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    Some classics I like (although I really haven't read that many...):
    The Swiss Family Robinson
    Heidi
    Fahrenheit 451
    The Secret Garden
    Black Beauty

    Yeesh, I thought I'd be able to come up with more than that! So I'll just post my favorite non-classics.
    The Giver (Lois Lowry)
    Monument 14 (Emmy Laybourne)
    Incarceron (Catherine Fisher)
    The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
    Warriors series (by Erin Hunter)
    Maniac Magee (Jerry Spinelli)
    Gone (Michael Grant)

    Since you seem to be at least in college, you might dislike or even hate some of these (they're all either middle-school or high-school level). Hopefully, though, you'll like them.
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    @Maggie- What's North and South like? I've heard of it but never read it or any Gaskell, would love to find out more. (And silly question but how do you pronounce Gaskell? I've never been sure which syllable to stress.)

    Oh right Maggie (and Olympia), you're a Russian lit major! Any suggestions for "classic" (using that term loosely here) Russian novels that don't contain a ton of philosophy, politics, and economics? I'm fascinated by Russian culture, (love the names too ) loved Anna Karenina for the most part as I said before, but have very little interest and comprehension in those areas. I have no idea if Tolstoy's doctrines make any sense or not, but I feel like he should have just written a whole other book rather than putting so much of it into AK. Haven't read any other Tolstoy though.

    And it doesn't help that I'm not fond of short stories Have I asked an impossible question? I always wonder though, why do Russian writers either write short stories or gigantic thousand-page novels?

    That historical fiction series The Russians that someone mentioned on another thread, I do want to check out if I can find it! My school library doesn't seem to carry it and I don't want to spend a fortune ordering something I may not like.

    Sorry to derail your thread, Olympia!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonfireazalea View Post
    (And silly question but how do you pronounce Gaskell? I've never been sure which syllable to stress.)
    It's 'GASK-l' basically pretend there isn't an 'e' there. Almost like 'gask-ul' but not quite as definite.
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    @Ren- so the second syllable is just like the letter L? Or more like "ul" like the end of Meryl or Daryl?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonfireazalea View Post
    @Ren- so the second syllable is just like the letter L? Or more like "ul" like the end of Meryl or Daryl?
    Yeah more like Meryl and Daryl, that sort of sneaky short 'ul' sound.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

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