Looking for Good books to read?
I been looking for an interesting book to read..interested in any subject..any suggestions? :)
- ShellyLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Sneaky HobbitLv 51 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'.
- 1 decade ago
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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- LDS MomLv 61 decade ago
Forest Born by Shannon Hale
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 Spear by Jessica Day George
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard
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)
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 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)
- Pepere EldridgeLv 71 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.
- LilyLv 51 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
Tantalize by Cynthia Smith
Nighworld (sorry don't know the author)
Blood and Chocolate.
Demonata by Darren Shan
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.
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
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
Daniel X by James Patterson
- Crystal RayneLv 61 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