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Re: Can you list some books?

Post by Chandler_Greg » 26 Apr 2018, 15:33

Night by Elie Wiesel is very short, but amazing. It's not an easy read as it chronicles his experience in Nazi concentration camp.

Along the same lines: Diary of Anne Franck. Nowhere near as graphic, but still very moving. describes the time her family spent in hiding from the Nazis.

Of Mice and Men is one of my all-time favorites.

The Prophet by Kahil Gibran is short, but sometimes very dense. Still even a cursory reading exposes you to beautiful poetry and moving insights into life.

Heart of Darkness by Conrad is amazing. His short story "Open Boat" was recommended above. If you read that first, you'll have an idea of whether you like his writing.

The Green Mile by Stephen King, may not be a "classic" but it should be. Describes life on death row with compassion and insight.

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Post by ASB_1 » 29 Apr 2018, 01:25

I’d say the great gatsby, the old man and the sea, of mice and men, catcher in the rye and also the outsiders is a great read plus it’s fairly short.
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Post by pricklypurple » 30 Jun 2018, 16:10

Fahrenheit 451

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Post by beyioku » 22 Jul 2018, 11:33

The time machine

Treasure island

Returns to treasure island

The black tulip

David Copperfield

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Post by Abigail R » 01 Aug 2018, 08:35

I have heard some people say Old Man and the Sea is a boring book and not much happens but I think those people are wrong! It is a short easy read and the commentary and theories out there are just as fun to read through.

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Post by Eldred Floki » 01 Aug 2018, 19:47

mice and men is very short and simple, very easy for fast reader's and quiet interesting

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Post by David Horta Alonso » 15 Aug 2018, 00:31

Harry Porter is fairly short and interesting.

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Post by Olivia Grace » 25 Aug 2018, 23:05

I agreed with Catcher in The Rye, it reads fairly quickly as well :)

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Post by ObsessedBookNerd » 31 Aug 2018, 00:18

Some aren’t considered classic but are a must read:
Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks
(Short novel)
A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson series)
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordian (Easy to read & I find older readers can also enjoy)
The Odyssey by Homer

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Post by asmalle7 » 31 Aug 2018, 13:50

I would suggest reading either "Animal Farm" by George Orwell or "Old Man and the Sea" by Earnest Hemingway. Both of the books are about 100-120 pages.

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Post by softgender » 01 Jan 2019, 18:13

I highly recommend The Picture of Dorian Gray by excellent Oscar Wilde ! It's a wonderful gothic tale written is beautiful language :tiphat:

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Post by ggrace » 03 Jan 2019, 21:38

Giovanni's room is a wonderful book to read that isn't very long or thick :)

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Post by MaryPowers88 » 06 Jan 2019, 08:56

To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic American novel. Hope you enjoy it.

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Post by shravsi » 29 Jul 2019, 08:21

Thanks for all the suggestions :)

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Post by cassiekeech2019 » 29 Jul 2019, 20:50

Lord of the flies by William Golding and The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, if that is considered a classic.

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