Favorite non-sexy books

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  1. nicelynoosed

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    The Master and Margarita
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Ready Player One
    A Brief History of Nearly Everything
    A Walk in the Woods
    In a Sunburned Country
    Year Zero
    The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
    Neverwhere
    Stardust
    The Graveyard Book
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    Les Miserables
    Most of P.G. Wodehouse, but mainly after a more stressful read,
    Anything by Scalzi, but especially Old Mans' War, Redshirts, and Agent to the Stars
    Anything by Pratchett, but especially everything except Nation...and maybe Unseen Academicals
    Anything by Christopher Moore except Coyote Blue, Sacre Bleu, or the Serpent of Venice,
    Scissors Breaks Rock
    The Stainless Steel Rat (1, 2 and 3 only)
    Conrad Stargard
    Domesday Book
    Enders' Game 1, 5, 8, 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 14, and 11 in order of quality.
    Anything by Douglas Adams
    The Grave Series by Darynda Jones
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
    The Last Dragonslayer
    Ab-so-lute-ly everything by Stephen Fry, in every dimension, in every universe, for all times past, present, and future.

    That's what I can think up off the top of my head, at least.
    How about you?
     
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    No Country For Old Men Cormac McCarthy
    The Short Timers by Gus Hansford
    The Stand by Stephen King... And pretty much everything else by king.
    Horns by Joe Hill
    Fight Club by Chuck Palanuik(sp)
    The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larson I think was the author.
    More later but that's a short and current favorites list for me.
     
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    All of the GOT series
    The Hunger Games
    Swan Song
    The Outlander series
    Anything by Dean Koontz and James Patterson, I've read almost all of then
    Black Lightening Johnson Saul
    Michael Crichton novels, any of them
    My last is short as well, I'll add more later
     
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    GOT series
    Anything by Daniel Silva
     
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    I read lots in my spare time & spend a lot of time encouraging teenagers to read & take an interest in their choices too. My tastes are quite eclectic. Some I have enjoyed include:
    Pride and Prejudice
    The Book Thief
    Me Before You - I cried buckets at this
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
    Enjoyed Hunger a Games & Divergent series
    On the Road
    Shadow of the Wind
    Birdsong
    The Kite Runner
    The Girl on the Train
    The Help
    Middlemarch
    The Lovely Bones
    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
    Anna Karenina
    His Dark Materials
    Enjoy many novels by Harlan Coben, Lee Child
    And lots more
     
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    GoT series
    Odd Thomas (anything Koontz)
    Under the Dome
    11/22/63
     
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    How could I forget
    Hobbit/Lord of the Rings
    Pretty much everything by Haldemann
    The Once and Future King by T.H. White
    Mama Makes up Her Mind by Bailey White
    The Dark is Rising Sequence
    The Chronicles of Narnia
    A Wrinkle in Time
    The Diamond in the Window and sequels
    Sherlock Holmes
    The Prydain Chronicles, and everything else by Lloyd Alexander,
    The translations of Sir Richard Burton, particularly the naughty ones
    Lots by Ken Follet, but especially the Eye of the Needle which has a description of cunnilingus that gave me the right attitude for life.
    Heinlein (his yuckily inscestous themes notwithstanding)
    Ringworld
    The Covenant of the Stone books, before David Morrell went all dark and sad and lonely.
     
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    I'll do authors instead of individual books to save on time and space. I suggest anything written by these folks to anyone:
    Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Bukowski, Elmore Leonard, Clive Barker, Sergei Lukyanenko, Herman Melville, Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Susan Cooper, David Sosnowski, Diana Wynne Jones, Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman, Terry Goodkind, Tad Williams, Arthur C. Clarke, Suzanne Collins, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Mike Carey, Lee Child, Robert Ludlum, Mark Twain, Ian Fleming, Roald Dahl, Brian Jacques, William S. Burroughs, William Faulkner, Nick Hornby, Cormac McCarthy, David Eddings, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Terry Pratchett, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini, Pierre Boulle, Philip K Dick, Victor Hugo, David Morrell, Tom Clancy, David Sedaris, David Wong, Douglas Adams, Dan Simmons, CJ Box, John Connolly... ... ...

    I've got more (I know I'm forgetting lots), but I think that barrage is good for now. :p
     
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    Authors is a better idea as I'd read anything by my favorite authors.

    Charles Bukowski
    Will Self
    William T Vollmann
    T C Boyle
    CĂ©line
    Victor Pelevin
    Albert Camus
    Milan Kundera
    Hubert Selby Jr
    Irvine Welsh
    James Kelman
    Mikhail Bulgakov
    Vladimir Nabokov
    Franz Kafka
    and others...
     
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    I forgot about them. I also love the vampire novels by Anne Rice, Patricia Cornwell (again not the recent stuff), Julie Garwood (not the modern stuff), Richard Matheson, The Harry Potter series, Patricia Briggs Moon series, a few King, I also have a collection of Brian Fraud fariy books, ie Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy and a few others. I'm sure I'm forgetting others, like the Hobbit & LOTR series, duh and others.
     
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    I forgot to put J.K. Rowling, Michael Crichton, J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, Oscar Wilde, Chaim Potok, and Mario Puzo... Gah! TOO MANY BOOKS! TOO MANY AUTHORS!
     
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    I know, it's dark in here and the bedroom I can't really see to look at the books I decided not to part with last time & it's never a good idea to rely on my memory. My old girlfriend gave me her Kindle info and I didn't buy a book for years add that to the germ phobia & I don't really buy books like I used to.
     
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    I have tons of actual physical books and just bought a Kindle for the sake of portability (luggage gets surprisingly full and heavy VERY quickly if you carry a lot of books on a trip). I get the germophobe thing -- buying a used book is such a crap shoot when it comes to condition of the book. I usually try to buy new unless the pricing is ridiculous or it's an out-of-print.

    I haven't bought a single e-book, though, because there are always places like The Pirate Bay or book-share forums that you can get all the good books you want for free. I'm a book pirate. Yarrrrr!

    Which makes me think -- add Robert Louis Stevenson. :p
     
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