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#41 Dax

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:20 AM

As it's spring I suggest reading "Rappaccini's Daughter" by Hawthorne, as well as "Little Ida's Flowers," and "Thumbelina" by Hans Christian Andersen. All are short stories and can be read within 1-2 hours tops, and all have beautiful imagery that mirrors the luscious beauty of spring ^.^.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:35 PM

I'd recommend Inkheart.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:34 AM

As it's spring I suggest reading "Rappaccini's Daughter" by Hawthorne, as well as "Little Ida's Flowers," and "Thumbelina" by Hans Christian Andersen. All are short stories and can be read within 1-2 hours tops, and all have beautiful imagery that mirrors the luscious beauty of spring ^.^.


Why thank you Dax; although it is no longer Spring, I shall add these to my list. :happydance:

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins
Percy Jackson, Rick Riordan
Room, Emma Donoghue
Handle With Care, Jodi Picoult
Remember Me? Sophia Kinsella


Jane Erye is creepy :sob:



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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:27 PM

Inkheart
Jane Eyre
Wuthering Heights
The Hunger Games Trilogy
Monday to Friday Man (for those who posses an e-reader)
Before I Go To Sleep

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:49 AM

I'm reading Anna Karenina and finding it highly addictive, I'm hooked.
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Posted 30 July 2015 - 10:47 PM

I think most people on here would enjoy reading Andrew Peterson's Wingfeather Saga.  It's a series of 4 books.  It's Fantasy Young Adult fiction.  If you combined the Chronicles of Narnia book series with Harry Potter book series...I think you'd end up with something like the Wingfeather Saga.  I've finished the first 3 books and I'm in the middle of book 4.  The book order goes like this:

 

Book One: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

Book Two: North, or be Eaten!

Book Three: The Monster in the Hollows

Book Four: The Warden & the Wolf King

 

Really fun reading if you like Young Adult fantasy fiction!

 

P.S.  The first book has a lot of silly names and play on words...I thought it was a little distracting...but there is not as much in books 2 through 4.



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Posted 01 August 2015 - 09:17 PM

Also, I love Inkheart.  There is an Inkheart movie as well.  It's pretty good.



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Posted 17 September 2017 - 08:50 AM

I'm a bit sad I didn't get to add my books while this thread was not dead yet, so anyway I'm gonna add my recommendations.

 

  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
    Opened my eyes, it shares kind of a peaceful philosophy of life (if it makes sense), much more than I would have expected. I watched all the movies and the BBC series before, I didn't expect to find so much truth in it. It's kinda spiritual, but not so much in a religious way. 
     
  • East of Eden - John Steinbeck 
    It's a book that portrays life in the USA among 2 families at the beginning of the XXth century. You just feel like being in the life of those people, it's so human. Full of life lessons, I can't even find the words. "The book explores themes of depravity, beneficence, love, and the struggle for acceptance, greatness, and the capacity for self-destruction and especially of guilt and freedom." Just like Jane Eyre, that opened my eyes. Steinbeck actually won a Nobel Prize, well you understand while reading it. 
    BTW, they made an adaptation of the book, well I'm not going to watch it because for script purposes they chose an extract focused on a love story, which is (surprisingly for me) one of my least favorite stories of the book. Indeed the book is a mix of several stories happening at the same time (like in GOT for example).
     
  • John Grisham's books
    Complitely different style, but I discovered by surprise how much I love legal thrillers. "The legal thriller is a subgenre of thriller and crime fiction in which the major characters are lawyers and their employees" 
    I couldn't let go of The Firm, The Testament but above all The Rainmaker

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself. 

 

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 06:13 PM

I recommend any books by Ellen Hopkins....I've recently read almost half her books and I haven't been disappointed by ANY!

The Jackaby series is also amazing πŸ’—




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