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George Orwell
In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory st...

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Finished Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami

Started 1984, by George Orwell

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I finished The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, by Blaine Harden I have read several books about North Korea, but this was the first that dived into the war and the rise of Kim Il-Sung. It was a very interesting read and the way it was written helps a lot.

I started The Man In The High Castle, by Philip K. Dick It was a bit hard to get into it due the different perspectives, but once I got used to it, it went a lot easier. I enjoy the story and the what if scenario and can't wait to read it further.

I also started 1984, by George Orwell Still only fifty pages in since I only read it before I go to sleep, but I am glad I finally picked it up.

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Finished Dune, by Frank Herbert.

Started Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë and 1984, by George Orwell.

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1984 by George Orwell

I just started it yesterday, and so far it's fantastic. I'm only five chapters in but I can already see why it's so popular.

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Started 1984 by George Orwell.

It's pretty damn creepy. That should summarise it perfectly.

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Recently finished 1984 by George Orwell.

A great book but quite unsettling- provides a different perspective on a lot of things going on with our world, consumerism etc. A perfect start to get back to a long-lost habit!

Currently reading The Stand by Stephen King - 5 chapters in.

Followed by the Dark Tower series.

If any one has any recommendations, I would really appreciate it! :)

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Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte Read the first half in English Lit class this semester, and I'm around 50 pages from the end. The second half of the book is definitely very interesting and has a much different feel than the first.

1984, by George Orwell Currently in the middle of Part III right now, and all I can say is that I absolutely adore the plot. Chapter 9 of Part II lulled me to sleep due to its history book-esque feel, but that plot twist at the end left me shaking.

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I finished The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain The first few chapters were a bit hard to get into, but after that it was a breeze to finish it. I really liked the characters of Tom and Huck and their adventures.

I started Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray

I am still reading 1984, by George Orwell I am halfway through it. I really like the relationship George and Julia have at this point and can't wait to read further.

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1984 by George Orwell

Only about 80 pages and it's already giving me an existential crisis. This shit is terrifying.

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Finished 1984, by George Orwell for the third time, this go in my book club. Also finished A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union from Stalin to Gorbachev, by Vladislov Zubok on audiobook and finally What Does it Mean to be Well-Educated, by Alfie Kohn.

I've started a rereads of The Road Less Travelled, by Dr. M. Scott Peck and Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, as well as picked up Hitch-22, by Christopher Hitchens on audiobook though its long winded sound is not really optimal for my audiobook needs. Finally, in continuing my reading of Kohn, I picked up Punished by Rewards, by Alfie Kohn.

Still in the works are:

Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace

A Storm of Swords, by George RR Martin

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

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1984 by George Orwell

The first time I read this was in 1984 when I was in high school. I’m enjoying reading it for the second time.

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1984, by George Orwell
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

I've already read 1984 few years ago so this is my second time reading it but this is my first time reading Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451. So far 1984 hit me the hardest and I think it's the best out of the 3 (but it's really hard to compare them). The 3 different perspectives from those autors give you a lot of things to think about.

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1984, by George Orwell. The language so beautiful, concise, and vivid.

On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin. This is surprisingly easy to comprehend.

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Finished 1984, by George Orwell. First time reading it. Incredible!

Started and (almost) finished The Leavers, by Lisa Ko. Enjoying it, but don't think it's great.

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Read: ** Animal Farm by George Orwell**

Coincidentally, when I finished reading the book, China called a ban on the book following a possibility of removal of term for president.

Reading: ** 1984 by George Orwell**

This month is dedicated to George Orwell

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1984, by George Orwell

A dystopia that feels all too familiar, such a great book.

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I finished reading the Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling

I started them as a child but never finished. It's been a fun little nostalgic trip to finally finish them. GF and I watched the movies (which I never watched) as I finished the books, and I must say that the movies are a hot load of abridged garbage. (Didn't even get to see the wizarding duels at the end of book 6!)

I started reading the 1984, by George Orwell two days ago, almost finished already. It's disturbing how appropriate it feels today given our current political climate.

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1984, by George Orwell

[Insert joke about 1984 being over-read here]

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Finished: 1984, by George Orwell

Now Reading: Animal Farm, by George Orwell

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1984, by George Orwell

Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

La Peste, by Albert Camus

Leviathan Wakes, by James S A Corey


Caliban's War, by James S A Corey

I'm really in love with The Expanse books (and the series too).

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I know some people have some hang in about them. But since I was told about the Libby App. I've been enjoying audiobooks very nearly every single day. As a result, in the last 6 or so month's I've either read or listened to, or both in some cases.

Ready Player one, by Ernest Cline
I really Enjoyed this, and before discovering the Libby app, I listened to it twice and Read it once myself

Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris
This was really twisted and intense

The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris
This was Read by Kathy Bates and it was incredible.

Hannibal, by Thomas Harris

Hannibal Rising, by Thomas Harris
This was surprisingly good in my opinion, and made Hannibal's original motivations make much more sense.

A Song of Ice and Fire, by George RR Martin

This was very much like experiencing the first season of Game of Thrones again

The Vampire Chronicles: Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice
This was incredible, I adored the movie, but this was even better

The Vampire Chronicles: The Vampire Lestat, by Anne Rice
And this is when I fell in love with Lestat.

The Vampire Chronicles: The Queen of the Damned, by Anne Rice
This was amazing, I got even more invested and intrigued by the world and it's characters and origins thanks to this book.

The Vampire Chronicles: The Tale of the Body Thief, by Anne Rice
This one was probably the funniest of the series so far in my opinion.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Way better than the movie, and much more interesting.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling & Newt Scamander
This was so short and mildly disappointing that I'm more perplexed it was adapted into 2 movies than anything.

Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
Infinitely better than the Movie and it only gets better with each book

Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan
The Series continues and is even better.

Percy Jackson The Titan's Curse, by Rick Riordan
The Series started to get more intense and dark right about here, the stakes are only getting higher.

Percy Jackson Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan
The most dangerous and deadly adventure so far and it still gets better from here.

Percy Jackson The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan
This was pretty fun it was like 3 mini adventures and a little bonus content on top of that.

Percy Jackson The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan

The final Book in the Core series, This was wonderful and ended on a hopeful and awesome note.

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes, by Rick Riordan

A Percy Jackson themed Crash course on Greek mythology that was not only informative, but also hilarious.

The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

I'm astounded at the imagination of this author. He wrote This in 1895 and envisioned a future that even we today can't imagine. It's amazing. Great Novel.

Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe

I'll be honest I always get this mixed up with Swiss Family Robinson, but this was wonderful still.

All Things Wise and Wonderful, by James Herriot

This was one my Mother recommended, it was just delightful.

A Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket

I loved the Netflix Series, and I wanted to like the book, but the added sound effects were so loud It drowned out the dialogue numerous times. I may need to just read these myself.

The Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann David Wyss

This read more like a diary than a book, But I Still found it quite enthralling.

Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh

This was charming and reminded me a lot of how simple childhood can be, and yet how perspective can affect how we view things. As an adult most of Harriet's "Problems" were laughable to me, but to see how devastating they were to here only made me smile.

Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman

A great book, but I couldn't help a bias toward the movie.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey

This was so incredibly intense.

Collected Stories of Winnie-The-Pooh, by A. A. Milne

A bit whimsical and charming, but I definitely missed the voices of the characters I know from my Childhood.

1984, by George Orwell

This book was kind of... deeply disturbing to me. I wanted to use doublethink to change the ultimate ending.

Coraline, by Neil Gaiman

I'm a bit torn between the book and the Movie, Both have their merits, but I think the book was just a little better.

Charlie and the Chocolate factory, by Roald Dahl

This was just fun, but it makes me question why everyone wants to make the oompa loompa's so bizarre in the adaptations when they are described as simply small statured tribal people. I don't get this need to change their skin colors or put them in weird outfits.

Matilda, by Roald Dahl
This made me smile almost all the way through. And I just adored it. I love the movie too.

Tales from the Odyssey The one Eyed Giant & The Land of the Dead, by Mary Pope Osborne

I had never experienced the Odyssey and this was a wonderful way to experience the story of Odysseus and his incredibly long mostly tragic journey.

Tales from the Odyssey Sirens & Seas Monsters & The Gray-Eyed Goddess, by Mary Pope Osborne

I couldn't stop on part 1 I had to continue and it was wonderful.

Tales from the Odyssey Return to Ithaca & The Final Battle, by Mary Pope Osborne

The End of Odysseus Tale, was incredible and I loved finally knowing the tale of the Odyssey

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
I won't lie. It was a bit slow at first, but then once things got peculiar. I was hooked.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs

Starting right off the end of the first. By the end of this book I was on the edge of my seat and went into the next book as soon as I possibly could.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Library of Souls, by Ransom Riggs

Things really got dark and intense this time around. And by the end I was so invested I nearly felt tears of joy at a certain event right at the end. I'm looking forward to "Map of Days"

And With tons more either on hold, or on a wishlist to enjoy next. This app has sparked my interest in reading again, and I intend to continue both listening to, and reading more books going forward.

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1984, by George Orwell In preparation for an upcoming stage product.

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Finished 1984, by George Orwell and I kinda have mixed feelings. The first part, about how the world works is what what I didn't like, but the third part was so good that it changed my mind about the whole book.

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1984, by George Orwell

I was amazed as to how someone could conceive of an idea such as this. It was intriguing, but at the same time the concepts he puts forth are so complex that it was a bit overwhelming Not the the typical type of book I usually read, but I enjoyed it.

The Witching Hour, by Anne Rice

I'm 200 pages in and loving it. I've never read any of her other stuff, but the story is already so capivating.

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Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank Excellent book. So good that I'm honestly a little annoyed at myself that I'd never read it before. Good characters, fast paced, and for once a post apocalyptic novel that isn't just "and then this depressing thing happened and then THIS depressing thing happened" over and over again. Which, not gonna lie, I do enjoy otherwise I wouldn't read the genre, but it's nice to have a well written book where, yeah, things suck, but it's not all bad.

1984 by George Orwell Finally decided to just read it. And it wasn't bad. The first part was so dull that I thought I wasn't gonna get through it because it was basically just the same thing over and over again like we GET IT it sucks to live under Big Brother and Winston is scared to say anything. Also the excerpts from The Book just went on and on and ooooon it was just the same sentence told 20 different ways. I ended up skimming most of that. But the parts where plot happened, those were good! That was very well written. I just wish that the beginning part was cut down by like half and The Book wasn't there at all.


Craven Manor by Darcy Coates This sure is a haunted house book. It could be either ghosts or vampires, or maybe a ghost vampire. This is not the best book in the world but it's okay. It's also a really quick read so I'll probably finish it

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1984, by George Orwell.

I think I might be one of the few Americans who were not told to read this in high school, but here we are, almost a decade later! Sticking to my plan to read more "classic" books!

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Guys, we need to talk about the "Scouring of the Shire." Why? Just... Why? Here you have this beautiful story arc, with this looming doom where the world is coming too an end and they must destroy the One Ring, or else. It finished masterfully and then a lot of the smaller plot points are resolved. But then... The hobbits go back to the Shire. And they find this new: Sharky, up to some ol' tricks and causing trouble in the Shire. I won't spoil it, even though I thought the chapter added nothing to the overall narrative, but it felt like a bonus level unlocked after you beat a video game and have leveled up. Merry and Pippen had cool armor. Neat. But honestly, the whole thing felt like an episode of the Smurfs, with this Sharky guy as Gargamel. I can't believe I'm saying this but... This might be one place that Peter Jackson improved on the books.

1984, by George Orwell.

Okay, I understand that this a dystopian future, but wasn't it a little weird that Julia had never talked to Winston, and he wanted to bash her over the head with a rock, but then she hands him a note and they meet up, and she's already calling him "dear." Like, I've been on Tinder, I know crazy when I see it. Julia needs to slow down a little.

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I just finished 1984 by George Orwell.

I really enjoyed reading this book. After I finished I spent the entire next day deep I thought about it. Winston's story took me in a turbulent emotional rollercoaster. Its a frightening tale. Then I made the mistake of watching the movie and was really disappointed. What to read next?

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1984, by George Orwell

So far, it’s filled with dark scenes and I can’t connect dots here. Any tips on reading this novel? I find myself going back a page quite often to really comprehend what is good on.

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I just finished reading 1984, by George Orwell , loved it, started reading Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley because I couldn't get enough dystopian goodness.

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1984, by George Orwell

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I finished

It by Stephen King

I started

1984 by George Orwell

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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I started reading 1984 by George Orwell a couple of weeks ago and finished it today, my first fiction book in maybe 6 years. The first 100 pages were very slow but I managed to breeze through the last 160 pages over the past 3 days.

The next book on the reading list is Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, wish me luck.

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Finished Bands of Mourning, by Brandon Sanderson and I'm starting 1984, by George Orwell

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Finished 1984 by George Orwell yesterday

Starting The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger today

I can't decide if I liked 1984 or Brave New World better. What are your thoughts?

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Finished Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway. Pretty underwhelming for my taste.

Started 1984 by George Orwell. Loving it so far. Very contemplative and disturbingly vivid.

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

4/5, I really loved the theme of the book - running - and it made me get excited about ultra running and trail running. There are many interesting facts about human evolution related to running, that are entwined with the story of the "Great Race". I was not a huge fun of the writing style, but enjoyed this book immensely despite this.


1984 by George Orwell

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Back and forth between 1984 by George Orwell and Harrington on Poker by Dan Harrington. Very different genres. 1984, though, is very captivating and unnerving and I'm only about 60 pages in.

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A few months ago I read the Orphan X books, by Gregg Hurwitz. I really liked the story story, but sometimes the character description was repetitive.

Couple day's ago I finally finished 1984, by George Orwell, just a classic, nothing to add.

Other books I just finished or books I am currently reading:

- The Lying Game, by Ruth Ware

- The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson

- Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

- The Shinning, by Stephen King

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Currently rereading 1984 by George Orwell. I read it back in 2013 and somehow I remembered it as being a fast-moving thriller sort of novel. However, I am pleasantly surprised by how philosophical and contemplative it is. Definitely one of the highlights of my reading journey in 2018.

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Finished 1984, by George Orwell

Great book; really stands the test of time.

Started Metro 2033, by Dmitry Glukhovsky

So far so good but only around 30 pages in. The Russian place names are a bit tricky to decipher sometimes.

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Started: 1984, by George Orwell. I've read it before back in high school, but I just got a hankering to reread it.

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The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett

Though aware of Pratchett's enormity in the fantasy world I was never that fast to pick him up because, come on... how funny can a book really be? Turns out books can be absolutely hilarious. This one manages to have me laughing out loud and seriously appreciating the satire while still maintaining drama and a sense of purposefulness. It's a hilarious parody of so many different facets of fantasy yet also brilliant completely on its own... Loving it!

In the Orchard the Swallows, by Peter Hobbs

This is a strangely beautiful and ponderous book that (so far) follows the recovery of a man released from a brutal prison in Northern Pakistan.

As a small critique, the romance feels a little stale as I'm sick of boy-falls-deeply-in-love-with-a-pretty-girl-and-then-obsesses-over-her-despite-them-having-absolutely-no-relationship but that might just be me (and there's plenty of pages for it to develop).


1984, by George Orwell

A simplified synopsis might be: Animal Farm, writ large. It is probably a must-read for anyone who is interested in Totalitarianism (the study of, not practice in) as it plays with the power of various things such as sexual freedom, language and the mutability of the past - how important they are to civilisation and how they can be manipulated to terrifying effect. I could go on but this comment is already bloated... In critique, this post--> was an interesting read that talks about how the subjugation of women is largely ignored in the novel and, I think, is very convincing in parts though I also found myself saying 'that isn't at all how I interpreted that' at certain parts as well.

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Starting to reread 1984, by George Orwell as I have not read it in a few years, and after seeing a lot of discussion of it in another thread earlier today, I think it deserves a closer, more thoughtful reading on my part

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1984, by George Orwell I think I may be in the minority here, but it wasn’t my favorite book. I was intrigued at times, but other times so bored that I had to put the book down for a few days. Nice writing, just not my type of book.

Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert I’ve recently picked up water coloring because I’ve been feeling inspired to be creative, but have never had any talent when it comes to art. This book has encouraged me to keep practicing and not put too much stress into making sure it’s perfect.

Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman I started this book because Practical Magic is one of my favorite movies. However, the book seems to go a little bit of a different direction than the movie and I actually think I prefer the movie over the book. Because of this I put this book down for a couple of months and just decided to finish it this week. Still recommend reading though if you liked the movie!


Light is the New Black, by Rebecca Campbell So far this book is not what I expected. Not sure how I feel about it.

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, by Gail Honeyman I actually passed by this book quite a bit in the book store not thinking I would be interested. I decided to give it a go anyways due to so many other people liking it and I’m really glad I did. I’m still in the first few chapters, but I’m liking it so far.

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A Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck, by Mark Manson


1984, by George Orwell

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Finished Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker. I knew before that sleep was important but now I understand that sleep is absolutely vital to health, even more so than diet and exercise. There doesn't seem to be one part of our lives not impacted by sleep. Definitely worth a read if you don't think sleep is that important.

Started 1984 by George Orwell. Absolutely fantastic so far, read the first part in two days! Can't wait to see how the story develops.

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I finished To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee on saturday. Such good book with a captivating narrative.
And now I started 1984, by Geroge Orwell. It is a dystopia.