What to read nextI've read so many books, and the ones I have not touched bore me. I hated War and Peace, Truman Capote is dull, Jack London put me to sleep, etc. I struggle reading non-fiction,...

What to read next

I've read so many books, and the ones I have not touched bore me. I hated War and Peace, Truman Capote is dull, Jack London put me to sleep, etc. I struggle reading non-fiction, but Romantic novels are a bit too "out there". I'm looking for quality literature, that's well written, but with a good story behind it. Suggestions?

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Here are a few more modern books (that will challenge you but hopefully keep you reading) that I've loved:

On the long side...

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
A Prayer for Owen Meanie by John Irving
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
The World According to Garp by John Irving
The Brothers K by David James Duncan

On the short side...

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

This is my list of gender neutral recommendations.  These are usually best appreciated by avid readers, but all are entertaining enough that if you give them a chance, I'm sure you won't regret it.

What do you mean by gender neutral? Are you perhaps alluding to something with a stronger view such as Betty Friedan's The Feminin Mystique?

Thank you for your input though! I'll be sure to read them all, and perhaps then we might discuss them. =)

Gender neutral - I mean this simply to say that these books can be as appealing to males as to females.  I often find in recommending books to HS students kids tend to categorize them into "girl books" and "boy books."  I say gender neutral to mean, neither boys nor girls will like it better or worse - good for anyone.

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Here are a few more modern books (that will challenge you but hopefully keep you reading) that I've loved:

On the long side...

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
A Prayer for Owen Meanie by John Irving
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
The World According to Garp by John Irving
The Brothers K by David James Duncan

On the short side...

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

This is my list of gender neutral recommendations.  These are usually best appreciated by avid readers, but all are entertaining enough that if you give them a chance, I'm sure you won't regret it.

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swimma-logan | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Here are a few more modern books (that will challenge you but hopefully keep you reading) that I've loved:

On the long side...

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
A Prayer for Owen Meanie by John Irving
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
The World According to Garp by John Irving
The Brothers K by David James Duncan

On the short side...

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

This is my list of gender neutral recommendations.  These are usually best appreciated by avid readers, but all are entertaining enough that if you give them a chance, I'm sure you won't regret it.

What do you mean by gender neutral? Are you perhaps alluding to something with a stronger view such as Betty Friedan's The Feminin Mystique?

Thank you for your input though! I'll be sure to read them all, and perhaps then we might discuss them. =)

Gender neutral - I mean this simply to say that these books can be as appealing to males as to females.  I often find in recommending books to HS students kids tend to categorize them into "girl books" and "boy books."  I say gender neutral to mean, neither boys nor girls will like it better or worse - good for anyone.

I see what you mean, and now I understand. I also see why you posted it as I am aHigh School student, however, I think readers who categorize in such a manner are ignorant. There are so many good books boys will never read, because of an emotional twist, or a love interest. It's a shame really.

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swimma-logan | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Here are a few more modern books (that will challenge you but hopefully keep you reading) that I've loved:

On the long side...

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
A Prayer for Owen Meanie by John Irving
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
The World According to Garp by John Irving
The Brothers K by David James Duncan

On the short side...

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

This is my list of gender neutral recommendations.  These are usually best appreciated by avid readers, but all are entertaining enough that if you give them a chance, I'm sure you won't regret it.

What do you mean by gender neutral? Are you perhaps alluding to something with a stronger view such as Betty Friedan's The Feminin Mystique?

Thank you for your input though! I'll be sure to read them all, and perhaps then we might discuss them. =)

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