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Subject: Need some suggestions
Date Posted: 4/7/2009 1:25 PM ET
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Im running out of books to read and Im tired of reading the same books over and over again or going out and getting books and being disappointed.. Can someone help me out? I love fantasy...

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 4/8/2009 9:15 AM ET
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Have you read the Redwall series by Brian Jacques and anything by JRR Tolkien? Tamara Pierce has some great fantasy books as well. My 14 yr old has just recently gotten into David CLement Davies series. HE has a few different fantasy series about animals with only one or two books in eah series so far.

What havve you read so far and what havent you liked. That will help with suggestions.

Subject: THanks
Date Posted: 4/8/2009 12:16 PM ET
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I've read alot of Tolkien and I love it!!! I havent read any of your other suggestions so i will be looking into them.

Date Posted: 5/9/2009 11:26 PM ET
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I recommend David Eddings' The Belgariad and The Mallorean

John Flanagan's Rangers Apprentice

Joseph Delaney's The Last Apprentice

Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain

Patrick Carman's The Land of Elyon


Excellent books

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Date Posted: 6/3/2009 5:50 PM ET
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Have you tried How's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones? It's really good but it has gotten some mixed reviews, it's an either you love it or hate it book.

Date Posted: 6/5/2009 1:50 AM ET
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TIthe by Holly Black

Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott

Wildwood Dancing and Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier (read both books. amazing books, but that's just me.)

The Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare

Melissa Marr's books, like Wicked Lovely or Ink Exchange

Guardians of Time trilogy by Marianne Curley

Check out some of Shannon Hale's books

Wings by Aprilynne Pike( haven't read this yet, but it sounds like a good book so i'm tell you about it)

Subject: Battlefield Earth
Date Posted: 6/13/2009 3:28 PM ET
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My favorite sci-fi book is Battlefield Earth by Ron Hubbard. Most books create 10 problems and solve two and then that's the end. THis book creates a bunch of problems and spends the last fourth of the book solving them. So satisfying. I've read it three times!