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I'm trying to read as widely as possible this summer (fiction mostly). Anyone recommend any book that they got so engrossed in it felt like time stopped around them?
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The Skullduggery Pleasant Series
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The book thief is an amazing book.
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A Song of Ice and Fire book series is good its the game of thrones books
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Why read when you can just watch the movies
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The problem is once you get to my level of fiction reader, you can never have one specific favourite.

I've read too many books and in too many different genres to tell you which my all time fav was.
I've even pretty much forgot quite a few of them because I've read so many in the past.

Give me genres your interested in to make it easier.
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The Sense of an Ending.

Bought this book (apparently it's only considered a novella) on impulse, just by the cover and starting. Didn't disappoint.

Given that it was so short I didn't get lost / bored unlike other longer stories I've read. Without spoiling anything, this story, though short, is worth reading and re-reading. The second time onwards is always a delight.

I was pretty blown away by how masterful the story was constructed. Definitely worth a read.
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(Original post by Dhanny)
The problem is once you get to my level of fiction reader, you can never have one specific favourite.

I've read too many books and in too many different genres to tell you which my all time fav was.
I've even pretty much forgot quite a few of them because I've read so many in the past.

Give me genres your interested in to make it easier.
lel, its probs individual, but I read quite a lot and I do have two clear favourite books, you are right however, genres would be helpful
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The Diamond Brothers series was highly enjoyable.
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Non-Academic:

- The Little Prince
- Brave New World
- Animal Farm
- One Hundred Years of Solitude
- For Whom the Bell Tolls
- Catcher in the Rye
- Lord of the Flies
- In Search of Lost Time
- Ulysses
- Anna Karenina
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
- Waiting for Godot


Academic:

- Guns, Germs and Steel
- The Republic
- The Art of War
- On War
- Critique of Pure Reason
- The Communist Manifesto
- The Prince
- Critique of Pure Reason
- A Brief History of Time
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(Original post by LlamaLikeEllie)
The book thief is an amazing book.
I'm starting that this week :woo:

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The brain that changes itself. good book if u wanna learn loads of **** in a short period of time
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Harry Potter books are pretty dece, especially the end ones
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Orwell, George - 1984
Huxley, Audous - Brave New World
Bradbury, Ray - Farenheit 451
Stephenson, Neal - The Diamond Age
Feist, Raymond - Magician (and the rest of that trilogy)
Cline, Ernest - Ready Player One
Hobb, Robin - Assassins Apprentice (and the rest of that trilogy)

I generally only read sci-fi & fantasy so its probably a crap list but those were some of the books that I have really enjoyed over the years.
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Everything that I've read by Malorie Blackman has been great and if you're going to read any of them start with the Noughts and Crosses series.

The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy is a great book from Douglas Adams, and was of my favourites when I was a kid, you could also watch the 2005 film of it.
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(Original post by (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ)
The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy is a great book from Douglas Adams
Yeh, good call, that's a great book. I think I enjoyed Mostly Harmless the best, randomly enough. The chapter with the biscuits makes me chuckle even now!
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Gosh! Some of the best books I've ever read are ones that show up in the GCSE English syllabus so you might have already read them. I'll mention them anyway.

— Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck) (in my Top Three list of favourite books)
— An Inspector Calls (J.B. Priestley)
— Macbeth (honestly, it's such an amazing book/play...I would recommend getting the academic edition that includes definitions of Shakespearean words)
— The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) (I haven't finished reading this book but I strongly feel that I'll love the book more when I've completed it)

If you're up for reading biographies/autobiographies, I would strongly recommend reading The Soul of a Butterfly (Reflections on life's journey) by Muhammad Ali and his daughter Hana Yasmeen Ali. It's such a beautiful view into the life of the legendary boxer (as well as his philosophy). It's not a big book, it's roughly the size of the average fiction book. I bought my copy from The Works so if you have a store near you, I suggest you check their website to see if it's still in stock.
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Crusades by Elizabeth Laiden
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"We were Liars" is such a good book
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(Original post by PepticSalve)
Yeh, good call, that's a great book. I think I enjoyed Mostly Harmless the best, randomly enough. The chapter with the biscuits makes me chuckle even now!
The whale & the petunias is one of my favourite parts, especially seeing it brought to life in the film.
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