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Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:42 pm
Katnes says...



I've read so many books (Dad says I have read more books then he has in his whole life and he reads ALOT) I really can't decide.
I liked Warriors when I was younger (I still keep my out for Erin Hunters next books) But they've faded into the past. Know? I guess I'd say the best book I have ever read was Tears of a Dragon.
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Yeah, I used to read a lot too, but I haven't been reading as much lately. I have some trouble picking a favorite, and I'd also say there's a distinction between "books I enjoy reading" and "books that are actually good". For example, books I read for school were often examples of good/great literature, but I still hated reading them. There's also plenty of books I enjoyed, but wouldn't consider anywhere near the pantheon of great books.

That said, here's a short list of books I love
American Gods-Neil Gaiman-I've re-read this a couple times, and I get something different out of it each time. I wanted to re-read it before the next season of the show comes out, but I think that's in March and idk if I'll have time. Fair warning: this is a very 18+ book with sex and violence and all that good stuff, so I would not recommend it for younger readers.

Good Omens-Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
A hysterical book about the end of the world. Funny but also makes you think at times. This is also going to be a TV show and I am so excited.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making-Cathrynn Valente (and the rest of the Fairyland series).
@BlueAfrica recommended this book to me last year, and it's honestly the first thing I read in years that's challenged the two-way tie of American Gods and Good Omens. It's a children's book, but I feel like the prose and narration has more meaning for an older reader, though the story itself is enjoyable for any age. Literally the only thing I dislike about it is the long name :P.

The Abhorsen series-Garth Nix
Garth Nix was one of my favorite authors as a teen, and it held up well in a recent re-reading after I discovered there were new books (a prequel of sorts and a sequel) to the original trilogy. I love the richness of the world and it has some great female characters. Don't ask me why I haven't gotten around to reading the fifth book yet.
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:34 am
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Interesting. I kind of had this mind set every teenager loved Harry Potter, or Twilight, or Hunger Games. Whatever. Maybe they hate them. Why did you love the Neil Gaiman book?
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