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Post by El Fiji Grande on Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:18 pm

Note: this list evolved as I wrote it from sci-fi recommendations to Othelos to recommendations to everyone. This list is by no means complete, and only includes books that I have read. I bet I'm forgetting a bunch of stuff. Also remember what age I am (teenager), so many of these books may not be suitable for anyone outside of that range.

Asimov Sci-Fi Stuff:
Well, there are a few things you should start with in Asimov's writing. You'll never get through all his books (he wrote more than 500 in total, but about 80 or so are good for reading).

A few good ones are: (and some of these are short stories)
Foundation Trilogy (there are more than three books, all of which are worth reading, but the original three are the best)
Nightfall (is a short story, but Spider Robinson expanded it into a more complete story; either is fine)
I, Robot
The Bicentennial Man (and other stories)
Pebble in the Sky
The Naked Sun
Nemesis
Heinlein Sci-Fi:
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (possibly my favorite book)
Starship Troopers
For Us, The Living
Note: He has a lot of books. I've read several of them. The only one that I have read that I didn't really like was Stranger in a Strange Land.
Arthur C. Clarke Sci Fi:
2001: A Space Odyssey (That one was good, but the ending was weird. The later books are all weird)
Note: All of the rest of his books strike me as weird, but many, though weird, are still good. Among them are:
The Fountains of Paradise
Childhood's End
The City and the Stars
The Hammer of God
Frank Herbert Sci-Fi:
Dune (series)(I read.. the first three?) The other two are Dune Messiah and God Emperor of Dune... there are many others, which I haven't read.
Andy Weir:
The Martian
Orson Scott Card Sci-Fi:
Ender's Game (series) (I only liked the first one; the others get weird in my opinion. But it's a very popular series)
George Orwell-Eric Blair:
Note: If you haven't read these, I can't help you.
1984
Animal Farm
William Golding:
Lord of the Flies
Ray Bradbury Sci-Fi:
Fahrenheit 451
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Note: There are several others, but I haven't read them, so can't recommend them.
Michael Crichton:
Jurassic Park
The Andromeda Strain
Douglas Adams Sci-Fi:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Trilogy, but all five books are worth reading)
Note: Next time I say 'So long, and thanks for all the fish,' perhaps you'll know what I mean.
Madeline L'Engle:
A Wrinkle in Time
Aldous Huxley:
Brave New World
Jules Verne=Sci-Fi:
Note: These are pretty old, but if you're in the mood, they're worth giving a chance.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Around the World in 80 Days
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Daniel Keyes:
Flowers for Algernon
Paolo Coelho:
The Alchemist - probably my favorite book as of 08/21/15
Patricia McCarthy:
Sold
Katherine Boo:
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Jared Diamond:
Guns, Germs, and Steel
J.R.R. Tolkien:

The Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit
The Silmarillion
The Children of Hurin
The Fellowship of The Ring
Unfinished Tales
Ken Follett:
Jackdaws
(Haven't read any of his other books, though I probably should)
John Steinbeck:
Note: most all of his books suck. They even suck while you read them. In hindsight, these were good:
The Pearl
The Grapes of Wrath
J.D. Salinger:
The Catcher in the Rye
Markus Zusak:
The Book Thief
I am the Messenger
Nancy Farmer:
The House of the Scorpion
Geoffrey Chaucer:
The Canterbury Tales
Anne Frank:
The Diary of Anne Frank
Note: It feels wrong to include this one in this list, but not to include it would also be wrong. You should read this one at some point.
Miguel de Cervantes:
Don Quixote
Philip Pullman:
The Golden Compass (series); The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
Garth Nix:
Note: the only one of his books that I've ever read was Mister Monday. I never got around to finishing the series, but it was really good.
Mister Monday
Yann Martel:
Life of Pi
Note: the movie is also really good.
Brandon Sanderson:
The Rithmatist
Brandon Mull:
Fablehaven (series)
Rick Riordan:
Percy Jackson (series)
The Heroes of Olympus (series)
The Kane Chronicles (series)
George R.R. Martin:
A Game of Thrones (series)
J.K. Rowling:
Harry Potter (series) Note: If you seriously haven't read it.... I mean, come on!
H.G. Wells:
The War of the Worlds
Christopher Paolini:
Eragon (series)
Note: This used to be my favorite series.
John Flanagan:
Ranger's Apprentice (series) (Note: This was also at one point my favorite series)
Brotherband (series)
Brian Jacques:
Redwall (series)
Note: Series starts to feel very repetitive after about five books. Still, enjoyable.
Suzanne Collins:
The Hunger Games (series)
Jerry Spinelli:
Stargirl
Dan Brown:
The Da Vinci Code
Deception Point
Digital Fortress
Inferno
Angels and Demons
The Lost Symbol
Note: Some (if not all) of his books are controversial, yet are still very fun to read
James Rollins:
Note: This one was weird, but I liked it:
Ice Hunt
James Dashner:
The Maze Runner (series)
D.J. MacHale:
Pendragon (series) Note: It got weird towards the end of the series.
Kenneth Oppel:
Airborn
Silverwing (series)
Cornelia Funke:
Inkheart (series)
The Thief Lord
Dragon Rider (I liked this back in elementary school. Warning: reading level)
Erin Hunter:
Warriors (series)
Cynthia Kadohata:
Cracker
Scott Westerfield:
Uglies (series) Note: very popular, but I wasn't the biggest fan.
Leviathan (series) Note: Loved it.
Anthony Horowitz:
Alex Rider (series)
Stephenie Meyer:
Note: Being a dude, I wasn't a fan of the Twilight series. However, The Host was good.
The Host
V.A. Richardson:
The House of Windjammer
Miscellaneous:
Note: If you haven't read these, shame on you!
Where the Wild Things Are
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Giant Peach (This was my favorite book in elementary school)
The Cat in the Hat
Green Eggs and Ham
The Sneeches on the Beeches (my favorite book in preschool)

Note: Below are books that I have not read as of yet, but that others have recommended to me.

China Mieville:
Railsea - recommended by [nation=short]Atlantica[/nation]
Dmitry Glukhovsky:
Metro 2033 - Midland South States

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