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Well, its almsot summer so yes I wan't to read something :]

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Just pure fun-Raise the Titanic by Clive Cussler

Stimulating thought-Night Probe by Clive Cussler

Make you cry- My Daddy Was A Pistol and I'm A Son Of A Gun-by Lewis Grizzard.
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I RECOMMEND ():

Water for Elephants
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break
The House of Many Ways
Malice
Havoc (the sequel to Malice)
The Magician's Elephant
Holes
The Girl with the Pearl Earring

. . . to name a few.
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Crime and Punishment
The Ascent of Man
The Idiot
Godot
Stuart Little

(that oughta keep him busy)
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
A Clockwork Orange
Slaughter-house 5
2001: A Space Odyssey
Fahrenheit 451
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:25 AM
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The Left hand of God
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break (I read it after Devon's recommendation )
Raven Blood Eye
Lolita
The Bed I Made
Lonely Werewolf Girl

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Mick! Ha! The "Mighty Boosh" moon-guy?

The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break
Such a good book! The mc sticks in your head. Well, in a good way.
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The Collector by John Fowles. It's disturbing, but a really good book.
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Fablehaven, and the rest of the series - by Brandon Mull
Daughter of the Blood, and the rest of the series - by Anne Bishop
Poison Study, and the rest of the series - by Maria V. Snyder

As you can see, I like to read books in a series, haha. Not that stand alone is bad, but I sure get drawn in to these series. Also, these are all fantasy. The first is YA.
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Fablehaven
Yes! Excellent book! I have yet to read the others, but this one was fantastic.
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Originally Posted by butterbescotch View Post
Well, its almsot summer so yes I wan't to read something :]
You only read in the summer?
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. My favourite book ever.
And the Canterbury Tales by Paul Doherty are brilliant. They are very dark and well worth a read.
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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You only read in the summer?
Instead of being a jackass, we could give the person the benefit of the doubt and suppose s/he may be a student or has a seasonal job and therefore no time to read what s/he chooses except during the summer.
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Try Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card. You're pretty much guaranteed to love it.

A young boy is sent to a military space-station called Battle School, a training ground for officers and the military elite. Mankind must find its brightest children, from all corners of the globe, to defend the planet from Outsiders.
It's probably the best book about kids (and could be enjoyed by kids too) that I've ever read. Obviously the kids are geniuses, so they don't talk or act their age at all. But still.

If you like the first book, which is a stand-alone, there are three more in the immediate series, and then another ten or so as spin-offs. All by the same author. The sequel to the first book, Speaker for the Dead, is IMO much better. It's matured and more thoughtful and, I think, better developed in characters. Highly recommended -- both of them.
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. My favourite book ever.
I've just bought that and Water for Elephants as my next reads.

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It is purely a beautiful book, Red. I loved it. It was nice to see the war from an alternative perspective, because it's not just Britain that suffered at the hands of Hitler.
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Try Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card. You're pretty much guaranteed to love it.

A young boy is sent to a military space-station called Battle School, a training ground for officers and the military elite. Mankind must find its brightest children, from all corners of the globe, to defend the planet from Outsiders.
It's probably the best book about kids (and could be enjoyed by kids too) that I've ever read. Obviously the kids are geniuses, so they don't talk or act their age at all. But still.

If you like the first book, which is a stand-alone, there are three more in the immediate series, and then another ten or so as spin-offs. All by the same author. The sequel to the first book, Speaker for the Dead, is IMO much better. It's matured and more thoughtful and, I think, better developed in characters. Highly recommended -- both of them.
That sounds really good! It's definitely on my list now.

I think I like this thread for an ongoing thing, if you ask me. Who better to recommend books to one another than people who are obsessed with books?
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Another good one, which is perfect for summer because it's not so much the heavy vocabulary but more the amazing storyline is Noughts And Crosses by Malorie Blackman.
Yes, it's a teenager's book. But it is very good and well worth a read. I read it when I was eight. I wouldn't recommend reading it at such a young age because there are a few scenes probably not suitable for someone of that age, but I loved it.
The blurb on the back of the book reads:

"Callum is a nought - a second-class citizen in a world run by the ruling Crosses...
Sephy is a Cross, the daughter of one of the most powerful men in the country...

In their world, noughts and Crosses simply don't mix. And as hostility turns to violence, can Callum and Sephy possibly find a way to be together? The are determined to try.
And then the bomb explodes..."

It follows the idea of discrimination and love. And it is amazingly written.
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A few more sugesttions:

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin,
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
Any book by Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett
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Ooh! I need to remember to add The Time Traveler's Wife to my list!
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It follows the idea of discrimination and love. And it is amazingly written.
Sounds like Romeo and Juliet
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^ It does a bit, because the two people can't be together. It is great though. I might re-read it this summer.
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Welcome back, SW! Another flying visit?
To kill a mockingbird is great too.
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You only read in the summer?
Well, I have just recently grown fond on reading books. So this is the first time I read in summer.

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Wow! A mouse flying! I so want to see that!
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