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Book Suggestions for 2013

As 2012 comes to an end, I am proud to say that I am almost done with my reading wishlist – although Catch 22 is one of the books I gave up on.

Staying on a positive note, I am reaching out for some advice on good reads for my 2013 reading wishlist. Currently I have 3 books on the list, these are:

  1. Hunger Games trilogy – Suzanne Collins
  2. Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides
  3. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

So what books do you suggest for my 2013 book list? Are there any interesting good novels out there that I am missing? I would really appreciate some good suggestions! Thank you 🙂

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20 thoughts on “Book Suggestions for 2013

  1. It really depends what TYPE of books you like. Personally, I would never pick up a Dan Brown, so I am not sure that my taste in books would be the same as yours 🙂 I find Goodreads a great resource though, to see what other people I know )and whose opinions I respect) are reading.

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  2. Hmmm…..ohh so many suggestions! But it depends what kind of books you like. Do you have a favourite genre or anything like that? Do you like dark stuff? Or chick lit? Or YA? Or classics etc. 🙂

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    • I like engaging books that aren’t too descriptive. I don’t like books that have too much detail… My favorite book of all time is Gone with the Wind, and I like classics such as Pride and Prejudice and Great Expectations. I also like contemporary literature such as Middlesex, and Alchemist etc., my taste is quite widespread but it definitely focuses on books that have a bit of depth… although I do like the odd chick lit book every now and then to relax. 🙂

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      • Oooh cool, in that case I would recommend Wuthering Heights if you haven’t already read it (one of my all time favourite’s, although people tend to love it or hate it and nothing in between, so it really depends on what you like in a book) Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin and the Noughts & Crosses series by Malorie Blackman if you haven’t read any of those already.
        As for books I haven’t read yet but am dying to get my hands on because I have heard fantastic reviews: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, The Casual Vacency by J. K. Rowling, The Hobbit (as previously mentioned) …..anddddd I’m going to cut it off there or I will go on forever. 😛 Have a little investigate and see if any of those look any good. 🙂
        If not get back to me, and I’ll chuck a load more suggestions at ya. 😛

        P.S. Absolutely loved The Hunger Games, it’s my latest obsession I hope you enjoy them!

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        • I have read Wuthering Heights and I’m happy to say that I LOVED it. It is one of my all time favorites so we are definitely on the same page there 🙂 Thanks for the Zevin and Blackman suggestions, I haven’t heard of these authors so I am curious to see their work. Your suggestions have been added to my 2013 challenge and I sincerely hope I complete it successfully! I’ll keep you posted about whichever I read so we can swap reviews. And I literally cannot wait to get my hands on The Hunger Games – the hype has finally caught up with me!!

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  3. The Inheritance Series from Christopher Paolini, better known as the Eragon series, was amazing and the last book was released about a year ago.

    If you would like something in the non-fiction side of the library, may I suggest “10 Books the Screwed Up the World” by Benjamin Wiker or “Decision in Philadelphia” by Christopher Collier.

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    • I really enjoyed the Eragon series, the books are really well written. I will checkout the Inheritance Series as well 🙂 With a title like “10 Books that Screwed up the World”, it is almost impossible not to pick it up – Thanks for your excellent suggestions!

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  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Just finished it and it is crazy good and well done!

    If you’re into this type of thing:
    1. Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin: Really well written and the plot is fast-paced and makes you think.
    2. I second the recommendation for The Hobbit- it was a seriously awesome read!

    PS. I loved The Hunger Games series!

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    • Thanks for the suggestions Ellisse 🙂 I was thinking of reading the Game of Throne series but I thought they were similar to Lord of the Rings – which I did not really like – I didn’t realize they were fast-paced books! I will definitely look into The Hobbit as well. Thanks again!

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      • Of course! Yeah, that was my fear & I’m not usually into those types of books, but Game of Thrones is fast paced and told from the viewpoints of the characters so that makes it a lot more interesting!

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