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I am looking for a really good love story. (not vampires) Any suggestions???

I would really prefer it not to be fantasy but all suggestions are nice.
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I really love Fallen by Lauren Kate it's a kinda forbbiden love story. It doesn't have vamps but if u like (or like me totally obssesed w/) ANGELS u'll love this book. I totally did. It's full of mystery and wonder and love. But mostly mysterious love story. Xoxo
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i would say larens kate fallen series whidh has no vampires or the imortals seris decpi
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pites itvbname is not aboutb vampires
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Cinders said:
I've noticed a lot of people recommending the classics-- and the classics are beautiful reads! But if you're not feeling literary, and just want a fun, sweet romantic read, my suggestion is Ella Enchanted. I read this book in ninth grade, and before that I wasn't really interested in romance at all, but I found myself really getting into Ella's story.

It's another Cinderella story in a way, if you're unfamiliar with the movie (the book is much better, of course, as usual). When she was a baby she was cursed (or according to the fairy who cursed her, "gifted") with absolute obedience. If anyone gave her an order, then she had to obey it. But despite this, Ella grows into a precocious and defiant child and meets Prince Charmont, who first becomes her friend, and later her first love.

It doesn't have any vampires, but it does exist in the fairy tale realm. Unfortunately, I still don't read many straight-romance books. But I would actually recommend against Romeo and Juliet. It's one of Shakespeare's worst plays and, tragically, is also his most famous. If you want to read a Shakespearean love story, my recommendation would be Much Ado About Nothing. It's a much more interesting plot with (two!) much more believable romances.

As for classic romance, I would second the Gone With the Wind recommendation. It's a fabulously intricate story about a driven women torn between the two loves of her lives-- Ashley Wilkes and Rhett Butler. She's married to Rhett, but Ashley is married to Melanie and, for some reason, Scarlet can't help but constantly pursue him, which changes all her relationships.
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HEY THEY HAVE A MOVIE ON ELLA TOO CALLED ELLA ENCHANTED
SKH posted over a year ago
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I luv Ella Enchanted! I read it mayb....2 yrs ago. Its rlly cute and sweet, easy read tho. :)
Snowiyflake posted over a year ago
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Ella Enchanted is an awesome book. :)
Sandfire_Paiger posted over a year ago
maja3322 said:
Well, I'm not really that much about romance novels without a bit of fantasy or something else like a historical angle. But here are my suggestions anyway:
'The Birth of Venus' and 'In the Company of the Courtesan' by Sarah Dunant (takes place in Renaissance Italy)
'The Dark Queen', 'The Courtesan' and 'The Silver Rose' by Susan Carroll (these are with a small part of fantasy)
'Hija de la Fortuna' by Isabel Allende (I don't know the correct English title, but it means The Daughter of Luck and takes place in Chile and California)
'The Year the Horses Came' by Mary Mackey
'The Girl Who Played Go' by Shan Sa
'Brief Candles' by Alan E. Fisher (Takes place in Skt. Petersburg during the Russian Revolution)
'Les Miserables' by Victor Hugo (I can't believe that nobody else suggested it)
'Doctor Zivago' by Boris Pasternak
'The Other Boleyn Girl' by Philipa Gregory (the book is better than the movie!)
And even if you don't like Fantasy I strongly recommend all books by Tamora Pierce and Lian Hearn.

Hope I have been of some help :)
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The Birth of Venus is awesome!
swimchick posted over a year ago
iamwhatiam said:
Um, I would recommend "Romeo and Juliet", if you haven't read it. No vampires, last time I checked.
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You never know the've done Pride & Prejudice with zombies!! ;)
rosie60092 posted over a year ago
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they actaully have a romeo and juliet w/ vamps, i saw it at borders yesterday
silverwarrior posted over a year ago
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@Name of thegame: If you mean P&P, it isn't sexist at all, it merely tells the truth about how people were treated and how they lived in those days. If you mean R&J, it's very sexist, but then a lot of the audience were men in those days.
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Gabitha said:
Well, if you want a classic than I would suggest - Wuthering Heights
- Sense and Sensibility; and
- Pride and Prejudice.
Which are all Favourites of mine. Oh, and there is always 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' but that is not your classic Romance novel... is rather sad!

If your after something a bit more recent, than I enjoyed 'The Time Travelers Wife' though it is a bit like a fantasy it is still a really different Romance.
Theres:
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Summer of Roses by Luanne Rice
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Um, yeah hope that helped a little if you still looking for a Romance novel and if you have not read them :D :D

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I could complete the title of 'TESS'
zps posted over a year ago
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Pride and prejudice :-)
Tovey posted over a year ago
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P&P is my favorite book too!!
hindaa posted over a year ago
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i looovvveee p&p
hermione980 posted over a year ago
karma93 said:
You should read Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell and The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough!!!
as for me, these are two greatest love stories ever!!!!
also Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is awesome!
you could also try some of Jane Austen novels!
no fantasy, no vampires, just love =)
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LOVED Jane Eyre! It's inspired to read Jane Austen now lol.
snoznoodle posted over a year ago
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Jane Eyre kicks ass! OH MY GOD!!! JUST IMAGINED HER KICKING PEOPLES ASSES!! LOL!!
Mrs-Grint posted over a year ago
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JANE EYRE!!!!!!! <3
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shellycane said:
If you like love stories, and still a bit of supernatural. start with kelley armstrong's saga 'the women of the other world', first one is called bitten
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also her other series "the awakening" or whatever is also really good
tokyomacncheese posted over a year ago
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Or maybe Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
shellycane posted over a year ago
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<3 Wiked Lovely!
silverwarrior posted over a year ago
rosie60092 said:
I loved "The Morning Gift" by Eva Ibbotson it's a beautiful book, though it is YA fiction by the way.
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I liked Morning Gift as well, but I would recommend Ibbotsons "A Countess Below Stairs "or A Company of Swans" before I would recomend "The Morning Gift"
Andolion posted over a year ago
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A Company of Swans is my favorite by her, but Songs for Summer is also good.... I prefer Morning Gift over that one, actually (gasp! We don't agree on something Andolion!) I also really like the Reluctant Heiress by her...
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Arielka said:
I love classics, and the ones the others mentioned are great!! but I read a book a couple of years ago and I just felt in love with it.. it´s ¨By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept¨ by Paulo Coelho... I read it in spanish but it´s also in english... It´s really beautiful book
Hope you like it too!!
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I love classics, and the ones the others mentioned are great!! but I read a book a couple of years ago and I just felt in love with it.. it´s ¨By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept¨ by Paulo Coelho... I read it in spanish but it´s also in english... It´s really beautiful book
Hope you like it too!!
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I love Paulo Coelho, especially Eleven Minutes and The Alchemist.
Mrs-Grint posted over a year ago
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the alchemist was good
topazEYEs91 posted over a year ago
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i luv d buk!
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Amy-Laura said:
Like all the other responses, all the classics are brilliant, and alongside the Brontes and Jane Austen I would definitely recommend Mrs Gaskell's 'North and South' or 'Mary Barton'. Also, although it is YA fiction, another good love story is 'Soul Love', by Lynda Waterhouse. Finally, if you are willing to read a saga, there is the 'Outlander' series by Diana Gabaldon, starting with 'Cross Stitch'. Each book tells of the epic (and time-travelling) love story between a 1940s nurse and an 18th Century Scotsman, set in the Scottish Highlnds. (A little warning - these books made me cry!)

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Like all the other responses, all the classics are brilliant, and alongside the Brontes and Jane Austen I would definitely recommend Mrs Gaskell's 'North and South' or 'Mary Barton'. Also, although it is YA fiction, another good love story is 'Soul Love', by Lynda Waterhouse. Finally, if you are willing to read a saga, there is the 'Outlander' series by Diana Gabaldon, starting with 'Cross Stitch'. Each book tells of the epic (and time-travelling) love story between a 1940s nurse and an 18th Century Scotsman, set in the Scottish Highlnds. (A little warning - these books made me cry!)
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i really enjoyed the books by Diana Galbadon too, could.nt put them down. made me cry too
sandragaskell posted over a year ago
modernfan said:
Have you read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte,A Beggar at the Gate by Thalassa Ali or Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
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wuthering hights is really good 1 of my avs
booklover101 posted over a year ago
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Yeah Wuthering heights is good. The writings a bit odd though.
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Wuthering Heights & Lolita are really great books! some of my favourites:)
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JenniferDempsey said:
The Noughts & crosses series are all great reads by Malorie Blackman. And as everyone else has said the classics and also a great series I love, a Japanese love story beginning with Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn. The Time Travelers Wife is great too by Audrey Niffenegger. Or even Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden has a love story within it :)
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I loved Across the Nightingale Floor! It makes me cry in the same parts nearly every time! lol
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sweet_n_silly said:
Jack Weyland's books are pretty good, like Charly, Sam, Brittany, Kimberly, Jake.... he's written lots and they're all great love stories, no fantasy, just fiction.
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italiangirl976 said:
Sarah Dessen has really good books. My favorite is this lulaby and just listen. also Bloom and Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott are really good too. Oh and Beastly by Alex Filnn is a amazing romance story. its like a modern Beauty and the beast.
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LOVED Beastly!
Andolion posted over a year ago
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Yeah I recommend Sarah Dessen!
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Faith-Rulz said:
I loved reading this book, based on a true story and even though you know whats gonna happen the author does a fantastic job in making it as if you dont know what is gonna happen around the corner.

The story is told through Helen's POV :)


Im also reading a new book i found in my HUGE bookshelf lol....Cross Stitch (1991)by Diana Gabaldon...here's the link check it out :)
www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/g/diana-gabaldon/cross-stitch.htm
LOVE IT!!! IM HOOKED LOL



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I loved reading this book, based on a true story and even though you know whats gonna happen the author does a fantastic job in making it as if you dont know what is gonna happen around the corner.

The story is told through Helen's POV :)


Im also reading a new book i found in my HUGE bookshelf lol....Cross Stitch (1991)by Diana Gabaldon...here's the link check it out :)
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/g/diana-gabaldon/cross-stitch.htm
LOVE IT!!! IM HOOKED LOL
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im reading in the walls of troy it's a good book
Thalia_huntress posted over a year ago
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whose the author? margaret george?
Faith-Rulz posted over a year ago
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Fantastic book.
SickMuse posted over a year ago
123hihihi said:
my friend said kissed by anf angel was really good
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I loved that book!!! it's really really good!!
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Maja2601 said:
You should really try some of Nicholas Sparks books, they are so sweet and romantic. Try "Message in a Bottle" "The Notebook" "The Wedding" and "A walk to remember".. There has been made a movie of "The Notebook" and "A walk to remember", and they are really great to:)
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there has been made a movie of "Message in a Bottle" too.. it's great.
beeibe posted over a year ago
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Really!?! omg, I didn't know that.. Thanks :)
Maja2601 posted over a year ago
oecd said:
you should really read "This Lullaby" by Sarah Dessen, or any book by her all of them are really good love stories, they will make you laugh, and maybe even cry.
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sexielegz said:
Starcrossed‎
by Mark Schreiber is really good.
here's the storyline: How can Christy Marlowe--a wise-cracking horoscope junkie--be in love with Ben, a well-mannered college freshman? Their fateful first meeting takes place at a plastic surgeon's office, where both plan to erase unwanted tattoos along with painful memories. Burying the past isn't easy, and soon their romance is ensnared in secrets and lies. Starcrossed or starmates, can Christy and Ben find their way back to truth and trust?

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 Starcrossed‎
by Mark Schreiber is really good.
here's the storyline: How can Christy Marlowe--a wise-cracking horoscope junkie--be in love with Ben, a well-mannered college freshman? Their fateful first meeting takes place at a plastic surgeon's office, where both plan to erase unwanted tattoos along with painful memories. Burying the past isn't easy, and soon their romance is ensnared in secrets and lies. Starcrossed or starmates, can Christy and Ben find their way back to truth and trust?
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the_drs_girl said:
Persuasion by Jane Austen still my fave to this day!
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The language is a bit difficult to understand though!
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dustfingerlover said:
Jane Austen is, in my mind, the goddess of romances! So anything by her would be great.

Also, (not so classic though) "A Victorian Christmas Cottage" by Jeri Odell, Catherine Palmer, Debra White Smith and Peggy Stoks is great. It's four different stories in the same book. I read it last Christmas, and loved it!

And finally, you can never go wrong with "The Princess Bride"! XD That was originally written by S. Morgenstern, but I recommend reading the abridged version by William Goldman.

No vampires, no "fantasy". Just true love!
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Jane Austen is, in my mind, the goddess of romances! So anything by her would be great.

Also, (not so classic though) "A Victorian Christmas Cottage" by Jeri Odell, Catherine Palmer, Debra White Smith and Peggy Stoks is great. It's four different stories in the same book. I read it last Christmas, and loved it!

And finally, you can never go wrong with "The Princess Bride"! XD That was originally written by S. Morgenstern, but I recommend reading the abridged version by William Goldman.

No vampires, no "fantasy". Just true love!
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i love that movie!!!!!!!!!!!
Thalia_huntress posted over a year ago
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i love da movie too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jessig posted over a year ago
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I saw this movie!! It was awesome, so the book should be 100 times better!
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Justducky83 said:
This author that I really enjoy is new and is great, its not vamps more grim reapers and its a love story but not all mushy lots of things going on, me and my friends really like it. You can read the first 45 pages on the site too! :) It's called Wingless

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/wingless/7678705
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swimchick said:
If you want something light and still in the supernatural theme (but without vampires), I'd recommend Meg Cabot's mediator series. It's six short books, but you'll devour them quickly. When I was a tween I read them over and over.
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CullenProperty said:
all of sarah dessen's books are romantic & maggie stiefvater... not vamps, just werewolves in heres! :D
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goooooo shiver
kkluvbr posted over a year ago
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IKR?!
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princess829 said:
So Lyrical by Trish Cook or This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. both r rly good.
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cocacola499 said:
try http://www.ebook.muncom.com/ go to fantasy and there you will find the hotest books, and you have categories like weres, vampires and so on. read the description of the books, see the reviews
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sugarcane15 said:
I recommened Dead Generation
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vanillaicecream said:
what about Wuthering Heights?
Have you read it?
I love it..so sad..tear-jerking story
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ppv said:
all by Jane Austen, Gone with the Wind, War and Peace, North and South, Coming Home (Rosamunde Pilcher)...
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XDRoseLuvsHP said:
If you are looking for REALLY GOOD romance without fantasy, the author I'd recommend the most would be Jane Austen. She is known for her romance, and she's written quite a few. I'd start with maybe Pride and Prejudice? (Not the one with zombies XD)
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renesmee13 said:
i would hav to say shiver by maggie stiefvater
its fantasy but i think you will like it =)
its really good

~sammy~
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yeeeessss i cried my eyes out at the end of linger the 2 book plus i cried at shiver but not as much their such good books i cant wait for the third poor sam
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klyclrksn_fan77 said:
"Beautiful Creatures" by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. It is fantasy but not vampires.
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zps said:
Did you try Eric Segul's LOVE STORY?
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lover09 said:
A TOUCH OF FATE OR MESSAGE FROM NAM OR NO GREATOR LOVE
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jessig said:
U should read fortunes journey. it the greatest love story ever!!!
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juicyjossy9 said:
I recommend you the ageless "Love Story" by Erich Segal. You'll love it, like millions before you!
LuvAlwaiz-Jj9

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lollipopszx3 said:
All American Teenager by Meg Cabot. And it's sequel Ready Or Not.
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Adse said:
why not read mills and boons
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ambyie said:
read the book, THE WEDDING, and there's the book, MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE. I loved them both! THE LAST SONG is good too.
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I agree the wedding is good, rather sad at first buta happy ending
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ponyo said:
Why not check out I, Coriander and The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner? The second one that I mentioned is part of a two book series that ends with a book called The Silver Blade. My fave teen review site, www.YABookShelf.com, reviewed the first two, and I'm hoping that it will review The Silver Blade as well in the coming weeks. :)
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hindaa said:
NO ONE !! read "Pride & Prejudice" and DIDN'T fall in love with it!!
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hermione980 said:
the summer i turned pretty by jenny han is AMAZING...one of my favorite books EVER...i cried, laughed, and everything in between...beautifully written and i couldnt put it down
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also twenty boy summer by sarah ockler was soo good
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ej_classic said:
jane eyre
pride and prejudice
cyrano de bergerac edmund rostand
wuthering heights
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Ausuhime said:
I read Hush Hush and got really hooked with it I belive it's a good book maybe you'll like it :) Fallen angels really are kewl in my opinon xD

books.simonandschuster.com/Hush-Hush/Becca-Fitzpatrick...417
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cutiegirl01 said:
the summing, the awakening, and the rekaning by the same auther( i cant spell if it were 2 save my life)
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they are by kelley armstrong
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boolander25 said:
Pride and Prejudice. ♥ Mr. Darcy
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tokyomacncheese said:
um i have several one is called Hush, Hush it is so good its about angels which is way better then vampires :D hah the guy is so awesome and um theres one book called "The Truth about Forever" and another one called "Along for the Ride" and there both by the author Sarah Dessen there both awesome hope this helps :]
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the truth about forever is a GREAT book! i loved it!
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silverwarrior said:
well i mostly read fantasy but a really good adventure love story is graceling. its about this girl whos "graced" with kiling and works as her uncle the kings thug. then she meets this prince when she's out on a mission and she leaves him unconsios instead of killing him. she sees him again and they work together to find out the mystery of who kidnapped his grandfather.

Fire is the sequel and its just as good as the first one!
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thats a good one
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gljarvis02 said:
The Notebook or A walk to remember....
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imeldu said:
ok i think u would tottaly love the mortal instruments by cassandra clare there are 3 books n they re sooo fuckin cool i always recomend them
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forksandspoons said:
anything by rachel hawthorne, if u look up her she has like 4 books about werewolfs the rest r about love n have nothing 2 do w/ werewolfs
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