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Journal Entry: Sun Apr 27, 2014, 6:40 AM

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City of the Mind  by Penelope Lively
Fablehaven & Beyonders by Brandon Mull
The Analyst by John Katzenbach
Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin
El Tunel by Ernesto Sabato
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Roadside Picnic by Boris Strugatsky
Infinity: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Le Comte De Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Silver Darlings by Neil M. Gunn
The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov
Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
Skellig by David Almond
Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Grass Harp by Truman Capote
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Abarat by Clive Barker
The Life of a Good-for-nothing by Eichendorff
The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol
Plot of Satire by Alvin B Kernan
Eona by Alison Goodman
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Poison by Chris Wooding
The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
Daemon by Daniel Suarez
The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman
The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence by Robert Pirsig
The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski
Dresden Flies by Jim Butcher
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Icemark Chronicles by Stuart Hill
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Book Thief by Markus Zuskar
The Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Dragon Champion by E.E. Knight
My Demonic Ghost by Jacinta Maree
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
Patton: Genius for war, a by Carlo D'Este
Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Cue for Treason by Geoffery Trease
Silverwing Trilogy by Kenneth Oppel
the Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert
Incarceron and Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of... by Michael Scott
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey
The Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies
the Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynn Jones
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis
The Pendragon Cycle by Stephen R. Lawhead
Berserk by Kentaro Miura
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Velocity by Dean Koontz

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luluguineapig Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you received any books in the mail? This is such a cool idea!

-I recommend Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, my favorite book of all time. It's about a girl who dies and goes Elsewhere. 

-This book is a must read: A Dog of Flanders, by Ouida. It's about a young struggling artist and his dog who helps him in way unimaginable. 
Canis-Niphlanus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Oh there's just too many! 

Books I'd recommend are Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo and, if you know some German, Draussen vor der Tuer by Wolfgang Borchert. Both have pretty simply vocabulary and grammar but are ruthlessly intense and unforgiving. But so is war.

Johnny Got His Gun is more literal of what war does to the individual man, while Draussen vor der Tuer is symbolic of the soldier returning home to nothing. Draussen vor der Tuer has an English translation, but I feel like it doesn't speak with the same power. 

These aren't books I'd want to read. I believe these are books everyone must read. 
Gulaghar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's see. What to recommend. 
  • First of all, the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks. It's a fantastic, gritty low fantasy story that I can't recommend enough. 
  • Then there's the Lightbringer trilogy also by Brent Weeks, though the last book isn't out yet. It's got a lighter tone than his other series. 
  • The Cleric Quintet by R. A. Salvatore is another great series. He's wrote a lot of books, but I think this series is his best. 
  • I'm very surprised not to see A Song of Ice and Fire here already. By George R. R. Martin. I'm only a bit into it so fart, but it lives up to how my friends had hyped it up to me. 
  • And I'll leave off with The Books of Abarat by Clive Barker. It's a whimsical series that takes a dark turn that is very compelling. 
And that's about it. Yes, I do really like fantasy. =P
Emmiger Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Have you read any Terry Pratchett? A lot of people suggest not starting with the first Discworld book, so... Guards! Guards! if you want to start the watch series. Or, say, Pyramids if you just want a one-off book. =)
RinoaDestiny Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Depends on how interested you are in ancient Japan but the two novels by Eiji Yoshikawa are very good reads for me at least. The first is "Taiko" about the Sengoku era with Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu vying for control and unification of Japan. The second is "Musashi" and Yoshikawa's fictionalized account about Miyamoto Musashi's life from teenager to adult legend. It's also the backbone for the "Vagabond" manga series.

I also am a fan and think highly of Colleen McCullough's " Masters of Rome" series. Each book is a doorstopper but gets the ancient Roman feel just right.
dracontes Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For fantasy yarns that are serious fun, I recommend David and Leigh Eddings The Belgariad and The Malloreon. Tolerance for tropes is recommended ;) 
T00xicpanda Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Herman Hesse- Demian

Oh, and if you are buying books, I recommend buying them from Bookdepository. They give you free shipping (which is actually very fast), and prices are nice (they have a lot of special offers often with discounts aswell).
DougQ Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist
It is a pretty serious flaw that amongst neals, gaimon is on your list and stephenson is not.  You need t rework your list.
WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Suggest a book, friend.
DougQ Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Cryptonomicon or golden age.
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