Books suggestions for a total book-addict?

Hey there!

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!

16 Answers

    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Best 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

    Science Fiction:

    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

    Realistic Fiction:

    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

    Historical Fiction:

    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 Lowery

    Source(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

  • deb
    Lv 7
    1 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)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman

    The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum

    Any book by David Morrell

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  • Anonymous
    1 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.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Magnus (also called) Wings of Dawn by Sigmound Brouwer

    Black, Red and White by Ted DeKker

    The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey

    viel gluck!

  • Anonymous
    1 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.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try These!

    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

  • 1 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.

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