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Favourite books so far and recommendations

sozforhappysozforhappy LondonPosts: 123 The Mix Convert
- Katy (Jacqueline Wilson)
- Ally's world (Karen McCombie) as well as it's pre-story Raspberry Rules
- Far Rockaway (Charlie Fletcher)
- Middle School series (James Patterson)
- Treasure Hunters (James Patterson)
- I Funny (James Patterson)
- The fault in our stars (John Green) 
- Divergent series 
- Turtles all the way down (John Green)
- Dork Diaries (Rachel Renée Russell)
- Girls series (Jacqueline Wilson)
- Diary of a wimpy kid

What about yous?

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  • RileyRiley Posts: 707 Super Moderator
    Some of my favourite books are the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, it's hard for me to pick a favourite out of them but I really love Monstrous Regiment and Going Postal. I'm currently reading through The Dark Tower series by Stephen King and they're pretty great too.

    This is a great idea for a thread I'm interested to see what other people's favourite books are! :grin:
    Skive
  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling DurhamPosts: 487 Moderator
    Great idea! I can always do with more recommendations too.

    Right now I'm reading The Good House by Tananarive Due, and loving it. I'm big into horror!
  • sozforhappysozforhappy LondonPosts: 123 The Mix Convert
    edited May 2019
    Also skulduggery pleasant series by derek landy
    Geek girl
    Embassy row (ally carter)
    Girl online (Zoe sugg)
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    Currently reading looking for Alaska again 😊 
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,433 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    The Silent Patient 
    Hi
  • JellyelephantJellyelephant Bpd bitch ✌🏼 Posts: 803 Part of The Mix Family
    I enjoyed a book called the Rosie project (about a guy who has autism) 

    currenty reading duplicity by sybil hodge (I think) 
    The sun will rise and we will try again 
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,433 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited August 2019
    Damaged - The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child 
    Hi
  • Mia_mooMia_moo Posts: 146 Boards Initiate

    Love these, light hearted but great tips. How to be a bawse gave me a kick up the bum 😂 Found them helpful when I wanted to become stronger ❤️
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    Reading the comic izombie is based on, a nurse gave it to me during a recent admission, it's SO good and totally different to the series  :)
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    Got some new books while away, 
    The boy who followed his father into auschwitz 
    Our child of the stars 
    Trust me, I'm dead 
    The daughters of red hill hall

    Anyone read any of them? 😊
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    Anyone got any book suggestions? Need £2 worth of books for free delivery 🙄😂
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 10,818 An Original Mixlorian
    Forgot to mention yesterday that the book people have gone into administraton so books are selling cheap on their website. You can get collections for like £8

    https://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qs_home_tbp?storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=100&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQiAqY3zBRDQARIsAJeCVxNjDAmC9jF0YT8oQm3GuxFBt1YM2-xIiJkJqtT2AdAOuLwiQPW2zgMaAuQqEALw_wcB

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    Mia_moo said:

    Love these, light hearted but great tips. How to be a bawse gave me a kick up the bum 😂 Found them helpful when I wanted to become stronger ❤️
    ordered fearne cotton - happy, cant wait to read it!
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 631 Community Manager
    Has anyone read the Noughts and Crosses series? Was one of my favourites growing up (shows my age) - also has the BBC series at the moment, which is very different to the book, but also an interesting watch.
    "Don't let them paint you gray. They're gonna see you're somebody, somewhere, someday. Don't ever let them take your playful heart away. Oh you're somebody nobody could replicate" ~ Roo Panes
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    @Ed_ i haven't.. What's it about? May have to look into it 😁
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,930 Boards Guru
    They made us read the first book in school @Ed_ so sadly I didn't enjoy it too much!

    @BubblesGoesBoo it's sort of about a mix-raced relationship in a version of the world where racism is reversed.

    I read a few years ago The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, I love medical books like that. I'll have to re-read it again at some point or get some more of Dr Sacks' books.
    "Do, or do not, there is no try" <(•.•)>              
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    Well I have 23 books coming 🙈 so will have to wait til next payday 😂 I've never heard of Dr sacks @Aidan will have to look them up! 
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    These came this morning! Already started the 365 days of self care one haha 💖


    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 631 Community Manager
    Aidan said:
    They made us read the first book in school @Ed_ so sadly I didn't enjoy it too much!

    @BubblesGoesBoo it's sort of about a mix-raced relationship in a version of the world where racism is reversed.

    I read a few years ago The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, I love medical books like that. I'll have to re-read it again at some point or get some more of Dr Sacks' books.
    It's interesting that when we are forced to read something, it removes the joy. I had a similar experience with To Kill a Mockingbird at school, when I had to read it for lessons, I really didn't get into it, but then when I chose to re-read it because I had a GCSE exam on it, I actually paid it more attention and it is one of my favourite books.

    @BubblesGoesBoo - It's what Aidan said. I think what I like about it, is that it really highlights the impact that oppression and prejudice has on people in any form. I think it also helped me have more of an understanding of what racism could feel like, which fortunately hasn't been something I have experienced personally. It also has some really strong themes running through on love, both in terms of amorous, but also through friendship and family. 
    "Don't let them paint you gray. They're gonna see you're somebody, somewhere, someday. Don't ever let them take your playful heart away. Oh you're somebody nobody could replicate" ~ Roo Panes
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 10,818 An Original Mixlorian

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    @Ed_ it actually sounds quite interesting :) am I the only one that enjoyed reading at school? :lol: like the books we read at school were okay :)
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • DanteAlanisDanteAlanis Posts: 5 Newbie
    I really like Wildcard by Marie Lu. It's about our world sometime in the future, when there's virtual reality. The main character is really tough, and she's a hacker, which I always find interesting.  =)
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    got the 365 days of self care journal and really enjoying it :)
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    Anyone read any good books recently? :)
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    got a 'mental health journal' from a friend and think it's gonna be really beneficial for me :) it's a 8 week mental health tracker and planner :) 
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • ToniToni Posts: 67 The Mix Staff
    got a 'mental health journal' from a friend and think it's gonna be really beneficial for me :) it's a 8 week mental health tracker and planner :) 
    This sounds excellent! Hope it goes well. 

    On book recommendations, in light of Dune movie coming out in December, I'd recommend those books. They can be farfetched and the series is long! 

    Otherwise, I also recommend Memoirs of Geisha, which is one of the most beautiful books I've read. 

    I have loads of other recommendations, so could keep going, but I'll space them out.  :3
    Skive
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    @Toni Memoirs of Geisha is in my basket for payday :) love reading other peoples recommendations, and it sounds like my kind of book! Whats your fav book? :)
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • ToniToni Posts: 67 The Mix Staff
    Oo such a good question! I have so many, but if I had to pick one it would be Wizard and Glass by Stephen King. It's part of The Dark Tower series, which is 7 books (just in case you haven't heard of it). This is book 4 I think and all of the first 4 books are amazing, but this one is a bit of a tragic love story. 

    What's yours? 
  • mimimimi Posts: 20 Boards Initiate
    Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien
    1974 so quite old, my dad read it when he was in school. Based in a post apocalyptic world. Love this book. There's a film too but it's very different to the book 🙃
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,169 Skive's The Limit
    Toni said:

    On book recommendations, in light of Dune movie coming out in December, I'd recommend those books. They can be farfetched and the series is long! 


    I remember seeing the David Lynch film when I was about 9 and read the book at around 12. It was hard going. I re-read it again only a couple of years ago. It's a serious book.
    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    But today is a gift
    That’s why it’s call the present
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