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Book suggestions - February 6th 2016, 02:28 AM

I am trying to get back into reading but I am not sure what books to read. I like pretty much anything.

I enjoyed the harry potter series. I enjoy books that have to do with supernatural stuff in general.

I like books that are more drama, family based.

Books about self harm, abuse and eating disorders can be alright. It's usually hit or miss with those.

I can't really think of what else I like.

I did enjoy Jodi Picoult books, I love Ellen Hopkins, I enjoy Kelly Armstrong and Laurel K. Hamilton books (I actually have one by her that I am gonna try and read).

Any suggestions would be good even if they don't fit within these categories. I was just giving examples of things I have liked. I just need to build up my reading list again. I haven't browsed a book store in ages and I might go do that at some point but I'd prefer getting books used on an online site I am familiar with so having a list of books could be helpful.

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Re: Book suggestions - February 6th 2016, 12:36 PM

The Septimus Heape books - magic and dragons and ghosts (mainly friendly ones) and sweet characters. Easy reading.
I love Jodi Picoult books, I just finished Handle with Care which I really enjoyed. They always make me cry though!
Sarah Dessen's novels. Some of them include things like eating disorders (my favourite, Just Listen, has a character with an eating disorder, and also features rape and abuse) but not all of them do.

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Re: Book suggestions - February 6th 2016, 03:59 PM

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson is really good, it's about a girl with an eating disorder and I think self harm is mentioned (it's been a while since I read it). Fun Home by Alison Bechdel is a really really good book about family relationships and coming of age, and I didn't think I would like it but it's basically my favorite book now. You could also try The Rest of us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness – there's a girl with an eating disorder, it's really good and definitely unique.

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Re: Book suggestions - February 6th 2016, 09:50 PM

Thank you both for these suggestions. I'll add these to my reading list.

I read handle with care and loved it. Jodi Picoult has some really good books. I might have to consider looking into some of her other books and seeing if any interest me. At one point I wanted to read all her books so I might go back and try that.

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Re: Book suggestions - February 9th 2016, 12:51 PM

"Don't Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething's Mostly Failed Attempts at Adulthood" by Alida Nugent
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Re: Book suggestions - February 9th 2016, 01:51 PM

My two favorite books right now are:
A Mango-Shaped Space (about a girl with synesthesia who literally sees colored shapes when she hears a sound)
the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime (a very endearing autistic boy is the narrator)

These are both books that FASCINATE me because of the neuro-atypical narrators.
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Re: Book suggestions - February 11th 2016, 07:15 AM

Not really another suggestion, just wanted to say that the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime is an amazing book, it is really good and I personally loved it.

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Re: Book suggestions - February 24th 2016, 12:36 AM

If you like Harry Potter and Kelly Armstrong then you would probably also like The first confessor By Terry Goodkind. Also by him is the sword of truth series related to the first confessor there is more then 10 books and they are just as good as Harry Potter maybe a bit better in my opinion.
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