I want some good books to read.?

I'm a sophomore in college and I have a rather large book collection. Im looking for something new to read. I love Cormac McCarthy, Hunter S Thompson, Vonnegut, and Steinbeck. Any recommendations that are similar to them or that are just good would be appreciated.

Favorite Authors Include But Are Not Limited To:

Douglas Adams

Jules Verne

Chuck Klosterman

William Faulkner

Ken Kesey

George Orwell

H.G. Wells

Ray Bradbury

Jose Saramago

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.K. Rowling

John Grisham

Oscar Wilde

Joseph Conrad

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Henry David Thoreau

Graham Greene

Ernest Hemingway

Jack Kerouac

Chuck Palahniuk

Charles Bukowski

Nick Hornby

Update:

I'm to old for this new high school girls trend. thanks tho.

Update 2:

^

Referring to Twilight.

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  • reader
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Check these people out, I'm pretty sure that you'll find much to admire amongst them.

    John Fante

    Neil Gaiman

    Richard Price

    George P. Pelecanos

    Dennis Lehane

    John Nichols

    Richard Russo

    Ann Patchett

    Scott Turow

    Flannery O'Connor

    Truman Capote

    Carson McCullers

    Joyce Carol Oates

    John Dos Passos

    Henry Miller

    Mervyn Peake

    Tom Wolfe

    Don DeLillo

    Tim O'Brien

    Sinclair Lewis

    Theodore Dreiser

    D.H. Lawrence

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Mary Doria Russell

    John Barnes

    William Gibson

    Robertson Davies

    Evelyn Waugh

    Alex Garland

    Anne Tyler

    James Crumley

    Jim Thompson

    Hubert Selby Jr.

    Larry Brown

    Harry Crews

    William T. Vollmann

    John Kennedy Toole

    Irvine Welsh

    Bret Easton Ellis

    That list is in entirely random order, but I assure you that every one of those authors is somehow linked to the ones you named. Enjoy your search.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Return of the Vampire by Caroline B. Cooney

    Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn

    Myths and Folk-lore of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin

    Pullman's trilogy

    The Omega Cipher Series by Eric Gordan

    His Dark Materials

    Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Guardians of time series -Marianne Curley

    The omega cipher series - Eric Gordan

    Old Magic -Marianne Curley

    Tiffany Aching series -Terry Pratchett

    The uglies Series -Scott Westerfeld

  • 1 decade ago

    Read Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. First book is Eragon.

    You might like it. People who influenced him were Garth Nix, Tolkien, Phillip Pullman, etc.

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  • 1 decade ago

    So I know it seems like a big fad right now, and I was originally skeptical to read these two books right away because I didn't want to seem like I was a follower, but Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code are excellent books. If you choose to read these, read Angels and Demons first.

    I share a lot of your favorite authors.

  • Ben
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I see that you like a lot of sci-fi/fantasy. These are a few of my favorites:

    "2001" by Arthur C. Clarke

    "Childhood's End" by Arthur C. Clarke

    "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson

    "Flatland" by Edwin Abbott

  • 1 decade ago

    twilight - Stephenie Meyers really good

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