Any good books to read?
Can somebody suggest any new good books to read?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
The Abhorsen series by Garth Nix
Sabriel's father is the Abhorsen, a sort of reverse necromancer who lays the undead back to quiet death. He travels the lands of the Old Kingdom, where magic and supernatural creatures still exist, while Sabriel stays safe at boarding school. That is, until a spirit bearing her father's tools arrives in Sabriel's room one night. Suddenly, Sabriel must cope with becoming the next Abhorsen, finding her father, and facing the dark powers that have imprisoned him.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
When boring office-drone Richard Mayhew stumbles across a terrified, ragged, bloody girl, he does the only decent thing and stops to help her. However, he quickly realizes that helping her means far more than a bath and a band-aid and soon he finds himself pulled along into a magical underworld of London, pursued by shadowing figures and aided by fantastical allies.
The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
Following the story of a young boy, orphaned when his parents are murdered by demons, who makes his way in the world on wits, cunning, and a growing talent for magic. I love this series because as often as his quick mouth and fabulous plans get him out of tight scrapes, they're also just as likely to get him out of the frying pan and into the fire.
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (and sequels) by Laurie R. King
-Its 1915, WWI is tearing apart England and Sherlock Holmes, retired from his life from detective work, comes face to face with 15 year old Mary Russel, a quick witted, independent minded feminist who has the same gift for deduction.
Biting the Sun by Tanith Lee
In a world where death means being instantly transported into a new body that you design and adolescents are encouraged to spend their time being brainlessly irresponsible, one girl searches for a way out.
Also for a younger audience (maybe 12-16) are Tamora Pierces books. Again though, they're extremely well written and worth reading if you haven't already come across them:
"Song of the Lioness Quartet" -follows the story of Alanna, who disguises herself as a boy in order to become a knight and ends up saving the Kingdom from an evil sorcerer trying to usurp the throne.
"Protector of the Small Quartet -Many years after Alanna won her knighthood, Keladry sets out to follow in the great woman's footsteps, this time openly as a female.
"The Immortals Quartet" -For years she thought she was mad, but Daine discovers that her madness is just a rare magic that allows her to talk to animals.
"Tricksters series" -Aly, Alanna's daughter, has a gift for spying more than a gift for fighting like her mother. When she is whisked away on a slave ship to a foreign land, her gifts come in useful.
"Provost's Dog series" -Long before Alanna's time, Beka Cooper keeps the streets of the city safe walking the Watchman's beat and solving crimes using her unique "Sight"
"Circle of Magic Quartet" -Four orphaned youngsters are brought to the Circle Temple where they learn to harness that magical gifts that have made their lives miserable.
"The Circle Opens Quartet" -The Four from the Circle of Magic start their journeys, finding new students along the way.
- Anonymous8 years ago
These are a mix of some of my favourite books and ones that I would recommend to anyone:
- Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
- The Earthsea series by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Wintercraft series by Jenna Burtenshaw
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- A Series of Unfortunate Events (13 books) by Lemony Snicket
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- The Diary of Anne Frank
- Otto and the Flying Twins by Charlotte Haptie
- The Spud series by John Van De Ruit
- eisenhauerLv 44 years ago
a number of those are from lady perspectives, some may be a splash "girly female" to your liking yet others could desire to be ok. i've got left the two style on and you may choose. Meryll of the Stone (Brian Caswell) Picnic at putting Rock (Joan Lindsay) Stranger with my face (Lois Duncan) enjoying Beattie Bow (Ruth Parks) My Sister Sif (Ruth Parks) Hitch hikers handbook to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) Holes (Louis Sachar) Lord of the jewelry / The Hobbit Eragorn trilogy Narnia The Golden Compass Interview with a Vampire (Anne Rice) Requiem for a Princess (Ruth M Arthur) finding for Alibrandi (Melina Marchetta) Angels Gate (Gary team) Sisterhood of the traveling Pants Pelican's Creek (Maureen Pople) The Diary of Anne Frank To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) The Shiralee (Dárcy Niland) Into the Wild (John Krakauer) Chocolat (Joanne Harris) Harp interior the South; detrimental guy's Orange; Missus (Trilogy by skill of Ruth Parks) the place the middle is (Billie Letts) My place (Sally Morgan) Little women (Louisa could Alcott) Rebecca (Daphne De Maurier) the three Muskateers (Alexandre Dumas) something by skill of the Bronte sisters or Jane Austen in spite of you do don’t run The December Boys (Robert Noonan)
- arstart2000Lv 48 years ago
If Western Historical Fiction is of interest to you then you can check this out by reading a chapter online.
Readers give it 5 stars and report it is one of those "couldn't put it down" books.
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- Anonymous8 years ago
And only to deceive by Tasha Alexander
If you like mystery and suspense in the victorian era
- Anonymous8 years ago