The book club

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    Hello fellow dorks!

    I haven't seen a thread like this so I thought why not make my own!
    For this matter I want you to share books that you really liked and suggest.
    I myself am not a die hard book work, but I like to read myself a sleep by reading 10 to 20 pages every day.
    I am currently reading:

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    I really suggest this book to anyone, it's a good book from the beginning to the end.
     
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    I have read and reread the series called A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness and I can't stop. There's only two books in the series, and there's only going to be three and it's taking so long for the last book to come out! I'm dying!

    Typically, I enjoy supernatural themed, or YA books. Here's some other authors and the series I've really enjoyed:

    Darynda Jones - Charley Davidson
    Jeaniene Frost - Night Huntress, Night Prince, and Night Huntress World
    Amanda Hocking - The Hollows,
    George R. R. Martin - GoT obvz
    Richelle Mead - Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, Vampire Academy, Bloodlines
    Rachel Vincent - Soul Screamers
    Charlaine Harris - The Sookie Stackhouse series, but not all the books... some are poop
    MaryJanice Davidson - Queen Betsy
    Patricia Briggs - Mercy Thompson
    Molly Harper - Jane Jameson, Half Moon Hollow
    Kevin Hearne - Iron Druid Chronicles
    Robert Jordan - The Wheel Of Time
     
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    When I was a kid/young teenager I read alll the time. I read a lot of Nancy Drew and nonfiction books, and then eventually I started reading a ton of Michael Crichton and Robin Cook and the Dirk Pitt Series.

    Later on, I read a book called "Genesis" by W.A. Harbison that I highly recommend if you are into Sci-Fi and maybe a bit of a conspiracy theorist. http://www.amazon.com/GENESIS-Proje...qid=1380815847&sr=8-1&keywords=genesis+saucer

    Then I went through a reading blackout period, where I pretty much didn't read novels at all. I did still read/viewed a lot of nonfiction books, but I was unable to get into reading novels for the most part.

    When I was in my early 20s I read a few more books, but not many. The one that sticks out in my mind is The City of Ember. Great young adult novel. It had a sequel, The People of Sparks, but I didn't like that nearly as much.

    Then about 3 years ago, I finally started reading novels again. I started with the first Harry Potter book, but after several months of not being able to get my hands on Book 2, I conceded that I was beaten and watched the movies instead. Finally in 2011/2012 I was able to download the whole series and read it on an e-reader my friend let me borrow. I am now a huge Potterhead.

    After Potter, I read the Hunger Games trilogy, which I loved. I was so disappointed by the movie, but alas, the movie is rarely as good as the book!

    Then I was trying to decide what to read after HG cause I had a huge book hangover.

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    Finally after trying to find something new (and purchasing my first e-reader--a Nook Simpletouch) I stumbled across The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. If you like supernatural stuffs like Harry Potter ...highly recommend it.

    Then I purchased a NEW e-reader because my first one didn't have a backlight and I needed a backlight. This time I bought a Kindle Paperwhite and I luuuuurve it.

    At this point, I started Beautiful Creatures. Loved that one, but tried several times and failed to get into the second book in the series.

    Finally after watching a marathon of Dr. Who season 1 and 2 and having a really really long mourning period over Rose, I took a break from Dr. Who to watch..........Game of Thrones! I became an instant Westeros fan, I decided to read the books that inspired the show. I'm about 5 chapters into Book 3 now.

    Next on my reading list:

    -The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    -The Immortal Instruments series
    -The Infernal Devices series
    -The Percy Jackson books
    -The Divergent series
    -Hitchhiker's Guide series
    -and plenty more...
     
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    Ermagerd...I completely forgot about reading Memoirs of a Geisha. I really really liked that book.
     
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    Have you ever read Romance of the Three Kingdoms? That's a great non-fictional read. Especially if you enjoy Chinese history, or if you grew up playing Dynasty Warriors.
     
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    It's a good read. I should clarify though. It's not "non-fiction", it's a romanticized version of Chinese history. It was written in the 14th century and it is considered one of the "Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese History".
     
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    Haven't read a lot of non-fiction, but I have dabbled in historical fiction (for lack of a better term?).

    If you're looking for good non-fiction, I really enjoyed Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild.

    Otherwise if you don't mind a little historical fiction, check out Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, Toni Morrison's Beloved, Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, and Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

    Ofc, even though it doesn't fit into the above category...George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series is awesome...those will keep you busy for quite a while, lol.
     
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    A Song of Ice and Fire. Endure Arya, Jon, and Samwell POV to get to creamy parts.
     
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    Oh wow I need to sit and read everything you all said when I get the time but for now I have to mention JOHN GREEN. Honestly, The Fault in Our Stars is just such a brilliantly brilliant book and I really do this its worth a read. Also Looking for Alaska, and I currently have The Abundance of Katherines on my bedside table waiting for me to finish ASOIAF :')
     
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    A Song of Ice and Fire, 5 part series in the making, aka A Game of Thrones, written by the wonderful George R.R. Martin.

    You will get addicted.
     
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    probably the last book I read...
     
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    Instead of creating a new thread, I will just revive this one.
    I'm an avid reader and somewhat of a book collector.
    I have many complete sci-fi series as well as doubles and triples of some titles.
    Some of the books and series I really enjoy are :
    Any of the Dune books from Frank Herbert.
    All the titles written by R.A. Salvatore, especially The Cleric Quintet and all of the Drizz't books.
    Vince Flynn novels.
    The Grid by Philip Kerr.

    And I'm always looking for more recommendations!
     
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    Everyone needs to read The Demonata series by Darren Shan. It will seriously jerk your willies, I've read it so much that I can almost recite every single line from every book. When I'm a billionaire I'm going to fund either a TV or Movie series for it.
     
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    Struggling to read Mein Kampf atm. The footnotes in my edition mention lines in German that were lost in translation to English, but they still don't make much sense. I highly recommend this book, regardless of your stance on Hitler. It's an okay autobiography and he justifies his anti-semetic views very well.

    Afterwards, I'm going to be reading The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner to try and un-spook myself.

    EDIT: I NEED TO FUCKING READ HOW TO BOMB THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
     
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    This book has genuinely changed my life for the better.
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    A great book about fish and culture. Gives great insight into parts of Asian culture and how it's important to appropriately look after species of concern instead of abusing them for money.
     
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    My top two favorite authors at the moment are Patrick Rothfuss and Brandon Sanderson. They are both super popular fantasy book series writers. When I was younger I used to love mildly disturbing books like Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, Lord of the Flies, Heart of Darkness, and Crime and Punishment.

    Looking for more books!
     
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    It's surprising to meet someone with very similar tastes here, of all places!
    If you enjoyed Rothfuss and Sanderson's works, you might want to check out The First Law Series and the Gentleman Bastards Series.
    I reckon you can complete them before Rothfuss finishes working on Book 3 (lol).
     

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