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i used to read almost everyday as a kid and my favourite books were from jacqueline wilson. idk why i quit reading but now at 18 i want to get into reading again because i remember how much i enjoyed it. but i have no idea where to start. what book do u recommend? like must-read books that i should read
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Six of crows duology should keep you hooked, I would also recommend the book thief also that's quite long or Khaled Hosseini's books. Some easy but interesting reads off the top of my head would be Illuminae, the knife of never letting go and Gone (they're all book series but of course you don't have to read the rest).
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i used to read almost everyday as a kid and my favourite books were from jacqueline wilson. idk why i quit reading but now at 18 i want to get into reading again because i remember how much i enjoyed it. but i have no idea where to start. what book do u recommend? like must-read books that i should read
If you're looking for something other than literature, I'd highly recommend "21 lessons for the 21st century" by Yuval Noah Harari. His writing is some of the most beautiful I've ever seen, and the book itself talks about current affairs in a very interesting and informative way.
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i used to read almost everyday as a kid and my favourite books were from jacqueline wilson. idk why i quit reading but now at 18 i want to get into reading again because i remember how much i enjoyed it. but i have no idea where to start. what book do u recommend? like must-read books that i should read
If you want to get a head start on life, read 12 rules for life, by Jordan B Peterson, and even better (as an extention after reading the book) you could listen to his biblical series on youtube, it's basically a psychological/scientific approach to the idea of god and it is one that (i think) is actually correct and practically useful. He goes over the famous stories in the bible and actually explains what they mean and their origin.
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i used to read almost everyday as a kid and my favourite books were from jacqueline wilson. idk why i quit reading but now at 18 i want to get into reading again because i remember how much i enjoyed it. but i have no idea where to start. what book do u recommend? like must-read books that i should read
YA books are good for getting back into reading, Radio Silence is a good one
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i used to read almost everyday as a kid and my favourite books were from jacqueline wilson. idk why i quit reading but now at 18 i want to get into reading again because i remember how much i enjoyed it. but i have no idea where to start. what book do u recommend? like must-read books that i should read
Ok I’ll tell you some of my favourites (mainly YA)

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
The Push
The Wife Upstairs
The Family Upstairs
The Book Thief
We Were Liars
The Song of Achilles

Also make a goodreads account to get good book recommendations, read peoples reviews, keep track of what you’re reading etc etc
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If you liked Jacqueline Wilson, that I'd suspect contemporary YA novels would be a good place to start up with reading again. Some personal favourites of mine that I've read over the past year or so are:

Melt My Heart - Bethany Rutter
Full Disclosure - Camryn Garrett
With The Fire On High - Elizabeth Acevedo
The Henna Wars - Adiba Jaigirdar
Date Me, Bryson Keller - Kevin van Whye
The Black Flamingo - Dean Atta
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i used to read almost everyday as a kid and my favourite books were from jacqueline wilson. idk why i quit reading but now at 18 i want to get into reading again because i remember how much i enjoyed it. but i have no idea where to start. what book do u recommend? like must-read books that i should read
Books by Cathy glass, Lisa stone and Mike pannett are all amazing and deffo worth a read.
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The 'Slated' series is absolutely amazing, 'Cinderella is Dead', and 'Noughts and Crosses' as well. But if your favourite books were Jacqueline Wilson, I'd recommend therapy
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The 'Slated' series is absolutely amazing, 'Cinderella is Dead', and 'Noughts and Crosses' as well. But if your favourite books were Jacqueline Wilson, I'd recommend therapy
LOL she was probably young, they weren’t my favourites but they were addictive when i was like 10/11.
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Nothing by Jordan Peterson that's for damn sure, lmfao. What kind of stuff are you interested in? There's a million and one books out there.
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Ace of spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
The poppy war by R.F Kuang
An ember in the ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The atlas six by Olivia Blake

Check out #booktok on tik tok there’s like thousands of recommendations.
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