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PostSubject: Books you MUST read.   Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:48 pm

List the books you think are MUST-reads for any reader above the age of 12.. Very Happy

And while you're at it tell me your favourite genre.
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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:53 pm

My favorite genre is suspense thrillers a la Dean Koontz (my favorite author)
MUST read titles under his name include the following

Strangers
Watchers
One Door Away From Heaven
Dark Rivers of the Heart *may want to wait until 14+)
False Memory
Lightning

The Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind is a MUST!
"Wizards First Rule" is the first of the 11 novel series.

I am David by Anne Holm

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

They Cage the Animals at Night by ?(I forget) Watch out for that one, read the paperback version only. Hardcovers hurt the walls when thrown with great force. This book will make you so mad you will cry.


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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:58 pm

Books that are on my MUST-READ list would have to be:

Star-Crossed, by Linda Collison.

The Red Necklace, by Sarah Gardner.

Born Confused, by Tanuja (and I won't write down her last name, because I always spell it wrong.)

Anyway, the first two are Historical Fiction, which is my favorite genre with Fantasy at a close second. The second one (my lastest favorite) is about the French Revolution. It's a very, very interesting read. The author suffered from dyslexia, but she has the most amazing writing style I've seen. Her sense of imagery is just... Shocked

I liked Star-Crossed and make it a must read, because of two things. One of them is that it's the most well-researched novel I've read in forever. I mean, she desribes everything to a T. She researched everything so well. Second thing is that the main character, Patricia, starts out really annoying. You can't stand her, but if you stick through with her, you realize that an author doesn't have to write a second book in order to redeem their character(s). She makes Patricia seem so real, from learning her lesson, to going through new experiences, to growing up. The first two are in an upcoming trilogy and I can't wait.

The third book is, if you've seen me recommend books on Y!A you'll know, the only book I've read more than once. Dimple Lala also is very lifelike. She also learns, but what I liked about the book is that she grows up but doesn't grow up too much that it seems unrealistic. I mean, come on, we don't completely change in one summer. That's what I loved about it. Definitely worth the second read.

I forgot about my fantasy MUST-READ list:

The Bartimaeus Trilogy. I don't understand why these books aren't as famous as others. They're quite the read.

And The Abhorsen Series. I read both of these series in the same year and it's been awhile since that year, but I remember how I had to read this series. I just had to finish it. I like Sabriel. She was my favorite character when I was 13. Again, I don't know why this series isn't as well-known as others.
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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:35 pm

Don't have my list on the laptop...

But, a few great novels I have read recently:

- Steinbeck, "Of Mice and Men"
- Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby"
- McCourt, "Angela's Ashes"
- Tan, "The Joy Luck Club"
- Hawthorne, "The Scarlet Letter"

Hm. Reading that, I realize I love my job too much... The kids are currently working on the American Dream, and promptly, I read nothing else. Born a teacher. *sigh*
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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:50 pm

You're a teacher?! i never would have guessed. For some reason, i thought it took years of schooling to be able to become a teacher and so i guess I thought you had to be 30 or something.

I liked Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah and The Glass Castle by someone but i forgot their name.
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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:55 pm

My favorite genre is historical fiction. Some of the books I think everyone must read are:

Farenheit 451 -- Ray Bradbury
Jane Eyre -- Charlotte Bronte
To Kill a Mockingbird -- Harper Lee
The Graves Are Not Yet Full -- Bill Berkeley
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn -- Betty Smith
The Scarlet Letter -- Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Pimpernel -- Emmuska Orczy
The Green Mile -- Stephen King
The Picture of Dorian Gray -- Oscar Wilde
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- Mark Twain
Wuthering Heights -- Emily Bronte


They were all awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:56 pm

I am actually still a student. My final exams are next year, but I am currently teaching a group of young adults to prepare them for their Abitur. I have been teaching for a couple of years already, though, mostly private tutoring and substituting in primary schools. Today was the first English class, and it worked fine, we get along well Smile I'm pretty confident I'll be able to save their butts from failing the exams.
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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:02 pm

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
Gemma Doyle Trilogy, by Libba Bray
The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry (Other short-stories of his, too)
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee


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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:43 pm

Wow...lots of cool suggestions out there. Anyways, here's my list:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Inferno by Dante Aligheri
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (yes, I know it isn't a "book", but it's still freaking awesome)
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (yes, I know that this is a middle-school book, but I still love it--nice spin on a fairy tale)
Vampire Chronicles (the series) by Anne Rice (a true Vampire author)

Hmm...there's more, and I'll come edit later...
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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:24 am

At the moment reading alsorts of books but love horror especially Stephen King and John Saul.

I have over 400 books listed to be read far too long to put on here!

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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:52 am

My favorite genre is fantasy, although I enjoy other types almost as much. The following are my personal favorites. Although I enjoyed the Cosmic (or Space) Trilogy by C.S. Lewis, it struck me as a book that not many people would like. I have my reasons for enjoying it, but it is the only book on the following list that I am not suggesting others to read. I'm not discouraging them from reading it, I'm just not promoting it since there is a good chance you will kill me afterward Wink.
War of the Worlds-H.G.Wells
1984-George Orwell
Animal Farm-George Orwell
Fahrenheit 451-Ray Bradbury
Frankenstein-Mary Shelly
The Lord of the Rings-J.R.R.Tolkien
The Hobbit-J.R.R.Tolkien
The Chronicles of Narnia-C.S.Lewis
The Cosmic Trilogy-C.S.Lewis
A Tale of Two Cities-Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol-Charles Dickens.

From the above my all time favorites that stand out from the others are The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. Both are excellent books that are written by geniuses. Although the Chronicles of Narnia is aimed towards children, I see no reason why they cannot be enjoyed for the classics they are. They can be read by people over 12 and enjoyed just as much, if not more so.
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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:50 am

Must-read books from me include:

Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
I call it the Candle Series by Faria Stolarz
Stephen King's On Writing
Revision and Self-Editing by James Scott Bell
How NOT to Write a Novel--200 Ways
1984, Animal Farm, both by George Orwell
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Things Fall Apart by Achebe Chinua
Any books by Garth Nix
Any books by Diana Wynne Jones (I swear Rowling was reading her when she wrote HP.)
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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:16 pm

Wow great lists you guys! Thank you.. cat
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PostSubject: Re: Books you MUST read.   Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:56 am

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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