Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

HELP! Name some really good books!?

Any of these categories:


supernatural romance




and just those types of books EVERYONE should enjoy.. example: the 5 people you meet in heaven.

Im a teen, but i like YA(young adult) im mature as long as the romance isnt to abd, but immature so whatever, no kiddish romance, prefer true love. Also love fantays example: harry potter!

19 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    You need to expand your horizons and go beyond romance. Here is a list of the BBC's top 100 books. Take a look you will find some classics that are considered the original romance novel, some sci-fi (not romance), mostly fiction.

    1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

    2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

    3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman

    4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

    5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling

    6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

    7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne

    8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

    9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis

    10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

    11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller

    12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

    13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks

    14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

    15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

    16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

    17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

    18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

    19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres

    20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

    21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

    22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling

    23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling

    24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling

    25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

    26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

    27. Middlemarch, George Eliot

    28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving

    29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck

    30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

    31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson

    32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

    33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett

    34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

    35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

    36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

    37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute

    38. Persuasion, Jane Austen

    39. Dune, Frank Herbert

    40. Emma, Jane Austen

    41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery

    42. Watership Down, Richard Adams

    43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

    44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

    45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

    46. Animal Farm, George Orwell

    47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

    48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy

    49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian

    50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

    51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

    52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck

    53. The Stand, Stephen King

    54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

    55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth

    56. The BFG, Roald Dahl

    57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome

    58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell

    59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer

    60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman

    62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden

    63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

    64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough

    65. Mort, Terry Pratchett

    66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton

    67. The Magus, John Fowles

    68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

    69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett

    70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding

    71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind

    72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell

    73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett

    74. Matilda, Roald Dahl

    75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding

    76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt

    77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins

    78. Ulysses, James Joyce

    79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens

    80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson

    81. The Twits, Roald Dahl

    82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith

    83. Holes, Louis Sachar

    84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake

    85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

    86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson

    87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

    88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

    89. Magician, Raymond E Feist

    90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac

    91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo

    92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel

    93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett

    94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

    95. Katherine, Anya Seton

    96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer

    97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez

    98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson

    99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot

    100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Lord of the Rings is good. It's long, interesting, and it's a fantasy. I liked it.

    Also The Last Unicorn is good (or so I've heard) my mom liked it.

    Then there's MADELEINE L'ENGLE'S A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet...

    Those are all that I can think of. Madeleine's books are more science fiction, but it sure was interesting to me, plus it does have some romance.

    I would mostly suggest The Last Unicorn or Lord of the Rings. Those two are very good.

    H.T.H. ; )

  • 1 decade ago

    If you liked the 5 people you meet in heaven, you'll love "Tuesday's With Morrie" by the same author, Mitch Albom.

    Other books:

    Chinese Cinderella

    Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

    -any Shakespeare themed book, basically anything about betrayal, love, love affairs, action, etc.

    Holes by Louis Sacchar

    Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants


    Source(s): just go to your library and search books that r ur type!
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

    Schools Out Forever (2nd book in series by same author) Great books even for adults!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (Also New Moon)

    Uglies trilogy by Scott Westerfeld

    The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

    Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

    Spindle's End by Robin McKinley

    Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

  • 1 decade ago

    I like to be a kid sometimes and keep it simple, so unlike the other answerers I wont tell you book names just to sound smart

    The Dark Tower chronicles by Stephen King are good and really get you into them

    The Thief of Always is a very beautiful story that will make your heart cry, kind of like Harry Potter only darker.

  • 1 decade ago

    My absolute favorite adventure/fantasy/romance novels are Tamora Pierce's. The Song of the Lioness series is probably the best ones to start with, and because they were written about 5 years ago, you can probably find them in your library. They chronicle the life of a young girl who wants to become a knight. If you give them a chance, I promise you'll love them!

  • 1 decade ago

    The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

    The Dark Wing Serie by Walter Hunt(a bit harder science fiction, but with a good dose of Fantasy.

  • 1 decade ago

    I love to read books by Lurlene McDaniel. They are romance, and technically Christian books, but it doesn't play into the stories much. I highly suggest The Angels Trilogy, I'll Be Seeing You, and How Do I Love Thee, all by her. Some of my other favorite books are the Chronicles of Narnia (They are 'Children's books' but very deep) and The Phantom of the Opera (A romance and a gothic horror novel all in one).

  • 1 decade ago

    The Great Gatsby, 100 Years of Solitude, The Secret Life of Bees are a few of my faves

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