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    I'm going to study English Lit at A2 - For coursework you have to compare two books of your choice. I just wanted to ask for recommendations on any books in these genres
    -Mystery
    -Romance
    -Adventure
    -Action

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    (Original post by the4thmonth)
    I'm going to study English Lit at A2 - For coursework you have to compare two books of your choice. I just wanted to ask for recommendations on any books in these genres
    -Mystery
    -Romance
    -Adventure
    -Action

    Thank you
    Just moving this to the English section for you

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    (Original post by the4thmonth)
    I'm going to study English Lit at A2 - For coursework you have to compare two books of your choice. I just wanted to ask for recommendations on any books in these genres
    -Mystery
    -Romance
    -Adventure
    -Action

    Thank you
    So obviously, you want to make a thematic link to your novels (I presume you mean novels as you said books).

    I'm not going to give you a huge list, because I'm not going to do your research for you. Yes it's summer, but let's not turn lazy!

    Mystery: there's loads, however I'm not into mystery books. You could pick a few from Doyle.
    Romance: it's a long list. You should change Romance to Love instead. Then narrow it down for example: maternal love, familial love, homosexual love, marriage love, forbidden love, etc.
    Adventure: The Catcher in the Rye, Huckleberry Finn, My Bondage and My Freedom, Treasure Island, The Sea Wolf, The Beach.
    Action: I think this is the same as adventure?
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    Are you doing LITB4?

    Make sure you pick novels that have very similar thematics, but interpret them in very different ways. I got full marks in all four pieces of coursework for both AS and A2, and a large portion of this attainment was down to picking the right novels to discuss.

    Mystery: The Woman in Black, Pere Goriot, The Fountainhead
    Romance: Madame Bovary, Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina, The Idiot, Pride and Prejudice, Mrs Dalloway
    Adventure: She, Frankenstein, The Heart of Darkness, Treasure Island
    Action: Not really sure...and perhaps a difficult genre to compare within.
 
 
 
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