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I've already read

Diary of Anne Frank ------- Best one ever

Potters series

Lord of the RingS

Pride and prejudice

Sense and sensibility

Hard Times


Little Lord Fauntleroy


Pollyanna grows up

Merchant of Venice

Great Expectations

and I need some more

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These are the books in my bookcase I would reccomend as essential for anyone who loves to read.

"1984" and "Animal Farm" by George Orwell

"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley

"The Godfather Trilogy" and "The Sicilian" by Mario Puzo

"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

"Treasure Island" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson

"All Quiet On The Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque

"A Farewell To Arms" and "The Old Man And The Sea" by Ernest Hemingway

"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey

"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

"A Christmas Carol" and "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens

"Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury

Also try to get anything else of Shakespeare, Dickens and Orwell. If you want to expand into drama then I recommend Arthur Miller and Tennesee Williams to get you started.

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"Lord Of The Flies" by William Golding

"1984" by George Orwell

"Hamlet" by William Shakespeare

Plus a collection of the works of Edgar Allan Poe, to include "The Raven", "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Fall Of The House Of Usher"

EDIT - I see ADGray has similar choices to mine :P

I also recommend Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales", but the language could be a bit hard going.

And if you can find a good translation of Homer's Iliad, that's also good.

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Wrappeth thy 150 IQ around some Orwell, as previously mentioned.

Poe, while considered amateur by many nowadays, is still good.

"The Da Vinci Code" has rightfully earned its praise, and Steinbeck's "The Grapes Of Wrath" still stands as an excellent classic.

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is much more layered than any film take on the character.

Robot Visions by Isaac Asimov. A collection of his seminal robot stories that influenced the development of real-world technologies and philosophies.

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Excellent small-town horror/fantasy.

Just some picks from my bookshelf,


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I reccommend you reading the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy by Tad Williams! They are great books...if you love Lord of The RIngs, you'd also love it...well I hope so.

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Angela's Ashes, not really sure if it's a "classic" but it's pretty good. World War II stuff, don't remember who wrote it though.

If your saying Angelas Ashes is world war II stuff it isn't, it's about a IRish Family living in poverty, I don't remember the time period, It was written by Frank McCourt.

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