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!

Update:

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.

Update 2:

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. :)

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  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    These are greeeat!

    Evermore by Alyson Noel (#1)

    Blue Moon by Alyson Noel (#2)

    Shadowland by ALyson Noel (#3)

    annddd

    Dark Flame by ALyson Noel(#4)

    Also

    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- Guyaholic

    Source(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.
  • 9 years ago

    If you want tons of great reading lists on types of books or books for your age group go to the website

    http://www.goodreads.com/

    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.

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    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

    www.librivox.org

    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 books

    Source(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. caileanm2009@hotmail.co.uk
  • Anonymous
    9 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 :)

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