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  1. #1
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    Recommend me a book!

    In the new year I will be attempting a 52 books in 52 weeks (or a year) challenge. I'm compiling a list of books I would like to read and am now, at 35 books, lacking inspiration. I was hoping you guys wouldn't mind recommending a good book. The book must be at least 100 pages long. I'm not terribly into Austen or similar so would prefer to leave those for now. I like sci-fi, fantasy and crime novels the most but am open to most genres. Here's my list so far so you can get a feel for what I like (or migh

    1. A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens
    2. A Game of Thrones- George R R Martin
    3. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life- Chris Hadfield
    4. Around the World in Eighty Days- Jules Verne
    5. Battle Magic- Tamora Pierce
    6. Casino Royale- Ian Fleming
    7. Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins
    8. Darwin’s Children- Greg Bear
    9. Darwin’s Radio- Greg Bear
    10. Day of the Triffids- John Windam
    11. Death in the Clouds- Agatha Christie
    12. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep- Philip K Dick
    13. Dracula- Bram Stoker
    14. Gulliver’s Travels- Jonathan Swift
    15. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy- Douglass Adams
    16. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
    17. Journey to the Centre of the Earth- Jules Verne
    18. Life, The Universe and Everything- Douglas Adams
    19. Magician- Raymond E Feist
    20. Mockingjay- Suzanne Collins
    21. Mostly Harmless- Douglas Adams
    22. Nineteen Eighty-Four- George Orwell
    23. So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish- Douglas Adams
    24. The Book of Barely Imagined Being- Caspar Henderson
    25. The Hobbit- JRR Tolkien
    26. The Hound of the Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle
    27. The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins
    28. The Knife of Never Letting Go- Patrick Ness
    29. The Mysterious Affair at Styles- Agatha Christie
    30. The Pangolin Diary- David Stanley
    31. The Parasite- Arthur Conan Doyle
    32. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe- Douglas Adams
    33. The Secret Life of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd
    34. The Time Machine- H G Wells
    35. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea- Jules Verne
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  2. #3
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    Dandelion Wine

    by Ray Bradbury
    His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
    In the Woods (?) by Tana French
    The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
    Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
    Crusoe's Daughter by Jane Gardam
    Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym

  3. #5
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    Hmmm...well here are a few of my favourites [although they are teen novels as that is what I read]

    1. Ultraviolet by RJ Anderson [there is also a sequel to this if you like it]
    2. No and Me by Delphine de Vigan. [this has been translated from French]
    3. Whisper by Chrissie Keighery
    4. The Girl Who Could Fly
    5. Girl, Missing [plus the two others in the series]

    I'm sorry if these are a bit easy for you [maybe you could read them if you have a busy week]

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
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    A good idea! A few personal favorites:

    Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
    Watership Down by Richard Adams
    Firebringer by David Clement-Davies
    The Immortals Quartet by Tamora Pierce
    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson

    I mostly read YA fantasy lol.
    Mama to Isolde (Feb 2012) & Poet (Aug 2013)
    Crushes:
    Absalom Aslan Aura Beau Chrysanthemum Cocoa Coraline Crow Dandelion Dodger Dragonsong Echo El-ahrairah Fable Hawkeye Hedwig Ivan Kingsmark Ksenia Madrigal Mercury Oz Penna Poem Raspberry Sapphire Snow Sweetbriar Tundra Wit

    names and stories and such

  5. #9
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    Here are some of my favorites:
    The Alienist by Caleb Carr
    The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
    Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
    Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
    The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
    The Help by Katherine Stockett
    The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
    The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
    The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    Violet Gray
    Sad name-obsessed teenager and aspiring writer

    Current Name Crushes: August, Avery, & Flynn: Eliza, Georgiana & Dahlia

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