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  1. LMV0914's Avatar
    I'm always open to suggestions on literature to check out.... I thought rather than asking the same old people this post might help me get a broader response.
    12-28-08 05:57 PM
  2. Fry's Avatar
    Bukowski and Fante, first of all. Then the european old classics :-)
    12-28-08 07:14 PM
  3. princess_porkchop's Avatar
    Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger - FANTASTIC
    I Know This Much is True - Wally Lamb (newer, but will be a classic someday!! [HIS OTHER BOOKS ROCK TOO!!])

    I manage a bookstore i loooooove my books
    12-28-08 07:28 PM
  4. anon(1417292)'s Avatar
    BB User Manual. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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    12-28-08 07:40 PM
  5. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Anything by William Trevor. Simply one of the best short story
    writers of all time. Cheating at Canasta, A Bit On the Side and
    My House In Umbria
    (not a short)

    Vanilla Bright Like Eminem (short stories) - Michael Faber

    Phillip Roth, Joseph Heller, Eugene O'Neill and T.S. Eliot
    12-28-08 08:50 PM
  6. Lateralus's Avatar
    catcher in the rye is definitely a personal favorite of mine
    12-28-08 08:52 PM
  7. jenaywins's Avatar
    Some of my favourites include the following:

    The bell jar by sylvia plath, the things they carried by tim obrien, the world according to garp by john irving, bright lights big city (the author escapes me,) anything by irvine welsh, etc.

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    12-28-08 09:00 PM
  8. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    Anything by Spinoza is fantastic IMO
    12-28-08 09:01 PM
  9. revslg's Avatar
    Night - Eli Weisel
    Cry the Beloved Country - (I can't remember)
    12-28-08 09:02 PM
  10. lea808's Avatar
    the bell jar
    jane eyre
    the yellow wallpaper
    the great gatsby
    the curious case of benjamin button
    the davinci code
    the tattoo
    are you there vodka, it's me chelsea
    memoirs of a geisha
    Last edited by lea808; 12-29-08 at 02:10 AM.
    12-29-08 02:08 AM
  11. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Some of my favourites include the following:

    The bell jar by sylvia plath, the things they carried by tim obrien, the world according to garp by john irving, bright lights big city (the author escapes me,) anything by irvine welsh, etc.
    Jenay, that is an amazing book. I've reread that one more times than I
    can count.
    12-29-08 04:42 AM
  12. wallyjayrosenberger's Avatar
    Catch 22
    1984
    Leaves of Grass
    For whom the bell tolls

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    12-29-08 06:37 AM
  13. LMV0914's Avatar
    the bell jar
    jane eyre
    the yellow wallpaper
    the great gatsby
    the curious case of benjamin button
    the davinci code
    the tattoo
    are you there vodka, it's me chelsea
    memoirs of a geisha
    I heard are you there vodka, it's me chelsea is an amazing book I am definitely considering that as my next!!
    12-29-08 06:41 AM
  14. data_munkey's Avatar
    Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (Robin Buss Translation)

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    12-29-08 07:27 AM
  15. JustPlainJef's Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend the whole Stephen King library (well, I do, but I'll narrow it down a little), but the Dark Tower books are amazing. I need to make time to continue, but I may re-read #4 before I move on to 5, 6, and 7.

    Also, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a great trilogy at 5 books.

    Denis Leary has a new book coming out, I read an excerpt in Playboy, very good. Also, I've only read "Brain Droppings," but I'd recommend anything by George Carlin.

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    12-29-08 08:38 AM
  16. rehab0808's Avatar
    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
    The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell
    12-29-08 10:26 AM
  17. lvrebelgirl's Avatar
    I love to read all types of fiction, but some of my all-time faves (yes, the list is long, I know... I have a hard time picking)...

    Classics
    The Great Gatsby
    The Scarlet Letter
    Animal Farm
    1984
    Brave New World
    The Handmaid's Tale

    So-called Young Adult
    Ender's Game (also considered sci-fi)
    The Giver by Lois Lowry
    Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
    Twilight

    Newer Fiction
    Joy Luck Club
    Jurassic Park
    The Stand by Stephen King
    Watchers by Dean Koontz
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    The DaVinci Code
    My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
    Time-Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
    Little Childten by Tom Perrotta
    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
    12-29-08 12:45 PM
  18. Hi-Definition's Avatar
    I read as much as it is for work; to the point where it has unfortunately compelled me to think twice to read for leisure now. Personally; I am drawn to non-fiction/biographical/historical framework literature. However when I did read more often for the pure fun of it...here are some of my favorites:

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    The Center Cannot Hold
    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
    The Nine: Inside The Secret World of the Supreme Court
    Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
    Confessions of an Economic Hitman
    Lolita
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    12-29-08 02:04 PM
  19. groundhog_86's Avatar
    young adult reads..

    Twilight saga.. (all 4 books)
    Anne of Green Gables
    Dances with Wolves
    The Autumn Castle
    Wicked
    12-29-08 02:26 PM
  20. xxxxpradaxxxx's Avatar
    Diary of a Drug Fiend

    Moonchild

    The Tempest

    The Prince

    Goethe

    OH And Don't Forget about Anything that HP Lovecraft Wrote!
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    12-29-08 02:45 PM
  21. Brad4450's Avatar
    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
    The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell
    +1 on Atlas Shrugged.

    One of my favorites is Rich Man Poor Man by Irwin Shaw. It's tough to find since I believe it's been out of print for quite awhile but it's easy enough if you hit ebay.

    I also really enjoy anything by James A. Michener and if you enjoy history and have time for 1000+ pages check him out. Tons more but I'm at work and don't have time to make a list lol.
    12-29-08 02:59 PM
  22. LMV0914's Avatar
    HP Lovecraft has been recommended to me before... I'm very interested in checking his stuff out.
    12-30-08 04:48 PM
  23. LVWILLIAMLV's Avatar
    The House of Mirth.

    (and even though its not lit...The Birth of Luxury by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey)
    12-30-08 05:15 PM
  24. jenaywins's Avatar
    It really is. The funny thing is, it was required reading for poetry and semantics in high school, and I still read that same copy to this day, nearly ten years later.

    I also recommend the scarlet ibis - one of the saddest books I have ever read.

    Jenay, that is an amazing book. I've reread that one more times than I
    can count.
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    12-30-08 05:30 PM
  25. jenaywins's Avatar
    HP Lovecraft has been recommended to me before... I'm very interested in checking his stuff out.
    This style writing is very different, but his work is amazing.

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    12-30-08 05:31 PM
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