Which book should i read?
I have to choose a book for an independent novel assignment.. i was absent the day that the choices were given out so i just received them today and we have to turn in our preference tomorrow.. soo if any of these are really really good please let me know
Robinson Crusoe- Daniel Defoe
Pride and Prejudice- jane austen
1984- george orwell
oliver twist- charles dickens
mrs. dalloway- virginia wolff
and then there were none- agatha christie
anansi boys- neil gailman
vanity fair- william thackeray
small gods- terry pratchett
all creatures great and small- james herriot
lord of the flies- william golding
brideshead revisited- evelyn waugh
the power and the glory- graham greene
treasure island- robert louis stevenson
lord jim- joesph conrad
gullivers travels- jonathan swift
frakenstein- mary shelley
dracula- bram stoker
jude the obscure- thomas hardy
passage to india-e.m forster
the quiet american- graham greene
war of the worlds- h.g. wells
im looking for a book thats good and a pretty easy read.. ive read treasure island before and i wasnt a fann
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
Whatever you do, *don't* pick Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Terry Pratchett or William Thackeray.
Mind you, those are fabulous books, I've read all four of those you cite (and more), but they're not short -let alone easy. However, do read them later, in your leisure time: they're really worth the time (especially Austen and Dickens).
Read them when you have the time to dwell into their wonderful styles, stop to search a word that is no longer in use every chapter or two, finish them without pressure (or even realizing you were about to finish!). If you like reading, you'll probably be left hungry for more (again, especially Austen and Dickens).
- 1 decade ago
I would pick Mrs Dalloway. It is quite short, and is a surprisingly easy read. I would rate it amongst one of the best books ever written. But it is more challenging than some on the list.
- 1 decade ago
Lord of the Flies is a pretty easy read. It's a little over 100 pages. Plus there's a movie that follows the book pretty closely in case you don't have enough time to read it.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Alright, first off, I LOVE that Anansi Boys and Small Gods are on your reading list. That's awesome! Second, Anansi Boys is a very captivating read, especially if you have even a minor interest in trickster gods.
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- ToriLv 41 decade ago
Dracula is pretty amazing. Working on an essay on it right now, actually. Frankenstein would be my next choice.