Book suggestions? fellow book nerds out there? =)?

Alright =)

I am looking for some more books to read =)

Iam a fast reader and LOVE books, short, long, or very long ;)

I am 17

I like all kinds of books some of my favorite are

Wuthering Heights

Pride and Prejudice

The Book Thief

The Lovely Bones

The Hiding Place

To Kill a Mockingbird

Jane Eyre

I enjoyed the Hunger Games ;) I am reading a series called? umm I forgot but the first book is called

Uglies and I am going to be off to the library to get the second one called Pretties

I like the sci fi ish type YA book about what the future is like and how those books are kind of similar and a very easy read.

There fun

A list of a few books I have already read

-Les Miserables

- Fablehaven

-Little Women

- The secret life of Bees

- Darkest Powers Trilogy (I actually really enjoyed them)

I even like philosphy/ Spiritual/ kind of New Age type books like

Conversations with God

The Four Agreements

Write it down and make it happen

The power of Now

I REALLY want to read more Travel books to

I liked Eat, Pray, Love

and I really want to read some books by Bill Bryson like in a sunburned country, but cant get it!

some travel books that are inspiring??

EH! Just anything!! ^_^

A book you couldn't put down, something inspiring? Life changing? Suspenful? a little romance? (which usually book always have anyway ha)

ANYTHING :) well.. just nothing like the cheesy romance novels that are very discriptive ;p I am not picking up those ;)

So favorite books?

Suggestions?

Update:

oh more I have of course read harry potter =) haha forgot about good ol potter. I read all the Twilight series, not a fan but the books had my attention. and I just read the Host, which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be :)

OH and thank you for the suggestions I have gotten XD I am going to look all these up. THANK you I am sick right now, laying around I am stocking up on BOOKS ^_^ since I won't be doing much for a bit.

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  • 9 years ago
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    You might enjoy the following books, which are all set in future dystopias - some extreme, some subtle, but all dystopias of a kind:

    1984 by George Orwell

    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

    The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

    Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

    If you like classics, but also enjoy something lighter, try I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith. It was written in the 20s I believe and is about a girl in her late teens living with her eccentric family in part of an old castle and desperately trying to make ends meet. The family's lives change gradually when they meet their new landlords - in some ways for the better, in others for the worse. It's such a great book - witty, original, bittersweet, quirky - and although there is a small degree of romance in the plot, it's devoid of cliches and not at all what you'd expect. Not at all cheesy in any way! And the characters are fantastic.

    You might also like Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier, and Rebecca by the same author. They're both dark, gripping and full of mystery and suspense. I read them both when I was about your age and loved them.

    If you liked Les Miserables, try The Hunchback Of Notre Dame.

    You could also try The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins.

  • 9 years ago

    Just don't waste your time with the Twilight Series. Um, let's see. I read Uglies, which I loved by the way, except for the ending. I didn't really care for the ending much, and I couldn't really get into Pretties either, or Specials or Extras (all the same series). Um, but I did just finished a book called "Shiver" bu Maggie Stiefvater, which I thought was pretty decent. It relates more to our time instead of those books by old people who kind of FORCE the dialogue and description. You might have read it, or might not want to. "Blood Orange" by Drusilla Campbell was pretty great too. Anything by Lois Lowry, ha.

    Um- and there are sites you could go to like read books that other people have written. There are never-ending books on these sites, trust me, if you like to read a lot, or if you're curious. Even if you like to write, which I love. Check out: http://www.fictionpress.com/ and http://www.worthyofpublishing.com/index.asp?.

    They're awesome sites. Good luck with finding books!! ^_^

    - J.D. Kirkland

    Source(s): Writer
  • 9 years ago

    A Man for All Seasons, Robert Bolt

    Inferno/Purgatorio/Paradisio, Dante Alighieri

    Paradise Lost, Milton

    Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

  • Jessy
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    OOhhhh I just loved The Hunger Gamess!!! One of my favorite book series of all time! That and Harry Potter(which you definitely need to read...it is made of pure brilliance). I read Uglies, Pretties, and Specials(Not Extras though, haha I heard it wasn't super good). You would probably really like The Sea of Trolls it has a great sort of Anglo-Saxon Viking fantasy thing goin on :). On the lines of sci-fi, you should definitely read the Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and the Declaration(the first three are in a series, but the Declarations a different book different author haha). I read Ender's Game recently for school and was told that if you liked Hunger Games you would like it. Personally, it wasn't my favorite, but who knows, you might love it :). Maybe it was just because I had to read it for school....hmmm.....Anyhow! You would probably like The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, ummm Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska by John Green...and that's all I can think of off the top of my head! Hhaha happy readdingg :D

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  • 9 years ago

    If you liked the Hunger Games, then you'll love The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Seriously, it's truly, truly amazing; totally suspenseful. I'd recommend it to ANYONE. It's set in the near-ish future and... I don't want to give anything away. Please read it, I'll love you forever and you won't regret it.

    Before I Die by Jenny Downham is inspiring and emotional. About a girl who has terminal cancer... and just, it's beautiful.

    Here are a few books that you might enjoy, and I'd recommend if you have the time:

    Graceling by Kristin Cashore

    Harry Potter? Twilight? - I don't know if you don't like them, sorry if you don't.

    Numbers by Rachel Ward

    The Witness by James Jauncey

    Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd

    Gone by Michael Grant

    ... Just to name a few. xxx Happy reading! =]

    Source(s): Even if it's the only thing you read, make sure you at least read the blurb or the first few chapters of The Maze Runner. <3 =]
  • Kimmy
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Here are some good futuristic books:

    The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

    The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

    Unwind by Neal Shusterman

    Candor by Pam Bachorz (Bring tissues for this one)

    The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

    Some books that changed my life:

    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

    You by Charles Benoit

    Burned by Ellen Hopkins

    Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

    If I Stay by Gayle Forman

    The Everafter by Amy Huntley

    How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford

    Going Bovine by Libba Bray (Extremely trippy; not a book for everyone, but it blew my mind)

    Looking For Alaska by John Green

    ^Bring tissues for all of these

    Other randomness:

    Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison

    Paper Towns by John Green

    Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Someone already said that, but I second their recommendation lol)

    The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

    Need by Carrie Jones

    Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

    Graceling by Kristin Cashore

    (:

  • *Ceci*
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Dollanganger series by V.C. Andrews (if you like older books you'll like this one). Dark Visions by L.J. Smith. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (its kinda wierd and slow in the beginning, but its good and the main character can teach people a few things)

  • 9 years ago

    try:

    Other by Karen Kincy ( just finished reading it, and LOVED it!)

    13 Reasons Why by ??????

    Perfect Chemistry (this is all romance though) by Simone Elkeles

    The Black Sheep by ????

    Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri

    Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (romance..)

    Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (again, romance..)

    The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (and again..)

    Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

    Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson (one of my favorites)

    this is all i have at the moment, and i'm sorry a lot of these are romances, but i am a hopeless romantic, so.....hope i helped!

  • 9 years ago

    You should read Flowers In the Attic by V.C Andrews, it's really great.It's suspenseful, creepy, romantic and emotional.It's about four kids locked in their grandparents' attic.It was great and if you like it there are three more books in the series.

    Source(s): Me
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