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1. Every book has to be a new comment! If you want to recommend five books, each one has to be its own seperate comment!
2. When rec'ing, post a summary of the book, and maybe its cover if you're super tech savy.
3. Don't bash anyone else's book recommendations! Everyone has different tastes and ideas. If you really, really would not be willing to read a certain book and want it known before there's a chance the book may be picked (like, if everyone EXCEPT you votes to read it), comment merely with the word "abstain." It's just that simple.

All kinds of books are welcome. Even if you want to recommend, like, a TEXT BOOK I really don't care. I don't want this to be a boring-ass club where we only read classics or some specific genre.
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I love you. *laughs*

From Amazon:

Fall on Your Knees tells the story of several generations of the Piper family of Cape Breton, beginning with the marriage of James Piper, the controlling, emotionally stunted son of Gaelic-speaking Scottish Canadians, and Materia Mahmoud, the 13-year-old daughter of wealthy Lebanese immigrants. Materia's father cuts her off from her family for marrying James, and James in turn forces her to deny both her heritage and her emotions. James, out of a spite even he fails to comprehend, focuses all his attention on Kathleen, his first-born and a musical prodigy. He dotes on her and sends her away to study opera in New York. However, Kathleen's unexpected return from New York, where she has made some discoveries that will ultimately turn her father against her, becomes the centre of an intricately plotted series of tragedies involving each of the Piper sisters. In a startlingly skilful manipulation of prose, MacDonald teases out clues, secrets, and revelations that are both delightful to discover and disturbing to consider.


I adore this book, but I am going to warn for potentially triggering content, so we might want to stay away from this one at first.
Oooooooh ME! I want to read that! *__*

The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear, coherent, and relatively secure: in their late teenage years and early twenties, guys "put away childish things" and entered their futures as responsible adults. Today growing up has become more complex and confusing as young men drift casually through college and beyond--hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from the traditional signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood.

The average young American man today is moving through a new stage of development, a buddy culture unfazed by the demands of parents, girlfriends, jobs, kids, and other nuisances of adult life. Sociologist and gender studies authority Michael Kimmel has identified this territory as "Guyland," a place that is both a stage of life and a new social arena.

Guyland is the locker room writ large: the world where young men both test and prove themselves as men and develop the defining attitudes and self-images they will carry into adulthood. Kimmel has interviewed hundreds of young men ages sixteen to twenty-six in high schools and college fraternity houses, military academies and sports bars, to better understand Guyland's rules and restrictions, its layers of peer pressure and gender policing, its features and artifacts--from the ordinary (video games, sports, and music) to the extreme (violent fraternity initiations, sexual predation).

Sorry, I'm into gender studies. :D/ These are probably the kinds of books I'll always be rec'ing.
lol this looks really interesting
when i try to pick it up my mom will probably be like "...wat" but that's okay haha
Wow, I'm definitely up for this!
All of the books listed so far look terribly interesting, and it would be a nice mix of fiction and non-fiction if we could work this one into the lineup. Thumbs up from me!
kind of long, but from googlebooks:


(there are more covers but I'm familiar with this one)

"In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry blond clasmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them--along with Callie's failure to develop--leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

The explanation for this shocking state of affairs takes us out of suburbia- back before the Detroit race riots of 1967, before the rise of the Motor City and Prohibition, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie's grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set in motion the metamorphosis that will turn Callie into a being both mythical and perfectly real: a hermaphrodite.

Spanning eight decades--and one unusually awkward adolescence- Jeffrey Eugenides's long-awaited second novel is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. It marks the fulfillment of a huge talent, named one of America's best young novelists by both Granta and The New Yorker."

I actually skipped half of this, the one with the "tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation..." blah blah (but I had limited time to read it, I was borrowing it from a friend at camp) but the part I read I really liked :x
Possibly triggering content as well, not really the most innocent of things. The whole thing is kind of lacking in innocence, but it's goood.

I'm interested in this.
I hope you guys haven't read it yet

Watership Down
The story follows a warren of Berkshire rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a land developer. As they search for a safe haven, skirting danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band and its compelling culture and mythos. Adams has crafted a touching, involving world in the dirt and scrub of the English countryside, complete with its own folk history and language (the book comes with a "lapine" glossary, a guide to rabbitese). As much about freedom, ethics, and human nature as it is about a bunch of bunnies looking for a warm hidey-hole and some mates, Watership Down will continue to make the transition from classroom desk to bedside table for many generations to come.
haha I read it in 6th grade (for school :P), but I loooooove it ;_; it's amazing
I'd recommend this one too--it's a true classic.