the list of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels and I've made a lot of progress on it.
     
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    On my reading "to do" list (both fiction and non-fiction):

    "Incognito" (David Eagleman) - currently reading
    "The Theory That Would Not Die" (Sharon Bertsch McGrayne)
    "Descartes Bones" (Russell Shorto)
    "The House in Paris" (Elizabeth Bowen)
    "A Room With A View" (E.M.Forster)
    "The Age of Innocence" (Edith Wharton)
    "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" (Helen Simonson)
    "The Autobiography of Mark Twain"
     
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    Oh, wow, someone wrote an autobiography for Mark Twain? Who? :)
     
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    I still have to read "House of Leaves."
     
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    I had honestly never even heard of him other than just another name when I asked a girl in the bookstore to recommend something for me. She recommended Caught, so I gave it a chance. (well, she was cute...) :redface: But luckily the book was actually really good and had some great twists all the way. I haven't read anything else by him, but I'm definitely going to. :)

    But now that I finished Caught, I decided on moving down the list and ended up with John Manning's "All the pretty dead girls". And it wasn't even on the list. Geez... :p Great book so far, though.
     
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    Alice, Peter, and Mowgli

    You should also really consider reading The Jungle Book, Peter Pan, and if you want to do something modern, Gaiman's Graveyard Book. I took a Children's Literature class that focused on the 19th century, early 20th, and we read those. They actually have a lot in common, and are way too classic to miss out on. Or you could just watch the Disney versions. Super different, less dark, but there are some darn catchy tunes in there. ;)

    BTW, you can listen to Gaiman reading the Graveyard Book here, totally free.
     
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    Yes,
    yes you do.
     
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    Carmilla by Joseph....something lol
     
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    My reading list is like 20 books at this point...I have this terrible habbit of continously walking into book stores or online stores, finding a book and buying it without thought xD

    First of I need to finish the 3 books i'm reading at the moment...then move onto A Song of Fire and Ice, then Tomorrow When the War Began followed by The First Law trilogy and some random books I still need to read!
     
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    Ulysses: the 1922 text - James Joyce (reading now)
    Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
    Diary of the Plague Year - Daniel Defoe
    The Penguin Book of English Short Stories
    The Illiad - Homer
    The Odyessy - Homer
    The Aenid - Virgil
    Metamorphosis - Ovid

    I'm becoming really interested in classical epics.
     
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    Currently reading Lord of the Rings, and Atlas Shurgged and Gravity's Rainbow are next on my list. :)
     
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    I'm definitely looking forward to reading it. :)
     
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    Tomorrow is July 12th!!! Anyone know what that means??? DANCE WITH DRAGONS!!!! WOOOOT!!!!

    For the unknowing, that is the 5th book in A Song of Ice and Fire series!

    That's on my List next.

    Right now I am finishing up Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
     
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