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Old 04-13-2016, 09:45 PM
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Lately I've been reading more adult fiction/literature that is not young adult. I still love YA, but most YA novels aren't true literature and I want things that are far more advanced and written on a higher level.

I'm reading Great Expectations and just bought a lot of classics (Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, the Grapes of Wrath, etc) so I can build a foundation for reading higher level fiction.

Does anyone have an recommendations for good literature?
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:12 AM
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In my personal opinion I suggest not reading Of Mice and Men as it is adult literature but it comes off as childish. I do suggest any Bronte books.
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:14 AM
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East of Eden is another really good Steinbeck if you enjoy the Grapes of Wrath. F. Scott Fitzgerald can be very good, but it really depends on your tastes. The Clockwork Orange is disturbing again and it isn't particularly eloquent but it's gripping. I don't know how sophisticated my tastes are. Ernest Hemingway is always brilliant. I'm drawing blanks right now honestly but I'll probably come back with more.

edit: ok i just thought of a ton of more authors
-ayn rand takes a special taste but some of her works are beautiful and original and inspiring (but take everything with a grain of salt she's can be a bit overpowering and her opinions are harsh and a bit crazy if I have to tell the truth. but her writing is beautiful)
-Shakspeare is obvious. Hamlet is a personal favorite of mine.
-Dostoyevsky (had to look up how to spell that correctly). Honestly I've only read Crime and Punishment but it was very good so I'll still recommend him
-Kafka
-Tolstoy. (a bit dry but very good)
-Have you read the Scarlet Letter? It's decent if a bit obvious.
-Black Like Me is a pretty good nonfiction novel.
-Walt Whitman for poetry <33

that's all I can think of for now.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:55 PM
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Anything by C.S. Lewis makes you think. Orson Scott Card also has some wonderful books, and he's a recent sci-fi sort of writer. But still, I don't really think of his books as YA.

Also we all know that I love J.R.R. Tolkien anything.

But I'm mostly here to advertise the Space Trilogy

I mean look at this gold

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"I hope we have done right, Oyarsa, but we do not know. We dipped his head in the cold water seven times, but the seventh time something fell off it. We had thought it was the top of his head, but now we saw it was a covering made of the skin of some other creature. Then some said we had done your will with the seven dips, and others said not. In the end we dipped it seven times more. We hope that was right. The creature talked a lot between the dips, and most between the second seven, but we could not understand it."
It isn't always this funny but the seriousness makes the humor even more satisfying
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Anything by C.S. Lewis makes you think. Orson Scott Card also has some wonderful books, and he's a recent sci-fi sort of writer. But still, I don't really think of his books as YA.

Also we all know that I love J.R.R. Tolkien anything.

But I'm mostly here to advertise the Space Trilogy

I mean look at this gold



It isn't always this funny but the seriousness makes the humor even more satisfying
YOU LIKE THE SPACE TRILOGY OMGGGGG
the space trilogy is my life and i just omg
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Also I'm not sure if this is really adult fiction, but watership down is amazing af. but dont watch the animated movie bc wtf i dont know what that was. but it was traumatizing.

basically it's a work of adult fiction about psychotic rabbits. its wonderful.
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YOU LIKE THE SPACE TRILOGY OMGGGGG
the space trilogy is my life and i just omg
I've only read the first book but on my extensive reading list is Perelandra and That Hideous Strength so we can talk about stuff DD

Anyway Watership Down is great

my dad made me read it and I was surprised into liking it

"basically it's a work of adult fiction about psychotic rabbits"

yup that's it that's the book
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East of Eden is another really good Steinbeck if you enjoy the Grapes of Wrath. F. Scott Fitzgerald can be very good, but it really depends on your tastes. The Clockwork Orange is disturbing again and it isn't particularly eloquent but it's gripping. I don't know how sophisticated my tastes are. Ernest Hemingway is always brilliant. I'm drawing blanks right now honestly but I'll probably come back with more.

edit: ok i just thought of a ton of more authors
-ayn rand takes a special taste but some of her works are beautiful and original and inspiring (but take everything with a grain of salt she's can be a bit overpowering and her opinions are harsh and a bit crazy if I have to tell the truth. but her writing is beautiful)
-Shakspeare is obvious. Hamlet is a personal favorite of mine.
-Dostoyevsky (had to look up how to spell that correctly). Honestly I've only read Crime and Punishment but it was very good so I'll still recommend him
-Kafka
-Tolstoy. (a bit dry but very good)
-Have you read the Scarlet Letter? It's decent if a bit obvious.
-Black Like Me is a pretty good nonfiction novel.
-Walt Whitman for poetry <33

that's all I can think of for now.
I own a lot of Steinbeck. I've been considering getting The Clockwork Orange and Anna Karenina. I think I will

At the moment I'm reading Great Expectations and the story is very nicely put together. And the most of the characters are developed well.
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In my personal opinion I suggest not reading Of Mice and Men as it is adult literature but it comes off as childish. I do suggest any Bronte books.
I've heard many good things about both of those. I think I will be reading Jane Eyre before a lot of others. But I really can never tell. Every time I schedule a reading plan it changes drastically.
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