Wednesday, March 25, 2009

If I liked the mitch rapp novels by vince flynn?

what other books should i read?
If I liked the mitch rapp novels by vince flynn?

Anthony Horowitz

Alex Rider Series - He was told that his Uncle Ian died in a car crash. However, 14 year old Alex has seen the bullet holes in his Uncle%26#039;s windshield. He was not prepared for the news that his Uncle had been a spy for MI6, the British top secret intelligence agency. Alex is recruited to locate those who killed his Uncle and finish Ian%26#039;s last mission. - Stormbreaker (2000), Point Blanc (2001), Skeleton Key (2002), Eagle Strike (2003), Scorpia (2004), Ark Angel (2005), Snakehead (2007), and Yassen (Forthcoming).

Diamond Brothers Series - The Falcon%26#039;s Malteser (1986), Public Enemy Number Two (1987), South by South East (1991), The Blurred Man (2003), The French Confection (2003), I Know What You Did Last Wednesday (2003), The Greek Who Stole Christmas (2007), and The Radius of the Lost Shark (Forthcoming).

Pentagram Series - The Devil%26#039;s Door-Bell (1983), The Night of the Scorpion (1984), The Silver Citadel (1986), and The Day of the Dragon (1989).

Power of Five (In the U.S.: The Gatekeepers) - Raven%26#039;s Gate (2005), Evil Star (2006), Nightrise (2007), and Necropolis: City of the Dead (2008, Forthcoming).

C. S. Forester (1899 - 1966; English) Hornblower Series

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower - The year is 1793 and Horatio Hornblower is a 17 year old boy who is ordered to board a French merchant ship and take command. This is the first in a series of adventures for the young man.

Lieutenant Hornblower - This is the second book (of 11) in the series. The seafaring Hornblower is promoted to Acting Lieutenant under the command of an insane Queeg-like of a ship%26#039;s captain. The ship runs aground, is attacked by Spaniards, and Hornblower saves the day. You will find lots of adventure. 1952.

Other Titles Include: Hornblower and the Hotspur, Hornblower During the Crisis, Hornblower and the Atropos, Beat to Quarters, Ship of the Line, Flying Colours, Commodore Hornblower, Lord Hornblower, and Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies.

Tom Clancy

Jack Ryan/John Clark Universe (Listed NOT by date of publication, but rather chronologically) - Without Remorse (1993), Patriot Games (1987), Red Rabbit (2002), The Hunt for Red October (1984), The Cardinal of the Kremlin (1988), Clear and Present Danger (1989), The Sum of All Fears (1991), Debt of Honor (1994), Executive Order (1996), Rainbow Six (1998), The Bear and the Dragon (2000), and The Teeth of the Tiger (2003).

W. E. B. Griffin

M*A*S*H Series

Brotherhood of War Series (Army) - The Lieutenants, The Captains, The Majors, The Colonels, The Berets, The Generals, The New Breed, The Aviators, and Special Ops.

The Corps Series (Marine Corps) - Semper Fi, Call to Arms, Counterattack, Battleground, Line of Fire, Close Combat, Behind the Lines, In Danger%26#039;s Path, Under Fire, and Retreat, Hell!

Men at War Series (OSS, WWII precursor to the CIA) - The Last Heroes (aka In The Line of Duty), The Secret Warriors (aka Covert Operations), The Soldier Spies (aka Give me Liberty), The Fighting Agents (aka Into Enemy Hands), The Saboteurs, and The Double Agents.

Honor Bound Series (OSS) - Honor Bound, Blood and Honor, and Secret Honor.

Badge of Honor Series (Philadelphia Police) - Men in Blue, Special Operations, The Victim, The Witness, The Assassin, The Murderers, The Investigators, and Final Justice.

Presidential Agent Series (Contemporary Counterterrorism) -By Order of the President, The Hostage, The Hunters, and The Shooters.

Vince Flynn

Mitch Rapp Series (Mitch is a CIA %26quot;black ops%26quot; counterterrorism agent) - Transfer of Power (1999), The Third Option (2000), Separation of Power (2001), Executive Power (2002), Memorial Day (2004), Consent to Kill (2005), Act of Treason (2006), and Protect and Defend (2007).

Robert Ludlum

The Scarlatti Inheritance (1971), The Osterman Weekend (1972), The Matlock Paper (1973), Trevayne (1973, writing under the pen-name Jonathan Ryder), The Cry of the Halidon (1974, writing under the pen-name Jonathan Ryder), The Rhinemann Exchange (1974), The Road to Gandolfo (1975, writing under the pen-name Michael Shephard), The Gemini Contenders (1976), The Chancellor Manuscript (1977), The Holcroft Covenant (1978), The Matarese Circle (1979), The Bourne Identity (1980), The Parsifal Mosaic (1982), The Aquitaine Progression (1984), The Bourne Supremacy (1986), The Icarus Agenda (1988), The Bourne Ultimatum (1990), The Road to Omaha (1992), The Scorpio Illusion (1993), The Apocalypse Watch (1995), The Matarese Countdown (1997), and The Prometheus Deception (2000).

John le Carre

Call for the Dead (1961); A Murder of Quality (1962); The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963); The Looking-Glass War (1965); A Small Town in Germany (1968); The Naive and Sentimental Lover (1971); Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974); The Honourable Schoolboy (1977); Smiley%26#039;s People (1979); The Little Drummer Girl (1983); A Perfect Spy (1986); The Russia House (1989); The Secret Pilgrim (1990); The Night Manager (1993); Our Game (1995); The Tailor of Panama (1996); Single %26amp; Single (1999); The Constant Gardener (2001); Absolute Friends (2003); and The Mission Song (2006).

Hugh Laurie

The Gun Seller

James W. Huston

Secret Justice, Shadows of Power, Fallout, Flash Point, The Price of Power, and Balance of Power.

Brad Thor

Scot Harvath Series - The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, State of the Union, Blowback, Takedown, and The First Commandment.

Dale Brown

Patrick McLanahan Series - Flight of the Old Dog, Day of the Cheetah, Skymaster, Night of the Hawk, Shadows of Steel, Fatal Terrain, The Tin Man, Battle Born, Warrior Class, Air Battle Force, Plan of Attack, and Strike Force.

Act of War Series - Act of War and Edge of Battle.

Independent Series - Silver Tower, Hammerheads, Chains of Command, Storming Heaven, and Shadow Command.

Len Deighton

%26quot;Unnamed Hero%26quot; Series - The IPCRESS File (1962); Horse Under Water (1963); Funeral in Berlin (1964); Billion Dollar Brain (1966); An Expensive Place to Die (1967); Spy Story (1972); Yesterday%26#039;s Spy (1975); and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy (1976; In the U.S.: Catch a Falling Spy).

The Bernard Samson Series - Berlin Game (1983), Mexico Set (1984), London Match (1985), Spy Hook (1988), Spy Line (1989), Spy Sinker (1990), Faith (1994), Hope (1995), Charity (1996), and Winter (1987; A prequel to the Series).

Palma Harcourt

Climate for Conspiracy (1974), A Fair Exchange (1975), Dance for Diplomats (1976), At High Risk (1977), Agents of Influence (1978), Sleep of Spies (1979), Tomorrow%26#039;s Treason (1980), A Turn of Traitors (1981), The Twisted Tree (1982), Shadows of Doubt (1983), Distant Stranger (1984), Cloud of Doves (1985), A Matter of Conscience (1986), Limited Options (1987), Clash of Loyalties (1988), Cover for a Traitor (1989), Double Deceit (1990), The Reluctant Defector (1991), Cue for Conspiracy (1992), Bitter Betrayal (1993), The Vermont Myth (1994), and Shadows of the Past (1996).

Ian Fleming

James Bond Series - Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia with Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball, The Spy Who Loved Me, On Her Majesty%26#039;s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, and Octopussy and the Living Daylights.

Did the fourth book for pretty little liars come out yet?

Its a series of books by Sara Shepard

the last book is called Unbelieveable.

If you dont know what im talking about you MUST read these books.

THey are unbelievably GOOD !
Did the fourth book for pretty little liars come out yet?
It was released on May 27th, 2008. Run to the bookstore/library, lol. Unless it%26#039;s on hold...

I%26#039;ve never read the series. Is it really good? I might give it a try.

I hope that helps you. (Release date in wiki link v)

What is a good read for a 17 year old who loves to read?

I am an avid reader, and love to read. I am always open to reading new things in various genres, but I particularly like fiction and fantasy. I DO NOT like junky novels like gossip girls or clique; I like real books that I can actually get something out of, not girly girl books. I particularly like Tamora Pierce, Robin McKinley, Christopher Paolini, Jodi Picoult, etc. Yes I have read twilight, and contrary to popular belief they are not the best books on the planet. They are mediocre at best, rather like Dan Brown%26#039;s books in that they are plot driven (in other words, not superbly well written, just interesting/exciting.) They%26#039;re ok, but not nearly as great as people make them out to be. Tamora Pierce is a hundred times over a better writer. Anyway, any good books or books with strong female protaganists would be appreciated. Thanks!
What is a good read for a 17 year old who loves to read?
Crank, Impulse, Glass, and Burned...

amazing books dealing with drugs, rape, assult, and various things.

Also 13 reasons why is anzing book you should deffentally read it!
What is a good read for a 17 year old who loves to read?
Historical Fiction:

Both Sides of Time series- Caroline B. Cooney (also romance)

Bloody Jack series-L. A. Meyer (also adventure)

If I Should Die Before I Wake- Han Nolan

The Great and Terrible Beauty series- Libba Bray (also fantasyish fiction)

The Other Boleyn Girl- Philippa Gregory

The Queen’s Fool- Philippa Gregory

The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

Fantasyish Fiction

Twilight series- Stephenie Meyer (also romance)

The Mediator series- Meg Cabot (also romance)

Avalon High- Meg Cabot (sorta)

Uglies series-Scott Westerfeld

Midnighters series- Scott Westerfeld


All American Girl- Meg Cabot

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things - Carolyn Mackler

Fly on the Wall- E. Lockhart

Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys- Kate Brian

Lucky T- Kate Brian

The Five People You Meet in Heaven- Mitch Albom

My Sister’s Keeper- Jodi Picoult

Change of Heart- Jodi Picoult

The Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown


The Angels Trilogy- Lurlene Mcdaniel

The Pact- Jodi Picoult

The Notebook- Nicholas Sparks


Stranger With My Face- Lois Duncan

Down A Dark Hall- Lois Duncan

Locked in Time-Lois Duncan

Any book by R.L Stine

Non- Fiction

A Child Called It- Dave Pelzer

Who Killed My Daughter- Louis Duncan

ps.. loved the comment about twilight... made me laugh!
Reply:Sounds like you like reading books that are a bit more intellectuial, but I%26#039;ll give my suggestion anyway.

Chicklit books are my favorite. Cara Lockwood ..Pink Slip Party, Dixie Land Sushi, I do but I don%26#039;t, I did but I wouldn%26#039;t do it again..???
Reply:Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

I really recommend it and you will definatly get something out of it.
Reply:I enjoyed Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley...It was a great read....kind of like King Arthur%26#039;s Court from the Female Perspective. Happy Reading!

Wicked Lovely

Modern Faerie Tales

Abhorsen Series

1-800 Where-Are-You

Mediator Series

Seer Series

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

The Lovely Bones


The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Or The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Ender%26#039;s game

Ender%26#039;s shadow series%26#039;

Blue Blood

The Five Children and It

The Book of Dragons

glass houses

The Ally%26#039;s World series

The princess diaries

Alex rider series


shades children

Marked; Betrayed; Chosen; (coming soon) Untamed- PC Cast %26amp; Kristin Cast

Fledgling- Octavia Butler

Vampire Beach 1,2,3, and 4 - Alex Duval

Lock and Key- Sarah Dessen

Some one like you - Sarah Dessen

I Love you, you haunt me- Lisa Shroeder

Vampire Kisses 1,2,3, and 4 - Ellen Shreiber

Blue Bloods, macerate - Melissa De La Cruz

Uglies, Pretties, Specials- Scott Westerfeld

One of those hideous books where the mother dies - Sonya Sones

Cut - Patricia Mccormick

Lily Dale: Awakening - Wendy Corsi Staub

Beautiful City of the dead - Leander Watts

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare

Tantalize - Cynthia Leitich Smith

Perfect - Natasha Friend

Oh My Goth - Gena Showalter

Define Normal- Julie Ann Peters

Vampire Academy- Richelle Mead

Frostbite - Richelle Mead

Keeping you a secret - Julie Ann Peters

Got Fangs- Katie Maxwell

Circus of the Darned - Katie Maxwell

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod; 8th grade bites - Heather Brewer

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod; 9th grade slays - Heather Brewer

Waves- Sharon Dogar

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

13 Little Blue Envelopes and Girl At Sea by Maureen Johnson

Abarat by Clive Barker

Daughters of Destiny series: Keeper of the Winds

A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels and The Far Sweet Thing by Libba Bray

The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill, If you liked this one, check out the next two Blade of Fire and The Last Battle of the Icemark.

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding

Inkheart and Inkspell and Inkdeath (coming soon!) by Cornelia Funke

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Holes by Louis Sanchar

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

The Morganville Vampire series (Glass Houses, Dead Girls Dance, Midnight Alley and

Feast of Fools) by Rachel Cain

The Chronicles of Narnia (7 books) by C.S. Lewis

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld

The Wind Singer, Slaves of the Mastery and Firesong by William Nicholson

Define “Normal” by Julie Ann Peters

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

The Sight and Fell by David Clement-Davies

Vampire Kisses, Kissing Coffins, Vampireville, and Dance with a Vampire by Ellen Schreiber Vampire Kisses #5 comes out June 24 this year.

Vampire Beach #1 by Alex Duval

Vampire Beach #2 by Alex Duval

Vampire Beach #3 by Alex Duval

Vampire Beach #4 by Alex Duval

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

That Summer by Sarah Dessen

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Beautiful City of the Dead by Leander Watts

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare- doesn’t come out until March 29, 2009

Gifts by Ursula K. LeGuin

Powers by Ursula K. LeGuin

Voices by Ursula K. LeGuin

Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Perfect by Natasha Friend

Oh my Goth by Gena Showalter

Define Normal by Julie Ann Peters

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Frostbite( second book to Vampire Academy) by Richelle Mead

Marked by P.C. Cast (1st in the house of night series)

Betrayed by P.C. Cast(2nd in the house of night series)

Chosen by P.C. Cast (3rd in the house of night series)

Untamed by P.C. Cast (4th in the house of night series)- comes out on September 30, 2008

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz(2nd to blue bloods)

Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler

Keeping You a Secret by Julie Ann Peters

Uninvited by Amanda Marrone

I heart you, You haunt me by Lisa Schroeder

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Lily Dale: Awakening by Wendi Corsi Staub

Lily Dale: Believing by Wendy Corsi Staub (Lily Dale: Connecting comes out ) November 25, 2008)

Got Fangs by Katie Maxwell

Circus of the Darned by Katie Maxwell (second to Got Fangs)

Thou Shalt Not Dump the Skater Dude by Rosemary Graham

If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s my Prince? By Melissa Kantor

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

The Sliver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause


When demons walk

%26quot;Let Sleeping Rogues Lie%26quot;

Both Sides of Time series- Caroline B. Cooney (also romance)

Bloody Jack series-L. A. Meyer (also adventure)

If I Should Die Before I Wake- Han Nolan

The Great and Terrible Beauty series- Libba Bray (also fantasyish fiction)

The Other Boleyn Girl- Philippa Gregory

The Queen’s Fool- Philippa Gregory

The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

Twilight series- Stephenie Meyer (also romance)

The Mediator series- Meg Cabot (also romance)

Avalon High- Meg Cabot (sorta)

Uglies series-Scott Westerfeld

Midnighters series- Scott Westerfeld

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things - Carolyn Mackler

Fly on the Wall- E. Lockhart

Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys- Kate Brian

Lucky T- Kate Brian

The Five People You Meet in Heaven- Mitch Albom

My Sister’s Keeper- Jodi Picoult

Change of Heart- Jodi Picoult

The Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown

The Angels Trilogy- Lurlene Mcdaniel

The Pact- Jodi Picoult

The Notebook- Nicholas Sparks

Stranger With My Face- Lois Duncan

Down A Dark Hall- Lois Duncan

Locked in Time-Lois Duncan

A Child Called It- Dave Pelzer

Who Killed My Daughter- Louis Duncan

The Dark Tower series

It%26#039;s kind of a funny story

This Lullaby

Just Listen

The Truth About forever


Be More Chill
Reply:Well, my favorite book is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. i have an intellectual taste in books too, and I loved it, it%26#039;s kind of like a mystery/gothic story, but it%26#039;s really interesting. Twins, family secrets, gets you thinking.
Reply:mmm..i%26#039;ve heard the alchemist is good but i tryed to read it nd ...OMG i just cant bring myself to read any more its SO SLOW...
Reply:read a book called %26#039;the invention of hugo cabret%26#039;

its an addicting book, its an alternate story about a legendary classic film maker, Georges Melies%26#039; %26amp; a boy named hugo. %26amp; when u read the book u feel like ur watching a silent movie (it has lots of pictures in it, %26amp; words too, but the experience in superb!) it has like 500+ pages. the timeline is set in the 1930%26#039;s, in france. the director was one of the earliest directors to use special effects %26amp; the creator of the first sci-fi movie. the smashing pumpkins music video, Tonight, Tonight was based on one of georges melies%26#039; movies.
Reply:Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (my favorite)

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
Reply:Theres one book, i cant exactly remember the title of it, but i think its something like %26quot;13 Little Blue Notes%26quot; or %26quot;13 Blue Letters%26quot;. Its about a girl whose family member dies and leaves the girl (what else) 13 letters that instruct her to travel places or visit certain landmarks, and while in Europe, she meets a guy. Its a good book with a light romance.

There%26#039;s also The Boyfriend List and its sequel, The Boy Book, by e. lockhart.

Also, Peeps is by the author of the Uglies series.

I also really liked Elsewhere.

Just a few of my large collection of books :D

Oh, and what else is a book but interesting and exciting? Stephanie Meyer is a new writer, so what do you expect her books to be? Shakespeare? Honestly, I think for a new writer she%26#039;s far better than many others. And personally I find Tamora Pierce a poor writer. Her books don%26#039;t intrigue me. I was bored with them when i read the summary. Just an opinion though ;)
Reply:The Twilight seris is great!
Reply:If you are 17 you need to stop reading this teen pap. Dan Brown is good to read on an Airplane or on the toilet that%26#039;s about it. lol. Here are some REAL intellectual book you should read as an Young Adult.

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salindger

%26quot;A Farewell to Arms%26quot; and %26quot;Old Man and the Sea%26quot; by Ernest Hemmingway.

Tropic Of Cancer by Henry Miller

The Pillars of Earth By Ken Follett

Centennial by Jame Michener

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Farenhite 451 by Ray Bradburry

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinline

Slaughterhouse #5 by Kurt Vonnegut

Midnights Children by Salman Rushdi

The are all certified classics and should be and anybody we likes to read good books should read these. Look them up do your will like them.
Reply:First of all... THANK YOU FOR what you said about Twilight!! I%26#039;ve been waiting for someone to say that!

Second My taste runs to military history and sci-fi.... first thing I can think of is Podkayne of Mars by Robert A. Heinlein. Try and get a copy with both of the endings (Baen edition )and see which one you like best.

The Horse and His Boy might be of interest too... it is one of C.S. Lewis%26#039;s Narnia Books, but it is the only one to take place totally in Narinia with an all Narnian Cast.... the female protaganist takes a while to show up, but it is well worth the wait to meet her. The Silver Chair is good too...that is one with Jill Pole as the main protaganist, and English girl who literally gets yanked into Narnia against her will... Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy aren%26#039;t in this book at all. If you want to bite off something a bit more adult (and I think you are ready for it) THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH is my favorite C.S. Lewis book... %26quot;Out of the Silent Planet%26quot; is C.S. Lewis writing an H.G. Wells novel, but That Hideous Strength%26quot; is Lewis writing an H.P. Lovecraft novel.

Atlas Shrugged may also be of interest... Ayn Rand is brilliant but she never learned the meaning of %26quot;beating a dead horse%26quot;. It is the longest novel published in English for a reason...( it is about the size of War and Peace) and to be honest you can easily skip over large chunks and not miss anything. Her carachters have a bad habit of speaking in speeches...long, long, long philosphical speeches on everything from the philosphy of sex, (yes there is one) to morals, values, economics, etc. I mention it because A) Dagny Taggart is probably the strongest female protaganist in all literature and B) it will teach you more about how politics REALLY works than a political science degree from Yale... Bizmark said that %26quot;The people should never be allowed to see how their laws and their sausages are made%26quot;...Atlas Shrugged shows you why and C) if you skip some of the longer digressions and philosophical discussions it is a heck of an interesting story, D) it will MAKE you think... a lot... about a lot of things. I first read it 24 years ago, I%26#039;ve read it several times since, and I%26#039;m still not sure how I feel about some parts of it.

Next you sound like someone who is %26quot;smarter than the average bear%26quot; as we like to I%26#039;d recomend the classics.

Several reasons for this...1) They are CHEAP because they are out of copyright and you can get them at any used bookstore. 2) If they are still being read after 100 years they have to be doing something right 3) it impresses people (especially teachers) to see you read them. Uncle Tom%26#039;s Cabin was a great read...(Abe Lincoln is said to have remarked upon meeting the author of Uncle Tom%26#039;s Cabin %26quot;So you are the little lady that wrote the book that started this big war?%26quot;... how many books can say they started a Civil War?)....I also like Jules Verne, but there aren%26#039;t a lot of females in his books.

Dickens has long, exciting, and delightfully involved novels with lots of females in them... Great Expectations is my favorite...with Miss Haversham. Dickens was WILDLY popular in his day, both in England and the fact he was one of the first authors to get ripped off by pirates...Americans were reprinting his stuff as soon as it came out...literally right off the boat... and not paying him royalties.

His novels were published in serial form in one of the London Papers and in America people would wait at the docks when a ship from England was due in and MAKE the people getting off read them the latest chapter of Dickens so they could find out what happened to Oliver Twist or Pip etc.

My sisters liked Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina. I also really liked %26quot;Of Human Bondage%26quot;...William Somerset Maugham.

Lastly.... just because NOBODY has ever used the English language quite the way he has, Ray Bradbury. Some of his short stories have stayed with me for years.... I will never forget %26quot;The Long Rain%26quot; and %26quot;The Rocket Man%26quot; from %26quot;The Illustrated Man%26quot; ... and %26quot;There will come soft rains%26quot; from The Martian Chronicles is the most incredible thing I ever read... there are images in that story I will NEVER forget...(not gory, just haunting)... and it is just a story about a house. Who%26#039;d a thought that a story about a house would make you want to cry?

Good luck.

P.S. Spade of life is right... ANYTHING by Jame Michener

is good... the Covenant was my favorite... I%26#039;m a HUGE Heinlien fan and didn%26#039;t like Stranger in a Strange Land... much prefered THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS and STARSHIP TROOPERS (the book NOT the movie...I%26#039;ve seen better flims than that left on the inside of a bath tub).


Eoin Colfer:

Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident, The Opal Deception, and The Lost Colony

Andre Norton:

The Witch World, The Web of the Witch World, Three against the Witch World, Year of the Unicorn, Warlock of the Witch World, Dragon Scale Silver, Dream Smith, The Toads of Grimmerale, Spider Silk, Sword of Unbelief, and Sarsthor%26#039;s Bane.

Ursula K. LeGuin:

Earthsea, A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Tales from Earthsea, The Other Wind, Gifts, Voices, and Powers.

Diana Wynne Jones:

The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Volume I includes Charmed Life and The Lives of Christopher Chant; Volume II includes Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona, and Mixed Magics. Howl%26#039;s Moving Castle

T. A. Barron:

Tree Girl

The Lost Years of Merlin Epic - The Lost Years of Merlin, The Seven Songs of Merlin, The Fires of Merlin, The Mirror of Merlin, and The Wings of Merlin.

The Adventures of Kate - Heartlight, The Ancient One, and The Merlin Effect.

The Great Tree of Avalon Trilogy - Child of the Dark Prophecy, Shadows on the Stars, and The Eternal Flame.

Merlin%26#039;s Dragon Trilogy - Merlin%26#039;s Dragon Basilgarrad

Frank Beddor: The Looking Glass Wars and Seeing Redd

Michael Ende: Night of Wishes and The Neverending Story

Mary Stewart: A Walk in the Wolf Wood

Howard Pyle:

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Story of King Arthur and His Knights - There are several collections of stories about King Arthur.

C. S. Lewis:

Chronicles of Narnia - The Magician%26#039;s Nephew; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle.

Philip Pullman:

His Dark Materials - The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.

James Patterson:

Maximum Ride Series - The Angel Experiment, School%26#039;s Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, and The Final Warning.

Meg Cabot:

Mediator Series - Shadowland, Ninth Key, Reunion, Darkest Hour, Haunted, and Twilight.

Anne McCaffrey: (a.k.a. Anne Geddes)

Dragonsong Trilogy - Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, and Dragondrums.

Chris D%26#039;Lacey:

The Fire Within, Icefire, Fire Star, and The Fire Eternal.

Donita K. Paul:

Dragonspell, Dragon Quest, Dragon Knight, Dragon Fire, and Dragon Light.

Elizabeth A. Lynn:

Dragon%26#039;s Winter and Dragon%26#039;s Treasure.

E. E. Knight:

Age of Fire Series - Dragon Champion, Dragon Avenger, and Dragon Outcast.

Brian Jacques:

Redwall Series - Redwall, Mossflower, Mattimeo, Mariel of Redwall, Salamandastron, Martin the Warrior, The Bellmaker, Outcast of Redwall, The Pearls of Lutra, The Long Patrol, Marlfox, The Legend of Luke, Lord Brocktree, The Taggerung, Triss, Loamhedge, Rakkety Tam, and High Rhulain.

Joanne Harris: Runemarks

Juliet Marillier: Wildwood Dancing and Cybele%26#039;s Secret

George MacDonald:

Phantastes and At the Back of the North Wind

Edwin A. Abbott:

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (The sequel, Sphereland is by Dionys Burger. It is possible to purchase both in one volume.)

J. R. R. Tolkien:

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Two Towers, and The Return of the King; Silmarillion; also Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

D. J. MacHale:

Pendragon Series - Merchant of Death, The Lost City of Faar, The Never War, The Reality Bug, Blackwater, The Rivers of Zadaa, The Quillan Games, The Pilgrims of Rayne, and Raven Rise.

John Beachem:

Storms of Vengeance is John%26#039;s first novel and I%26#039;ve been told that it is part of a series of 8 to 10 books. There is a murder mystery to be solved. Who did it and why? There is a mythical Lorradda Stone to locate. There are three parallel stories as we follow the actions of three different groups of people. There are also some ogres, two elves, several sorcerers, a troll, and one very impressive river monster. The book ends with a cliff hanger. One reason that young people gave for liking Harry Potter was the detail in the stories. They will find plenty of detail here as well. The title of the second book in the series will be The Hunter and the Marked.

David Eddings:

There are three stories in Volume I of The Belgariad: Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, and Magician%26#039;s Gambit. Volume II of The Belgariad has two stories: Castle of Wizardry and Enchanters%26#039; End Gambit. If you are looking for grand adventure and plenty of detail it is here. Some may object to the slow progression and limited action of this tale. A sorcerer and his daughter, a sorceress, have gathered together a group of individuals to fight evil. It seems that the particular make-up for this group is necessary based upon an ancient prophecy. The group includes: the Nimble Thief, the Man with Two Lives, the Blind Man, the Dreadful Bear, the Knight Protector, the Horse Lord, the Bowman, the Queen of the World, and the Mother of the Race that Died. A young boy named Garion, who was raised by his Aunt Pol, is caught up in all of this, though he doesn%26#039;t know why. But then, is she really his Aunt? There is so much detail that I have not as yet confirmed there are no mistakes in the mapping of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed The Belgariad and look forward to reading the sequel, The Mallorean.

The Mallorean Volume I: Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, and Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings

The Mallorean Volume II: Sorceress of Darshive and The Seeress of Kell by David Eddings

Polgara, the Sorceress by David Eddings

Belgarath, the Sorcerer by David Eddings

Terry Pratchett:

The Wee Free Men - Tiffany Aching and a clan of six inch tall blue men (pictsies) attempt to rescue her little brother and stop an invasion from Fairyland.

A Hatful of Sky - The second Tiffany Aching novel.

Wintersmith - The third Tiffany Aching novel.

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Discworld)

Other books in the Discworld Series - The Colour of Magic, Witches Abroad, Sourcery, Wyrd Sisters, Thief of Time, Small Gods, and Mort.

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett: Good Omens

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman:

Dragonlance Chronicles - Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, Dragons of Spring Dawning, and Dragons of Summer Flame.

Dragonlance Legends Trilogy - Time of the Twins, War of the Twins, and Test of the Twins.

Jonathan Stroud:

Bartimaeus Trilogy - The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem%26#039;s Eye, and Ptolemy%26#039;s Gate.

Isaac Asimov:

Though Asimov is usually thought of as a science fiction writer, Magic is a collection of his fantasy short stories.

Jim Butcher:

The Dresden Files - Storm Front, Fool Moon, Grave Peril, Summer Knight, Death Masks, Blood Rites, Dead Beat, Proven Guilty, White Knight, and Small Favor.

Terry Brooks:

The Sword of Shanarra, The Elfstones of Shanarra, and The Wishsong of Shanarra.

Libba Bray:

A Great and Terrible Beauty - Gemma Doyle grew up in India, but after the death of her mother the 16 year old is sent to Spence Academy in London. It is the Victorian Age and these young ladies are being trained for their future roles as wives to men they may not want to marry. As so many have experienced, initially she is an unwelcome outsider. Eventually, she makes friends with three girls and together they explore Gemma%26#039;s supernatural powers and a group known as the Order.

Sequels: Rebel Angels and The Sweet Far Thing

Mercedes Lackey:

The Mage Winds Trilogy - Winds of Fate, Winds of Change, and Winds of Fury.

Velgarth Series - Exile%26#039;s Honor, Exile%26#039;s Valor, Take a Thief, Arrors of the Queen, Arrow%26#039;s Flight, and Arrow%26#039;s Fall

Diana Tregarde Trilogy - Burning Water, Children of the Night, and Jinx High.

Roger Zelazny:

The First Chronicles of Amber - Nine Princes in Amber, The Guns of Avalon, Sign of the Unicorn, The Hand of Oberon, and The Courts of Chaos.

The Second Chronicles of Amber - Trumps of Doom, Blood of Amber, Sign of Chaos, Knight of Shadows, and Prince of Chaos.

Richard Adams: Watership Down

George Orwell: Animal Farm

Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Bob Chapman: Visitors

David Gemmell: Waylander and In the Realm of the Wolf

Raymond E. Fiest:

Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master

The Riftwar Saga - Magician, Silverthorn, A Darkness at Sethanon.

Krondor%26#039;s Sons -Prince of the Blood, The King%26#039;s Bucaneer.

Serpent War Saga - Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King, Shards of a Broken Crown.

Riftwar Legacy - Krondor: The Betrayal, Krondor: The Assassins, Krondor: Tear of the Gods.

Honored Enemy: Legends of the Riftwar

Conclave of Shadows Saga - Talon of the Silver Hawk, King of Foxes, Exile%26#039;s Return.

Dark War Saga - Flight of the Nighthawks, Into a Dark Realm, Wrath of a Mad God.

Raymond E. Fiest and Janny Wurts:

Empire Trilogy - Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire, and Mistress of the Empire.

Dave Farland:

Runelords - The Sum of All Men, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Wizardborn, The Lair of Bones, Sons of the Oak, and Worldbinder.

Dean Koontz:

Odd Thomas Series - Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, and Odd Hours.

Robin Hobb:

Farseer Trilogy - Assassin%26#039;s Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin%26#039;s Quest.

Liveship Traders Trilogy - Ship of Magic, Mad Ship, and Ship of Destiny

Soldier Son Series - Shaman%26#039;s Crossing, Forest Mage, and Renegade%26#039;s Magic

Patricia A. McKillip:

The Riddlemaster of Hed, Heir of Sea and Fire, Harpist in the Wind, Riddle Master%26#039;s Game, and Riddle of Stars.

Susanna Clarke: Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell

George R. R. Martin:

A Song of Fire and Ice Saga - A Ga

Bish Fish Summary?

I need a summary of the entire book. It needs to be about 8 to 10 sentences long.
Bish Fish Summary?
Just go to and look at the reviews or even and look at the book reviews. This should provide plenty of info for 8-10 sentences. You could even type in the title of the book and do a Google search and you%26#039;ll find summaries. Or if you have $, go to and let writers write it for you.

Im writing a book and need some please??

ok my book is about a girl who is being physically abused, but her friends have been trying to figure out why she was acting strange, they tried confronting her, talking to her, giving her and intervention, but nothing worked, one day the person who is beating her up knocked her out and her friends came into her house looking for her and found her on the floor passed out... then her friends sent her to the hospital.

(this isnt a good summary, but im not the best at writing summaries.:)

what should happen to end the book/??ive been stuck with this for such a long time! help is needed! thank you sooooo much :D

there%26#039;s no sequel just so you know.
Im writing a book and need some please??
Not sure, since you are the author you should be the one to come up with it.
Im writing a book and need some please??
Not Sure
Reply:Have a twist!

Kill the girl!

Get her pregnant by the abuser.

Reveal who the abuser is.

The abuser locks her up forever.
Reply:She dies. or kills her abuser.
Reply:it depends on which direction you want to go. you could say they called the police and the abuser was arrested and put in prison and so on and so forth. but you could liven up the plot a little bit and while your main character lays in the hospital in a coma or whatever, the friends get together, murder the bad guy, get away with it, and live happily ever after!
Reply:turns out that the person that was abusing her was herself. she was mentally ill because she was abused before as a child, %26amp; she murdered the abuser. memories from the past haunts her %26amp; she thinks the abuser still lives, resulting in her abusing herself.
Reply:ok, depending on what kind of book your writing there could be a couple of different ideas i can think of

1. abuser get payback, he is either killed or sent to jail to resolve the problem

2. she goes back to him and gets beaten up again. you could leave it at that or she could be killed by him

3. she could move and have the book be resolved as she is %26quot;born again%26quot; by leaving everything behind and starting again
Reply:one of her friends actually was abused herself by her father or stepfather growing up and has been keeping that to herself all this time. When she finds out about this she flashes back to her past and realizes to she can fight her demons by fighting her friends,
Reply:Sad ending: she dies

Happy ending: She gets out and is driveing home and is like %26quot;Free%26quot;
Reply:The person who has been abusing her shud get arrested and then the girl has been so permanatly mentally and physically abused that she has to go to a rehab-like place

But your the author, so I%26#039;m sure it will have a perfect ending!
Reply:maybee the doc should be u want to tell me anything..and her lips are SO sore she cant say a word and her abuser just smiles and says oh..tht fall from the stairs definatly got u this time ur such a clumsy girl and he grabs her and takes her away while shes looking back at the doctor and hes smiling but shes me!
Reply:The story should end with the nurse asking her how she got knocked out and her telling the truth and the abuser getting caught and going to JAIL.


She denys shes getting beat up and the ABuser ends up killing her and her friends cry and THE END and the last page should have the phone # of the place 2 call if you getting beat up. THE END
Reply:well the gal cud get a revenge in the end as in the jennifer lopez movie %26#039;enough%26#039;

or she one of her friends (boy frnd) finds out abt it n confronts the %26#039;beater%26#039; or beats up the %26#039;beater%26#039;

n the prob is solved without the gal ever findin out how n y it ended.....
Reply:Well, you have thre choices:

1. Go the normal %26quot;happy ending%26quot; way, which in this case would be that the girl is no longer abused because the abusive person is killed, put in jail, etc.

2. Go the different way, which does not end happily, which would be that the abuser will not stop and the girl is either abused forever or is killed from abuse etc.

3. Combine them. For example, the girl dies from abuse and the abuser is punished (jail or killed etc) for it.

I can%26#039;t write the end for you, but i hope my ideas help!
Reply:she sadly dies, but then in the end she is reancarnated into an animal, another human, water.. etc. and tries getting her friends to notice her but its not working and then she finds a way and tells her firends what has been going on, but she cant talk so she finds seceret ways to change the weather or bark it pee hints or something lol..

if you decide to your this dedicate your book to me once you get it published..

my name: Kacy :)
Reply:it sounds pretty good actually. well, if you talk about the person who is abusing her in the book, and if it%26#039;s like a boyfriend her age or a little older, there could be a part where one of the friends goes over to his house and says something to him, or like punches him and runs or something. and then, maybe, the girl who is being abused could have a person who was abused talk to her (and it could be someone who is in a wheelchair because of their abuse so that she can see just what can happen if she lets her abuse keep happening), and she could realize that she shouldn%26#039;t let this happen anymore.

i was actually going to write a book sort of like this, but i had no time to. it was going to be about a girl who was abused by her boyfriend and this new friend that she makes who gives her the courage to leave him by the blunt way she lives her life, and by the choices she makes (like, the friend%26#039;s character was going to be someone who is really simple and who doesn%26#039;t let unneccesary crap happen to her [like abuse]). i don%26#039;t know if my storyline helps at all, but if you need any more help, just ask!!

you know you love me. xoxo, gossip girl ;)
Reply:It seems like a common story that happens to many children although it is very sad it can end in many different ways that is up to you on how you want it to end because it has and will continue to happen unfortunately to many it can end in survival - death - happiness or horrible it is basically what ever you decide because it is simply life for too many and no matter how you end it most likely if it is a reality ending then it%26#039;s already been ended before i am not trying to be mean but i am just honest and it%26#039;s a sad horrible thing for any child to have to be living in. Good Luck dear and i hope it ends happy rather than sad.
Reply:from one writer to another writer...just don%26#039;t tie all loose ends up at the end or solve the story by having your character die. These are used by amateur writers all of the time which gives away the fact that they are amateur writers. I would in a sense, end it where and when it is still interesting. Not only is this closer to reality but if your book were to become successful, this would give you reason to write book #2.
Reply:She is put on life support but eventually recovers but her friends hatch a ingenious scheme to pay back her abuser. They plant drugs in the abusers car and tip the cops off or they cut the breaks on his/her car....your a writer you know what im getting at ...basically they have to get away with whatever they do to the abuser.
Reply:I think it depends on the mood of the rest of the book.

You could give it an uplifting ending where the girl confides in her care takers at the hospital about the abuse and gets help, like moves in to a safe house, etc.

You could make it sort of a sad but happy in a twisted way like the abuser ends up stalking her after she gets help then ends his life blowing his own brains out because she left him...

Really It is your book though, I hope these ideas help get your creative juices flowing again, GOOD LUCK!!!
Reply:I would advise having a bitter-sweet ending... Maybe she has to move so that the person who%26#039;s abusing her will leave her alone, so she has to leave all of her friends behind, but they promise to IM each other or something. If it%26#039;s one of the girl%26#039;s parents, perhaps she ends up having to move to a foster home. I%26#039;m not sure... It really has to come from the writer%26#039;s imagination!

Good luck!
Reply:Hm, maybe you should make it that she has been abused because of a crime that she might have committed, or maybe because of what she %26#039;really%26#039; is? Possibly, you could lead the characters to who has been beating her, finding out that there is much behind the story than what they really thought that they knew. It%26#039;s up to you to really decide what happens to your characters, I don%26#039;t know how they act, so I really can%26#039;t tell you the best ending to the book. But, I do hope that you enjoy writing it. I%26#039;m sure it will end up good. Just thing about some plot-twisters that would really make the book rather interesting.
Reply:well just use your imagination well... not that but think what would happen in the real world if the characters and plot were here don%26#039;t get stuck! keep on going we need more authors like you people who actually use their time wisely. well what i would advise and conclude with is observe people and what they do especially girls of this time maybe say..... her friends went with her to the hospital and once she was recovering from the beating as she was laying their she quietly explained what happened but she left out certian parts from fear and then continue your story. best wishes on your book sincerely Juan.O a.k.a (1-0)
Reply:umm I guess... after two days, she was still stuck in the hospital, the nurse wouldn%26#039;t let anybody visit her no matter what happened. I was worried about my best friend, i didn%26#039;t know if she was ok, or even alive. There were couple of blackouts which worried me alot about my friend. I knew there was something strange about this hospitsal, but I couldn%26#039;t figure out what. I felt wind passing by me even though all the window were closed. The wind whispered something in my ear as it went by, but I wasn%26#039;t sure if it was actually the wind...... Sry not my best but I hoped I helped ^^ I%26#039;m only 10 so sry if it didn%26#039;t help
Reply:How about this. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith once penned a song called Janie%26#039;s Got a Gun. You could listen to the song a few times, read the lyrics and allow yourself to become inspired by this brilliant artist.Here is a small portion:

%26quot;What did her daddy do?

It%26#039;s Janie%26#039;s last I.O.U.

She had to take him down easy and put a bullet in his brain

She said %26#039;cause nobody believes me. The man was such a sleeze.

He ain%26#039;t never gonna be the same.%26quot;
Reply:The girl is in a coma and the friends are racked with worry so they try and find out who the abuser was. Make a twist (the identity of the abuser) someone that they know. Maybe, the abuser figures out that they are meddling so he/she locks one of them up etc. but in the end it ends somewhat happily, the abuser gets punished. You don%26#039;t need to make it fake cheery. It can%26#039;t just be they live happily ever after. End it off in a hopeful way, like they are on the road to getting over it, therapy. Like 2 Moths later and they are dealing with there issues and have grown tighter as friends.

Hope that helps. But your the author, so make it your own. Don%26#039;t make it all crazy and twisted depending on who your target audience is. Make it realistic and not too heavy on the morbidity and depressing stuff unless the audience is older or whatever. :D Good luck.