Book Recommendations?

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  1. White Tiger

    White Tiger Well-Known Member

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    Finally, summer is on it's way and I finished my reading requirements. I was curious as to what were some books worth getting into as I head towards college next year. Currently, I am stuck on reading one of two books right now: "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand or "Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Klein. On top of that, I have a shelf full of philosophy books, Chuck Palahniuk (guy who wrote Fight Club) books, and political books. Any recommendations?

    P.S. My adviser from my internship already recommended Penthouse, so no porn ideas!
     
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    WARNING: These are book recommendations from a 13 year old. (with a mature mind, i may add)

    The Freedom Writers Diary by The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell
    The Long Walk by Stephen King
    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

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    To my knowledge, these books are way to low in league for your your age, or you've already read them when you were younger...anyways just trying to help :D

    http://www.nextfavorite.com/?tabid=66
     
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    Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

    Interesting and unconventional novel:
    Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland
     
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    Black Hawk Down - Mark Bowden

    Dnno what else. its the best book out there =D IMho.
     
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    it depends on what type of books interest you i guess
    i read mostly Tom Clancy books
    but i highly recommend I Am America (and so Can You) by Stephen Colbert
     
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    Thirteen Reasons Why

    Warning though it's slightly girly.
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    wikipedia

    all of it

    get started now there's a long way to go.
     
  8. SomeThingCreepy

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    Fun Reads

    American Gods
    Enders Game
    Enders Shadow
    The Worthing Saga
    A Child Called It
    Good Omens
    Ghost Written
    Number 9 Dream
    Cloud Atlas
    Angels and Demons
    High Fidelity
    The Marked
    Lollita
    Actual Innocent
    The Iron Triangle
    Digital Fortress
    House of Leaves
    The End of Faith
    Seventh Son
    Cryptonomicon
    The Destiny of Man
    A Long Way Gone
    Education of a Felon
    1984
    The Road
    The Rainmaker
    Catch 22
    1984
    A brave new world
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Blood of the Fold
    The Art of War

    Then poker related books

    Super System
    Super System 2
    The Psychology of Poker
    Ace on the River
    Poker for the Pros
    The Poker Mindset
    Poker Wisdom of a Champion
    The Art of War (Just an amazing book for all types of strategy in life)
    The Harrington series


    Business Related Books
    Wikinomics
    The New New World Order
    Winning the Board Game
    Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital
    Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
    How to Invest $50-$5,000 9e: The Small Investor's Step-By-Step Plan for Low-Risk, High-Value Investing
    Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
     
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    Depends on the style of book you're into. I'm a big crime scene/thriller fan when it comes to books. I read/own everything Jeffery Deaver has ever put out to my knowledge my favorite of his being The Coffin Dancer. James Patterson is an other amazing writer, Dean Knootz as well...some of his stuff is kind of far out there...but good. You could always go with some of the well known stuff, Stephen King is a great author...Mario Puzo if you're into mob books. The list goes on and on.
     
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    everything by dan brown
     
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    I Am Legend

    Pendragon Series

    Rangers Apprentice
     
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    The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom is a good book and a short, casual read.

    For college I have to read a book called Freakanomics, can't recall the author.
     
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    i have yet to read that book, but i have heard nothing but incredible things about it. so i recommend it too.
     
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    To Kill A Mockingbird - a lot of people have read this but idk
    Cirque Du Freak series (I think that's how it's spelled) - by Darren Shan
     
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    If you like suspense/thriller/mystery novels, check out anything by Ted Dekker.

    Especially:

    Thr3e
    House
     

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