I am looking for some books to read. currently i have been rereading all of the books on my bookshelves and today i finished my last book. I was wondering if you guys had any book suggestions?
so far on my shelves i have:
the whole Harry potter series (X2)
How angle Peterson got his name
White bird in a blizzard
Out of the dust
The Anne frank diary
A hopeless romantic
Light house horrors
The book of bunny suicides
looking for Alaska
The twilight series
can you guys give me any really good books to read. i read just about any genre. I would appreciate it! And No book hating please. to me any book is a good book.
"Geektastic" a collection of short stories edited by holly black and someone else whose name escapes me at the moment
"Anansi Boys" by Neil Gaiman
"Wake" and "Fade" by Lisa McMann
"Devilish" and "13 Little Blue Envelopes" by Maureen Johnson
"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" by Hagaru Tanigawa
These are some on my favorites I've read this year, I hope you enjoy them if you have not already =)
The Kite Runner
The Book Thief
The Hunger Games
The Great Gatsby
The Catcher and in the Rye
Night World (theres 3 volumes, I've only read 2 though)
Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes
The Bermudz Triangle
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed By Our Families (this ones really sad, but its still a really good book)
Pride and Prejudice
I could give you more, but I think that enough for now.
The Princess Bride - Kind of like Ella Enchanted, super funny
The Host - by Stephanie Meyers, I enjoyed it more than the Twilight series
Tarzan of the Apes - great adventure story, different from the Disney version, definitely more adult (i.e., violent)
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, All Charles Dickens - if you like classics
Let it Snow - Johns collab book, I enjoyed it SO much, and it will keep you cool in the summer ;)
I hope this helps! Good luck filling up your book shelf - I seem to have the opposite problem at my house....
The Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. It's about a world were books are important, so important that Thursday Next the protagonist is employed as a Literacy Detective as part of the Special Operations Network; so she and her department deal with all book related police work. This all takes place in a world were Crocet is an international competetive sport to rival Football/Soccer, Mammoth and Dodos have been brought back to life, there are vampires and werewolves. But the key part of the series comes from the fact that it is possible to enter books and there is a world with its own society within fiction.
Demian, by Hermann Hesse. If you're open-minded, it will turn your world-view on its head, at the least it will give you an understanding of what it's like to be a loner- and if you are, it will launch you into a journey of self discovery. I can't stress how profound a book this is.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez- it reads somewhat like a fairy tale. It has romance, drama, death, afterlife, existentialism, possibly anything you could ever look for in a book. It can warm your heart, and it can break it.
If you like One Hundred Years, check out Love in the Time of Cholera next, it's by the same author. The style is obviously very similar, but it's far more romance-oriented, so if you're into that kind of thing you will find it absolutely beautiful. If you aren't, it will get you into that kind of thing.
I do hope you at least read the first two. They have both, at some point or another, defined a key period of my life, and for that I will be eternally grateful.
-"Freakonomics" by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt (non-fiction, very interesting, great if you need/want weird statistics)
-"Blink," "The Tipping Point," and "Outliers," by Malcolm Gladwell (same idea as above, author has amazing hair)
-"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Jane Austen with Seth Grahame-Smith (it's just bizarre, in that really great way)
-"A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon (because it's GOOD)
-Any and all books by Markus Zusak, specifically "The Book Thief" and "I Am The Messenger"
-Someone already mentioned Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and I also suggest "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," which is chock-full of enjoyable literary technique and is less than 200 pages
-"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck (it is the only Steinbeck I willingly own, because the rest is annoying to me)
-A nice Shakespeare anthology; the Sparknotes one is brilliant, but the pages are Biblically thin, if you tend to rip things (like me--oops).
-I also highly recommend owning biographies of your heroes or of people you find fascinating; they're great resources in general and usually a blast to read, and there's about a million of them in any given bookstore.