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August 3, 2010

our reading list

compiled from the original short list of everyone's must-read books ::

if you have more books to add, feel free to comment below!

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I have read 16 1/2 of these books. Guess it's time for a trip to the library!

Posted by: Bri at August 3, 2010 4:29 PM

I've read the book thief and it is awesome, when you said you had a list of books recommended to you i immediately checked if it was there. You should definitely check it out.

Posted by: Austin at August 3, 2010 4:42 PM

Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami

Posted by: Anthony at August 4, 2010 12:05 AM

The Women's Room by Marilyn French
A Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
One on One by Tabitha King
The Stand by Stephen King
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Posted by: Margie at August 4, 2010 1:58 AM

Fantastic list, pretty much a collection of all the books I've been telling myself to read for ever. Sad to see Neil Gaiman so far back on the list. Sadder to see that Faulkner made it on but Kafka didn't. The Castle more than deserves to be on the list, or at least the more accessible The Trial, in my humble opinion.

Posted by: lowkeyoh at August 4, 2010 2:21 AM

"Botany of Desire" by Michael Pollan

"Chatter: Uncovering the Echelon Surveillance Network and the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping" by Patrick Radden Keefe

"Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins

Posted by: Jan McLaughlin at August 4, 2010 10:40 AM

Naked Lunch kind of blows. Lovely Bones is nothing much. Fortunately, no one's added the worst book ever: The Sorrows of Young Werther. (Even Goethe later despised it).

Posted by: haley at August 5, 2010 2:41 AM

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks... And anything by Patrick Suskind

Posted by: D at August 15, 2010 5:14 AM

the Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, awsome book, 1st in a trilogy of vampiric horror

Posted by: Jon at August 16, 2010 8:47 AM

"The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" by Haruki Murakami

And I second the suggestion of "The Botany of Desire" by Michale Pollan - great book!

Posted by: Brynn at September 25, 2010 11:51 AM

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