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No memes, just your favorite top 10, any genres. Here's mine:

Kafka, Franz: The Trial (1915)
Bulgakov, Mikhail: The Master and Margherita (1940)
Witkiewicz, Stanislaw: Insatiability
Mann, Thomas: Buddenbrooks (1901)
James, Henry: The Golden Bowl
Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights
Nabokov, Vladimir: Ada
Pynchon, Thomas: V
Gogol, Nikolaj: Dead Souls (1852)
Faulkner, William: Light in August
Good list, OP. Here are my favorites:

Stendhal: The Red and the Black (1830)
Dostoevskij, Fyodor: The Idiot (1869)
Joyce, James: Ulysses
Musil: The Man Without Qualities(1933)
Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse
Conrad, Joseph: Nostromo
Gombrowicz: Pornography (1960)
Tolstoy, Lev: War and Peace
Zola, Emile: Germinal (1885)
Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary
you know?

I can't list 10 books.

I never understood the idea of favourite. I can choose a favourite song or even a type music, I could listen the same song 1000 times and say that it isn't my favourite.

How could I do it with a book?
Some people are just able to do it I think, books for me are very much in the moment and it subtly changes me I think. I can't even list the last 10 books I read I'm so disorganized.
The Hobbit
War of the Worlds
Good Omens
The Anubis Gates
American Gods
At the Mountains of Madness
The brief wonderous life of Oscar Wao
Ill met in Lankhmar
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I once asked a girl what her hobbies were and she went on about what the meaning of ''hobby'' actually was and why people kept asking that question to each other. After her whole revolutionary manifesto she told me that she likes to watch Netflix all day and play with her pet bunny.

Essentially she was a roastie with Netflix as her ''hobby''.

You remind me of her, please don't be like that. Just make a list with the most influential/fun/sad books you've read and use the process of elimination untill you have a top 10.
>Witkiewicz, Stanislaw: Insatiability
>Gogol, Nikolaj: Dead Souls (1852)
Patrician as fuck. Age and location? I'm curious
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The Analects of Confucius
Meditations - Aurelius
Lolita - Nabokov
Meng Zi
Kokoro - Soseki
Botchan - Soseki
Thirst For Love - Mishima
Temple of the Golden Pavilion - Mishima
Reflections on the Revolution in France - Burke

in no particular order I suppose:

The wonderous life of Oscar Wao
As I play Dying
Infinite Jest
Ham on Rye(this count?)
And the hippos were boiled in their tanks
On the road
Beyond good and evil

I'm spent, I dunno.
>As I play Dying
Demons by Dostoyevsky
Absalom, Absalom! by Faulkner
Ficciones by Borges
Yes by Bernhard
Mad Toy by Arlt
Complete Short Stories by Chekhov
Dubliners by Joyce
Dead Souls by Gogol
Complete Short Stories by Kafka
Mao II by Don DeLillo
Lol, pretty good.
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Crime and Punishment
War and Peace
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Count of Monte Cristo
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
I feel like this is Scaruffi's list.
Ye, the Insatiability & the Trial listed as #1 are striking. But was V on there? Really? I thought Anon's list was just very similar.
Are you russian schoolboy?
As of now:

Kim: Kipling
Sandalwood Death: Mo Yan
Blood Meridian: McCarthy
Plutarch's Lives (Modern Library)
Runaway Horses: Mishima
The Aleph: Borges
A Brief History of Seven Killing: James
Master of Go: Kawabata
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Hemingway
Marlborough: Churchill
Nah it's his list.


The Bible (The Gospel of John if I had to pick a single book)
Homer, The Iliad
Cervantes, Don Quixote
Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
Joyce, Dubliners
Borges, Ficciones
Lem, Solaris
Wallace, Infinite Jest
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A la recherche du temps perdu, Marcel Proust
The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
The Trial, Franz Kafka
To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
Les Nourritures terrestres, André Gide
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot
Gustave Flaubert, Trois contes
War and Peace, Tolstoy
>the sounds and the fury

Of all of faulkners' works I found this to just be so fucking boring and unreadble, what was/am I doing wrong? Loved light, loved as I lay dying, even loved Moses, but fuck... Sound and fury.
Robert E Howard: The Black Stone
HP Lovecraft: The Shadow Out of Time
The Green Meadow
Through the gates of the Silver Key
George Orwell: 1984
I haven't read alot of books but these are my favourites.
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In no particular order, but grouped more or less thematically...

The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (fuck you, it counts)
The Once and Future King (I spent half the book smiling, it was so affable)
The Lord of the Rings
The Children of Hurin (best thing by far in the Silmarillion, and the finished version is magnificent)
Candide (genuinely laughed aloud many times)
Notes from the Underground (also laughed...and then grew despondent)
The Divine Comedy
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Oedipus Rex
The Sea Wolf (but only the first half, everything afterwards is abortively awful).
>not enjoying meaty labias

I can name 10 books with some effort, but I've interest in this posturing.
If you're putting the french titles in their original language, you should really do the same with the rest.
she was such a cutie.
>tfw she would be my age
>I could have gone to school with her and played chess with her
>why didnt I become a grand master?
>tfw you will never touch her
>tfw she died in 20s from stomach cancer
I think he's just doing that because he is French.
Journey to the End of the Night
Mason & Dixon
In Search of Lost Time
Being and Time
I Am A Cat
The Sea of Fertility
The Transylvania Trilogy
The Magic Mountain

Cheated a little by putting in trilogies
you touched a nerve anon.
people dont like to think about their lack of talent, enthusiasm or intelligence.
especially when they are already caught in a state of constant existential dread full well realizing that they are completely wasting their life.

you could have just watched netflix with her and fucked her instead of telling her that she is boring.
Thomas Wolfe - Look Homeward Angel
Cormac McCarthy- Suttree
Mark Leyner- The Tetherballs of Bougainville
DFW- Oblivion
Virginia Woolf- The Waves
The Blind Owl
The Eternal Husband
The Iliad
The Sun Also Rises
The Fountainhead
The Cossacks
The Pancatantra
Don Quixote
Very nice ! Here's mine:

Dostoesvsky: The Brothers Karamazov
Tolstoy: War And Peace
Hugo: Les Misérables
Stendhal: La Chartreuse de Parme
Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Rimbaud: Poetic Works
Baudelaire: Le Spleen de Paris
Blake: The Mariage of Heaven and Hell
Milton: Paradise Lost
Camus: Noces
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Pretty Rooster by Clay Matthews
Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter S. Thompson
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers
The Plague by Albert Camus
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Where do i start with Zola? I've heard he's a champion neo-realist. Thanks.
>art reduced to fashion, the thread
Why would you sit through a boring night with a boring and seemingly annoying person just to get some thigh burger?
How is it? We just list some of our favorite books, and others feel good knowing someone shared a similar experience to them. If you'd meet someone in real life who said he/she loves your favorite book, you'd get excited as well.
I thought your list looked familiar

I feel like I haven't read enough to even answer this.


Anna Karenina
A Storm of Swords
The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings
The Tiger
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
A Confederacy of Dunces
Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath
Orwell, 1984
Fitzgerald, Great Gatsby
Dick, Man In The High Castle
Huxley, Brave New World
McCarthy, The Road
Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

The rest of what I've read is mostly theory, history, or am still reading it, so I can't give you 10, but I was judging it by what books I would happily pick back up and read again
Under the Volcano
Milk Bottle H
A Naked Singularity
Gravity's Rainbow
if on a winter's night a traveller
Frankestein; or The Modern Prometheus
Pale Fire
The Shadow Over Innsmouth, HP Lovecraft
Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Metro 2033, Dmitry Glukhovsky
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams
Pit and the Pendulum, Edgar Allan Poe
The Case of Charles Dexter Wards, Lovecraft
The Dark Tower saga, Stephen King
Le Bouclier Obscur, John Lang (untranslated I believe, literally The Dark Shield)
En Attendant Godot, Samuel Beckett
The Music of Erich Zann, Lovecraft

Lovecraft is my waifu.
Ada, or Ardor - Vladimir Nabokov
2666 - Roberto Bolano
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Delta of Venus - Anais Nin
Hyperion - Dan Simmons
Siddartha - Herman Hesse
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Man Who Was Thursday - GK Chesterton
1984 - George Orwell
Earth Abides - George R. Stewart
Stephen King: The Stand
Kim Stanley Robinson: Green Mars
Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men
Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Orwell: Down and Out in London and Paris
Hemmingway: For Whom the Bells Toll
Williams: Stoner
Paul Aster: In the Country of Last Things
Vonnegurt: Slaughter House Five
Niffeneger: The Time Travelers Wife
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Faust - Goethe
American Psycho
The Odyssey

and I guess that's it
>unashamedly crafting your Personality Pyramid to this extend

Which books should I collect next for my top 10, /lit/?
The goodreads book recommendation algorithm is based on geography, themes, author, and their affiliations with movements, not other users scores. I have had a lot of luck with it.
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Gravity's Rainbow
Paradise Lost
Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up To Me
Mumbo Jumbo
Giles Goat-Boy
The Public Burning
The Sound and The Fury

pretty conservative, but respectable

false flagging reddit

also doesn't actually read very much

only recently into'ed reading

needs to read more


only recently started reading, try to diversify away from the memes

conservative but respectable

pseud; probably didn't finish commedia but put it on the list anyway

being and time is a weird choice given the others


>haven't read a lot
it shows, but whatever. keep at it.

doesn't read a lot. thinks he does.

respectable, could stand to read more
expand horizons


read more then

>mostly theory, history,
it shows. you don't read a lot of fiction

just into'ed reading, not a bad start

no discernible taste

doesn't read a lot

pretentious, but salvageable


weird list. probably doesn't read a lot

painfully middlebrow
>also doesn't actually read very much

Woah, I read at least two books a week,
>painfully middlebrow
you've outed yerself!
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it's strange for your favorites to be such a narrowly clustered category/ies if you read as much as you say. also the stuff you listed is pretty entry level within the respective categories, so...


butthurt middlebrow detected

I HATE that book
If you don't read it fully, then who will?
Demons - Dostoevsky
Poems by Alberto Caeiro - Pessoa
Essays - Montaigne
Sicknes Upon Death - Kierkegaard
Jakob von Guten - Walser
Austerlitz - Sebald
A Sportsman's Sketches - Turgenev
Complete Short Stories - Felisberto Hernandéz
El Aleph - Borges
Journey to the end of the night - Celine
>waah people have preferences
>unless you're reading an even survey of the western canon you don't read
this overreaction further cements just how pathetically pedestrian you are
Meh. I doubt you'll see many other people with Mencius and Confucius on their list on /lit/. Eastern Philosophy and literature is what I'm interested in, please go ahead and tell me you know more about it than I do.
doesn't belong in this thread
italo calvino - invisible cities
hermann melville - moby-dick
virginia woolf - the waves
kazuo ishiguro - the unconsoled
laszlo krasznahorkai - war and war
leo tolstoy - war and peace
dezso kosztolanyi - skylark
joseph heller - catch 22
alfred bester - the stars my destination
j r r tolkien - lotr (if i'm only allowed one, two towers)
doesn't understand that people realize 'personal favorite' isn't the same as 'most literary', nor that people have favorites based on all kinds of personal experience
The Odyssey - Homer
The Prelude - Wordsworth
The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoevsky
Collected Poems - Yeats
Ulysses - Joyce
At Swim-Two-Birds - O'Brien
Tropic of Cancer/Capricorn - Miller
The Trilogy (Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnameable) - Beckett
Rabbit Angstrom (the whole quartet) - Updike
The Futurological Congress - Lem
>The Futurological Congress - Lem
this was so much fucking fun
shut up you dumb faggot

I will never understand why people tale the time to do this.
*tips fedora*
>failed writer detected
Get out of here, Nathan "N.R" Gaddis. And don't come back until you do a review of Ice Never F.
This looks like the Chart thread of /mu/, if you know what I mean.
The Tunnel by William Gass
The Recognitions by William Gaddis
The Lime Twig by John Hawkes
Milkbottle H by Gil Orlovitz
Ulysses by James Joyce
puts a lot of effort into trying to drag others down so he can feel better about himself
Dostoevsky: The Idiot, Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov
Turgenev: Fathers and Sons
Cervantes: Don Quixote
Milton: Paradise Lost
Homer: The Iliad, The Odyssey
Shelley: Frankenstein
Voltaire: Candide
In no order,

The Bible
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Crime and Punishment
100 Years of Solitude
Gravity's Rainbow
Call of the Wild
Blood Meridian
The Old Man and the Sea
Notes from the Underground

Honourable mention to Gertrude by Hesse
go kill yourself dude.
High five for Beckett's Trilogy, never see anyone mention it on here but it blew my mind
The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, Murakami
Dracula, Stoker
The Little Prince, Saint-Exupéry
The Dunwich Horror, Lovecraft
Dubliners, Joyce
Hardboiled Wonderland, Murakami
The Maltese Falcon, Hammett
The Hobbit, Tolkien
The Metamorphosis, Kafka
The Rats in the Walls, Lovecraft
You mean everyone likes the exact same stuff and there's no fruitful conversation because everyone just posts their list and waits for validation?
In Search of Lost Time - Proust
Ocean Sea - Baricco
The Hero with a Thousand Faces - Campbell
Finnegans Wake - Joyce
Lolita - Nobakov
Simulacra and Simulation - Baudrillard
Either/Or - Kierkegaard
Infinite Jest (sue me) - Wallace
Anne Karenina - Tolstoy
The Tunnel - Gass
You have good taste
The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky
Steppenwolfe, Hesse
Don Quixote, Cervantes
Oblomov, Goncharov
The Ego and His Own, Stirner
Fathers and Sons, Turgenev
The Trial, Kafka
Nausea, Sartre
Frankenstein, Shelley
War and Peace, Tolstoy
have you read the whole In Search of Lost Time?
>no Memes
The Death of Ivan Ilych, Leo Tolstoy
The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
The Mother, Maxim Gorky
And Quiet Flows the Don, Mikhail Sholokhov
The Glass Bead Game, Hermann Hesse
Life and Fate, Vasily Grossman
The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Notes from the Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
You answered your own question, to get thigh burger.
yeah, it drops of in quality around the second half of the third book. I really liked sodom and gomorrah though. fifth wasnt great but time regained was really good
just copying and pasting at this point
cool. thanks

>no mcelroy

I forgot Cannonball, didn't I? Well, for now, just pretend that it's on the list.
although you should beware before buying the whole set.
a. Moncrieff is probably the best translation out there for English.
b. More importantly, it takes a certain type of person to enjoy this. It can be easily argued by most as extremely boring and even I (who overall really loved the work) concede to the argument that there is long sludge sections that can stretch upwards of hundreds of extremely hard prose that have fairly little content and mainly serve to express obsession. It's not standard lit repertoire and it doesn't, by any means, make you super hardcore having read it. Probably start off by buying just the first book where 99% of people even avid readers will get turned off.
Who knows, maybe you'll love it but it honestly seems close to impossible
Moby dick
Paradise lost
Gravity's rainbows
The sounds and the fury
Brothers Karamazov
... I guess that's it.
In no order.

The Iliad
The Waves
Le Città Invisibili
Notre-Dame des Fleurs
Baguatelle pour un Massacre
Alcools (Apollinaire's collection of poetry)
Der Prozeß
Paradise Lost
My own poetry collection

Though I have read so little out of my goals, making a list is stupid.
1. The Age of Innocence
2. Middlemarch
3. Anthem
4. My Ántonia
5. Gravity's Rainbow
6. Le Morte d'Arthur
7. Paradise Lost
8. Great Expectations
9. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
10. Idylls of the King
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You might like Dunsany's The King of Elf-land's Daughter, also.

>Don Quixote
Pic related.

I don't have ten, but here we go:

Les Miserables
Don Quixote - Cervantes
Inferno - Dante Alighieri
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino
The Khazar Dictionary - Milorad Pavic
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy
Remembrance of Things Past - Proust
Mason & Dixon - Thomas Pynchon
Death in Venice - Thomas Mann
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Going After Cacciato - Tim O'Brien
Metamorphosis, and other Stories (Specifically In the Penal Colony) - Franz Kafka
The Sun Also Rises - Hemingway
The Border Trilogy - Cormac McCarthy
Goodbye To All That - Robert Graves
Brief Interviews With Hideous Men - DFW
I speak spanish, my own rough translations in parentheses

Rodrigo Lira-Proyecto obras completas(Complete works project)
Juan Luis Martinez-La nueva novela(the new novel)
Vicente Huidobro-Altazor
Roberto Bolaño-La literatura nazi en america (Nazi literature in the americas)
Jorge Luis Borges-Ficciones
Ray Bradbury-Martian chronicles
Ernest Sabato-El tunel
And thats it, i can't think of another book i have read and would call favorite
wait what

what is this image based on?

it looks like Pacha from Emperor's New Groove

(PS I know it's supposed to be Bob Ross.)
i think we could be friends
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Darconville's Cat - Theroux
The Asiatics - Prokosch
Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto - Cohen
Tehano - Weir
The Confidence-Man - Melville
The Cardboard House - Adán
Discovery of Heaven - Mulisch
Italian Journey - Goethe
The Fault in Our Stars
The Shining
Inherent Jest
Brave New World
Infinite Vice
American Psycho
Nos étoiles contraires
The Tunnel
My Twisted World
>read more than

I'm working on it, senpai
>it shows. You don't read a lot of fiction

Is this a criticism?
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