recommend Books to read for 17 year old boy?

I was just looking for some recommendations on some books or authors that are worth having a look at. I'm 17, don't really have a genre in mind. Please don't say hunger games or twilight. anyway, thanks in advance.

13 Answers

Relevance
  • Favorite Answer

    A Monster Calls - Patrick Neiss

    A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

    And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie

    Animal Farm - George Orwell

    ANY books by Cornelia Funke should be great for Percy Jackson/Harry Potter fans. :)

    Brother Grimm - Craig Russell

    Cirque Du Freak Series - Darren Shan

    Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

    Eragon Series - Christopher Paolini

    Game of Thrones - George Martin

    His Dark Materials Series - Philip Pullman

    Perfume: the Story of a Murderer - Patrick Suskind

    Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chobsky

    Ready Player One - Ernest Cline

    The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonasson

    The Catcher of the Rye - J.D. Salinger

    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

    The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman

    The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald

    The House of Silk - Anthony Horowitz

    The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

    The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    The Road - Cormac McCarthy

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Mirza
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Depends whether he already has the habit of reading, or whether you want to encourage him (or you?) to start. I believe that at seventeen, a boy (or girl) should be reading the classics. I was; but that was back before mobile phones and the internet had been invented. Fantasy might be a good genre: Tolkien or Jordan or Martin - though the sheer length of some of these might daunt some. Fantasy of a lesser length (and damn funny to boot) can be found in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Adventure is another promising genre. Tom Clancy or similar - or Andy McNab (whose Bravo Two Xero - a true(ish) memoir of the first Gulf War - proved popular). Horror is out there, too. H P Lovecraft''s short stories are first class - and they have the bonus of stretching the vocabulary of today's teenager.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Athena
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Try some of the classics.

    Read The Cont of Monte Cristo.

    Read The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.

    Read the adventure stories by Clive Cussler.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 7 years ago

    Walking Disaster - Jamie Mcguire

    Beautiful Disaster - Jamie Mcguire

    If you like fantasy, read the series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. It's pretty good.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 7 years ago

    The Long Walk, Stephen King

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Long-Walk-Stephen-King/d...

    The Donovan Creed series, by John Locke, is really good. It's about a former CIA assassin who is now a hired gun. He kills people for money, yet he is a very likable character. Awesome series! Here is the list in chronological order, although they can be read out of order and you'll still understand what's going on. I read 'Wish List' first, not knowing it was part of a series.

    http://www.amazon.com/Lockes-Donovan-Creed-chronol...

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 7 years ago

    Try the Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind. It is fantasy, but really good.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 7 years ago

    Gardens and the Warrior of Heaven. The first Aspiritual book of it's kind.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Lord of the rings - J.R.R Tolkien

    Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

    Those are my favourite books.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 7 years ago

    Be a bit more specific, like what genre of books does he like?

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    One second after. It's about an emp going off and how a man and his town survives. It's really good.

    Source(s): Read it. 18 year old male
    • Login to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.