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Hi,

I'm Luna and I LOVE reading, but I don't know which books to read next... 

 

any recommendations? 

 

I like stuff like John Green, harry potter, the hunger games, but I also read adult books.

 

thanks!

 

DFTBA! 

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Hi Luna, 

I've just finished reading the Hunger Games trilogy! It was so awesome, I can't wait for the film. Also: have you ever read The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss? It is book 1 in a trilogy, book 2 is called The Wise Man's Fear and even though I do think book 3 has a title it has not been published yet. 

Anyway, I absolutely adore the series. I would tell you what it is about, but I find that kind of hard to do. No doubt there is a wikipedia page :-). Give it a shot! 

Any idea what I can read now that I've finished the Hunger Games? I started rereading Harry Potter, but I'd love to hear something new. Also (don't be shocked!) I haven't read any of John's books yet. Which one should I start with?

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Oh I would start with Looking for Alaska, but it doesn't really matter though 

I went to the public library yesterday and they didn't have any of John's books. But there's 9 libraries in town that I can go to with my card so hopefully they'll have some somewhere.

Went to the bookstore today and just bought Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance Of Katherines and The Fault in Our Stars. Read TFIOS first, I'd heard John read the first part of it on vlogbrothers, so I wanted to read the rest of it.... All I can say is: WOW. 

it's an awesome book right? i just loved it like WOW. I want to marry the book, no i'm serious.

do you have goodreads?

No I don't have goodreads, sorry I didn't see this before.

Hey, I've read the same stuff as you, and I reccommend that you read a series called 'His Dark Materials' if you haven't already. It's by Phillip Pullman, and it's fantasy but it's also very clever. If you like humour in your novels, I'd go for Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett. Both are hilarious and clever. The first is sci fi, and the other is more fantasy. I also love The Handmaid's Tale, which is a dystopian novel much like The Hunger Games, and its feminist so I highly advise you to try it. It's one of my all time favourites. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have some reccommendations too. :)

Hmmm.... Try The Book Thief. Its really good, although the writing style can be a bit hard to get used to. Its a beautiful novel, I love the imagery in it. :)

Hello there, I've read most of the same stuff as you (except John Green, which I now feel bad about) and I wanted to recommend some books I've read that you might like. I think you'd like the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I'm on the last book (there are five), and they're fantasy and a little romance. The first book is City of Bones (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls.) And Shine by Lauren Myracle. It's more mystery and not much fantasy, but it's an AMAZING book. So yeah. Hope I helped ya out with the books situation...

DFTBA!

One of the books I'm currently reading is Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Lamb is a comedic novel written by Christopher Moore. I thought the concept made for a good idea but it would probably end up being a poor story. However it was recommended to me so I bought it and its great. It's got to be one of the funniest novels I've read so far. I highly recommend it. It's a really silly book, brilliant stuff.

I also always have to recommend Kurt Vonnegut because he's the best author ever. Indisputable to be honest. It's hard to recommend a specific book because it seems that everyone has a different one. I think with him one of the first books you read ends up being your favorite just because it makes a bigger impact. Judging from John Green though I think there's a good chance you'll like him even though their writing styles are pretty different.

Anyways as a starting point The Sirens of Titan, Galapagos, Mother Night and Cat's Cradle have so far been my favorite.

Mother Night is John's favorite. I can't believe I remember that, it's been at least a year since he's said so in a video.

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie is a great book in my opinion. It mixes the history of India with the mystical powers of a boy born at the stroke of Midnight on the day of India's independence and how that telepathically interlinks him to hundreds of other 'Midnights Children'...it sounds quite childish, but its brilliantly and cleverly written.

The Sirens of Titan. by Kurt Vonnegut is just simply epic. Its all sciencey, yet magic and...yeah just awesome. You'll also learn long words like Chrono-Synclastic Infundibulum. So that's a bonus.

It seems I really need to get my hands on some Vonnegut. Also I've just been reading Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin! It rocked, I would recommend it to anyone. 

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