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

Good books? Must read books?

what are some good and must read book that is appropriate for a freshman to read.

i like to read advance book to increase my vocab and writting skills.

i Do Not want books like TWILIGHT, or stuff like that. no chick flick

i like adventure, read life story, horror, mystery, and others.

basically no gossip girls, girly drama type.

thank you in advance!


no fairy tales and um.. stuff like harry potter plz.

Update 2:

also, no books with sexual content in it plz.

kissing is the limit. this is for skool! and my personal reading.

19 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I've just started reading Books by Karen Rose full of mystery, romance, murder.

    Die For Me

    The first victim is found in a snow-covered Philadelphia field. Detective Vito Ciccotelli enlists the aid of archaeologist Sophie Johannsen to determine exactly what lies beneath the frozen ground. Despite years of unearthing things long buried, nothing can prepare Sophie for the matrix of graves dug with chilling precision. The victims buried there haunt her. But the empty graves terrify her – the killer isn’t done yet

    He is cold and calculating, the master of a twisted game. Even with Vito and Sophie hot on his trail, he will not stop. One more empty

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  • 1 decade ago

    Some of these are from female perspectives, some may be a little "girly girl" for your liking but others should be okay. I've left both genre on and you can decide.

    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)

    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)

    The Diary of Anne Frank

    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

    Whatever you do don’t run

    The December Boys (Robert Noonan)

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  • 4 years ago

    Well here's a list of books that I got obsessed with not necessarily in this order. Although I'm a guy and you might disagree with my books choices, but these books hooked plenty of guys and girls alike. :) 1.) Divergent Trilogy By: Veronica Roth 2.) Lorien Legacies By: Pittacus Lore 3.) Mortal Instruments By: Cassandra Clare 4.) Maze Runner Trilogy By: James Dashner 5.) Hunger Games Trilogy By: Suzanne Collins 6.) Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus By: Rick Riordan 7.) Chaos Walking Trilogy By: Patrick Ness

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Hyde Effect, Stephen Vance

    The Stand, Stephen King

    The odd Thomas Series of books by Dean Koonts

    The Mitch Rapp Series of books by Vince Flynn

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Chosen and The Promise by Chaim Potok (about judaism etc.)

    My Name is Asher Lev by Primo Levi (Judaism again, but he is an artist, struggle for identity)

    1984 by George Orwell (I think everyone know's what this is about but it is a great comment on today's society written way before this was even thought feasible)

    25th Hour by David Bennioff (also a film starring Edward Norton, about a drug dealer who has 24 hours to set his life straight before going to prison)

    Any book by Markus Zusak, esp. I am The Messenger (just generally a great read)

    Schindler's Ark (can't remember who it's by!)

    The Painted Bird by Jerzi Kosinski

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    Utopia by Sir Thomas More - an important book for everyone to read, it is referred to alot in popular culture

    I've always been interested in jewish literature so it really depends on personal taste, check them out anyway, they're classics!

    Happy hunting! xxx

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  • 6 years ago

    I'm a freshman too and have very similar criteria for what I read--- try Saint by Ted Dekker, it's a bit of action, a bit of mystery, no gossip girls, but so much great suspense; my absolute fav, hope you enjoy

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All American Girls by Meg Cabot, and the Alice Series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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  • 1 decade ago

    Mystery/Detective books ~ All Agatha Christie books, specially the Poirot ones

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  • 1 decade ago

    Best book ever is "Edward's Eyes" by Patricia Mclachlan (I spelled the last name wrong)

    It's not related to twilight whatsoever (thank god) but it is the best read. Even though it sounds like a girl book...but what ever it's still a good read.

    Source(s): I read...a lot.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Any Mary Higgins Clark books are good and they are mysteries. I like J.R. Ward series Black Dagger Brotherhood.

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