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anonymous asked:

do you have any book recs?

anon bby i always have book recs  ôヮô and here is an extensive list (just for you :D haha) sorted out by genre. i’ve bolded some of my personal favourites, too.


BOOK RECS

descriptive dystopia

  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  • Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien
  • Blood Red Road by Moira Young
  • Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Long Walk by Stephen King
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Memory Palace by Hari Kunzru
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman

you mustn’t forget YA fiction

  • 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Any Way the Wind Blows by Carlin Grant
  • Artemis Fowl by Erin Colfer
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
  • Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time by Mark Maddon
  • Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman
  • I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • Jerkbait by Mia Siegert
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  • Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
  • Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
  • On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen D. Randle
  • Peak by Roland Smith
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • So B. It by Sarah Weeks
  • South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  • This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki
  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  • A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

facinating fantasy

  • The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp) by P.B. Kerr
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle series) by Ted Dekker
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Drift by Sharon Carter Rogers
  • Everlost by Neal Shusterman
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
  • The Green Mile by Stephen King
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • Leven Thumps by Obert Skye
  • The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
  • The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
  • Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  • The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Reckless by Cornelia Funke
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
  • The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  • Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, & Deborah Biancotti

high/epic fantasy

  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • A Darkher Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab 
  • Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
  • Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
  • The Dragon’s Blade: The Reborn King by Michael R. Miller
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  • Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  • Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  • Saga by Bryan K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  • The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

fantastic fairytales

  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • Bewitching by Alex Flinn
  • Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Cloaked by Alex Flinn
  • East by Edith Pattou
  • Ever by Gail Carson Levine
  • Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
  • The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  • Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
  • Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  • Reckless by Cornelia Funke
  • The Storyteller’s Daughter by Cameron Dokey
  • Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey

serious(ly good) sci-fi (not dystopian)

  • Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
  • Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
  • The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  • The Hollow City by Dan Wells
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Virals by Kathy Reichs

terrific thrillers/fast-paced reads

  • Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
  • Burn by Ted Dekker
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • GONE by Michael Grant
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Hollow City by Dan Wells
  • Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • The Merciless by Danielle Vega
  • The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston
  • Phantoms by Dean Koontz
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  • Thr3e by Ted Dekker
  • Watchers by Dean Koontz
  • The Wheelman by Duane Swierczynski

ready to read romance

  • Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger
  • Austenland by Shannon Hale
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta 
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  • South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf
  • Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

promising paranormal romance

  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  • The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
  • The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

absolutely astounding adult fiction

  • Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
  • City of the Mind by Penelope Lively
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • Fried Green Tomatoes At the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
  • Illusions: Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • The Wheelman by Duane Swierczinski

mighty mystery

  • Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Green Mile by Stephen King
  • I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Nancy Drew (all of them!) by Carolyn Keene
  • On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  • The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
  • The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • Thr3e by Ted Dekker
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • The Vanishing by Wendy Webb

honestly the best historical fiction

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Fried Green Tomatoes At the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The King’s Shadow by Elizabeth Alder
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
  • The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood
  • The Vanishing by Wendy Webb

classy classics

  • Brave, New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
  • Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Nurston
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

popular (and not) plays

  • House Arrest by Anna Deavere Smith
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 
  • Trifles by Susan Glaspell
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

notable non-fiction

  • 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth
  • Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  • Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  • Dude, You’re A Fag by C.J. Pascoe
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
  • Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite by June Casagrande
  • Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
  • My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
  • My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir by Samantha Abeel
  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan 
  • Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers by Lillian Faderman
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester 
  • Reading Stephen King: Issues of Censorship, Student Choice, and Popular Literature by Brenda Miller Power
  • The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Abortion Service by Laura Kaplan
  • The Profession of Violence by John Pearson
  • The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings by Jan Harold Brunvand
  • You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

brilliant books about books 

  • The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy by Wilson Leah
  • Harry, a History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon by Melissa Anelli
  • Repotting Harry Potter: A Professor’s Book-By-Book Guide for the Serious Re-Reader by James W. Thomas
  • The Wand in the World: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy by Leonard S. Marcus

poignant poetry

  • Out Of The Dust by Karen Hesse
  • Poems from Homeroom: A Writer’s Place to Start by Kathi Appelt
  • Split Image by Mel Glenn
  • Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Sister Went Crazy by Sonya Sones
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

breathtaking 
books for book-lovers

  • 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • The Anybodies by N.E. Bode
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • The Professor and The Madman by Simon Winchester
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield