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book ideas. - December 24th 2016, 09:39 PM

I am just starting to get into reading books. I would love to read more books but I need some good suggestions.

I only read teen fiction. The type of stuff I like is books about
Eating disorders(I read memoirs of those too0
Self-harm
Drugs Alcohol
Abuse
fantasy books.


If anyone has any good suggestions I would love to hear them.



   
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Re: book ideas. - December 24th 2016, 11:21 PM

I have been a huge reader since I was in middle school so

I've read quite a few books so I hope I can help you out haha. EDIT: I also want to add that many if not all of these books can get into triggering topics for some people so please read with that in mind.

Break by Hannah Moskowitz
Winter Girls by Laurie Halse Anderson
More than you Can Chew by Marnelle Tokio (Personal Favorite)
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (Her other books are really good too and sometimes focus on similar issues!)
It's kind of a funny story by Ned Vizzini
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (personal favorite)
Looking for Alaska by John Green
My Heart and other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford
Hold Still by Nina Lacour
This song will save your life by Leila Sales (another personal favorite)
Books by Katie McGarry (I will not list them all but they all are super good)


I'm not as good with Fantasy but I hope some of these are helpful! Good luck with your reading!


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Re: book ideas. - December 25th 2016, 12:00 AM

Anything by Ellen Hopkins or Cheryl Rainfield, however they can get into triggering topics.


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Re: book ideas. - December 25th 2016, 12:12 AM

I'm currently reading Recovery road. Not sure if you've watched the show or not



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Re: book ideas. - December 25th 2016, 09:41 AM

Fantasy:

Grisha trilogy by Leigh bardugo (first one is shadow and bone)
The Raven boys series by Maggie stievater
Sabriel by Garth nix (it's part of a series or trilogy)
The golden compass by Phillip Pullman (First book in the trilogy)
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare is alright. I don't know that it is true fantasy but if you like books about werewolves, vampires and the like you might like it.


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Re: book ideas. - December 26th 2016, 02:32 PM

I've already covered pretty much every book I've read about those first topics in your other thread here

As for fantasy, I highly recommend the Gemma Doyle trilogy (the first book is A Great and Terrible Beauty) by Libba Bray (it also has minor scenes dealing with self harm).

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead is also pretty good vampire fantasy, and a slightly different take on vampires. Also features minor self harm scenes.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (it's a series, though I haven't read beyond book one so can't vouch for it)

Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman was also very good, leans more towards supernatural fantasy than like, creatures.

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff is really good dark fantasy.

Liar by Justine Larbalestier - I personally didn't like this book, but mostly because the description gave zero indication it was fantasy rather than realistic.

Blue is For Nightmare series by Laurie Faria Stolarz - magic fantasy, another personal favorite

Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender - paranormal fantasy, a little darker than some

Touch series by Laurie Faria Stolarz (the first one is Deadly Little Secrets) - paranormal fantasy romance mystery, pretty much



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Re: book ideas. - December 27th 2016, 09:15 AM

For fantasy, I would recommend the Queen of the Tearling series - it's amazing!
Also north child by Edith Pattou is really good - based on an old Nordic tale
Umm the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa is good
Also I enjoyed Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


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Re: book ideas. - January 7th 2017, 02:10 PM

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For fantasy, I would recommend the Queen of the Tearling series - it's amazing!
Also north child by Edith Pattou is really good - based on an old Nordic tale
Umm the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa is good
Also I enjoyed Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I am reading the Queen of Tearling right now and it is really good but there is some triggering content especially surrounding rape. If that isn't your cup of tea than you might not like the book but so far I give the book 4 or 5 stars.


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