Who loves reading?

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I really love reading especially pretentious fiction, and I want to explore the world of books in a greater depth. Any suggestions? I have many authors who write books that I enjoy reading but I havent read all the books in the world to pick and choose a favourite author. This is probably cheesy but reading provides the knowledge of things you havent yet experienced and makes you realise wonderful things and explore other people's stories and I think it's wonderful.

Posted Thu 24th January, 2013 @ 18:11 by Will

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Michael Grant has written some good book.

And the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness are really good, the books are The Knife of Never Letting go, The Ask and The Answer and Monsters of Men

Answered Sat 2nd March, 2013 @ 19:39 by Agent006
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I agree with all those who have said John Green! As a rule i don't really read teen fiction that often because i find it a bit... I struggle with anything that doesn't sound plausable unless it is openly fantasy so if its a book about like a guy getting loads of money some how and going on a weird adventure i don't really like it because it isn't real enough. Having said that I read and really really enjoyed Perks of being a Wallflower. Greatest discovery i made book wise was not to be scarred of classics and "Adult books". The great gatsby is a favourite from the classics and i liked the first few Inspector morse Crime novels from Colin Dexter

Answered Wed 10th April, 2013 @ 23:02 by James Ellis
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John Green's bok- The Fault In Our Stars, is INCREDIBLE. you should aaaaaaall read it :)

Answered Mon 15th April, 2013 @ 15:32 by Neon
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yeah i love readin too although i never have the time these days, i used to sit down on a saturday and basically read for the whole day. I love books by  sophie mckenzie especiallt the girl missing series

Answered Thu 24th January, 2013 @ 18:17 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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I like reading, though i usually read non-fiction books.

I do read fiction as well from time to time - I particularly like the curious incident of the dog in the night time about a boy with aspergers syndrome which is really good. 

Answered Fri 15th February, 2013 @ 16:42 by Tilly - Team GR
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Yeah! Books are great, like other people said reading the classics is really worth while but I also like books by Terry Practchett and also crime novals like Agatha Christie's Poirot!

Answered Sun 3rd March, 2013 @ 15:32 by Antonia Loizou
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I have just read the Colour Purple and How Green Was My Valley - both 20th Century fiction. I loved them both, especially How Green Was My Valley. The writing is beautiful and I read all four hundred pages in less than two days. A real classic!

(Although the film is old and in black and white that is well worth watching as well - another classic!)

Answered Tue 5th March, 2013 @ 17:28 by Sunset
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i agree with thegirlwhoknewtoomuch....sophie mckenzie and malorie blackman are amazing authors. the hunger games series are also good.

Hope this helps

Answered Tue 5th March, 2013 @ 18:06 by Zainah
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Thanks! I have read many of John Green's books and the divergent series and also I have read The Maze Runner but I cant find the second book anywhere! Thanks for the suggestions bro

Answered Sun 7th April, 2013 @ 19:43 by Will
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I love reading and will try most books, however personally I have never liked many classics (terrible I know), Pride and Prejudice and other such books just bore me.

My personal favourites at the moment are the Michael Grant series (gone, hunger etc.), Patrick Ness is also brilliant. As you can tell I like the adventure/action type best :) been reading some typical easy going stuff at the moment just to go to sleep, Julia Golding - most of her books aren't that great but good fun :P A great series I did read recently was called Numbers, by Rachel Ward. Really interesting series :)

If anyone could reccommend a good classic or two to help with my anti classics problem it would be much appreciated ;)

Answered Tue 21st May, 2013 @ 19:08 by CoolKid
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Read the Spook's books, for example the Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney, he is an amazing person, I have seen him a couple of times and spoken to him . A film based on this is coming out in winter time, Can't wait, so excited!!!!!!! :)

Answered Wed 22nd May, 2013 @ 16:23 by Alice Deane
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Reading is the pull force of attraction. I will have a look at that, thanks. Have you read any book my Veronica Roth or Pittacus Lore or Rick Riordan? (Pretentious fiction)

Answered Thu 24th January, 2013 @ 18:20 by Will
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no i haven't, i'll have a look at them

Answered Thu 24th January, 2013 @ 18:25 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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If you want to read good books, read the Penquin Classics and the Wordsworth Classics. There is a reason these books are considered to be the best books ever written, they are brilliant.

95% of published fiction today isn't that great. This is because it aims to finish a story, not create a good narrative. Once you read enough 'modern' books, you'll realize that it's the same stuff again and again.

The remaining 5% would be books like The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

Or, there is Twilight...

Answered Thu 24th January, 2013 @ 18:37 by Sam Keene
Edited by Sam Keene on Thu 24th January, 2013 @ 18:37
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If you want to explore books in great depth then I sugesst reading the classics

Answered Fri 25th January, 2013 @ 07:19 by Pixie~Flirt (:
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I love reading at the moment because I'm doing English Literature at A - level I'm reading loads of classics, they are really good! For example:

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard ( modern)

Answered Fri 15th February, 2013 @ 16:14 by Alice Deane
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I LOVE READING!!! It helps me sleep at night otherwise my brain just can't switch off. By the way if anyone could recommend a book I'd be extremly gratful - CHICK LIT ONLY!!! I know it's very narrow minded but I enjoy it and it helps me sleep.

Feel free to comment if you have any suggestions: http://getrevising.co.uk/forums/topics/can_anyone_recommend_a_book

Answered Tue 19th March, 2013 @ 16:18 by Georgia
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The books I recommend

  1. Anything by John Green- start with The Fault in Our Stars
  2. Divergent series by Veronica Roth
  3. The Maze Runner Triology by James Dashner
  4. Blood Red Road by Moira Young
  5. The Selection by Keira Cass
  6.  Struck by Lightning by Chris Colfer ( a.k.a Kurt from Glee)

Thats all I could think of from the top of my head but if you want to find more books and more book recomendations then joing goodreads. They have  awesome lists such as this  one: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2216.YA_Dystopia_Novels#9917938 

Answered Sun 24th March, 2013 @ 12:11 by Rahmat Junaid
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I especially love the classics, with Jane Austin and Charlotte Bronte being my favourite authors. I've read most of Jane Austin's books, but so far, my favourite has to be 'Pride and Prejudice'. I would definitely recommend it!

Answered Wed 10th April, 2013 @ 22:44 by Anastasia
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Reading is my passion.

I'm a romantic. :P

Answered Sat 2nd March, 2013 @ 21:18 by Hapsa