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#1 Kaddict

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 03:21 PM

Looking to buy some books for my wife for her Bday next month. She loves the harry potter, LOTR and hunger games series, disliked divergent series. She likes pretty much any genre of book, if it is written well. (I realize HP and hunger games weren't written very well, but the storyline and innovation made up for it). I am open to tons of suggestions. She hasn't read any vonnegut, so I am getting her Slaughterhouse 5, but I want to hear from you guys. Thanks!



#2 DonValentino

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 05:34 PM

I tried to read the second hunger games and couldn't get past the first five pages lol.

But anyway..Maybe some Dan Brown books? Those are pretty entertaining. Brad Meltzer is similar, he's good too. Maybe some Philip k dick. There are a ton of well written books I could go on for days, but here's a start. Year zero is a good book. Could go with some Palahniuk as well. Abarat was a book I remember liking when I was younger, pretty cool.

#3 Kaddict

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:04 PM

Thanks! I will definitely look into some of those.



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 03:21 PM

I tried to read the second hunger games and couldn't get past the first five pages lol.

But anyway..Maybe some Dan Brown books? Those are pretty entertaining. Brad Meltzer is similar, he's good too. Maybe some Philip k dick. There are a ton of well written books I could go on for days, but here's a start. Year zero is a good book. Could go with some Palahniuk as well. Abarat was a book I remember liking when I was younger, pretty cool.

While Brown's plotlines held my attention, I found his writing style stale. It might've been cause I listened to it as an audiobook though instead of actually reading it, so there could've been an issue with the dude's voice.



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 06:13 PM

I read DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons, but I read them in Spanish...so it is hard for me to judge his actual style. Sometimes things don't quite translate. I agree with Jess's assessment though



#6 Kaddict

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 07:40 PM

Bumping again. Any books/audiobooks you guys have read recently you love? 

My wife is really going after history books/audiobooks now too, if anyone has great suggestions. I just haven't been reading much since med school. 



#7 redlion

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:34 PM

The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin.

The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:06 AM

Based on her liking LOTR, she might want to check out the Dragonlance series. She could start with The Chronicles, which is the first trilogy of the series. Or, jump right into it with one of my favourites, The Legend of Huma.

 

I recently read Looking For Alaska. I was skeptical at first, but I loved it.



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Posted 22 December 2016 - 11:11 AM

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry



#10 Kaddict

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 05:31 PM

Thanks guys! I will check these out. I always love suggestions from codex members. 

 

 

I also love and get thoroughly confused when ali and cara post next to each other. 



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 10:18 AM

I also love and get thoroughly confused when ali and cara post next to each other. 

 

Good. That's exactly what we intend. :p



#12 redlion

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:46 AM

Good. That's exactly what we intend. :p

This one is the best though.

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 06:24 AM

So giving book suggestions is my job, I don't know if you still need them though?



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Posted 25 December 2016 - 01:46 AM

If your wife loves Harry Potter, Cursed Child is a sorta must-read :) Or perhaps Fantastic Beasts. As of unrelated books, I really enjoyed 'Bob the Streetcat' last Christmas. It's the true story about a homeless addict in London who turns his life around when he meets Bob the Streetcat. It's a really charming feelgood book.



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:25 PM

This one is the best though.

 

 

LMAO. What is happening there? Is that a beard?



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:10 PM

ReadyPlayerOne is a good book. It's on virtual reality and how the whole world becomes consumed by it

I reccomend it!




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