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Posted 2/11/08 , edited 7/14/08
Here is a list of books that people recommend! =] Everyone post your favorite books!




Agatha Christie
~10 little black people (Criminology)

Anne Cassidy
~Looking For JJ

Anne Rice
~All Books

Betty Smith
~A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (tells the tales about life...)

Benjamin Hoff
~The Tao of Pooh

Brian Caswell
~A Cage Of Butterflies

Caroline Wilkinson
1.Dragon Keeper
2.Garden Of The Purple Dragon
3.Dragon Moon

Cinda Williams Chima
~The Warrior Heir (Fantasy/adventure....absolutely amazing!)
~The Wizard Heir (Fantasy/ Adventure...even better!)

Christopher Paolini
~Eragon (Triology)

Cornelia Funke
1.Inkheart
2.Inkspell

Dan Brown
~The Da vinci code (Thriller/Mystery)

Dareen Shan
Cirque du freak

David Eddings
~The Belgariad/The Mallorean (Read this or regret.The characters are really original.David Eddings really has a way with books.)

Diana Wynne Jones
~The Lives of Christopher Chant (1988) Carnegie Medal, Commended
~Conrad's Fate (2005)
~Charmed Life (1977) Carnegie Medal, Commended; Guardian Award; Preis der Leseratten (ZDF Schülerexpress, Germany)
~The Magicians of Caprona (1980)
~The Pinhoe Egg (2006)
~Mixed Magics (2000) (short stories of varying internal dates)
~Stealer of Souls (2002) (published for World Book Day 2002) - this story was previously published in Mixed Magics
~Witch Week (1982) (separate from other books in series, but set in same era as Charmed Life)

Elizibeth Redfern
~The Music Of Spheres
~Where the Red Fern Grows
~There's a Boy in the Girls Bathroom

Eoin Colfer
~Artemis Fowl Series (Genius.Enough said.)
1. Artemis Fowl (2001)
2. The Arctic Incident (2002)
3. The Eternity Code (2003)
4. The Opal Deception (2005)
5. The Lost Colony (2006)
6. The Time Paradox (2008)

Frances Hodgson Burnett
~A Little Princess (Classic/ Romance)
~The Secret Garden

Garth Nix
~Abhorsen Trilogy
1.Sabriel
2.Lirael
3.Abhorsen
4.Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen
~Keys to the Kingdom
1.Mister Monday (2003)
2.Grim Tuesday (2003)
3.Drowned Wednesday (2005)
4.Sir Thursday (2006)
5.Lady Friday (2007)
6.Superior Saturday (2008)

Graham Joyce
~Dreamside

Heather Henson
~Making the Run

Hedwig Courts Mahler
~The Orphan (Classic/ Romance)

Hillary Frank
~Better Than Running At Night

James Henegan / Bruce Mcbay
~Waiting For Sarah

Jane Austen
~Pride and Prejudice (Classic/ Romance)
~Sense and Sensibility
~Emma

Jenny Nimmo
~Children of the Red King Series (This series is like Harry Potter so if you liked Harry Potter you would like this)
1. Midnight for Charlie Bone (2002)
2. The Time Twister (2002)
3. The Blue Boa (2004) (aka Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy)
4. The Castle of Mirrors (2005) (aka Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors)
5. Charlie Bone and the Hidden King (2006)
6. Charlie Bone and The Beast (2007) (aka Charlie Bone And the Wilderness Wolf)
7. Charlie Bone and the Shadow (2008)

J.K.Rowling
~Harry Potter Series

Jodi Picoult:
~My Sister's Keeper

Jonathan Stroud
~Bartimaeus Trilogy

John Green
~Looking for Alaska

John Grisham
~Runaway Jury
~A Time to Kill
~The Firm
~A Painted House

J.R.R. Tolken
~The Hobbit

Kazuo Ishiguro
~Never Let Me Go

Kevin Brooks
~Candy
~Lucas
~The Road of the Dead
~Being


Laurie Halse Anderson
~Prom

Lemony Snicket
~Horseradish
~Series of Unfortunate Events

Linda Bray:
1.A Great and Terrible Beauty (You will absolutley LOVE these books!) (Fantasy/Adventure)
2.Rebel Angels
3.The Sweet Far Thing

Madeline L'Engle
~A Wrinkle In Time

Mark Twain
~The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
~A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court
~Puddinhead Wilson

Mark Robson
1.Imperial Spy
2.Imperial Assasin
~Septimus Heap chronicles
1.Magyk
2.Flyte
3.Physik
4.Queste

Marianne Curley
(Amazing! If you liked a Great and Terrible Beauty or The Wizard Heir you will love these!)
~The Gaurdians of Time Trilogy
1.The Named
2.The Dark
3.The Key

Margaret Peterson Haddix
~Running Out of Time
~Shadow Children Series (about a world that doesn't allow 3rd Children)
1.Among the Hidden
2.Among the Impostor
3.Among the Betrayed
4.Among the Barons
5.Among the Brave
6.Among the Enemy
7.Among the Free

Mary Higgins Clark
~Where are the kids? (Criminology)

Meg Cabot:
~Mediator Series
~1-800 Where Are You series by Meg Cabot or Jenny Carrol

Michael Pryor
1.Blaze of Glroy
2.Heart Of Gold

Michelle Paver
~Chronicles Of Ancient Darkness
1.Wolf Brother
2.Spirit Walker
3.Soul Eater
4.Outcast

Mitch Albom
~Tuesdays with Morrie
~Five People You Meet in Heaven

Nancy Werlin
~Rules of Survival

Paulo Coelho
~The Alchemist
~By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
~Eleven Minutes
~Veronika Decides to Die

Phillip Pullman
~The Golden Compass
~The Subtle Knife
~The Amber Spyglass

Robert Jordan
~The Wheel Of Time (absolutely epic)

Scott Westerfield
~Uglies Trilogy
~Peeps
~The Last Days

Sonya Harnett
~Surrender

Stephen King
~The Sack of Bones (Thriller/Mystery)

Stephenie Meyer:
1.Twilight
2.New Moon
3.Eclipse
4.Breaking Dawn (To be released August 2, 2008)
~Midnight Sun (Edward's View of Twilight...Release Date Not Set)

Sydney Sheldon
~All

Tamorra Peirce:
~Song of the Lioness series
1. Alanna: The First Adventure (1983)
2. In the Hand of the Goddess (1984)
3. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (1986) aka The Girl Who Rides Like a Man
4. Lioness Rampant (1988)
~Immortals
1. Wild Magic (1992)
2. Wolf Speaker (1994)
3. The Emperor Mage (1994)
4. The Realms of the Gods (1996)
~Protector of the Small
1. First Test (1999)
2. Page (2000)
3. Squire (2001)
4. Lady Knight (2002)
~Daughter of the Lioness
1. Trickster's Choice (2003)
2. Trickster's Queen (2004)
~Tortall
1. Terrier (2006)
2. Bloodhound (2007)

Terry Pratchett
1.Wee Free Men
2.A Hat Full of Sky
3.Wintersmith

Trudi Canavan
~The Black Magician Trilogy
1.The Magicians' Guild (2001)
2.The Novice (2002)
3.The High Lord (2003)
~The Traitor Spy Trilogy (sequel to the Black Magician Trilogy)
1.The Ambassador's Mission
2.The Rogue
3.The Traitor Queen
The Magician's Apprentice (prequel stand-alone novel to the Black Magician Trilogy) (forthcoming ?)

Others:aka...we forgot the authors! =]
~Bruises
~Snitch



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oh i love the great and terrible beauty series. i didn't know their was a third book. Now i have to go get the book and read it.

books i recommend are:
- mediator series by Meg Cabot
-1-800 where are you series by Meg Cabot or jenny Carrol
- Any book by Tamorra Peirce especially the Lioness series.
- Bruises
- My sister's keeper
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Posted 2/20/08
A lot of good books are already mentioned,i can see.
Well,i'm going to recommend a few more:
1)The Wheel Of Time by Robert Jordan (absolutely epic)
2)The Belgariad/The Mallorean by David Eddings (Read this or regret.The characters are really original.David Eddings really has a way with books.)
3)Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Genius.Enough said.)
I only typed a few more old ones.There are many good books out there nowadays and there'll be many people typing them so i'll just write the older ones.
Posted 2/21/08
Books I recommend are
~A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith (tells the tales about life...)

-Cornelia Funke(fantasy/adventure writer)
-Dragon Rider
-Inkheart(action/adventure/fantasy)MUST READ
-Inkspell MUST READ
-The Thief Lord

Phillip Pullman
~The Golden Compass
~The Subtle Knife
~The Amber Spyglass

Stephanie Meyer (need to read the whole series)
~Twilight (Amazing!)
~New Moon(the least good but still great!)
~Eclipse(WOW!)



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Margaret Peterson Haddix
Shadow Children Series(about a world that doesn't allow 3rd Children)
~Among the Hidden
~Among the Impostor
~Among the Betrayed
~Among the Barons
~Among the Brave
~Among the Enemy
~Among the Free

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Tamora Pierce books
Song of the Lioness series
1. Alanna: The First Adventure (1983)
2. In the Hand of the Goddess (1984)
3. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (1986)
aka The Girl Who Rides Like a Man
4. Lioness Rampant (1988)
Immortals
1. Wild Magic (1992)
2. Wolf Speaker (1994)
3. The Emperor Mage (1994)
4. The Realms of the Gods (1996)
Protector of the Small
1. First Test (1999)
2. Page (2000)
3. Squire (2001)
4. Lady Knight (2002)
Daughter of the Lioness
1. Trickster's Choice (2003)
2. Trickster's Queen (2004)
Tortall
1. Terrier (2006)
2. Bloodhound (2007)

These books are all amazing. If you are going to read them, read them in the order I listed them. If not it won't have the same effect. I like how all of these series are set in the same world and that the previous characters show up again in the later books that way you dont' have to guess what happened to them.
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Oh, thnk you very much c-star, Amina_17, perfectzz, and HotToTrot, now i'll go and try to look for those books, can't wait!!!!
My recommendations...


Science - fiction:
* J.K.Rowling (Harry Potter,serie)
* Stephanie Meyer (Twilight, serie)
* Christopher Paolini (Eragon, triology)

Criminology:

* Mary Higgins Clark (Where are the kids?)
* Patricia Cornwell
* Agatha Christie (10 little black people)

Triller / Mystery
* Dan Brown (The Da vinci code)
* Stephen King (The Sack of Bones)

Classic / Romance:
* Frances Hodgson Burnett (A little princess)
* Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
* Hedwig Courts Mahler (The Orphan)
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meg cabot
i totally agree about the mediator series. even though all her books are good, this one actually makes sense and is more attention grabbing

of course... stephanie meyer
her twilight saga
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Starflower wrote:


Oh, thnk you very much c-star, Amina_17, perfectzz, and HotToTrot, now i'll go and try to look for those books, can't wait!!!!
My recommendations...


Science - fiction:
* J.K.Rowling (Harry Potter,serie)
* Stephanie Meyer (Twilight, serie)
* Christopher Paolini (Eragon, triology)

Criminology:

* Mary Higgins Clark (Where are the kids?)
* Patricia Cornwell
* Agatha Christie (10 little black people)

Triller / Mystery
* Dan Brown (The Da vinci code)
* Stephen King (The Sack of Bones)

Classic / Romance:
* Frances Hodgson Burnett (A little princess)
* Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
* Hedwig Courts Mahler (The Orphan)
Hope you'll like it too


Yeah...i totally loved The Da Vinci Code ^^
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Yeah...i totally loved The Da Vinci Code ^^


Glad to get to know people with similar likings!!! Hope that we'll have more
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Books by Diana Wynne Jones

In order of internal chronology:

The Lives of Christopher Chant (1988) Carnegie Medal, Commended
Conrad's Fate (2005)
Charmed Life (1977) Carnegie Medal, Commended; Guardian Award; Preis der Leseratten (ZDF Schülerexpress, Germany)
The Magicians of Caprona (1980)
The Pinhoe Egg (2006)
Mixed Magics (2000) (short stories of varying internal dates)
Stealer of Souls (2002) (published for World Book Day 2002) - this story was previously published in Mixed Magics
Witch Week (1982) (separate from other books in series, but set in same era as Charmed Life)

Castle series
Howl's Moving Castle (1986) Honor book for the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, 2004 Hayao Miyazaki movie nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
Castle in the Air (1990) Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, nominated
House of Many Ways (expected June 2008)

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Jenny Nimmo's Children of the red king series are good but they are for a younger audience. This series is like Harry Potter so if you liked Harry Potter you would like this.
~Children of the Red King Series
1. Midnight for Charlie Bone (2002)
2. The Time Twister (2002)
3. The Blue Boa (2004)
aka Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
4. The Castle of Mirrors (2005)
aka Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors
5. Charlie Bone and the Hidden King (2006)
6. Charlie Bone and The Beast (2007)
aka Charlie Bone And the Wilderness Wolf
7. Charlie Bone and the Shadow (2008)

Another series I recommend has already been mentioned and that is the Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer.
~Artemis Fowl Series
1. Artemis Fowl (2001)
2. The Arctic Incident (2002)
3. The Eternity Code (2003)
4. The Opal Deception (2005)
5. The Lost Colony (2006)
6. The Time Paradox (2008)

Posted 3/3/08
Wow most are children's books.
So, i'll recommend books for grown-ups (well, not all!)

John Grisham
Runaway Jury
A Time to Kill
The Firm
A Painted House

Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Emma

Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
Eleven Minutes
Veronika Decides to Die

Mitch Albom
Tuesdays with Morrie
Five People You Meet in Heaven

All Sydney Sheldon's
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Posted 3/3/08
I'm reading Pride and prejudice now for AP Lit class. I love the book so far.
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THE BESTEST BOOKS ARE TOTALLY
Waiting for sarah by james henegan and bruce mcbay
Snitch(i dun remember the author but once i know i'll tell yah)
Looking for JJ (dun remember author)
Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson
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