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Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:18 am
BigBadBear says...



So, I got a Nook for Christmas, and my library allows me to rent ebooks to download for a limited time to my Nook for free. So, it's fantastic. But, I need some awesome books. And by awesome I don't mean lame. Which is obvious.

I mean AWESOME. Amazing. Terrific. Award-worthy.

I need novels. I don't care what genre. I just need something that has really affected you as a person when you read this book.

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Would love help on this.




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Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:31 am
Lavvie says...



Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman.

It's awesome.




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Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:29 am
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:49 am
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I'll give you my top three, because it's hard to choose:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
The Child Thief, Brom
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Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:19 am
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The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.
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Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:35 am
Lumi says...



Nate wrote:The Road by Cormac McCarthy


I'll never forgive you for beating me to suggesting this. :P

I'll add in:

-A Separate Peace
-Brave New World (the original, not Redux)
-Les Miserables
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Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:39 am
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Ack. You can't make me pick one, so I'll go ahead and cheat and give a few. ;)

The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde [Dark/verges on horror]

Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov [Dark Literary]

The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch [Fantasy]

The Amnesia Clinic, by James Scudamore [Literary] (It's a new favorite of mine!)

Idlewild, by Nick Sagan [Sci-Fi]
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Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:31 am
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The Bible, by Moses, David, Matthew and the other Gospel writers, Paul, and many others, as they received revelation by God, and or were lead by the Holy Spirit. :D
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Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:37 am
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One of my favorite Non-Classic novels is The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbary.
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Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:42 pm
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:40 am
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini or Zeitoun by Dave Eggars. You should also consider The Baseball Box Prophecy (I forget who by) or Things Not Seen if you're looking for something less serious.
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stargazer9927 wrote:The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


That's a terrific book, as is the sequel, A Thousand Splendid Suns.


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Well, it's not actually a sequel. However, it takes place in roughly the same area and same place as the first book.
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Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:05 pm
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Naked Lunch by William Burroughs. Awesome stuff.
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Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:13 am
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Nate wrote:
stargazer9927 wrote:The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


That's a terrific book, as is the sequel, A Thousand Splendid Suns.


Edit

Well, it's not actually a sequel. However, it takes place in roughly the same area and same place as the first book.


I've heard of it, but I haven't had the chance to read it yet. I read this for my English class and I completely loved it, even though most of the class seemed to hate it. Best $12 I ever spent, and I didn't think I would ever pick it up again when I first bought it. I'll have to consider reading it when my to-read list gets a bit smaller...
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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
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