Can someone recommend a good book for me?

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  1. glassvisage profile image90
    glassvisageposted 5 years ago

    Can someone recommend a good book for me?

    My favorites include"Flowers for Algernon" and "Of Mice and Men". I am basically looking for a book that is touching, tragic, and unforgettable. Any suggestions would be much appreciated  smile

  2. misc-disc profile image61
    misc-discposted 5 years ago

    A Farewell to Arms -Ernest Hemingway

    The Old Man and the Sea -Ernest Hemingway

    The Great Gatsby -F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Seasons of Migration to the North -Tayeb Salih

    Women Without Men -Shahrnush Parsipur

    All those books are some of my favorites of all time.

    Also,

    Just about anything by Charles Dickens is tragic.

    Shakespeare can be pretty tragic. He practically invented the story arc that modern tragedies still follow.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! I loved A Farewell to Arms. Now I have a few to add to my reading list smile

  3. CapCooL profile image91
    CapCooLposted 5 years ago

    I just read Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. I really enjoyed that book. Check it out if you haven't read it yet.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks,  I hadn't heard of it yet!

  4. Love of Writing profile image60
    Love of Writingposted 5 years ago

    I absolutely loved "Sarah's Key." It's about a Jewish family who is taken to Aushwitz by the French police and the girl in the story locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the house and tells him to stay quiet and she will come back for him. The story is all about her attempt to escape the camp and get back and save her brother. It's an amazing read!
    "To kill a Mockingbrid" is also one of my favorites, as is "The Help", Any Mitch Albom book but i especially love his latest "The Timekeeper" and "Tuesdays with Morrie"
    Let me know if you get a chance to read any of these and what you thought. I'm an avid reader and read all the time.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  I have only read Mockingbird but not the others...yet smile

  5. William F. Torpey profile image76
    William F. Torpeyposted 5 years ago

    Here's one I'm sure you'll enjoy reading: http://www.amazon.com/The-Professor-Mad … 0060839783

    Here's pure fun: Golfing With God
    http://www.amazon.com/Golfing-God-Novel … 1565125495

    Here's fascinating history:  Barbara Tuchman's "The Guns of August." http://www.amazon.com/Guns-August-Pulit … 0345476093

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the variety of genres!

  6. Merlin Fraser profile image75
    Merlin Fraserposted 5 years ago

    If you enjoy Murder Mystery, with a hint of the Paranormal, police investigation where the hero is not the smartest kid on the block and needs the help of a brilliant woman then may I suggest the Inner Space triogy from your truly !

    You can even read the first chapters of all three right here on Hub Pages.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This sounds great!  I'll check it out smile

  7. Pool Of Thoughts profile image60
    Pool Of Thoughtsposted 5 years ago

    Try Foxes Book of the Martyrs - It is touching, definitely tragic, and absolutely unforgettable. The saddest part is that it is fixing to replay in our day and people are absolutely blind to it.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good recommendation - thank you!

  8. Healthy Mike profile image61
    Healthy Mikeposted 5 years ago

    Am currently reading 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill. i need not dilute the worth of this book but am sure the title of the book will drive you to the nearest book store.Anyway, in a nutshell, if you are seeking to make it big in the financial arena,  this is your financial bible. Napoleon Hill does deliver on this one.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the suggestion!

  9. susi10 profile image97
    susi10posted 5 years ago

    Harry Potter and The Hunger Games are what you're looking for. Try them out, you won't be disappointed!

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! I've been considering reading the Hunger Games after seeing the movie and hearing from so many people how the books are better smile

  10. jjh profile image61
    jjhposted 5 years ago

    I loved Killing Kennedy by O'Reilly. It is factual but told in the spirit of a great mystery. I never knew many of these facts about Kennedy until I read the book. Really excellent!

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh good, I love historical stories like this, and I would be interested to learn more about this!

  11. benashiraz profile image66
    benashirazposted 5 years ago

    'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran is mind blowing. He was a fantastic author after Shakespeare and Tao.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I hadn't heard of this!

    2. allihassan profile image61
      allihassanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am agreed with bena

  12. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 5 years ago

    This is a biased answer. Try 'Reality Hubpages'. It is not complete, yet fresh since a week or so anyway. The epilogue, forward, and table of contents remain to be completed. The chapters are completed and there are five.

    It offers a puzzle, a riddle, and there is as in gaming an Easter Egg too. It is of learning while learning simultaneously. It cost only time and some say that is free while others say expensive. A choice it seems. It is published locally and not far away for most who know of mice, clicks and not looking for cheese. 

    Or, maybe these other recommendations 'The Four Loves' or 'The Problem of Pain' for intense reading offered by C.S. Lewis. Maybe the 'Silmarillion' or 'The Book of Lost Tales' by J.R.R. Tolkien. 'War in Heaven' and 'Shadows of Ecstasy' by Charles Williams are odd and interesting both. A great book of interest by Mark Twain is EVE'S DIARY. In his language if'n I remember rightly it twas banned near on one hundred years or seems so . . . not for words, yet the illustration(s). That book is available for free too and a fast read at Gutenberg Project http://www.gutenberg.org/files/8525/8525-h/8525-h.htm

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is great! Thanks for all of the suggestions!

  13. Babytech profile image75
    Babytechposted 5 years ago

    Try something new, like Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Love In the Time of Cholera smile

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      a fantastic author! I have read two of his books smile

  14. Borsia profile image44
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" The worlds only 5 part trilogy (a 6th part was finished and added after Douglas Addams died)
    Read the story then go back and read between the lines.
    Note* it also gives the answer to the ultimate question, a big bonus !!

    Note* stick to the book/s none of the radio or movies were any good.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      good recommendation - many of my friends lived that book smile

  15. profile image59
    Woodpecker27posted 5 years ago

    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  Its about a runner named Louis Zamperini who would have probably been the first man to run under a 4 minute mile.  He becomes part of the Air Force during World War 2. His plane malfunctions and he spends the longest time ever stranded on an inflatable raft. He is then  captured by the Japanese and spends several more months in a Japanese POW camp before being freed at the end of the war. The story is 100% true as well- its an amazing book.  I would also recommend The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, its one of the best holocaust books ever written.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "Unbroken" sounds right up my alley, especially since I love running smile

  16. KellyPittman profile image80
    KellyPittmanposted 5 years ago

    The 9/11 series by Karen Kingsbury is really good and fits all your requirements.  smile

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hadn't heard of it - thank you!

  17. connorj profile image80
    connorjposted 5 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/7845990_f260.jpg

    One of my favorite nonfiction books is Frames of Learning: Revelation Theory of Learning. The ISBN is 978-1-4652-0882-8. It can be ordered online through Amazon or from this URL: www.kendallhunt.com/connor
    It is available in e-book or hardcopy.
    My favorite fiction would be Walden by Henry David Thoreau...

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for your recommendations! I did enjoy Walden... smile

  18. resmyrobin profile image21
    resmyrobinposted 5 years ago

    Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind written by V.S. Ramachandran. Vilayanur Subramanian Ramachandran (born 1951) is a neuroscientist known for his work in the fields of behavioral neurology and visual psychophysics. He is the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, and is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Neurosciences Graduate Program at the University of California, San Diego. Ramachandran is noted for his use of experimental methods that rely relatively little on complex technologies such as neuroimaging.He has been called "The Marco Polo of neuroscience" by Richard Dawkins and "the modern Paul Broca" by Eric Kandel. In 1997 Newsweek named him a member of "The Century Club", one of the "hundred most prominent people to watch" in the 21st century. the book is published by Sandra Blakeslee and Oliver Sacks (Aug 18, 1999). The book is available at Amazon shopping.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      oh wow, thank you very much!

  19. allihassan profile image61
    allihassanposted 5 years ago

    Well, First of all, you should draw a line between verses and prose,then someone will recommend you a book that will suit for you

  20. Randy M. profile image83
    Randy M.posted 5 years ago

    Two books:  1Q84 and Poisonwood Bible.  I don't think you would forget either one of them.  First, I would recommend Poisonwood Bible (by Barbara Kingsolver).  It is about a family that goes to the Congo as missionaries.  The other book is a 3-book series that is difficult to describe, it is a love story with Alice in Wonderland and 1984 Orwellian overtones. 

    I have done reviews of both of these on HubPages so you can scan them to see if they are of interest to you.  I have also enjoyed the 5-book series that is being used to make the Game of Thrones series on HBO - the writer still hasn't finished this monumental work.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're right, I did read poisonwood bible, and some of the parts I'll never forget!

  21. EclecticGenre profile image62
    EclecticGenreposted 5 years ago

    If you can think of a movie you have seen that was touching, tragic and unforgettable, see if it came out as a book first. The books are always better than the movie. Eat, Pray, Love was fantastic as was Gone with the Wind.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      great suggestion! I usually read the books, then watch the movies... I should try the other way around smile

  22. CRe8tiVeLiFe profile image82
    CRe8tiVeLiFeposted 5 years ago

    Glass Castle, by  Jeanette Walls. It's the BEST!

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thank you! This is new to me smile

  23. Acbethea profile image61
    Acbetheaposted 5 years ago

    Let's see. Touching? as in loving, caring and acts of compassion. Tragic? lost of love ones, betrayal. Unforgettable? Leaves a lasting image in your brain, provides lessons and things that can change your life... Sounds like the Bible to me.

    1. glassvisage profile image90
      glassvisageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, way to think outside of the box! yikes)

 
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