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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 6 months ago

Looking for books to make me love reading again, suggestions?

I used to love reading, but havent found any books that I can get through lately. I'm open to any fiction genre, exept heavy fantasy or sci/fi. With heavy fantasy I mean books like lord of the rings etc, but I'm fine with "lighter" fantasy like the divergent series or dark matter by blake crouch.

Here are some of my favorite books:

- the catcher in the rye

- divergent

- dark matter

- orphan x

- a little life

- Gabriels inferno series

Suggestions?

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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The word for books like "Lord of the Rings" is high fantasy, not heavy.

    Have you tried any books by T Kingfisher - she writes some excellent fantasy?

    Have a look at "The Seventh Bride."

  • 6 months ago

    TITUS ANDRONICUS by shakespeare, is as good as any action-packed adventure fantasy on the movie screen today; for brutal murderous action and bloody revenge, it ranks high.

    • Tina
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      What in heaven's name is there in the play to attract someone who finds 'Lord of the Rings' heavy going?
      And has probably never willingly read a play script in his/her life.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    hi read by Paramahansa Yogananda

    The Autobiography of a Yogi is beautiful on the teachings of great masters of wisdom and joy

  • 6 months ago

    Try Terry Pratchett's Discworld books

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  • Joe
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    Try the reality fiction novel Blades by J. William Turner. If you like it try Dangerous Days by same author. Both novels are written as a series of four shorter novels inside the one cover

    • Tina
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Joe do you find this sort of thing ever sells a single copy?

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    The Great Divorce;

    Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians;

    Watership Down;

    Code of Conduct;

    The Code of the Woosters;

    The Master of Lucid Dreams;

    In a Sunburned Country.

    • Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      as people lighten somewhat their awareness in dream states. As such, the comparative accuracy of "Divorce" imho is helpful for those who are reading it, and some may retain some of its hope and faith after completing it. It is also very brief, and shows simple yet clear character development.

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Dominick Dunne "People Like Us".

    If you are open to any fiction genre, have you browsed the shelves at you local public library?

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    The Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld

    Beauty by Sheri S Tepper

    The Diviners series by Libba Bray

    The Newsflesh series by Mira Grant

    14 by Peter Clines

    Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

    The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey

    The Parasol Protectorate series or the Finishing School series by Gail Carriger

  • 6 months ago

    I agree with the first answer of Watership Down, and would like to add that if you like Catcher in the Rye and also light fantasy you may like Tamsin by Peter S Beagle.

  • 6 months ago

    Read Watership Down

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