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Good books, reading lists
« on: May 16, 2013, 12:11:49 pm »
Here's a list of books that are good enough that I remember having read them. I'll probably add more later.

Fantasy
  • The Saga of Recluce
  • Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn
  • The Belgariad and The Malloreon
  • Artemis Fowl
These all happen to be series, so that's actually a LOT of reading material.

Other Fiction
  • The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Dirty Streets of Heaven

Nonfiction/technical
  • Hacker's Delight
  • The Art of Computer Programming, particularly volume 4
  • The Rocks Don't Lie
  • Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life
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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 12:55:00 pm »
Damn it, you made me dig through my closet and get out the various books I have tucked away in there >_<

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Fiction:

  • Faust
  • Daemon
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell(Highly recommended)
  • Ishmael

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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 01:15:17 pm »
I love reading. I actually read so many things that I can't make a list. :P
Here are my faves which are must reads IMHO :
Harry Potter
Christopher Paolini's Inheritance cycle (Eragon)
Tara Duncan (a French series)
...and a bunch of other things.

I used to read comics too (not American superheroes).

For mangas I stopped reading Naruto a while ago but should get back into it, I also read part of GetBackers (lent by my aunt who didn't have all of them) and the whole series of Death Note.

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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 03:35:15 pm »
Harry Potter
Harry Potter. Must read. Something does not fit here >.>
j/k, it's just not my favorite series :P

In any case,
Epic and Saga, by Conor Kostick
The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
Saeculum by Ursula Poznanski. This one's only in german, though, IIRC. An excellent read nonetheless.

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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 03:52:23 pm »
I used to hate the Harry Potter series eighteen months ago, until my mom made me read them.
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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 04:03:10 pm »
I'll add the obvious:
Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit
Silmarillion (did I spell it right)?
 Other good books:
Paul Maier (might not like if atheist, not sure for other non christian people)
Fiction:
A Skeleton in God's closet
More than a Skeleton
Historical part-fiction:
Pontius Pilate
The Flames of Rome

Paul Dowswell (fiction)
Ausländer
Sektion 20
...and his other books

Other than that, I do know but I'm too lazy to look up the english titles.
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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 04:04:21 pm »
How could I have forgotten Lord of rings ? <_<

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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013, 06:21:15 pm »
I'll add a few, and try not to add duplicates:

Fantasy

-The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel(series).

The cover of the first book caught my eye. I started reading it and couldn't stop. The rest of the series was the same way to me. This book incorporates many real historical figures and mythological figures and weaves them into it's story. Great series.

-Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the looking glass.

Other Fiction:

The notebook, The proof, The Third Lie. (Agota Kristof).

The first book in this series of novels served as inspiration to the game Mother 3, which is why I looked it up. It was a very good series, many twists and turns.

Manga:

Death note

Great series that explores the idea of if the ends do justify the means.

Slayers (light novels)

Fantasy novels inspired by D&D. Inspired the anime series from the 90s. Great series if you like swords and sorcery. If you've seen the anime, the novels are a bit  more serious. Only 1-8 are available in English at present, but still worth the read in my opinion.

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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 08:18:12 pm »
Star Wars Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (am still reading this one)
Star Wars Truce at Bakura

I loved those two books.
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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2013, 08:19:17 pm »
I plan to read the LotR series this summer. (I read The Hobbit three years ago, but I couldn't understand what was going on.)
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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2013, 09:59:04 pm »
I'll add my favorites.

Fiction:
The whole Scarlet Pimpernel series
The whole Narnia series
The whole Sherlock Holmes series, particularly The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Autobiographies:
Rickenbacker, an Autobiography (this one is really interesting, even if you don't like aviation)
An American Life, the Autobiography

Flying books:
Stick and Rudder (copyright ca. 1955)
As the Pro Flies (copyright 1964?)

Non-Fiction:
The F-94, America's Interceptor (copyright 1958)

Classics:
Little Women
Little Men
David Copperfield
A Christmas Carol
Oliver Twist
Ben Hur
Moby Dick

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Lord of the World
Come Rack, Come Rope!
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I plan to read the hobbit and the lord of the rings books sometime...

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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2013, 10:34:23 pm »
Ready Player One is my favorite book of all time. I think omni members would like it.

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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2013, 10:58:10 pm »
Some books I liked in the past are:

-Harry Potter 1 through 3. The rest are supposedly nice too, but I tend to not like books larger than 400 pages
-Replay: In this book, the character dies then wakes up again 25 years earlier, then dies again over and over, but wakes up later and later everytime. Kinda similar in style to the Groundhog Day movie.
-Dragon Lance series (very long series, though)
-Titralak: Cadet de L'espace (UFO encounter story. Good luck finding this book, though)
-Of course don't forget the Hobbit/LOTR books if you're in large books.


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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2013, 11:05:22 pm »
Hmm, let's add some in there.
- The Chronicles of Narnia
- Artemis Fowl (yeah already mentioned, but I liked it)
- Amos Daragon (it's in French, but I'm pretty sure they're translated in English)

And in the should start/finish category:
- Eragon
- Les Chevaliers d'Émeraude (again, in French. Québec sure have lots of good fantasy books.)

I didn't read a lot lately, but I used to read a lot back in high school, like 800+ page books. And of course, mangas. Reading a lot of mangas lately.
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Re: Good books, reading lists
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2013, 11:43:42 pm »
Oh, wait, there were more books:
 - The Last Elf
 - Bartimäus series (haven't read the last one though :/ )
 - Eragon series (again, haven't read the last one :/ )

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