Your Favourite Novels?

Who adores reading some good literature?

Don’t hesitate to post your favorite novels here…

I’ll start to show

Joseph Balsamo by Alexander Dumas

Now it’s your turn :wink:

I like renowned classics that have some
spirit in them


Dune by Frank Herbert
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Siddharta by Hermann Hesse
Desolation Road by Ian McDonald


No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (this book inspired the story for the Zero Point game, if ever released :sweat_smile:)
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
FIGHT CLUB by Chuck Palahniuk


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Animal Farm by George Orwell
1984 by George Orwell
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Please don’t Judge me :sweat_smile: )
The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Anand Math by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Malgudi Days by RK Narayan
Swami and Friends by RK Narayan


For the fantasy lovers, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy is deep and epic.

For a classic Japanese read, Kokoro is equal parts heart warming and heart wrenching. And a very short easy read. Musashi, by yoshikawa, on the other hand is long and spans the man’s whole life, but is one of the best books you’ll ever read.

Brain On Fire is a non fiction that reads like a novel. The true story of a woman’s day by day descent deeper and deeper into her disease. Mystery and thriller and all around page turner. If someone tells me “I don’t like reading…” I get them a copy of this book, on the house, to change their mind.

The Hobbit by Tolkien is another gem. Easy to read.


All Tolkien’s books
Conan the barbarian
Gone with the wind
Harry Potter

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This has been on my goodreads list for a while. Haven’t has the opportunity to read it though.

Vagabond the manga is based on this.

Count the Monte Cristo anyone? :stuck_out_tongue:

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You know what we are missing in this age is some real adventure.

A few decades from now there will be books about me of my adventurous and mystical escapades into the unknown.

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The Alchemist


Now a days all the books from this genre are in the young adult section. It’s like they just don’t write adventure stories for adults now.

Wheel of Time Series
Harry Potter

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Wheel of Time series will fix this. Can’t get more adventure and adult themes.

That and a song of ice and fire. Witcher also has these elements.


This series. Ironically enough the main character’s last name is Stark. My favorite books

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Whenever I have talked to fans who have read Wheel of TIme I am not able to conclude whether they like the books or hate it lol. So I have been skeptical so far.

The only reason I didn’t read it is that I really hate works with incest in it.

Here’s the crux of wheel of time.

This series is unlike any other I have read. It puts other fantasy epics to shame in terms of sheer scope, lore and reading material.

This world is not a fun adventure. It’s an adult adventure. It shows how real people act in situations they are just tossed into. I hate the chosen one trope, but RJ puts a fantastic spin on it.

There’s also a lot of downtime where you are immersed in the world instead of most books that just speed through these parts.

What frustrates a lot of people are the strong willed characters. They have real brutal human flaws unlike most fictional characters. They are resistant to change and can be very frustrating.

Also he writes Lawful Evil Villains so well that you hate anytime they are on the page. You want to skin these people alive with their pompous holier than thou attitude.

TLDR. The Wheel of time demonstrates what would truly happen if the legends of the past were real and how people would act if they were thrusted into having huge responsibility of saving the world thrusted upon them. Also the magic is epic and awesome and has a very fun unique twist.

Read Eye of the World and determine if it’s something you want to continue.


Daddy, Loup Durand (WWII action novel. Needs to be a movie)
Vertical Run, Joseph Garber
The Time Winder, H.U. Bevis

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You really sold me on this. Will read it for sure.


Only Scifi I’ve ever enjoyed reading

As well as “The Trial”. Didn’t enjoy them at all at first. But after some time you understand the deepness.

I also love Sandersons “The Stormlight archive” series

Historical Japan

Laura Joh Rowland - Sano Ichiro, the shotguns investigator

Lian Hearn - Tales of the Otori

James Redfield - The Celestine Prophecy
Spiritual novel series


Tolstoi - War and Piece, Anna Karenina
Umberto Eco - The name of the rose
Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes


Anthony Ryan - Raven’s Shadow Trilogy

Guy Gavriel Kay - Tigana
One of the best novels I’ve ever read

Terry Brooks - Shannara series

Patrick Rothfuss - King Killer Chronicles

Michael J. Sullivan - Riyria Revelations



I love a lot of these suggestions - i tried to stay away from the basic recommendations, I assume everyone loves harry potter at this point. Dune is amazing. Metamorphosis - Kafka was hilarious.

But I don’t think many people will recognize the King Killer Chronicles but they should check it out if they don’t.

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