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Hi!!!!
I hope you're having a good day 😍

I really, really want to find novels that have good vocabulary and are well written.
I'm not into stories with dark/criminal/horror themes, I generally prefer happy/romantic/funny novels but you can recommend any, ANY book that you think is worthwhile (specifically in vocabulary and writing) ... and I'd really appreciate it 💚

Thank you so much in advance
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  • Paula by Isabel Allende
  • Please Look After Mother by Kyung-Sook Shin
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa
  • If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern

If you like happy/romance/funny books, then hands down Cecelia Ahern's books are for you. She's an exceptional author with exceptional novels. :rambo: You may as well read every single one of her novels! The one I've recommended is my favourite one of hers (thus far). I also realise that you said you weren't into dark books but Perfume is a masterpiece that should never be overlooked.
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  • Paula by Isabel Allende
  • Please Look After Mother by Kyung-Sook Shin
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa
  • If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern

If you like happy/romance/funny books, then hands down Cecelia Ahern's books are for you. She's an exceptional author with exceptional novels. :rambo: You may as well read every single one of her novels! The one I've recommended is my favourite one of hers (thus far). I also realise that you said you weren't into dark books but Perfume is a masterpiece that should never be overlooked.
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(Original post by Vanessa Rose 01)
Hi!!!!
I hope you're having a good day 😍

I really, really want to find novels that have good vocabulary and are well written.
I'm not into stories with dark/criminal/horror themes, I generally prefer happy/romantic/funny novels but you can recommend any, ANY book that you think is worthwhile (specifically in vocabulary and writing) ... and I'd really appreciate it 💚

Thank you so much in advance
In this case, I recommend to read Oscar Wilde's one written novel, namely The Picture of Dorian Gray! Very fine vocabulary and very well written as you wished! it is worth to read, if you didn't so far.
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In this case, I recommend to read Oscar Wilde's one written novel, namely The Picture of Dorian Gray! Very fine vocabulary and very well written as you wished! it is worth to read, if you didn't so far.
No I haven't read it yet. Thank youuu 😊💚
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No I haven't read it yet. Thank youuu 😊💚
You are welcome. Can I even recommend you to read books which are not originally written in English, but translated?
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You are welcome. Can I even recommend you to read books which are not originally written in English, but translated?
All but 1 of my recommended books were originally written in a foreign language, so I assume it'd be fine. :rambo:

As an aside, although I'm aware that it's not a novel, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is one of my favourite plays of all time. Even now when I read it, I can't help but burst out in laughter.
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The Chronicles of Narnia - SERIOUSLY recommend! It’s great
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You are welcome. Can I even recommend you to read books which are not originally written in English, but translated?
Please recommend them to me!!! Some of the best books I've ever read have been translations... I only wish I could read them in their original language!
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All but 1 of my recommended books were originally written in a foreign language, so I assume it'd be fine. :rambo:

As an aside, although I'm aware that it's not a novel, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is one of my favourite plays of all time. Even now when I read it, I can't help but burst out in laughter.
I know what you are talking about, I have read it in original language and it is funny written, especially the ambiguity of earnest is hilarious.

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Please recommend them to me!!! Some of the best books I've ever read have been translations... I only wish I could read them in their original language!
If you like ciphers combined with puzzling metaphors, read so many works about Kafka as you can. Those are really a tough written.
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I know what you are talking about, I have read it in original language and it is funny written, especially the ambiguity of earnest is hilarious.



If you like ciphers combined with puzzling metaphors, read so many works about Kafka as you can. Those are really a tough written.
Thank you! I keep hearing references to his books and I've never actually read any... hoping to get a Kindle for my 18th though so I'll definitely download a few!
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (and the other ones in that series too). They're pretty damn funny
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You are welcome. Can I even recommend you to read books which are not originally written in English, but translated?
Oh yes please!
I think those kind can be brilliant in their own way because they offer perspectives and outlooks which may have never occurred to you before, being that they are different cultures and all 😍
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Any of the works of Pushkin, Gogol, Doshoyevsky, Lermontov, Checkov and Tolstoy ... (I might be on a bit of a Russian literature binge at the moment )
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Young women💕💕😭 used to read it as a kid it’s soooo good and sweet. Especially for winter times
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Young women💕💕😭 used to read it as a kid it’s soooo good and sweet. Especially for winter times
Yes I like that book too.
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Any of the works of Pushkin, Gogol, Doshoyevsky, Lermontov, Checkov and Tolstoy ... (I might be on a bit of a Russian literature binge at the moment )
Lol
I love anything Russian, so thank you 😍
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The knife of never letting go trilogy by Patrick Ness. Takes a bit of getting into but it's a good trilogy.

Or His Dark materials by Philip Pullman. If you want romance that does have a strong love story in it but it's not the main theme.
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