Book Recommendation (Authors list below)?

**keep in mind that i am a 16 y/o girl and leave a short sentence or two describing the book**

I only need one book but just recommend ones that I would like!

Allende, Isabelle

Anaya, Rudolfo

Brooks, Geraldine

Carver, Raymond

Diaz, Juno

Erdich, Louise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (not The Great Gatsby)

Gaines, Ernest

Hemingway, Ernest (not The Old Man and the Sea)

Jen, Gish

Jin, Ha

Kingsolver, Barbara

Kingston, Maxine

Lahiri, Jhuppa

Lee, Chang-Rae

McCarthy, Cormac

Momoday, N. Scott

Morrison, Toni (not Beloved)

O’Brien, Tim

Oates, Joyce Carol

Santiago, Esmeraldo

Steinbeck, John (not Of Mice and Men or East of Eden)

Tan, Amy

Vilasenor, Victor

Vonnegut, Kurt

Walker, Alice

Woolf, Tobias

Wright, Richard (not Black Boy)

6 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Some of these authors are far more readable than others. Some are a bit harder but tell a great story.

    If I were choosing for myself, I'd go with Kurt Vonnegut, either Sirens of Titan or Slaughterhouse Five. Biting social satire cloaked in absurdism. Funny as hell, very fast reads.

    My own runners-up, authors whose work(s) I've enjoyed, are Juno Diaz, Tim O'Brien, Joyce Carol Oates, John Steinbeck, and Amy Tan. Oh, and Ernest Gaines and Raymond Carver, if you like the sort of thing they write.

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    Oh man! SO many good authors on this list!

    Personal favourites would be Kurt Vonnegut, like the others said (Slaughterhouse 5 is my favourite), but also Jhumpa Lahiri (read The Namesake, and then watch the movie! It's a sad/sweet love story that spans several generations of an Indian-American family), or Cormac McCarthy (try The Road, which is really dark but gripping apocalyptic fiction, or No Country For Old Men, which is a combination of Western and Horror).

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  • 9 years ago

    You could get better answers if you could show a little more courtesy for asking for book suggestions.

    That's Jhumpa Lahiri not ''Hong
Lahiri, Jhuppa

    Try her book ''Interpreter of Maladies''

    Google search the summary yourself.

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  • Lisa
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Kurt Vonnegut

    This is not listed but Alexander Dumas.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Just type in three of your favorite authors into this site, it will give you some great suggestions:

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  • These are teen books!♥(may not suit your taste)

    Water for elephants(i think its a movie now)

    Wither-Lauren destefano

    Generation dead- daniel waters

    Possessed- Kate cann (Loved this book it also has a sequel consumed )

    Sarah Dessen books are good depending on your taste in books

    Bad girls dont die - Katie alender ( i loved this book and its sequel came out in june)

    The uglies series- Scott Westerfeld (Havent read this series yet but i heard they are really good.)

    the luxe series- Anna goodberson ( Still have to read these heard they are good)

    Harry Potter(LOVE HARRY POTTER!!)

    if i stay - Gayle forman( I am in love with this book and i read it over a year ago and i still remember every detail!)

    Remeber me - Christopher pike ( i liked it )

    Numbers - Rachel ward( its pretty good and has a sequel choas)

    Beastly- Alex Flinn

    Anything by s.e hinton. Like the outsiders, that was then this is now this author is an amazing author!

    Rampant-Diana peterfreund

    Ghostgirl series- Tonya hurley (these are really good)

    beautiful- Amy reed

    sea change ammiee freidman

    go ask alice- Anonymous

    Babe In Boyland by Jody Gehrman

    Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

    Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by AVI

    Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

    The Other Boy by Hailey Abbott

    The Fold by An Na

    Reality Chick by Lauren Barnholdt

    The Bridesmaid by Hailey Abbott

    Secrets Of My Suburban Life by Lauren Baratz- Logsted

    The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot (6 books)

    1.) Shadowland

    2.) Ninth Key

    3.) Reunion

    4.) Darkest Hour

    5.) Haunted

    6.) Twilight

    How To Be Popular by Meg Cabot

    Avalon High by Meg Cabot

    Jinx by Meg Cabot

    All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

    Wake by Lisa McMann

    Fade by Lisa McMann

    What's Hot by Caitlyn Davis

    Go Figure by Jo Edwards

    Falling From Fire by Teena Booth

    When It Happens by Susane Colastani

    Tourist Trap by Emma Harrison

    Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning

    The Princess & The Pauper by Kate Brian

    Zoe & Chloe On The Prowl by Sue Limb

    Fancy White Trash by Marjetta Geerling

    The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam

    13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

    Disenchanted Princess by Julie Linker

    Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

    Girl by Blake Nelson

    Gender Blender by Blake Nelson

    In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg

    If I Stay by Gayle Forman

    Giving Up The V by Serena Robar

    Good Girls by Laura Ruby

    Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

    Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

    Vibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan

    She's So Money by Cherry Cheva

    Does Snogging Count As Exercise? by Helen Salter

    Pool Boys by Erin Haft

    How Not To Spend your Senior Year by Cameron Dokey

    Caribbean Cruising by Rachel Hawthorne

    How To Take The Ex Out Of Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison

    A Certain Slant Of Light by Laura Whitcomb

    Beauty And The Bully by Andy Behrens

    The Trials of Kate Hope by Warwick Downing

    Frozen Fire by Tim Bowler

    Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer

    Picture Perfect by Catherine Clark

    Memoirs Of A Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin - Read My Lips by Teri J. Brown

    To Catch A Pirate by Jade Parker

    Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher

    I am number four- pittacus Lore

    iron fey series- julie kagawa

    Sorry its soo long and if i mention a few twice and hese are mostly teen books.☺

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