13 Book Recommendations
8 days until Christmas!
So, here are book recommendations. If you liked X then you might like X–of course, this is just my opinion. Let’s begin, shall we?
If you liked…
1. Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto…
…then you might like Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières.
2. George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones…
…then you might like Inda by Sherwood Smith or Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb.
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling…
…then you might like Garth Nix’s Sabriel or Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising.
4. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice…
…then try out E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View.
5. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card…
…then try Isaac Asimov’s Foundation or Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers.
6. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller…
…then you’d probably like Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
7. Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World…
…then you might like The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin.
8. Timeline by Michael Crichton…
…then you might like Doomsday by Connie Willis.
9. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle…
…then try out William Goldman’s The Princess Bride.
10. Frank Miller’s Dune…
…then try Ursula K. Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness.
11. The Giver by Lois Lowry…
…then you’d probably like The Chrysalids by John Wyndham or The White Mountains by John Christopher.
12. Douglas Adam’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy…
…then you might like Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
13. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle…
…the you’d probably enjoy The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.
Well, I hope that helps…and I hope people have actually read the books I have–otherwise, I suppose these recommendations are quite useless. 🙂 Happy reading, everyone!
December 17, 2009 @ 1:05 pm
Thanks for the recommendations. I have only read one of those–seems like I don’t take much time to read for pleasure any more. Happy TT!!
December 17, 2009 @ 2:21 pm
Those are great recommendations and great books. I have read many of those but not all. I love The Dark is Rising series, Pullman’s books, Rawling’s books, A Wrinkle in Time, anything by LeGuin. I will have to look into the ones you’ve listed that I haven’t read. Great TT.
December 17, 2009 @ 2:27 pm
What a neat list. I might have to do this for a TT one of these days.
Right now though I’d say, if you liked The Giver, you might like Hunger Games by Susanne Collins. Give it a read!
December 17, 2009 @ 2:49 pm
I haven’t read as many as these as I would have liked to, many of them are on my to read list though. Which includes Catch 22, Dune, Slaughterhouse Five, Room with a View and Pride and Prejudice.
I absolutely love The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, have you read the whole series?
And of course I’ve read all the Harry Potter books my favourite is The Prisoner of Azkaban and His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman.
December 17, 2009 @ 3:24 pm
Yay, I was looking for a beach read (that’s right- beach). My aunt is trying to convince me to read the Outlander series. Have you read those?
December 17, 2009 @ 4:55 pm
Outlander…I read the first. It’s very…er…sex-filled. I actually got sick of all the sex,and that’s why I didn’t read the other books in the series. It *is* really entertaining, though… I guess you could say it’s a Twilight for adults (in terms of the whole true love spans all paranormal boundaries). 🙂
December 17, 2009 @ 3:25 pm
You read the Chrysalids!!! 🙂
December 17, 2009 @ 4:08 pm
Great idea! I’ve made note of a couple of them. Thanks!
December 17, 2009 @ 5:01 pm
Have a great day!
December 17, 2009 @ 9:37 pm
I have read several of these books. Now I have more to read based on your recommendations. Thank you.
January 7, 2010 @ 11:40 pm
Nice idea – to include the you might likes too. I’ve got a stumper for you – I loved The Book of Lost Things. Never read anything like it. Looking for more. Have you read that one? Have you found anything similar?