Book Ideas

@bretay61 (723)
United States
March 21, 2011 9:50pm CST
Hello everyone. I'm looking for some good books to read. I liked the Twilight Series,of course. Anyone heard of anything along the same lines? More for adults than the teen. I did enjoy Twilight ad have read them many times. Just lookig for somethig a little more adult wise,I guess you could say.
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12 responses
• Canada
22 Mar 11
Wish I could help.
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@bretay61 (723)
• United States
23 Mar 11
Hey that's ok.No problem.hope you have a good evening tiwari.
• Canada
27 Mar 11
Thanks for understanding. How's the rest of the life going?
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
14 Apr 11
Oh it's fine. Just busy with the granddaughters.Helping with their homework after school.I have been planting a garden and also a couple of flower beds.So it;s been pretty hectic around here. Sometimes not sure if I'm coming or going.Hows everything with you?
• United States
22 Mar 11
Go to the paranormal romance section of your local bookstore. You'll find something. About ten hundred somethings maybe. Adult paranormal romance is not a sparse genre. Not being an avid reader of any kind of romance, I honestly can't give you a whole lot to go on myself. If you're looking for more vampires then I've heard lots about the Sookie Stackhouse series. Haven't read any myself and I don't plan to... but you might be interested. If you're just looking for paranormal romance in general then I did recently read one called "Lord of the Fading Lands" by C. L. Wilson. A friend of mine badgered me into reading it. She reads pretty much all romance novels and I stick to high fantasy most of the time, so we only occasionally take book recommendations from each other. She was like, "Read this one! It's a high fantasy!" So I was like ehhh... okay. I liked it for the most part. Except for the fact that it was a steamy adult romance and I'm generally not very fond of those. One of the main places I go when I'm looking for potential new reads is Goodreads.com. They have a list section where other users vote on their favorites of certain book types so you might browse around and see if anything interests you. Adult Vampire Romance: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1193.The_Best_Adult_Vampire_Romance_Books Supernatural Romance: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1435.Supernatural_Heroines_w_Romance Paranormal Romance: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1472.Best_Paranormal_Romance_Urban_Fantasy
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@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
I'm with you on this one. I can't recommend any romance stuff cause I don't read those books. I'm not really interested in it. Haven't read twilight even, but it's on my list. At the bottom though. You can find a lot in goodreads. It's also a great site to mingle with other readers :)
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
22 Mar 11
Thanks alot allyoftherain and knicnax for your suggestions. I have never heard of Goodreads. But I will check it out. I have never read any of the Sookie Stackhouse Series.Will have to look into those.As far as adult,It doesn't have to be steamy or anything,just something that has a little meaning to it.The Twilight was for the teens and my cousin kept on about me reading it.Which I did and read all 4.I like reading anything just about anything.I used to read alot of Janet Dailey from Harlequin.But haven't seen any of hers in awhile.Thanks to both of you for your info.
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• United States
22 Mar 11
I have read (and loved) all the Twilight books... but it was a mutant happening for me cause I don't like vampires, love triangles, or books with lots of hype behind them (Don't like Harry Potter. lol). The reason I don't read a whole lot of romance is cause a whole lot of them are very "steamy" as I said before. Not a fan of those. But if you're looking for like-minded readers... goodreads is a great place to go. Hope you enjoy and find some great books to read!
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 11
I like romance and I like fantasy. So I read all about Harry Potter, Twilight series, The Lord of The Rings series, The Vampire's Diary series, and many more You can always browse the internet for the most read books.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
22 Mar 11
Hi Jennyze.I've never read the Harry Potter Series.Watched a few on TV.Read all the Twilight Books and seen the movies.I havevn't read the Vampire Diary Series.Will have to check into that one.Thank you and hope you have a good night.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 11
Well, if you like a world of fantasy then you will like Harry Potter series. I used to hunt second books in my area. I often tried reading a book by a different author than the ones I usually read. Sometimes it's good and sometimes I had to throw away the book. But it's good to always try to read from a different author, who knows he/she is just as good as the ones we usually have.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
22 Mar 11
You're right.It's good to read different authors.You can often get surprised.They're are alot of really good ones out there,that we haven't even read yet.
• United States
22 Mar 11
Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels are the inspiration behind the television series True Blood, so if you want your vamps a little more adult, that might be a series to try. Also, you could always go for the original, Dracula. It's actually a good read. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice is excellent, so I second that suggestion.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
22 Mar 11
Thanks for the suggestions.I'm gonna have to look into the Stackhouse books,seems there is a quite a few of them.guess I'm gonna have to check out the library and the book store.Get alot of books.Once I get started on a book,I usually finish that day.Even the Twilight books,it only took a day to read each one of them.
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22 Mar 11
Also, if you do read Dracula, there is an official sequel, written by one of Bram Stoker's descendants and based on Bram's own notes, that was written a few years ago and puts a whole new twist on the original story. It's pretty good and a lot easier to get through than the original due to the modernised style. Birdie -
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@bretay61 (723)
• United States
23 Mar 11
Thanks that's good to know.i think I would like the modernized style better myself.Will look for it at the bookstore.
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• Canada
23 Mar 11
Laurell K Hamilton - Anita Blake Series (vampires, werewolves) Kelly Armstrong - other world series (vampires, werewolves) Charlaine Harris - Sookie Stackhouse Series (vampires, werewolves, shaft shifters) Kelly Armstrong - Darkest power series (witch's, vampires, werewolves) Laurell K Hamilton - Marideth Gentry series (fairy's) P. C. Cast - House of night series (vampires) Carrie Vaughn - Kitty series (werewolves and vampires) Anne Rice - Vampire Chronicles All amazing books I own and have read all of these books/series and love them all!
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
23 Mar 11
Cool.I like the list.I am writing these down.Sounds interesting.Any certain one you would recommend reading first.You have an interesting list.
• Canada
23 Mar 11
honestly laurell k hamiltons Anita blake series is my favorite the series is large and has been being put out since the 1980's it follows the life of a vampire hunter/executioner who ends up falling in love with the master of the city (head vampire) as well as a love triangle with a werelepord its an amazing series half action half romance a bit like twilight but ALLOT more grown up Marvel comics has een started putting teh books out in comics Kelly Armstongs Otherworld series is a extreamly close second as it follows the lives of several characters ranging from witch's to werewolves each book focuses ona new character defiantly an good series P.C. Casts house of night and Kelly Armstrongs Darkest power series are both teen series and alot like twilight in the way they are written Carrie Vaughn is a new series i have gotten into recently about the main character Kitty who is a werewolf the series is defiantly good and growing into an even better series with each book Anne rice I found her books amazingly well written and historicly accuret but some of them did get quite dry and i found myself losing interest in them rather quickly
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
24 Mar 11
I have never heard of laurell k hamilton's books.Will definately look into it though.You sound like you have alot of good reading books also.Yeah i like books to hold my attention,once I lose interest in it,it's hard to get back to it.You put it off forever,then when you do read it,once you get past the uninteresting chapter,it usually isn't too bad.I am making me a list of good books.I have gotten so many good suggestions from everyone.Thanks innocents_lost for all your suggestions.I'm gonna have my granddaughter help me look for some of these when we go to bookstore tomorrow.
22 Mar 11
The Vampire Diaries books are pretty good, though not really adult fiction, but still worth a read if you want something easy with an interesting storyline(s) and ahve the same sort of teen vampire/werewolf theme going on. I personally prefer the story but they're not as well written. If it's vampires you're interested in have you read Charlaine Harris' 'Sookie Stackhouse' novels? they're pretty good and far more adult than Twilight or VD. Also if you like Twilight you might like to read The Host, it's another of Stephenie Meyer's books that is aimed at adults rather than teens. I could go on recommending books for ages (I'm somewhat of a bibliophile) so if you're looking for anything more specific I'd be happy to help. Birdie -
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
23 Mar 11
Thank you NatashaBird. I'll definately have to check into the Vampire diaries. It doesn't have to be vampires,just something that will keep you interested.Did you read the Host?Is it any good?What would you recommend for a 6 yr learning to read,she's so hard to keep focused on anything I have found so far.The 9 yr old just loves to read,like me,she'll read anything.She goes for books that are above her age.She may be 9,but she's going on 40.She's loves stuff about nature and bugs. As for me,like I said,doesn't have to vampires.I just want somethig that's gonna make me want to finish it then and not put it down and finish later.the forget about it.Thank you for your help.
23 Mar 11
Yeah, I read The Host a while ago and thought it was really good. It's about an alien invasion, so pretty different from Twilight, but it's completely different to any other alien invasion story I have come across and is very well written. I'm not really sure about what sort of books a 6 year old would like, or be able, to read, but you might want to try A Series of Unfortunate events. It's got an interesting and easy to follow storyline and they are excellent for improving a young reader's vocabulary as Snicket (the author) humourously explains the meaning of any of the more advanced words used. If you're still at the stage of reading with your 6 year old then this series is also quite entertaining for adult readers. You may like to try Need by Carrie Jones, it's very similar to twilight but focuses on pixies rather than vampires. Again, it's more of a teen read but if you like twilight then you might want to try it. On a more mature note, I'm currently reading the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. It's a fantasy series that recently had the first 2 books made into a TV show "The Legend of the Seeker". Both the books and the series are pretty long (there are 11 books in the series and each book tops 700pages) but they're brilliant and although they all have a main theme that runs through them they each have individual stories that tie up at the end of each book so you don't have to read them all in one go. Birdie -
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
24 Mar 11
The sword of truth sounds pretty interesting.My granddaughter the 6 yr yr old,she knows some words.The high frequency words as they call them.But her teachers said that instead of teaching her the words,they had rather her look at the picture and tell what she sees in the picture.She has went through every book in the house that has pictures.And the ones she gets at school.She doesn't like her 9 yr old sisters books,they don't have pictures in them and have too many words.LOL. I like the long books.I will also check into the Need,something different.Thanks Natashabird.Sounds like a lot of good reading there.
• Australia
3 Apr 11
Richelle Mead is another good author for vampire stories. She has a series called Vampire Academy and also another series based on a succubus. I have read all of Vampire academy and am now collecting the succubus series.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
3 Apr 11
Thanks wintershea. I will look into the vampite academy series
@bardgirl (364)
• United States
23 Mar 11
There are some great authors out there with some really series. You might want to check out Rachel Caine, Charlaine Harris, Katie MacAlister, MaryJanice Davidson, Kelley Armstrong, and Linda Wisdom.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
24 Mar 11
Thank you.It sounds like you have alot of good reading also.Will have to add them to my list.So many authors I haven't heard of.I keep my granddaughters.So when I get them at school,we have homework to do.So I haven't had much time to read as much as I like.Got a lot of catching up to do.Thank you badgirl for the suggestions.
@Alnitak (423)
• Italy
23 Mar 11
Hey! I have to say that I've only read a few pages of the first Twilight book and I didn't like the style because it seemed only "TV on paper" to me (it that means anything :P) and I don't like those kind of novels anymore but since you liked it and you are asking for something "more for adults" I think you could enjoy "Let the right one in" by J. Lindqvist. It's a good compromise because it's still about two young kids becoming friends (the girls is a vampire) but the atmosphere of the book is also a bit dark. It's a Swedish author, so I think it could be also interesting to read because it's from a different country. There is also a movie (the Swedish one and the American remake) which I recommend, but only AFTER you've read the book :)
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
24 Mar 11
Yeah I like to read the books before seeing the movie.You can understand some things better when you see the movies.The Twilight books when I read them,I pictured everything completely different from the movie.Especially Edward,he wasn't what I had in my mind while reading the books.but my granddaughter thinks he is the best thing there is,other than Jacob.I'll add J.Lindqist to my shopping list for tomorrow.Thank you so much Alnitak.
@macayadann (1235)
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
all about harry potter
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
22 Mar 11
Will have to check out Harry Potter.Seems there is a lot of Harry Pooter fans.Gotta see what it's all about.Thank you macayadann
• Thailand
22 Mar 11
For vampires you might want to check out Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. I have just finished reading John Marsden's Tomorrow series and really enjoyed them. If you like blood and guts adventure try anything by Wilber Smith.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
22 Mar 11
Thanks Chiang.I will check it out.I forgot about Anne Rice's books.It's been along time since I have read one of hers.I will also check into Wilbur Smith.Thank you.
@marsha32 (6689)
• United States
22 Mar 11
I read a book I think you would enjoy! I won it as part of a suspense/thriller book prize pack. It's called Sins of the Flesh, but I sure can't tell you right off hand who wrote it. It's still packed away somewhere from the move. I do hope you will do a search and check it out. I wrote a review of it on a couple of websites too. It's not about vampires, but from the title I assumed it was. Marsha
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
22 Mar 11
I sure will Marsha. sounds really interesting.I will look it up and find out more and see if I can find it at the bookstore. Haven't been there in awhile.Due for a trip.I usually remember the titles,vut not who writes them,myself.My sister will call and ask me who wrote a book.I will have to look it up on the computer,because I can't remember it. Title no problem remembering though.Thank you for your suggestion.I will check it out.