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    If you're stuck for ideas or inspiration on what to read next, then this is the place to ask for help in tracking down your next book. If you're looking for something completely new, or perhaps more of your favourite type of book, then rather than make a separate thread for it, post here.

    To make it easier, it would be useful to include as much detail as possible on what kind of books you like. Specific authors, genres and time periods would be good information. If you're looking for classics or teen fiction; light reads or something more challenging; short novels or 1,000 page epics. Obscure books or best sellers, I'm sure that if you request a book here then somebody on Mibba will be able to help you to find it.
    February 15th, 2009 at 10:26pm
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    I'm looking for a ~really good mystery novel, something that would really make my make my head hurt and mislead me, I always figure out the murderer in whodunits. I'd read any kind of lenght, time period, etc.
    February 18th, 2009 at 05:03pm
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    I'm looking for a ~really good mystery novel, something that would really make my make my head hurt and mislead me, I always figure out the murderer in whodunits. I'd read any kind of lenght, time period, etc.
    How much Agatha Christie have you read?
    Sherlock Holmes?
    February 18th, 2009 at 05:24pm
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    Need a Medieaval Fantasy

    Read Nix, Feist, Canavan, Nicholson etc

    Need something reletavley unheard of, more complicated the better
    February 18th, 2009 at 06:09pm
  • HystericxBarbie

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    Thank God there's a sticky for this! Wow All those "I need a new book to read" topics were getting annoying. Especially since they all basically gave the same teen novels over and over again for recommendations anyway! :cheese:

    Anyway, I'm interested in books that deal with:
    Mental institutions (I prefer YA ones, but I'll take adult as well)
    And does anyone know if any books have horror involving hospitals? I never seem to find any. :XD
    February 18th, 2009 at 06:47pm
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    Mental institutions (I prefer YA ones, but I'll take adult as well)
    Have you read Checkers by John Marsden?
    February 19th, 2009 at 04:29am
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    I'm looking for a ~really good mystery novel, something that would really make my make my head hurt and mislead me, I always figure out the murderer in whodunits. I'd read any kind of lenght, time period, etc.
    Have you read Patricia Cornwell's novels? Especially the Kay Scarpetta series, I've started it and it's really good.

    Also, the short story 'Murders in the Rue Morgue' by Edgar Allan Poe was amazing, even though that's technically not a book. :shifty
    February 19th, 2009 at 05:21am
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    YaoiRox666:
    Thank God there's a sticky for this! Wow All those "I need a new book to read" topics were getting annoying. Especially since they all basically gave the same teen novels over and over again for recommendations anyway! :cheese:

    Anyway, I'm interested in books that deal with:
    Mental institutions (I prefer YA ones, but I'll take adult as well)
    And does anyone know if any books have horror involving hospitals? I never seem to find any. :XD
    Hmm...

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
    Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
    The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
    The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
    Cut by Patricia Mccormick
    My Lobotomy by Howard Dully
    Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
    Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
    The Madman's Tale: A Novel by John Katzenbach
    Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
    Welcome to the Ark by Stephanie S. Tolan
    Will There Really Be a Morning? by Frances Farmer
    Hawkes Harbor by S. E. Hinton
    Gracefully Insane: Life and Death Inside America's Premier… by Alex Beam
    I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
    It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
    Right Behind You by Gail Giles
    The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
    Angels of the Universe by Einar Mar Gudmundsson
    annnd
    Stealers of Dreams by Steve Lyons. A Doctor Who novel that is just creep y and disturbing.

    And hospital horror...? Came across one.

    Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz
    February 19th, 2009 at 03:39pm
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    kafka.:
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    I'm looking for a ~really good mystery novel, something that would really make my make my head hurt and mislead me, I always figure out the murderer in whodunits. I'd read any kind of lenght, time period, etc.
    How much Agatha Christie have you read?
    Sherlock Holmes?
    I've read Murder on the Orient Express, Ten Little Indians and something about black cats- I think. I don't remember exactly, I do remember watching a movie about her disappearance in 1926 a few months -or so- ago. Recc me some of her novels?
    Sherlock seems just too, ah, it's hard to explain, nevermind him.
    February 19th, 2009 at 04:55pm
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    YaoiRox666:
    And does anyone know if any books have horror involving hospitals? I never seem to find any. :XD
    Have you tried Midnight Club by Christopher Pike?
    Its not exactly horror, but it's not bad either, and it does take place in a hospital, well a hospice, but still.
    February 20th, 2009 at 08:02am
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    Peter Petrelli.:
    Need a Medieaval Fantasy

    Read Nix, Feist, Canavan, Nicholson etc

    Need something reletavley unheard of, more complicated the better
    Have you tried Tamora Peirce? They aren't really complicated, but they're good. At least I think so. The first book in the first series is "Alanna, the First Adventure" Its about a girl who wants to be a knight so she trades places with her twin brother while he goes to the convent to study magic.
    February 20th, 2009 at 08:05am
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    The Doctor:
    kafka.:
    :shifty
    I'm looking for a ~really good mystery novel, something that would really make my make my head hurt and mislead me, I always figure out the murderer in whodunits. I'd read any kind of lenght, time period, etc.
    How much Agatha Christie have you read?
    Sherlock Holmes?
    I've read Murder on the Orient Express, Ten Little Indians and something about black cats- I think. I don't remember exactly, I do remember watching a movie about her disappearance in 1926 a few months -or so- ago. Recc me some of her novels?
    Sherlock seems just too, ah, it's hard to explain, nevermind him.
    I really like 'Sparkling Cyanide'. Don't know why.

    I can see why you wouldn't like Holmes.

    Hmm...
    February 20th, 2009 at 11:43am
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    kafka.:
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    I'm looking for a ~really good mystery novel, something that would really make my make my head hurt and mislead me, I always figure out the murderer in whodunits. I'd read any kind of lenght, time period, etc.
    Read nearly anything by Jodi Picoult. Her mysteries are great.One of my favorites is probably Salem Falls, which makes lot's of allusions to the crucible and I love that play. Plain Truth is another good mystery by her.
    February 21st, 2009 at 05:59am
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    kafka.:
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    I'm looking for a ~really good mystery novel, something that would really make my make my head hurt and mislead me, I always figure out the murderer in whodunits. I'd read any kind of lenght, time period, etc.
    I'd definately recommend the Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell, as someone above has said. They're one of my favourite series of books.
    February 21st, 2009 at 05:08pm
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    YaoiRox666:
    Thank God there's a sticky for this! Wow All those "I need a new book to read" topics were getting annoying. Especially since they all basically gave the same teen novels over and over again for recommendations anyway! :cheese:

    Anyway, I'm interested in books that deal with:
    Mental institutions (I prefer YA ones, but I'll take adult as well)
    And does anyone know if any books have horror involving hospitals? I never seem to find any. :XD
    It's not entirely set in a hospital, but there are some very dramatic and deep hospital scenes in it. I'm talking about Tully by Paulina Simmons. It is a totally amazing and fantastic book :) It's more reality than horror as well, but it's kinda about a girl growing up after having a very difficult childhood. It's in between YA and Adult, and possibly one of my favourite books ever.
    February 21st, 2009 at 06:14pm
  • HystericxBarbie

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    Thank you to everyone who requested those books to me. Smile
    There's some more things I'm interested in but am having trouble finding anything good.
    Spy books (an example a book called "Cross Me Heart and Hope To Spy" it doesn't have to be YA., though.)
    Road Trips - another example of what I'm looking for is like for the Rainbow Road book how they were traveling to a different state and had sort of an "adventure" in the process.
    Books that involve musicians and what it's like to be an artist.
    I'd also like to read books that involve beauty pageants - if those even exist. :shifty
    February 21st, 2009 at 08:53pm
  • peter quill.

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    shy.is.who.i.am.:
    Peter Petrelli.:
    Need a Medieaval Fantasy

    Read Nix, Feist, Canavan, Nicholson etc

    Need something reletavley unheard of, more complicated the better
    Have you tried Tamora Peirce? They aren't really complicated, but they're good. At least I think so. The first book in the first series is "Alanna, the First Adventure" Its about a girl who wants to be a knight so she trades places with her twin brother while he goes to the convent to study magic.
    I'll have a look
    It doesn't sound like my thing if it's not complicated but I'll definatly give it a look
    February 22nd, 2009 at 02:18pm
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    kafka.:
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    I'm looking for a ~really good mystery novel, something that would really make my make my head hurt and mislead me, I always figure out the murderer in whodunits. I'd read any kind of lenght, time period, etc.
    They're not the absolutely 100% amazing that you will remember for the rest of your life kind of books, but if you haven't already then you might want to try reading some Harlan Coben. I love his books.
    shy.is.who.i.am.:
    Peter Petrelli.:
    Need a Medieaval Fantasy

    Read Nix, Feist, Canavan, Nicholson etc

    Need something reletavley unheard of, more complicated the better
    Have you tried Tamora Peirce? They aren't really complicated, but they're good. At least I think so. The first book in the first series is "Alanna, the First Adventure" Its about a girl who wants to be a knight so she trades places with her twin brother while he goes to the convent to study magic.
    I read those Tamora Pierce books a few years ago. I loved them, and I've been meaning to read them again since then. I don't know whether I'd love them as much anymore, but I was obsessed with them at the time. If you haven't already, you should give them a go. Definitely nothing complex; I read them when I was in sixth grade, but I guess I always read books a little more advanced than what I was up to, so I can't completely remember...
    :|

    I don't know entirely what kind of book I'm looking for. Something complex, but not too complex. Maybe something involving the mind of the protagonist. Not like 'The Catcher in the Rye', but more like Ellen Hopkins books. I know that half the people on this site say that, but they're really the kind of books that intrigue me. I like books that kind of mess with the mind, not necessarily entirely realistic. Something with a little romance, but not a teen 'I'm so in love with this guy' kind of thing. I don't know... I can't really make this any more specific. Any suggestions would be great :)
    February 23rd, 2009 at 10:52am
  • The Master

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    Looking for a book. Challenging. Most genres. Something that will take me a bit to read and two readings for me to fall in love with it.
    February 23rd, 2009 at 03:04pm
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    Looking for a book. Challenging. Most genres. Something that will take me a bit to read and two readings for me to fall in love with it.
    I have already reccommended this book, but I have to, yet again, suggest Paulina Simmons' Tully. It took me ages to read (The copy I have is very thick, with very small print), is challengeing but a totally amazing book. It's really worth it if you persevere with it :)
    February 23rd, 2009 at 07:12pm