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    Thread created on 18:48:50 - 12/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Hello. forum browsers!

    I'm looking for book suggestions. I have been in a reading mood lately - I'm on a Stephen King binge but want to prevent burnout by mixing it up a bit.

    I would greatly appreciate any suggestions! I wasn't exposed to a ton of classic or crucial literature in school, so I am open to both the regularly suggested novels as well as ones that are more niche. Take into consideration your interests; don't worry about fitting mine.
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    Posted on 02:26:44 - 13/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    George Orwell's "1984"

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    Posted on 09:10:15 - 13/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Merami [2177693]

    George Orwell's "1984"
    Thank you, good suggestion! Just read that one a few months ago.
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    Posted on 23:29:56 - 13/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Merami [2177693]

    George Orwell's "1984"

    JOBEEBOI [2691791]

    Thank you, good suggestion! Just read that one a few months ago.
    What about Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" 

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    Posted on 01:09:51 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Edgar Allen Poe....H.P. Lovecraft.....anything written by these guys....



    Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment...


    and of course Tolkien The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.......my favorite books


    The Count of Monte Christo.....Dumas....just a classic

     

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    Posted on 16:44:28 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Not a classic, but The Force by Don Winslow is god tier imo
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    Posted on 22:40:41 - 16/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    The Master and Margerita, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Cannery Row.
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    Posted on 19:11:52 - 26/09/21 (28 days ago)
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    All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
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    Posted on 02:53:49 - 11/10/21 (13 days ago)
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    Since you mentioned not being exposed to classics, may I suggest

    "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee and "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell.

    If you have read these two then may I suggest "Scarlett" by Alexandra Ripley which was intended as a sequel to Gone with the Wind
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    "Go set a Watchman" again by Harper Lee which is a sort of 'precursor' for "To Kill a Mockingbird"..

    This would be a clear break from Stephen King's style and cover some essential classics in my opinion.

    If you would rather do some lighter reading then maybe Jane Austen books or stuff like "The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy or even "The Tale of Two cities" by Charles Dickens might be more entertaining.
     
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    Posted on 06:27:29 - 11/10/21 (13 days ago)
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    Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park is good.
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    Posted on 06:55:33 - 11/10/21 (13 days ago)
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    Posted on 07:02:01 - 11/10/21 (13 days ago)
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    I read Mein Kampf\
    (It's not Minecraft, Go and google it)
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    Posted on 18:36:02 - 11/10/21 (13 days ago)
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    Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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    Posted on 19:11:37 - 11/10/21 (13 days ago)
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    Animal Farm - George Orwell.
    This book was an Amazing prod at communism, and I still find it one of my favorite required readings.

    The World's most dangerous Game (super good short story)

    A Separate Peace
    - John Knowles
    Really good book about coming of age. We read it in 11th grade, so I probably connect to it a bit differently than someone else, but I still think it's really good :)

    Number the stars - Lois Lowry
    Really good book about the Holocaust. Really shows how it was for people trying to escape the war as Jewish people.

    Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
    It's hard to explain, but it's a really depressing coming-of-age story in Afghanistan a long time ago

    The Giver - Also Lois Lowry
    This entire book series was SOOOO GOOD. It's a dystopia about memories, and how they're stored.

    Anthem - Ayn Rand.
    Really good book, but can be kind of hard to understand for anyone who's first language isn't english.

    Harrison Bergeron - Kurt Vonnegut
    Also super good Dystopia

    Fyodor Dostoevsky (I know, someone else said this one, but) The Karamazov Brothers.

    Not a classic, but Ender's Game series was Extremely good to read (Then again, I find it good because it was my first hard book to read at about 8)

    Lord of the Flies - William Golding
    Naked And Afraid, but written a long time ago

    The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Really boring, trust me. But the climax is extremely good.

    Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
    I find it more fun as a teen currently, just because some of it is more relatable, but it's kind of hard to read at times.

    Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
    ONCE AGAIN. A DYSTOPIA. See a pattern in the books I like?

    Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
    A classic. Nothing bad about it.

    I loved all of these books ^-^ I hope you will too!!!
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    Posted on 00:10:49 - 12/10/21 (13 days ago)
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    Skulduggery Pleasant Series by Derek Landy.

    They're all great books.

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    Posted on 04:04:59 - 12/10/21 (12 days ago)
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    Gone With The Wind
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    Posted on 05:01:24 - 12/10/21 (12 days ago)
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    Skulduggery Pleasant Series by Derek Landy.

    They're all great books.
    I read the world's most dangerous game
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    Posted on 13:17:16 - 17/10/21 (7 days ago)
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    Fear and loathing in Las Vegas is a really good read, also a little more mainstream would be the game of thrones books
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    Posted on 08:16:03 - 18/10/21 (6 days ago)
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    + 1 on Count of Monte Cristo, takes a few pages to get into and then is edge of seat stuff.

    Nicholas Nickleby was what got me into Dickens. Oliver Twist and Christmas Carol are also good starters for Dickens.

    Jane Austen is beautifully written social satire, it is essentially early 19th century Mills & Boon (or Harlequin I think for US ppl) so if romance isn't your thing then may want to avoid.

    To mix it up - short stories by Ray Bradbury and Philip K Dick.

    Out of copyright books can be read/downloaded for free from Project Gutenberg website - including much of the 19th century literature that would appear on school reading lists.
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    Posted on 18:35:11 - 18/10/21 (6 days ago)
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    I get my books from pdfdrive.com
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