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Old 27-01-2015, 10:46 PM   #1
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What book do you absolutely love (and think everyone else should read)

The title is pretty self explanatory but what's the book that's either stuck with you the longest or your favorite or you think other people should absolutely read?

Personally, I generally recommend Good Omens and I've actually bought it a few times. Lent it out, never got it back, still keep lending it.

I like it because everyone is very flawed in the book but they're really people kind of people. No one is evil or like super good. There's no real hero and it's super super funny and always makes me smile.

So, what do you suggest?



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Old 27-01-2015, 11:17 PM   #2
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Stephen King's 11.22.63

Fantastic book!!

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Old 28-01-2015, 12:04 AM   #3
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The wasp factory by Iain Banks

an awesome book by an awesome writer.

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Old 28-01-2015, 10:52 AM   #4
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Addition by Toni Jordan. There's something about it I love so much but can't explain why. It's a brilliant book.

And recently, The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson, such a page turner, I really really loved it.




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Old 28-01-2015, 05:08 PM   #5
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Old 28-01-2015, 05:44 PM   #6
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I'm a huge fan of the Cathy Glass books. They're all based on her experiences as a foster carer and all the children she has looked after. Absolutely love her!



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Old 28-01-2015, 05:49 PM   #7
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Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. The Silmarilion too. Not so much of a fan of The Hobit.

I absolutely love The Secret Garden ever since from a child.

I love Kate Mosse's Labyrinth



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Old 28-01-2015, 08:44 PM   #8
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Perdido Street Station by China Miéville. Steampunk and magic and horror and just dark.

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Old 28-01-2015, 11:44 PM   #9
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I'm really going to have to second Good Omens. It's an absolutely amazing book. Or also pretty much anything by Neil Gaiman.

For an original one, this is a series not an individual book, but the Wheel of Timeseries by Robert Jordan pretty much got me through high school



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Old 29-01-2015, 01:05 PM   #10
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Some of the Sherlock Holmes stories - personal favourites for me are Silver Blaze, The Blue Carbuncle (I wish they would base an episode of Sherlock on this story!) and His Last Bow.










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Old 29-01-2015, 07:09 PM   #11
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I do want to read Good Omens, have read a few of Neil Gaiman's books which I enjoyed.

I'm going to say Narnia books since they got me into reading as a kid

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Old 29-01-2015, 09:42 PM   #12
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The Humans- Matt Haig



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Old 29-01-2015, 10:30 PM   #13
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
- maybe a cliche choice but oh my god this book touched me everytime i reread it and it's beautifully written and just really relatable

After the wreck, I picked myself up, spread my wings and flew away - Joyce Carol Oats
a book about pain and young adulthood. the writing is so good and i just really love the main characters paths.



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Old 30-01-2015, 02:50 AM   #14
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My favourite book is Phantom by Susan Kay, and anyone who has seen or has any interest I the Phantom of the Opera needs to read this. The Phantom was so misunderstood. Just read this.



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Old 30-01-2015, 10:32 PM   #15
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As people have mentioned Neil Gaiman, I must recommend his wife's book - Amanda Palmer's Art of Asking, it's brilliant. You needn't be a Dresden Dolls fan to enjoy.

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Old 30-01-2015, 10:48 PM   #16
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The Girl With All The Gifts by J Carrey
The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein (I think)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Seabold
The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter

And about a million more I've probably forgotten!

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Old 31-01-2015, 04:23 PM   #17
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I would like to second The Humans. A heartwarming, thoughtful and fun book

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Old 31-01-2015, 08:47 PM   #18
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Might seem a little cliche or something, but mine would be Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. That book touched me, and I don't even know why.

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Old 01-02-2015, 07:40 PM   #19
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I may be a bit bias as a fall out boy fan but Grey by Pete Wentz is amazing

Also Horns by Joe Hill, recently it was a film with daniel radcliffe. Joe Hill is actually Stephen Kings son and his work is amazing

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I've just started The Night Circus, which is about this mysterious circus that pops up into this town in the middle of the night, and it's also about magic and romance and old friends beyond normal timespans. It's very mysterious but I really like it so far.



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