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Book List - July 22nd 2009, 11:24 PM

so i start school again in about 5 weeks. and as part of the library club i want to start compiling a list of books that we should look for.

so basically what i'm asking for is suggestions on what books people here have read and liked or heard good things about. they can be on any subject.

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Re: Book List - July 23rd 2009, 12:23 PM

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Catcher In The Rye - J. D. Salinger
Cut - Pat McCormick
Bill Bryson books (they're really funny)
Gervase Phinn books (he's an English author so I don't know if you can get hold of any of his books)
Cathy Glass books.


Sorry, I don't have many. I'm drawing a blank today.



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Re: Book List - July 23rd 2009, 12:26 PM

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
   
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Re: Book List - July 23rd 2009, 11:50 PM

The Book Thief- Markus Zusak
East of Eden- John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
The Memory Keeper's Daughter- Kim Edwards
Angels and Demons- Dan Brown
A Thousand Splendid Suns- Khaled Hosseini
The Boy in Striped Pajamas- John Byone
Inkheart- Cornelia Funke
Gone- Michael Grant
The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini
The Great Gatsby-F. Scott Fitzgerald

&& that's all that comes to mind right now...


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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 01:09 AM

camp x: eric walters.
wild roses: deb caletti.
just listen: sarah dessen.


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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 01:54 AM

anything my sonya sones, she is so awesome!


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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 03:11 AM

My Antonia by Willa Cather
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Memoris of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Boy In the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne


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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 04:06 AM

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Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Catcher In The Rye - J. D. Salinger
Cut - Pat McCormick
Bill Bryson books (they're really funny)
Gervase Phinn books (he's an English author so I don't know if you can get hold of any of his books)
Cathy Glass books.


Sorry, I don't have many. I'm drawing a blank today.
I liked the story Of Mice And Men, but If you want to read really funky, this is it. Lol.

They Cage The Animals At Night. This is a wonderful book.
I really liked A Child Called It (One of the worst known cases of child abuse in California.)
Flowers For Algernon. This book is where a mentally challenged man has surgery to make him intelligent... If you read the book, It's amazing.


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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 04:07 AM

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The Book Thief- Markus Zusak
East of Eden- John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
The Memory Keeper's Daughter- Kim Edwards
Angels and Demons- Dan Brown
A Thousand Splendid Suns- Khaled Hosseini
The Boy in Striped Pajamas- John Byone
Inkheart- Cornelia Funke
Gone- Michael Grant
The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini
The Great Gatsby-F. Scott Fitzgerald

&& that's all that comes to mind right now...
To Kill A Mockingbird was a great book.
The Great Gatsby wasn't that great to me.


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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 04:09 AM

Oh, and Animal Farm is great because the whole book is based during WW2 Times. Such as the horse in the story represents the working force, some dogs represent the Secret Police. I think one pig is represented as the fall of Marxism. I'd read it and analyze it.


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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 04:30 AM

thanks for suggestions...i know that we have some of them but we could always use more


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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 05:20 AM

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (somewhat of a murder-mystery, gets a bit dry in some parts)
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam (about medical students and later as doctors, some of the cases they face, nothing gruesome).
Death at the Opera by John Gano
Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body by Armand Marie Leroi (academic book about genetic disorders but it's written as a novel, fairly easy to read, has pictures of some of the genetic disorders).
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker (John Douglas was a former FBI agent and criminal profiler so this is a book that's very well-written about his career and such).
The Vampire de Sade by Marty Ann Mitchel

Ann Rule is a great author, she writes books that have numerous real-life crime cases in them. There's one about her relationship with Ted Bundy called The Stranger Beside Me (I think that's the name of it).

Some of Freud (and Breur)s' books were fairly good also if you want to see some psychoanalysis.

I have some others but those are the ones that are among my favourite.
   
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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 05:48 AM

I'm just gonna pick off some books I read in school that I thought were worthwhile, as well as classics I've read outside..

1984 - George Orwell
Brave New World - Aldus Huxley
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess (how could NO ONE mention this )
The Stranger - Albert Camus
Mr. Veritgo - Paul Auster
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (my avatar says I'm a fan)

If you want some easy, fun, and really entertaining novels, I would suggest some Michael Crichton books (Jurassic Park, Sphere) or Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons)


By the way, I don't understand the fascination with The Great Gatsby...I mean it was alright...
   
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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 07:39 AM

Wake: Lisa McMann
Fade: Lisa McMann
Crank: Ellen Hopkins
Burned: " "
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Identical: " "
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Tweak: Nic Sheff
Go ask Alice: Anonymous


Those are just my favorite books.


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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 09:05 AM

Tweaked - Nic Sheff
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Beautiful Boy - David Sheff (The father's version of his sons Meth addiction. Tweaked is his sons version, true events)
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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 11:06 AM

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. It's my favourite book of all times. More of a pre-teen book, perhaps, but it's still great :P


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Re: Book List - July 24th 2009, 06:25 PM

'Fahrenheit 451' and 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' by Ray Bradbury
'Ender's Game' by Orson Scott Card
'Uglies' by Scott Westerfeld
'Watership Down' by Richard Adams


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Re: Book List - July 25th 2009, 04:25 AM

The Book Thief- Markus Zusak
Boot Camp- Todd Strasser
Give a Boy a Gun - Todd Strasser
Can't Get There From Here - Todd Strasser
Leaving Dirty Jersey - James Slant [ seriously is a good one]
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Re: Book List - July 25th 2009, 04:57 AM

The Thief Lord- Cornelia Funke
Speak-Laurie Anderson?
This Lullaby- Sarah Dessen
The Bell Jar-Sylvia Plath


She whispered to her own reflection "I will be strong."

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Re: Book List - July 27th 2009, 09:51 PM

Animal Farm - George Orwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
The Outsider - Albert Camus
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway



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Re: Book List - July 28th 2009, 09:33 PM

Get anything off of the Barnes and Noble classics list that you don't already have--good or bad, they are essentials in every library. [Link]

Also couldn't hurt to get the president's favorite books! After the bible, he named Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon" and Shakespeare's tragedies, but you can find more if you do a little internet searching.



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Re: Book List - July 31st 2009, 06:06 PM

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Re: Book List - July 31st 2009, 06:28 PM

Marley and Me - John Grogan
Denial - David Belbin
Love Lessons - David Belbin
Dead Teachers Don't Talk - David Belbin
Forever - Judy Blume
Finding Grace - Alyssa Brugman
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Re: Book List - August 3rd 2009, 12:19 AM

Oh, I forgot- A Day No Pigs Would Die.


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Re: Book List - August 5th 2009, 09:30 PM

Thirteen Reasons Why ~ Jon Asher (i think?)


   
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Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Catcher In The Rye - J. D. Salinger
Cut - Pat McCormick
Bill Bryson books (they're really funny)
Gervase Phinn books (he's an English author so I don't know if you can get hold of any of his books)
Cathy Glass books.


Sorry, I don't have many. I'm drawing a blank today.
Have to disagree and say not cut and not the Cathy Glass books. I own these books and enjoyed them, but they are far from fantastic literary works and whilst I am certainly not one for sheltering children, I wouldn't like young children to be able to read these books. I read cut in I believe year 7 and it did me far more harm than good. Some sensoring is a good thing. If you want to get books that deal with mental illness there are some out there that are well written, The Bell Jar, Girl, Interrupted, The Wasp Factory etc..
   
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Re: Book List - August 7th 2009, 02:01 PM

What about getting some autobiographies?
I don't really read a lot of autobiographies but I bet there's some interesting ones out there.


   
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Re: Book List - August 7th 2009, 02:05 PM

The Virgin Suicides
I feel as though this book changed my life
House of Leaves
Odd, but compelling. Read it if you want something completely off-the-wall different
Crime and Punishment
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