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If you haven't read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, make that your next book to read. Probably one of the most popular science fiction books ever written.
if you're into bullies getting consistently destroyed by the little guy, read it today
If you're looking for something for < $1.46 you're mostly only going to find short stories and books of questionable quality by indie authors.
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Amazon also has Monthly Deals and periodically a Big Deal where you can find books for $2-$5.
If that money is burning a hole in your pocket a quick perusal reveals a few books within a couple dollars of your credit:
Most of Greg Egan's books are permanently at $2.99
Nod $3.79 was an amazing book, nominated for several awards
1st 3 books of the Dragonriders of Pern $1.99
Player Piano $3.99 by Vonnegut
Flowers for Algernon $4.81
Enders Game $3.99
A Calculated Life $3.99 - was nominated for a couple awards this year
Edit, Also found (and added prices to all):
The Last Policeman $2.99
Horns $2.99 This is horror and not sci-fi but it is a thrilling good book.
Ender's Game was pretty good. And of course you have to read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
For anyone who would like to know, the following books I've read are my favorite and I'd really recommend them to anyone: The Martian by Andy Weir, Gerald's Game by Stephen King, The Panther by Nelson DeMille, Unflinching by Jodi Mitic, American Sniper by Chris Kyle, and Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
EDIT: Oh, and Blackwater - The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army by Jeremy Scahill.
EDDIT 2: Oh, and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card which is so much better than the movie. The movie does not do this novel justice. And Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly.
Is there anything in particular you're leaning to?
Author Cherie Priest has a couple excellent books.
To keep it succinct: Since leaving home, I haven't stayed in one place for more than a few months. It's not realistic for me to keep a physical library of books, and I can't afford a kindle. That's all--no sob story.
I've wanted to read Ender's Game for a while.
enders game: http://www.amazon.com/Enders-Game-ebook/dp/B003G4W49C/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1332391230&amp;sr=1-1
Well, there's /u/bethrevis' Across the Universe trilogy for starters. I didn't like the first book much, but loved the next two.
Cecil Castellucci's Tin Star is a standalone YA sci-fi with strong Titan A.E. vibes.
Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game also fits, though it's a smaller focus, I think.
More adult than YA, but I'm currently reading Steven Erikson's Willful Child and it fits the easy reading notes. It's kind of Star Trek helmed by meta-William Shatner/Zapp Brannigan/Zaphod Beeblebrox, as narrated by Kurt Vonnegut.
I believe These Broken Stars would also fit the YA space opera label, though I haven't read it.
Edit: And if you don't mind spinoffs, I forgot about Star Wars' Young Jedi Knights series. Loved those as a kid. Not sure how they stand up, but that was the series fitting the YA niche instead of adult or MG.
Read this, it might help.
Don’t know if this is a deal but Ender’s Game is at 7.49
For elaborate world building, it's tough to beat Dune. Intergalactic politics in the wake of an AI rebellion, deep mysticism and Bedouin-flavored lore, religious fanatics, a drug that makes the universe go round, and giant freaking sandworms!
Ender's Game is another popular suggestion to get you into reading. I preferred Dune, though.
Another good read that I enjoyed immensely was Unwind by Neal Shusterman. After the United States has fought a second civil war over abortion, a new deal is struck - no abortion, but unwinding up to the age of 18. It's dark and twisted and I loved it... especially considering it's a young adult novel, which is not my genre of choice.
Odd Thomas is a fun series, but Koontz can be kind-of hit or miss. I'm finding the odd-numbered books in the series to be better than the even-numbered ones, but that's just based on the first four. I wonder if that was intentional?
Bravo! I'm enticed! Purchased both. Mobile, so pardon the formatting...
Speaker for the Dead:
I'm not sure that's true. Some books (like this one) say at the very bottom of the description:
> At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
(Although I haven't actually bought the book, so I can't tell you if it's lying or not.)
Among Others by Jo Walton
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
I think the Dark Tower series is a must read. It starts off with The Gunslinger and continues. I think it is the best series I have ever read.
If you want to look other than fantasy/sci-fi...
Lamb by Christopher Moore is very funny, makes you think, and breaks your heart. I love it.
A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my favorite books ever written. Everyone that I have given this book to has read it and bought it for someone else to read.
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins is Tom Robbins at his best. It's also one of the most polarizing books I have suggested to friends and people online. You will either love it and buy the rest of Tom Robbins's books or you will hate it and never listen to me again. I hope it's the first reaction.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an amazing book about life in high school. I haven't seen the movie yet because I enjoy this book so much that I don't want to get pissed off at a director ruining one of my favorite books.
Good Omens by Pratchett/Gaiman is certainly a pretty rockin book.
Hopefully this helps you find some new authors to enjoy!
Edited for: I will never forgive myself if I don't put in what I consider one of the best fantasy coming of age stories ever. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss is the first of the series. Read it. Do it!
400 gifts! You're so awesome! I think this is the only thing that qualifies on my wl lol. Thanks for the contest!
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I'd love this kindle book!
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Fear cuts deeper than swords - it really, really does. :)
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5.) A classic, Ender's Game because why haven't you already read this??
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9.) Princess Bride - but no on my WL. <3
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11.) I love to cook and I need to cook healthy food but my current knives (and I use the term loosely) leave me beaten and bloody. So these
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I love silly contests like this - I know others have done better, but I had fun looking. <3
Life of Pi is really good. I also just read Slaughterhouse 5, which was excellent, but I felt it was too short. I am reading Ender's Game right now, which is excellent. There are so many good books. Check out /r/books, /r/booksuggestions and I think you'll find a bunch to read.
What genre do you typically read? Here are a few of my favorite books.
[Flowers for Algernon] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003WJQ74E/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&amp;btkr=1)
World War Z
Flowers for Algernon: This story is told in first person, in a series of journal entries of a mentally handicapped man named Charlie. He goes under a medical experiment to see if mental retardation can be fixed by surgery, and the journal entries follow him through this. Warning: There will be ninjas cutting onions during your reading of this book
1984: This is a must read story in my opinion, on the off chance you have not read this already. It tells the story of Winston, a party member that works for a totalitarian government. To be honest, I don't read this story for the main character Winston, but I read it for the political commentary in the book, as it describes his life.
Ender's Game: This is set in the somewhat distant future of Earth. Earth has been at war with an alien insect race, thou at this time, there is a cease fire. This follows the story of Ender Wiggins, as he goes through military school. And he is like, 10 years old, as is his fellow classmates.
World War Z: You know that movie that was called World War Z with Brad Pitt? Throw all of that out the window. The only similarity that the movie and the book has is the name World War Z. This book is written as a series of interviews of survivors of The Great Zombie War. It goes through the whole war, from an interview with a doctor who dealt with a patient zero in a small Chinese village, to the great panic and how the government reacted, as well as the aftermath. It interviews people from all walks of life. Doctors, military, human smugglers, government officials, and everyday normal people both in the states and abroad. If i had to recommend only one book, it would be a tie between this or 1984. And 1984 is tied because of the historical significance.
First suggestion, although it isn't fantasy more historical fiction, is James Clavell's Asian Saga. Starting with Shogun. It takes about 70 pages for me to really get into the story, which for a normal length book would be a lot but these are over 1,000 pages for the most part. It sounds daunting but the stories are full of adventure and intrigue and you will very likely be captivated and swept away.
Second Ender's Game Series Kind of a classic science fiction series, just like Dune.
Third The End. The second book in the series releases on the 30th of August.
The whole Ender's Game series is really, really good. I highly suggest reading all of the books. Everyone always compares it to the Hunger Games, but I personally don't think they really compare.
2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America is a book I thoroughly enjoyed, and I had my dad read it too. It's it's a bit apocalyptic, and of course it's a fictional novel, but the story sounds so plausible it's scary.
People have already recommended a bunch of books by John Green, but I second those recommendations. He's a wonderful author.
Finally, a coming-of-age book which just so happens to be my all-time favorite book is The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
I can talk about books all day. I love reading so much
I was a total girly-girl at your daughter's age, and LOVED The Secret Garden at her age. Would Coraline be too scary for her?
For your son, 6th grade is when I discovered Ender's Game and got WAY into the Star Trek novels. Franchise books tend to be pretty clean, would he be interested in the Star Wars novels?
There's this thread on similar books to the count of monte cristo and here are the current suggestions ordered by page length:
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester - 236 pages
Neuromancer - 271 pages
Ender’s Game - 5 books with the first (the linked one) around 250 pages
River God - 676 pages
Shogun & Tai Pan - 1000+ and 700+ pages each
I'm debating the first 2 really. Not sure if you happened to have read them and would have a recommendation.
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this would be cool
This is such a crazy awesome contest, and you are such a crazy and generous person!
A Kindle Fire is the ideal e-reader in my opinion. I'm constantly on the go, and constantly stuck in long rehearsals and going on trips which have a lot of down time. Reading is one of my favorite things to do, and I tend to go through books really quickly. I love real books, that paper feel and smell, but it's not always the best idea to pack two or three books to take along. Luggage can get heavy, there's not enough space, etc. With an e-reader, I could have tons of books at my fingertips! I feel like I should maniacally cackle there, but it might not be the best idea.
If I win, I would love the book Ender's Game to start off the Ender Quintet.
Agreed. I was looking through the gallery of Ender's Game book covers and most of them are atrocious. I do think this cover is probably the best I've seen, in terms of representing the book well and still giving a cool sci-fi feel to it, without looking too much like a kids book like this one.
Enjoy being at home sweet home.
I would really like Enders Game to read.
I read all the time, I actually didn't like the idea of reading on a tablet or e-reader at first, but I'm reading every day on my new Kindle and I love it.
I would highly recommend The Thrawn Trilogy, first book here. I also really loved the whole Ender's Game series found here. One last big recommendation is The Sword of Truth series found here.
> I think my account is American
On the Kindle, in the Kindle store, look at Store Settings and there's a setting for Country/Region that will tell you which store it's registered to.
I think there's a separate setting for your Amazon account through the Amazon website; I'm not sure if the two are always linked to the same store, but I don't think they are.
> Ender's Game
It's available in the Amazon USA store, so it may be because of the region you're in. https://www.amazon.com/Enders-Game-Ender-Quartet-Book-ebook/dp/B003G4W49C/
I don't believe there's a way to do it in general. Some books, like Ender's Game, include it in the description. (It's at the very end, so you may need to expand it)
I haven't read this or seen the movie, and I really should. The books are always better than the movies! Thus why I want to read this first
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Thanks for the contest
I really really want it! ( $5 and $10
Have always loved this book, I would really like the Kindle for reading books and watching movies on the go. As a younger kid I would always read and now I feel as if it doesn't happen as much. This would make me read.
How about Enders Game I am mad at myself for waiting so long to read any of the Enders Game books. Also, there is a movie coming out for the first book in November, so if its anything like Watchmen now is the time to read it.
Since I already own copies of the books and this is the only book I have on my WL that is under $10 (I have a great used book store I go to) you don't have to gift me.
Have you ever read any Orson Scott Card? His Ender's Game and series is absolutely amazing. He has a few other series, too, like Seventh Son, and some amazing standalone books like Songmaster.
Another trilogy I'd highly recommend is the His Dark Materials series, including The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.
Thanks for the contest!
This is the one. Some other good ones might be Ender's Game, A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, and Fluency. Really all depends on what types of book you like to read. I can recommend many!
Ender's Game The book, not the movie. Still my all time favorite.