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Yet another book suggestion thread! - June 21st 2016, 09:18 PM

I got some money from that amazon/apple lawsuit and I have enough for one book. Any suggestions? I don't know which it pick as there are so many. I am mainly into things like Ellen Hopkin's books and horror and books about real life issues, but fictional. I liked Speak, so maybe something like that? But I want a nice, thick book that will take me a while to read.


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Re: Yet another book suggestion thread! - June 22nd 2016, 12:16 AM

I am currently reading Ellen Hopkins. I forgot how much I love her stuff. I don't, particularly like buying her books though because they are pricier and I tend to finish them quite fast. Like, I could have finished the one I am reading last night but I didn't read too long.

Anyway, Laurie Halse Anderson, has some other books you might like (Writer of speak) Catalyst was good. She has another one, Impossible Knife of a Memory. I have not read that one but it sounds really good and someone told me I should read it at some point. Wintergirls is supposed to be good as well but I didn't really like it.

Kelley Armstrong has some good books. Her women of the otherworld series is my favorite. It's paranormal fiction so it might not be your cup of tea. She also has a few YA books. The Summoning was good and it's in the same universe as her women of the otherworld but focuses on teens. She has more but I am blanking on the names and the summoning is the only YA book I've read by her.

Horror, Joe Hill has some good books, I loved NOS4A2. I didn't like Horns so was hesitant in regards to reading NOS4A2. It's also a 682 page book or something like that? I read it pretty quickly but the chapters were relatively short so I tend to read books faster when they have shorter chapters. He has two others, a heart shaped box and The fireman. I haven't read either of those but I have them and plan on it. Not sure how long they are. He isn't YA but you didn't specify if that's the only genre you'll read.

Stephan King has some good books as well. I haven't read a lot of them but I have heard Pet Sematery is his scariest book and gave him nightmares or at least the creeps.

This is all I can think of. Some of them I haven't read they are just books I have intentions of reading etc.

I also don't know how long they all are but you can probably check on amazon and if you have a goodreads account you can definitely check there.


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Re: Yet another book suggestion thread! - June 22nd 2016, 12:33 AM

I'm camping so I can't look at my list but I totally intend on answering this when I get home.



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Re: Yet another book suggestion thread! - July 3rd 2016, 08:40 PM

I'm currently reading The Poppy Field Diary and I can't put it down.


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Re: Yet another book suggestion thread! - July 4th 2016, 02:36 AM

The Kite Runner has always been my favorite about real life issues - especially those in a country in the middle east. I highly recommend it!


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Re: Yet another book suggestion thread! - July 4th 2016, 02:35 PM

Okay so I'm sure I'll think of more to add later, even if you've already picked your books :P
I recommend anything Sarah Dessen
Undone by Brooke Taylor - best friends, growing up, dealing with loss
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - suicide
Freeze Frame by Heidi Ayarbe - loss, murder
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - growing up
Hold Still by Nina LaCour - best friends, dealing with loss
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman - about real life issue but also has some fictional/impossible aspects - abuse
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini - mental illness, hospital
Scars by Cheryl Rainfield - self harm
Looking for Alaska by John Green (basically anything by him)
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder (written more in the style of Ellen Hopkins)
Skin by Adrienne Maria Vrettos - self harm
Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford - suicide, hospital
Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams
Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters - suicide
Without Tess by Marcella Pixley
The Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin (described as Cut meets Hatchet)
Willow by Julia Hoban - self harm
The Perfect Cut by Julie Burtinshaw - self harm
34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues - self harm
The Orphaned Anything's: Memoir of a Lesser Known by Stephen Christian (fiction written in memoir style) - depression
Winter Girls by Laurie Halse Anderson - eating disorders? I think?
Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
Break by Hannah Moskowitz - self harm kind of
Perfect by Natasha Friend - eating disorders, I think
After by Amy Efaw
Cut by Patricia McCormick - self harm

I have more on my goodreads list but they're all things I gave less than 3 stars to. This list started from 5 stars and went down to 3, though most of my 3 stars were books I just read so long ago I don't remember.



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Re: Yet another book suggestion thread! - July 17th 2016, 04:15 AM

I am so writing down all of these names and titles


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