I need something to read. I was so desperate last week I read my daughter's Twilight series (all four books). They were not the best, but better than nothing.
I like Non-Fiction and Fiction. Not big into Science Fiction. I like to get lost in books.
Hi! I'm making my way through Time Magazine's 100 best novels (the list is subjective). I've just finished "Atonement" by Ian McEwan, "Lucky Jim" by Kingsley Amis, and "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner - all of which were very good. I'm on to "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller. Google the list...it should give you some good ideas. Happy reading!
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Poetry from 75,695 books
I love the Kural by Tiruvalluvar, The Glass Bead Game-Hermann Hesse and Book Of Mirdad -Mikhael Naimvy
Following is an amazing short book and can be downloaded.
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Hi i just joined about a week ago. I dont much about Hubbing but am trying to learn. I will like to recommend a book like Da Vinci Code. You will definitely enjoy it.
Princess Sultana's books by Jean Sasson. About the life of a true princess of the Royal family in Saudi Arabia. They are great true to life books about lives and the trials that women face today in the middle east.
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover is very thought provoking. It's about the life of a woman whose family didn't believe in education, and brought her up in a mix of ignorance and pretend "home schooling" thrown in. The Father was bipolar and the rest of the family pretended to be very God loving people, but were very abusive to their numerous children and never had much time for them. It's not an easy book to read, but is well worth the read.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I am sure you will enjoy reading it.
Pat Conroy's "South of Broad"
Richard Russo's "That Old Cape Magic"
Jim Fergus "One Thousand White Women"
Goolrick's "The Reliable Wife"
Kim Edwards "The Memory Keeper's Daughter"
Arundhati Roy "The God of Small Things"
Banana Yoshimoto "Kitchen"
Haruki Murakami "Kafka on the Shore"
I'm currently reading "Happiness" by Will Ferguson. I just started reading that today. It's good so far.
René Guénon - Metaphysics
But prepare for getting totally crazy.
I don't care what anyone thinks...The Harry Potter Series is great for kids of ALL AGES. It's simply pure fun.
If you're looking for more of an adult book, I recommend, "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coehlo
"Rose Madder" by Stephen King
"The Stand" by Stephen King
"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy (the movie's coming out soon)
I got a few more, but I'd suggest these first!
I'm writing a list for an Amazon order, keep them coming.
I've read the Stephen King books and "The Memory Keeper's Daughter".
I don't know why, but I can't bring myself to read the Harry Potter series.
I think it's a lot of time to invest in kids books. But I did loved all of the HP movies.
I highly recommend it. You'll plow right through it! One of the best things about the book is that you actually SEE Harry maturing, especially psychologically. I can't post it, but I did write a hub on Harry Potter. If anything else, please take a peek!
I think my daughter could quote back all the books to me. She has read the series at least seven times LOL. She is actually packing them to take to college ???
Jane--I have probably read the HP series seven times, lol, and I'm 50! A few years ago, my then-teenage son begged me to read at least one--I kept saying no--those are kids' books--I wouldn't enjoy them...finally, though, I caved, and was hooked by the second page, lol...
And definitely read dohn's HP hub--it's terrific!
Stop the World I Need to Pee by Cindy Vine, one of our fine hubbers.
The Shack - William P Young.
Enjoyed that one. Reading another couple by Valerio Massimo Manfredi now.
Basically anything by Kurt Vonnegut. The Sirens of Titan and God Bless You Mr. Rosewater were two of my personal favorites. Also Mark Twain, especially his short stories and essays. These two guys are classic authors and they have plenty of excellent work beyond their more well-known publications.
Just for the record though, I also found the Harry Potter series immensely enjoyable.
Any books by John Saul, Iris Johnson, and Dean Koontz! I totally recommend their books. they are definitely intersting and fun to read.
I agree--terrific authors here, too! But possibly crazd means Iris "Johansen", instead of "Johnson"? Maybe not, but that is the one I'm familiar with!
Don't want to blow my own trumpet, but I did write a hub about 10 books, or series of books, that I really enjoy and would recommend. Have a look if you fancy it?
Well it's good to see you London Girl. Where have you been! Was wondering if I missed your flounce.
I don't know if comedy but I love Sophie Kinsella, all of her books. She really gets you into the characters heads. She wrote the shopaholic series and other great books.
The Shack is really good! What about the old classics - One Flew over the Cuckoos nest - Brave New World - Nineteen Eighty Four etc.
I'm also a huge HArry Potter fan - they are good too!
You don't like Sci-fi - but what about Lord of the Rings - if you can get past the first 100 pages that is!
there are so many good books. BBC has a list of the 100 most popular books (2003) which is a great start!
Here are some of my favorites:
all the Jane Austin books
The Other Boleyn Girl- fiction
The Time Traveler's Wife- fiction
The Passion of Artemisia- historical fiction
Girl With a Pearl Earring- historical fiction
Dan Brown books
check out the library first!!
The Darwin Awards. It's really funny! and The Kite Runner..Really tragic but amazing.
"Perfume." Or see the film. It's very allegorical, and kind of hard to take, but the writing is superb. Also, anything by E. Annie Proulx...particularly "The Shipping News" (I'm prejudiced). Her writing is the stuff of dreams, it is so perfect.
You'll get lost in those, promise, .
I'm glad I started this thread. So many suggestions! Wow, great for everyone looking for books to read!
The Left Behind Series...really, really good!
The Lovely Bones
The Mayfair Witches Trilogy
Any series written by Bodie Thoene (amazing books)
Birds of Prey
To name a few...couldn't put them down
I like the Charlene Harris, True Blood series, it's on HBO but all books are great to read. But I got a lot of ideas from here too. Anything Stephen King or James Patterson...for me, are good.
Has anyone read, "The Watchmen" by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons? Time Magazine rated it as one of the greatest novels (never mind the fact that it's perhaps THE BEST graphic novel of all time) of the 20th Century's Top 100. Moore actually wrote it on a challenge that graphic novels would never be respected in the literary mainstream. By the way, he also wrote "V for Vendetta" as well. The book is absolutely amazing.
My husband read "The Watchmen" and said that it was really good. A LOT better than the movie too
You have to read it! Believe me when I say that it is not a comic book, just because it HAS comics in it.
I'll steal it I mean borrow it from him once I get most of my books read that I already have. I myself have TONS of books I have yet to read. lol
That one is on my list but I wasn't sure...I'll bump it up in the ranks. Is it long?
Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd by Karsten Heuer (non fiction - might seem like an odd choice but my book club loved it)
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant (fiction)
The Red Scarf - Kate Furnival (fiction)
Rather than science fiction, I would consider The Wheel Of Time series by Robert Jordan to be high fantasy--and the ONLY series for which I have an entire (and even redundant) collection today, through all of our many moves. In fact, when I finish the 11th book, if I don't happen to have anything else "exciting" close at hand, I just start over with Jordan.
He died before he could finish, but his widow has now hired a writer to finish up (in accordance with to the copious notes he left behind), and my latest understanding is that Book Twelve should be released in November.
When it comes to science fiction and/or fantasy, which is my own chosen genre as a writer, I never really care about the technology--which can be either of massive interest or a massive turnoff, depending on the reader--but about the CHARACTERS as they move through a world (or worlds) that become as real to me as planet Earth as we know it today. And nobody produces characters that live and breathe and love and die in greater depth and richness than Robert Jordan. No matter what else is going on in my life, such as even the financial drought we experienced for most of the summer and which had us sweltering in 100-plus degree heat, eating out of tin cans and none too much of that, I can ALWAYS open a Jordan volume, pick up where I left off, and BE THERE. His work in a real sense sustains my life.
The first volume is The Eye Of The World. Wikipedia sums it up fairly well.
I'm 52 and still love me some Harry Potter
How about some adventure mixed in with learnin'.
Dan Brown, Matthew Reilly, Clive Cussler, Lincoln Child and Douglas Prescott, who write together and separately.
Just like Calgon's slogan "take me away", these books take you on a whirlwind adventure and bring you back a little changed.
I really enjoyed Winds of War which ends with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and War and Remembrance, which picks up at Pearl and continues through the end of the war. Both are by Herman Wouk.
Most all of the John Grisham book are page turners. Likewise the Sidney Sheldons. Sheldon books are super easy to read, the language at maybe a 6th grade level, but packed with lots of story and suspense.
I am currently reading Bear Spirit Mountain Ancestral Awakening about a guy who bought a site to build a dream home and found out it was an ancient graveyard ceremonial site. I then wrote an article about the whole thing as it happened near my home. Imagine telling your wife you just spend five digits on a graveyard and cannot build your dream home. (woopsie.) <link snipped - no promotional links>
by bradleyshartman 4 hours ago
What kind of books do you like to read?Is it Action and Adventure, Suspense, Comedy, Science fiction or maybe real life, what trips you trigger?
by Imogen French 7 years ago
Have you any good recommendations for recent works of fiction?I need a new novel to read, and don't know where to start looking for one as there is so much choice.Does anybody have a favourite recent book that they would recommend.
by breathe2travel 7 years ago
Can you recommend a good book series - not Twighlight or Harry Potter - something new?
by ROMANCER OF LIFE 23 months ago
Who is your favorite author? favorite book? and why?My favorite Author is Mercedes Lackey, and I love her style of writing. I love fiction fairytales, and adventurous stories. Her books always leave me wanting to read more. My favorite Mercedes Lackey collection is "Heralds of Valdemar."...
by ptosis 6 years ago
Let's share good books.I recommend "Fall of Giants" (pre-WW1 drama history) 1k+ pages"Pillars of the Earth" (medieval drama history) 1k+ pages"Dreyfus Affair" (France SNAFU history) 500+ pagescurrently reading"SpyMaster" (autobio from Olec Kalugin) 450+...
by Wade Hartley 8 years ago
I'm looking for interesting books to read.Please tell me about any good reads you've had the pleasure to read.My top ten is: http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-ten-books-to-read
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