Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 9 years ago

If somebody asked you....?

Hey guys

So, if somebody asked you to recommend a book/author from the following genres and options (you may only pick one book and one author max), which book/author would you say?

Answer as little or as many as you wish

1) Fantasy

2) Sci-fi

3) Horror

4) Romance

5) Mystery

6) Historical Fiction

7) Realistic Fiction

8) Comedy

9) Classic book

10) Non-fiction

11) (Auto)Biography

12) Children's book

13) Stephen King book

14) Roald Dahl book

15) Shakespeare play

16) A blog

Look forward to your answers, thank you :D


15 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    I want to see that yearbook. *pouts*

    Following I tried to name books, but sometimes it's just easier to put the author.

    1) Fantasy: LOTR, His Dark Materials, Narnia, Neil Gaiman collectively, Cosmic Trilogy, Mordant's Need, Gemma Doyle, Harry Potter, Rick Riordan, Stopping now. I wanted to ship a lot of kids' fantasy. I love fantasy for children.

    2) Sci-fi: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, War of the Worlds.

    3) Horror: Misery, Dracula, and 1984 (because it's that scary)

    4) Romance: If you even read books with a completely romantic base-plot. Jeez - uh, Nora Roberts? I'm not going to cite any Austen or Bronte here, because their books were so much more than romance.

    5) Mystery: Doyle (including but not limited to Sherlock Holmes), Agatha Christie, The Likeness, Faithful Place.

    6) Historical Fiction: The Other Boleyn Girl, The Remains of the Day, the Help, Atonement, Gone With the Wind, and (if this counts) the Odyssey and the Illiad.

    7) Realistic Fiction: Cormac McCarthy, because real life is bleak. Never Let Me Go, Fahrenheit 451.

    8) Comedy: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Twelfth Night, Roald Dahl's books for kids.

    9) Classic book: Oh man .... The Count of Monte Cristo, everything Austen ever wrote, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Notre Dame de Paris, Paradise Lost, Shakespeare.

    10) Non-fiction - The Power of Art, The American Future: A History.

    11) (Auto)Biography: Anne Frank - the Diary of a Young Girl.

    12) Children's book: Dr. Seuss.

    15) Shakespeare play: Hamlet

    16) A blog:

    I wanted to put Hunger Games in there somewhere ...

    Fun, but exhaustive. Thanks.


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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    1) Fantasy

    ---Harry Potter! Just kidding; well, not really, but they've probably already read Harry Potter. But honestly I don't read much fantasy. Maybe the Hunger Games? Is that fantasy?

    2) Sci-fi

    ---Hitchhiker's! Other than that, I don't read sci-fi :D

    3) Horror

    ---Err... I'm too scared to read horror... :/

    4) Romance

    ---Um... yeah... I don't really read much romance. I guess I'd recommend those crappy airport books or whatever for some cheap entertainment.

    5) Mystery

    ---This survey is making me realize how genre limited by reading collection actually is. I don't read mystery.

    6) Historical Fiction

    ---Here we go. The Kite Runner, perhaps? Is that historical fiction?

    7) Realistic Fiction

    ---Too many to name. Literally. Anything by John Green.

    8) Comedy

    ---Hocus Pocus?

    9) Classic book

    ---I don't want to say Pride and Prejudice, because everyone's gonna say that, but it was really good. So I say Oliver Twist.

    10) Non-fiction

    ---In Cold Blood.

    11) (Auto)Biography

    ---Anything by David Sedaris.

    12) Children's book

    ---The Mysterious Benedict Society.

    13) Stephen King book

    ---Never read him. Cell looked pretty good though. Is that what it's called? I picked it up once in a bookstore.

    14) Roald Dahl book

    ---The Witches.

    15) Shakespeare play

    ---Macbeth. No. Yes. Okay, Macbeth.

    16) A blog

    ---I don't read a blog. But I have a Tumblr! I'd recommend Tumblr any day. You should try it.

    I just realized that you can only do one book/author. So I'm going back and deleting a bunch. Bye bye Life of Pi. You'll be forever in my heart.

    Fun survey as ever, Jay!


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  • 9 years ago

    1) Fantasy~ Harry Potter

    2) Sci-fi~ Star Wars

    3) Horror~ Stephen King

    4) Romance~ Jane Austin

    5) Mystery~ Nancy Drew

    7) Realistic Fiction~ Lauren Myracle, Gimme a Call

    9) Classic book~ The Scarlette Letter

    12) Children's book~ Magic Tree House

    13) Stephen King book~ It

    14) Roald Dahl book~ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    15) Shakespeare play~ Mabeth

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  • 9 years ago

    Wow this makes me realize how many genres I still need to read!

    1) Fantasy - Harry Potter

    2) Sci-fi - War of the Worlds

    3) Horror - Dismantled

    4) Romance - Memoirs of a Geisha (I think that's romance?)

    5) Mystery - Cater Street Hangman

    6) Historical Fiction - ??

    7) Realistic Fiction - Impulse

    8) Comedy - ??

    9) Classic book - To Kill a Mockingbird

    10) Non-fiction - Hollywood Babylon (crazy stuff!)

    11) (Auto)Biography - The True Story of my Life - Hans Christian Anderson

    12) Children's book - Charlotte's Web

    13) Stephen King book - The Shining

    14) Roald Dahl book - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    15) Shakespeare play - Macbeth

    16) A blog - Mine at livejournal (beginnings_end)

    Fun! :)

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    1) Fantasy - Mortal Instruments

    2) Sci-fi - The Hunger Games

    3) Horror - Stephen King , IT

    4) Romance -

    5) Mystery -

    6) Historical Fiction -

    7) Realistic Fiction -

    8) Comedy -

    9) Classic book - Dracula

    10) Non-fiction

    11) (Auto)Biography - Ant and Dec

    12) Children's book - Goosebumps

    13) Stephen King book - Thinner, The Shining, IT

    14) Roald Dahl book - The Witches

    15) Shakespeare play - The Tempest

    16) A blog


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  • 9 years ago

    1) Fantasy- Harry Potter by JK Rowling

    2)Sci fi- Lois Lowry

    4) Romance- Sarah Dessen

    5) Mystery- Cam Jansen :) Just kidding. I haven't read a plain old mystery book in awhile. It's always combined with another genre like fantasy, romance, or something.

    6) Historical Fiction- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    7) Realistic Fiction- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

    9) Classic book--Catcher In The Rye

    12) Children's book--If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

    14) Roald Dahl book-- The Witches

    15) Shakespeare play--Romeo and Juliet

    16) A blog--Cassandra Clare.. just to keep up with the latest news. :)

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  • 9 years ago

    1) Fantasy - Harry Potter (J.K Rowling)

    2) Sci-fi - Don't read Sci-Fi

    3) Horror - Darren Shan (Cant choose a book)

    4) Romance - A walk to remember (Nicholas Sparks)

    5) Mystery - Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

    6) Historical Fiction - Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)

    7) Realistic Fiction - Jodi Picoults (All her books)

    8) Comedy - Shopaholic series (sophie kinsella)

    9) Classic book - Wuthereing Heights ( Emily Brontë)

    10) Non-fiction - Don't really read non-fiction

    11) (Auto)Biography - Being Jordan & A Whole New World (Katie Price)

    12) Children's book - Lion, the witch and the wardrobe (C.S Lewis)

    13) Stephen King book - Haven't read any Stephen King books

    14) Roald Dahl book - Matilda

    15) Shakespeare play - Romeo and Juliet

    16) A blog 0 Dont read any blogs

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  • 9 years ago

    1) Fantasy

    Peter Pan. I know some people will laugh at me for saying Peter Pan or even question it, but seriously, it was an awesome fantasy book/movie. Fell in love with it as a child. And it kinda drove my drive to write and read more.

    2) Sci-fi

    The War of the Worlds. Or 1984. I'm really not sure... Okay, maybe just George Orwell. He's kinda awesome. :D

    3) Horror

    Stephen King because that's pretty much the only "horror" I've really read. Meaning, I haven't really read much horror.

    4) Romance

    Um, if Pride and Prejudice counts as a romance, then that one. :D

    5) Mystery

    Sherlock Holmes. :D

    6) Historical Fiction

    The Other Boleyn Girl. Though I don't care for her writing style and some parts were boring, I thought the idea was good. Plus, I can't think of another book right now. :P

    7) Realistic Fiction

    Can't think of one...

    8) Comedy

    Hmm... not sure I really read anything that would classify as a comedy.

    9) Classic book

    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice. :D

    10) Non-fiction

    I don't recall it since I read it so long ago, but the biography of Pocahontas. I thought it was good.

    11) (Auto)Biography

    See above. :P

    12) Children's book

    Where the sidewalk ends. I don't know if that classifies as a children's book, but that book was awesome! Loved it!

    13) Stephen King book

    It. (?) I'm really not sure.

    14) Roald Dahl book

    James and the Giant Peach. :D (I had to look him up, I'm not too familiar with author names. XD)

    15) Shakespeare play

    Othello. :) I know some people are going to say the more popular ones like Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth, but Othello was the one for me. I love how he kinda goes crazy and accuses his wife of so much because of what he's heard and he kills her. Death is involved and that's a plus with me. :D Plus, I got to act in that one. :D Okay, so I acted in a few Shakespeare plays, but still....

    16) A blog

    Er... don't read them that much.

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    9 years ago

    1) Fantasy--Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

    2) Sci-fi--Ender's saga by Orson Scott Card

    3) Horror--The Shining by Stephen King

    4) Romance--Um, Nicholas Sparks, I guess?

    5) Mystery--Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie

    6) Historical Fiction--Don't read a lot of Historical Fiction, sorry.

    7) Realistic Fiction--Looking for Alaska by John Green

    8) Comedy--Galahad at Blandings by P.G. Wodehouse

    9) Classic book--Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    10) Non-fiction--In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences by Truman Capote

    11) (Auto)Biography--Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    12) Children's book--Charlotte's web by E.B. White

    13) Stephen King book--It

    14) Roald Dahl book--Matilda

    15) Shakespeare play--Macbeth

    16) A blog--How to write badly well

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  • 9 years ago

    1. J.K. Rowling

    2. Ray Bradbury

    3. Stephen King

    4. Nora Roberts

    5. Dean Koontz

    6. Laurie Halse Anderson

    7. Lucy Maud Montgomery

    8. Sherman Alexie

    9. To Kill A Mockingbird

    10, 11 and 16, I don't know.. =d

    12. The Cat in the Hat

    13. Carrie

    14. Matilda

    15. Othello

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