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Old 05-01-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I figured this may give some people suggestions if they are running out of books in their own collection (like me!).

5. Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
4. Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods
3. Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
2. William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
1. Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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1. Terry Pratchett - Jingo
2. Lindsay Davies - The Jupiter Myth
3. Sharon Kay Penman - When Christ and his Saints Slept
4. Martin Cruz Smith - Wolves Eat Dogs
5. Somerset Maugham - Of Human Bondage
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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1. Italo Calvino - Invisible Cities
2. Ray Bradbury - Dandelion Wine
3. Jorge Luis Borges - Ficciones
4. Graham Greene - The Power and the Glory
5. Loren Eiseley - The Night Country
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Theodoer Dreiser
An American Tragedy
Sister Carrie

That's it & ENOUGH. He guilts me out! But disturbing is energizing.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:38 PM
 
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Stephen King - The Stand
Dean Koontz - Odd Thomas
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
F Paul Wilson - The entire Repairman Jack series
George R R Martin - Game of Thrones

Do I have to stop at five?
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Stephen King - The Stand
Dean Koontz - Odd Thomas
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
F Paul Wilson - The entire Repairman Jack series
George R R Martin - Game of Thrones

Do I have to stop at five?
You can post as many as you'd like!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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R. A. Salvatore - All his Forgotten Realm series and even the Demon Wars saga
Dean R. Koontz - Night Chills
S. M. Sterling - Island in the Sea of Time
Eric Flint - 1632
Margaret Weiss/Tracy Hickman - Dragonlance series (too many to pick a favorite)
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
Leon Uris Mila 18
Alex Haley The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Stephen King The Stand
Jason Elliot An Unexpected Light
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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All of these authors wrote a number of books, and I've read almost all of them, but only mentioned my favorite:

Kurt Vonnegut, Galapagos
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
Morgan Llyweyn, Bard
Dan Simmons, Drood
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


In the non-fiction category:
Mark Levin, Liberty & Tyranny

In the brain-candy, fantasy, just for enjoyment category:
Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mists of Avalon, or any of the Avalon Series (they can be read alone or as part fo the series)
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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In the" just for an enjoyable read" category:

Helen MacInnes, Assignment in Brittany
Mary Stewart, Touch Not the Cat
Victoria Holt, The Demon Lover
Jane Aiken Hodge, The Winding Stair
Laura Kinsale, Uncertain Magic
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