Any suggestions for a book?
Alright, I have been desperate for things to read lately, and I have absolutely no idea.
I have read and LOVED
The Mortal Instruments series, Cassandra Clare,
Inkheart series, Cornelia Funke (as well as Thief Lord)
The Vampire Academy series, Richelle Mead,
The Uglies series, Scott Westerfeld,
The Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins
I've also read most of Scott's stuff, Harry Potter (of course), am planning to read Clockwork Angel. I've read Twilight, and it wasn't my favorite book in the world.
I'm not obsessed with vampires, but I will read a book with them if it is good.
I'm not a huge fan of sappy love stories, though I have read and enjoyed several Nicholas Sparks books.
I like John Grisham books, but right now, I'm looking for things more like the first four series mentioned (not plot wise, just style wise).
I would prefer the books to be pretty long because I read fast, and please nothing with incredibly classical, difficult to read language (I.e., Dickens, Shakespeare, etc)
Sorry for the specific criteria, and thanks for the help!
Oh, I've also read the Reckoning, Kelly Armstrong, and yes, I have read The City of Ember, and all the follow ups, they were really good.
Also, I have nothing against the classics, and I have read a couple and enjoyed them. It's just that it takes some effort on my part, and though I know this is me being lazy, it's just not what I'm in the mood for right now. :)
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
These are greeeat!
Evermore by Alyson Noel (#1)
Blue Moon by Alyson Noel (#2)
Shadowland by ALyson Noel (#3)
Dark Flame by ALyson Noel(#4)
Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer
If I stay by Gayle Forman
Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles
Forget You by Echols, Jennifer
Don't Die, My Love by Lurlene McDaniel
One Lonely Degree Kelly C. K. Martin
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June by Robin Benway
The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedman
The Principles of Love by Emily Franklin
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Hen
AND ROMANCE BOOKS that were goood! :)
Sara Dessen- Dreamland
Sara Dessen- Along for the Ride
Sara Zarr- Story of a girl (IT WAS AWESOME!)
Susane Colasanti- When it happens
Elizebeath Scott- Stealing Heaven
Sarah Ockler- Twenty Boy Summer (THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!! lol)
Sarah Dessen- Someone Like You
Elizebeath Scott- Bloom
Carolyn Mackler- GuyaholicSource(s): read them all and loved them! :) have fun reading.
- 9 years ago
That sounds a LOT like the books I've read!
Have you looked into the City of Ember, sequel is People of Sparks (pretty sure of the names), and there's a third. They're pretty short but good, a post-apocalyptic thing, and there are more than one.
So you've read Peeps and the Last Days? My sister said The Host by Stephanie Meyer (Twilight author) was good, although I haven't read it. It's totally different plot than Twilight, but I'm guessing her style would be the same, if that's what you didn't like about Twilight.
ALL of John Green's books. An Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns... They're amazing young adult books, and while they're different from your taste, I can't imagine you NOT liking them.
I've just started reading Time Traveler's Wife. It's totally different, but I'm liking it a lot, and it's interesting and really makes you think. It seems like a paradox to me. Really confusing, but that's why I like it!Source(s): Personal experience.
- Olive SorceressLv 79 years ago
If you want tons of great reading lists on types of books or books for your age group go to the website
paste the link I gave you above into your browser
click the explore tab
scroll down a bit to the genre tags and select what appeals to you
The lists are created by contributors who rate the books. At this site, you can pick science fiction and then get more specific lists like books that deal with time travel or aliens or robots.
They have young adult selections but the grown up stuff will probably suit you also.
Now the second problem: understanding Dickens and Shakespeare. Your reading list clearly indicates you are well beyond entry-level adult reading. I can understand if you don't want to read those classics. Here's my suggestion: listen to the audio of the book as you read it.
To get free audio down loads of the major classics, you can download them from your public library (for a designated period of time) or go to
for FREE, keep it permanently downloads of the classics written before 1927 and recorded by the very talented, generous volunteers who donate their time to librivox.org. They read fun classics too like Tarzan and the Prisoner of Zenda. Try Oliver Twist by Dickens, please. You'll love it.
- 9 years ago
The Darren Shan saga. Best books I've ever read to this day. I'm 18 and I read them when I was 10. About vampires, you won't be disappointed. Read the first book: Cirque Du Freak.
(Dissociate the modern cirque du freak movie from the books, the movie was terrible.)Source(s): Over a decade of reading
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- 9 years ago
Looking for Alaska, by John Green
- 9 years ago
Try dragon spell it's a first in long line of booksSource(s): Here this is my email if you what to get back to me and can recommend more books to you. Becose it looks like we both like the same type of books. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anonymous9 years ago
if you like nicholas sparks, then i would recommend richard paul evans books. they're pretty similar readings, but they aren't super lovey dovey :)