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This is such a good idea, I really need to read more!

1. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath..I thought it would be quite pretentiously written but I actually found it very easy to relate to and it was really honestly written.
2. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky..I enjoyed it, I thought it was refreshing to see a portrayal of a teenage life through a boys eyes. My mum couldn't finish it, found it too 'teen'.

Currently reading Lord Of The Flies, by William Golding.
Gave up on Lord Of The Flies for now, couldn't get into it. Read 'To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee' instead, really enjoyed it.

1. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
2. Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
3. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Now reading 'The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald'

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^ I had to read Lord of the Flies in high school. It gets better towards the middle/end. It's definitely not one of those books that grips you right from the start.

I finished Water for Elephants a few weeks ago and it was okay, but I found it a little disappointing. I'm currently reading Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because it's been so hyped lately that I decided to see what all the fuss was about. It's good so far, though I haven't even gotten to the middle of it. I find myself reading through the parts regarding Lisbeth faster than the parts having to do with Mikael. He's a bit boring for me. I'm also reading Why is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling just for fun. It's a fast read and she's hilarious. The problem with reading these books on my iPad is the glare is a killer for my eyes. My eyes strain after an hour or so.

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I've started reading two books...

1)The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Shadow Souls by L. J. Smith
2)La tete du chat by Βασίλης Αλεξάκης
3)The shadow of August by Sue Welford
4)The Runaways by Kristin Butcher
5)Gossip Girl: You know You Love me by Cecily von Ziegesar
6)The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Midnight by L. J. Smith
7)Gossip Girl: All I want is Everything by Cecily von Ziegesar
8)Desert Flower by Waris Dirie Cathleen Miller
9)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
10)Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

11)Mockinjay by Suzanne Collins
12)The Clique by Lisi Harrison

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^I'm olso reading two now and Mockingjay is one of them
1. The Magus by John Fowles
2. Atonement by Ian McEwan
3. Ciuleandra by Liviu Rebreanu
4. Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez
5. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin-had to read it for school and it was really amazing! Loved it so much!! I'm going to reread it once again as soon as I have some free time.
6. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho

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1. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
2. On Canaan's Side - Sebastian Barry
3. The Witches- Roald Dalh
4. Room - Emma Donoghue
5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - Mark Haddon
6. The White Deer - James Thurber

I think I might want to tackle a big book like 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami or I might want to read something lighter. Not quite sure yet.

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01: No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
02: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
03: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
04: Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace
05: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
06: The Art Of Travel by Alain De Botton
07: The Beach by Alex Garland
08: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
09: A Dead Man's Memoir (A Theatrical Novel) by Mikhail Bulgakov
10: I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

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4.) "The Titan's Curse" by Rick Riordan
5.) "The Battle of the Labyrinth" by ^
6.) "The Last Olympian" by ^
7.) "The Lost Hero" by ^
8.) "The Son of Neptune" by ^

For books that are meant for kids in middle school...they're actually pretty entertaining. That don't even drag.

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Just finished the Hunger Games. I'm still reading We Need to Talk About Kevin.

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1: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
2: Bossypants by Tina Fey
3: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
4: Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me by Javier Marias

still forming an opinion on my current book... I'm wondering if it's a bit too dense for my currently foggy head. I may need to start a fluffier book in the meantime....

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1.Never Let Me Go-Kazuo Ishiguro
2. The Virgin Suicides-Jeffrey Eugenides
3. The Great Gastby-F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Bed of Roses- Nora Roberts
5. Affaire Royale- Nora Roberts
6. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy- John Le Carré
7. The Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follet
8. One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel García Márquez

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01. Jon Krakauer - Under the banner of heaven
02. Sharon M. Draper - Tears of a tiger
03. David Benioff - City of thieves
04. Isaac Marion - Warm bodies
05. George R. R. Martin - A feast for crows (ASOIAF #4)
06. Robert Schneider - Schlafes Bruder (English title: Brother of Sleep)
07. Neil Gaiman - American Gods
08. Max Brooks - The zombie survival guide
09. Orson Scott Card - Ender's game
10. Ann Rule - The stranger beside me
11. Patrick Ness - The knife of never letting go
12. Richelle Mead - Last sacrifice

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01. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
02. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
03. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
04. Look at me by Jennifer Egan
05. Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr Spencer Johnson
06. Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger

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...someone shoot me! i started yet another book this morning

14. Stephanie Perkins - Anna and the French kiss

this sounds so much like a typical chick-lit/teenager book (which is not my typical genre) but i really like it so far. the narrator reminds me of the "Jessica Darling" series (i loved the first two books)

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I love looking at what everyone else has been reading. You guys are making my wish list grow like crazy!

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So far have read:

1) Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
2) Starter for Ten - David Nicholls
3) Brighton Rock - Graham Greene
4) The Shining -Stephen King

And now about to begin Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

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