Any good books to read for my book review?
2009-11-27 20:34:35 UTC
I need to do a book review for my holiday assignment and I have until January next year. I have no idea how to begin my search for the right book so yup I'm looking for suggestions! preferably books that are not shallow (i.e no chick-lits) because.. well you know teachers. hahaha. so perhaps something like My Sister's Keeper? :) thanks a bunch in advance! hope I'm not too picky ><

ps. please try not to suggest books with strong political themes :/
Four answers:
2009-11-27 21:02:50 UTC

Autobiography Of A Wardrobe: a memoir - Elizabeth Kendall

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World – Vicki Myron

Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire – Amanda Foreman

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette – Carolly Erickson


A Hundred Dresses – Eleanor Estes

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen

Graceling – Kristin Cashore

Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren

The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett

The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen - Alan Garner

Tiger Rising – Kate DiCamillo

Woman In The Wall – Patrice Kindl


A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

Animal Farm - George Orwell

Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Nobody's Boy - Hector Malot

The Moonstone: a Romance - Wilkie Collins

The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James

Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: #5- Jeff Kinney

Sleeping With The Fishes – MaryJanice Davidson

Undead Series – MaryJanice Davidson


A.B.C. Murders – Agatha Christie

Perfume - Patrick Suskind

Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

The Poisoned Chocolates Case - Anthony Berkeley

Towards Zero – Agatha Christie


♫A reliable wife : a novel - Robert Goolrick

♫Fallout – Ellen Hopkins(2010)

♫How to Be Good - Nick Hornby

♫Once A Witch – Carolyn MacCullough

♫The Breakdown Lane - Jacquelyn Mitchard

♫The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

♫The Nanny Diaries: a novel – Emma McLaughlin

♫The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

♫The Tea Rose series - Jennifer Donnelly

♫The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield

Vanishing Acts: A Novel – Jodi Picoult


501 Must See Movies - Niel Randles

Julie & Julia [My Year of Cooking Dangerously] – Julie Powell

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer

This is Chick-Lit – Lots of people


A Great and Terrible Beauty Series – Libba Bray

Aquamarine –Alice Hoffman

City of Bones- Cassandra Clare

Daughters of the sea : Hannah - Kathryn Lasky

Dead until Dark - Charlaine Harris

Mediator Series – Meg Cabot

Sussanah Morrow – Megan Chance

The Alchemyst Series - Michael Scott

The Faerie Path- Frewin Jones

The Fetch– Laura Whitcomb

The Grand Summer of Spells & Other Tales – Barbara E. Hill

The Host – Stephenie Meyer

The Mermaid Chair - Sue Monk Kidd

The Midnight Twins Series – Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Secret of Mermaid Island – Judith Wade

Wings – Aprilynne Pike


♥A Countess Below Stairs – Eva Ibotson

♥A Sweet Disorder - Jacqueline Kolosov

♥Boys Series – Meg Cabot

♥Bride Quartet Series – Nora Roberts

♥Cheri and the Last of Cheri - Colette

♥Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict - Laurie Viera Rigler

♥Crash Into Me - Albert Borris

♥Educating Carolina – Patricia Cabot

♥Impetuous – Lori Foster

♥Just Ella - Margaret Peterson Haddix

♥King's Rose - Alisa M Libby

♥Peony In Love – Lisa See

♥Perfect Chemistry – Simone Elkeles

♥Ransom My Heart – Meg Cabot

♥Secrets of the Tudor court : pleasure palace - Kate Emerson

♥Something Borrowed - Emily Giffin

♥Splendor – Anna Godbersen

♥Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – Lisa See

♥Thanks For the Memories – Cecelia Ahern

♥The Last Mermaid – Shana Abe

♥The Mermaid Song – Marianne Willman

♥The Red Necklace – Sally Gardner

♥The Scandals of an Innocent - Nicola Cornick

♥The Wish -Marianne Willman

♥Touch - Francine Prose

♥Virgin's secret - Victoria Alexander

♥Where Roses Grow by Patricia Cabot

♥A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb

♥The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen


Elements of Writing Fiction-Beginnings, Middles, & Ends – Nancy Kress

Organize Your Life: free yourself from clutter & find more personal time – Kate Kelly, Ronni Eisenberg

Organize Yourself! – Kate Kelly, Ronni Eisenberg

Perfumes – Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez

The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Legal History – Peter Charles Hoffer

Witch-Hunt: Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials – Marc Aronson


A Novel Idea – Aimee Friedman

Alphas – Lisi Harrison(2010)

Georgia Nicholson Series - Louise Rennison

How Not To Be Popular – Jennifer Ziegler

L.A. Candy – Lauren Conrad

Paisley Hanover Acts Out - Cameron Tuttle

Picture Perfect by Catherine Clark

Prep: A Novel - Curtis Sittenfeld

Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot

Secrets of my Hollywood Life – Jen Calonita

Snowed In – Rachel Hawthorne

Stealing Heaven – Elizabeth Scott

Stray – Stacy Goldblatt

Summer After – Carrie Karasyov

Summer Intern- Carrie Karasyov

The Clique Series – Lisi Harrison

The Debutante - Kathryn Williams

The Market – J.M. Steele

TTYL Series – Lauren Myracie

Vegan Virgin Valentine - Carolyn Mackler

Wish I Might: from the life of Willa Havis
2009-11-28 04:50:07 UTC
Well, here are my favorite books/series:

The Vampire Diaries-L.J. Smith. VERY GOOD!!!!! The first book is The Awakening and The Struggle (Two books are combined in one. This was a 4 book series, but they condensed it into 2 and republished it) Recently, a 3rd book, Nightfall, has been released.

The House of Night series-P.C Cast + Kristen Cast. EXTREMELY GOOD!!!! It gets better each book!! First book: Marked. This has alot of cussing and dirty talk, so only read this if you are very mature.

Vampire Academy series- Richelle Mead. Another EXTREMELY GOOD for this one! It's kinda like Harry Potter, in that there's a whole world and society that humanity is unaware of- of Vampires! First book is Vampire Academy, followed by Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, and Blood Promise.

The Mortal Instruments series- Cassandra Clare. Really awsome!!!! It's all I can say!! The first book is City of Bones! Followed by City of Ashes and City of Glass.

The Secret of Laurel Oaks- Lois Ruby. Quite good! An awsome story that switches between the past and the present, in a haunted plantation.

Uglies series- Scott Westerfeld. An amazing sci fi. Truly amazing. First book: Uglies, followed by Pretties, Specials, and Extras.

Midnighters-Scott Westerfeld. I didn't really think it would be good, but I was out of books for the moment so I checked it out, and it was really good! Better than I thought. Scott Westerfeld is an awsome writer.

How to Ditch Your Fairy- Justine Larbalestier. Pretty good! A very interesting story... written by Scott Westerfeld's wife, so you know it's gotta be good!

Likely Story series- David Van Etten. Pretty cool! the first book is Likely Story.

Maximum Ride-James Patterson. Really good!!! Prepare to soar, literally! First book: Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment.

Gone series- Michael Grant. This is a very interesting story! Really interesting.... it's cool! The first book is Gone, followed by Hunger.

Skinned- Robin Wasserman. Another cool sci fi. Second book is Crashed.

Warriors series-Erin Hunter. If you are a cat lover, or enjoy animal stories, then you would probably like this one. There are three separate series in this, so be sure to get the very first one. It is Into the Wild.

Hope I helped! Some of these are becoming movies, too! You should also just browse the bookstore, too. That is how I found most of these amazing stories!
2009-11-28 04:41:40 UTC
Well if you liked "My sister's Keeper" Than the same author wrote another book called "Second Glance" Not like "My Sister's Keeper" BUt it has a brilliant storyline. Digital Fortress By Dan Brown, The Naked Face by Sydney Sheldon( I recommend the most). Stephen King's Misery was a GREAT book. I've read it many times.

Hope this helped! :D
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2009-11-28 04:42:58 UTC
I loved the book "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold. But I'm not sure what type of book that you're looking for? It is really good though!

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