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What books did you guys enjoy? I'm looking for some new reading material and I would like to have a few recommendations. :D
 
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I assume you're looking for fiction. I usually read fiction in languages I'm not proficient in, otherwise I am absolutely unable to read. That being said, I did find the Sherlock Holmes series quite enjoyable, and I actually really liked Vladimir Nabokov's writing style. (But I could never finish his books. I plan to finish them sometime in the future.) So, I think you could try any of Nabokov's works and the Sherlock Holmes series. I don't know what's your preference, so I hope this works anyway.


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Hey there! I'm a bookworm, so I have more than 2000 books in my library (including the ones I have to read for college, which are nor literary works).

I don't really know what you like, so I'll go with the list of the books I like and the ones I've read since January. I think I'll divide the list in categories. The books/stories between brackets are the ones I liked the most.

Argentinian books: I'm Argentinian so I have many books in Spanish. My favourite authors are:
-Julio Cortázar (Hopscotch and End of the Game)
-Adolfo Bioy Casares (The Invention of Morel)
-Jorge Luis Borges (Fictions -> Circular Ruins. I like his poetry more)
-Ernesto Sábato (The Tunnel)

Portuguese books:
-Fernando Pessoa (all of him, but it's more like his books are recolections of his own thoughts, not really a story per se. The Book of Disquiet)

French books:
-Victor Hugo (The Man Who Laughs)
-Guy de Maupassant (all his stories)
-Baudelaire (The Flowers of Evil, it's poetry)

Russian: I don't like much Russian literature because it has a rather slow pace
-Dostoyevsky (Notes from Underground)

US and UK books:
-Joseph Heller (Catch-22)
-Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse 5)
-Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
-Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange)
-Stevenson (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Suicide Club)

Complete biblographies (I've read all these authors wrote, so it's difficult to reccommend just one piece of their work, I'll suggest some anyway)
-Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime)
-Ambrose Bierce (The Boarded Window, The Dictionary of the Devil- a sarcastic, cynical dictionary. He is H. P. Lovecraft's influence)
-Ray Bradbury (The Illustrated Man)
-Edgar Allan Poe (all his stories, I just love them so much)
-George Orwell (1984, Animal Farm)
-Chesterton (all the Father Brown Tales, The Man Who Was Thursday)

Then you have poetry, philosophical works and essays. If you need a list, I believe I have an (slightly outdated) inventory list. Send me a PM! :)
 

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Aleister Crowley.

All day all night Aleister Crowley.
 

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Sorry Citi I am being too much of a VictorHugo right now, I do like Poe and Doestoevsky

I have not read Doestoevsky but I bought one of his books and I will read it soon :o
 

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This takes me back.
 

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Srsly though, I think I have been laughing non-stop for the past 10 minutes is this possibly fatal?? :confused:
 

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Srsly though, I think I have been laughing non-stop for the past 10 minutes is this possibly fatal?? :confused:
Holy fuck I posted this 70 minutes ago and I am still going.
 
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Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (really, anything by Neil Gaiman)
Dune by Frank Herbert (long, but excellent)
the short stories of HP Lovecraft
the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe
the Narnia series (and the Screwtape Letters) by CS Lewis
Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The Martian Chronicles (must-read!) and Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

:cthulhu:,
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