Anyone wanna reccommend some good books?

carmen143's picture

I'm going on vacation next week and I need at least 3 books to keep me occupied on the long driving part of the trip.

Any books? I'm willing to read anything and everything. :)

In other news...

Today, I'm deciding to watch the first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

I forgot how awesome this show was!

Used to watch it all the time... It's freaking hilarious.

I love Appa and Momo the most. Flying bison and lemurs. Just awesome.

*swift segue*

Yesterday at the library, I was volunteering. Just sitting at my table and guess who walks thorough the door?

My crush, Alli. It was weird. Of course I didn't say anything to her.

I just stared awkwardly like a creeper. Haha.

It got me thinking about how I still don't have a girlfriend this summer...

Depressing.

Maybe I'll have a hot summer romance on my summer vacation. ;) haha.

That would be fun.

Well, anyway, have a good day all you gays. :)

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jeff's picture

Well...

Depends what kind of books you like, no? Too broad to just recommend anything, heh.

That said, my favorite book is Chuck Palahniuk's Survivor.

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"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

carmen143's picture

I should be more specific.

Fiction.

Teen or adult. I'm trying to broaden my horizons.

Possibly a love story? Mystery, historical fiction, realistic fiction... I love them all.

Anything that isn't on my AP summer reading list I am totally game for.

But Jeff, what is your book about?

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jeff's picture

Hmm...

I have a few things to supposedly review for Oasis I haven't gotten to, want them? Free. Only catch, you have to write a review for the site. ;-)

Survivor is... whew, it's pretty broad, let's see what Amazon says. This is the first line of one of the reviews there: "The rise and fall of a media-made messiah is the subject of Palahniuk's impressive second novel (after the well-received Fight Club), a wryly mannered commentary on the excesses of pop culture that tracks the 15 minutes of fame of the lone living member of a suicide cult."

That's sort of what it is, and barely what it is at all, simultaneously.

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"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

carmen143's picture

That actually sounds...

Fantastic.

Kind of a crazy idea, I like that in a book. Thanks for the suggestion!

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"I love you 1, a 2, a 3 shoobee-doo. I love you 4, that's more than I can afford. And I can tell some day that I'm gunna' say the truth. I love you 5!" - NeverShoutNever! :)

jeff's picture

If...

you get it, don't read a lot of the reviews. Like most of what passes for book review today, they just tell you what happens, when discovery is half the fun.

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"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

i.feel.infinite's picture

Dove and Sword. Awesome

Dove and Sword.

Awesome book about Joan de Arc, and her childhood friend who went with her (historical fiction)

carmen143's picture

I love Joan of Arc!

Thanks for the recommendation. :)

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"I love you 1, a 2, a 3 shoobee-doo. I love you 4, that's more than I can afford. And I can tell some day that I'm gunna' say the truth. I love you 5!" - NeverShoutNever! :)

Just Dave's picture

I'm a Dork

The Hunger Games
Speak
One is really addicting and one is really depressing.

carmen143's picture

The Hunger games...

Is amazing. I cannot wait for the last book to come out!

And Speak... I've heard a lot of good things about that one.

Thanks!

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"I love you 1, a 2, a 3 shoobee-doo. I love you 4, that's more than I can afford. And I can tell some day that I'm gunna' say the truth. I love you 5!" - NeverShoutNever! :)

bratalamay's picture

Well

If you're looking for GLBT young adult books, my favorite authors are Julie Anne Peters (LOVE her!!!) and Alex Sanchez. Alex wrote the Rainbow Boys trilogy, which is just fantastic. have fun on your trip!

"People will not remember what you said.
People will not remember what you did.
People will always remember how you made them feel."

elph's picture

For SF Literature at Its Best...

...I must recommend your considering The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. What is so great about this book is the author's literary perfection. He's a relatively new author.

See his blog:

http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/

i.feel.infinite's picture

The Name of the Wind was

The Name of the Wind was amazing! My friend said I had to borrow it, and he got it back months later, after I read it a few times...

elph's picture

I'm Very Pleased...

...that at least someone else appreciates this truly outstanding work!

tenmilestilts's picture

Ash, by Malinda Lo it's a

Ash, by Malinda Lo
it's a bisexual retake on Cinderella...it's an amazing, spectacular book. ^^
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ShowMeLove's picture

My suggestion

Rose of No Man's Land by Michelle Tea.

It's about this 14 year old girl, Trisha, who's essentially a loner. I really enjoyed and it helps that she's queerish. I found it a wee bit slow at first, but once it got going it was fantastic.

carmen143's picture

Thanks for all the awesome books!

I'm compiling my summer book list from all of these. :)

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"I love you 1, a 2, a 3 shoobee-doo. I love you 4, that's more than I can afford. And I can tell some day that I'm gunna' say the truth. I love you 5!" - NeverShoutNever! :)

tenmilestilts's picture

haha, i might mooch off you

haha, i might mooch off you and do the same, if i run out of books to read. (which i'll admit is unlikely.)
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Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do!