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I need some book suggestions!?

I love to read but i've been finding it really hard lately to find something I can really get in to. My favorite books are:

*"The Perks of Being A Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky

*"Catcher in the Rye" by JD Salinger

*ANYTHING written by James Patterson

*"Water For Elephants" by Sarah Gruen

*"Diary" and "Haunted" by Chuck Palaniuk....

etc........ please give suggestions based on the books i mentioned. I dont like books about vampires, i dont like books about history, i dont really like love stories either... any ideas? i do like books with a little mystery behind them, or books that make me think like "the perks of being a wallflower"... any ideas?

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  • Mimosa
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Twilight- Stephanie Meyer

    New Moon – Stephanie Meyer

    Eclipse - Stephanie Meyer

    The Host - Stephanie Meyer

    The Sacrifice – Kathleen Bennor Duble

    The Melting of Maggie Bean – Tricia Rayburn

    Crunch Time –Mariah Fredericks

    Call It Courage – Armstrong Sperry

    Night – Elia Wiesel

    Wringer - Jerry Spinelli

    My Name is Not Angelica –

    The Convicts – Iain Lawrence

    13 Little Blue Envelopes – Maureen Johnson

    Water Tales – Alice Hoffman

    Calvin and Hobbs - Bill Watterson

    Into the Mist – Patrick Carman

    The Face on the Milk Carton – Caroline B. Cooney

    Drawing Lessons – Tracy Mack

    Girl with a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chavalier

    Wish You Well – David Baldacci

    It - Stephen King

    The Girl who Loved Tom Gordan – Stephen King

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne

    Scrambled Eggs by Midnight – Barkley &Hepler

    Under the Persimmon Tree – Staples

    Water Song –Suzanne Weyn

    The Barcode Rebellion – Suzanne Weyn

    The Truth about Forever – Sarah Dessen

    Lawn Boy – Gary Paulsen

    Caught by the Sea – Gary Paulsen

    Flipped – Wendelin Van Draanen

    Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

    Defining Dulcie – Paul Acrampora

    The Sunflower - Richard Paul Evans

    Prey – Michael Crichton

    Angela’s ashes – Frank McCourt

    Mystery Isle – Judith St. George

    My Friend the Enemy – J.B. Cheaney

    Nightrise – Anthony Horowitz

    Four Perfect Pebbles –

    I have lived a thousand years – Livia Bitton Jackson

    Your eyes in stars - M.E. Kerr

    Claws – Dan Greengurg

    The Thief Lord - Cornelia Funke

    Igraine the Brave - Cornelia Funke

    Messenger- Lois Lowry

    Gossamer – Lois Lowry

    The Time capsule – Lurlene Mcdaniel

    Searching for David’s Heart

    Letters from a nut – Ted L. Nancy

    Annie John - Jamaica Kincaid

    Bee Season - Myla Goldberg

    Bel Canto - Ann Patchett

    The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath (the author committed suicide by the way)

    Big Fish – Daniel Wallace

    Breaking Point - Alex Flinn

    A Brief Chapter in my Impossible Life - Dana Reinhart

    The Brief History of the Dead - Kevin Brockmeier

    The Five People you meet in Heaven – Mitch Alborn

    For one more day – Mitch Alborn

    The Foretelling – Alice Hoffman

    How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff

    Jumping the Scratch – Sarah Weeks

    Kit’s Wilderness – David Almond

    The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    Looking for Alaska – John Green

    The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold (READ THIS)

    Lush – Natasha Friend

    Marley and Me – John Grogan

    Me & Emma – Elizabeth Flock

    The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards

    The Minister’s Daughter – Julie Hearn

    The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd

    Thirsty – M.T. Anderson

    A Time for Dancing - Davida Wills Hurwin

    Tithe; A Modern Faerie tale – Holly Black

    What happened to Cass McBride? – Gail Giles (scary)

    Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan

    Marly’s Ghost - David Levithan

    Airhead – Meg Cabot

    Lock and Key – Sarah Dessen

    Confessions of a Serial Killer – Wendelin Van Draanen.

    Princess Ben – Catherine Gilbert Murdock

    Exodus – Julie Bertagna,

    Frostbite – Richelle Mead,

    Faerie Path – Frewin Jones

    Spud – John van de Ruit. (awesome)

    Glass – Ellen Hopkins

    Rumors – Anna Godbersen,

    Madapple – Christina Meldrum

    Outcast – Erin Hunter

    Outcast – John Flannagan

    The Fire Eternal – Chris D’Lacey

    Model – Meg Cabot

    The Telling Pool – David Clement-Davies

    Tweak – Nic Sheff

    Wings – E.D. …?

    Black Rabbit Summer – Kevin Brooks

    Suck it up – Brian Meehl (cute vamp story and really cute :)

    Generation Dead – Dan Waters

    Trouble – Gary D. Schmidt

    Peaches – Jodi Lynn Anderson

    Feed – M.T. Anderson

    Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson

    Twisted – Laurie Halse Anderson

    Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

    News from the Dead –

    The Sight - David Clement-Davies

    Fell – David Clement-Davies

    A Break with Charity – Ann Rinaldi

    The confessions of Charlotte Doyle – Avi

    The Wave –

    Who moved my cheese? –

    Wicked -

    The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

    The Boy Who Dared

    The black book of secrets

    Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin

    Memoirs of a teenage amnesiac - Gabrielle Zevin

    any Neil Gaiman book

    any Mary Downing Hahn book

    Sweet Sixteen - Kate Brian (not romantic)

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    know you said no vampire books...but I think Twilight is great! It's a good book and it's in a humans point of view, not a vampires! It's also a movie. There's: Twilight; New Moon; Eclipse; and Breaking Dawn... Though Breaking Dawn is not out in the cinema's yet... If not Twilight, then how about some Jaqueline Wilson books? They're awesome!!! And really funny. Hope I helped(:

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    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Try these:

    Neil Gaiman is an amazing author! Any of his books are good. Try Neverwhere, Stardust or Coraline.

    Edgar Allen Poe is a really good author. Check out his poems and short stories.

    13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

    Abarat by Clive Barker, Make sue you get the hardcover version though!!! If you liked the first one be sure to check out the next book in the series Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War.

    Daughters of Destiny series: Keeper of the Winds by Jenna Solitaire, If you enjoyed the first one check out the next three books in the series. Keeper of the Waters, Keeper of the Flames and Keeper of the Earth.

    The Abhorsen Trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) by Garth Nix

    The Maximum Ride series (The Angel Experiment, Schools Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, The Final Warning) by James Patterson

    His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman

    The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw

    The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding

    Holes by Louis Sanchar

    Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

    The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton

    Define “Normal” by Julie Ann Peters

    Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

    The Sight and Fell by David Clement-Davies

    Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

    Wake by Lisa McMann

    Source(s): Enjoy!
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  • 1 decade ago

    You should try reading Salinger's "Nine Stories." My favorite one is "Just Before the War with the Eskimoes," but all of the stories are wonderful.

    If you like Salinger, you might also enjoy Ring Lardner's short stories. I think Holden Caulfield actually mentioned that Lardner was his favorite author.

    I also loved Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. It's satirical, but also very tragic and absurd. It's also an American "classic" and definitely worth reading.

    Chuck Palaniuk isn't one of my favorite authors, but his book Fight Club is a wonderful read. It's mysterious and thought-provoking (a lot of great philosophy) despite its sometimes gratuitous violence.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Read James Patterson's Maximum Ride

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  • 1 decade ago

    Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

    Crank and it's sequel Glass by Ellen Hopkins

    Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

    Misery by Stephen King

    The Forest in The Hallway by Gordon Smith

    The Skin I'm in by Sharon Flake

    Cut by Patricia McCormick

    The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

    The Wave by Todd Strasser

    Nancy Drew Books

    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

    Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt

    Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

    The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

    The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

    Edgar Allan Poe short stories and poems

    The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

    The Body Of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum Ucci

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    Breaking Point by Alex Flinn

    Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel

    Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

    Forever by Judy Blume

    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

    Hostage by Willo Davis Roberts

    Sold by Patricia McCormick

    Cell by Stephen King

    The Green Mile by Stephen King

    Slam by Nick Hornby

    Cirque Du Freak series by Darren Shan

    The Boy Who Couldn't Who Die by William Sleator

    Check out these websites, they have a lot of book recommendations

    Have fun reading!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka - anything and everything by Kafka is good, actually...

    If you haven't already, pick up a Salinger short story anthology - I especially love his story, "The Perfect Day for Banana Fish" and "To Esme: With Love and Squalor".

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  • s d
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    This should really help!! Good luck and happy reading!!

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