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If you feel like reading something really long, I recommend the Wheel of Time series. 14 books, each one with around 600 pages. I'm right now reading the first book, and it's so far very interesting.

If you feel like something easier, Neil Gaiman is always a good choice. I highly recommend Anansi Boys and American Gods (two of my favorite books).

Some very bad suggestions among this lot. I'll suggest an old series but you should be able to pick them up online. The author is Karl Edward Wagner and his books are based on his hero or antihero Kane. The books are called:
Bloodstone
Darkness Weaves
The Dark Crusade
Death Angels Shadow
Night Winds

Sue Grafton broke me out of my no book reading rut. A rut that I hate to fall into. Robert B. Parker was also a great author (R.I.P.)

Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead is amusing.

I'm a big fan of The Night Angel Trilogy by Brandon Weeks. I Am The Messenger and Altered Carbon are also good reads.

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World War Z
It's a fast read but boy-oh-boy is it a wonder.

Seconded! Also, from your topic comment, I take it that you usually read "girly books." One good, fun, interesting book in that genre is "Dealing with Dragons" (female protagonist, but makes fun of all the cliches while telling a great story). On a more serious note, you might enjoy some classical literature if you just gave it a chance. Pride and Prejudice is always popular, smart, and funny. One work I have really gotten into lately is the 11th century (one of the first novels, also written by a woman so bonus points) Tale of Genji, a feudal Japanese romance (I recommend the abridged version by Seidensticker).

Did someone say... Kafka?

Did someone say... Hemingway?

Just any of their works. It's all so fantastic.

Also, if you enjoy a bit of philosophy, try the Hagakure. Interesting read.

Also, if youre not as lazy as me, try Atlas Shrugged. I'm thinking of diving into that one.

Also, if you enjoy reading about dystopias, A Clockwork Orange and 1984 would be perfect.

Also, if youre like me, you'll have a friend called Hugh who plays with an etch-a-sketch in your airing cupboard.

Im just recommending famous books that you probably have read, I know that, but in case you havent, well, there you go.

Im a fan of Fantasy. So all the books I suggest are in that vain.

Wheel of Time (13 books out, 14th and final book due next October) Robert Jordan
The Black Magicians Trilogy/ Age Of The Five Trilogy, Trudi Canavan (Both complete)
The Mistborne Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson (Complete)
The Painted Man, Peter V Brett (Part of a trilogy 2/3 released)
A Song Of Fire and Ice, George RR Martin (4/7 released)
The Kingkiller Chronicle, Patrick Rothfuss (1/3)
Magician, Raymond E Fiest and all following books. (In set of 3's and 4's there are currently 29 combined released and planned books)
The Gentlemen Bastard Sequence, Scott Lynch (2/7)
The Runelords, David Farland (8/?)

In the Sci-Fi genra which I normally cant get into Id recommend the Horus Heresy book from the black library. Just make sure you read em in the right order.

Anything by Christopher Moore (especially "Lamb,") The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, or the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks. All great reads.

ZelosRaine:

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World War Z
It's a fast read but boy-oh-boy is it a wonder.

On a more serious note, you might enjoy some classical literature if you just gave it a chance. Pride and Prejudice is always popular, smart, and funny. .

i did try to read Pride and Prejudice once but i got really really bored of it. I don't know why i couldn't get into it because as you said it is one of the classics, but i may try a different classic :)

The Necronomicon by H.P Lovecraft

American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis

Fetzenfisch:
Start with that one

get addicted

This. Stephen King's a good writer in general, but The Dark Tower series is amazing.
Don't know what kind of books you like, but I'm just gonna throw this one out there: "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison, a collection of excellent short stories by an excellent writer.

xc00l n3rdx:
I'm getting very bored with reading girly books that are all the same... same beginning, same ending and same middle!!!

Can anyone suggest a good book that won't bore me to sleep???

If you're looking for a unconventional romance novel you could try Wuthering Heights by Emiliy Brontė. It's old (1847) but still very good. A bit slow and melodramatic first half though.

DonMartin:

Also, if you enjoy a bit of philosophy, try the Hagakure. Interesting read.

Also, if youre not as lazy as me, try Atlas Shrugged. I'm thinking of diving into that one.

If you liked the Hagakure I'd be remiss not to recommend The Life Giving Sword by Yagyu Munenori, The Unfettered Mind by Takuan and the titular Book of Five Rings by Musashi. They're better.

I would also recommend saving your time and remaining lazy as far as Ayn Rand is concerned.

If you appreciate mythology then I would recommened the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series. It does a good job of blending the modern world into a Greek fantasy setting, and is a lot better than the insanely crappy movie of the same name.

I recently finished the Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud which was a lot better than I thought it was going to be at the start, I'd definitely recommend that. Alternatively, you could try:

Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, His Dark Materials, the Tunnels series... I would suggest Harry Potter but I tend to assume that everyone's read them by now.

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DonMartin:

Also, if you enjoy a bit of philosophy, try the Hagakure. Interesting read.

Also, if youre not as lazy as me, try Atlas Shrugged. I'm thinking of diving into that one.

If you liked the Hagakure I'd be remiss not to recommend The Life Giving Sword by Yagyu Munenori, The Unfettered Mind by Takuan and the titular Book of Five Rings by Musashi. They're better.

I would also recommend saving your time and remaining lazy as far as Ayn Rand is concerned.

Actually, I have read The Unfettered Mind, and The Book of Five Rings, but didnt finish The Life Giving Sword. Yet. But I dont know if they were really better... I couldnt possibly consider one better than the other. They all just sort of come together.

Also, shame if Ayn Rand is crap. From what I've heard, Atlas Shrugged is an interesting book.

The Power and the Glory - Graham Greene

The Man Who Was Thursday - GK Chesterton

I recently read those, both are excellent

Oryx & Crake, awesome fucking book. Scary, too. Every day we seem to get closer to it.

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Transmetropolitan.

Thank you all for the suggestions, I really appreciate it.

I will be asking you all again in about a year when I have got through all of these :)

Read the Percy Jackson series. Ancient Greekk myths in modern New York, and it's really good.

I personally recommend The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. An awesome surrealist book that pokes fun at 1930s Russian society and socialism (at the time Stalin was in charge, and that took BIG BALLS).

Don't know how old you are, so...

Young adult: Hitchhiker's Guide, Terry Pratchett, Hunger Games trilogy, Tolkien, Lloyd Alexander, older Shannara books (the first three), Bone (the comic)
Mature: Kushiel series, Greg Bear's science fiction, the Lisbeth Salander trilogy, Robert Heinlein, Handmaid's Tale, all the stuff in my young adult list

DonMartin:
Did someone say... Kafka?

Did someone say... Hemingway?

Just any of their works. It's all so fantastic.

Also, if you enjoy a bit of philosophy, try the Hagakure. Interesting read.

Also, if youre not as lazy as me, try Atlas Shrugged. I'm thinking of diving into that one.

Also, if you enjoy reading about dystopias, A Clockwork Orange and 1984 would be perfect.

Also, if youre like me, you'll have a friend called Hugh who plays with an etch-a-sketch in your airing cupboard.

Im just recommending famous books that you probably have read, I know that, but in case you havent, well, there you go.

A Clockwork Orange and 1984 are some of my favorite books of all time

My Favorite Book of all time is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by the legendary doctor of journalism Hunter S. Thompson

Also H.P. Lovecraft has some good Horror and weird fiction works. Just keep in mind if you sensitive to racial terms that he is a turn of the century writer and uses certain terms and stereotypes that are out dated and taboo now-a-days.

I can't really recommend Stephen King as I have only liked The Stand and The Shining and I happen to think his other stuff is really overrated.

If you like the newer Fallout games (3 and New Vegas) pick up The Road its much better then the film and kind of feels like reading a stripped down novelization of a fallout game

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If you haven't already been forced to read it for school or something, stay far away form Catcher in the Rye which is the most overrated book I have ever read.

Edit: Also if you haven't already I would look into Comics/Graphic Novels

Edit 2 Edit Harder: I Am Legend, Ignore that piece of shit Will Smith film and read this, It is awesome.

Edit With A Vengeance: if you like a TV series like True Blood or Dexter be advised in both cases both have books that are way more fantastical which can be a good or bad thing.
Example: in the Books that True Blood is based on they have Bubba who from what I can tell is a retarded Vampire/zombie Elvis.

Live Free, Edit Hard: If you like Vampires and haven't already done so (shame on you) read Bram Stoker's Dracula and avoid like the plague the "official" squeal Dracula The Un-Dead which:

Now that I'm out of Die Hard name puns I'm done adding more.

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. If you like it, be sure to read Deadhouse Gates, the sequel. The Chain of Dogs plotline is one of my favourite in any piece of fiction.

I've read a great book, i liked it especialy because of the way the writer gave the details on the reactions of people during conversations and the cruel humor,
I would suggest you to read Devil may Cry (not actually the game!) by sherrilyn Kenyon,
its about fictional(made up) greek mythology that usualy grabs my taste of books,
i dont know what books your'e interested in, but either way, tell me which books you liked
or what type of book, hope you read it :) and even more that you like it,

primal fear by William Diehl. just finished it...and I've seen the movie starting (my man crushes) Edward Norton and Richard Gere. Its the perfect example of what a Psycho-Thriller should be.

harry potter, eragorn, The millenium Trillogy, eeer... Darren Shan's books.

Picture of Dorian Gray's a keeper.

KEM10:
The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie. Yes, Hugh Laurie wrote a book before becoming House. However, the more you read the more the protagonist becomes House (except not a doctor and no limp).

Oh, wow, I had no idea. Is it a comedy? Either way, I'll probably hit it up.

OT: If it's something light, then try The Hitchhikers Guide 'trilogy of 6'. I've also read Mogworld, which is a funny book.

If you're looking for something with a darker tone, I'll recommend Nineteen Eighty Four. It's depressing and bleak, but it stays with you.

Any book by Joe Abercrombie would certainly be recommended, be sure you've got a strong stomache and don't mind the goodguys losing though. And not really being goodguys.

The Book Thief
I just finished reading it. It's very moving, written with a lot of care. It's set in Germany during World War II, with Death himself acting as the narrator. It's classified as Young Adult fiction only because the main character is a young girl, but the themes are deep and meaningful.

xc00l n3rdx:
I'm getting very bored with reading girly books that are all the same... same beginning, same ending and same middle!!!

Can anyone suggest a good book that won't bore me to sleep???

If you're looking for romantic novels that break the mold, i suspect that "The Vampire Huntress," by L.A. Banks series does that. I haven't read any other romantic novels, but Vampire Huntress series is almost more of a fantasy. If you're just looking for a different Genre, then the "Attikus Kodiak" series by Greg Rucka, is a good action/mystery thriller. The "Sword of Truth" series by Terry Goodkind is an amazing fantasy, and most of the books written by Chris Crutcher are very good books, although I don't know what genre they fall into.

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