Hello Book Lovers
We get a lot of questions about good books and a lot of posts asking about recommendations. So I think it'd be a good idea to have a running list of all the good books that you would recommend to others.
As people post their recommendations, I'll sort them by genres and update the post below. That way anyone who's looking for recommendations will have plenty to consider.
Please don't just give us the title of the book. Follow the format below while posting your recommendations so people can choose according to their likes.
Format for Book Recommendations
(Very brief summary of the story line. Please do NOT give anything away.. Just something like "It's a story of a young girl with special powers in healing and how those powers affect her" would suffice).
(Anything additional comments on why you love the book & why you recommend it to others go here).
There are various different genres... here's a list to help you out:
- Nonfiction - Any narrative with real details/facts.
- Romances tend to be stories that principally focus on love and relationships, and may take as a subject a single love relationship, or an individual looking for love.
- Westerns can be a branch of historical fiction but may more loosely deal with life in the wild American west, as it was settled.
- Mysteries often have characters that investigate crimes or various puzzles.
- Science fiction tends to use some scientific data as basis for stories, and might focus on things like apocalypse scenarios, future worlds, or space travel, to name just a few.
- Fantasy may deal with various "unreal" or magical things, or things not possible in the real world, and may contain alternate worlds and/or mythical and made up creatures or peoples.
- Thrillers are sometimes called spy thrillers and might have themes in which spies are involved in investigating various events, often on a global scale.
- Horror may rely on elements like the supernatural, apocalyptic events, or in some cases exceptionally graphic cases of murder or mutilation caused by humans or other sources.
- Historical fiction invents characters or deeds for a specific time period and may tell the story of that time period through fictional and non-fictional but fictionalized characters. A variation of this is the period novel, written either during or after a certain time period and particularly emphasizing what it was like to live in that era, with perhaps fictional characters as examples.
- Romantic Suspense tends to focus on romance and love with a tone of suspense and uncertainty.
- Comedies usually involve other genres but the story is mostly for comic relief.
So let's go! This way we, Book Lovers, can help other book lovers out there or just anyone who wants to read a good book :)
Edited by -Mystery- - 31 December 2012 at 12:06am