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The "What Are You Reading" Thread
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This is the thread where we talk about what we're reading and why, recommend things to each other, and maybe find out about some things we never would have known otherwise. Because if you're anything like me, you're always on the lookout for something new and interesting, even if you have a stack of unread books climbing halfway up to your ceiling.
To get us started, here are some books that a lot of people in these parts have enjoyed.
The (Semi)Official D&D Recommended Reading List
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino The Yiddish Policemens’ Union by Michael Chabon Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby Dubliners by James Joyce Ulysses by James Joyce One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy The Road by Cormac McCarthy Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Black Swan Green by David Mitchell The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Harauki Murakami Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Harauki Murakami Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov The Quincunx by Charles Palliser Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder Life with Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger Neuromancer by William Gibson Pattern Recognition by William Gibson The Forever War by Joe Haldeman Dune by Frank Herbert Brave New World by Aldous Huxley The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. 1984 by George Orwell Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson Hyperion by Dan Simmons Ilium by Dan Simmons Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson Anathem by Neal Stephenson Stations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick The Dying Earth by Jack Vance A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge Dread Empire’s Fall by Walter Jon Williams
The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe
The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander The Sharing Knife by Lois McMaster Bujold The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher The Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke Little, Big by John Crowley The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson American Gods by Neil Gaiman The Magicians by Lev Grossman Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart The Dark Tower by Stephen King The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin Perdido Street Station by China Mieville The Scar by China Mieville The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss The Once and Future King by TH White Latro in the Mist by Gene Wolfe The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy American Tabloid by James Ellroy The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett
The Ripley novels by Patricia Highsmith Fletch by Gregory Macdonald
The Wallander novels by Henning Mankell
The Inspector Rebus novels by Ian Rankin Keeper by Greg Rucka
The Lord Peter Wimsey novels by Dorothy L. Sayers Hardcase by Dan Simmons Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
Complicity by Iain Banks The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Le Carré The Constant Gardener by John Le Carré The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
The James Bond novels by Ian Fleming Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene The Quiet American by Graham Greene Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer A Gentleman's Game by Greg Rucka The Crook Factory by Dan Simmons
Weaveworld by Clive Barker World War Z by Max Brooks House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski It by Stephen King The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub Demons by John Shirley Song of Kali by Dan Simmons Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein D-Day by Anthony Beevor Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind The Centennial History of the Civil War - Bruce Catton The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot The Iranian Labyrinth by Dilip Hiro Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia by Peter Hopkirk In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan by Seth Jones Kiss Kiss Bang Bang by Pauline Kael I Lost It at the Movies by Pauline Kael On Writing by Stephen King Battle Cry of Freedom by James MacPherson Fear of Music: The 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco by Gary Mulholland This is Uncool: The 500 Greatest Singles Since Punk and Disco by Gary Mulholland The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes by John Pierson The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon The Corner by David Simon and Edward Burns The Elements of Style by Strunk and White Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk
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