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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 8 years ago

Which of these books do you recommend?

There are probably many of questions like this out there, but I was given a list of books to chose from by my Language Arts teacher for me to read one over spring break (which starts after tomorrow for those who think I'm procrastinating), and I'm asking for recommendations, or even if you have enjoyed any of these books. I'm an avid reader myself, and don't mind reading specific titles for school, but I really don't want to get stuck reading a dull book.

As far as I what I like, I enjoy books with characters that you can relate to, plot that builds in suspense over time, and books that don't have ridiculous amount of filler that go on and on about something, especially metaphors. I'm not too concerned on book difficulty, leave that for me to figure out. Also, not worried about book length either, as length doesn't mean difficulty.

Here's the list:

Beloved by Toni Morrison.

Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

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

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines

Giants in the Earth by Ole E. Rolvaag

The Good Earth by Pear S. Buck

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch

House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

How Green was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Illiad by Homer

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

O Pioneers by Willa Cather

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Wuthering Heigths by Emily Bronte

So, what do you guys think?

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    The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

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

    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Personal Fav)

    House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (Just read, TERRIBLE)

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (Quite long, haven't read)

    The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    If I had a choice to choose a book and read it, I would chose lliad by Homer. It's a Greek myth which really gets my attention. There's also Les Miserables which is told from the wicked witch's point of view in the Wizard of Oz. It's even a musical. If you are into poetry, you should read I know why the caged bird sings. I'm pretty sure it's a book of poems which are really good. I read one and it was deep. These are books I choose, but you should see which one fits your interest.

    Source(s): I'm an avid reader too.
  • 8 years ago

    House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Try reading the opening chapter from each of these:

    The Good Earth,

    House of Mirth, and

    O Pioneers,

    and make your decision.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Wuthering Heights. It's such a sad book. It's chronicles the decension of character. Good book!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    yeah. the booklet thief is approximately a woman in germany for the period of global conflict 2. she is an orphan who lives with foster mum and dad, and her foster mum and dad are hiding a jew of their basement. it's narrated through loss of life (kind of a grim reaper factor, however no longer horrifying, truthfully a lovely cool man).

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