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    Posted: 21 Jan 2021 at 10:26pm
Was wondering what some of your guys' favorite books are? Favorite authors, genres? Series? What have you read, are reading and whatnot?

Currently I'm reading this:
Got past the poem section and am finally starting up on the stories! I have to say, he was certainly a great poet but I'm more curious of his short stories(the "classics" in particular, such as The Fall of the House of Usher and whatnot). I actually finished the poems and some of the stories years ago but never continued as it was too hard for me to do almost anything at the time. Now, I am going to see it through!
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The Golden Torc (Saga of the Pliocene Exile, #2) by Julian May

And currently listening to:
Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World by Carl T.  Bergstrom

And just finished:
Troubled Blood (Cormoran Strike, #5) by Robert Galbraith

One book at a time often isn't enough. I mostly read Science Fiction, a bit of fantasy (I find most of it to be a bit shit though), biographies, history, and various other non-fictions. I got a couple of Penguin Classics cheap at Christmas, which is where the first couple came from.
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I've read several of Poe's stories, I remember liking Masque of the Red Death. Murders in the Rue Morgue was great until the end, what ends up being the culprit was just really disappointing and plain silly.

Most of what I read is historical fiction, I especially love I.J. Parker's novels set in Medieval Japan. I enjoy some of the Star Wars novels too, finished The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide fairly recently.
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My top authors: Dostoevsky, Faulkner, C.S. Lewis, Anthony Burgess, Philip K Dick, Strugatsky brothers.  Lately I've been into turn-of-the-century sci-fi/horror - H.G. Wells, Arthur Machen, Clark Ashton Smith.  There are lots more authors in that vein I've been keeping an eye out for but their stuff is hard to find.

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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

H.G. Wells.


That reminds me, I love The Invisible Man, probably one of my favorite books I've read. I've been meaning to read War of the Worlds, haven't gotten around to it yet though.


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Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

H.G. Wells.


That reminds me, I love The Invisible Man, probably one of my favorite books I've read. I've been meaning to read War of the Worlds, haven't gotten around to it yet though.

You'll love War of the Worlds if you like The Invisible Man. I have read The Time Machine, which is the first story in a big collection of his stories. Still haven't read any more of them yet. I also have an old copy of The Island of Dr Moreau which I haven't read yet.
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These were some others I started several years ago, before that Poe book even:

as well as The Wheel of Time series(made it to book 4) and some book by Brandon Sanderson. Struggled to read at all really because of my recent "trauma" or whatever you would call it w/ psychedelics, at the time. To this day my mind is still a bit fucked up but I'm managing. I hope to complete all the books I started and so much more! As if it's not obvious by now my favorite genres are science-fiction, horror and fantasy. May look into others too! Oh yeah and I read 2 Odd Thomas books! Those were really good!
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A few books out of date now, but I've posted my last 50 read on List Challenges: https://www.listchallenges.com/the-last-50-books-adam-read-01

Read since posting this and will be on my next Last 10 are:

Mons Kallentoft - Water Angels
Gary Gibson - Nova War
Brandon Sanderson - Rhythm of War
Gary Gibson - Empire of Light

Current book: Andrzej Sapkowski - Season of Storms. 

I also have a 'My Favourite Authors and Where to Start' list here: https://www.listchallenges.com/adams-favourite-authors

And about a year out of date now, every book that I have read (or at least, can remember reading): https://www.listchallenges.com/books-adam-has-read-24012020
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Originally posted by Vim Fuego Vim Fuego wrote:

Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

H.G. Wells.


That reminds me, I love The Invisible Man, probably one of my favorite books I've read. I've been meaning to read War of the Worlds, haven't gotten around to it yet though.

You'll love War of the Worlds if you like The Invisible Man. I have read The Time Machine, which is the first story in a big collection of his stories. Still haven't read any more of them yet. I also have an old copy of The Island of Dr Moreau which I haven't read yet.

The Island of Dr Moreau is excellent, one of his best
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Ordered 2 more books:
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