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This thread is for everyone that loves to read~~

What are your favourite books/authors/series?

I really like Matthew Reilly, he has a pretty awesome fast pace and has a pretty grand plot :P

I also liked Kite Runner, it was written quite well :)

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I absolutely love the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

i know i know, i've fallen into the vampire craze but they actually hardly mention the vampire aspect at all. Generally I prefer more complex literature, especially Russian novels, but this really grabbed me as it is such an easy read yet each book has a cliff hanger and great drama for some light entertainment. The characters are intense and it's surprisingly difficult not to get emotionally involved!

I also love all of Jane Austens's books, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and a good bit of HP :)

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Girls of Riyadh by by Rajaa Alsanea

Girls of Riyadh wiki

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3-part book by Jean P. Sasson: Princess

Daughter of Arabia

Desert Royal

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Without Mercy (Really nice book)

Without Mercy

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Across the nightingale floor by Lian Hearn

Across the nightingale floor wiki

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No one listened by Isobel & Alex Kerr

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Silent Boy, Beautiful Child( very nice) by Torey Hayden.

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To Kill A Mockingbird : very classic I know, but still liked it.

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Tuesdays with Morry by Mitch Albom

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:) I forgot the best one: The DaVinci Code! I LOVED that book.

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My favorite book: The Catcher in the Rye: By J.D. Salinger

My favorite author: Stephen King

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The Book of The New Sun series (4 vol.) by Gene Wolfe, genious!

Science fiction/philosophy/love/debate, the protagonist has got a cool name and is HOT - IT'S COMPLETE!

Two of my favourite authors are Fjodor Dostojevskij and Hjalmar Söderberg.

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I personally really like really simple plots with nothing to analyze. Like Percy Jackson?

Although I really did enjoy Dom Casmurro.

I really don't like expressing dislike for books which everyone hates on, not be cause they aren't bad, but because they are bad for obvious reasons that don't really lend to thoughtful discussion. Having a big hate fest only serves to reinforce an unfounded feeling of self importance and propagate an elitist mob mentality. Not to mention put down those who enjoy said book.

I thought the Lightning Thief was a cute book and it's obviously for a lower age range, so it's not unforgivable that it's less complex than Russian masterpieces.

Edited by Grumps

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Thanks guys, i'll be sure to check them out.

How about genre's? What would you say is your favourite genre's?

Mine would probably be Science-Fiction, and/or Dystopian settings in the future, but I also like thriller, especially those with a pretty giant plot

edit: Forgot to say I LOVED Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer. I read it a 3-4 years back, and for a week, every other book seemed bland. Now I own a copy :console:

Edited by timtamboy63

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One of my favourite books ever is The Secret Garden :coolg: I also liked the Everest series by Gordon Korman, even if it's a bit too simple for me now ;) I can't think of all the awesome books I've read at the moment...

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The Time Traveler's Wife is pretty good. I wouldn't say it's the best piece of literature ever but I enjoyed it.

I loved Phillippa Gregory's Tudor series (The Other Boleyn Girl - movie was horrible though, The Constant Princess, etc). She managed to make me sympathise with both Katherine and Anne and Mary which is interesting because her characterisation of all three was quite radical. The historical inaccuracies could be quite jarring if you care too much about it like me, but overall the books got me hooked enough that I could forget them for a while and just enjoy it.

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My favorite book so far is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Favorite author is John Grisham

really recommend to everyone The Firm - John Grisham and The Last Juror by the same author

Us, Gods series and the Empire of Angels by Bernard Werber is also very good and sets you thinking.

Wkiki Werber

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i love how so many of these books are included in the ib curriculum, ahah!

personally, my favorite books are jonathan safran foer's extremely loud & incredibly close as well as lionel shriver's we need to talk about kevin.

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Books: "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro, "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger, "The Kite Runner" & "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini

Authors: J.K. Rowling, Khaled Hosseini, Stephenie Meyer, Kissinger

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Okay I LOVE these books

Walking Chaos Series by Patrick Ness

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Vampire Academy by Rachelle Mead

Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer

And sooooo many more

But if I must, my all time favorite books would be:

Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell

And

The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

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