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What books might I like (read details, too) ?

Asked by leopardgecko123 (777points) October 21st, 2011

I read real fast and constantly need new books to read. I love fantasy/fiction and adventurous/suspenseful genres.
Books I’ve read that may give you some idea of what I like:
Harry Potter entire series
The Giver
Hunger Games Trilogy (just finished catching fire)
May Bird Trilogy
The Lost Journals of Ven Polyephem (first three books. I think the fourth isn’t finished yet)
Heaven is for Real
A few of the Narnia books
Green Angel
All the Lovely Bad Ones
Honestly I can’t remember all of the books I’ve read so I hope this gives a pretty good idea of what I like to read. I’m also open to books about Heaven (like Heaven is for Real) and God. I’m not a big fan of non-fiction unless it’s not about people (it bores me for some reason), but it’s okay for nature. I hope that helps!

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dappled_leaves's avatar

His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman (starts with The Golden Compass). The books are way better than the films.

Hibernate's avatar

Fenimore Cooper. Read this author :D

marinelife's avatar

You might enjoy Mercedes Lackey. Her book The Oathbreakers, her Valdemar series.

laineybug's avatar

You might like the Maximum Ride series.

Joker94's avatar

Oh, boy! I get to plug one of my favorite series again! I would highly recommend The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander. If you like fantasy, which I am assuming you do, they’re some of my favorite novels in that genre. They can be a little slow sometimes, but I think you’d like them. If not, check out the comic series Bone by Jeff Smith. It’s worth the read, trust me.

tranquilsea's avatar

I love George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

dappled_leaves's avatar

@tranquilsea I’m going to guess the OP is a little young for that series. Please correct me if I’m wrong, @leopardgecko123.

tranquilsea's avatar

I checked the profile for an age (even a round about one) but couldn’t find one.

laineybug's avatar

Also Witch and Wizard.

Blueroses's avatar

I second the Phillip Pullman books. They’re great!
Also, you might like The Tripods series by John Christopher,
Ender‘s_Game_(series) by Orson Scott Card

If you like fantasy and humor, you might enjoy some of Brian Jacques’ Redwall books or one of Piers Anthony’s series like Xanth or the Apprentice Adept.

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is fun too and you won’t run out of books for years. :)

Seek's avatar

It’s an older series, but fantastic.

It’s called the “Xanth” series, by Piers Anthony.

The first books are “A Spell for Chameleon”, “The Source of Magic”, and “Castle Roogna”.

@Blueroses I love you. You posted that just as I was typing it!

It’s set in an Alternate Universe version of Florida, called Xanth, where magic is real. It’‘s pretty great.

@blueroses also mentioned Apprentice Adept. The first book in that series is called “Split Infinity”

lillycoyote's avatar

I’ve tried to do trilogies/series etc. so… and I don’t know too many new ones so these are mostly “classics.”

You might enjoy Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker books

If you liked the Narnia books, you might enjoy Madeleine L’Engel’s Wrinkle In Time books

Another you might like are the The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott

Also, I think you should be O.K. with Stephen R. Donaldson’s The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. There are a lot of those. That series was written for adults but I don’t think they would be too old for you. You can try the first one maybe and see if you like it. You will probably need your dictionary beside you when you read the Donaldson books. I know I did.


The Phantom Toll Booth. It’s just a little snack of a book but it’s fun and funny.

@Blueroses has some good suggestions too. The Terry Pratchett books are a lot of fun.

holli's avatar

Anything by Isabel Allende. She has a little bit of everything mixed in to one historical fiction masterpiece. Fantasy, betrayal, love, adventure, history, etc.

sydsydrox's avatar

You should read Maximum Ride! It’s really intense, adventurous, pulse-pounding, and overall fun!

It is a graphic novel and also a regular novel. You have a choice.

TheIntern55's avatar

Maximum Ride, yes, and also by adventure/suspense would you count crime novels? Because if so, Kathy Reichs writes great crime/mystery books. If that doesn’t help you, sorry to waste your time.

dubsrayboo's avatar

The Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull are wonderful. They for teenagers but I found them to be really fun to read. J.R.R. Tolkien is great also.

linguaphile's avatar

The Last Book in the Universe. It’s one of my all-time favorite teen books.

If you want to venture into mysteries, I like Agatha Christie’s books. They’re old but I love her writing style. If you like the writing style related to fantasy, I think you might like Christie’s books.

dappled_leaves's avatar

@lillycoyote I liked the Thomas Covenant books, but they kick off with an extremely brutal scene, as you may recall. I know more than one person who couldn’t get past that.

Edit: And I think The Phantom Tollbooth should be required reading for all humans. :D

Ela's avatar

The Balgarid (5 book series) by David Eddings
I really enjoyed reading this series
The Malloreon (5 book series) by David Eddings
Friend rumor has this series (the second half of the Balgarid) is not that good so I never read it. Just thought I’d toss it out there because it is part of the total 10 book series.
~ ~ ~
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Book one of The Heroes of Olympus (new series)
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Book two of The Heroes of Olympus (new series/just released)
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And, depending on your age…
Blue Moon Rising by Simon R Green
Wonderful fantasy read imo (The unicorn is awesome and very humorous)
Swords of Haven – The Adventures of Hawk and Fisher by Simon R Green
Gaurds of Haven – The Adventures of Hawk and Fisher by Simon R Green
The two main characters are carried over from “Blue Moon Rising” into these stories. Each book contains three adventures of chasing vampires/murderers/bad guys yada yada and the such.
Beyond the Blue Moon
The conclusion of the series.

Seek's avatar

Okay, I’m sitting near my bookshelf now.

DUNE! Of course! How could I forget DUNE!!

Ursula K. LeGuin’s “Earthsea Cycle”

I always promote Michael Moorcock’s “Elric” series, though no one would mistake it for a feminist series. Women are generally weak and die quickly, but it is a very entertaining story.

More Piers Anthony – the Incarnations of Immortality series. The first one is the best: “On a Pale Horse”. A guy finds out he now has the job of Death – the Grim Reaper. The best part is when he goes to claim the soul of an atheist, and there’s nothing there to reap!

Anything, anything at all, written by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Just one-off books that are really good, especially for young women: “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant, “The Birth of Venus” by Sara Dunant, “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden, “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris, “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold (be prepared to cry. A lot)

And don’t knock The Phantom Tollbooth. I read it at least once a year, even still.

lillycoyote's avatar

@dappled_leaves It’s been a while since I’ve read the Thomas Covenant books and I was a little reluctant to recommend them but decided to anyway because they’re a pretty good read. I didn’t remember the opening. Thanks for the reminder. I was happy, though, to get a chance to recommend The Phantom Tollbooth to someone. I agree, it should be required reading for all humans! :-)

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