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Ok so I'm kind of into mainstream teenage books and films (harry potter, divergent, hunger games, the mortal instruments etc etc) and ive kind of run out of ideas. Any really good books you guys recommend, preferably with kind of strong fandoms but honestly i just want a good book to read.
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War and Peace - Tolstoy.

Lovely light reading.

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Seriously though, the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver is really good (IMO better than The Hunger Games).
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Patrick O'Brian master and commander series, brilliant books

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His Dark Materials? It's next on my reading list; I've heard it's fantastic
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(Original post by jackskatie)
Ok so I'm kind of into mainstream teenage books and films (harry potter, divergent, hunger games, the mortal instruments etc etc) and ive kind of run out of ideas. Any really good books you guys recommend, preferably with kind of strong fandoms but honestly i just want a good book to read.
It hasn't really got a fandom but my 2 favourite recent reads were; the boy who sneaks in my bedroom window, and the first last kiss. Both are amazing reads, and honestly you should read them. Read them before they become a thing!
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Anything by RICK RIORDAN.
Percy Jackson and the Egyptian stuff is GOLD.
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Try the Caster Chronicles the books are amazing! Also try Hex Hall series, it kind of follows the same style as the mainstream teenage books.
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There's always the Illiad too :P

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There's always the Illiad too :P

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I just started reading the illiad. I am currently questioning my life choices.

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His Dark Materials? It's next on my reading list; I've heard it's fantastic
Same!
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For sci-fi/dystopian I'd suggest the The Declaration/The Resistance/The Legacy trilogy by Gemma Malley. Her book The Returners is also really good and quick to read (a day). Blood Ties by Sophie McKenzie is also quite good.

If you like historical/adventure/(kinda) fantasy books then I'd recommend Bloodline by Katy Moran and the sequel Bloodline Rising.

Hope you find some good reads
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I just started reading the illiad. I am currently questioning my life choices.

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How so? I was struck by the fact that the first word in western literature (well in my translation anyways) was 'anger', incidentally I hated Achilles , more time complaining and whining than fighting, and when he does, he kills my favourite character

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How so? I was struck by the fact that the first word in western literature (well in my translation anyways) was 'anger', incidentally I hated Achilles , more time complaining and whining than fighting, and when he does, he kills my favourite character

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I have to read it reaaaallly slowly to understand what's going on haha. I have a habit of reading really quickly so when I read books that are modern, I zip through them very quickly, whereas it takes me a bit of time to absorb the Illiad...
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any of the books about animals by Gerald Durrell ?
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I have to read it reaaaallly slowly to understand what's going on haha. I have a habit of reading really quickly so when I read books that are modern, I zip through them very quickly, whereas it takes me a bit of time to absorb the Illiad...
I had a similar experience, reading epic style poetry is very different from modern prose

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If you get into HG Wells there's a lot of stuff he wrote. Novels and and whole load of short stories. I think the language he uses are great and the themes and general atmosphere of his stories are fabulous.

Just to make things easy for you, links to a complete collection of his works:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/HG-Wells-Cla...words=HG+wells
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Sho...+short+stories
http://www.amazon.co.uk/HG-Wells-Cla...lls+collection
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HG Wells is amazing.You should defo read.
Skulduggery Pleasant-LEGENDARY
Gone Series
Cherub
H.I.V.E
Henderson Boys
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