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Fiction or nonfiction. No dragons allowed.
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Wow limit yourself from one of the best series ever (Game of Thrones).

Anyway apart from that Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy (yeah I don't read much).
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All of the books by mike pannett are good.
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I like classical novels. Be it a classical novel with a fictional touch like 'the picture of Dorian Gray' or a nonficitonal like 'the great Gatsby'. as long as the storyline is fine, I make no differences in the genre.
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This side of paradise by f Scott Fitzgerald


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I'm gonna cheat a little and say Amba Scales and the Wings of Justice. It's a new book on Amazon which I thought was well written, with a good concept. The reason I say I'm cheating is that there is a dragon in there, but let's just say it's not your average run-of-the-mill-fire-breathing type dragons and it's definitely not fantasy. You should check it out.
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Mort by Terry Pratchett
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Husseini
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The Churchill Factor, Memoirs of a Geisha (is excellent), Wolf Hall
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The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud is amazing, I've always loved the series and would definitely say they're worth a read.
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I highly recommend the Noughts & Crosses books by Malorie Blackman.
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For sort of recent sci-fi, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Becky Chambers) is a fun space opera - read it recently. little bit like Firefly I guess. Luna (Ian McDonald)
is a good too, think Game of Thrones in space.
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(Original post by Angury)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Mort by Terry Pratchett
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
You have such good taste! (I didn't like TKAM much but all the other books there are fantastic)

Anything by Robert Musil is very very good. Notes from Underground (Dostoevsky) is the best and most underrated thing he wrote, and I would also add A Room with a View (though pretty much everyone has read it) for sheer sumptuousness.
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My top ten favourite books of all time that I have read at least three times.

Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte. Her sister, Emily Bronte's book 'Wuthering Heights' is more famous but i think 'Jane Eyre' is better.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy

Native Son- Richard Wright

Orlando- Virginia Woolf

1984- George Orwell

Alone in Berlin- Hans Fallada

The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini

The Autobiography of Malcolm X- Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy

The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde (if you already read this during A-Levels then I recommend you read De Profundis.)
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Born Fearless by Phil Campion
Insanity by Charles Bronson
Leading by Alex Ferguson
The Sicilian by Mario Puzo
Wiseguy by Nicholas Pillegi
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I like classical novels. Be it a classical novel with a fictional touch like 'the picture of Dorian Gray' or a nonficitonal like 'the great Gatsby'. as long as the storyline is fine, I make no differences in the genre.
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This side of paradise by f Scott Fitzgerald

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I would have suggested that too (except for Great Gatsby as OP probably already read it since it's so popular).

De brevitate vitae (Seneca), To have or to be? (Fromm), The Apology and The Symposium (Plato), Au Bonheur des Ogres (Pennac), On Liberty (Mill).

If you are interested in Classics, other great books are Politeia (Plato), De catilinae coniuratione (Sallust), De rerum natura (Lucretius), De re publica, De amicitia (Cicero) and Paralleloi Bioi, "Parallel Lives" (Plutarch), of characters you are curious about, personal favourite is Cato's biography, but also Demosthenes and Cicero must be great. The latter were used as a source by Shakespeare, for example.
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Anything by Jodi Picoult. Love her writing.
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Wow limit yourself from one of the best series ever (Game of Thrones).

Anyway apart from that Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy (yeah I don't read much).
I'm absolutely struggling to get through the first book, and the TV series is my favourite show. But then maybe that's the reason why.
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Anything by Haruki Murakami!
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(Original post by usualsuspects)
I would have suggested that too (except for Great Gatsby as OP probably already read it since it's so popular).

De brevitate vitae (Seneca), To have or to be? (Fromm), The Apology and The Symposium (Plato), Au Bonheur des Ogres (Pennac), On Liberty (Mill).

If you are interested in Classics, other great books are Politeia (Plato), De catilinae coniuratione (Sallust), De rerum natura (Lucretius), De re publica, De amicitia (Cicero) and Paralleloi Bioi, "Parallel Lives" (Plutarch), of characters you are curious about, personal favourite is Cato's biography, but also Demosthenes and Cicero must be great. The latter were used as a source by Shakespeare, for example.
Those are very good recommendations, as I am interest in ancient Roman (and Greek!) times and their well-known personalities, also in literature. Thanks!
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