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Here is a list of books I have sitting in the corner. I just read Perks of Being a Wallflower and now its on to something else. If you have read any of these please leave some comments about them to help me decide what to read next! I pick up books at flea markets, yard sales, and used book stores so I have a few I haven't read.

 

Thanks to anyone who participates:)

 

The Color Midnight Made-Andrew Winer

The Tesseract-Alex Garland(have read the beach)

Middlesex-Jeffrey Eugenides

harbor-Lorraine Adams

Happiness-Will Ferguson

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour-J.D. Salinger(read Catcher and Franny and Zooey)

A Handful of Dust-Eveyln Waugh

White Noise-Don DeLillo

Transmission-Hari Kunzru

All the Names-Jose Saramego

Wuthering Heights-Emily Bronte

Siddhartha-Herman Hesse

Ender's Game-Orson Scott Card

Geek Love-Katherine Dunn

The Trail-Franz Kafka

The Crying of Lot 49-Thomas Pynchon

Vernon God Little-DBC Pierre

The Wasp Factory-Iain Banks

Of Mice and Men-John Steinbeck

Foucalt's Pendulum-Umberto Eco

Torpedo Juice-Tim Dorsey

A Seperate Peace-John Knowles

Shampoo Planet-Douglas Coupland

On the Beach-Nevil Shute

Slack Jaw-Jim Knipfel

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ-Jose Saramago

Girlfriend in a Coma-Douglas Coupland

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire-read the first three cause of all the hype and wasn't really that impressed. If they get better I will continue reading them)

 

 

Books that I have tried to read in the past year but failed to complete will pick them up again eventually.

 

house of leaves-mark z danielewski

the plot against america-philip k roth

blindness-jose saramego

one hundred years of solitude-gabirel garcia marquez

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Seconded. And that Philip Roth book is pretty damn good, too. Kafka's The Trial, as well.

 

thanks for your replies you two! I do appreciate it!

 

I will defitnatly put Of Mice and Men up there since its two for two.

 

I heard anything by Kafka was amazing so when I found The Trial I knew I should buy it.

 

The start of the PKR book wasn't bad at all, I just couldn't get into it. Its a crazy concept though with Hitler and all. I will get back onto that one soon too!

 

Thanks again!

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I like the classics, so Wuthering Heights is a good choice.

It's sadistically romantic.

 

Siddhartha is also good. It's take on self-discipline/

enlightenment is interesting.

 

I read Enders Game in a class for teaching adolescent

literature. I didn't expect to like it because it was sci-fi,

but it was so well written that I liked it very well.

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House of Leaves is amazing. I got through almost half of it, then it started getting real techinical I guess you could say so I stopped. I need to pick it up again though.

 

Have you read Danielewski new book? I didn't know if it was as good as House of Leaves.

 

Not sure if I would enjoy Wuthering Heights but I always give a book a chance.

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Anything by a Bronte makes Jane Austen look really bad.

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and after that:

 

Confederacy of Dunces (if you've read it before, read it again).

I have never read that book.

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Wow, that's quite a list!

I read A Separate Peace a very long time ago, but I remember loving it.

My brother-in-law teaches Thomas Pynchon in his classes (he's a big fan), I know he'd put that at the top, and he'll be thrilled that I put the recommendation in for him.

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Oh, and read some Nabokov. That dude was the best, ever. Thomas Mann is good too.

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I really like Perks of Being a Wallflower

 

Yeah I really enjoyed this book alot. I love Catcher in the Rye like most people and Perks reminded me alot of that in a way.

 

Confederacy of Dunces (if you've read it before, read it again).

 

Yeah I have read that before, but I wouldn't mind reading it again. I enjoyed it the first time around.

 

Wow, that's quite a list!

I read A Separate Peace a very long time ago, but I remember loving it.

My brother-in-law teaches Thomas Pynchon in his classes (he's a big fan), I know he'd put that at the top, and he'll be thrilled that I put the recommendation in for him.

 

I heard most of Thomas Pynchons stuff are not easy reads, but Crying of lot 49 is the easiest.

 

Oh, and read some Nabokov. That dude was the best, ever. Thomas Mann is good too.

 

I will definately check out both of those authors, thanks!

 

I like to read;)

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I agree Bjorn, Nabokov is the best ever :dancing (although not necessarily good to jump at the deep end).

 

I'd be tempted to read the Banks because i love his sci-fi.

 

Grab a P.G. Wodehouse omnibus if you need something light between books. ;)

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I'm finally getting around to reading Walden again. I'm loving it much more this time.

I've been reading excerpts for a Summer American Lit class. "We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us." So excellent.

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