Anyone have any good suggestions for books to read...

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Apr 24, 2007, 2:01 pm

because I've been home sick all this week and I need some more suggestions from people due to the fact that I've read all the book I own....So if you can post any suggestions that would be much appreciated.

Apr 24, 2007, 2:05 pm

Well, I could give you a whole long list of recommendations. Is there any specific genre, or anything and everything?

Apr 24, 2007, 2:57 pm

At your age, I think Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass might be a good one. Adults read it, too. At the same time, I see you have some classics cataloged, and would maybe like some of the humor in Jasper Fforde's books. If you read his Thursday Next series, begin with The Eyre Affair. For his Jack Spratt Nursery Crime series, begin with The Big Over Easy. This guy's my favorite author!

Apr 24, 2007, 4:46 pm

Hmm...well, it depends on what you've read and what you like to read. I took a look at your catalogue, and it looks like we might have differing tastes when it comes to books, but that's can do what you like with this list!

Personally, I'm a huge horror/thriller fan (think Stephen King, Michael Crichton, etc.), so I don't know if you want to go that route. But if you do, I highly recommend these novels (along with a few other non-thriller novels):

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton
The Shining - Stephen King
Night Shift - Stephen King
Interview With the Vampire - Anne Rice
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Again, I totally understand if you don't want to go the route of the thriller novel, but if you're looking for a book that will keep you hooked from page one, Michael Crichton is your man. Interview With the Vampire (if you haven't read it yet) is absolutely's a good book if you have a lot of time on your hands because it really requires the reader's full attention. I have no idea if you've read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or not, but it seems to go along with some of the books you already have catalogued. And if you want to go with some "classic" literature, I recommend To Kill a Mockingbird (simply because it's such a well written and enjoyable novel) and Les Miserables...but if you want to read Les Mis, I suggest going for the abridged version! 500+ pages should keep you busy enough! Lord of the Flies and Fahrenheit 451 are interesting psychological novels...and good if you need a short read. And A Prayer for Owen Meany is simply amazing. The characters are incredibly believable and the way everything fits together at the end of the novel is extremely satisfying.

Hopefully this list will be of some use to you!

Apr 24, 2007, 5:11 pm

I'm reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time right now. I highly reccommend it. =)

Apr 24, 2007, 5:21 pm

Coloradogirl already took a lot of my suggestions, but no hard feelings ;-)

You could pick up almost anything of Mark Twain's and be amused. I'd really recommend The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Once you get used to the colloquialisms of the Deep South, it's wonderful. I often found myself talking to my book or getting emotional (normally cheering Huck on) over the novel. To Kill a Mockingbird had the same effect on me.

Apr 24, 2007, 5:29 pm

Hi, I am a younger teenager just to let you know about the level of books I read althogh I don't really read teen books I think they're mostly dukmb. But anyway my favorite books ever are this series by Mark Helprin the first one is called swan lake, it's about this girl and her life and some of her best friends. If I told you to much more it would give away to much about the book. It like the greatest series ever though!!! If you want a longer book try the hunt for red october by tom clancy (the movie is good too.)

May 10, 2007, 11:42 pm

Hi there!
Here is one sugestion. The Time Traveler's wife by Audrey Niffenegger