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

Looking for Good books to read?

I been looking for an interesting book to read..interested in any subject..any suggestions? :)

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  • Shelly
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    1 decade ago
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    I just finished reading All Around The Town by Mary Higgins Clark, which was fantastic! Here's the blurb on the back of the book if you're interested in reading it: When Allan Grant is found stabbed to death, Laurie Kenyon’s fingerprints abound…

    To cope with the trauma Laurie suffered after she was kidnapped for two years at the age of four, she has developed a multiple personality. The real Laurie has no recollection of the shocking murder.

    The key to Laurie’s innocence lies in what happened during her two years of hell. Bic Hawkins, and his wife Opal, Laurie’s abductors, are now prominent television evangelists. Bic has threatened Laurie with death if she talked – a threat he may have to carry out…

    This book is absolutely amazing. The whole time you read, you honestly cannot guess what’s going to happen next. It is so suspenseful, it absolutely kills you. The characters are also really interesting – the abductors were hippies, and in the book have become preachers for God. Laurie is interesting, as she suffers from a multiple personality disorder, and it’s like she switches from one person to another in the book. She has different names for her different personalities, and each ‘person’ reveals small parts of what happened to her when she was abducted. For example, in the book, her personality of looking after herself is called Kate, and her four-year-old upset self is called Debbie. She switches from person to person when she feels differently, and they each fill out a bit of the puzzle… Here’s a part from the book to show you what I mean:

    (note: Justin Donnelly is the name of her shrink, and he asks her to keep a diary/journal to see if she remembers anything about her kidnappers. Also remember Kate, Debbie etc. are all the different people for her different personalities. They are all Laurie. This takes place in his office where her shrink is talking to her to try to help her. She is sitting in a chair while he asks her questions about random stuff like psychiatrists do.):

    Donnelly looked up. “Laurie?”

    She shrugged. “I don’t know why I said that.”

    “Would you repeat it?”

    “I said I hate fuzz on a man’s hands or arms.”

    “Why do you think that just occurred to you?”

    “She’s not going to answer that.”

    He had come to recognize Kate’s voice immediately.

    Justin wasn’t fazed. “Come on, Kate,” he said good-humouredly. “You can’t keep getting away with bullying Laurie. She wants to talk to me. Or Debbie does. I think it was Debbie writing in the book last night. It looks like her handwriting.”

    “Well it certainly isn’t mine.”

    “May I speak to Debbie now?”

    “Oh, all right. But don’t get her crying again. I’m sick of that kid’s sniffling.”

    The hair falling forward was the usual sign. It wrenched his heart to hear the frightened child who called herself Debbie. Was this the way it was for Laurie those two years she was away, weeping, terrified, longing for the people she loved?

    “Hi Debbie,” Justin said. “How’s the big girl today?”

    “Better, thank you.”

    “Debbie, I’m so glad you started writing in the journal again. Do you know why you wrote this last night?”

    “I knew the book was empty. I shook it first.”

    “You shook the book? What did you expect to find?”

    “I don’t know.”

    “What were you afraid to find Debbie?”

    “I have to go now,” she whispered. “They’re looking for me.”

    “Who? Who is looking for you?”

    But she was gone.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Guardians of Time trilogy by Marianne Curley

    First book: The Named

    Second book: The Dark

    Third book: The Key

    It is a fantasy which had adventure, romance, history, action, everything! It's about people who can go into the past. They do this to protect the past from the Goddess of Chaos, Lathenia. They are the 'Guardians of Time'.

  • Holly Would Dream by Karen Quinn.

    I love this book so much. At first I thought I wouldn't like it, but it's totally amazing and a bit like Breakfast at Tiffany's. I read it twice and loved it so much before I took it out and bored it from the library. It's really cool and intersting and she writes so well, for someone who has had no experience in writing. I hope they turn it into a movie on day, that would be awesome!

    A Piece of Cake- A Memoir by Cupcake Brown

    Yes, that's really her name. It's a true story based on her life and her events. Plase read it, because it's such a powerful story. It is very sad at times, but the ending is magical, because she proves that you can change your life no matter where you come from and what has happened to you. It's a really feel good true story.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Child Thief by Brom

    The Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull

    The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs

    The Night World series by L.J. Smith

    Psychic Visions by L.J. Smith

    Vampire kisses series

    The Sookie Stackhouse series

    The House of Night series by P.C. & Kristen Cast

    Return to me

    A great and terrible beauty

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Goosegirl

    Enna's Burning

    River Secrets

    Forest Born by Shannon Hale

    Graceling

    Fire by Kristen Cashore

    City of Bones

    City of Ashes

    City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

    The Host by Stephenie Meyer

    The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

    Fable haven series by Brandon Mull

    The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

    (everything by Shannon Hale is awesome!)

    Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

    Dragon slipper

    Dragon flight

    Dragon Spear by Jessica Day George

    Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

    Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard

    Eragon

    Eldest

    Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

    The Hunger games

    Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

    Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

    Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

    No. 1 Ladies detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (10 books in all)

    Night World series by L J Smith

    Vampire Diaries by L J Smith

    The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale

    (funniest book I have EVER read!)

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares (liked it so-so)

    Yearbook

    First Day

    Reunion by Allyson Braithwaite Condie

    The girl who could fly by Victoria Forester

    Maximum Ride series by James Patterson (a little slow, but good.)

    The Naming

    The Riddle

    The Crow

    The Singing by Alison Croggon

    I DID NOT LIKE:

    Marked series (too much swearing)

    Interview with Vampire by Anne Rice (too violent for me)

    The ugly series (Book 3 has emo type cutting going on)

    Artemis Fowl series (evil genius kid)

  • 1 decade ago

    A cry of stone

    by: Michael D. O' Brien

    Rose, a Native American, deals with the rapid social changes in society throughout the 1960s until the story's denouement in 1973.

  • Lily
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    House of Night by PC Cast

    Anita Blake series by Laurell Hamilton

    Morganville Vampires by Rachel Cain

    Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

    books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (not sure what the series is called)

    Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith

    Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan

    Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

    Vampire Kisses

    Tantalize by Cynthia Smith

    Nighworld (sorry don't know the author)

    Werewolf stories:

    Blood and Chocolate.

    Demonata by Darren Shan

    Wereling

    Werecat

    Spy stories (actually very good, although not fantasy. You should still check them out):

    Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter and the Specialists by Shannon Greenland.

    Fantasy stories:

    Tithe: A modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black and City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

    Wings by Aprilynn (sorry don't know last name but how many people do you know named Aprilynn? I'm sure you can find it!)

    Also the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld is good, but its futuristic.

    The Unseen series is really good.

    The Mortal Instruments series

    The Black Tattoo

    Unwind

    Maximum Ride by James Patterson is about genetic engineering, but is also really good.

    Witches (as in Wiccan)

    Sweep series by Cate Tierman

    Balefire series also by Cate Tierman

    Wake by Lisa McMann

    -Wake #1

    -Fade #2

    -Gone #3

    Aliens:

    Daniel X by James Patterson

  • 1 decade ago

    Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

    Running with Scissors by Augusten Borroughs

    Christine by Stephen King

    Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan.

  • 1 decade ago

    Operation Sunshine by Jenny Colgan

  • 1 decade ago

    You belong in a zoo by peter brazaitis

    lust lizard of melancholy cove by christopher moore

    hollow chocolate bunnies of the apocalypse by robert rankin

    All things great and small by james herriot

    storm front by jim butcher

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