I read A LOT! does any one have some good book ideas?

14 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    If you mean free read sites, try Baen publishing free library, guttenberg. org, etc. try a local library.

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  • 10 months ago

    The New Testament

    Cosmos by Carl Sagan

    The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

    Two Years Before the Mast by Richard H Dana, Jr.

    These titles I would recommend everyone to read before leaving Earth.

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  • Marli
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Fiction or non-fiction?

    I browse in the Literature and History sections of my library. (800s and 900s in North America) Some are interesting. Some are a slog. I started reading "The Ravenmaster" by Chris Skaife because it's about the Tower of London. I learned a lot about the ravens and foxes inhabiting the site, a little less about the Yeoman Warders and a bit less about the British Army circa 1980 to 2000. Not much about the Tower complex and its history; but that's okay. There are other books about that; but few about the current life in the place, and fewer about corvids from a man who loves caring for them. I don't like birds with big beaks and talons; but I now respect them as smart birds.

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      You've just told me what to buy my sister for Christmas! She loves corvids.

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  • John
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    I won't add to the list. Going back in time is the best advice. There are 100 (generously) great new books a year. There are thousands and thousands of them if you forget about when they were written.

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  • 10 months ago

    With absolutely no idea what your tastes are:

    David Mitchell's 'Cloud Atlas'.

    Anna Burns's 'Milkman'.

    Nevil Shute's 'On the Beach'.

    Joseph Heller's 'Catch-22'.

    Or you could go to your local library, explain your tastes to the librarian, and see what they can suggest.

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  • 10 months ago

    The Bible. There are libraries and online lists you can choose from. Just because someone on line suggest a book does not mean you will enjoy reading it.

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  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Louis-Ferdinand Céline "Journey to the End of the Night"

    Antonin Artaud (Collected Works)

    Isaac Asimov (Collected Stories)

    James Baldwin "The Fire Next Time"

    Honoré de Balzac "Père Goriot"

    John Barth "Lost in the Funhouse"

    Charles Baudelaire (Collected Poems)

    Samuel Beckett "Murphy"

    Andrei Bely "Petersburg"

    William Blake (Collected Poems)

    Heinrich Böll "Billiards at Half-Past Nine"

    Jorge Luis Borges (Collected Short Stories and Poems)

    William Boyd "Any Human Heart"

    Ray Bradbury "Fahrenheit-451"

    Paul Brickhill "The Dam Busters"

    Robert Browning (Collected Poems)

    Bill Bryson "The Mother Tongue"

    Pearl S. Buck "The Good Earth"

    Charles Bukowski "Ham on Rye"

    Lord Byron (Collected Poems)

    Albert Camus "The Stranger"

    Truman Capote "In Cold Blood"

    Thomas Carlyle "The French Revolution"

    Lewis Carroll "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

    Raymond Carver (Collected Short Stories and Poems)

    Raymond Chandler "Farewell, My Lovely"

    John Cheever (Collected Short Stories)

    Anton Chekhov (Collected Short Stories & Plays)

    Kate Chopin (Collected Stories)

    Emil Cioran "On the Heights of Despair"

    J.M. Coetzee "Disgrace"

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Collected Poems)

    Joseph Conrad "Victory"

    James Fenimore Cooper "The Last of the Mohicans"

    Roald Dahl (Collected Short Stories)

    Daniel Defoe "Robinson Crusoe"

    Don DeLillo "Underworld"

    Jared Diamond "Guns, Germs and Steel"

    Philip K. Dick "VALIS"

    Charles Dickens "Great Expectations"

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky "The Double"

    Arthur Conan Doyle "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"

    Alexandre Dumas "The Count of Monte Cristo"

    George Eliot "Middlemarch"

    T.S. Eliot (Collected Poems)

    Ralph Ellison "Invisible Man"

    John Fante "Ask the Dust"

    Ian Fleming "Casino Royale"

    Jonathan Safran Foer "Everything Is Illuminated"

    Ken Follett "The Pillars of the Earth"

    Robert Frederick Foster "Vivid Faces"

    Jonathan Franzen "The Corrections"

    Alex Garland "The Beach"  

    Nikolai Gogol (Collected Short Stories)

    Herbert Gold "The Man Who Was Not With It"

    Günter Grass "The Tin Drum"

    Graham Greene "Brighton Rock"

    Dashiell Hammett "The Maltese Falcon"

    Nathaniel Hawthorne "The House of the Seven Gables"

    Seamus Heaney (Collected Poems)

    Marvin Harris "Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches"

    Franz Hellens "Memoirs from Elsinore"

    Joseph Heller "Catch-22"

    Ernest Hemingway "A Farewell to Arms"

    O. Henry (Collected Short Stories)

    Thor Heyerdahl "Kon-Tiki"

    S.E. Hinton "The Outsiders"

    A.E. Housman (Collected Poems)

    Henrik Ibsen "A Doll's House"  

    Irish Myths and Legends

    Franz Kafka "The Castle"

    The Kalevala

    Ryszard Kapuściński "The Shadow of the Sun"

    John Keats (Collected Poems)

    Karl Ove Knausgård "My Struggle"

    Jonathan Lethem "Motherless Brooklyn"

    C.S. Lewis "The Chronicles of Narnia"

    Jack London "Martin Eden"

    H.P. Lovecraft (Collected Short Stories)

    Malcolm Lowry "Under the Volcano"

    Norman Mailer "The Naked and the Dead"  

    Bernard Malamud "The Assistant"

    Richard Matheson "I Am Legend"

    W. Somerset Maugham "Of Human Bondage"

    Guy de Maupassant (Collected Stories)

    Cormac McCarthy "The Road"

    Frank McCourt "Angela's Ashes"

    John McPhee "Looking for a Ship"

    Herman Melville "Moby Dick" Henry Miller "Tropic of Cancer"

    John Milton (Collected Works)

    Haruki Murakami "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World"

    The Mythology of Ancient Greece

    Vladimir Nabokov "Pale-Fire"

    The Norse Myths

    Máirtín Ó Cadhain "Churchyard Clay"

    Eugene O'Neill "Long Day's Journey Into Night"

    George Orwell "1984"

    Ovid "Metamorphoses"

    Thomas Paine "The Age of Reason"

    Dorothy Parker (Collected Short Stories)

    Mervyn Peake "Gormenghast"

    Nathaniel Philbrick "In the Heart of the Sea"

    Sylvia Plath "The Bell Jar"

    Plato "The Republic"

    Plutarch "Roman Lives"

    Edgar Allan Poe (Collected Short Stories and Poems)

    The Poetic Edda

    The Prose Edda

    Marcel Proust "In Search of Lost Time"

    Philip Pullman "His Dark Materials"

    Alexander Pushkin (Collected Short Stories and Poems)

    Edmond Rostand "Cyrano de Bergerac"

    J.D. Salinger "Nine Stories"

    Hubert Selby, Jr. "Last Exit to Brooklyn"

    Will Self "Tough, Tough Toys For Tough, Tough Boys"

    William Shakespeare (Complete Works)

    Mary Shelley "Frankenstein"

    Percy Bysshe Shelley (Collected Poems)

    Nevil Shute "On the Beach"

    Upton Sinclair "The Jungle"

    John Steinbeck "The Grapes of Wrath"

    Robert Louis Stevenson "Treasure Island"

    Bram Stoker "Dracula"

    Jonathan Swift "Gulliver's Travels"

    Terence (Collected Works)

    Dylan Thomas (Collected Poems)

    Hunter S. Thompson "Hell's Angels"

    Jim Thompson "The Grifters"  

    Henry David Thoreau "Walden"

    J.R.R. Tolkien "The Lord of the Rings"

    Leo Tolstoy "Anna Karenina"

    William T. Vollmann "The Ice-Shirt"

    John Updike "Rabbit, Run"

    Leon Uris "Trinity"

    Jules Verne "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"

    Kurt Vonnegut "Slaughterhouse-Five"

    Evelyn Waugh "Scoop"

    H.G. Wells "The War of the Worlds"

    Dennis Wheatley "The Devil Rides Out"

    Walt Whitman (Collected Poems)

    Oscar Wilde "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

    Tennessee Williams "The Glass Menagerie"

    William Wordsworth (Collected Poems)  

    W.B. Yeats (Collected Poems)

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Different genres, assuming you're pre-college:

    For Couples Only;

    The Yoga of Nutrition;

    Understanding Yourself by Mark Prophet;

    The Great Divorce;

    In a Sunburned Country;

    The Code of the Woosters;

    The Giver;

    Paper Towns;

    101 Things All Young Adults Should Know;

    West with the Night;

    Animal Farm;

    A Christmas Carol;

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde;

    A Wrinkle in Time;

    Until You Reach Me;

    Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians (going on the theory that your inner child survives, and thrives when you read a children's classic);

    The Neverending Story;

    Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation);

    Tree Shepherd's Daughter;

    Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25.

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  • Shay
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    What kind of books do you like ------

    My favorite authors include Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and V.C. Andrews.

    • Adriana10 months agoReport

      yeah Stephen kiing

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  • 10 months ago

    Heres one.

    Isaiah 53 King James Version (KJV)

    53 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

    2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

    3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

    4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

    5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

    6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

    7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

    8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

    9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

    10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

    11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

    12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

    • John
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      I don't think the OP wanted children's books.....

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