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I'm sure many of you are avid readers as well as gamers, so post some of your favorite books for your fellow forum goers.

I'm a huge Tolkien fan and The Lord of the Rings series (The Hobbit as well) are some of my absolute favorite books.

I'm also an engine enthusiast (I prefer diesel engines) so I like to pick up shop manuals and read through them as well, although I'm sure that would bore most people here to tears.

I'm always looking for some great books to read so post some up and I'll check them out,

Parker

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I saw those....all named after colors?

ummm, you must be thinking of another series. The series goes: Prelude to Foundation, Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, Foundation's Edge, Foundation and Earth and Forward the Foundation... but that's not the order that they were written.

The Foundation trilogy (when it was just 3 books) actually won a Hugo for best series, beating out the Lord of the Rings, which happily surprised Asimov.

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My favorite book is called "Edward Finnigans Upprättelse". It's obviously a Swedish book, don't know if it exist in English or not.

It's basically about a guy who locked up on death row, and just a few days before he's about to be executed he dies. You read the book from his perspective one year later and weirdly enough, he's still alive...

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I love The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, all of the Chronicles of Narnia books. I also like pretty much any Star Wars novel and I also like sports novels that are related to my teams. To be honest though, I do not read much on the side, rather I read in college or in my free-time play video games LOL

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- 'The Dark Tower' series by Stephen King

- 'Jurassic Park' by Michael Crichton

- 'The Lost World' by Micheal Crichton

- 'Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince' by J.K. Rowling

- 'Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows' by J.K. Rowling

- 'Fallen Angels' by Walter Dean Myers

- 'Watchmen' by Alan Moore

- 'Resident Evil' series by S.D. Perry

- 'Night' by Elie Wiesel

- 'Native Son' by Richard Wright

- 'Cirque Du Freak' series by Darren Shan (the first 3 books were a bit childish, but the rest of the series seemed to get more serious and darker with each new book.)

I haven't really read anything in a long time thanks to video games. :(

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Here are mine, in no particular order:

War of the Worlds

The Invisible Man

The First Men in the Moon

The Comet

- H.G.Wells

From the Earth to the Moon

20 Thousand Leagues Under the See

Journey to the Center of the Earth

- Jules Verne

Beyond the Farthest Star

The Monster Men

Venus Series

- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Sherlock Holmes (all)

The Lost World

The Land of Mist

When the World Screamed

-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Farenhight 451 - Ray Bradbury

The Plainsmen Series - Terry C. Johnston

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Did you like the TV Show...Heroes? Do you follow graphic novels w/ superheroes? Then you really should read: The Wild Card Series.

Into a world hungry for peace, comes a spaceship ferrying chaos...

An alien bomb is detonated above the planet, shedding an indiscriminate gene virus on an Earth barely recovered from the horrors of World War ll. The result: Wild Cards. ACES blessed with superhuman powers and JOKERS cursed with bizarre physical and mental disfigurements.

This is their story.

And so began a series of shared-world anthologies that would bring the metahuman into the real world - our world. Everything up until 1946 is how we remember it. After that watershed year, many things will have changed.

http://www.wildcardsonline.com/books.html

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The last book I read was the Little Little Golden Book of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.

But not for me - for the kids, I swear!

My last books were Balkan Ghosts, by Robert Kaplan and A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah (autobiography of a child soldier).

Haven't read much lately due to the big move; hope to catch-up on some, though.

I have this ritual where from Spring onwards, I would begin reading Stephen King's It. But I save it as a treat for when I need to have my daily pit stop. Well, as an additional treat, you can say.

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For me, easily Where the Red Fern Grows ... as well as Catcher in the Rye and To Kill A Mockingbird.

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The Hunger Games Series (More specifically, Mockingjay)

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Eragon series:

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The movie butchured the books left and right. They might take a while to read (600+ Pages a book, 4 books) but well worth it.

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As RPG-Gamer you dont need books... Some games really have nearly too many text-scenes. :P

So, as non-shootergamer I have enough to read.

But, I guess Histyy is my favourite book, buddyyys ^_^

 

nah, seriously...

... as child I loved "Knickerbocker Bande" books. This series have many books and is about four detectivekids. I know they get translated to other languages but actually I have no idea how they get called in english. Which book of them exactly is my favourite is hard to tell... its some years ago. xD 

Later I readed some of the Warcraft books for the plotholes around the games, because the games are just a small part of the whole thingy.

But... yeah... dunno. books and freetv are pretty boring for me, because I loose concetration and motivation when Im doing too long nothing. So probably Im never going to understand japanese, because books are boring for me... And while reading books or watching televion, you are doing basicly nothing. Maybe this is the reason why I love RPGs. Its like playing a book... but better... because music, voices and stuff you will probably fail to imagine. :)

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Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

War Of The Worlds - HG Wells 

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These are my favorites
Warriors by Erin Hunter
Harry Potter
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Inheritance Cycle

Percy Jackson & The Olympians/Heroes of Olympus

Left Behind Series

Stephen King's Under the Dome, Firestarter, Full Dark, No Stars, Dreamscapes

Horse: How the Horse has shaped civilization
The Next World War
The New Temple and the second coming
Countdown to the Apocalypse

Moongate
The Darkest Evening of the Year

Dragon Riders of Pern Dragonheart

Prophecy 20/20
The Ocean Dark
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Tiger's Curse
Howling Moon
Halo the Fall of Reach
Nephilim Stargates and the return of the watchers
Robopocalypse
Terminator Trial by Fire and Cold War
Timeline

Holes
Animorphs

Remnants

 

And I haven't actually read these yet but I'm almost pretty sure they'll be added to my favorites as well
Dragon Queen
The Splintered gods
Assassin's Creed Forsaken
The Fire Within
The Thirteenth Unicorn
Black Dragon
The Twelve
The Last Days-Joe C Rosenberg
Halo Cryptum
The Dark Griffin
Firedrake
One Second After
Storm Cycle
Cowboys & Aliens
Resistance the Gathering Storm
Dragon Wing
The Lost World Jurassic Park
The Children of Oden

Dragon in Chains
Touched by Venom, Shadowed by Wings and Forged by Fire

Dragonspell
Legacy of Light
Dragon Champion
The Hidden Reality
The Dragon Lance Chronicles
Return of the Dragons
The Smoke Thief
I am Legend
11/22/63
2132
Outlaw
The Serpent Sea
Fringe The Zodiac Paradox, Burning Man and Sins of the Father
MLPFIM Daring Do Trilogy set
and maybe survivors
well having seen this list looks like I got some catching up to do, and here I usually read each book I have 1-3 times except the ones that really bored me.

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Love this book to death, read it so many times when I was growing up still my favourite book to date;

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Another two books I have recently read that were just terrific both about famous singers;

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  • Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien 
  • The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett
  • Erebos and Saeculum by Ursula Poznanski
  • Dancing Jax by Robin Jarvis
  • Codex Alera by Jim Butcher 
  • For the Win and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  • Age of the Five by Trudi Canavan
  • Totentrickser by Jan Oldenburg
  • Das Vermächtnis der Schwerter by Michael Rothballer
  • Die Zwerge by Marcus Heitz

Has anybody read "Night Watch" by Sergej Lukjanenko? If yes, is it worth reading? 

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My favourite author is Stephen King and I also like Robin Cook, Tom Clancy, John Gribbin and Richard Dawkins.

My favourite books include:

  • It by Stephen King
  • Insomnia by Stephen King
  • Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  • The Greatest Show On Earth by Richard Dawkins
  • On The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin
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American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, love this book so much, funny and dark all the way through

Anything by Cormac McCarthy his books are so beautifully told and intense, Blood Meridan one to watch out for

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  • The Invention of Morel - Adolfo Bioy Casares

  • Tell Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

The Colour out of Space – H.P. Lovecraft

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Pedro Páramo - Juan Rulfo

Macbeth - William Shakespeare

Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

1984 – George Orwell

The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka

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