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Cheyenne_Catina
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good books for long trips

yeah so Im going to Florida with my choir the day after christmas,. We're riding a bus and it's 24 hrs. both ways. Anyone have suggestions for awesome books I could read???
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Re: good books for long trips

Harry Potter or Twilight Saga
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Re: good books for long trips

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche is a great book, and it's very long. It's an adult novel, but I reccomend it. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen and Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce are good too.  
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Re: good books for long trips

Avalon High and Teen Idol are great and both are by Meg Cabot
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Re: good books for long trips

Well, the Harry Potter series lol. That's pretty darn long. Other than that:

  • Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
  • Pretty Little Liars Series by Sara Shepherd
  • Ugles Series by Scott Westerfeld
  • Blue Bloods Series by Melissa de le Cruz
  • The Eight by Katherine Neville - warning, it's a little slow lol.
  • Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith
  • Vampire Academy Series
  • Wicked Lovely + Ink Exchange
  • The Summoning
  • Revealers
  • Private Series

 

 

I hope that helps (:

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Re: good books for long trips

Twilight, I'd Tell You I love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You, Harry Potter, The Doll People Series, The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants.
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Re: good books for long trips

katie, what did you think of the eight?
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The Hunger Games. I just read it yesterday on the long flight home from Paris. It was so addicting and amazing, it will keep you entertained for the whole bus ride.
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Re: good books for long trips

24 hours?!?!?! wow.

 

maximum ride is good, of coarse harry potter, the inheritance cycle, avalon high was really good, the Inkheart trilogy.

 

have fun on ur trip!! i hope the 24 hour drive both ways is worth it. 

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Re: good books for long trips


shesaxsensation wrote:
katie, what did you think of the eight?

 

I'll be honest, I didn't finish it. It sounded like a really intriguing book to me, and I was dying to read it. But it took so long in the beginning to get started. I didn't even get to a good part, and I was like 50 pages in. Though, I think I'll give it another try, because it sounds so good.

 

It might just be too mature for me right now though?

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Re: good books for long trips

A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, The Sweet Far Thing...in that order (it's a series).  They're by Libba Bray.  The first 2 are kinda short but TSFT is really long.  I liked them...
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Congrats on the trip with your choir!  (I was in choir in high school myself.)

 

OK, now to your question.  You need some books to kill the time.

 

Here's a few I've read that I've liked:

All the King's Men (long and good, plus a classic), Great Gatsby, Sun Also Rises, Cry, the Beloved Country, Black Boy (all 4 are classics), the Pretty Little Liars Series (it's Gossip Girl glamour meets suspense meets books that pick you up, dial up the tension and keep you guessing), Devil on my Heels (good written story), Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate (well written, both of them), Harris and Me (funny), Hoot (funny), Invisible Man (classic), The Jungle (a true classic, get the 36 chapter uncensored version), Kira-Kira (a story of sisters and loss), the Gemma Doyle Trilogy (it has magic, action, romantic tension, and Victorian-era good stuff), The Secret Life of Bees (historical, well-written and with heart), Tangerine (well written and won't disappoint), Walk Two Moons and Absolutely Normal Chaos (both quirky and well written), Bud Not Buddy (Depression-era novel that's not a downer), The Watsons Go To Birmingham---1963 (a Civil Rights-era novel that has humor and tragedy), the Artemis Fowl Series (an action/crime series that's fast-paced, well written, and aren't downers)

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Re: good books for long trips

wow, some of those sound really good. i read the watsons go to birmingham-wow during some of those parts i laughed sooo hard. thanks so much for these suggestions
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Re: good books for long trips

for future trips you should try Manga

 

I recommend:

 

-Fruits baskets

-Vampire knight

-Love Hina

-Beauty Pop

-Bizenghast

 

And tons more which I can not think of right now

Hope this helps in future

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Re: good books for long trips

know im replying to own question but

 

montana sky by nora roberts...over 600 pages

read in two days. better than movie!

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Re: good books for long trips

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. It's a classic, literally. And there's a movie, by Alfred Hitcock! He's an awesome director.
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