BOOKS YOU HAVE READ

Posts

Pages: first 12 next last
SunflowerGames
The most beautiful user on RMN!
13323

Because making a list of games you have beaten isn't hard enough on your memory...

New Spring
The Eye of the World
The Great Hunt
The Dragon Reborn
The Shadow Rising
The Fires of Heaven
Lord of Chaos
A Crown of Swords
The Path of Daggers
Winter's Heart
Crossroads of Twilight
Knife of Dreams
The Gathering Storm
Towers of Midnight
A Memory of Light

The Law of Nines
Debt of Bones
Wizard's First Rule
Stone of Tears
Blood of the Fold
Temple of the Winds
Soul of the Fire
Faith of the Fallen
Pillars of Creation
Naked Empire
Chainfire
Phantom
Confessor
The Omen Machine
The Third Kingdom

The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
The Alloy of Law

A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons

Rhapsody
Prophecy
Destiny
Requiem for the Sun
Elegy for a Lost Star
The Assassin King
The Merchant Emperor
The Hollow Queen

The Silmarillion
The Hobbit
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

Eragon
Eldest
Brisingr
Inheritance

Pawn of Prophecy
Queen of Sorcery
Magician's Gambit
Castle of Wizardry
Enchanters' End Game
Guardians of the West
King of the Murgos

The Gunslinger
The Drawing of the Three
The Waste Lands
Wizard and Glass
Wolves of the Calla
Song of Susannah
The Dark Tower

The Philospher's Stone
The Chamber of Secrets
The Prisoner of Azkaban
The Goblet of Fire
The Order of the Phoenix
The Half Blood Prince
The Deathly Hollows

The Magic of Recluce
The Towers of Sunset
The Magic Engineer

Interview with the Vampire
The Vampire Lestat
The Queen of the Damned
The Tale of the Body Thief
Memnoch the Devil
Pandora

Redwall
Mossflower
Mattimeo
Mariel of Redwall
Salamandastron
Martin the Warrior
The Bellmaker
Outcast of Redwall
The Pearls of Lutra

Oryx and Crake
The Magician's Nephew
To Kill a Mockingbird
Cue for Treason
Secresy
To the Wedding
The Wayfarer Redemption
The Runelords
The Communist Manifesto
Frankenstein
Beowulf
Sir Gawain and The Green Knight
Macbeth
Romeo and Juliet
King Lear
As You Like It
Julius Caesar
The Clouds
The Cherry Orchard
Epic of Gilgamesh
Euclid's Elements

*Various Goosebump Books (Can't recall which ones.)
*Some books by Plato.
*Other things read in school I can't recall...
This is easy, since I only picked up reading again about a year ago and, well... Have been. Slow. I finally have a reading nook set up in my room, so I really gotta get back into Childhood's End and finish it.

The last thing that I read through was the Space Odyssey Series. So right now, my list looks something like:

2001: A Space Odyssey
2010: Odyssey Two
2061: Odyssey Three
3001: The Final Odyssey

The Wizard of Oz

and as a shameful tack on to the tiny list, the books we read in highschool- Or at least the ones worth remembering:

Schindler's Ark
Lord of the Flies
Diary of Anne Frank
Night

This thread serves as a good reminder to start reading again... I've been building up my library pretty steadily but just never making time to actually experience any of it.
If I could at least somewhat remember the books I've read this year...

Andrzej Sapkowski - Haltiain Verta (Blood of Elves)
Andrzej Sapkowski - Halvekusnnan Aika (Time of Contempt)
Andrzej Sapkowski - Tulikaste (Baptism of Fire)
Maria Turtschaninoff - Maresi
Kim Stanley Robinson - Aurora
Ben Counter - Battle for the Abyss
Hayden Lane - The Park
Arto Paasilinna - Operaatio Finlandia (no English translation)


Then I've twice tried to start Liu Cixin's The Dark Forest (sequel to The Three-Body Problem). And right now I'm a couple of chapters into Randy Henderson's Smells Like Finn Spirit.

I bought a bunch of books recently. All of which I'm pretty excited to get to, but haven't started yet (except for Tulikaste and Smells Like Finn Spirit which I've already started/finished):
Thomas Årnfelt - Sällskapet i Genua (no English translation)
Kristina Hård - Snösommar (no English translation)
Peter Watts - Echopraxia
Dimitrij Gluchovskij - Metro 2035
Glen Cook - The Books of the South, Tales of the Black Company
Terry Pratchett - I Shall Wear Midnight (I also later picked up The Shepherd's Crown, I've been avoiding these two unread Pratchett books since he died because I know they are the last ones...)
InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
4622
A very short list as an adult and a very long one as a kid. Which I won't be able to list all because that'd be insane. Basically the Harry Potter series for sure and LOTR lol

History of UFO Crashes
The UFO Files
Outdoor Survival Guide (while considered a book it feels more like half a book pamphlet)
Star Trek Generations
World War II History of the Nazi Party
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
32077
A Tale of Two Cities
Howard Pyle's King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table.
Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus
Dracula
The Curious Case of Doctor Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
Alice and her Adventures in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass
Sherlock Holmes (all)
The Phantom of the Opera
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
The Silmarillion
The Children of Hurin
Beowulf
Sir Gawain and The Green Knight
The History of the High Kings of England
Vita Merlini
The Vulgate Cycle: Lancelot and the Graal
The Romance of Melora and Orlando (really hard to find and it's really not that old in comparison other Arthurian legends)
The Mabinogian (Charlotte Guest translation)
Numerous books by Geoffrey Ashe
The Element Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Lore (I actually keep that on my desk)
Macbeth (favorite Shakespeare)
Hamlet (did not actually like this though it has some favorite quotes. Did not have to read this one in school, amazingly. This is an example of something I only read because of how often it's referenced in Star Trek)
King Lear
Julius Caesar
Cleopatra and Mark Antony
A Midsummer's Night Dream (second favorite Shakespeare)
Lord of the Flies
Some of the Nag Hammadi
I, Robot
The Martian Chronicles
Fahrenheit 401
Rendezvous with Rama
Also the Space Odyssey series
Dune
Dune Messiah
God Emperor of Dune
Heretics of Dune
Dune: house trilogy
Dune: Jihad trilogy
Hunters of Dune
Sandworms of Dune
All original Nancy Drew
Most of the Vampire Chronicles
Paradise Lost (another I keep on my desk)
Copious Star Trek and Star Wars books
Harry Potter
The Hunger Games
The Song of the Lioness books by Tamora Pierce
Most of the Shannara books
The City Trilogy by Laurence Yep
Dragonwings
The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon)
Eon
Eona
Buzzcut
James Bond: License Renewed
Carmilla
A Christmas Carol
David Copperfield
Oliver
Ivanhoe
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Percy Jackson books
The Heroes of Olympus books
The Kane Chronicles
The Unabridged Edgar Allen Poe
Winnie the Pooh
Charlotte's Web
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
James and the Giant Peach
The BFG
The Egyptian Book of Life: a translation of The Book of the Dead by Doctor Ramses Seleem
Contemporary Metaphysics by Michael Jubien
Drawing Down the Moon
The Life and Lies of Aleister Crowley by Aleister Crowley
With a Tangled Skein
Demons Don't Dream
The Wess'Har Chronicles
The Mists of Avalon
The Darkover Chronicles
Holy shit, I just found my copy of the Dune Encyclopedia
The Essential Erasmus
Plato's The Republic
The Key of Solomon
The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage
The Best of Mack Reynolds
The House in the Big Woods
The Last of the Mohicans
The Death of Leather Stockings
The Witching Hour
The Mayfair Witches
Lasher
The Shadow Over Innsmouth
The Old Gods
Dagon
The Call of Cthulhu
More Arthur stuff:
Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys
Le Morte d'Arthur
Idylls of the King
Eric Et Enid
Yvain
Cliges
Lancelot
And I'm going to end with Burroughs.
Princesa of Mars
Warlords of Mars
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
Chessmen of Mars
Gods of Mars
Tarzan
SunflowerGames
The most beautiful user on RMN!
13323

pianotm, you seem rather well read. You reminded of some books I read in University, but it's impossible to remember them all...
The only books I have really ready were programming books.
...I'm boring I know :P
I need to thank Kory for making this thread and getting my ass back into reading regularly again after a big hiatus. Finished off Childhood's End last night, and started The Songs of Distant Earth this morning.
Yellow Magic
Could I BE any more Chandler Bing from Friends (TM)?
3154
Redwall
Mossflower
Mattimeo
Mariel of Redwall
Salamandastron
Martin the Warrior
The Bellmaker
Outcast of Redwall
The Pearls of Lutra
Oh gosh the Redwall books. Brings back memories of reading those food passages and getting all hungry orz

I think out of those I read Redwall, Mattimeo, Salamandastron and Martin the Warrior.

In terms of what I've been reading lately: I recently read Treasure Island, because of the TV show Black Sails, which I loved.

Also, I'm starting a new job next month, and they gave me a book to read called Getting Naked, which is not, in fact, a commentary on burlesque, but which is more about being 'vulnerable' as a consultant. It's a decent read if you're into, idk, business things for business people.
New Spring
The Eye of the World
The Great Hunt
The Dragon Reborn
The Shadow Rising
The Fires of Heaven
Lord of Chaos
A Crown of Swords
The Path of Daggers
Winter's Heart
Crossroads of Twilight
Knife of Dreams
The Gathering Storm
Towers of Midnight
A Memory of Light

wowwwwwwwww. Impressive perseverance. I think I finally ran out of steam after slogging through Fires of Heaven or maybe I made it through Lord of Chaos. Whatever one was the last one I finished ended with a bang, several major characters good guys and bad guys killed off or apparently killed off. Still, that Robert Jordan was one seriously long-winded motherfucker.

(And I've worked professionally in academic circles, briefly seriously pursued a career as an author, believe me I'm a voracious and dedicated reader. But damn RJ. Damn. Ya done out Tolkien'd Tolkien.)

I definitely will never be able to list even 10% of the books I have read so here are just the books I've read recently or am gonna read soon? Finished (re?)reading Strange Highways by Dean Koontz, hadn't read Koontz since HS so not sure what I had read before and what I hadn't. The two best stories in there are easily "Bruno" (which is essentially an episode of Rick & Morty snuck into a Dean Koontz story written before the creators of Rick & Morty were even born) and the 1966 story "Kittens" which is...just read "Kittens" it's like ten pages.

My current beat-to-shit paperback fiction is Sharp Objects by the amazing Gillian Flynn (her and Lauren Beukes are easily my two favorite lady writers). Behind that, I've got Anno Dracula spun up and something I had to buy because it was wet with laudatory saliva from Lauren Beukes, William motherfucking Gibson (I have read everything by William Gibson, you could add that to my list if I were to make one), and Neal goddamn Stephenson, Autonomous by Annalee "never even heard of her" Newitz.

In the realm of nonfiction I am reading Being A Dog by dog scientist (not in the cool way) Alexandra Horowitz, because I really genuinely want to understand what (if anything) my dog is thinking a lot of the time. It's pretty good, but it's very tightly focused on the canine sense of smell, and I hope it broadens to include the cognitive faculties of the dog beyond that. I'm also reading Martin J. Dougherty's Small Arms Visual Encyclopedia, for game design research, mostly.

So yeah that list actually pretty much encapsulates most if not all of my interests: spooky shit, dogs, interdimensional travel, vampires, self-harm, cyborgs, and guns.

last edit, I promise: wow, pianotom, you are IMPRESSIVELY well read.
Marking stuff in red that I've also read. Green for "tried to read, but gave up". Blue for comments in quote. Just to give all of you headaches

author=kory_toombs
Because making a list of games you have beaten isn't hard enough on your memory...

New Spring
The Eye of the World
The Great Hunt
The Dragon Reborn
The Shadow Rising
The Fires of Heaven
Lord of Chaos
A Crown of Swords
The Path of Daggers

Winter's Heart
Crossroads of Twilight
Knife of Dreams
The Gathering Storm
Towers of Midnight
A Memory of Light
(I kinda sorta skipped cuz it was getting long)

The Law of Nines
Debt of Bones
Wizard's First Rule
Stone of Tears
Blood of the Fold
Temple of the Winds
Soul of the Fire
Faith of the Fallen
Pillars of Creation
Naked Empire
Chainfire
Phantom

The Omen Machine
The Third Kingdom

The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
The Alloy of Law

A Game of Thrones (saw the show instead, up to season 3)
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons

Rhapsody
Prophecy
Destiny
Requiem for the Sun
Elegy for a Lost Star
The Assassin King
The Merchant Emperor
The Hollow Queen

The Silmarillion
The Hobbit
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King


Eragon
Eldest
Brisingr
Inheritance


Pawn of Prophecy
Queen of Sorcery
Magician's Gambit
Castle of Wizardry
Enchanters' End Game
Guardians of the West
King of the Murgos

The Gunslinger
The Drawing of the Three
The Waste Lands
Wizard and Glass
Wolves of the Calla
Song of Susannah
The Dark Tower

The Philospher's Stone
The Chamber of Secrets
The Prisoner of Azkaban
The Goblet of Fire
The Order of the Phoenix
The Half Blood Prince
The Deathly Hollows
(Hallows not Hollows, they're holy not empty)

The Magic of Recluce
The Towers of Sunset
The Magic Engineer

Interview with the Vampire
The Vampire Lestat
The Queen of the Damned
The Tale of the Body Thief
Memnoch the Devil
Pandora

Redwall
Mossflower
Mattimeo
Mariel of Redwall
Salamandastron
Martin the Warrior
The Bellmaker
Outcast of Redwall
The Pearls of Lutra

Oryx and Crake
The Magician's Nephew
To Kill a Mockingbird
Cue for Treason
Secresy
To the Wedding
The Wayfarer Redemption
The Runelords
The Communist Manifesto (Why you do this? Adam Smith understands economics, that guy is a hack)
Frankenstein
Beowulf (turns out I hate poetry, I did read a novelization of it, though)
Sir Gawain and The Green Knight
Macbeth
Romeo and Juliet

King Lear
As You Like It
Julius Caesar
The Clouds
The Cherry Orchard
Epic of Gilgamesh
Euclid's Elements

*Various Goosebump Books (Can't recall which ones.)
*Some books by Plato.
*Other things read in school I can't recall...

Aside from that...

-Black Prism
-The Blinding Knife
-Broken Eye
-Blood Mirror
(Last one's called The Burning White, considering it, despite Book 4 being super-weird)

-Pretty much all of Terry Brooks' Landover series.
-Most of Terry Brooks' Shannara series except for Fall of Shannara (hated enough to consider quitting the series), Defenders of Shannara (just couldn't find), and Legends of Shannara (also hated, because it was formula)

-The Old Kingdom (Abhorsen) novels
-Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, up to Peace Talks
-Drgonlance: War of Souls and The Dark Disciple (I'm a Mina fan)
-The Cleric Quintet
-Deltora Quest (bound together)
-Deltora: Shadowlands
-Riordan's Kane Chronicles
-Wizard of Oz (first five books, not the offshoot novels; the fifth book was mostly like a birthday party, so afterwards I was like "nope, not gonna get more books")

-The Book of God (the Bible as a novel)
-Tao te Ching
-Book of Changes
-Tales from the Tao (basically a repackage of Chuang Tzu stories)
-Bhagavad Gita
-Ramayana
-Mahabharata (uhhhh, well I saw the movie instead; they ummm changed some stuff and it was for school and I got an F on that report. Yay...)
-Journey to the West
-Tale of Two Cities
-Divine Comedy (I hate poetry, read the chapter summaries, and got the gist of it)
-Odyssey (read a graphic novel of it instead)
-Parts of Dune series, and some of Herbert's other works like A Man From Two Worlds
-Some of the Narnia books, I think.

Starscream
Conquest is made from the ashes of one's enemies.
6110
While I certainly don't remember every book I have ever read, the below are eBooks I have read over the past 3-4 years as noted by my Kindle (in chronological order - most recent reads at the top).

Fiction
The Stony Sky (Broken Earth Book 3)
The Obelisk Gate (Broken Earth Book 2)
The Fifth Season (Broken Earth Book 1)
Nemesis Games(The Expanse Book 5)
Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)
Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive)
Artemis
Last Argument of Kings (First Law Trilogy)
Before They Are Hanged (First Law Trilogy)
Seveneves
The Martian
Warbreaker
The Emperor's Soul
Elantris
Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens
Old Man's War
The Last Mortal Bond (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
The Wall of Storms (Dandelion Dynasty Book 2)
The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne
Children of Fire (The Chaos Born Book 1)
The Blade Itself (First Law Trilogy)
Cibola Burn (The Expanse Book 4)
Half the World (Shattered Sea Book 2)
Half a King (Shattered Sea Book 1)
The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty)
The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne
Tarkin: Star Wars
Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse Book 3)
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Achive)
City of Stars (Divine Cities Book 1)
Caliban's War (The Expanse Book 2)
Annihilation: Star Wars The Old Republic
Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1)
Darth Plagueis: Star Wars
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive)
A Dance with Dragons (Song of Ice and Fire)
A Feast for Crows (Song of Ice and Fire)
A Storm of Swords (Song of Ice and Fire)
A Clash of Kings (Song of Ice and Fire)
A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire)
The Silmarillion
The Children of Húrin
The Hobbit
Brave New World
Revan: Star Wars
Battlestar Galactica Trilogy

Non-fiction
The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
A Little History of Economics
The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development
The Toyota Way
You Need a Budget
The Coming Storm
Fear: Trump in the White House
Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana (mmmmm)
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Origin Story: A Big History of Everything
Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump Whitehouse
The One Year Chronological Bible NLT
The Total Money Makeover
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
Nobody has read HG Wells' The Time Machine??

I only just started recently getting into scifi books:

Ready Player One
Dune, the first trilogy.
Rendezvous with Rama
The Time Machine
Neuromancer

When I was young:
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Watership Down
A Door in the Wall
Animorphs haha
Goosebumps books

pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
32077
I have read The Time Machine. AND I've read The War of the Worlds. I also forgot to add Chapterhouse: Dune to my list.

What can I say? When you've got a list like mine, it's easy to miss stuff.
SunflowerGames
The most beautiful user on RMN!
13323

Since this thread started and to now I have now completed The Way of Kings and am starting the second book of the same series. Brandon Sanderson has a life long fan after finally finishing the Wheel of Time. I'm not sure who else could have actually "finished" that series. (Cause I'm sure Robert Jordan had another 15 books in him.)
author=Link
Ready Player One
Dune, the first trilogy.
Rendezvous with Rama
The Time Machine
Neuromancer


bold = WIN. I worship William Gibson.

What is Rendezvous with Rama (yes I could google it but then why this thread)? The first couple times I read it as "Rendezvous with Ramza" and then "Rendezvous with Ramuh" but I've been playing too much Final Fantasy. Is Ready Player One any good? The movie looked like an utterly shameless nostalgia-mining cash grab.
Rendezvous with Rama is an Arthur C. Clarke novel about an alien spaceship that comes by and humans dock with it.
slash
APATHY IS FOR COWARDS
4158
The Redwall books were so dang cool when I was growing up..! I kinda wanna go and read more of 'em now.

I recently read The Left Hand of Darkness, which is a weird, quiet sci-fi novel that I really enjoyed. I'm currently reading through A Profound Waste of Time and Offworld - both are collections of articles and interviews from a plethora of game developers from covering different backgrounds, disciplines, subjects, etc. They're super cool so far!
I read HG Wells' The Time Machine, for class admittedly, but it was a decent read.
Lately I've just gotten through rereading The Maneaters of Kumaon, The Maneating Leopard of Rudraprayag, the Temple Tiger and Jungle Lore by Jim Corbett. Right now I'm reading The Maneaters of Tsavo by J.H. Patterson.
Pages: first 12 next last