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I don't know if this has already been done, if it has can someone please link me to the original thread.
This is just a post for people to put what their favourite books are and why. (mainly because I need new books to read)


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I'm just going to be a stereotypical Potterhead and say Harry Potter, because who wouldn't want to go to Hogwarts?!
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Most recently I have read & loved -
Millennium series by Stieg Larsson (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in particular!)
The Hunger Games triology by Suzanne Collins (Catching Fire was AMAZING!)

I like trilogies so much more than one off books because it doesn't end so soon!
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(Original post by hollysarah)
Most recently I have read & loved -
Millennium series by Stieg Larsson (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in particular!)
The Hunger Games triology by Suzanne Collins (Catching Fire was AMAZING!)

I like trilogies so much more than one off books because it doesn't end so soon!
LOVED Hunger Games as well (first film was a little disappointing though, can't wait for the second because that looks truly AMAZING)

But my favourite books of ALL TIME are the Lord of the Rings series!
Such quests like those have always made happy reading for me!
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The Wasp Factory-Iain Banks
Never Let Me Go-Kazuo Ishiguro(more of a girly book tbh)
Lord of the Flies-William Golding > amazing!
Not sure why I like them just amazing stories really
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how many hrs do you read a day, i want to start reading my written grammer sucks, so i want to improve
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What genre are you interested in (so I can give specific suggestions)?
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I prefer series to individual books as then you can get the whole picture. I really likeThe Song of Ice and Fire series - it's just incredible and makes people come up with these mad theories. Also Harry Potter and the Kingkiller chronicles (although it hasn't finished yet).
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Harry Potter - They are just the best! Also the hunger games books, the noughts and crosses books. These are the books i read and reread.. The Help is a really good book too

Books that have sequels are the best.. Like the northern lights books
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how many hrs do you read a day, i want to start reading my written grammer sucks, so i want to improve
I read at least five hours a day :3
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(Original post by IChooseThisName)
What genre are you interested in (so I can give specific suggestions)?
I like to read all genre's I'm honestly not picky
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This is my list of favourite, beautiful YA books which is not entirely the same thing but I had it already:

1. The Book Thief
2. Before I Fall
3. Elsewhere
4. Paper Towns
5. Looking for Alaska
6. The Infernal Devices
7. LotR and The Hobbit

My absolute favourite book is Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
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A song of Ice and fire series (Game of thrones books) you really want to know what happens at the end, it keeps you hooked. + If one more Potter freak says Harry Potter I swear to god I will hunt down JK Rowling and crucio curse her. I hate Harry Potter, it is overrated garbage.
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Radical abundance.
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(Original post by Hunty27)
A song of Ice and fire series (Game of thrones books) you really want to know what happens at the end, it keeps you hooked. + If one more Potter freak says Harry Potter I swear to god I will hunt down JK Rowling and crucio curse her. I hate Harry Potter, it is overrated garbage.
The Potter films are good! But I found the books incredibly slow :/
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(Original post by Alix23)
This is my list of favourite, beautiful YA books which is not entirely the same thing but I had it already:

1. The Book Thief
2. Before I Fall
3. Elsewhere
4. Paper Towns
5. Looking for Alaska
6. The Infernal Devices
7. LotR and The Hobbit

My absolute favourite book is Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Have you read The Fault In Our Stars? (I noticed you had other Green books in your list)
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Here are a few general recommendations, considering I'm not sure what you prefer:

'The Moonstone' - not much to say about this one; it's a classic of the mystery genre.

'Shadow of the Wind' - incidentally, there are a few similarities to 'The Moonstone'; I found the writing style quite similar, and the genres overlap. Wouldn't be surprised if it was one of the works that inspired the author.

'Word to the Wise' - relatively unknown, and a possible gem of the kindle era. Make note, though, this is not some light reading, and although it's classed as fantasy, it has a melancholic feel and tackles many heavy themes in the book.

'A Man of His Word' - on a lighter note, this is a decent fantasy series.

'The Name of the Wind' - if you read fantasy, you will have read this, so let's leave it at that.

'In Her Name' - a science fiction series, considered as a relative must read, especially considering the first in the series is free.

As said above, these are just a few recommendations from each genre, as I'm not sure what you enjoy the most.
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(Original post by Alix23)
This is my list of favourite, beautiful YA books which is not entirely the same thing but I had it already:

1. The Book Thief
2. Before I Fall
3. Elsewhere
4. Paper Towns
5. Looking for Alaska
6. The Infernal Devices
7. LotR and The Hobbit

My absolute favourite book is Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Book Thief is an amazing book, might have to read that one again soon, been years!
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More authors to watch out for; Neil Gaiman (might want to considering 'The Graveyard Book', which, although on first glance may look like it might not be worth the time, is actually very thought provoking, 'Neverwhere' and also 'American Gods'), along with Stephen King, Terry Pratchett (a book not many consider from him which is 'Nation') and Ursula Le Guin.
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(Original post by Wellamyreads)
Have you read The Fault In Our Stars? (I noticed you had other Green books in your list)
Yeah and I enjoyed it, but I liked it so much less and thought it not nrealy as beautiful as Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska.

I completely forgot The Name of the Wind and the Graceling trilogy so read those as well.
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