Books suggestions for a total book-addict?
I'm craving for a good read right now. Anyone got any good suggestions? I like a variety of things really, not just one genre.
Books I've read, from the top of my head.. include:
Mystery/Adventure/Espionage - Dan Brown books, Clive Cussler books, Matthew Reilly books
Fantasy (I'm just not that big a fan of dragons)- Artemis Fowl series, Harry Potter series, Runemarks, Twilight series
Historical Fiction - The Last Concubine, The Other Boleyn Girl (+the other books), The Borgia Bride, Painting Mona Lisa
Others include - The Book of a Thousand Days, The Penelopiad
suggestions on books with a child genius perhaps? or with a lot of light humour. maybe something that's gripping and exciting or complete fantasy with elves, gnomes and the supernatural. I'm quite interested in norse mythology now. Or maybe something historical, interesting but not boring. anything along those lines.
Thanks to all who answer! I sound a little demanding up there but I truly am desperate. Thanks in advance again!
- ALEXISLv 71 decade agoBest Answer
Try some of these:
Neil Gaiman is an amazing author! Any of his books are good. Try Neverwhere, Stardust, or Coraline.
Any books by Scott Westernfeld or Neal Shusterman are really good too.
Any books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes are amazing! There is In The Forest of The Night, Demon In My View, Shattered Mirror, Midnight Predator. And then there is the The Kiesha'ra series: Hawksong, Snakecharm, Falcondance, Wolfcry and Wyverhail.
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,Keeper of the Waters, Keeper of the Flames and Keeper of the Earth by Jenna Solitaire.
His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman
The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill
The Sight and Fell by David Clement-Davies
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynn Jones
Inkheart and Inkspell and Inkdeath (coming soon!) by Cornelia Funke
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
The Wind Singer, Slaves of the Mastery and Firesong by William Nicholson
The Earthsea series (starting with A Wizard of Earthsea) by Ursula K. Le Guin
Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
The Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini
The Chronicles of Narnia (7 books) by C.S. Lewis
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor
Old Magic by Marianne Curley
The Maximum Ride series (The Angel Experiment, Schools Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, The Final Warning) by James Patterson
Uglies series by Scott Westernfeld
The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton
Edgar Allen Poe is a really good author. Check out his poems and short stories.
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray or Poison by Chris Wooding
The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw
The Abhorsen Trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) by Garth Nix
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Wake by Lisa McMann
The Alex Rider series (starting with Stormbreaker) by Anthony Horowitz
William Shakespeare is good for romance, but he has written many comedies and tragedies too.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
How To Kill A Rock Star by Tiffanie Debartolo
A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels and The Far Sweet Thing by Libba Bray
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
The Morganville Vampire series (Glass Houses, Dead Girls Dance, Midnight Alley and Feast of Fools) by Rachel Cain
13 Little Blue Envelopes and Girl At Sea by Maureen Johnson
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
Define “Normal” by Julie Ann Peters
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
Holes by Louis Sanchar
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Shane by Jack Schaefer
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
The Giver by Louis LowerySource(s): Enjoy!
- 1 decade ago
Well I recommend anything by Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich or Robert Parker for mysteries. With Grafton and Evanovich they're books are in a series so I'd get a paperback of an early one for a test drive to see if you like it. A is for Alibi is Grafton's first mystery with her PI Kinsey Milhone and they are awesome. In Evanovich's One for the Money we meet Stephanie Plum who gets a job as a bounty hunter. But when she goes out on a hunt don't think Dog the Bounty Hunter, think Lucy and Ethel running around.Evanovich adds a lot of humor in her books, there is mystery but when you read about her Grandmother or any of the supporting cast you'll see what I mean. Of course Parker writes Spenser for Hire series, Jesse Stone and Sunny Randell. But I'm partial to Spenser cause of the show. LOL If you're looking for something heavier I like Thomas Harris' Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and Hannibal Rising. But I gotta warn you not everyone is strong enough to enter the mind of a serial killer like this. So watch it. Enjoy
- debLv 71 decade ago
Made in the USA by Billie Letts
The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts
Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts
Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs
Table for Five by Susan Wiggs
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
Paper Hearts by Debrah Williamson
Singing With the Top Down by Debrah Williamson
The Surrogate by Judith Henry Wall
The Midwife by Chris Bohjalian
Domestic Affairs by Eileen Goudge
Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge
Penumbra by Carolyn Haines
Oxygen by Carol Cassella
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delisnky
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Charley's Web by Joy Fielding
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Passin' Karen E, Quinones Miller
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
Just Desserts by Barbara Bretton
Twisted Creek by Jodi Thomas
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The Dog Who Spoke With Gods by Diane Jessup
The Vanishing by Bentley Little (horror)
The Mailman by Bentley Little (horror)
The Town by Bentley Little (horror)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
Any book by David Morrell
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
If you looking for light humour then About a Boy is a good book as is PS i Love You and many of Catherine Alliot's books are also quite funny.
If you looking for something classic or romantic then i would say Pride and Prejudice and Atonement are great.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Magnus (also called) Wings of Dawn by Sigmound Brouwer
Black, Red and White by Ted DeKker
The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Lee Child books are very good - they are action/thriller type though.
Shakespear's secret by J.L Carrell is a very interesting read aswell.
The Necroscope series by Brian Lumley is my latest obsession...a horror type book if you like that.
And The interpretation of murder by Jed Rubenfield is a great book if youre interested in Psychology.
Hope I helped =]Source(s): My own obsession with books =]
- 1 decade ago
I love to read! M y favorite author is Mitch Aldom. Tuesdays with Morrie, The five people you meet in heaven...and another one I just forget.
His books are a real tear jerker.
- caring carerLv 71 decade ago
Pillars of the Earth and World Without End by Ken Follet
Ingo Series by Helen Dunmore 1-4
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwen
Debt of Bones by Terry Goodkind
Welcome to the Dead House
Confessor by Terry Goodkind
Twilight series 1-3
Before I die by Jenny Downham
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Only human by Jenny Diske
The Four Feathers by AEW Mason
Shakespear by Bill Bryson
The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood
The Dolls House by Rumer Godden
To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
A Wayne in a Manger by Gervase Phinn
Sorting out Billy by Jo Brand
The Best of Fathers by Anne Baker
Dating Hamlet by Lisa Fielder
Ultimate Peter Rabbit - story of Beatrix Potter
Carnarvon and Carter by 8th Countess of Carnarvon
The Sunday Philosophers Club by Alexander McCall Smith
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskill
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Neffenigger
American Gods by Neil Gainham
5th Child by Doris Lessing
Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
The Pest House by Jim Crace
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift
Swimming with Fishes and Swimming without a Net by MaryJanice Davidson
No! I don't want to join a book club by Virgina Ironside
My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
21/2 Pillars of Wisdom by Alexander McCall Smith
The Inheriters by Golding
My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle
The Pearl by Steinbeck
Whistling for Elephants by Sandi Toksvic
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Song of the Sound by Adam Armstrong
A Room with a View by E M Forster
Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanne Clark
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
6th Wife by Suzanna Dunn
Maximum Ride Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Inkheart by Cornelia Funkte
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Album
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
The Trouble With Angels by Debbie Macomber
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Girl with a Pen – story of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Kyle
- email@example.comLv 51 decade ago
-Great biography, published 30 years ago, but fast-paced and fascinating: "Catherine The Great" ( of Russia).
- " A Confederacy of Dunces' by John Kennedy O'Toole (Toole?) Wacky, fun characters (novel) won a ton of awards only AFTER the author's young death.