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Old February 3rd, 2007, 5:04 pm
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Re: Favorite non-Hp book/Author #2

Heck yes! Austen is amazing, we should start a new thread on that.


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Old February 4th, 2007, 6:41 am
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Re: Favorite non-Hp book/Author #2

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Old February 4th, 2007, 6:45 am
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.


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Old February 4th, 2007, 1:28 pm
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I like the Horrible Histories series by Terry Deary.They're really good quality!


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Old February 12th, 2007, 11:09 pm
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I've also recently started reading Stephen King's Dark Tower series - "The Gunslinger" is excellent - Roland is such a badass!

I highly reccomend this series. However, it IS for an older crowd definately. Also, you need to be familiar with other Stephen King books to really appreciate this series. And yes, Roland is one of my all time favorite characters.


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Old February 12th, 2007, 11:54 pm
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I read a lot of teen literature type stuff. They're easy to read but have a good story backing them up. Last year I read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and that was a phenomenal book. The imagery and depth of this book for teen literature is amazing. It scared me a little in the beginning and I thought that that was what high school was like, but at the end I was just in awe of how real the characters were in the story. I strongly recommend it if you haven't read it.


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Old February 13th, 2007, 12:19 am
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The Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody! I saw that they were mentioned once in the old version of this thread, but I think the series is definitely worth mentioning again because I believe any HP fan would LOVE it. It's kinda fantasy/sci-fi-ish, set in a post-apocalyptic future that's become somewhat medieval in many ways (because of a loss of technology), and there are a bunch of people (mostly all kids) who have developed special mental abilities (a little like X-Men). The main character, Elspeth, is one of them. It's a wonderful series, and I personally can't wait for the next book 'The Sending', due out late this year.

Also worth mentioning is the Glasswright series by Mindy L. Klasky. It's basically a fantasy, in a made-up world. There's some magical, supernatural stuff mentioned, but it's not a big part of the plot. The storyline centers on a girl named Rani. At the beginning of the series she is really young, like around 12 or 13, and by the end of the series she's in her early twenties. The storyline has lots of medieval-ish political drama going on involving conspiracies and plots to overthrow the good king, etc, and Rani gets caught up in the middle of it. It's all way too complicated for me to do it justice here - you'd be better off just checking the books out from a library yourself to see what I mean .

The 'Tales of the Otori' series by Lian Hearn is really good, too. It's set in a mythical, alternate feudal Japan with lots of ninja and magical elements to it .


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Old February 13th, 2007, 2:25 am
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I just finished Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. It was fantastic, totally put the movie to shame.

Also, I know others have said it, but I love Jane Austen, especially Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility. I grew up reading the classics - Jane Eyre, Black Beauty, and Little Women were some of my favorites.

For an older crowd (I'd say about 16-17 and up), I'd reccomend A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley, Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh, or The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I had to read those and more for a 20th Century Fiction class I took last semester, and loved them.

I also am a long time reader of the Wayfarer Redemption series. They're a fantasy series with a prophecy and great battles and whatnot. There's five books in all: the first three books were really good, but I haven't enjoyed the newest two as much.


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Old February 13th, 2007, 4:03 am
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The Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody! I saw that they were mentioned once in the old version of this thread, but I think the series is definitely worth mentioning again because I believe any HP fan would LOVE it. It's kinda fantasy/sci-fi-ish, set in a post-apocalyptic future that's become somewhat medieval in many ways (because of a loss of technology), and there are a bunch of people (mostly all kids) who have developed special mental abilities (a little like X-Men). The main character, Elspeth, is one of them. It's a wonderful series, and I personally can't wait for the next book 'The Sending', due out late this year.

Yes, Obernewtyn is a fantastic series.
I really hope that The Sending does come out this year because The Keeping Place ended on such a cliff-hanger.


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Old February 13th, 2007, 4:18 am
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Re: Book Recommendations v2

1. my sister's keeper - jodi picoult [better for 14 and up]

2. brides of eden - linda crew [14 and up]

3. speak - laurie halse anderson [13 and up]

4. dead connection - charlie price [14 and up]

5. crunch time - mariah fredericks [12 and up]

6. uglies & pretties - scott westerfield [12 and up]

7. the game of sunken places - m.t. anderson [12 and up]





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Old February 14th, 2007, 5:16 pm
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Re: Favorite non-Hp book/Author #2

My favorite book is actually the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but Harry Potter comes in as a very, very, very, very, very, very, very close second.


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Old February 14th, 2007, 8:53 pm
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Re: Favorite non-Hp book/Author #2

The Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison. i STRONGLY recommend these books (Mainly for girls) after reading Harry Potter, they're the best remedy for that notorious depression we all get after finishing a Harry Potter book. they're light, funny, and take your mind off of Harry Potter ending.


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Re: Book Recommendations v2

I like the Doctor Who Novels from BBC Books Suitable for any one who watches the show. There's:
The Clockwise Man
The Monsters Inside
Winner Takes All
The Deviant Strain
Only Human
The Stealers Of Dreams
The Stone Rose
The Feast Of The Drowned
The Ressurection Casket
The Art Of Destruction
The Price of Paradise
The Nightmare of Black Island
I think there'll be more soon


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Old February 15th, 2007, 8:38 pm
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Re: Favorite non-Hp book/Author #2

I love Agatha Christie!!! I read a lot of books, very different from each other.
I've read the lord of the rings, all of Dan Brown's books, Juliette Benzoni, Katherine Neville, Criptonomicon serie, and lots of other books.

I love to read.


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Re: Book Recommendations v2

The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver
Fire Bringer and The Sight by David Clement-Davies
Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
The Borrible Trilogy (which is actually one book with three stories in it) by I Can't Remember


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Old February 18th, 2007, 4:33 pm
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Re: Book Recommendations v2

All of Haruki Murakami's books. He's an amazing japanese author. I've read so far:
- Kafka on the Shore
- Norwegian Wood
- Underground
- The Wind Up Bird Chronicles
- Sputnik Sweetheart
They're all amazing.


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Old February 19th, 2007, 1:03 am
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Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these books!! tolkien was genius, and anyone who says otherwise (or who says that LOTR isn't a 'literary" work) is, well, significantly less than a genius...


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Old February 19th, 2007, 1:06 am
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Harry Potter- J.K. Rowling [duhhh]
Twilight- by Stephanie Meyer
Lord of the Rings, The HObbit- JRR Tolkien.
The Mediator Series- Meg Cabot
The Phantom of the Opera- varies...


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The Phantom of the Opera- varies...
I read the Phantom of the Opera and I really enjoyed it. It first appeared as a newspaper series, which is why each chapter has a "cliff-hangar" type ending. But it did have one author.


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Old February 19th, 2007, 1:47 am
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Yeah, I thought it was brilliant! I couldn't keep my head out of it. But I've read some adaptations too...


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