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Re: Can you list some books?

Post by Mavens » 01 Nov 2014, 21:38

Anthem by Ayn Rand, the Trial by Kafka, because it is referenced all the time, In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey, anything by Ray Bradbury, anything by Vonnegut, especially Cats Cradle, Franny and Zooey by Salinger or Nine Stories which is short stories, Notes from Underground by Dostoevsky, Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

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Post by Pretenti0usQuips » 27 May 2015, 12:34

All of J.D. Salinger's books are fairly short.

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Post by Cloud9902 » 27 May 2015, 22:07

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula- Bram Stoker

I read both so long ago I can't remember how long they are but I feel like they should be within the range you are looking for!

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Post by Max Tyrone » 02 Jun 2015, 18:10

Cloud9902 wrote:The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula- Bram Stoker

I read both so long ago I can't remember how long they are but I feel like they should be within the range you are looking for!
My version of Dracula weighs in at about 400 pages. (It's length intimidates me to even venture reading it haha.)

I would recommend Dandelion Wine and Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury, since those are the only two that I've read; the short works of Steinbeck; The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata (of which I've heard is one of his longest works); The Red Badge of Courage and Maggie are great from Stephen Crane; and Molloy by Samuel Beckett is good, though challenging, and weird.
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Post by zeldas_lullaby » 20 Jun 2015, 20:16

The Scarlet Letter--a great book
The Awakening by Kate Chopin--this one is amazing, BTW.
A Separate Peace--I still remember it over twenty years later... haunting
Pollyanna--I can't tell the story without bursting into tears--for real!
Legend of Sleepy Hollow--it's a novella
A Christmas Carol isn't too long, but it is kinda boring.

You could try children's classics in general if you want an easier read... Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, et al.

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Post by literarycat » 09 Jul 2015, 09:32

Things Fall Apart
Lord of the Flies
Wuthering Heights
Dubliners
Portrait of Dorian Grey
Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
The world breaks everyone, and afterwards, some are strong at the broken points ~ Ernest Hemingway.

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Post by Nathan Klein » 14 Jul 2015, 20:50

A Christmas Carol is only about 100 pages.

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Post by Mallory Whitaker » 14 Jul 2015, 21:55

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
The Call of the Wild - Jack London
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift (closer to 300 pages though)
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Utopia - Sir Thomas More

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Post by selahangel1 » 25 Jul 2015, 23:02

I'm basically thinking of things that were good off if our AP Lit list whether it was a classic or newer. Some of these include The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, one flew over the cuckoo's nest, Beloved by Toni Morrison, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Death of a Salesman or The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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Post by markg11 » 16 Aug 2015, 14:39

The books that I am going to list generally fall into Children's literature, but I believe I anyone would want to read them. I have always liked the the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. These books are full of historical tidbits that make learning history more fun for children and adults. After you read the Laura Years that starts with "Little House in the Big Woods and living her story that continues with seven or so books ending with "The First Four Years" will give you a taste of what family and relationships are like.

I have just recently about a few years ago found more "Little House" books that tell the reader about Laura's family history from her great grandmother Martha to her grandmother Charlotte to her mother Caroline sharing what their lives were like that made Laura want to share her life. The series continues with the series we all know concluding a series of books about Rose Wilder Lane's life (Laura's daughter) at the beginning of the 20th century. As I said before all of the "Little House" books are good reads for all members of the family at any age.

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Post by Keith80 » 18 Aug 2015, 23:43

I suggest that you try Kipling's 'Jungle Books (1 & 2)' and his 'Just So Stories', 'Complete Barrack Room Ballads' for some poetry, and 'Soldiers Three', 'Under The Deodars', or 'Plain Tales From the Hills' for a little historical fiction. These are all good stuff written by a Nobel Prize winner for literature.

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Post by insanitystrikes » 22 Aug 2015, 06:59

Hi,

I suggest books of Lang Leav.
I love her Love and Misadventure, which I just have read earlier today.
It's not too long.
I fell in love with it instantly.
Now moving to her next book Lullabies.

You will love it.
I felt the pain, love, sadness and happiness of the author.

Good luck!

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Post by Victoria_99 » 10 Sep 2015, 02:20

Brave New World
1984
Harry Potter
Shining

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Post by markg11 » 10 Sep 2015, 08:30

I really liked Huxley's "Brave New World". I am also trying to read some Russian literature like War and Peace.

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Post by jogja75 » 10 Sep 2015, 23:02

please read this classic book Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Painted Veil, and The Wind In The Willows - Kenneth Grahame .. happy to read thanks ..

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