Books students are reading

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{{OldWillipedia}}This list should only include [[books ]] you're reading for fun. If this list gets big enough, this page might be a neat way to get a quick book recommendation. (It would also be great if after '''Please alphabetize by author's last name.'''* After you finish the book, or if you could update have read a book on the list with some kind of , consider adding a brief ratingor review (put two vertical lines after the author's name, then type) and consider appending your name so that people will know whose opinion it is.)
* Blue Highways, by William Least Heat{| class="sortable" id="books-table"! title||author||rating (1-10) or review|-|-|A History of God||Karen Armstrong|-Moon* |Second Foundation, by ||Isaac Asimov* Stranger ||I would rate Foundation as the best book I've read in years, but neither Foundation and Empire nor Second Foundation met my expectations, after having read the first book. Still a Strange Landgreat series, by and there is a good reason it won the Hugo Award for best all-time series.|-|Boober's Colorful Soup||Joanne Barkan|-|The Power Broker||Robert A. HeinleinCaro* A Wild Sheepchase, by Haruki Murakami|-* The Deptford Trilogy (Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World |Autobiography of Wonders), by Robertson DaviesRed||Anne Carson* Quicksilver, by Neal Stephenson|-* On Beauty, by Zadie Smith* |Werewolves in their Youth, by ||Michael Chabon* Slaughterhouse|-|The World Crisis: 1911-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut1918||Sir Winston Churchill* Wicked, by Gregory Maguire|-* A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry|Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell||Susanna Clarke* This Boy's Life, by Tobias Wolff|-* |State of Fear, ||Michael Crichton* |-|The Deptford Trilogy||Robertson Davies|-|Love in a Time of Cholera||Gabriel Garcia-Marquez|-|Complications, ||Atul Gawande* Teacher Man|-|The Prophet||Kahlil Gibran|-|The Tipping Point||Malcolm Gladwell||This book advances a compelling argument that small changes in policies, or actions by one individual, Frank McCourtcan have major effects. It's worth reading just for the examples he gives of the phenomenon in action. ([ 07djd])|-* |Team of Rivals, ||Doris Kearns Goodwin* The World Crisis: 1911|-|Blue Highways||William Least Heat-Moon|-1918, by Sir Winston Churchill* Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak|Stranger in a Strange Land||Robert A. Heinlein* Bad Dirt: Wyoming stories 2, by Annie Proulx|-* |The Eye of the World, by ||Robert Jordan* The Once and Future King, by T.H.White|-* |Cell, by ||Stephen King* Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson* The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran|-* |The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by ||Milan Kundera* Stories of God, by Rainier Maria Rilke* Love in a Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia|-Marquez* Autobiography of Red, by Anne Carson|Girl With the Dragon Tattoo||Stieg Larsson* A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole|-* |Freakonomics, by ||Steven D. levitt Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner* Confessions |-|Wicked||Gregory Maguire|-|Teacher Man||Frank McCourt||A great book of stories about teaching in various types of schools. Definitely not your average teacher. ([ 07djd])|-|Amsterdam || Ian McEwan|-|The Emperor's Children||Claire Messud|-|A Fine Balance||Rohinton Mistry|-|South of an Economic Hit Manthe Border, by John PerkinsWest of the Sun||Haruki Murakami|-|A Wild Sheepchase||Haruki Murakami|-* |Five Against One: The Pearl Jam Story, by ||Kim Neely* |-|Lucifer's Hammer||Larry Niven|-|Choke||Chuck Palahniuk|-|Doctor Zhivago||Boris Pasternak|-|Confessions of an Economic Hit Man||John Perkins|-|American Theocracy||Kevin Phillips|-|Bad Dirt: Wyoming stories 2||Annie Proulx|-|Gravity's Rainbow||Thomas Pynchon|-|Stories of God||Rainier Maria Rilke|-|Gilead||Marilynne Robinson|-|Monkey Business||John Rolfe and Peter Troob|-|Nausea, by ||Jean-Paul Sartre* South |-|Gone for Soldiers||Jeff Shaara|-|On Beauty||Zadie Smith|-|Cryptonomicon||Neal Stephenson||I like this book so much that I am reading only a few chapters a night so that it will last as long as possible. ([ 07djd])|-|Quicksilver||Neal Stephenson||I recommend this entire trilogy (Quicksilver is the first, The Confusion is the second and in my opinion best, and The System of the BorderWorld is third). They were by far the most fun books I read in 2006, with some interesting background in European history thrown in. (07elb)|-|A Confederacy of Dunces||John Kennedy Toole|-|Niebla||Miguel de Unamuno|-|Rabbit, Run||John Updike|-|Slaughterhouse-Five||Kurt Vonnegut||This book is exceptional in three ways: The writing style, West the telling of the Sunstory of Dresden, and the main character's being at the same time seemingly crazy and also completely understandable as a person. ([ 07djd])|-|The Once and Future King||T.H.White|-|Night||Elie Wiesel||The new 2006 translation by Haruki Murakamihis wife makes this book even better. If you have never read a story of the Holocaust by someone who survived it, or even if you have, this is a book not to miss. ([ 07djd])|-|This Boy's Life||Tobias Wolff|-|The Razor's Edge||W. Somerset Maugham