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MayaFly7
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I'm not too fussed about the genre but I must care about the characters. The last three books I read were 'Who is Tom Ditto', 'Perfect Ruin' and 'The Year of the Rat'. I don't really like fantasy (although I do like a lot of dystopian novels) and although I do like some 'classic' literature, I prefer to keep to what I have to read at Uni.

Any suggestions would be great!
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I am not sure whether you'll find my recommendations useful, as I myself am very picky with what I like to read and the particular genres that interest me.
I have recently read 'The Children Act' by Ian McEwan, which is a lovely story about a judge who is asked to make a difficult decision about a 17-year old boy's life. Have a look at a summary online, it is a captivating story and you'll probably finish the book in 1-2 days as I did!
You said you liked dystopian stories..,have you read '1984' by George Orwell yet? If not, definitely do it..it is an amazing story written around 1948; yet it addresses topics and issues that still very much present today, i.e. surveillance and transparency.

Other authors that I find a good choice when uncertain as to what to read next are John Grisham and Ken Follett.

Do you think, you could be interested in any of these?
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The BIBLE
then the QURAN

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Another vote for 1984, catch 22 is also woth a look.
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(Original post by FionaLM)
I am not sure whether you'll find my recommendations useful, as I myself am very picky with what I like to read and the particular genres that interest me.
I have recently read 'The Children Act' by Ian McEwan, which is a lovely story about a judge who is asked to make a difficult decision about a 17-year old boy's life. Have a look at a summary online, it is a captivating story and you'll probably finish the book in 1-2 days as I did!
You said you liked dystopian stories..,have you read '1984' by George Orwell yet? If not, definitely do it..it is an amazing story written around 1948; yet it addresses topics and issues that still very much present today, i.e. surveillance and transparency.

Other authors that I find a good choice when uncertain as to what to read next are John Grisham and Ken Follett.

Do you think, you could be interested in any of these?
Hi, thanks for the recommendations! I've read '1984' and I agree with you - the issues are still relevant nowadays! I read 'Atonement' by Ian McEwan for my A Level Literature coursework and I love his style of writing so a I think I will check out his other novels. I am familiar with Grisham although not Follett but I might check their stuff out. What are you reading at the moment? 😀
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Another vote for 1984, catch 22 is also woth a look.
I've read '1984' but not Catch 22 which I have been meaning to read for a while! What are you reading at the moment or what was the last book that you read and enjoyed?
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While it may seem a bit childish - Rick Riordan's novels are good in the way that they make you care about the characters, as well as the Eragon series.

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Have you read 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry'? If not then read that.
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As much as The Kite runner is perfection it is beaten only by A Thousand Splendid Suns, are absolute must reads
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Hi, thanks for the recommendations! I've read '1984' and I agree with you - the issues are still relevant nowadays! I read 'Atonement' by Ian McEwan for my A Level Literature coursework and I love his style of writing so a I think I will check out his other novels. I am familiar with Grisham although not Follett but I might check their stuff out. What are you reading at the moment? 😀
I am just starting Hillary Clintons 'hard Choices' as well as another 'good omens' by neil gayman & terry pratchett, can't say alot about these books yet...!
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Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
It's the about a couple whose traveling carnival failed, so they used drugs and radioactive material to alter the genes of their children. i shall say no more haha

have you read the catcher in the rye?
ooh about 5 years ago i read 'the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime' i can't remember much about it but i know I loved it
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I second justcoffeespoons recommendation of A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini! It is such a beautiful book that everyone should read- amazing characters too .

I also suggest that you check out The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. It's a debut novel set in Ancient Greece about the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus. This book is not normally my kind of thing (I also love dystopian novels) but I honestly could not put this book down.
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Here's some of the novels that I read over the summer that I enjoyed:

American Psycho
The Handmaid's Tale
The Colour Purple

I really loved The Colour Purple .
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