Any good books to read??
I'd like to get back into reading more, I used to be an avid reader but nowadays not as much. So any reccomendations?
I'm into the more dark books, perhaps horror but not corny ones like Pet Cemetary (no offense), I also like true stories. I love cute romances, anything really that will capture my attention and soar me away to another place! I don't like kiddy/immature books, btw.
Mature, dark, compelling = keywords LOL.
But really, just tell me any book that you think is good no matter what genre and give me a brief description if POSSIBLE. =)
- caring carerLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Try some of these *horror ones, Joe Hill one is great!
Last Chance by Sarah Dessen
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Inkheart and Inkspell by Cornelia Funkt
Ingo series by Helen Dunmore
Whistling for the Elephants by Sandi Toksvic
The Book Thief by Markus Zusack
All the Harry Potter books
Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
The Railway Children - E Nesbit
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carol
Treasure Island and Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Chronicles of Narnia
No! I don’t want to join a Book Club by Virgina Ironside
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir......and her other books
The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Neffenigger
Best of Fathers by Anne Baker
The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood
Cell by Stephen King*
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Swimming with the Fishes and Swimming without a net by MaryJanice Davidson
Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill*
Mr Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle and his others
Mr McGreggor, The Last Lighthouse Keeper, Animal Instincts, Only Dad, Rosie, Love and Dr Devon all by Alan Titchmarsh
Pillars of the Earth and the sequel World Without End by Ken Follett
Anything by Stephen King*, John Saul*, John Connolly*, Alexander McCall Smith, Terry Pratchett, James Herbert*
Lord of the Flies and The Inheritors by William Golding
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
Sons and Lovers - D H Lawrence
Great Gatsby - Scot Fitzgerald
1984 and Animal Farm - GeorgeOorwell
Mrs Dalloway - Virgina Wolfe
I Claudius - Robert Graves
Rebecca - Daphne de Maurier
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh
Women in Love - D H Lawrence
Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad
A Portrait of an Artist as a Young man - James Joyce
Goodbye to all That - Robert Graves
Shirley - Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Brave New World - Aldais Huxley
Anna Karnina - Tolstoy
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Lolita - Vladimer Naborkov
Tarka the Otter - Henry Williamson
Burning Bright - John Steinbeck
Travels with my Aunt - Graham Greene
The Pearl - John Steinbeck
A Room With a View - E M Forster
Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo
Les Miseriables - Victor Hugo
Lorna Doon - R D Blackmore
Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe
Brideshead Revisted - Evelyn Waugh
War and Peace - Tolstoy
Anything by Jane Austin
Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz*
The Arthur Trilogy by Bernard Cornwall starts with Winter King
The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind starts with Wizards First Rule
The Dark Tower series by Stephen King starts with The Gunslinger
The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon starts with Cross Stitch
- ALEXISLv 71 decade ago
Try some of these:
Neil Gaiman is an amazing author! Any of his books are good. Try Neverwhere, Stardust, or Coraline.
Edgar Allen Poe is a really good author. Check out his poems and short stories.
William Shakespeare is good too.
Any books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes are amazing! There is In The Forest of The Night, Demon In My View, Shattered Mirror, Midnight Predator. And then there is the The Kiesha'ra series: Hawksong, Snakecharm, Falcondance, Wolfcry and Wyverhail.
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
How To Kill A Rock Star by Tiffanie Debartolo
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
13 Little Blue Envelopes and Girl At Sea by Maureen Johnson
The Abhorsen Trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) by Garth Nix
His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman
A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels and The Far Sweet Thing by Libba Bray
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
The Sight and Fell by David Clement-Davies
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The Earthsea series (starting with A Wizard of Earthsea) by Ursula K. Le GuinSource(s): Enjoy!
- 1 decade ago
Try "A Child Called It", "The Lost Boy", and "A Man Named Dave" by Dave Pelzer. True stories... The first one is about his life as a young child up to the age of 11 or 12. The second is about his life after the first book ends, the time he spent as a foster child. The third is more of a grown up aspect.
The books are about extreme child abuse, and how he dealt and IS still dealing with being abused. Probably not the best read if you're trying to forget reality for awhile, but really well written. An excellent lesson to learn from how he's managed to overcome most of his childhood trauma.Source(s): Just finished reading the last book, so they're on the top of my mind.
- stephanicketyLv 41 decade ago
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield - kinda dark and gothic. Has some great twists. One of my favorite books.
The TIme Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - this is my favorite book ever.
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold - told in the narrative by the teenager who is brutally murdered. I also loved her memoir - Lucky - its the author's true story about how she was raped in college.
The Mist - Stephen King - it's more like a novella, about 150 pages, it's in one of his short story collections. It still scares the crap out of me.
I also loved Wicked and Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire, and I enjoyed his other fairytale novels - Mirror, Mirror (Snow White), and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (based on Cinderella).
If you haven't read the Twilight series of books by Stephenie Meyer - they are "young adult" but definitely not immature. Very good, very fast paced. Each one is about 500+ pages, but you can literally rip through one in about a day and a half. But these are really great to fall into the story. Just reading a few words, and I was sucked into their world. However, I've just recently finished all 4 of them in the last week, and the characters are haunting me, I need to start another book this weekend so I can get all those characters out of my head.
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- 1 decade ago
The Unseen by Richie Tankersly Cusick
It's about a Undead vampire whos after the blood of a girl that just moved to town. But she has a magical power that he doesn't know about that was given to her by a girl that she found dying in a graveyard. The Unead person being the one who killed her. I know the summery sucks but it is an awesome book. There's 4 in the series.
It's about a guy who gets turned into werewolf a by the parents of a werewolf family because the daughter needs a 'mate' but she helps hime escape and theyre chased across the country by the werewolves of the world. Another bad summery but totally amazing book
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I hope you would enjoy Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson.
It is a mature book, it is not in any way YA, and it is not horror, but it definitely has a dark, bleak sort of way about it. It is honestly my favourite novel to date, and it is SO well written. It's about a young girl who lives on the coast in a small town called Kitimat, which is a mainly aboriginal community, and it is sort of a memoir of her childhood in sequence from a very young age to present date, when she is... 19 maybe?
It illustrates the problems that have been passed onto her family through the generations.. it is incredible. I just had to keep reading.
I hope someone will finally listen to me and read this amazing book!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I just finished reading a book called Dora's Room which I found I couldn't put down. I don't read too often as I find a lot of books hard to get into to and I really don't have much spare time so when I find a good one I find it hard to put it down. It was about a woman who had been removed from the family when she was a child and inherited a castle from her grandfather about 15 years later. She then tried to find out the mystery of what happened in the past.
- 1 decade ago
Read the twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. It's horror mixed with romance. They are really good books and will keep you reading for a while.
It's become the 'new harry potter' addiction. (not at all like harry potter because twilight is way better).
If your into horror+romance then These are the books for you.
- 1 decade ago
You have to read the twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.
She is by far the best author I have ever read.
I usually don't like reading,
but her books kept me interested.
It's a series.
Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.
It will keep you on your toes && you will stay interested.
Check it out online.
It'll tell you more.
(This is also becoming a movie on December 12th.)Source(s): Movie Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBvOhfL4mYw About the book: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight_(novel)
- 1 decade ago
As far as romances, Marian Keyes is pretty good. They are funny too, Watermelon was a great one by her.
Harlan Coben is a good crime/suspense writer. There is a series where the main character is this guy Myron and he and his lunatic buddy solve crimes.