Book Recommendations

Welcome to Book Recommendations! I will be submitting my own recs but also hope to get submissions from other people for me to post.

Please only post books you have read.

I will post everything submitted except the following:
-Anything that's sole purpose is ADULT material
-Anything that's sole purpose is a message of hate

Books that are recommended will be listed with who rec'd them, whether it's a tumblr user or anon.

I will also reblog time to time people's posts on books or book sets, to spread the recs.

Also I hope this will be a way for people to meet other people who love the same books. Thanks for stopping by and send me your recs!


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aliceinwondercatland said: Hi :) Could you suggest some deep and clever contemporary books?

I’d say my favorite contender for a deep and clever contemporary book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. It’s amazing. It’s an epic, masterfully written, both in prose, characters, and plot.

I really wish I had more suggestions for this question…hopefully I will in the future, I’ve added several contemporary novels to my to-read list.

I’ll also mention White Oleander by Janet Fitch and Animal Farm by George Orwell.

Anyone out there have suggestions?  

coldspiral said: Having enjoyed Artemis Fowl & Skulduggery Pleasant, I'd perhaps recommend: Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce. Monster Blood Tattoo series by D.M. Cornish. Horatio Lyle series by Catherine Webb. The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus series) by Jonathan Stroud. And the Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix. All similar quirkiness, interesting characters & strong development etc.

Awesome, thanks!

sindrylle said: Would you recommend 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami?

I haven’t read it yet but have considered it! I’ve looked at the reviews on Goodreads, some people love it and some hate it!

tccallahan said: Hi I was wondering if you could recommend some books. I fell in love with Artemis Fowl and Skulduggery Pleasant and I was wondering if you knew more books like them. Thanks very much.

Oh my, thanks for the question, I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t read either one of those series. I’m going to recommend a children/teen series I really liked, it’s mystery & gothic and has humor - the Johnny Dixon series by John Bellairs - such as “The Curse of the Blue Figurine”, “The Mummy, The Will, and The Crypt” and “the Spell of the Sorcerer’s Skull” and also will recommend a couple of adult series in the Urban Fantasy genre - one of them starts with “Angel’s Ink” by Jocelynn Drake (The Asylum’s Tales series) I’ve read the first 2, and another series starts with “Tinker” by Wen Spencer (Elfhome series) I’ve read the first 2.

Can anyone else recommend something to tccallahan?

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moarpowah:

Looking for a good horror-thriller? Starshine has just what you need, on our bi-weekly series Give It a Shot.

moarpowah:

Looking for a good horror-thriller? Starshine has just what you need, on our bi-weekly series Give It a Shot.

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magic-in-every-book:

Magic in Every Book’s DAD Recommends:
I asked my Dad to write down is Top 5 for these categories and here it is! I figure my Dad has 50 years of reading experience so here’s some recommendations to broaden your horizons!

Science Fiction

  1. The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey
  2. Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  3. Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
  4. Mote in God’s Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  5. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

High Fantasy

  1. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
  2. The Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham
  3. The Dagger and the Coin by Daniel Abraham
  4. War With The Mein by David Anthony Durham
  5. Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

Fantasy

  1. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  2. Boys Life by Robert McCammon
  3. John Carter series by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  4. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  5. Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

Horror and Thriller

  1. Charlier Parker series by John Connolly
  2. Dead Zone by Stephen King
  3. The Alienist by Caleb Carr
  4. Felix Castor series by Mike Carey
  5. Ghost Story by Peter Straub

Graphic Novels

  1. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  2. Lucifer by Mike Carey
  3. Unwritten by Mike Carey
  4. Y The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan
  5. Young Avengers by Allan Heinberg

(I’m sorry the book icons are so small!!)

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cheshirelibrary:

Five Best Book Recommendation Services

[via Lifehacker.com]

If you’re on the hunt for something new and interesting to read, you have plenty of places to turn. This week, we’re looking at five of the best book recommendation sites, services, or groups.There are tons of great ideas, here are the top five…

I love Goodreads and Bookbub (lots of free Kindle books when you subscribe!) Will have to check out these others :)

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Modern Books And The Classics They Reference

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Lately, I’ve loved books that reference different authors or books, and share themes, ideas or a plot with that classic. 

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Anonymous said: Suggestions for a good series to read?

thebooker:

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo
  • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  • Robert Langdon by Dan Brown
  • Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
  • The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Fallen World by Megan Crewe
  • William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher
  • Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee
  • Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
  • The Moon Dwellers by David Estes
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  • Kissed by Death by Tara Fuller
  • Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  • The Enemy by Charlie Higson
  • Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  • Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa
  • Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (spin-off to Vampire Academy)
  • Dark Swan by Richelle Mead
  • Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  • Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
  • Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Revenants by Amy Plum
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  • Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan (spin-off to Percy Jackson)
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  • Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson (the sequel to Steelheart is out next year!)
  • The Archived by Victoria Schwab
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • All the Wrong Questions by Lemony Snicket
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent
  • Variant by Robison Wells
  • Mind Games by Kiersten White
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  • Wolfe Brothers by Markus Zusak

The ones I’ve listed are from a range of genres, mostly YA because I tend to read more adult standalones. They’re all ones I enjoy personally, though in some cases I’ve only read the first book. Look them up on Goodreads for more info.

If you wanted more specific recommendations, let me know!

I’m going to add Pendergast seriers by Preston & Child - Genre: thriller, mystery & horror

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