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Old September 21st, 2016, 07:29 AM #1
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Book thread - reading list, novels, light novels, novella

So we have threads for all different types of entertainment; why not just one for books? What series are you reading? What novels coming out are you excited about?

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Currently reading:
Star Darlings book 11: Clover
Another
Re:Zero

Books in my collection(off the top of my head)
Monster High series 1
Ever After High series 1 and 2
Star Darlings
Nemesis
Once Upon a Zombie
Harry Potter 1-5
Re:Zero
Haruhi Suzumiya
Psycho Love Comedy
Overlord
No Game No Life
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I want to get into animorphs because it apparently gets into really gritty details, is it good?
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Old September 21st, 2016, 08:48 AM #2
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So, I've really gotten into reading books lately after being really focused on only comic books/graphic novels for a long time.

I read the first Baccano novel not to long ago. Not surprised that I loved it. Want to read the second one soon.

I also recently finished the Fifth Season, which I really got into, so much that I've already started the sequel, The Obelisk Gate, which seems like it's going to be really good as well.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 09:01 AM #3
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I've not read much in a while. Technically I'm halfway through reading the City of Death Doctor Who novelisation. I say technically because I've lost it.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 10:00 AM #4
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I'm still getting through the CHERUB series. Started as a kid, dropped off for a few years, now I'm burning through them. Brilliant books, though they come into "young adult" category, they don't condescend to the reader, and feature some gritty/violent action scenes.

I would recommend to any lovers of fantasy the "Throne of Glass" series by Sara J Maas. The first book can be loosely summed up if Arya Stark got a spinoff novel and joined in the Hunger Games. In a good way!
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Haha, this has got to be the third or fourth book thread we've had. For some reason, they never last long.
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figured that's the case, oh well, no harm in trying
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I still need to get back onto "Ivanhoe" and "The Once and Future King". Also while I have read some of this list, and have no interest in some of what's mentioned, heard the Wheel of Time series is ok.
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Sadly I still have a huge stack of unread books. Still reading along though, cause I love it but my mountain is unending! Oh well, one of these days!
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I still need to get back onto "Ivanhoe"
Good luck.

That was one of the most boring books I've ever read, if not the most boring. Granted, I read it when I was like 12, but it still scares me to even attempt reading it again.
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and finally finished book 12 of Star Darlings and the first major story arc. Was actually a pretty decent read, even though I had accidentally spoiled myself (you know, because the summary of Book 13 coming out spoils the ending of 12)

Looking forward to book 13, seeing exactly how Cora became Rancora, going from Stella's friend to the enemy of the planet. How she turned for light and only needing darkness to suffice
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I want to remind users, it's actually against the rules to make "Official" threads. You're suppose to run it by Mods so Mods make them.
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 09:48 PM #12
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I just started Stephen Kings Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Mile 81 was a great story. I'm locked in battle with The 5th Wave. Very boring but I will finish it. I just bought the Suicide Squad novelization because I want to know what they cut from the movie.
Last year I read every book and comic in new cannon for Star Wars.

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I'm past halfway through the fourth book of the Wheel of Time series. So far I'm enjoying it a lot, and while the first two books (especially the first) felt very derivative of Lord of the Rings, books three and four Robert Jordan really found his own voice and made the epic fantasy genre his own.

I'm quite fond of Perrin and Mat, I like Nynaeve, and find Rand to be frustrating in the sort of decisions he makes. But I guess getting annoyed at characters is a sign that I'm invested in what they're doing.


On books in general, I'm really looking forward to moving into my new house in a few months. I'm going to use bedroom 2 as a library, so I have a quiet place to go and read whatever I want. Bedroom 3 will be my bar.

Why yes I am single, how did you guess?
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I'm past halfway through the fourth book of the Wheel of Time series. So far I'm enjoying it a lot, and while the first two books (especially the first) felt very derivative of Lord of the Rings, books three and four Robert Jordan really found his own voice and made the epic fantasy genre his own.

I'm quite fond of Perrin and Mat, I like Nynaeve, and find Rand to be frustrating in the sort of decisions he makes. But I guess getting annoyed at characters is a sign that I'm invested in what they're doing.


On books in general, I'm really looking forward to moving into my new house in a few months. I'm going to use bedroom 2 as a library, so I have a quiet place to go and read whatever I want. Bedroom 3 will be my bar.

Why yes I am single, how did you guess?
So lucky, I want a room that I can make into a library /so/ bad. Enjoy it!
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Currently I'm reading Seige Perilous, the final book in the Foreworld saga.

As for book series I've currently have going on (I'm usually one book at a time sort of guy unless I have a couple of trade paperbacks going on) off the top of my head:

The Expanse series
Project: Nemesis


and some I need to get back into, again off the top of my head:
Star Trek New Frontier
Shadow Runners series
Old Man's war series
A Song of Ice and Fire
Percy Jackson series
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How far in Percy Jackson did you get? I stopped in the middle of The Battle of the Labyrinth one day I'll get back to it but I lost my place.
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I actually read the whole series in HS and it was great. I have the first book of the sequel series that I still haven't read. To see a new take on Greek Mythology was a breath of fresh air.
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How far in Percy Jackson did you get? I stopped in the middle of The Battle of the Labyrinth one day I'll get back to it but I lost my place.
I got two books into it, then I started reading other series.
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I actually read the whole series in HS and it was great. I have the first book of the sequel series that I still haven't read. To see a new take on Greek Mythology was a breath of fresh air.
If you plan on getting the rest I suggest that you either get e-reader versions or made sure you find space on your bookshelf.

All the later books with the exception of the crossovers and 'The Demigod Diaries' (a few shorts) are longer than the first ones. And woe betide anyone who wants hardbacks - my copy of Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer is only slightly thinner (and much taller) than my paperback of War and Peace (though with twice the font size you'll be pleased to know).

I can't comment on the absolute newest ones because I don't have them.

I think I need to rearrange my bookshelves. The current arrangement goes from 8 Tolkien book (with more in another room) to War and Peace, to Riordan's mythology series (of which Percy Jackson is a sub-group) to the classical mythology books themselves (about the only sensible transition). I've actually got my Power Ranger Zeo annual next to a very thick (cardboard sleeved) history book.

I don't actually have more books than the library, but I think I might give the bookshop a run for its money. My reading though tends to be all over the place.
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A book thread? Then I'm going to recommend The Neverending Story, most people have seen the movie, very few people outside of germany read the novel and that's a shame.

The first movie is a decent adaptation of the first part of the novel but then it just ends when the story has barely begun and completely misses the point (ending with getting revenge on bullies? Ugh ), and no, the movie sequels have nothing to do with the novel's story.

To this day I think it's one of the best fantasy stories I've ever read and it's all contained in 450 pages.

With all the remakes happening this is a property that deserves a new adaptation, and considering that Hollywood loves twists and dark turns it's perfect and I really, REALLY want to see the battle for the ivory tower on screen, that has the potential for an epic battle that would put LOTR to shame.
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