the inventions of hugo cabret

There’s usually some stigma that the novels published in our current century aren’t as literary & thought-provoking than previous centuries’ novels. Here are some novels published from 2001-Present that are incredibly literary/outstanding!! Feel free to add on & enjoy!!

MAINSTREAM / WELL-KNOWN (these novels can also be critically acclaimed)

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett 
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel 
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Thriteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Me Before you by Jojo Moyes
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami


  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled housseini
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • Everything is Illuminated by Johnathan Foer
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion


  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz


  • The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  • The Twilight Series
  • The Game of Thrones Series
  • The Divergent Series
  • The Percy Jackson Series
  • TheHeroes of Olympus Series
  • The American Gods Series



“ I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too. “

These are the 100 best young adult books, according to Time. How many of these have you read?

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  2. Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
  3. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  5. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  6. Holes by Louis Sachar
  7. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  8. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  9. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster
  10. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  11. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  12. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  13. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
  14. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  15. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  16. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  17. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  18. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 
  19. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  20. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  21. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  by Mark Haddon
  22. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  23. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamilo
  24. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  25. The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White
  26. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  27. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  28. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  29. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  30. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  31. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  32. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  33. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
  34. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  35. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  36. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  37. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  38. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  39. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
  40. A Series of Unfortunate Events (series) by Lemony Snicket  
  41. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  42. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  43. Feed by M.T. Anderson
  44. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  45. The Princess Bride by William Goldman 
  46. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  47. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  48. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  49. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  50. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  51. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  52. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
  53. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  54. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  55. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  56. The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins
  57. For Freedom by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  58. The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis
  59. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  60. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series) by Rick Riordan
  61. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
  62. A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson
  63. Every Day by David Levithan
  64. Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
  65. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  66. Blankets by Craig Thompson 
  67. Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
  68. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  69. Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block
  70. Frindle by Andrew Clements
  71. Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang
  72. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  73. City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
  74. American Born Chinese by  Gene Luen Yang
  75. The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge
  76. Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones
  77. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  78. Alabama Moon by Watt Key
  79. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  80. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  81. Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci
  82. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  83. A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
  84. The Tiger Rising by Kate Dicamillo
  85. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  86. Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay
  87. The Grey King by Susan Cooper
  88. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
  89. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  90. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Steward
  91. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  92. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  93. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  94. Secret (series) by Pseudonymous Bosch
  95. The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  96. Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
  97. Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
  98. The Chronicles of Prydian (series) by Lloyd Alexander
  99. Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  100. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

P.S. Want to make a little more progress on this list? You can get two free audiobooks here


Imagine going into your favourite Fantasy Story and meeting your favorite character. (Apologizes if your favourite character(s) aren’t in any of the gifs.)


You decided to (re-) read book, so sat down and began to read when all of a sudden you feel the book move you then get up and leave the book on your (desk, bed, chair, table, nightstand, etc) and saw the pages flip open you started to worry and/or panic and all of a sudden in a blink of an eye you found yourself in your favourite book and once you turned around you saw your favorite character(s) staring at you!

(F/c) reactions:


“You don’t see that ever day!”


“Oh Hello!” 

“If you don’t mind my asking but how did you get here!”

(Just Stares)


“Oh God!”

Dear Evan Hansen Characters as Books They Should Read
  • Evan: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick (this for Connor too), Underdogs by Markus Zusak, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Jared: The Maze Runner by James Dashner, I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  • Connor: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Dove by Robin Lee Graham, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • Zoe: Looking for Alaska by John Green, How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr, Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai, Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Alana: Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Sold by Patricia McCormick, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Cynthia/Larry: Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Heidi: Heaven Looks A Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Seventh Wheeling

So I see lots of fics where Lance refers to himself as a seventh wheel and I’m actually getting a bit tired of the phrase. So of course what better to do than write a prompt entirely centered around it.

By the time I got done with it I realized it was sort of similar to that one quote from The Invention of Hugo Cabret that’s like “the world’s a machine so everything’s fuckin’ necessary” (Hugo, slightly paraphrased), which is cool because that’s one of my favorite quotes.

(I don’t know if this actually counts as whump tho, it’s more Langst than anything else I think)

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anonymous asked:

Hellooo! Do you happen to know some book recs by our beloved dork aka jude law? :) Good night!

His favorite author is Iris Murdoch, so he’d recommend any of her books but especially ‘The Sea, The Sea.

Furthermore, he recommended:

  • ‘The Hobbit’ by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • ‘The Indian In The Cupboard’ by Lynne Reid Banks
  • ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • ‘Beware of Pity’ and ‘Chess Story’ by Stefan Zweig
  • ‘Look Homeward Angel’ by Thomas Wolfe
  • ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • every ‘Sherlock Holmes’ story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as his other work
  • the ‘Harry Potter’ books by J. K. Rowling
  • ‘Emil and the Detectives’ by Erich Kästner
  • ‘Cold Mountain’ by Charles Frazier.
  • ‘The Songlines’ by Bruce Chatwin 
  • ‘Red Badge of Courage’ by Stephen Crane
  • ‘Fluke’ by James Herbert 
  • everything by Shakespeare, especially ‘Hamlet’
  • Alexander McCall Smith’s books for children
  • ‘A Song of Ice and Fire‘ by George R. R. Martin
  • ‘Moby-Dick’ by Herman Melville 
  • ‘Utopia’ by Thomas More
  • ‘The Heart Of Darkness’ by Joseph Conrad

As well as Charles Schultz‘Peanuts’, the comic-books ‘Watchmen’, ‘ Parallax’, ‘Johnny Nemo’ and the graphic novel ‘From Hell’.

He also loves the poem ‘And the wave sings because it is moving’by Philip Larkin.

Authors he recommended, without naming a specific book, include: Søren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Albert Camus, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg and Salman Rushdie.

Some of it is literature for children because he either read it to his kids and fell in love with it or is still in love with it since he was a child.
The list is certainly incomplete, by the way, because I honestly cannot keep track with his recommendations. He reads like four (4) books at the same time usually.

Hard Cover Book Haul 05/10/2015 

My local bookstore was having a big sale on their hard back books! 

The Invention of Hugo Cabret By: Brian Selznick

Egg & Spoon By: Gregory Maguire

The Bone Season By: Samantha Shannon

The Wrath & The Dawn By: Renée Ahdieh

Peaches For Father Francis By: Joanne Harris

Wildwood By: Colin Meloy and Illustrated By: Carson Ellis

anonymous asked:

Can you do types as books? Writen and not? Mostly writen if there is a choice for only one.

ENTP- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
INTP- Ready Player One
ENTJ- The Great Gatsby
INTJ- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
ESTJ- The Help
ISTJ- The Book Thief
ESTP- The Martian
ISTP- The Invention of Hugo Cabret
ENFJ- Elsewhere
INFJ- Still Alice
ESFP- Everything Everything
ISFP- Eleanor and Park
ESFJ- Entwined
ISFJ- Life of Pi
ENFP- A Corner of White
INFP- Wonder

I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know, machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type of parts they need. So I figure if the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.
—  Brian Selznick The Invention of Hugo Cabret