6/29/2012 12:17 PM
Are you dating a bookworm, someone who’s always reading something new and can’t wait to get their hands on the next great read? Dive into the world of words by checking out one of genres below and then asking your partner for recommendations. Reading and discussing books is a great way to bond with that cute bibliophile in your life. Plus, it’s fun!
For literature lovers
Why not start with a classic? Though opinions vary on which books are best, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1984, The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, and Fahrenheit 451 are all considered great works of literature. Check out "must read" lists for more options.
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For horror buffs
If horror is more your thing try reading a book by Stephen King, Anne Rice, Richard Matheson, or Dean Koontz. There are also the classic horror novels, like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and anything by Edgar Allan Poe.
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For fantasy fans, paranormal lovers
Fantasy novels and paranormal reads are in demand right now, thanks to popular movies and television shows based on best-selling books. HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, while True Blood, also on HBO, came from Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire novels. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels are even bigger hits.
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For fans of non-fiction
If you prefer non-fiction, why not check out a memoir or biography or a book about history or politics? There are works covering just about every interest, ranging from the common to the ridiculously obscure. Explore Amazon.com or sites like GoodReads.com for inspiration.
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Good luck and happy reading! Feel free to add your own book recommendations in the comments below.