need suggestions of a good book! :)

Discussion in 'Books' started by ~Salli~, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. ~Salli~

    ~Salli~ Member

    well actually a great book. i like mystery, suspense, history, religious, funny, sweet, type books. i just am looking for something really good, really interesting, the kinda book you can't put down! :)

    now i don't really like to much sci-fi or bloody stuff. any suggestions of something you loved to read would be most appreciated! some of my favorite books/authors i have read are anything by daniel quinn and the book "the shell seekers" was really good, it has been awhile since i have read anything and i am really wanting to grab on to something and start reading, so thanks again for your suggestions!
  2. puddin

    puddin Banned

    Running with scissors- Augusten Burroughs.
    If sex puts you off you may want to look elsewhere though.
  3. ~Salli~

    ~Salli~ Member

    sex is good, as longs as it's not a porn novel, lol!
    thanks for your help!
  4. puddin

    puddin Banned

    naah its not a porn novel its some guys memoirs of when he was growing up.
  5. gnrm23

    gnrm23 Senior Member

    theodore sturgeon:
  6. ~Salli~

    ~Salli~ Member

    thanks guys! i will check both of those out! sound very interesting :)

    and to everyone else, keep those suggestions coming!
  7. White Scorpion

    White Scorpion 4umotographer

    Dan Brown seems to be soaking up the media attention at the moment. I think you'll enjoy 'The DaVinci Code' and since so many people have read it, it would make a good discussion point, too.
  8. you should read "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman, its a strange,scary,trippy,psycho-spiritaul road-trip style story that looks into the heart of the american spirit.
  9. wrine420

    wrine420 Member

    Good Omens by Neil Gaiman is good too. My suggestion is Carlos Castaneda; any of his 'Don Juan' books. Another good book for a spiritual type of quest is Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.
  10. ~Salli~

    ~Salli~ Member

    i read siddhartha in high school, but have absolutely no recollection of what it was about, so i will have to check it out again!
  11. wrine420

    wrine420 Member

    Siddhartha has some of the best quotes about life. When I reread it a couple months ago (I also had to read it in high school) I was really surprised about the depth of the book. Really good shit if you ask me
  12. headymoechick

    headymoechick I have no idea

    I like to tell people to read Wild Animus. It's a good read. I also recommend (blushes) the Harry Potter books. Some people don't like them, but for the people who do, they get sucked in.

    I personally am biting my nails waiting ofr the next book to come out. Teh books seem simple and childish and silly, but they are written so well.

    I don't have very good taste in books either so maybe my recommendations suck!
  13. ~Salli~

    ~Salli~ Member

    thanks for all this help! :)
    i am just really looking for a real page-turner, you know, something i just can't put down.
    i have heard that harry potter is good, i know alot of people who dig those books, i don't think it is really my thing though, but maybe i will check one out, i guess you never know :p
  14. BlackGuardXIII

    BlackGuardXIII fera festiva

    If you like non-fiction survival stories, there is a book called 'Touching the Void' about the unbelievable survival of a mountaina climber, Joe Simpson, (the author), who is thought to be dead and manages to make it back to his base camp. I have read over 100 books on mountaineering, and this is the most gripping account I have read. I didn't put it down, literally, I stayed up all night reading it.

    The Endurance, and South, both books are also true accounts of unlikely survival, though this is about an Antarctica expedition in 1914 that goes bad. It takes 2 years for all the members to be rescued, and not one man died. It is an epic tale of courage, luck, and heroism.
  15. lady

    lady Member

    the unbearable lightness of being
    milan kundera

    this book is absolutely life-changing. its a look behind the closed door. it gives tangible explanations for abstract human ways such as love, deception, and betrayal. this book can do nothing but make you a better person.
  16. lady

    lady Member

    oh--also, on the hesse bandwagon--steppenwolf--definitely his best book
  17. ~Salli~

    ~Salli~ Member

    awesome! thanks for the suggestions, i am definitely checking those out, and i also see your signature has one of my absolutely favorite authors mentioned, ms. zora neale hurston!
  18. puddin

    puddin Banned

    What are some good funny books?
  19. Anything by Tom Robbins. Especially "Skinny Legs and All", "Another Roadside Attraction", and "Even Cowgirls get the Blues". He'll take you on a spiritual, hysterical, satirical journey through and through.
  20. Peanuts

    Peanuts Nutz

    I love anything by Nicholas Sparks. He is a sweet writer. :)

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