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

What books would you recommend?

I am pretty picky as far as books that I can finish through until the end. I like Herman Hesse, Robert Pirsig and Kundera.

Update:

please base your recommendations off of the authors I listed, thanks.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman - Walter M. Miller

    Catch22 - Joseph Heller

    Sin City: Booze, Broads, and Bullets Bk. 6 - Frank Miller

    Chasing Dogma - Kevin Smith, Duncan Fegredo

    Preacher: Alamo: v. 9 - Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon

    Foundation Series/Foundation Bk 1/Foundation and Empire Bk 2/Second Foundation Bk 3/Foundations Edge Bk 4 - Isaac Asimov

    Midnight at the Well of Souls - Jack L. Chalker

    Exit Music - Ian Rankin

    The Last Witchfinder - James Morrow

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  • 1 decade ago

    Slaughterhouse 5 and Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

    Clockwork Orange

    Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you like young adult fiction, I would suggest Twilight. Then again, not everyone likes that. I would also suggest A Separate Peace. It's a little more of a literary read but not over the top. The Outsiders was a really good book and I think the author was 14 when she wrote it. She was really young. Other than that, I would just suggest going to the bookstore or the library and reading the first two pages or so of a novel that catches your eye. Make sure it pulls you in quickly and you like the style of writing.

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  • twilight, u won't wanna stop reading it!

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  • 1 decade ago

    HISTORIC FICTION

    Pillars of the Earth and World Without End by Ken Follet

    The Great Plague A London girls’ diary – Pamela Oldfield

    The Pest House by Jim Crace

    6th Wife by Suzanna Dunn

    At the Sign of the Sugar Plum by Mary Hooper

    SUITABLE FOR KIDS/TEENS

    Ingo Series by Helen Dunmore 1-4

    Before I Die by Jenny Downham

    Dating Hamlet by Lisa Fielder

    Whistling for Elephants by Sandi Toksvic

    Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

    Maximum Ride series 1-4

    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

    Last Chance by Sarah Dessen

    Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

    The Book Thief by Markus Zuzack

    The Circle of Magic by Tamora Pierce

    FANTASY

    Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

    Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Neffenigger

    American Gods by Neil Gainham

    Swimming with Fishes and Swimming without a Net by MaryJanice Davidson

    Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanne Clark

    The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Album

    The Trouble With Angels by Debbie Macomber

    Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanne Clark

    The Children of Hurin by J R R Tolkien

    The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind is great, 11 books and a Spin off book - Debt of Bones

    Starts with Wizards First Rule

    Stone of Tears

    Blood of the Fold

    Temple of the Winds

    Soul of the Fire

    Faith of the Fallen

    The Pillars of Creation

    Naked Empire

    Chainfire

    Phantom

    Confessor

    The Dark Tower series by Stephen King 7 books with a spin off Eyes of the Dragon

    Starts with The Gunslinger

    The Drawing of the Three

    The Wastelands

    Wizard and Glass

    Wolves of Calla

    Song of Suzanna

    The Dark Tower

    GENERAL FICTION

    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

    On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwen

    A Wayne in a Manger by Gervase Phinn

    Sorting out Billy by Jo Brand

    The Best of Fathers by Anne Baker

    The Sunday Philosophers Club by Alexander McCall Smith

    5th Child by Doris Lessing

    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

    My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle

    Song of the Sound by Adam Armstrong

    A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

    My Best Friend’s Girl by Dorothy Koomson

    The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

    Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith

    Mr Commitment by Mike Gayle

    Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M C Beaton

    Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

    Turning Thirty by Mike Gayle

    HORROR

    Heart Shaped Box and 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

    Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

    The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    The Devil’s Labyrinth by John Saul

    Duma Key by Stephen King

    CLASSICS

    To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

    Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskill

    Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift

    The Inheritors by William Golding

    The Pearl by John Steinbeck

    A Room with a View by E M Forster

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Sparks

    The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

    English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

    Aesop’s Fables

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

    Watership Down by Richard Adams

    The Professor by Charlotte Bronte

    Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

    Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

    Bram Stoker’s Dracula

    Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene

    The Awakening and other stories by Kate Chopin

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

    And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY/BIOGRAPHY

    Ultimate Peter Rabbit - story of Beatrix Potter

    Carnarvon and Carter by 8th Countess of Carnarvon

    A girl with a Pen – story of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Kyle

    Nobbut a Lad by Alan Titchmarsh

    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

    Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee

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