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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:02 pm
by Elin_Darling
I will definitely have to concur on that one. For a humourous book, it hits a lot of nails on the head, so to speak. Definitely a worthy satire of human existence.

Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:24 pm
by Allysta
Hmm, I found a book at the library a few weeks ago called The Queen's Soprano, by Carol Dines. It is very good, and interesting. I would definitely recommend it, especially if you like singing and historical fiction.

Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:55 am
by evil pixie
Ihdreniel wrote:
BkkprGirl wrote:The Book Theif by Markus Zusak. SO amazing. Words can't even comprehend it.

Definitely, definitely, definitely. It's one of my favorite books ever. If you're interested, the book club is having a discussion on it right now. :)


gonna add that to the list of books to get at the library next time

Allysta wrote:Hmm, I found a book at the library a few weeks ago called The Queen's Soprano, by Carol Dines. It is very good, and interesting. I would definitely recommend it, especially if you like singing and historical fiction.


you like singing and historical fiction?
try for freedom: a true story of a french spy
it's pretty interesting and it's based on a true story.

add:
the lightning theif and probably the rest of the series that I have'nt read yet.

Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:51 am
by IzzyTehMuse
Don't know if this has been mentioned but
The Westing Game is an awesome kids' mystery!

It's really fun and cute!

And HUZZAH FOR ROALD DAHL!

I also think everyone should read The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. They are very entertaining!

Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:15 am
by TaurusChick12
Has Lolita been mentioned on here? If not, then I say read it. And while you're at it, read The Feminine Mystique.

Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 10:29 pm
by FadingLight
Trying to add books people might not have read…

The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories, by Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, and Tessa Gratton, and The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief and Sinister, by Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, and Claire Legrand, are both collections of occasionally creepy short stories written by various authors (like the one about the Iron Rose in the latter). I'm not sure if they're related, or if the titles are just coincidence.

Also, the Lunar Chronicles series, by Marissa Meyer. I especially like the character of Winter (her reply to someone calling her crazy is "I know. Do you know how I know?"), and the book Fairest, which isn't part of the main series but still really good. ("Love is a conquest. Love is a war. Here is what I think of love."). At which point the character speaking throws her two glass drink glasses to the floor.

Edit: Also…

Reckless and Fearless, by Cornelia Funke

Hugo

The Last Dragon Chronicles, by Chris D'Lacey

The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater

The Wanderer, by Sharon Creech

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan. AWESOME series.

The 39 Clues (the original series. I didn't like the sequel series as much).

Spirit Animals (another series).

The Last Dragon, by Silvana de Mari. Actually made me cry.

Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli. Also made me cry. Not much, but still.

Wonder, by R. J. Palacio. Almost made me cry.

Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:29 am
by Athena32
The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart. I love the charecters. Kate is a parallel to Juliet, and Constance reminds me faintly of... Mulch.
Also NERDS, by Michael Buckley. It's a fun premise.

Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:11 am
by Kron48
I have a few to add (even though this post will be lost forever in cyber-space):
Dark Intelligence by Neal Asher
Imzadi by Peter David
Mortal Engines series
Fever Crumb trilogy
Virals series
Tunnels series (one of my absolute all-time favorites :B)

Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:26 am
by Rocket Axxonu
From Fading's list, oh yeah, I read The Lunar Chronicles not all that long ago. I liked it, it really combines all the old fairies tales with a futuristic, dystopian kind of world very well. (Although, for some reason as I was reading the books, I didn't connect 'Winter' with 'Snow White' for the longest time...I'm pretty sure I was in, like, the third or fourth book when I'm suddenly like, 'Oh duh.')

I also remember seeing the Spirit Animals books on sale at the store I work at, and I thought they looked pretty good. I might look into them sometime, if I remember.

Oh, I also have read the Pendragon series (which I think Silenced mentions on the previous thread page), I read that one when I was younger, that one was pretty amazing.



Huh, Dark Intelligence, Imzadi, Mortal Engines...those all sound interesting. I might see if I can get any of those on audiobook from my library. (Although at the moment I'm caught up re-listening to the AF series again. xD)


I'm not exactly sure what to suggest, my list would probably consist mainly of the obvious ones, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, etc. Although, one of my absolutely favorite series ever has to be Animorphs. I read the books when I was a kid, and I loved them, but I read them again recently a few years ago, and I was absolutely amazed by how good they were. (I always liked animals, so the idea of people changing into animals was pure gold to me as a kid, but even more than that, looking back at the series now, I see how well the series handles that, in actually getting inside the minds of the animals. The series also deals with a pretty wide range of pretty deep themes, many of them related to war, especially in the later books when things really start getting series. The way the series develops the characters is pretty amazing, too--each of the core characters have a personality trait that sets them apart and makes them memorable, and gives them a distinct voice, but over the course of the series, they each struggle with being defined by those traits, while struggling with the challenges that their situation forces them to contend with.)

Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:39 am
by Kron48
Rocket Axxonu wrote: one of my absolutely favorite series ever has to be Animorphs. I read the books when I was a kid, and I loved them, but I read them again recently a few years ago, and I was absolutely amazed by how good they were. (I always liked animals, so the idea of people changing into animals was pure gold to me as a kid, but even more than that, looking back at the series now, I see how well the series handles that, in actually getting inside the minds of the animals. The series also deals with a pretty wide range of pretty deep themes, many of them related to war, especially in the later books when things really start getting series. The way the series develops the characters is pretty amazing, too--each of the core characters have a personality trait that sets them apart and makes them memorable, and gives them a distinct voice, but over the course of the series, they each struggle with being defined by those traits, while struggling with the challenges that their situation forces them to contend with.)

Oh my goodness! I completely forgot about the Animorphs series!!! I read them so freaking long ago xD.
Speaking of childhood series, The Kane Chronicles :3

Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:07 pm
by Rocket Axxonu
I know, those were popular so long ago. (I guess people have kind of forgotten about them now. My mom volunteers at my old elementary school, so when the library went to sell all their Animorph books, she bought a bunch of them and gave them to me.) I so wish they could have come out with a movie or a real TV series, of the kind they do now, but I guess it wasn't to be... (There was an Animorph television series, and I think they chose good people to play the characters that really fit the roles, and the graphics for the morphing was pretty awesome for what they had at the time, but the Andalites...yeah. They definitely spent most of the budget on the morphing.)

Oh yeah, the Kane Chronicles! I read those not too long after I read the Percy Jackson series. (I think there's a couple of short cross-over stories, which is awesome, I like the idea that the world of the Kane Chronicles is actually connected to the world of Percy Jackson, I wasn't sure it was when I first picked up the books.)