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I know what I like, and I'm not afraid to fangirl all over it.

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Slaughterhouse Five
Kurt Vonnegut
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide, #2)
Douglas Adams
The Castle of Otranto
Horace Walpole
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis
The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver
E. Lockhart
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor
The Last Olympian
Rick Riordan
Blood Promise
Richelle Mead
Shiver
Maggie Stiefvater
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift Simply amazing.

Once you realise that it is not simply about a man travelling to strange exotic places, but is instead an incredible satire on the social and political issues of the time when it was written. Of the many satirized things, it includes the monstrosity of man, scientific discovery, and philosophical debates about man's humanity.

Truly brilliant on every level, and certainly not just a silly book for children.