What are some really good books.
I am 12 years old and I have a very high reading level so I love to read about love stories and am familiar with the Sara Dessen books so I was just wondering if there are any really good books out there that you guys would recommend. Thanks!!!
You sound a lot like how I was in school. I thought, “Screw children’s books!” and picked up Nora Roberts. Now I’ve collected and read 99% of her titles, and have also come to love Janet Evanovich–uproariously hilarious!–Susan Elizabeth Phillips–my favorite author–Sandra Brown–intriguing suspense and mystery. Diana Gabaldon definitely uses higher vocabulary, had me looking up several words every chapter or so. Her Outlander is my favorite book of all time. Christina Dodd’s books can get a little R-rated, I don’t recommend those for a twelve year old, but if you were interested, her Lost Texas Hearts series was quite the adventure. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, though popular and scoffed at by realists, was still entertaining to read. (And trust me, the book was a lot better than the movie.) Harry Potter, considered nerdy, but contains, perhaps metaphorically, the fundamentals of human society–racism, discrimination, good versus evil. The Sunfire romance series are good reads; each book is about a different teenage girl in a different part of history who falls in love and endures major life changes. Those are for young adults, and I think right up your alley. The same with S.E. Hinton’s books. Barbara Cartland is the ultimate romance author, with over 700 books in print, and I absolutely adore her work. Other authors to try are Julie Garwood, Judith McNaught, Danielle Steel, Sophie Kinsella, Catherine Anderson, and Catherine Coulter. Also, the classics are called just that for a reason! There are so many more I could name, but I hope this helps.
WHAT BOOK SERIES SHOULD I START… (I’m desperate).
I am a bookworm and have read and re-read all my books, and am in the mood for something new.
Since you didn’t tell us how old your are or what types of books you enjoy, I’m going to list books of all genres for kids, teens, and adults.Oh: Try this web site, too. This lady has the most WONDERFUL lists of books, divided by age group. You’ll surely find something you love there.Books and More for Kids and Adultshttp://booksandmore4kids.googlepages.com…Series for kids and/or teens:Madeleine L’Engle’s “Time” Quintet (although if you’re an adult and have never read these books, you really need to read them and then share them with your kids):A Wrinkle in TimeA Wind in the DoorA Swiftly Tilting PlanetAn Acceptable TimeMany WatersThere’s also Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables” series. Start with the book of that title and if you love it, there are 7 more books by L.M. Montgomery that are about Anne as she grows up and her marriage and children. There is also a new book, recently released, called “Before Green Gables” (I think), that is about Anne’s parents and her childhood before the Green Gables series began.If you like mysteries, try the Trixie Belden series. There are a lot of books, but the best ones are the first 5. After the 5th book, they’re not all that great.Trixie Belden and the Secret of the MansionTrixie Belden and the Red Trailer MysteryTrixie Belden and the Gatehouse MysteryTrixie Belden and the Mysterious VisitorTrixie Belden and the Mystery off Glen RoadElizabeth Enright’s “Melendy family” quartet and “Gone-away Lake” duo can be hard to find in bookstores, but your library should have them and Amazon.com usually is able to get them.- The Saturdays- The Four-Story Mistake- And Then There were Five- Spiderweb for Two* Gone-Away Lake* Return to Gone-AwayAnd how about the “Magic” series by Edward Eager:Half MagicMagic by the LakeTime GardenKnight’s CastleMagic or Not?Well-WishersSeven-Day MagicSeries for (mainly) adults:Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER series (you have never met a sexier, hunkier, lovelier man in fiction than Jamie Fraser):- Outlander (called ‘Cross-Stitch’ in the UK)- Dragonfly in Amber- Voyager- Drums of Autumn- The Fiery Cross- A Breath of Snow & AshesAdriana Trigiani’s BIG STONE GAP series:- Big Stone Gap- Big Cherry Holler- Milk Glass Moon- Home to Big Stone GapAlso by Adriana Trigiana- Lucia, LuciaElizabeth Buchan’s WIVES duo:- Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman- Wives Behaving Badly (this is the sequel)Jasper Fforde’s THURSDAY NEXT series (be sure you read the copyright page, all the footnotes, the adverts in the back -it’s all relevant! The books are set in an alternate universe where some things are identical with our earth and some things are ….. most definitely not! His books are very funny, but it’s a type of funny that sometimes borders on the bizarre.):- The Eyre Affair- Lost in a Good Book- The Well of Lost Plots- Something Rotten- Thursday Next: First Among SequelsDean Koontz’ ODD THOMAS series (he sees dead people, but it isn’t horror):- Odd Thomas- Forever Odd- Brother Odd- Odd HoursThe Fionavar Tapestry Books by Guy Gavriel Kay:- The Summer Tree- The Wandering Fire- The Darkest RoadAnd then there are Katherine Kurtz’s Deryni books. Some of these books are out of print and can be hard to find even in a used book store, but it’s worth finding them all. To read them by their internal chronology, the order is:* Camber of Culdi* Saint Camber* Camber the Heretic* The Harrowing of Gwynedd* King Javan’s Year* The Bastard Prince* In the King’s Service* Childe Morgan* Deryni Rising* Deryni Checkmate* High Deryni* The Bishop’s Heir* The King’s Justice* The Quest for Saint Camber* King Kelson’s BrideMarion Zimmer Bradley has written a brilliant retelling of the King Arthur legend: The Mists of Avalon. The legend is retold from the point of view of the women. She has also written quite a number of books that come before “Mists” and are centered on the mystical island of Avalon (*not* Glastonbury!) and the community of women who worship the Goddess. Whether or not you’re interested in reading the entire series, “Mists” is a book you won’t want to pass up.Although they’re not a series, Gregory McGuire’s fairy-tale retellings are brilliant:- Wicked- Mirror, Mirror- Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister- LostRichard North Patterson has written a number of books that are legal thrillers. The characters overlap – all the books are related but it isn’t truly a “series.”* The Lasko Tangent* The Outside Man* Escape The Night* Private Screening* Degree of Guilt* The Final Judgment(also published as Caroline Masters)* Eyes of a Child* Silent Witness* No Safe Place* Dark Lady* Protect and Defend* Balance of Power* Conviction* Exile* The Race
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What do people find appealing in the Twilight series.
Ok. I read all the books, and I regret every minute of it. Long hours of bad writing and cheesy plots didn’t make it for me. AND NOW! I WANT AN EXPLANATION! Why are people so obsessed with those books and the movies? I don’t get it! The movies are a perfect mix of bad acting and ridiculous lines! …. Omg,…
I think the whole series is awful. Not just because of the writing (which is so, so bad), or the crazy fangirls (who are irritating). Not because of the romance. I enjoy some romance in my reading. Not even because of the vampires and werewolves – vampire fiction is my favourite genre, and I even have a few vampire novels to my name (written around twelve years before this tripe slithered out from under its rock, thank goodness, so I can’t be accused of ‘copying’ the moron).I hate the series because it is basically one big how-to manual for stalkers. Meyer creates this misogynistic world where stalking, suicidal feelings, emotional abuse, and physical abuse are ‘romantic’, and where girls pine away for the man who is abusing them. And little girls are taking this to heart! I cannot count how many girls I’ve heard declare that they want a man who will treat them the way Edward treats Bella. I’ve also heard girls remark on how depressed they are when they realise that Edward and/or Jacob are fictional characters and they’ll never have one of them. It’s all thoroughly disturbing. :(As for suggestions… Have you read Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries? The plots are exponentially better than anything that dribbled out of Meyer’s brain, they have some great humour, and they were being published far before the Twilight craze began. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon is good, if you enjoy time travel and historical fiction.
what is your fave book/movie that you could watch over and over again and it will never get boring.
Why is it your fave and how many times have you read it so far? I need help on decided on a book to read….maybe one of your fave books could help me.AND IF YOU SAY BIBLE TRUST ME YOURS WILL NOT GET BEST ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…
Books:Romance – The Windflower by Laura London (Sharon and Tom Curtis)Inspirational – Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl (Holocaust)Historical – The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (First in a series)Classic – A Separate Peace by John Knowles (Always new layers of meaning)Movies:Life is BeautifulSound of MusicDirty DancingJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatA Knight’s TaleFour FeathersSixteen CandlesMonty Python and the Search for the Holy GrailGrease
Can someone just give me a complete overview of the novel Outlander or Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon.
SPOILERS AND ALL PLEASE. I am currently at the start of chapter 3. I realize the books just decrease in quality. My English teacher recommended it to me, but I have a serious issue with cheating. So it kind of bothers me that she will be falling in love with someone else while her marriage with Frank is so great….
She stays in the past and is forced to marry Jamie. She didn’t want to marry him, but had to–and after all, Frank didn’t exist in the 1700s so that marriage wasn’t valid and she wasn’t committing bigamy. She and Jamie fall madly in love, they have many adventures, and she becomes pregnant. She starts to try to return to the future, but she stops because she loves Jamie too much. At that point, the novel ends.The second novel begins when she’s back in the 20th century, with her and Jamie’s now grown daughter. She was forced to flee back to the present to escape death in the wake of the 1745 Battle of Colloden. Then the rest of the novel is a flashback of her and Jamie’s life and adventures in the years 1743-1745, at the end of which she escapes to the present. When she gets there, she’s traumatized from the battle and pregnant, too. She gets back with Frank, who has thought for the past 2 years that she was dead. She tells him what happened, and that she’s pregnant. He doesn’t believe her but wants her baby to have a father so they get back together and try to salvage their marriage. She consults historical records and learns that Jamie is dead so she has no reason ever to go back to the past again. But at the end of the novel, she learns that Jamie isn’t dead.The third novel is about her efforts to return to Jamie. We learn what she’s been up to in the 20th century. She and Frank moved to the USA and raised her daughter together while Claire also became a doctor. She and Frank don’t love each other anymore and Frank has lots of affairs with his young students, but they stay together for the sake of “their” daughter. When Claire learns Jamie survived the Battle of Colloden, she resolves to return to him, and she eventually succeeds. I think Frank died before this, too.The rest of the novels are in the past with Claire and Jamie together. Their daughter and daughter’s boyfriend also travel to the past too.
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