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I Need To Read More Often (book suggestions)
« on: December 31, 2004, 01:47:40 pm »
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The kind of book genres I like are mostly in the fiction part. Adventure, fantasy, horror, suspense, drama, those kind of genres. Comedy would be interesting, but I doubt that many literature books out there I could read would actually be funny. Proove me wrong if you know some good books in that genre. I've read Misery by Stephen King, and I love that book. The White Tower seems good. It's an old one. I've read the Hobbit twice and not all of the trilogy, but I want to read the Silmarillion.
I thought maybe I'd read Lord of the Flies sometime. Any great book reccomendations?
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2004, 04:34:25 pm »
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hey, blue star!!!yey!!! i love reccomending books!!!hehe

Fantasy- Tamora Pierce
start with the Alanna quartet....
'alanna- the first adventure'etc

        these are AMAZING books...about Alanna, a girl who wants to be a night so disguises as a boy to go to knight school....has swords, magic, GUYS...everything you want, really!

Funny books-Louise Rennison
'angus, thongs, and full frontal snogging'
'nocked out by my nunga-nungas'
'dancing in my nuddy-pants'

        it's the diary of a teenage girl who lives in england and it is VERY funny..right from the first page!!! she messes about a lot with her friends and there are also loads of lads that she fancies, and load of hilarious incidents....very good books!! not very inteligent or literary, but great fun...
(if you live in america, im not sure if they're out there...they should be!!)

another good author i'd reccomend....
Daphne DuMaurier......specialises in sort of strange, spooky, wierd situations, like wierd unknown people who come to stay...

there was this programme in england 'the top 101 books' with loads of 'classic literature' like the kind of books that make you look real inteligent when you read them...hehe...like
Catch 22 (i tried, and failed but maybe you'll like it)
Wuthering Heights
Jane Eyre (very good)
and of couse HARRY POTTER!! hehe

i hope that's helped!!!!!! happy reading!! 
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2004, 04:34:48 pm »
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-Anything by Douglas Adams (espesially Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) for humor
-A Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger (A coming of age story about this kid named Holden.)
-Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (It's about the upper class in the 1920s)

If you want to weaird something weird...
-Anything by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Diary, etc)
-The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon (involves conspiracy, drugs, sex, and all that jazz)
-1984 by Orwell (this one's a bit tougher to get through, but well worth it).

Personally, I didn't like Jane Eyre though.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2004, 09:34:33 pm »
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Hmm, Lord of the Rings of course.  Although those were extremely hard for me.  If you like teenage books, Meg Cabot is very good.  Harry Potter of course.  The beginning of the fifth one makes me laugh my socks off.  But maybe that's just me.  I also love Egyptian books.  So any historical event you find fascinating, you could read up on.  For a spiritual book, I love Conversations with God.  Wonderful book.  Even if people think a fraud.  It still has some powerful messsages.

  Hope this helped.
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2004, 10:18:20 pm »
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Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry.  It's awsome, it's about Peter Pan before he became Pan, how he got his powers and such.  It's a really easy read, but it rules.

If you like Stephan King, check out The Talisman.  It's my favorite book in the world.  And if you haven't read It, it's good too.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2005, 01:32:33 pm »
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FANTASY/ ADVENTURE-
(5 books) the Lost Years of Merlin series by TA Barron
(8 books) Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda
(3 books) Shadowlands of Deltora series by Emily Rodda
(3 books so far...) Dragons of Deltora series by Emily Rodda
(6 books) Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix

HORROR/SUSPENCE-
'Being Dead' by Vivian Van Velde
'The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore' by Joan Lowery Nixon
'A Deadly Game of Magic' by Joan Lowery Nixon
'The Seance' by Joan Lowery Nixon
'After' by Francine Prose
'the Girl How Loved Tom Gordon' by Stephen King  (not the pop up book)

oh man, i'm drawing a blank./ if i get any other good books i'll post!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2005, 02:45:15 pm »
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  hey girl!  I LOVE recommending books! 

~ The Trickster - Tamora Pierce
~ The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - Avi
~ Midnight Magic - Avi
~ Ship of Fools - Katherine Anne Porter
~ The Talisman - Stephen King
~ The Dragon's Heart - Stephen King (never read this one, but heard fantastic things about it)
~ Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
~ The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
~ Across Five Aprils - Irene Hunt
~ The Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
~ The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong

I drew a blank, but there are plenty!  They're all incredible books.  Read away!  Have fun!
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2005, 10:24:19 pm »
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If you're looking for Fantasy, my recommendation would be The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint. I usually don't like Fantasy books, but this book was really good. It tells the story of Jilly Copercorn who was a victim of a hit and run. She's now paralyzed in a hospital (if I remember correctly) and she dreams of herself in another world where she is free -- a dream world she shares with her sister Raylene, who in the dream world is a wolf. Raylene is Jilly's younger sister, whom Jilly left because she was being abused, which left Raylene to be abused. The sisters eventually run into each other in the dream world. One sister doesn't want to share the dream world with her sister, and goes to extreme measures to have it for herself.

Another great book I'd suggest isn't Fantasy; it's a Mystery by Kevin O'brien. Actually, any book by Kevin O'brien is wonderful because he's a great writer that doesn't weigh you down with unnecessary detail. Out of all of his books, I'd recommend Left for Dead. It's very suspensful, and it tells the story of a woman who was left for dead (hence the title) and can't remember anything about her life. As her memory comes back piece by piece, she realizes she can't trust anyone especially those who tried to help her. Her life is in danger because she's the only one who has seen the killer, though she can't remember who it was.
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2005, 11:30:58 am »
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You've gotten some good suggestions thus far. However, if you want to read some funny books, I recommend anything by Sophie Kinsella.
She has a series of books called Confessions of a Shopaholic - and they are hilarious. The books in the series are #1 Confessions of a Shopaholic, #2 Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, #3 Shopaholic Ties the Knot, and #4 Shopaholic and Sister. They are great.

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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2005, 01:42:52 pm »
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Thanks, you guys have all really helped! I really like the sound of both of Tigerlily's suggestions, they sound like really good books to read. Thanks a lot! Anybody can post more suggestions for me if they want to.
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2005, 08:53:54 am »
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just one more book i have to reccomend. The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer.  this book is so good. it is about this clone and it is just so good.
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2005, 10:44:44 am »
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Please PLEASE read Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes.  It's an amazing book, very moving.

OOOh, and The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster is funny!!!
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2005, 10:06:27 am »
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Here are my suggestions:

His Dark materials, by Philip Pullman
Seven Waters Triology, by Juliet Marillier
Wolfskin, by Julliet Marillier
Foxmask, by Julliet Marillier
The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley (and other books of her)
Harry Potter, by JK Rowlling
Les Miserables, by Vitor Hugo
The Rule of Four, by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
Chocolat, by Joanne Harris (all her books)
The Princess Diaries, by Meg Cabbot

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You've gotten some good suggestions thus far. However, if you want to read some funny books, I recommend anything by Sophie Kinsella.
She has a series of books called Confessions of a Shopaholic - and they are hilarious. The books in the series are #1 Confessions of a Shopaholic, #2 Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, #3 Shopaholic Ties the Knot, and #4 Shopaholic and Sister. They are great.

ditto!

I hope my suggestions are of some use
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2005, 12:40:22 pm »
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www.freewebs.com/evravonbuzzgirl has some book reviews. Don't laugh at the site though- I made it from contribtions of random internet people a couple of summers back, and now it only gets dragged out when people ask a question like this!

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Quote from: Blue Star on December 31, 2004, 01:47:40 pm   

The kind of book genres I like are mostly in the fiction part. Adventure, fantasy, horror, suspense, drama, those kind of genres. Comedy would be interesting, but I doubt that many literature books out there I could read would actually be funny. Proove me wrong if you know some good books in that genre. I've read Misery by Stephen King, and I love that book. The White Tower seems good. It's an old one. I've read the Hobbit twice and not all of the trilogy, but I want to read the Silmarillion.
I thought maybe I'd read Lord of the Flies sometime. Any great book reccomendations?
I`d strongly reccomend you 'THe arch of triumph' by Remark.My fav.book ever.And also 'hotel shanhai' by Vikki Bawm and 'The young lions' by U.Show.All these I think are lovely books indeed. 
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