So, I'm sure about a million of these threads have been made, but I need suggestions for books, if you'd please?
I am really open for any book. I have a library card, a large library and enough time to spare! So, any suggestions are very welcome. :D
A long way gone by Ishmael Beah.
It's quite dark, but it really made me think.
Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat. It's hilarious and might just change the way you see wolves.
Well, what type of book are you looking for? There are so many options!!! For example if you were looking for a western fantasy book, I would recommend A song of Fire and Ice by George RR Martin, or the Belgariad Series by David Eddings. Or maybe you were looking for more sci-fy then I would be recommending you Ender's Game/Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card, or Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein. Perhaps if you were looking for a court-room drama I would point you in the direction of John Grisham, or horror were more your cup of tea I could suggest the works of Poe or perhaps Stephen King. If you wanted a graphic novel I would recommend the Scott Pilgrim series, or maybe Watchmen. Even if you were looking for something educational, there's always A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.
Just saying...specificity FTW. Have fun! :)
a trilogy (i think it's a trilogy) by Ally condie. I read the first one a couple of years ago and it is so good! It starts with Matched and then Crossed and Reached.
I just finished an amazing book called The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. If you are at all in to Fantasy READ IT. It's so good. It is marketed as a children's book but reading it as an adult is a treat.
Finnikin of the Rock and it’s sequels Froi of the Exiles and Quintana of Charyn are pretty good. (I’m only thinking about those because I just finished reading them). It’s fantasy but not he kind that really goes out of its way to make it really obvious and tiring that you are reading a fantasy book. Dark fantasy I guess you’d call it.
I'd suggest some good ol' fashioned Shakespeare.
Well there are sooo many options, realisitc fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, and it also depends on what reading level you arre on and all that stuff but some of my favorite books are:
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky- this book is fantastic it really lives up to it's hype. Its is a realistic fiction novel set in 1991 staring charlie who writes letters to a girl that he met at a party. You don't know what Charlie's last name is, where he lives, who he's writing to. It is also very interesting because he never tells you the name of his siblings he just refers to them as my brother or my sister. This book will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. If you are interested in seeing the movie I suggest reading the book before because if you watch the movie first the book will be completely ruined. It really makes you think about life. I think it changes you.
2. Unwind by Neal Shusterman - Unwind is a sci-fi series about a futuristic world where when parents can decide to Unwind their child when they are 13-18. Unwinding is a process that separates all of the body parts. When you are unwound you are still alive just in a "divided state". The novel follows three kids: Conner, Rosa, and Lev; the novel shows how Unwinding affected their life and how it affected their lives. This book is amazing! I highly recommend it. It will keep you reading until three in the morning. Neal Shusterman is one of my favorite authors and he is a very talented writer. The second book in this series is Unstrung.
Books that I recommend to not read:
1. Maximum Ride(Nevermore)- I used to be a huge Maximum Ride fan I loved the books. But now I really hate that series for many good reasons. My main reason is because the last book sucked. The other books were fairly good, but if you want to avoid a pathetically disappointing conclusion novel then don't read this series. The last book Nevermore is supposed to be an action/adventure novel, but it was mainly about whether she should choose Fang or Dylan. Don't get me wrong, I love love triangles but this was an overkill on the whole idea of it. They threw i a few action scenes just to throw it in their. The plot was just absolutely horrible. There were things that were mentioned in the middle of the book but it wasn't followed up later which made things very confusing. And the people that were supposed to be some of the main characters were barley mentioned because of the whole love triangle. And the end of the world was very short and James Patterson could have elaborated on it more since that is what the whole book is supposed to be about. The whole thing was very confusing, even if you did read alll of the books before Nevermore you would be just as confused as someone that only read the last book. Judging by James Patterson's quality of writing in this last novel, It seemed as if he just wanted to finish the series and didn't put any effort into creating a good conclusion to The Maximum Ride series.
The Hummingbird's Daughter by Louis Alberto Urrea. It's a historical novel bout this young bastard daughter of a rich Spanish ranchero owner. She is taken under the wing of an Indian shaman woman and becomes a patron Saint of Mexican rebels.
Do you prefer Young Adult or Adult, non fiction or fiction, and what genres?
I can link you to my goodreads account. I have a lot of books tagged to read and I have some reviews up you may find helpful in picking out something to read :)
I pretty much live on GoodReads. It makes it really easy to find other books related to genres you like, and makes it easy to locate them for purchase.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Both have recently became movies, even though each book is possibly at least a decade old. If you haven't seen the movies yet, then I would suggest reading the books first.
Then there's these books:
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Eragon by Christopher Paolini