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book recommendations

I’m an avid reading, but lately I’ve been stuck in a rut. It feels like everything I read for the past few months or professional test or non-fiction words. I need some recommendations. I love the details of Marcel Proust and don’t mind children’s novels like A Little Princess.  So if you have any recommendations for me I would love to hear them!



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Jan. 25th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)

Have you read The Dark Is Rising sequence by Susan S Cooper? Or the Black Cauldron series by Lloyd Alexander? Both are big favorites of mine.

Jan. 26th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
These sound really interesting. Thanks.
Jan. 25th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
Jane Austen is always good for historical nostalgia and subtle humor. The Last Unicorn is probably the best fantasy novel ever (in my opinion) and mixes a child-like fairytale feel with more mature themes embedded within. Warning: it will make you cry.
Jan. 26th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about starting to read Jane Austin. Is there a specific one you'd like to reccomend? And I love The Last Unicorn movie. I didn't know there was a book, so I'll be sure to check it out.
Jan. 26th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
I second both these recommendations. There is nothing quite like "The Last Unicorn"!
Feb. 6th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
I agree! That is one of my favorite books.
Jan. 26th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
I've read Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice, and P&P is definitely the best. The other two are a bit slower reads.
Jan. 27th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
okay I picked up The Last Unicorn and will check out P&P next. Thanks!
Jan. 25th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
The Vintner's Luck
Jan. 26th, 2011 12:37 pm (UTC)
ok I'll check it out. Thanks!
Feb. 6th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
I am reading the Tears of Artamon series by Sarah Ash. I really like it! It is the first fantasy series I have read since my teens. The books are detail-oriented, and the series is a mix of intrigue, romance, war and culture, but it is fast-moving and absorbing.
Feb. 19th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
okay I'll check it out! Thanks!
Feb. 15th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
My apologies for such a late post, but if I may, I would love to recommend the following: George MacDonald's children's books (such as The Princess and the Goblin and The Day Boy and the Night Girl), The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett, anything by Neil Gaiman and Ray Bradbury, and the mysteries of both Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. If you have not already done so, I do hope that you pick them up and find them as enjoyable as I have.
Feb. 19th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
I love Neil Gaiman! I'll look into your other suggestions as well.
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