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reddit Asks: What Book Do You Always Recommend To People?

By Jodi Smith | Books | June 20, 2017 |

By Jodi Smith | Books | June 20, 2017 |

I’ve just begun a re-read of Pet Sematary because I find the act of seeking out new books to be fraught with more duds than winners. Hopefully some of the books in this reddit thread will inspire me to branch out.

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - it’s a historical book that reads like fiction. Two narratives - the building of The White City for the Chicago World’s Fair and the serial killer H H Holmes - Fanrific

Hmmm. I tried to read that book and I was insanely bored.

Stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers by Mary Roach. It’s about the processes that occur after you die, and what cool shit can happen if you donate your body to science. Also, some interesting burial options. She wrote another, following the same lines, but I haven’t read it yet! - PaperParakeet
Thriller/horror: Shining, Pet Sematary, Rebecca(Daphne du Maurier),

Classic detective story: Sherlock Holmes

Classics: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, everything by Charles Dickens, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Jane Eyre

Dystopia: Fahrenheit 451, 1984, Handmaid’s tale, The Long Walk(King), Brave New World

Kids’: Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Watership Down, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Secret Garden, Hobbit - Nomeia

That dude/lady reads.

Pretty much His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman - ghost-chips
The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. I know a lot of people like Sam Vimes’ stories the best, but I prefer Death myself. Thief of Time was excellent. - TheoremOrPostulate
Good Omens. One of my favorite books and enjoyable to a wide audience. - TrainingPhineas

Your turn! GIVE ME BOOKS OR GIVE ME DOLLARS. Either way.

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