Jump to content

Photo

Favorite Books


  • Please log in to reply
72 replies to this topic

#21 dodonique

dodonique

    Megabyte

  • Members
  • 402 posts
  • LocationHere. There. Everywhere.

Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

Almost forgot Frankenstein and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow....love them both

To be human is to err so...err


#22 MathiasTarr

MathiasTarr

    Bit

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • LocationTreungen, Telemark, Norway

Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:55 AM

Hunger Games, The Hobbit, God Delusion and The Selfish Gene

#23 No-Danico

No-Danico

    Danger Zone

  • Members
  • 1,770 posts
  • LocationGA, USA

Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

The Golden Compass also goes by His Dark Materials. It's one of my favourite series, my computer is named after Lyra's daemon. Also, don't watch the movie after reading the book. They could've done so much better with the movie, but they really dropped the ball.

The PenDragon series - DJ MacHale
The Night Angel trilogy - Brent Weeks
Lightbringer series - Brent Weeks <- Only read the first book, but I loved it
The Inhumans trilogy - John Marco <- Borrowed from a friend and loved it, but I can never find it in book stores
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
American Gods - Neil Gaiman

There's probably others but I can't remember them all.

You are so damn cool.

Patric Rothfuss is the absolute best author writing today. If you havn't read The Name of The Wind and its sequel, Wise Man’s Fears you should. They’re amazing. I want to get them pregnant.

Butcher’s Dresden Files are great, but more because it hit all of my nerdy itches. Pulp noir detective meets modern wizard. Deal. 100X deal.

The First Law Trilogy by Abrocrombie is amazing. Second book’s a lil slow, but Logan Nine Fingers is my favorite character in anything, ever. His other books are good, Micatto in Best Served Cold is pretty badass, but Heroes wasn’t too great. I haven’t gotten around to reading Red Country yet, I’ll probably pick it up next week.

Those are all high fantasy and probably closer to what a normal person would read. The God Delusion is good, but not as normal. If you go for that, pick up Carl Sagan’s Science as a Candle in the Dark/ Demon Haunted World. Kerzweil’s Singularity is Near is good, but you need to have a pretty strong background in math to fully enjoy it.

If you’re going ‘classic’ pick up Thomis Paine’s Common Sense/Rights of Men. Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason is great, I built a lot of my world view around Empiricalism.

Also, for kicks and giggles look for The Tao of Pooh. It explains the philosophy of Taoism using Winnie the Pooh. Pretty awesome book.

ElectricSevereKatydid.gif

My first novel, Seeds of Magic- Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, Sony Store


 


#24 Diabolical_Jazz

Diabolical_Jazz

    Gigabyte

  • Members
  • 959 posts

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

Nearly every religious person that I know has never actually read the bible in any of its forms.
Learning religious doctrine through word of mouth and upbringing is a very different experience than reading the text yourself.
I am quite the opposite of what anyone would consider religious, but I still read the bible out of curiousity.


I feel like people should probably read religious texts if only for the literary implications. Religious texts have had an indescribable influence on nonreligious literature, and even language in general.
I don't think he needs to be immortal. I think all he needs to do is to write the right story. Because some stories do live forever.

#25 Diabolical_Jazz

Diabolical_Jazz

    Gigabyte

  • Members
  • 959 posts

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

Anyway, Patrick Rothfuss, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchett have all been mentioned, so I guess I don't really need to add anything. :P

Seriously though, those three are my favorite authors.

Oh! Cory Doctorow is worth mentioning. His novels are strange and excellent, his writing style is enjoyable, and he is a major advocate for file and information sharing. He's one of the authors of the Creative Commons license. Even if you disagree with his views, they're worth reading. Plus, most of his books are available for free.
I don't think he needs to be immortal. I think all he needs to do is to write the right story. Because some stories do live forever.

#26 Coconut Man

Coconut Man

    Gigabyte

  • Members
  • 798 posts
  • LocationThe latest Smash Major

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

The Golden Compass series. It has another name, but I can't remember it.


The series name is "His Dark Materials", I believe, consisting of:
The Golden Compass
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass
(small expansion book) Lyra's Oxford

Well, book-wise, I recommend classics as well, such as Tom Sawyer

There's also the Maze Runner series, Harry Potter (Obviously), A Series of Unfortunate Events, ugh what else....I've read so many books I keep forgetting their names...
Oh yeah, Airborne, (Not sure if I spelled it right), and if you're REALLY bored, and I mean unbearably bored, read Twilight. You'd be better off reading the Dictionary, though.

Oh, yeah, and Agatha Christie. Great if you love mystery. If you're reading your first Agatha Christie book, I recommend "And then there were none".

Happy reading! :D

fl9Uov4.gif


#27 TheGoblinQuill

TheGoblinQuill

    Byte

  • Members
  • 24 posts
  • LocationNew Jersey

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:09 AM

LotR - JRR Tolkien
Harry Potter - JK Rowling
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo
Moby-Dick - Herman Melville
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
The Martian Chronicles - The October Country - From the Dust Returned - all by Ray Bradbury
The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
Batman: The Long Halloween
Batman: The Killing Joke
Batman: The Joker's Last Laugh
Batman: Haunted Knight
The Eyes of the Dragon - Stephen King
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
The Increasingly Inaccurately Titled Hitchhiker's Trilogy - Douglas Adams
and pretty much everything ever written by H.P. Lovecraft

'Not all who wander are lost.' -JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Posted Image
'But I have swam through libraries and sailed through oceans...'
-Herman Melville, Moby-Dick


#28 No-Danico

No-Danico

    Danger Zone

  • Members
  • 1,770 posts
  • LocationGA, USA

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

I’ve always thought Ninety-Three was much more interesting than Hunchback. And The Legend are better than anything else Hugo ever did, if you can find a good translation.

ElectricSevereKatydid.gif

My first novel, Seeds of Magic- Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, Sony Store


 


#29 MrSandman

MrSandman

    Kilobyte

  • Members
  • 232 posts

Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:12 PM

1. hitchhikers guide to the galaxy (best bookseries ever)

2. Around the world in 80 days



#30 Hypnotize

Hypnotize

    Bit

  • Members
  • 5 posts

Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:00 PM

Clockwork Orange



#31 ageekygirllikeme

ageekygirllikeme

    Kilobyte

  • Members
  • 149 posts
  • LocationWisconsin

Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:56 PM

I don't think I saw anyone mention these but I would definitely recommend The Inheritance Cycle (the Eragon books). Those besides the Harry Potter books are my favorites.

 

Also David Clement-Davies is a fantastic author. I've read The Sight, Fell and Firebringer by him and they were amazing. I actually named one of my dogs after a character in The Sight because I loved it so much.


Check out my blog https://mygeekygirllife.wordpress.com/

 

Check out my photography on instagram @thegeeklifeblog


#32 TommyZ

TommyZ

    Byte

  • Members
  • 28 posts

Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:04 AM

Harry Potter

 

Come on, I dare you.

 

Join the fandom

 

Which I rule


tumblr_lua6dwxher1qa0xkuo1_250.gif


#33 SushiKitten

SushiKitten

    Coffee Cat

  • Members
  • 1,916 posts
  • LocationCanada

Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:52 PM

I don't think I saw anyone mention these but I would definitely recommend The Inheritance Cycle (the Eragon books). Those besides the Harry Potter books are my favorites.

 

Also David Clement-Davies is a fantastic author. I've read The Sight, Fell and Firebringer by him and they were amazing. I actually named one of my dogs after a character in The Sight because I loved it so much.

Which character did you name your dog after?

 

I was a huge 'wolfaboo' in junior high. I love anything that had to do with wolves. So I loved The Sight and Fell. Even now though, once I got through that phase, I still consider David Clement-Davies to be one of my favourite authors. My copy of The Sight is falling apart, haha.



#34 Sethre

Sethre

    Giggity-byte

  • Members
  • 3,558 posts
  • LocationIowa

Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:01 PM

I don't think I saw anyone mention these but I would definitely recommend The Inheritance Cycle (the Eragon books).

In my first post thats actually my number one series. It's amazing. Pretty much hands down my favorite series.


Lp5M62Z.gif


#35 fae

fae

    Terabyte

  • Members
  • 1,307 posts
  • LocationOver the hills, where the seven dwarfs dwell

Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:08 AM

I love all my books, mostly because of the book smell :)

Et j'aime la nuit écouter les étoiles. C'est comme cinq cent millions de grelots. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


#36 veL

veL

    Byte

  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • LocationPoland

Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:11 PM

A Song of Ice and Fire ... the most genious, complex and tension-holding piece of writing set in medieval fantasy world ever. TV Show doesn't do its justice, they had to cut off half the content so people wouldn't get lost in it. And guess what, 80% still do.



#37 ageekygirllikeme

ageekygirllikeme

    Kilobyte

  • Members
  • 149 posts
  • LocationWisconsin

Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:49 PM

Which character did you name your dog after?

 

I was a huge 'wolfaboo' in junior high. I love anything that had to do with wolves. So I loved The Sight and Fell. Even now though, once I got through that phase, I still consider David Clement-Davies to be one of my favourite authors. My copy of The Sight is falling apart, haha.

 

Her name is Larka. Even though she's black and the name technically means new fallen snow I really couldn't help myself.


Check out my blog https://mygeekygirllife.wordpress.com/

 

Check out my photography on instagram @thegeeklifeblog


#38 Calvary

Calvary

    Conceptual

  • Members
  • 6,623 posts
  • Locationwww.

Posted 10 March 2014 - 04:58 PM

A Song of Ice and Fire ... the most genious, complex and tension-holding piece of writing set in medieval fantasy world ever. TV Show doesn't do its justice, they had to cut off half the content so people wouldn't get lost in it. And guess what, 80% still do.

 

Don't forget a fuck load of incest, paedophilia and female worthlessness!

 

Let's be honest, the Kharl Drogo - Khalisi relationship was something out of Martin's wet dreams.


tumblr_om7nwjm5Wm1rsea1wo1_500.gif
Ask for my discord/Insta/Tumblr if you want.


#39 Akiyo

Akiyo

    Megabyte

  • Members
  • 552 posts

Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:54 AM

My favorite books are mostly trilogies, with the exception of Terry Pratchett~

 

Kristin Cashore, Graceling, Fire and Bitterblue

 

Trudi Canavan, Age of the five trilogy and The black Magician trilogy

 

Maria V. Snyder, Study, Glass and Healer series.

 

I once read ALL of P.C Cast Divine series, which is about (without spoiling) a woman ending up in an unknown universe, where she is the ruler/queen/almost a deity whatever and she is forced to marry a... CENTAUR. It is a very, very discriptive romance/fantasy story and the author doesn't spare any sexual details. Sidenote: the centaur had to shapeshift for them to attempt coitus :P



#40 veL

veL

    Byte

  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • LocationPoland

Posted 12 March 2014 - 04:25 PM

Don't forget a fuck load of incest, paedophilia and female worthlessness!

 

Let's be honest, the Kharl Drogo - Khalisi relationship was something out of Martin's wet dreams.


The way he described all these incest scenes and what-not make me think that he has quite a few of these.