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Favorite new books?

Asked by miasmom (3485 points ) December 2nd, 2008 from iPhone

I love reading and am always interested in good authors/books…what are your favorite?

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justn's avatar

When I was younger I loved the Artemis Fowl books by Eoin Colfer. A new one just came out and it was still very good even for me at the age of 18. They are SciFi Fantasy books. I also like the Harry Potter books too (but almost everyone will probably tell you about those).

madcapper's avatar

If you like fantasy I would highly recommend George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice Series. I am so addicted to it currently and it comprises a fantasy setting that isn’t too high fantasy ( not really any magic, but some ) and is a very well written adult series of books.

amandala's avatar

I really, really like House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. It’s not necessarily new, but I absolutely love it. It’s brilliant.

madcapper's avatar

Yes I would totally agree House of Leaves is a must read!

susanc's avatar

miasmom should give us some guidelines.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Erica Spindler is one of my favorite authors. She writes murder/suspense. Her next new book out is called Breakneck & will be out in February. I’ve read every one of her books. They’re great.

aanuszek1's avatar

The Invention of Hugo Cabaret by Brian Selznick”

The book was great, and check out some of the illustrations on the website; Absolutely amazing stuff!

chelseababyy's avatar

Pretty Little Dirty by Amanda Boyden—it’s a bit provocative, but incredible.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.. I cant even explain it, its indescribable.

Some others..
The Lovely Bones, My Sisters Keeper, Icy Sparks, A Million Little Pieces, It’s Kind of a Funny Story.

clairedete's avatar

the dive from clausen’s pier by ann packer is a great book – good love story.

emt333's avatar

I recommend Thomas Pynchon’s latest, Against the Day and would also recommend Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, Outliers

srmorgan's avatar

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by the late Stieg Larsson.

Wonderful read, get past the first 15 pages and you will love it.

Takes place in contemporary Sweden, interesting

SRM

DrasticDreamer's avatar

@madcapper: If you like A Song of Ice and Fire you would love Steven Erikson’s A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. I read George R.R. Martin’s series first and Steven Erikson’s is better by far, which is saying something because I also loved George R.R. Martin’s series. I can not recommend enough, to anyone who likes fantasy, A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series!

madcapper's avatar

ok I will for sure take that into account as I am about to finish what has been written so far in the series. I also really loved The Wheel of Time series, amazing! Unfortunately the author died before it’s completion but someone is ghost writing the last book based on his notes so I hope he does it justice. thanks DrasticDreamer!

Some other good reads are American Gods and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

bythebay's avatar

Recent reads that I have enjoyed: A prayer for Owen Meany, MidWives, The olive tree and the lexus, The alchemist and American lion.

psharma's avatar

Q & A by Vikas Swarup

BlueDing's avatar

My newest favorites are: Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos, The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff, and Love Invents Us by Amy Bloom. They were all wonerful stories that I didn’t want to put down.

MacBean's avatar

I just read The Monsters of Templeton about a month ago. It’s about 360 pages long and I did it in three sittings because I didn’t want to put it down. My father and grandmother and I do genealogy stuff, so that made it extra interesting to me.

kfingerman's avatar

Amitav Ghosh rocks my world. His best IMO is “Shadowlines.” That said, if you like epic narratives, his newest novel, “Field of Poppies” is amazing.

writerini's avatar

Ted Dekker.

Sallyo's avatar

Halloween Romance and Bite Me are the first two books in the Laconia series by Donaya Haymond. She’s one of the best new authors I’ve discovered in years. She was 13 when she wrote the first one.

RedCode's avatar

I loving read books by Michio Kaku he always writing with understanding language about physics to people who not scientific – very readable!

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