Good novels to read? 241 views  •   2573 days ago
Marseille Academy     •  5,413 career posts  
So I'm supposed to start gathering ideas for my Christmas list - and some of the things I want is new books to read.
I won't limit you all to a genre as I'll look at previews/summaries online.
I'm currently reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and will start reading If I Stay afterwards.

Those are not the only kind of books I read - so don't feel obligated to stick with similar books. I will say this though: I know there are a lot of anime/manga fans on here and that is something I'm not too keen on buying. I just don't think they'll suit my reading needs.

Okay, aside from that and 50 Shades, I'm open to suggestions!

What novels have you enjoyed reading?
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If I stay if pretty boring, I read it.

13 reasons why by Jay Asher is really good but serious.

The novel begins as our narrator, Clay Jensen, mails a mysterious package to someone named Jenny. We soon learn that the package contains the audiotaped suicide note of Hannah Baker, a girl Clay had a crush on before she killed herself about two weeks ago. This is going to be a doozy, Shmoopers.

In the package, there are a total of seven cassette tapes and thirteen stories. On the first tape, Hannah tells her listeners that she holds each of them responsible in some way for her death, and that the tapes will explain why. After listening, each person must give the tapes to the next person on the list. She says that if anybody fails to pass them along, a copy of the recordings will be made public. The tapes also come with a map that listeners are meant to physically follow as they listen to her story.

Running Lean Diana L Sharple
In this YA debut from author Diana Sharples, love, self-esteem, and trust meld in a compelling story. Still reeling from the loss of his brother in Afghanistan, Calvin Greenlee pours himself into fixing his motorcycle and spending the rest of his time with his girlfriend, Stacy, who always has the right words to say. But when Stacy starts losing weight---a lot of weight---itís clear she has problems of her own. Calvin is determined to cure her---but could that only push Stacy further into danger?

I'm trying to find some honors reading list as that's what I am asking for books off of. I'd love to hear some of your suggestions.
Nights Lost Dreams     •  12,025 career posts 2573 days ago
Read The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day another good series similar to 50 shades.
Decorous Equus      •  23,336 career posts 2573 days ago
I second that you should read Thirteen Reasons Why, it was an excellent book. And I read Gone Girl a few months ago, really liked the main male character but I hated the woman, but it was a fairly good read from start to finish, kept me very interested. I personally liked Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut, I read it this summer as well as Slaughterhouse Five, they're pretty deep reads but very well written. I also really like Jodi Picoult, I've read Nineteen Minutes and Vanishing Acts by her and they're good dramatic books.
CactusisinaBox     •  19,227 career posts 2573 days ago
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