Post # 1
I love books and would love suggestions! I am running a book club at my work and we just finished the Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children series.
Most of the books we tend to gravitate towards are fantasy novels. We have read and enjoyed The Mortal instrument series, Divergent, Hunger Games, Maze runner, fifth wave, the other Boleyn girl, the game of thrones series and Incarceron to name a few.
We are into fantasy and YA. But we are really open to anything! I would love to hear any suggestions that you might have (I feel like I’m at a dead end for recommendations!)
Thanks bees! (also, if you haven’t read the books above, I highly recommend them!!)
Post # 2
I’ve been reading Home by Marilynne Robinson. I read her Gilead earlier this year and really enjoyed it. I like her style.
Oh and you want a recommendation for your book club. I think that Rainbow Rowell would be a good fit for your group! Fangirl might be perfect!
Post # 3
What did you think of the second and third book? I read the first and enjoyed it!
I’m rereading Inferno by Dan Brown. I just finished I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron and loved it. Light and funny.
Recent reads I’ve enjoyed (warning: I teach HS so read a fair amount of YA books): Thirteen Reasons Why, Reconstructing Amelia, Me Before You, The Kind Worth Killing, Birdbox, The Circle, the “Red Rising” series, etc.
I totally recommend Birdbox! It’s a psychological thriller and I loved it!
Post # 4
thank you, I will definitely look into all of them 🙂
I loved the red rising series, I’ll have to recommend it for the club though, forgot about that one!
I loved the books and the ideas were awesome. But the second one annoyed me a little bit. I think the love story took a bit away from the actual story. I don’t remember if the third one annoyed me, I switched to an audio book so it may have changed how I processed the book. However it ended AMAZING! So I can’t stay mad.
I also loved the Red Queen series. I cannot wait for the third book to come out! It’s killing me. If you haven’t read that one yet, I would!
Post # 5
If you haven’t already read it, I can’t recommend The Night Circusby by Erin Morgenstern highly enough.
Post # 6
Plea of Insanity by Jilliane Hoffman. I bought this book several years ago at the dollar store and I never got around to reading it til now. It’s really good so far.
Post # 7
I just bought Philippa Gregory’s book ‘Three Sisters, Three Queens’ so I have just started reading that. Before that I had read Shakespeare – Richard II and Henry IV Parts I & II. I was going to finish all the historical plays before reading my new book but I just couldn’t concentrate enough on Shakespeare.
If you like fantasy, the Schooled in Magic series by Christopher Nuttall is apparently pretty good. I have read a little bit of the first one and I enjoyed it.
Post # 8
i love fantasy and YA! based on what you like i’d recommend the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman! I also really love Something Wicked This Way Comes, a short fantasy novel/novella by Ray Bradbury.
If you’re looking to expand into sci-fi I’d recommend Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke and if you want a great YA historical fiction I recommend The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle or Mary Queen of Scots.
Post # 9
I/we haven’t read that series I’ll have to look it up and add it!
I’ll have to look it up, but the title sounds really intriguing!
I will have to look up that series! And I love Philippa Gregory!!! I hope you enjoy thay book!
Post # 10
ohh! Thank you! I have not read any of those how great! I always get the His Dark Materials confused with the Darkest Minds, so I think that’s why I’ve just never read it! I kept thinking that I have cuz the name, but I just looked it up, not the same thing at all. Lol
Post # 11
Oh, and also the Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman! Kind of a darker “Harry Potter for grown ups.”
Post # 12
Ember in the ashes. Anxiously awaiting #2 in the series! Being released on the 30th!
ps can I join your book club? I love all your book choices!
Post # 13
You can go to the classics, Brave New World and Day of the Triffids are wonderful fantasy reads. I have been reading Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins but I just can’t get into it like I have with his other books. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a favorite. I ordered a used copy of The Great Gatsby off Amazon last night after watching the Baz Luhrmann movie version. Seems like a good read.
Post # 14
I read Me Before You–it was sad but it made me think a lot. Still trying to decide if I actually liked it or not.
Am going to begin re-reading my favorite classic, Wuthering Heights again.
Post # 15
I think that’s on my Kindle wish list! I started watching the TV series, so haven’t decided if j just want to wait until the TV series is done to read it or not….
ohhh… I’m going to have to look that up! I feel like i always start books that are part of a series and then I have to wait for the next one and it slowly kills me! Lol I would love to talk to you about books! Especially if we have the same tastes!!! Have you read all of the books I mentioned in my op?!
the Great Gatsby is a good read! Hopefully, you will love it! I could definitely put some classics on our list! Thanks for the suggestion, they didn’t even cross my mind! I have never read jitterbug perfume or anything by Tom Robbins actually, I will have to look into him! Thanks!
I don’t think I could read me before you! I read The Fault in Our Stars recently and I can’t handle another sad/heavy book right now, I’m still processing that one! I love Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice. A book really shows its worth if you can enjoy reading it over and over again!