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Can you suggest a few books for me to read?

I'm sixteen, and like Historical Fiction, Fantasy or Horror/Thriller, but I'll look into any genre. I liked the book The Tea Rose, but didn't like the sequel.

I've already read the Harry Potter series, too.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Anything by Neil Gaiman (fantasy-ish)

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams (hilarious sci-fi, I don't read any other sci-fi but this is my all-time favorite book series)

    Gregory Maguire (he did Wicked and some other good ones that are all reworkings or other sides of fairy tale stuff)

    The Dragonbone Chair series by Tad Williams (straight fantasy, my boyfriend the fantasy-buff's favorite book of all time)

    Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin (fantasy and every person that I know who has read it absolutely raves about it)

    River God by Wilbur Smith (this is a historical fiction that my history buff friend swears is the best book ever written).

    Dealing with Dragons series by Patricia C. Wrede (fantasy about a princess who doesn't like the whole princess thing and runs away to live with a dragon. Its borderline teen and kids book, but as I mentioned a few days ago when I recommended it, I'm 21 and I still love to read it!)

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  • 4 years ago

    Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas Fight Club American Psycho Animal Farm Nineteen Eighty Four Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Heart Of Darkness Generation X - Tales For An Accelerated Culture JPod Fear & Loathing On the Campaign Trail '72 Fever Pitch Catch-22 White Noise I Am Legend A Clockwork Orange The Rum Diary The New York Trilogy The Catcher In The Rye The Bourne Identity The Metamorphosis No Country For Old Men The Road

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    The House on the Borderland , The Ghost Pirates or The Night Land written by William Hope Hodgson .


    The Night Land

    by William Hope Hodgson

    [O]ne of the strangest visions ever published in science fiction or fantasy is presented. The Sun has gone out: the Earth is lit only by the glow of residual vulcanism. The last few millions of the human race are gathered together in a gigantic metal pyramid, the Last Redoubt, probably the first arcology in literature, under siege from unknown forces and Powers outside in the dark. These are held back by a Circle of energy, known as the "air clog," powered from the Earth's internal energy. For millennia, vast living shapes - the Watchers - have waited in the darkness near the pyramid: it is thought they are waiting for the inevitable time when the Circle's power finally weakens and dies. Other living things have been seen in the darkness beyond, some of unknown origins, and others that may once have been human.¡ª Excerpted from The Night Land on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm reading The Mysteries Of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe at the moment. Its a gothic thriller with a bit of romance too, and I'm really enjoying it, so I'd reccomend that one.

    Also, the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar Wilde are excellent reading, and serve as a good gateway to get you into the gothic classics - which is my favourite genre. I'm not a goth, far from it, but I love the old gothic literature.

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  • 1 decade ago


    Sophies world by Jostein Gaarder

    It is a story about a sixteen year old girl who meets a philospher, who teaches her all about the history of western philosphy from ancient greece to modern times, but it is by no means a dreary book, it is a fascinating story that will really get you thinking and asking yourself alsorts of questions, a must read for any young adult, nice twist a the end as well.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The twilight series are good, some good crime thrillers are by Mary Higgins Clark or Erica Spindler

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  • 1 decade ago

    I like the books Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice.

    Try reading them, see if you like them.

    I won't suggest the Twilight Saga because I'm guessing other people will do that ^_^

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  • 1 decade ago

    Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter

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  • 1 decade ago

    Try these marked *

    Children/Young Adult

    Last Chance by Sarah Dessen

    Before I Die by Jenny Downham

    Inkheart and Inkspell by Cornelia Funkt**

    Ingo series by Helen Dunmore**

    Whistling for the Elephants by Sandi Toksvic

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusack

    All the Harry Potter books

    Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

    The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling

    The Railway Children - E Nesbit

    Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carol

    Treasure Island and Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Chronicles of Narnia**

    The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

    Dating Hamlet by Lisa Fielder

    A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

    Maximum Ride by James Herbert**


    The Sixth Wife by Suzannah Dunn*

    No! I don’t want to join a Book Club by Virgina Ironside

    Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips**

    Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir......and her other books*

    The Other Bolyen Girl by Philippa Gregory.......and her other books*

    The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Neffenigger**

    Best of Fathers by Anne Baker

    The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood

    Cell by Stephen King**

    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

    Swimming with the Fishes and Swimming without a net by MaryJanice Davidson**

    Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill**

    Mr Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke**

    Song of the Sound by Adam Armstrong

    My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle and his others

    Mr McGreggor, The Last Lighthouse Keeper, Animal Instincts, Only Dad, Rosie, Love and Dr Devon all by Alan Titchmarsh

    Pillars of the Earth and the sequel World Without End by Ken Follett*

    Anything by Stephen King**, John Saul**, John Connolly**, Alexander McCall Smith, Terry Pratchett**, James Herbert**


    Lord of the Flies and The Inheritors by William Golding

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift**

    Sons and Lovers - D H Lawrence

    Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D H Lawrence

    Great Gatsby - Scot Fitzgerald

    1984** and Animal Farm** – George Orwell

    Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Wolfe

    I Claudius - Robert Graves

    Rebecca - Daphne de Maurier

    Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

    Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh

    Women in Love - D H Lawrence

    Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad

    A Portrait of an Artist as a Young man - James Joyce

    Goodbye to all That - Robert Graves

    Shirley - Charlotte Bronte

    Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

    Brave New World - Aldais Huxley

    Anna Karnina - Tolstoy

    The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien**

    Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

    Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens**

    Lolita - Vladimer Naborkov

    Tarka the Otter - Henry Williamson

    Burning Bright - John Steinbeck

    Travels with my Aunt - Graham Greene

    The Pearl - John Steinbeck

    A Room With a View - E M Forster

    Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo

    Les Miseriables - Victor Hugo

    Lorna Doon - R D Blackmore

    Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe

    Brideshead Revisted - Evelyn Waugh

    War and Peace - Tolstoy

    Anything by Jane Austin


    Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz**

    The Arthur Trilogy by Bernard Cornwall starts with Winter King*

    The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind starts with Wizards First Rule**

    The Dark Tower series by Stephen King starts with The Gunslinger**

    The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon starts with Cross Stitch*

    * Historical

    ** Fantasy/horror

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  • 1 decade ago

    Read anything by Margaret Atwood. Oryx and Crake and The Blind Assassin are amazing.

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