Old 01-30-2006, 06:32 PM
Books everyone should read.

I need to read more books, and would like to know what everyone thinks are books that everyone should read at least once.
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Old 02-02-2006, 02:03 PM
I'm a girly girl who loves the 'classics' but these are my choices.

1. GOne With The Wind
2. Les Miserables (unabridged, please)
3. Catcher in the Rye
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
5. Rebecca

(also, the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy by Sigrid Undset is incomparable but I would buy an old version on ebay or somewhere. Without the old english writing, it loses alot and the new versions are so doctored up to sound modern)
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:31 AM
Here are my choices:

1. The World According To Garp by John Irving
2. Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
3. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
4. The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King

I like Vonnegut a lot, I think he's one of the best writers I've had the pleasure to read. John Irving is good, but I can't seem to get through A Widow For One Year...just too slow and uninteresting.

EDIT: I would also like to say that Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets is the best true crime book I've read. Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard is the book that turned me back into a reader in high school, even though it was only temporary, it planted the seed. Finally, The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield is a phenomenal book that also helped me transition into a more eager reader. Check them out.

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Old 02-04-2006, 01:39 PM
Stephen King's "It" should really be read by everyone.
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:26 PM
War and Peace by Tolstoy
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:36 PM
-A Widow for One Year by John Irving
-Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
-The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
-The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:03 PM
I Am Legend by RIchard Matheson
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:03 PM
Headhunter by Timothy Findley
Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:16 PM
My choices are;


No Excuses by Kyle Maynard
Lance Armstrong: It's Not About The Bike


Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
Obsidean Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
Double Dealer by Max Allen Collins
Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
To Kill A Mockingbird
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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Old 02-13-2006, 09:17 PM
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby jr.

Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
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Old 02-13-2006, 09:44 PM
One Hundred Years of Solitude
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:09 PM
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

NIGHT by Elie Wiesel
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Old 02-14-2006, 07:05 PM

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Old 02-14-2006, 08:12 PM

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Old 02-17-2006, 02:25 AM
Post Office and Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
1984 by George Orwell
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:16 PM
Animal Farm - George Orwell
To Kill A Mocking Bird - Harper Lee
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Fifth Business - Robertson Davies
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
Siddhartha - Herman Hesse
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:33 PM
1984 - Orwell
and probably more but I cant think of any right now ...
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:45 PM
Fight Club- Chuck Palahniuk
Survivor- Chuck Palahniuk
Choke- Chuck Palahniuk
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