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    (Original post by alexsasg)
    I might try to fit The Kite Runner in there somewhere. And while I'm at it, A Thousand Splendid Suns :P
    good choices

    I have been a bit of an eager bunny and read The Kite runner ahead of my class as i have to study it for next year and I really enjoyed it! Such a great book by an amazing author Have also read athousand splendid suns, its suuuuch an amazing book definately my favourite

    Hope you enjoy them!!!!!!
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    (Original post by 06dimairhop)
    good choices

    I have been a bit of an eager bunny and read The Kite runner ahead of my class as i have to study it for next year and I really enjoyed it! Such a great book by an amazing author Have also read athousand splendid suns, its suuuuch an amazing book definately my favourite

    Hope you enjoy them!!!!!!
    I've already read them, haha I just want to read them again purely because I liked them so much the first time round. I will definitely enjoy reading them again though!
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    (Original post by Mazzini)
    Trudi Canavan's novels are really good :yep:

    Have you read her other ones?

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    On my reading list I have:
    • The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory
    • The Other Queen, Philippa Gregory
    • The newest Artemis Fowl books (yes I am 16, yes I am kind of obsessed ), Eoin Colfer
    • The Da Vinci Code series, Dan Brown
    • Game of Thrones, George R R Martin
    • The Traitor Queen, Trudi Canavan (being published August 2012)
    • Hopefully some autobiographies too


    I'll add more as I think of them
    I've just finished reading most of Trudi Canavan's novels I really liked them! Can't wait for The Traitor's Queen to be out!

    I set myself a goal to read 30 books from my last exam till I have to go to uni... I've already read 10, so I've boosted it up to 50 :P May be a tad ambitious, but will be good anyway
    My to read list so far include;
    -Intrusion - Ken Macloed
    -A Picture of Dorian Grey (part started)
    -Wuthering Heights
    -The Bloody Chamber
    -Dracula
    -Moon over Soho - Ben Aaronovitch
    -The Game of Thrones books - read the first one so far
    -The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    -We Need to Talk About Kevin
    There are a few more, but I can't think of them off the top of my head.
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    (Original post by icnthelpit)
    I've just finished reading most of Trudi Canavan's novels I really liked them! Can't wait for The Traitor's Queen to be out!

    I set myself a goal to read 30 books from my last exam till I have to go to uni... I've already read 10, so I've boosted it up to 50 :P May be a tad ambitious, but will be good anyway
    My to read list so far include;
    -Intrusion - Ken Macloed
    -A Picture of Dorian Grey (part started)
    -Wuthering Heights
    -The Bloody Chamber
    -Dracula
    -Moon over Soho - Ben Aaronovitch
    -The Game of Thrones books - read the first one so far
    -The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    -We Need to Talk About Kevin
    There are a few more, but I can't think of them off the top of my head.
    Neither can I! So excited. I've read all of her books apart from her short stories.

    I've just ordered some more books (mostly artsy-subject geek ones )

    I'm so cool

    Edit: Just remembered I want to order the second one in the Rivers of London series. It's an awesome series
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    (Original post by Mazzini)
    Neither can I! So excited. I've read all of her books apart from her short stories.

    I've just ordered some more books (mostly artsy-subject geek ones )

    I'm so cool

    Edit: Just remembered I want to order the second one in the Rivers of London series. It's an awesome series
    I haven't read the Age of Five ones yet, are they any good? I'm gonna nick the Magician's Apprentice from my friend once they're done with it too
    I think there's a third book from the River's of London series coming out soon too That, or I'm imagining things again.
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    I unfortunately have to work all summer but seeing as how I've just spent faaaar too much money on books (just love them, it's really not good for my bank balance!) I'm gonna be not leaving the desk on my dinner breaks and getting my read on...

    I've started American Gods & Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, but have Anansi Boys & Good Omens sat in my new book pile.
    Around half way through My Booky Wook 2 by Russell Brand (hardly a literary classic but he's got a way with words that seems to just draw me in), and will hopefully get that finished today.

    I've also got the following to complete at some point (eek!)
    - Almost Like A Whale - Steve Jones
    - A Game of Thrones, George RR Martin
    - Watching the English, Kate Fox
    - Icebreaker by John Gardner
    - The Testament of Gideon Mack, James Robertson
    - A Study in Scarlet & The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
    - Charmed Life by Diana Wynn Jones.

    I've also signed up to something called Goodreads which is like a social networking site & app for bookworms like myself, you have bookshelves that list your 'Read' and 'Currently Reading' and it gives updates to your followers & friends as you read and review your books (be it paperback or ebook) - and gives recommendations based on what you like reading. There's also an ebook shop on it, if you want to read something but cant get a paper copy. I think it's great
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    I guess I'll probably just start making my way through all the untouched books on my bookshelves. Things like The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and a few Austen's that I haven't yet read. Oh, and some Sam Bourne books that I got as presents and have never had chance to look at!
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    (Original post by icnthelpit)
    I haven't read the Age of Five ones yet, are they any good? I'm gonna nick the Magician's Apprentice from my friend once they're done with it too
    I think there's a third book from the River's of London series coming out soon too That, or I'm imagining things again.
    They're okay but her Kyralia ones are better

    Can't wait for her Millenium's Rule Trilogy either!

    Yep, I don't think you're imagining things :yep:
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    (Original post by Mazzini)
    Trudi Canavan's novels are really good :yep:

    Have you read her other ones?

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    On my reading list I have:
    • The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory
    • The Other Queen, Philippa Gregory
    • The newest Artemis Fowl books (yes I am 16, yes I am kind of obsessed ), Eoin Colfer
    • The Da Vinci Code series, Dan Brown
    • Game of Thrones, George R R Martin
    • The Traitor Queen, Trudi Canavan (being published August 2012)
    • Hopefully some autobiographies too


    I'll add more as I think of them
    Just finished The Other Boleyn Girl, really enjoyed it :yep:
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    (Original post by pink pineapple)
    Just finished The Other Boleyn Girl, really enjoyed it :yep:
    Ooh good

    Philippa Gregory is a really good author :yep:
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    (Original post by Mazzini)
    Ooh good

    Philippa Gregory is a really good author :yep:
    havn't read any of her other books though might try them
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    (Original post by pink pineapple)
    havn't read any of her other books though might try them
    The White Queen was really good; I did try The Red Queen but I felt the main character (Margaret Beaufort) was really arrogant so I stopped reading it.

    Ooh, just looked her up and found she's written loads more books.
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    Fyodor Dostoyevski - Crime and Punishment
    H.P. Lovecraft - At The Mountains of Madness (I have read several of his short stories and I loved them!!)
    Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange
    Hubert Selby Jr - The Room/Last Exit to Brooklyn
    Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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    Need to finish reading these first:

    A Storm of Swords - George RR Martin
    I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
    Next - Michael Crichton
    The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger
    Kushiel's Dart - Jaqueline Carey
    The Elegant Universe - Brian Greene
    To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (re-reading)

    Then hopefully start and finish these before October comes!

    A Feast for Crows & A Dance with Dragons - George RR Martin
    Young Sherlock Holmes Death Cloud - Andy Lane
    Jurrasic Park - Michael Crichton
    Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
    The Sacred Sword - Scott Mariani
    World War Z - Max Brooks
    Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
    Northern Lights - Phillip Pullman
    The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
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    (Original post by JLXP)
    I bought the Bear Grylls autobiography the other day, i'll look forward to reading that in the sun
    Could be long.Better drink your own piss
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    Taking summer classes, so not much time to read unfortunately. But here's some I would like to when that's over:
    Blindsight - Peter Watts (reread, really thought provoking sci-fi)
    The Hobbit -J. R. R. Tolkien (sister keeps bugging me on this one, but it does seem good)
    Fyodor Dostoyevski - Crime and Punishment (started in high school, I'll try again seriously this summer)
    Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (reread, only book I didn't own, managed to a hardcover copy for only $1 at a booksale )

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