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Since we already did music and movies...

 

I figure we can use some of the similar rules as the movies:

 

- can include a series as one entry

- graphic novels count - I suppose comics too? 

- no order necessary

- for movies, it was suggested no documentaries. Should we do fiction only for books? I don't really care either way - I know there are definitely folks who read only non-fiction.

 

 

 

I'll add mine shortly.

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I finally picked up a copy of House of Leaves because you and batman love it so much. I'll definitely do one of these.

The entire gosh dang Redwall series by Brian Jacques. Love me some animals with swords.   While on that kick I may as well say I was all about the Narnia books. Disregarding series as single entries

No shame! I read the first 4 or 5 for the first time as an adult and really enjoyed them.

The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

Fallen Angels - Walter Dean Myers

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

Last Of The Breed - Louis L'Amour

Rainbow Six - Tom Clancy

Harry Potter (series) - J.K. Rowling

Storm Testament (series) - Lee Nelson

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith

Inca Gold - Clive Cussler

Redwall (series) - Brian Jacques

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Lots of classics, but it's impossible for me to leave them out.

 

House of Leaves - Mark Z Danielewski

Ask the Dust - John Fante

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami

Battle Royale - Koushun Takami

The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

 

Close calls: A Tale of Two Cities, The Catcher in the Rye, Robinson Crusoe, Crime & Punishment, Irrational Man

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I've read more than ten books but I wouldn't include them in my favorites list, so here's just eight in no order:

 

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

A Song of Ice and Fire Series - George R.R. Martin

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

Scott Pilgrim - Brian Lee O'Malley

Dragon Ball - Akira Toriyama

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

Autobiography - Morrissey

American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis

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Franny and Zooey - JD Salinger

House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski

Edit: Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon

I carry my beat up Franny and Zooey with me whenever I go anywhere. And I own maybe 6 copies of HoL, signed and unsigned.

I finally picked up a copy of House of Leaves because you and batman love it so much.

I'll definitely do one of these.

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I've read more than ten books but I wouldn't include them in my favorites list, so here's just eight in no order:

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

A Song of Ice and Fire Series - George R.R. Martin

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

Scott Pilgrim - Brian Lee O'Malley

Dragon Ball - Akira Toriyama

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

Autobiography - Morrissey

American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis

Forgot about Perks. I enjoyed it a lot.

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The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri

Ubik - Philip K Dick

The World According to Garp - John Irving

A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

Amsterdam - Ian McEwan

Cannery Row - John Steinbeck

The Pornographer's Poem - Michael Turner

Fifth Business - Robertson Davies

The Instructions - Adam Levin

High Fidelity - Nick Hornby

 

 

I discovered as I was writing the list that while I have a lot of favourite authors (Murakami, Hornby, Tom Perrotta, Jess Walter, Jonathan Tropper), I didn't quite have a favourite book by some of them.

Also honourable mentions to the follow graphic novel series: Scott Pilgrim, Essex County, Watchmen.

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Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka

The Stranger - Albert Camus

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

Catch-22 - Joseph Heller

American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera

Essex County - Jeff Lemire

Black Hole - Charles Burns

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey 

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I have a writing degree, so I fucking love books. My list is filled with obvious classics, but they're classics for a reason. In no particular order...

The Grapes of Wrath

Catcher in the Rye

Extremly Loud and incredibly Close

The Complete Works of Flannery O'Connor

Animal Farm

The Road

As I Lay Dying

In Cold Blood

Watchmen

The Exorcist

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It's really weird. I like reading. I like books. Ask me to name 10 I enjoy? No fucking clue.

Need 25 pages on a feminist reading of Frankenstein? Give me two adderall, a pack of cigarettes, 12 hours and I got this.

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> The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

> The Call of the Wild - Jack London

> The Shining - Stephen King

> Millennium Series - Stieg Larsson

> Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling

> The Road - Cormac McCarthy

> Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

> Dracula - Bram Stoker

> Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer

> A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

 

Honourable Mention:

The Hatchet - Gary Paulson

Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer

Howl and Other Poems - Allen Ginsberg

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

The Vampire Chronicles - Anne Rice

On The Road - Jack Kerouac

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> The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

> The Call of the Wild - Jack London

> The Shining - Stephen King

> Millennium Series - Stieg Larsson

> Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling

> The Road - Cormac McCarthy

> Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

> Dracula - Bram Stoker

> Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer

> A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

 

Honourable Mention:

The Hatchet - Gary Paulson

Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer

Howl and Other Poems - Allen Ginsberg

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

The Vampire Chronicles - Anne Rice

On The Road - Jack Kerouac

 

So glad to see others respecting Jonathan Safran Foer's work.  I have autographed copies of both EiI and ELaIC on my bookshelves.  

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This is tough. I'll need a little more time to fully solidify it, but it shouldn't change much from this.

 

Dune (first 6)

The Wheel of Time

Battle Royale

2666

A Song of Ice and Fire

Black and White

Akira

A Brief History of Time

Kafka On the Shore

Catcher in the Rye

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This is tough. I'll need a little more time to fully solidify it, but it shouldn't change much from this.

Dune (first 6)

The Wheel of Time

Battle Royale

2666

A Song of Ice and Fire

Black and White

Akira

A Brief History of Time

Kafka On the Shore

Catcher in the Rye

2666 is so, so, so fucking good. Definitely in my top 10.

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