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

Recommended books...?

What books would you recommend to read?


Yeah i'm 16. And i'm just looking for the kind of books you should read before you die.

11 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I don't know what kinds of books do you like. But here's the top of 200 books. I have already read some of them and i'm keen on reading all of them. They're all great novels.

    1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

    2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

    3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman

    4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

    5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling

    6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

    7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne

    8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

    9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis

    10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

    11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller

    12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

    13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks

    14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

    15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

    16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

    17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

    18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

    19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres

    20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

    21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

    22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling

    23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling

    24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling

    25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

    26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

    27. Middlemarch, George Eliot

    28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving

    29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck

    30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

    31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson

    32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

    33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett

    34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

    35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

    36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

    37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute

    38. Persuasion, Jane Austen

    39. Dune, Frank Herbert

    40. Emma, Jane Austen

    41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery

    42. Watership Down, Richard Adams

    43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

    44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

    45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

    46. Animal Farm, George Orwell

    47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

    48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy

    49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian

    50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

    51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

    52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck

    53. The Stand, Stephen King

    54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

    55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth

    56. The BFG, Roald Dahl

    57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome

    58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell

    59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer

    60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman

    62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden

    63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

    64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough

    65. Mort, Terry Pratchett

    66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton

    67. The Magus, John Fowles

    68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

    69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett

    70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding

    71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind

    72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell

    73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett

    74. Matilda, Roald Dahl

    75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding

    76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt

    77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins

    78. Ulysses, James Joyce

    79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens

    80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson

    81. The Twits, Roald Dahl

    82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith

    83. Holes, Louis Sachar

    84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake

    85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

    86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson

    87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

    88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

    89. Magician, Raymond E Feist

    90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac

    91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo

    92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel

    93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett

    94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

    95. Katherine, Anya Seton

    96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer

    97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez

    98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson

    99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot

    100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

    101. Three Men In A Boat, Jerome K. Jerome

    102. Small Gods, Terry Pratchett

    103. The Beach, Alex Garland

    104. Dracula, Bram Stoker

    105. Point Blanc, Anthony Horowitz

    106. The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens

    107. Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz

    108. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks

    109. The Day Of The Jackal, Frederick Forsyth

    110. The Illustrated Mum, Jacqueline Wilson

    111. Jude The Obscure, Thomas Hardy

    112. The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾, Sue Townsend

    113. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat

    114. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo

    115. The Mayor Of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy

    116. The Dare Game, Jacqueline Wilson

    117. Bad Girls, Jacqueline Wilson

    118. The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

    119. Shogun, James Clavell

    120. The Day Of The Triffids, John Wyndham

    121. Lola Rose, Jacqueline Wilson

    122. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray

    123. The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy

    124. House Of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski

    125. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

    126. Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett

    127. Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison

    128. The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle

    129. Possession, A. S. Byatt

    130. The Master And Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov

    131. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

    132. Danny The Champion Of The World, Roald Dahl

    133. East Of Eden, John Steinbeck

    134. George's Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl

    135. Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett

    136. The Color Purple, Alice Walker

    137. Hogfather, Terry Pratchett

    138. The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan

    139. Girls In Tears, Jacqueline Wilson

    140. Sleepovers, Jacqueline Wilson

    141. All Quiet On The Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque

    142. Behind The Scenes At The Museum, Kate Atkinson

    143. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby

    144. It, Stephen King

    145. James And The Giant Peach, Roald Dahl

    146. The Green Mile, Stephen King

    147. Papillon, Henri Charriere

    148. Men At Arms, Terry Pratchett

    149. Master And Commander, Patrick O'Brian

    150. Skeleton Key, Anthony Horowitz

    151. Soul Music, Terry Pratchett

    152. Thief Of Time, Terry Pratchett

    153. The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett

    154. Atonement, Ian McEwan

    155. Secrets, Jacqueline Wilson

    156. The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier

    157. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey

    158. Heart Of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

    159. Kim, Rudyard Kipling

    160. Cross Stitch, Diana Gabaldon

    161. Moby Dick, Herman Melville

    162. River God, Wilbur Smith

    163. Sunset Song, Lewis Grassic Gibbon

    164. The Shipping News, Annie Proulx

    165. The World According To Garp, John Irving

    166. Lorna Doone, R. D. Blackmore

    167. Girls Out Late, Jacqueline Wilson

    168. The Far Pavilions, M. M. Kaye

    169. The Witches, Roald Dahl

    170. Charlotte's Web, E. B. White

    171. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

    172. They Used To Play On Grass, Terry Venables and Gordon Williams

    173. The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway

    174. The Name Of The Rose, Umberto Eco

    175. Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder

    176. Dustbin Baby, Jacqueline Wilson

    177. Fantastic Mr Fox, Roald Dahl

    178. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

    179. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Richard Bach

    180. The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery

    181. The Suitcase Kid, Jacqueline Wilson

    182. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

    183. The Power Of One, Bryce Courtenay

    184. Silas Marner, George Eliot

    185. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis

    186. The Diary Of A Nobody, George and Weedon Grossmith

    187. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh

    188. Goosebumps, R. L. Stine

    189. Heidi, Johanna Spyri

    190. Sons And Lovers, D. H. LawrenceLife of Lawrence

    191. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

    192. Man And Boy, Tony Parsons

    193. The Truth, Terry Pratchett

    194. The War Of The Worlds, H. G. Wells

    195. The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans

    196. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry

    197. Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett

    198. The Once And Future King, T. H. White

    199. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

    200. Flowers In The Attic, Virginia Andrews

    @Clarabelle: The list above is all kind of books you should read before you die. I'm 16 too. :d

    And there're also many others interesting best-sellers. I'd recommend you to read these authors' books: Cecelia Ahern, Nicholas Sparks, Anna Gavalda, Sophie Kinsella,...

    Source(s): Top 200 Books's from BBC The Big Read.
  • 1 decade ago

    A few random titles ...

    Harry Potter Series - JK Rowling

    Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

    Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

    Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

    One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - Ken Keasy

    1984 - George Orwell

    Life of Pi - Yann Martel

    True History of the Kelly Gang - Peter Carey

    Tomorrow When the War Began - John Marsden

    Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Graeme

    Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella

    Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

    Fingersmith - Sarah Waters

    Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    All great Books:

    Demon Accords - John Conroe

    Overworld Chronicles - John Corwin

    G.A. Aiken - Dragon Kin

    Aarom Pogue - Dragon Prince

    Megan Whale Turner - Queen's Thief

    L. E. Modesitt, Jr. - Imager

    L. E. Modesitt, Jr. - The Corean Chronicles

    Enchanters - Allie Burke

    G. P. Ching - Soulkeepers

    Gena Showalter - Intertwined Series

    Gini Koch - Katherine Katt

    Ilona Andrews - Kate Daniels

    Marrie Treanor Awaken By Blood

    J. Frost - Night Huntress

    Jacquelyn Frank - Nightwalkers

    Kami Garcia - Caster

    Kevin Hearne - Iron Druid

    Kristin Cashore - Graceling

    Kurland Lynn - Nine Kingdoms

    Shelly Crane - Significance

    Jennifer Armentrout - Lux Series

    Dave Duncan - Seventh Sword

    NM Browne - The Warriors

    MR Merrick - The Protector

    Wen Spencer - Ukiah Series

    Richard Paul Evans - Michael Vey

    NM Browne - The Warriors

    Larry Correia - Monter Hunter International

    John Flanagan - Ranger's Apprentice

    Jean Johnson - Sons of Destiny

    Michelle Pillows - Lords of Var

    Ilona Andrews - The Edge

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would recommend a few books:

    1. The Broker by John Grisham

    2. Undue Influence by Steve Martini

    3. Gangster by Lorenzo Carcaterra

    4. The Devil's Teardrop by Jeffery Deaver

    5. Red Square by Martin Cruz Smith

    6. Detective by Arthur Hailey

    7. The Winds of War by Herman Wouk

    8. Shogun by James Clavell

    9. Taltos by Anne Rice

    10. Haj by Leon Uris

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    A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb A Kiss In Time, Beastly, Cloaked - Alex Finn Anna Dressed in Blood - Blake Blood and Chocolate - Annette Klause Carrier of the Mark - Fallon Dark Lover – Ward Falling Under - Gwen Hayes Grave Mercy - LaFevers Haven - Kristi Cook Sea Witch - Kantra Sookie Stackhouse Series - Charlaine Harris Vampire Academy – Mead

  • 1 decade ago

    Meryll of the Stone (Brian Caswell)

    Picnic at Hanging Rock (Joan Lindsay)

    Stranger with my face (Lois Duncan)

    Playing Beattie Bow (Ruth Parks)

    My Sister Sif (Ruth Parks)

    Hitch hikers guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

    Holes (Louis Sachar)

    Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit

    Eragorn trilogy


    The Golden Compass

    Interview with a Vampire (Anne Rice)

    Go Ask Alice (Anon)

    Puberty Blues

    Requiem for a Princess (Ruth M Arthur)

    Looking for Alibrandi (Melina Marchetta)

    Angels Gate (Gary Crew)

    Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

    Pelican's Creek (Maureen Pople)

    Girl Interrupted (Suzanna Keyson)

    Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)

    The Diary of Anne Frank

    Anne of Green Gables (L M Montgomery)

    To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

    The Shiralee (Dárcy Niland)

    Into the Wild (John Krakauer)

    Chocolat (Joanne Harris)

    Harp in the South; Poor Man's Orange; Missus (Trilogy by Ruth Parks)

    Where the Heart is (Billie Letts)

    My Place (Sally Morgan)

    Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

    Rebecca (Daphne De Maurier)

    The 3 Muskateers (Alexandre Dumas)

    Anything by the Bronte sisters or Jane Austen

    Any classics

    Roald Dahl

  • chorle
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The Silk Code by Paul Levinson

    The Immortals by Tracy Hickman

    South Coast by Nathan Lowell

    all available at in audio for free

    Sorry South Coast is not in print Yet.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What books do you like to Read?

    If it is Crime then I recommend Karen Rose Scream for me, Die for me.

    Also Alison Brennan The Hunted

  • 1 decade ago

    how about....

    -twilight by Stephanie Meyer

    -new moon by Stephanie Meyer

    -eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

    -breaking dawn by Stephanie Meyer

    [I'm not sure if they are sold out]

    -hugs for pet lovers

    -falling leaves by Adeline Yen Mah

    -Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah

    [I like these books...Maybe you will like them too]


  • V Y..
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Rainbow has a very good list.

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