Any REALLY good books to read?

Can someone give me some really good books to read? I'm 13. I love sci-fi.

These are a few off my favorite books-

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Downsiders by Neal Shusterman

Skin-Jacker Trilogy (except for the last one, ha ha)by Neal Shusterman

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Uglies Series by Scott Westernfield

Don't suggest The Hunger Games, because I already put in on hold at my library, to read. BUT I'm like #46 in line to read it.SO I need some books to read in the meantime. Give me really good books. I have when I read a book and I learn nothing, or experiencee nothing new from it, dont even wasted your time suggesting crappy books. :D Thanks!

(Neal Shusterman is my fave author)


Urgh, no "classics" please. At the moment, I can't stand any Jane Austin, or William Shakepere. Maybe when I grow up, but now...let me enjoy my teen years. lol.

Update 2:

Ahh, how i used to love R.L. Stine. when i was like 8. I still like to pick up a copy every now and then. Haha.

Ohh how Andrew Clements and Ronald Dahl ruled my 5th grade. I love them too.

12 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe

    Monk’s Hood, The Potter’s Field, The Devil’s Novice, A Rare Benedictine and The Raven in The Foregate all by Ellis Peters

    Head over Heels in the Dales by Gervase Phinn

    The Grey Man by Andy McNabb

    The Underbury Witches by John Connolly

    Maggie’s Story by Sheila O’Flannagan

    The Book Boy & A Village Affair by Joanna Trollope

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl With Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larson

    The Builders by Maeve Binchy

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

    Girl on the Platform by Josephine Cox

    One Good Turn by Chris Ryan

    Dream Come True by Maureen Lee

    Secrets by Lynne Barrett Lee

    The Tannery by Sherrie Sewson

    Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

    Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

    Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

    Dime Store Magic by Kelly Armstrong

    The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland

    Watership Down by Richard Adams

    The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

    Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Rainbow by D H Lawrence

    The Boy in Stripped Pyjamas by John Boyne

    Heavenly Date and other Flirtations and The No1 Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

    The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End by Ken Follett

    Acid Row by Minnette Walters

    The Summons by John Grisham

    A Kind of Magic by Susan Sizemore

    Three Men in a Boat by Jerome J Jerome

    The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger

    Knave of Spades by Alan Titchmarsh

    The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble

    Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier

    Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh

    Lorna Doone by R D Blackmore

    The Salisbury Manuscript by Phillip Gooden

    The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

    Anna Karenina by Tolstoy

    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    Happy Birthday, Mr Shakespeare by Mark Wallington

    Homeland by Clare Francis

    The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

    Marsha Mellow and Me by Maria Beaumont

    Harry Potter series by J K Rowling

    Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

    The Shadow in the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    The Toymaker by Jeremy de Quidt

    The Secret Supper by Jarvia Serria

    Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas & Witch and Wizard by James Patterson

    Lovely Green Eyes by Arnost Lustvig

    The Sisters who would be Queen by Leanda De Lisle

    The Winter King, Enemy of God, Excalibur, A Crowning Mercy and Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwall

    A Walk with Jane Austen by Lori Smith

    Mr Darcy’s Diary by Maya Slater

    If Wishes Were Horses by Anne McCaffery

    Under the Dome, Bag of Bones, Cell, UR and Blockade Billy all by Stephen King

    Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford

    Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

    Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray

    Chocolat by Joanne Harris

    Wildthorn by Jane Eagland

    Hard Girls by Martina Cole

    The Moon and Sixpence by W Somerset Maugham

    Shall We Tell The President by Jeffery Archer

    Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind

    Brand New Friend by Mike Gayle

    Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by Hans Christian Asboson

    The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

    Summer of Secrets by Rosie Ruston

    The Well of Lost Plots and Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

    Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant

    The American Boy by Andrew Taylor

    Chocky by John Wyndham

    The Passage by Justin Cronin

    West End Girls by Jenny Collagan

    Mainspring by Jay Lake

    The Lady Elisabeth by Alison Weir

    Bad Mothers Handbook by Kate Long

    Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen

    The Haunted by James Herbert

    Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F Scott Fitzgerald

    Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

    The Day the Ravens Died by Timothy Pilgrim

    Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

    Jane Slayre by Sherrie Brown Irving

    The Children’s Book by A S Byatt

    Bleak House by Charles Dickens

    The Traitor’s in the Tower by Alison Weir

    Stray Dog by Gareth O’Callaghan

    Not a Star by Nick Horby

    Curses by Nicola Morgan

    Heroes by Anne Perry

    Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

    The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

    Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

    First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

    Stephanie Plum series 1-8 by Janet Evanovich

    Fallen Angels by Bernard Cornwall

    The Reader by Bernard Schlink

    The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman

    Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

    I am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore

    The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

    Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

    In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut

    Life of Pi by Yann Mantel

    House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski

    The Chrysalides by John Wyndham

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusack

    On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwen

    Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

    Library of the Dead and Book of Souls by Glenn Cooper

    31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewel

  • chorle
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Have you read Madeleine L'Engle books yet A Wrinkle in Time wasn't her only book.

    You might like the Max Quick book the audio version is free on the print will be out next April

    Nina Kimberly the Merciless is a fun fantasy book that you can read or listen to online

    Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men is a very good fantasy book and your library should have it.

    You might like Robert Heinlein's Juvenal book Have Space Suit Will Travel

    I love Hunger Games but seems sort of gorey for most 13 year olds but Suzanne Collin's also wrote Gregor the Overlander which don't have anything do do with Hunger Games but are good books.

    You might like Eoin Colfer's Artemus Fowl books good mix of sci-fi and fantasy

    Anne McCaffrey Dradonriders of Pern do that too

  • Susan
    Lv 4
    5 years 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 Narnia 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)

  • 1 decade ago

    Vampire Academy series (Richelle Mead)

    Interview with a Vampire series (Anne Rice)


    Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy (Shiver, Linger & Forever) (Maggie Stiefvater)

    Evernight series (Claudia Gray)

    South Beach series (Alex Duvall)

    The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

    Nora Roberts has several romance series including a vampire / were / witch series

    The Saga of Darren Shan / Cirque de Freak series, The Demonata and The City Trilogy (Darren Shan)

    Blue Bloods series (Melissa de la Cruz)

    The Darke Academy (Gabriella Poole)

    The Immortals series (Alyson Noel)

    Intertwined (Gena Showalter)

    Holes (Louis Sachar)

    Harry Potter series (J K Rowling)

    Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit

    Hitch hikers guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

    Eragorn trilogy


    Sookie Stackhouse is good and I believe Anita Blake is to, however they are both very much adult books and not suitable for 13 year olds...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You like Sci-fi? I strongly recommend anything by Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451 is an amazing futuristic book, as well as the Illustrated Man. Both have some science fiction aspects I think you'd enjoy.

    I also recommend The Odyssey by Homer. Greek mythology makes a great read.

  • 1 decade ago

    Here are all my favorites:

    The Host

    Anything by Stephen King

    Or Mary Higgins Clark

    House of Night

    Vampire Academy

    Anita Blake- Vampire Hunter (My favorites and what I am reading now)


    The Zombie Survival Guide

    FU, Penguin

    Dracula, the original

    I liked R.L. Stine when I was younger, but now that I am 21, his books are to young for me



    Harry Potter

    Percy Jackson

    I loved the Uglies Series too, but I haven't read the last two books yet. :(

    A passionate Magic

    The society of S


    Darkwing Chronicles

    Twilight, yes, I liked it.

    And I read the Chicken soup books and No Body's perfect, plus when I was younger, I loved the scooby doo books, but your to old for them too.

    :) I hope you like some of them. Sorry if any are mis spelled. I typed this all really fast, :)

  • 1 decade ago

    Try either the Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist or The Saga of Pliocene Exile by Julian May. Both of the series have four books. The Riftwar Saga is kind of a combination of sci-fi and fantasy(probably more fantasy) and the Saga of Pliocene Exile is sci-fi. I read them both in my teens and loved them.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Greatest books I've ever read!

    Ender's Game Series:

    1. Ender's Game

    1.5. Ender in Exile

    2. Speaker for the Dead

    3. Xenocide

    4. Children of the Mind

    Ender's Shadow Series:

    1. Ender's Shadow

    2. Shadow of the Hegemon

    3. Shadow Puppets

    4. Shadow of the Giant

    Ender's Shadow Series is the better series, but then Ender's Game is the best book out of them all. I hope you read them!

  • 1 decade ago

    I read classics when I was a teenager. Now that I am in my early twenties, I read young adult books.

    Try House of the Scorpion by Nancy Garden.

  • 1 decade ago


    If I stayed, by Gayle Forman (the review said it had something to do with twilight, absolutely wrong! no vampires, extremely little romance)

    Dust, by arthur slade

    Dead water zone, by kenneth oppel

    Airhead Series: the second and third sucks, the first one is good though

    A Drowned Maiden’s Hair By: Laura Amy Schlitz

    Andrew clements series, they are halirious and witty

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I have to say i hate science fiction but the host by Stephenie Meyer was so good and is the only sci fi I have ever enjoyed

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