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Journal Entry: Sun Dec 4, 2011, 11:52 AM


My darlings! I am sure you are not all internet hermits like me...so may I ask a favour? can you recommend any good books for me to read? I have only read a handful in my life....sadly.

I love supernatural/none supernatural horror, or medieval historical/ medieval fantasy or demony-middle earth type books. Also quite keen on zombie apocalypse/ pandemic survival style too. If you know any that fit into these categories I would be grateful if you could share?

If you know a really really good book that doesn't fit into any of these? I would still be interested in having a look at it.

I am sad..I read a book on my Japan trip and I can't remember the name :iconcryforeverplz:. Its about a boy who could shape shift and use magic, I think his name was Tern and there was a story in the book about him rescuing a girl enslaved by a wizard who was obsessed with quicksilver? if you know the name of this book I will love you forever and ever. The book pretty much covers his life from birth to death.

Edit* oh god I found out what book it was! it was Tales of Earthsea...damn I loved that book...I confused the guys name? it was Otter not Tern :iconotlplz:

Books/short stories I really ended up enjoying...

The Langoliers - Steven King
The Man in the Black Suit - Steven King
Autopsy Room Four - Steven King
Slaughterboy - Odo Kirsch
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Tales of Earthsea - Ursula Le Guin  
The Garbage King - someone?
1984 - George Orwell

Books on my to read list so far;
Pillars of the Earth
The Hunger Games
The Road
The Stand
Everthing ever written by Steven King ( specially IT...gotta read that one...='D)
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darkforce392 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Try HP Lovecraft. EVERYTHING.
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ItachiXShana Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is also a movie called Tales of Earthsea. It's based on the book of Tales of Earthsea.
By studio Ghibli: [link]
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ItachiXShana Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean Tales from Earthsea*
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Sacre-Blue Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, Zombie is a pretty good book. It's supposed to be a scientist journal that he keeps through the Zombie Apocalypse, and it has drawings to go with the entries. It's pretty cool.
I'm currently reading a book called The Thief and it's set in medieval times.
There's also The Dark is Rising, which fits into the magic-ish category.
Hope I helped! C:
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Sacre-Blue Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait a sec, the zombie book is actually called Zombies, A Record Of The Year Of Infection.
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AriiMoose Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
The Chaos Walking trilogy is a great series of books.
If you like tongue-in-cheek humour and Stephen King then you might want to look at John Dies at the End. It's... Odd to say the least, but I found it was really good. :3
Also, if you like Star Wars and if you like zombies DEFINITELY read Death Troopers.
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GodessFae Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't know if they would suit your tastes, but any book by Brandon Sanderson is pretty amazing!
I suggest the Mistborn Trilogy or Way of Kings , but Elantris and War Breaker are awesome too!
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Black-Richa Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Isn't part of any of those categories, but I really liked Khaled Housseini's "The Kite Runner" :cries: :hug:
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HazelNutter Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's this series called "The Enemy". It's a bit strange, but has a interesting take on zombies.
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Carreauline Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yes, sounds nice! (I accept recommendations too by the way, just in case ;3)
You should definitely start on the dark tower series from King. They are awesome, 7 books of them.
The Hunger Games are great as well, though until now I only read the first part.

Maybe you'd like The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, the setting is fabulous to me~
I also recommend The Stravaganza Series, set in a fictional Italy in ancient times! Loved that one!
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Alesha-san Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist
The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. One of my favorite fantasy series.
Also Anita Blake: Vampire hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton if you like erotic literature and all kinds of fantasy creatures :D
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Alesha-san Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist
ah and The Vlad Taltos series by Steven Brust, also very nice.
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Choestoe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If you haven't read the original book version of Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, it's excellent. Though, the story is quite different from Miyazaki's adaption, it's just as amazing. There are also two continuations, Castle in the Air and House of Many Ways. :)
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GodessFae Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
!!! :iconzomgplz: I own Howl's Moving castle, (the book) but I didn't know there was more!!!
now I'm all excited. I need to find these books and read them. :D :iconplanningplz:
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Choestoe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, that was pretty much my reaction when I found out! :D Just to let you know, the other two books aren't exactly direct sequels. Sophie and Howl are no longer the main focus of those books (this is true with Castle in the Air in particular), and they both have new protagonists. It's set in the same universe though, and Sophie and Howl are present and important to the story lines. They've got some great moments. :)
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GodessFae Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
:D ANY extra Howl/Sofie is good! X3
sounds very interesting!
:D woohoo! Thanks for the info!
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Choestoe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Any time!
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sexy-kat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you should read THE UGLIES series by Scott Westerfeld, THE NIGHT ANGEL TRILOGY by Brent Weeks, and THE KINGKILLER TRILOGY by Patrick Rothfuss (( he only has the first 2 books out so far )), also check out World War Z if you like zombies ^_^
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xXFairwolfXx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Have you ever read Stephen King's Cell book? It is pretty neat.
Also some of the Eragon Inheritance books, too.
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nekojen9 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student General Artist
studio ghibli made a movie out of Tales of Earthsea :la:
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Aseenkantaja Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
The Name of the Wind, made by Patrick Rothfuss. Really relaxing and compelling book which tells a story about somekind of mage-to-be!
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sexy-kat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love this book!!!!
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Aseenkantaja Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Nice :D
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KyoukiSumeragi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ones I just finished that are light/easy reading in the magic/medieval category are The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir and The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima.
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Minttytea Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist
if you read and enjoyed the The Hunger Games I would recommend you the maze runner trilogy they are of the same genre and very interesting1
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cressieluna09 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
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This doesn't branch off of Harry Potter does it?
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The Mortal Engines series by Philip Reeve.
The books are really good, but you could just read them for the imagery of the world! :D
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Hussygirlfreak Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
do you read anything by Edgar Allen Poe? Or Anne Rice? Agatha Christie? Oooh, and if you like classic, but darkish go for the Portrait of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde (also known as the Picture of Dorian Grey) although the movie sucked, the book is still an amazing piece of literature.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the whole series actually) is great as well.

Stephen King is excellent, really enjoyed reading 'It' myself as well as 'Dreamcatcher' and others.

I read supernatural/horror as well as good old fashioned classics and fantasy. (okay I'm a major bookworm and I've read all the stories you've put up)
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RyuyuRose Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
You DEFINITELY need to read The Pellinor Series
If you like fantasy and medieval type thing, you'll definitely love that.
I think there's about 5 or 6 books to the series (i'm not sure yet, i'm only on the 3rd book)
^^ I definitely recommend it.
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catblush Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The Outsiders by S.E Hinton :D
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Mystic-darkness13 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
christine feehans dark series is awesome, i believe there are 21 books in it
starting with Dark Prince
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Obehbeh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Game of Thrones? erm... The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice was fantastic! Really should stay away from new age supernatural novels because they are mostly just romance, really cheapish romance...
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FindingSanity Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you read Rot and Ruin? It's a zombie book I just picked up a few days ago. Pretty good. Currently the most popularly checked out book in my highschool's library.
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Danshe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist
"The name of the wind" by Patrick Rothfuss (that's only the 1st book) and "The fear of a wise man" (the second book). They are both pretty good. I'm now reading this second one and gotta admit I don't want it to finish ever... hehe
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HybridBird Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Pride and Prejudice, from Jane Austen. My favorite book!
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gibsos Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Other Boleyn Girl was good. It's about this girl in the court of King Henry VIII.
The girl is the sister of his second wife, and it goes from when he is still married to his first wife, Cathrine of Aragon to a little after Queen Anne is beheaded.
It's pretty accurate too.
The whole series is good.
Don't see the movie though.
Absolutely horrible.

Tithe by Holly Black is also really good. Doesn't exactly fit into your categories though.
It's 'urban faries' -ish.

Oh, and the Demonata series by Darren Shan is really good. The only demon series that I even remotely like.
The first one is called Lord Loss.
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filledwithmusic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
the sea of trolls books ^^ they are really good :D i i do suggest the hunger games too :)
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I second the Hunger Games :)
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TenkaiKanzoku Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist was good <3 (The series it's a part of, that is)
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redskypainter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Without Seeing the Dawn. Its a super nice book about war. the first part is kind of gloomy and its made by a filipino author (but its in english dont worry haha) so its about the filipino vs japan war and yeah.
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Lythya Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
GAME OF THRONES GOD DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!
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the-monkey-ninja Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student
I'd suggest the Vampire Academy series (6 books) - strong characters, free of cliches, has an mc that PUNCHES PEOPLE IN THE FACE *fistpump* -shot- XD *ahem* and lots of plot twists. Its really a brilliant series, I highly recommend it!
Once the action starts you won't be able to stop =D =D =D

If you want supernatural horror then I suggest books by Darren Shan - and his book Darren Shan (LOL). The first book is called Cirque de freak. (or something along those lines).

If you want a very dark series then I'd suggest the Twig Trilogy from the Edge Chronicles.
And if you're looking for gun-wielding fairies, humour, and a 13 year old criminal mastermind, I suggest Artemis Fowl.

Check those out, I promise you'll enjoy them! =D
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Obehbeh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I read one of those vampire academy books, and tbh the main chick was sort of a mary sue kind of character to me anyways :P
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the-monkey-ninja Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student
You sure? You might be getting the title confused XD Afterall there are alot of books that start with 'Vampire' (when I think of it) =D Lissa was in a way, but definitely not Rose =O Anyway, if anything its good for the twists, action, and romance.
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Obehbeh Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea i did read one of those books, it was a okay story and everything but it felt weird by the end
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the-monkey-ninja Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student
Did you read till the final volume? (only came out this year I think XD) I disliked the fact that the couple I wanted didn't happen OTL (trying not to spoiler by saying who they were XD) But otherwise it was satisfying -- there's a spin off series with the alchemist Sydney as the narrator, called 'Bloodlines' (haven't read yet myself =O)- since the last one had a lot left open. Must say I dislike the second volume, Frostbite - can't remember clearly but I do know I cried alot XD
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Navy-Art Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
try The Wish i luved it (not that magical i dont read those types of books) and btw i heard there was a movie of Tales of Earthsea
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Demoniacs Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hush Hush Trilogy ( hush Hush, Cresendo and Silance) Its about a Fallen angel call patch and a girl called Nora.
Arthur : Becca Fitzpatrick

Sunshine (if your not into the lovey dovey type of vampire books eg. twilight, read this, she doesn't fall inlove with the vampire they just get intangled into each others lives and have to save each other)
Arthur : Robin McKinley
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moni158 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Filmographer
Sunshine.... reminds me of the movie...but that was about the sun dying...still gives me chills :iconscaredplz:
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