Which of these books would you recommend?

So this year for summer reading I have a big list of books that I can read. If anyone here has read any of these books and would recommend them, that would help me immensely :) I took out the ones I've already read.

-An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green

-Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

-The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein

-Bottled Up by Jaye Murray

-Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

-The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

-Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson

-Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

-Feed by M.T Anderson

-Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Oates

-Friday Night Lights by H.G Bissinger

-Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls

-Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

-The Hunt For The Red October by Tom Clancy

-The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

-The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by James Giblin

-Looking For Alaska by John Green

-Monster by Walter Dean Myers

-Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

-On the Devil’s Court by Carl Deuker

-Paper Towns by John Green

-Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

-Runner by Carl Deuker

-Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

-Slam! by Walter Dean Myers

-Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myer

-Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

-Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

-Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

-When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt

-Willow by Julia Hoban

-Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

-An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

-Anthem by Ayn Rand

-As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

-Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

-Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

-Breathing Underwater by Susan Bright

-The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder

-The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

-Call it Sleep by Henry Roth

-Color of Water by James McBride

-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

-Empire Falls by Richard Russo

-The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

-Go Tell it to the Mountain James Baldwin

-The Help by Kathryn Stockett

-The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

-The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

-The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

-A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul

-Into the Wild by John Krakauer

-Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

-I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

-Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

-Life of Pi by Yahn Martel

-The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

-The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

-Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

-Rabbit, Run by Nathanael West

-The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

-The Road by Cormac McCarthy

-Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

-The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel

-Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

-The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

-The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

-Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman

-Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

-The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

-Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

-Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

-Wide Sargasso by Sea Jean Rhys

-White Noise by Don Delillo

-Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

-Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

-Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

-A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

-A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway

-Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

-Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

-The Illiad by Homer

-It by Stephen King

-The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

-Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

-Native Son by Richard Wright

-The Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness by Emmuska Orczy

-Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

-To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

-Ulysses by James Joyce

-Walden by Henry David Thoreau

-We the Living by Ayn Rand

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  • 9 years ago
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    I'll comment on what I've read and what I want to read on your list

    -Angels and Demons by Dan Brown - entertaining

    -Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - I liked the whole HG series

    -The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown - Fun

    -The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - enjoyable

    -Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - loved

    -Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson - loved

    -The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon - loved

    -Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - want to read

    -Life of Pi by Yahn Martel - ditto

    -The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - ditto

    -The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards - Great

    -Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - haven't read but loved Virgin Suicides

    -The Road by Cormac McCarthy - want to read

    -The Time Machine by H.G. Wells - want to read

    -Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - just started. So far so good.

    -A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - want to read

    -The Illiad by Homer - want to read (just picked up in a thrift store!)

    -It by Stephen King - Great but The shining is better

    -The Jungle by Upton Sinclair - want to read

    -Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - a must read!

    -The Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness by Emmuska Orczy - want to read

    -Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse - want to read

    *edit The Illiad is badly written?? Maybe it's difficult to read, but there's good reason for that. End edit*

    Sorry there were more I want to read and haven't yet. Enjoy!

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    9 years ago

    My goodness that is quite a list. I didn't expect to see The Illiad of Homer on the same list as The Da Vinci Code. I would avoid the first as it's badly written and the latter as it is seriously hard going. Wally Lamb is a great writer so I'd recommend his work. The Curious Incident of the dog in the night time is a very simple read and will only take you an evening. Jekylll and Hyde is a wonderful book and there are lots of layers to it that you can study. I know why the caged bird sings is sad and wonderful and Catch 22 has a complelling narrator and is a good read. Lolita is a classic and you could watch the film afterwards to compare the two.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It would depend on what your taste in reading material is. I prefer mysteries, thrillers and contemporary fiction. Out of this list I would choose:

    -Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

    -Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

    -Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

    -Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

    -It by Stephen King

  • 9 years ago

    I would recommend: 1) Angels & Demons by Dan Brown > unlike the movie this is an excellent story with a racing plot..fast read with interesting points of religious history and the present.

    2) The Hunger Games/Catching Fire/Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins > This is a fantastic trilogy set in a future that is controlled by "The Capital." Utterly original Science Fiction/Fantasy...strong plot and a fast read.

    3) The Help by Kathryn Stockett > This is a good story that is set in the south in or around the 1950's-1960's....It is about a journalist wanting to hear from the other side of the black nannies used by her family and friends for generations.

    4) Catch-22 by Joesph Heller > You have to have a twisted sense of humor but this is a hilarious book. Set in WW1 era it is about the goings on at an air force base in Italy.

    Source(s): I have read these and love them
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  • 9 years ago

    -The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein (excellent - listen to the audio version for a real treat)

    -Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (the whole series is excellent)

    -Looking For Alaska by John Green (good book)

    -Mudbound by Hillary Jordan (I like the way it's told)

    -Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson (only if you want to cry)

    -You mean Breathing Under Water by Susan Bright (Breathing Underwater is by Alex Flinn)

    -The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Excellent - for a real treat listen to the audio version - 3 different readers that do a great job)

    -The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb (I disliked this book, it took me a month to read it and then I was mad the way it ended)

    -The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar (this was ok, wouldn't really recommend)

    -The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (only if you want to be upset)

    -The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (great)

    -Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck (oh no)

    -Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (excellent - listen to the audio for a real treat - 2 different readers one for young Jacob one for the older Jacob)

    -Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (excellent, long, a little slow in the middle, but then you will be able to answer the question Who is John Galt?)

    The Hunger Games / Catching Fire (1st 2 books in the series) - good reading, I liked them

  • 9 years ago

    It depends on what you like.

    But these are the ones that I like:

    It - Steven King

    Lord of the Rings

    A Farewell to ARms

    The Illiad

    The Time Machine

    The Hunger Games

    The Empire

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night (I'm reading this now)

    Dr. Jekyl and Dr. Heid (not sure if I spelled it right)

    But most of all I recommend Looking For Alaska. Everyone I know who has read it loved it (including me)

  • 9 years ago

    Finnegans Wake by James Joyce is a really tough one even for college. If you want a challenge, this is the way to go

  • The scarlet Pimpernel! This is my favorite book, and the 1982 version is my favorite movie! (you can even find it on youtube). This story has a little of everything; romance, adventure, suspense, mystery, and more! There is also an online recording of the book, so you could listen to it. It will keep you turning the pages! also, usually with a summer reading book, there is a project to go along with it. This book will leave you with endless options to do a fantastic project on, no matter what the project be...read this book! it's fantastic!

  • 9 years ago

    The Hunger Games is a really good book. It is very easy to read and will keep you turning pages. If you want something more challenging, I'd suggest Jane Eyre or Atlas Shrugged. Hope this helps! :)

  • The Hunger Games

    I know you dont have it on your list but the Percy JAckson and the Olympians books are surly worth a look, they are very good

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