Book suggestions for a 19 year old
December 2, 2009 5:40 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for something new to read. I'm 19, any suggestions?
posted by blaynerb to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (74 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
For the first time in many years, I'm without a book to read. I'm a college student and need a reprieve from school work. I've looked on a lot of book websites but I'd like suggestions based on my actual preferences and I've seen a lot of successful book suggestion questions on here.
I'm in the phase where I still like some YA books but I'm not a big fan of obnoxiously angsty teenagers or messages of purity and abstinence. Some of my favorites:
The Golden Compass
I like fantasy novels but not really science fiction, and I like action, mystery, and really need a romance aspect to keep my interest as well (sexual tension, steamy bedroom scenes, etc), unless the story is a good mystery or makes you think.
Some of these types of books I enjoyed:
The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, The Lost Symbol
Jane Austin's books
Heart of Darkness
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Stranger in A Strange Land
Some Book I didn't like:
Chronicles of Narnia (thought I only read The Magician's Nephew)
All The Pretty Horses
Although I sound picky, I'm pretty open-minded and try most books before discounting them.