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There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours,...

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Comment from [Reddit user] with 18 upvotes on /r/books/

Well! I haven't posted here in a while, so here are the books I've read in the past three weeks:

  • I finished Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace;
  • I reread Coraline, by Neil Gaiman;
  • I read The Crying of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon;
  • I read What If? by Randall Munroe;
  • I read Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut;
  • and I just now finished Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy.

Whew. Hot damn. Now I'm onto Against the Day, by Thomas Pynchon and I'm not sure what else. I'm thinking about digging into 100 Years of Solitude or Ulysses (which I've been meaning to get to) or The Bell Jar, but I'm not committing to anything yet.

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Club Dead, by Charlaine Harris

Coraline, by Neil Gaimen

I really enjoyed both of them.


A Clash of Kings, by J.R.R Martin - It's so good. So far I'm liking the books a lot more than the TV show.

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Coraline, by Neil Gaiman - I really liked this. But Gaiman is one of my favorite writers, so it's not much of a surprise.

Beacon 23, by Hugh Howey - This book is amazing. It may not be for everyone, but it's a wonderful cozy sci fi novel for those who like that type of thing.

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, by Neil Gaiman - This is a really good read. I've never seen any mention it, but I would definitely recommend it. Especially if you're a Gaiman fan.

Invisible Planets, by Ken Liu - This one was pretty good. My favorite were the stories by Qiufan, Cixin and Jingfang. Some of the others didn't quite work for me.


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain - I'm still early in this one, but it looks like I'll like it.

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami - Only 20% done, but I'm really enjoying it. This book feels magical even when nothing is happening.

The Fox's Tower and Other Tales, by Yoon Ha Lee - Fun little collection of short fantasy stories.

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The Stars my Destination, by Alfred Bester - I really liked this one. It felt much more modern than I was expecting. Several times I was caught off guard by the audacity of Gully.

The Hazel Wood, by Melissa Albert - This one was pretty good, but the novel felt a bit front heavy. There was a lot of buildup at the beginning and the end of the book seemed a bit compressed.


Coraline, by Neil Gaiman - Already really liking this. But Gaiman is one of my favorite writers, so it's not much of a surprise.

Beacon 23, by Hugh Howey - This book is amazing. It may not be for everyone, but it's a wonderful cozy sci fi novel for those who like that type of thing.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain - I'm still early in this one, but it looks like I'll like it.

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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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The Seas, by Samantha Hunt Probably one of my favorite reads in a while. Every line of this book was like poetry.

Post Office, by Charles Bukowski Bukowski is one of my favorite authors, this wasn't his best but I still enjoyed it.

Coraline, by Neil Gaiman Decided on a whim to pick up this book. It was alright however young adult isn't really my thing.

You're on an Airplane, by Parker Posey Almost done with this and would not recommend, which was really disappointing because I've always really loved Parker Posey.

Comment from [Reddit user] with 1 upvotes on /r/books/

Finished Wise Mans Fear: Part 1, by Patrick Rothfuss yesterday evening and started Coraline, by Neil Gaiman.

Both great books and while I'm eager to continue Kvothes story, the short tale of Coraline with it's easier language (even though I'm reading this one in English, while having read WMF in my native language) is what I needed right now. I'll probably finish it tomorrow and then on to Part 2 of Wise Mans Fear.