What's the last book you read?

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  1. Amber PLUR

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    What's the last book you read that wasn't assigned for school?

    Bonus question: What's the last book you read that was assigned for school?


    For me, I believe it was one of my dad's Star Trek books about four or five years ago and Jane Eyre back in May.

    Upon realizing this, I've now decided to stop spending my insomia-filled nights playing Plants vs. Zombies and instead start spending them reading Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
     
  2. Llave Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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    Last book (Play) I've read for fun was Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    Last book I read for school was Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.



    And side note, this was about a year or so ago... I don't recall reading any books, all the way through, within the last 12 months.
     
  3. Fork These violent delights have violent ends

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    Last book I read: Game of Thrones from the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R,R. Martin. Currently going through A Clash of Kings.
    Last book I read for school: ...I think it was The Picture of Dorian Gray for my English Class? I don't recall >_> It was a long time ago.
     
  4. Feenie Finny, Fin of the Feenie Fish

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    Book I am currently reading is "The Da Vinci Code", book I last finished would be "Digital Fortress". Both by Dan Brown.

    Book I last read for school was "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon.
     
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    Last book was Doctor Who: The Eyeless by Lance Parkin

    Last book for school was The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick
     
  6. jafar custom title

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    The last book I read was Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

    The last book I read for school was the Dao De Jing
     
  7. Railos Hollow Bastion Committee

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    The last book I read would be The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan

    Last book I read for school is Without Seeing the Dawn by Steven Javellana
    A horrible book never read it unless you are forced to do so.
     
  8. Te Deum Hollow Bastion Committee

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    Last book: Atlas Shrugged. I finally finished that beast. But it really had an amazing and captivating story.

    Last book for school: To Kill A Mockingbird. I really enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
     
  9. Sessamaru Traverse Town Homebody

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    Last book I've read: Changes by Jim Butcher

    Last book I've read for school: Can't remember... Senior year went by in a blur.
     
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    The last book I read was Dreamless, The squel to Starcrossed, it was very good.

    The last book I read in school? Well I've been out of school for over a year but I think it was Cal,a book about the irish troubles.
     
  11. ClawtheCyclops113 Traverse Town Homebody

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    The last book I have read was, Sharpshooter by Jack Higgins
     
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    The Atlantis Complex, finally read every book of the Artemis Fowl series. Just had to go back and read that one.
     
  13. Finn the Human Traverse Town Homebody

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    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
    I love Douglas Adams, and this is my favorite Hitchhiker's book. It's the second one on the series, and if you haven't read it, I recommend you do(the series, not just this title).
     
  14. LARiA Twilight Town Denizen

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    Last book read: The Rape of Nanking
    For school: The Outsiders (had read before)
     
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  16. ReverofEnola Gummi Ship Junkie

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  17. Dinny I am Anime ( ⚈้̤͡ ◡ ⚈้̤͡ )

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    The last book I've read, and what I'm currently reading because dinny is a lazy bum who reads only when she remembers (at least lately), is a little book called Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon and I am really enjoying it. It makes you look at things differently and it's very inspiring.
    The last book I've read for school is (and also currently reading lol) Macbeth by playwright Shakespeare ~
     
  18. Scarred Nobody Where is the justice?

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    The last book that I read was Battle Royale, finishing it about twenty minutes ago. It was a monster to get through, but it was an amazing read. It didn't hold back, and it managed to surprise me at the end. I picked it up, mostly to see why people compare it to the Hunger Games (which I find as average teen lit, nothing really that special about it). While the idea is the same, the two books couldn't be anymore different.


    And I haven't had to read for school for ages. I think the last book I read for school was in late 2009, which was Brave New World, which was also an interesting read.
     
  19. MadDoctorMaddie I'm a doctor, not a custom title!

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    Just finished Mockinjay last weekend. Good God, what a bleak, depressing book, the ending had me sobbing uncontrollably ;.;
     
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    Its been a bit since I last read a new book (Don't even remember the last time I read a new book) But I finished reading Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil by Thomas Hobbes not too long ago. Was the second time I read it and there were still parts I had trouble understanding as the version I have of it is written in 17th century English so there are a few quirks with the rather large time gap between our versions of English. Still enjoyed reading through it again though.

    As for school...its been a long time since I've been assigned any book for school <_< But if I were to guess, it would be Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. I think it was for a history class.