What kind of books do you like to read?

United States
July 27, 2008 5:32pm CST
I like to read a lot but lately I've been into realistic novels like The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. Do you like these books? What kinds of books do you like?
10 responses
@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
27 Jul 08
At the moment I am reading 6 books. I like to read science fiction and novels. I'm not a big fan of mystery or romance novels, especially the naked kind. I don't want to read about someone else being naked. If I'm interested in being naked, I'll go find someone to be naked with. I don't need to voyeur into someone else's life. Even if it is made up. I'm reading a lot of different kinds of books for my library summer reading contest. So I am getting exposure to new people.
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• United States
27 Jul 08
Wow! 6 books at once--that's crazy/awesome! I can only read one at a time but I usually read them very quickly. I think your comment is really interesting, seeing as one of the reasons I love reading because I escape to someone else's life. Thankd for your input! :)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I am into paranormal romances, and well anything with vampire, witches, shape changers, and the like. I just finished Twilight and New Moon and am dying to get my hands on the third in that series. I also just finished Dyrgon Witch and i am currently reading The Vampire's Kiss.
• United States
28 Jul 08
So is the person who posted above you--you guys should be friends!! One of my best friends loves the Twilight series too--it's the one being made into a movie, right? Thanks for your input!
• United States
28 Jul 08
Yeah its and although i loved the book its not one i would of picked to be made into a movie, which makes it where i cant wait to see it.
• United States
28 Jul 08
I don't know of the books that you mentioned but I will try to check them out. I like to read 'scary' books with things like vampires, witches and the like. I also like to read mystery books, and lots of others. I am not much on books that are non fiction, however I like to read those types of things in magazines.
• United States
28 Jul 08
You know, I do like books dealing with vampires and witches--I think they're cool but I can't deal with horror, if that even makes any sense lol Like, if they have to do with romance or something, then I'm totally in! I just started reading memoirs because I like reading about a real person's life. You should definitely check out The Perks and A Million Little Pieces though, they're really great, practically life-changing.
• United States
28 Jul 08
I will try to get my hands on the book you mentioned. As for the Lestat Series, I think you will love them since you like the romance part. The vampires in this series still love and sometimes wish they could be human again. I don't want to ruin it for you and tell you more. I hope you get a chance to read them. Have a good night !
• United States
28 Jul 08
I like the outlandish, ridiculous fantasies (Tolkien, MacHale, Paolini). Realistic books, are bound by what's realistic, so I think they tend to lack creativity.
• United States
28 Jul 08
I respect that, it makes sense. For me, I think I'm just trying to get a sense of what other people in the world are dealing with. Thanks for your input!
• United States
28 Jul 08
I read a wide variety of stuff. Currently, I am reading "Claws and Effect" by Rita Mae Brown (a cozy) and "All Things Censored" by Mumia Abu-Jamal.
• United States
28 Jul 08
what does "a cozy" mean lol
• United States
27 Jul 08
I have never heard of either of those books before or the authors. The types of books I like to read are the chick lit novels, mysteries, suspense, and sometimes horror. It varies depending on my mood. Right now I'm reading a semi-chick lit semi autobiography by Jen Lancaster called Bitter Is the New Black. It's really funny and I would recommend it to anyone!
• United States
27 Jul 08
Thank you! I read chick-lit as well so I'll have to check that out! I like suspense too.
• United States
27 Jul 08
I've hard of A Million Little Pieces thanks to the Oprah uproar, but not the other book. I mostly prefer thrillers - usually detective type stuff, although sometimes supernatural thrillers. My favorite author is John Saul, who is a lot like Stephen King (whose novels I don't care for) and Dean Koontz (who I also enjoy). I also like fantasies. I adored the Harry Potter series and recommend them to anyone. I really liked the Chronicles of Narnia as well. I'm currently reading the sequel to A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, by Libba Bray, and I absolutely love it. I'd also recommend Steve Berry. His books tend to take history and blend them in with mystery, so they're not only entertaining, but educational as well.
• United States
27 Jul 08
Oh yes, the Oprah scandal! To be honest, I still think it's a great story, regardless of whether or not it's true. Steve Berry sounds cool too, thanks for your input!
@philjas (1134)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I like mystery. I've read all the Harry Potter books and Tolkien, and the most recent book I read was Wicked, the novel the Broadway play is based on.
• United States
27 Jul 08
I've heard Wicked the book is much better than the actual musical so it's on my list! I was always intimidated by the size of Harry Potter books but I do enjoy the movies! Thanks for your input :)
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I haven't heard of those books. I like drama and mystery books. I really like the author Nora Roberts her books seem to be good and also Danielle Steele is another one I absolutley love Stephen King too what a mind that man has.
• United States
27 Jul 08
I've heard good things about all three of those authors but I never read them! Thanks for your input :)
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
31 Jul 08
I think of myself as a bookworm that would read almost any reading material, Although my latest obsession is PNR (paranormal) novels. I consider it my guilty pleasure to indulge in steamy, sexy romance novels with a slice of fantasy, may it be vampires, fae, werewolves or demons. Although I have plenty of favorites with the genre, at the moment, my top of the list would be JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. Those vampires are just simply HOT..!