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message 1: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (writers_soul) Hey everyone,

I have a huge to-read pile but was wondering if anyone had any suggestions that I might really like. I really like Horror, mystery, realistic fiction, and historical fiction.

Some Books I really like/love are:
Cirque Du Freak series by Darren Shan

Demonata series 1-6 (I haven't finished it yet) by Darren Shan

Harry Potter 1-4 (haven't finished that one yet either)

Time Windows by Kathryn Reiss

Dreadful Sorry by Kathryn Reiss

Tower of Evil by Mary Main

Anne Frank the Diary of a young girl.

These are just a few book that I gave 4-5 stars too. I would also like some book recommendation that have to do with: Witchcraft, occults, demons, holocaust, slavery, etc.

message 2: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana (tatiana_g) I have some suggestions for you, Amanda.

slavery - Chains and Forge

witchcraft - L.J. Smith's Night World and Secret Circle books

historical - Fever 1793, A Northern Light

mystery - The Killer's Cousin

realistic fiction - Speak, Twisted, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, Looking for Alaska

message 3: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (writers_soul) Thanks Tatiana those sound like great books. There all going on my To-read list :)

message 4: by Julia (new)

Julia | 432 comments slavery, modern - Sold.

slavery, historical- (Besides Chains, which I also loved & I'm looking forward to Forge.) KindredOctavia E. Butler Kindred by Octavia E. Butler .

witchcraft- Witch Child, Sorceress by Celia Rees. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry and The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe and The Heretic's Daughter.

science fiction/ mystery/ military sf - The Warrior's Apprentice or Young Miles.

holocaust- There's a new novel from the POV of Peter Van Pelt who was in the annex with Anne Frank, but I can't find the title or author. Try The True Story of Hansel and Gretel or The Book Thief or The Devil's Arithmetic.

message 5: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (narcisse) The holocaust book you're looking for is
Annexed by Sharon Dogar .

message 6: by Julia (new)

Julia | 432 comments Thanks Jenny!!!

message 7: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (writers_soul) Thanks Julia. A few of those books I already own/want to read but all the rest will be going on my To-read list :)

message 8: by Chloe (new)

Chloe (chloebooklover) I also love historical fiction/Holocaust type themed books. I think you may love Miss Spitfire. It is one of my favourite books of all time. It tells the story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan. It was so good, I read the whole thing in one sitting :D

message 9: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (writers_soul) Cool I'll check it out thanks :) I've always found Helen Keller interesting and I have a few book on her :)

message 10: by ad (new)

ad (andone) i loved the saga of darren shan!!! =) haven't read the demonata yet though...

i can recommend you:

the thin executioner
The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan
if you like to read darren shan, not as good as cirque du freak, but it was fun...

the book thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
just great, i had to cry.

and maybe this series could be something for you, but i haven't read it yet, it's on my wishlist:

escape from furnace
Lockdown (Escape From Furnace, #1) by Alexander Gordon Smith
Solitary (Escape from Furnace, #2) by Alexander Gordon Smith
Death Sentence (Escape From Furnace, #3) by Alexander Gordon Smith
Fugitives (Escape From Furnace, #4) by Alexander Gordon Smith
Execution (Escape From Furnace, #5) by Alexander Gordon Smith

message 11: by Lyza (new)

Lyza James | 5 comments Breathe by Abbi Glines Breathe
Just read this one. It is a new release for May. It was a great Beach read.

message 12: by Sara (new)

Sara Migers | 2 comments Hi,
I recommend "He liked Tuesdays best" by Brygida Grysiak

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