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it's pretty good. almost done with it though.
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Almost done with this one, I really should finish it already….
I have so many books on my "to read" list, I never know where to start. I think next I'll go for Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood.
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Currently reading this. I am about 80 pages in and enjoying it so far.
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Finished the first two and dove right into this one. It's pretty good.
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There's already a book thread but I'll bite.
Reading pic related and I highly recommend it even if you've seen the show.
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Pretty interesting read
Really amazed at how far back everything goes and how interconnected all the various groups/leaders in history have been
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I tend to go for non-fiction. I read it this past summer. And I'm kind of interested in the movie that's coming out based on her story.
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I started reading this in December, but got distracted and had to return it to the library. But I enjoyed it from what I read.
This is one of those topics that never fails to piss me off but I just can't ignore
Additionally, I read The Victims
' Revolution last year, which goes into how the whole women's studies, black studies, queer studies, etc. education students take in college/university began (back in the 60/70s).https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15819278-the-victims
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I read a lot of horror books but none of them left my horrified as this non-horror book. Whenever I tried to put myself in the shoes of main character I had a panic attack, fucking horrifying existence.
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Hah. This is exactly why Dune has aged so well though, the novel is ultimately about religion and power, the descriptions of the technology are purposefully vague and it plays second fiddle to the environment of the planet, the Fremen and so on.
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I'm loving this. It's one of those "makes me proud to be european" novels.
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I just finished reading this and I must say I loved it. If there are any other dystopian novels without romance please recommend it to me!
What exactly do you mean by "romance"?
I like Blueprints of the Afterlifehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8856041-blueprints-of-the-afterlife
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I saw this book mentioned as some kind of mystery which I always like, and that it's literary fiction so I was interested. Only a few chapters in but it seems there's gonna be a romance which I'm more than ok with
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i have 'the secret history' by donna tartt coming in the post at the moment, and currently i'm reading pic related. over the last few years i've been struggling with ptsd and other mental bullshit (won't bore you all w/ the details) & i'm finally getting back into reading consistently which is nice. i used to read constantly when i was younger. /csb
holy shit thank you for posting this, i wanted to order this book but i forgot which one it was!
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Her writing has improved since H.P., although it may just seem that way because this is an adult book. I liked it, but the story still felt like it was lacking something. Also, the ending was pretty sad, which I did not expect.
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Currently reading picture related. It's okay so far, but I tend to get this feeling of "okay get to the point Murakami" which is happening more in this one than in his other works. I read Norwegian wood and kafka when i was 18, about 8 years ago, and i loved them. Maybe it's my change of perspective? Other than that i just finished "Find her" by Lisa Gardener, which came out now in feb. After Gone girl i got hooked on the trash and have been searching for the perfect high ever since. Find her had it's moments. I read everything Gilligan wrote, and Girl on a train, which was okay as well. Any recommendations for bitches who love trash? (I'm half way through "in the woods" which people often mention as a good "gone girl" type book but I'm not so sure about this one)
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that's an interesting point! I did start 1Q84 but it had such a heavy build up and I haven't been in the right mood to really get into it. on a different note, if you like thrillers and the whole "set in japan" thing, check out pic related, creepy as fuck. one of my faves.
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YA romance garbage. It's like mindless fun. I can't help myself sometimes and I must apease my inner high school girl. Although, I wish these authors would start giving their characters better names. This book in particular had some retarded/plain ones.
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So, I've been reading a good bit this month. Two books down and working on a third. I know I won't finish it by June, but that's okay. Currently in the middle of pic related. (I'm trying to read all of the "classics" and Dorian was next up on my list.) Finished Sold by Patricia McCormick and When Kambia Elaine Flew in From Neptune by Lori Aurelia Williams. Both of which I got from a flea market for $3.
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Because I have a huge justice boner and I love reading about law cases/captivating trials.
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Just used a B&B gift card to buy this (in Spanish). Read most his other stuff already so I am hoping it's good.
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Have any of you read the Captive Prince series? There's been a lot of controversy about it on tumblr, but I haven't got the chance to read them yet.http://artermis.co.vu/post/145999199547/ive-seen-a-lot-of-good-things-about-captive-prince
People are saying it's racist, but I was under the impression that the main character was supposed to be Greek.
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With a dumblr profile like this, is it really that surprising they would manage to twist literally anything as racist?
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Anyone ever read the First Fifteen Lives of Harry August? It's sooooo good. Any recommendations for something similar?
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Just bought this online. I've read his letters and short stories (metamorphosis did nothing me tbh but i like his other writing!) Just finished reading Henry and June so i'm going for something not so crazy romance/sexual themed
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I noticed most of my favorite authors are male, so I tried to seek out some books by female writers and was very, very pleasantly surprised. Gonna dump a few.
Threats by Amelia Gray
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Dark Spring by Unica Zurn
Very dark. She was a patient of Freud and this book foreshadowed her own suicide
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This one I really fell in love with; The Old Child and Other Stories by Jenny Erpenbeck. It's one novella and 4 short stories. The title story is so fucking beautiful
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This one is by a woman too, and a bit of an easier read than the other ones. The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things by JT LeRoy.
It was made into a movie where one of the Sprouse twins from The Suite Life of Zach and Cody gets dressed up like a girl by his crazy junkie mom and gets raped by Marilyn Manson.
Man, I'd post my whole bookshelf if I had a good enough camera, but alas. I'm clearly into dark shit; if anyone wants some suggestions, please, feel free to ask!
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"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy is the most recent book I've read. it's pretty critically lauded and was published like ten years ago, so most have probably heard about it.
Anyway, it's a dystopian novel that follows a young boy and his father. Really graphic and heart-wrenching, as post-apocalyptic dystopian novels should be.
I'm looking to read more of McCarthy's books if anyone has suggestions.
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This book was great. Really easy to read too.
I'm currently reading In Cold Blood by Capote. As far as true crime novels go, this is a cut above the rest.
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I read Metagame a few months ago but I liked it so much that I would definitely recommend it to anybody who likes cyberpunk/techno-dystopian fiction. I can't wait to see what else this author puts out.
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Necroing but this was actually great. Was really hesitant but she can write a good adult fiction and it’s nothing like the twilight drivel.
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This was £1 on amazon the other day and looked interesting.
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I really enjoy Shirley Jackson's writing.
I'm only half way through but really enjoying it
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I keked at the "bestselling author of The Host" part, even the editors don't want Smeyer to have associations with Twilight.
I'm currently going through Yukito Ayatsuji's Mansion Murder series. I like the pacing and the foreshadowing is just right. I love the first book's ode to Agatha Christie.
I’ve got this lined up and I’m glad to hear it sounds worth it. Japan seems to do a good mystery.
Finished the annihilation series a month or so ago, that was fuckin weird. Gets really unwieldy at times but overall it was pretty cool. Couldn’t stop cringing over the name ‘Ghost Bird’ tho.
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90% of the original story was lost and you have to pick an annotated version to understand what's going on, but it's a really interesting read about sexscapades in pre-christian roman times
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"Out" may be my favorite book of all time, it's so well-written (although I didn't read it in English), the characters are well-developed and the plot is interesting, I haven't found anything like it. It might be too brutal for some people though, there are some questionable gorey scenes.>>23125
Ohh I liked this one too, I love stories about lunatic families living in isolation.
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Have any other anons read this? I read it but didn’t really know what to take from it so I’m considering re-reading it
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has anyone ever read "The Beautiful Boy" by Germaine Greer
I'm thinking about getting but I fear I will be put on a potential sex offender watchlist
Yeah, they posted about Greer in the Kinkshaming thread as well so not unlikely.
So, anons…read anything good lately? I just read Sherlock Holmes for the first time, can lit anons recommend other good Victorian era mystery novels ?
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I read the first few chapters of 'Cows' by Matthew Stokoe right before breakfast and I had to fight the urge not to throw up when eating.
If you look past all the disgust in the book it's actually pretty relatable if you grew up with shitty parents.
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what did you think of the victims
' revolution? clicked the goodreads link and am interested in reading it (i'm currently at a progressive university)
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Don't want to come across as an edgelord, this is actually a really good read.