Any good books to read?
Genres: mystery, Action/Adventure, Fantasy, romance
NOT harry potter or twilight- not a fan
- Bella BLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
There is a wide selection here covering most of your genres or who could draw on at least one of your genres, for example there are a number of classics - some romance, some action / adventure some mystery or even fantasy. If you don't want classic or any of the other categories that's cool, but I include in the list for your perusal...
Fantasy, some with romance:
Vampire Academy series (Richelle Mead)
Interview with a Vampire series (Anne Rice)
Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy (Shiver, Linger & Forever) (Maggie Stiefvater)
Evernight series (Claudia Gray)
Nightworld series (L J Smith)
Vampire Diaries series
House of Night series
South Beach series (Alex Duvall)
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Nora Roberts has several romance series including a vampire / were / witch series
The Saga of Darren Shan / Cirque de Freak series, The Demonata and The City Trilogy (Darren Shan)
Hunger Games trilogy (Suzanne Collins)
Blue Bloods series (Melissa de la Cruz)
The Darke Academy (Gabriella Poole)
The Immortals series (Alyson Noel)
Night Watch, Day Watch, Twilight Watch and Final Watch (Sergey Lukyanenko and Vladimir Vasilyev.)
Adult series, mostly fantasy, some mystery (Charlaine Harris)
The Southern Vampire Mystery series (Charlaine Harris) (*adult series)
Succubus series (Richelle Mead) (*adult series)
Storm Born series (Richelle Mead) (*adult series)
Harper Connolly series (Charlaine Harris) (*adult series)
Brotherhood of the Dagger (J R Ward) (*adult series)
Wicked (Gregory Maguire)
Let the Right One In (John Lindqvist) (*adult series)
Merry Gentry series (Laurell K Hamilton) (*adult series)
Anita Blake series (Laurell K Hamilton) (*adult series)
From teens+, mixture fantasy, some action / adventure / mystery and light romance
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Joan Lindsay)
Meryll of the Stone (Brian Caswell)
Stranger with my face (Lois Duncan)
My Sister Sif (Ruth Parks)
Holes (Louis Sachar)
Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit
Hitch hikers guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Golden Compass
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
Pelican's Creek (Maureen Pople)
The Princess Diary (Meg Cabot)
The Hardy Boys
Whilst not adult, these aren't aimed necessarily at teens either; may contain adult themes but not detailed; mix of genres....
Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides) - mystery
The Shiralee (Dárcy Niland) - romance
Into the Wild (John Krakauer) - mystery, adventure
Chocolat (Joanne Harris) - romance
Harp in the South; Poor Man's Orange; Missus (Trilogy by Ruth Parks) - some romance
Where the Heart is (Billie Letts) - romance
Labyrinth (Kate Moss) - action / adventure
The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown) - action / adventure
A Town like Alice (Neville Shute) - action / adventure, romance
Aurora Teagarden and Lilly Bard series (Charlaine Harris) - mystery, mild action / adventure / romance
Classics, mostly romance some have action / adventure or fantasy
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Rebecca (Daphne De Maurier)
The 3 Muskateers (Alexandre Dumas) - action / adventure
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) - action / adventure
Anything by the Bronte sisters or Jane Austen
Room with a View (E M Forster)
Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson) - action / adventure
Moby **** (Herman Melville) - action / adventure
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) - action / adventure, fantasy (or gothic horror maybe)
Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Dafoe) - action / adventure
Last of the Mohicans (James Fenmore Cooper) - action / adventure
Swiss Family Robinson (Johann Wyss) - action / adventure
Shakespeare (Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer’s Night Dream)
Around the World in 80 days (Jules Verne) - action / adventure
Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen) - romance, action / adventure
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
Howards End – E.M. Forster
The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - action / adventure / mystery
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - action / adventure / mystery
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain - action / adventure
Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne - action / adventure
Travelogues for want of a better word - the author's adventures travelling the world
Whatever you do don’t run
Totally Faking It
Touching the Void
Try the authors Peter Moore, Bill Bryson and Brian Thacker...
Or just real life...
He died with a Felafael in his hand & Tasmanian Babe Fiasco (John Birmingham)
Don’t tell Mum I work on the oil rigs she thinks I play piano in a whorehouse
- Anonymous1 decade ago
A.B.C. Murders – Agatha Christie
Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
Towards Zero – Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
A Great and Terrible Beauty Series – Libba Bray
Beastly - Alex Flinn
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Mediator Series – Meg Cabot
The Fetch– Laura Whitcomb
The Mermaid Chair - Sue Monk Kidd
The Midnight Twins Series – Jacquelyn Mitchard
- 1 decade ago
well if you want mystery, fantasy or romance, you can read What the dead know, is a crime thriller novel about an investigation into a woman who claims to be Heather Bethany, a girl who had gone missing thirty years before.
You can also read the White house chef series *first book state of the onion* this is a mysteries series, you can also read the sookie stackhouse series, about a girl who is a telepath and falls in love with a vampire*but it's much more than that I can assure you*, but it's NOT twilight, since the books has fantasy,mysteries and crime.
There is also read the lovely bones a book about a girl who got raped and killed and looks out for her family in heaven. You can also read the millenium trilogy, the girl who with the dragon tattoo , played with fire, etc.
Or can read the homeric novels , the illiad , etc they are very interesting!
- Fly GuyLv 51 decade ago
For action/adventure try Dangerous Days and Blades both by J. William Turner. Fictional autobiographies about teens in several life and death situations set in Australia, England and California during 1981-2001. Each is written as a series of four medium length books inside a single cover
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- MilaLv 51 decade ago
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Anything by John Green
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Hope this helps!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I don't like Twilight or Harry Potter either :)
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson
Gone series by Michael Grant
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
Born In Sin by Evelyn Coleman
By These Ten Bones by Clare B. Dunkle
Song of The Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Dead and Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Daughter of The Forest by Juliet Marillier
Foxmask by Juliet Marillier
West Against The Wind by Liza Ketchum
Standing Against The Wind by Traci L. Jones
Chanda's Wars by Allan Stratton
- 4 years ago
a number of those are from woman perspectives, some may well be slightly "girly woman" on your liking yet others ought to be ok. i've got left the two form on and you may choose for. Meryll of the Stone (Brian Caswell) Picnic at putting Rock (Joan Lindsay) Stranger with my face (Lois Duncan) enjoying Beattie Bow (Ruth Parks) My Sister Sif (Ruth Parks) Hitch hikers handbook to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) Holes (Louis Sachar) Lord of the jewellery / The Hobbit Eragorn trilogy Narnia The Golden Compass Interview with a Vampire (Anne Rice) Requiem for a Princess (Ruth M Arthur) searching for Alibrandi (Melina Marchetta) Angels Gate (Gary group) Sisterhood of the traveling Pants Pelican's Creek (Maureen Pople) The Diary of Anne Frank To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) The Shiralee (Dárcy Niland) Into the Wild (John Krakauer) Chocolat (Joanne Harris) Harp in the South; adverse guy's Orange; Missus (Trilogy by ability of Ruth Parks) the place the middle is (Billie Letts) My place (Sally Morgan) Little women (Louisa might Alcott) Rebecca (Daphne De Maurier) the three Muskateers (Alexandre Dumas) something by ability of the Bronte sisters or Jane Austen however you do don’t run The December Boys (Robert Noonan)
- IrishVTLv 61 decade ago
Uhm. No 'trendy' books on this list.
Legend of Drizzt series [R A Salvatore, start with the Icewind Dale trilogy]
LoTR / The Hobbit [J R R Tolkein]
Song of the Lioness [Tamora Pierce - younger audience, quartet]
Pern books by Anne McCaffery
Women of the Otherworld series [Kelley Armstrong - mature audience, start with Bitten]
All of them have romance to some degree in them.
Also, go to the library and ask. That's the best place to find a new book or series.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- 1 decade ago
You would love Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.
They are NOTHING like Twilight if that is what you are thinking.
Theres a main female character, who is strong, independent and loyal, who is a half vampire, half human. That type of race is called dhampirs, and they educate to protect the Moroi - the vampires with magical abilities, that drink blood, but not in killing amounts. They protect them from Strigoi-the dracula type vampires.
Rose (the dhampir) and Lissa (the moroi) are best best friends and go to a school specially for educating moroi and dhampirs. there are five books, and they all revolve around life with Rose, the mysteries revolving around Lissa's unusual powers, Rose's forbidden romance with her mentor, and on the hope for change in a society that is in desperate need of it.
Man, the best books EVER, i swear. I find mysellf wishing I were part of that world. Lots of action, LOTS of adventure, mystery, romance, and of course fantasy. hahhaa. Believe me, just try it out.
aLSO you might like the Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz, which is a action, adventure filled mystery series involving "good" vampires ( vampires that drink without killing) in a society of humans.
You won't regret reading either of those, and don't be turned off by the vampire-ness of those books, they are the last thing from being like Twilight.
I'm seeing people reccommending the Hunger Games, which I reccommend too! Also, the Mortal Instruments, which is amazing too.