What are your book suggestions for a 17-18 year old girl(not twilight)
Books that are based on true stories or are diaries(like memoirs of a geisha or the diary of anne frank) …even ones about royalty(not the dear america or royal diaries series..those are for a younger audience)
Also any suggestions for romance books, or college life/high school life, or books that are sort of like gossip girl but are longer..
OR any book in general..all constructive answers are welcome 🙂
Update : Thanks everyone for the answers and i wish that i could have picked more than one 🙂
and i said not twilight..because ive already read them 🙂
A I read The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson when I was your age and really enjoyed it.
I’ve also enjoyed reading Philippa Gregory’s books, many of which are based on true stories. The Other Boleyn Girl is pretty good (much better than the movie), and is based on King Henry VIII’s relationship with Anne Boleyn. It’s told through the eyes of her sister, Mary Boleyn. There is a sequel called The Boleyn Inheritance that is also rather good. Gregory also wrote a kind of prequel, The Constant Princess, which is about Henry’s relationship with his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, told from her perspective. The Virgin’s Lover is my favorite of Gregory’s books so far; it’s about Queen Elizabeth when she first came to the throne.
If you like the Gossip Girl books, you might like a series called Ivy League Novels by Diana Peterfreund. They’re about secret societies that start in colleges. It’s based on the infamous Skull and Bones society at Yale. They have kind of the same feel as the Gossip Girl books, but are kind of older.
As far as romance books go, I love Sophie Kinsella books. She writes light romantic comedies that are easy to read and are real page-turners. They always have happy endings, which I really like in a book. My favorite was Remember Me? which is about a woman who gets amnesia and forgets the previous three years of her life. The good side is when she wakes up, her life is apparently perfect, although she soon finds out that it’s not as great as it seems. It’s probably one of my favorite books.
I also loved Dedication by Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin, who wrote The Nanny Diaries (which is also good). Dedication is about a girl who sees her high school boyfriend after ten years apart. In the meantime, the boyfriend has become a rock star and has made songs about their relationship. They find out that they still have underlying feelings for each other, but the ending is a surprise. It’s also really funny!
In a different genre, I loved the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. In the books, the main character, Sookie, can read humans’ minds, which makes her immensely attractive to the supernatural world (vampires, were-animals, the fae… it’s not as cheesy as it sounds!). They’re written more like mystery novels, since that is what Charlaine Harris predominately writes, but there’s also romance and fantasy elements in the series as well. It’s engaging and really easy to read.
Hope that helps you find a book 🙂
Thank You So Much! I love how you gave me descriptions & I plan on getting The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette and the The Constant Princess tomorrow!! 🙂
Title: Geisha, A Life Author: Mineko Iwasaki with Rande Brown Genre: Autobiography Book set in: Kyoto, Japan Source: Library Paperback: 320 pages. Publisher: Washington Square Press (October 1, 2003) Rating: 5 out of 5.
Publish Date: 03/03/2010 22:31
Despite Iwasakiâ€™s writing style, Geisha is a wonderful book for fans of the geisha arts and women rising above obstacles that stand in their way.Resourcesâ€œGeisha, A Life (Book)â€ Kirkus Reviews. 8/15/2002, Vol.
Publish Date: 05/01/2014 0:01
This is a non-fiction book about what it is like to be Geisha. The book is told by Mineko Iwasaki. She was one of the most famous Geisha’s in her part of Japan. The story follows her from a very young girl when she is still living …
Publish Date: 07/16/2007 6:36
Mineko Iwasaki tells the story of her time as one Japan’s top Geishas until she retired at the age of 29. Her story is what Arthur Golden based his book Memoirs of a Geisha on (a book I loved by the way). The first thing I noticed …
Publish Date: 11/21/2009 20:29
When Mineko’s book was released, it was very controversial. No other geiko or geisha in the history of the profession had ever come forward to discuss their life or training. While there was no written rule against this, it was …
Publish Date: 02/01/2011 17:53
You may have read over at my other blog that I’m swamped with work stuff right now, so it’s an interesting coincidence that this book popped up on my radar. “Geisha: A Life” (2002) is a memoir by Mineko Iwasaki that …
Publish Date: 01/19/2013 6:50
Iwasaki later went on to write her own autobiography, which shows a very different picture of twentieth-century geisha life than the one shown in Golden’s novel. The book was published as Geisha, a Life in the U.S. and …
Publish Date: 03/04/2013 14:03
You know, that book where a white American dude decided that he was the best candidate for writing a story about the secretive, all-female world of the Japanese geisha? Remember how well that worked out? Full disclosure: …
Publish Date: 07/26/2013 12:32
The biography is one that misses no minute detail and in this respect, I felt like a ghost living in the shadows of Mineko as she readied herself by putting on make up and trying on kimonos for her engagements. I was entranced …
Publish Date: 11/10/2012 20:35
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in the life of geisha’s (although after reading Iwasaki’s book I now know they are called Geikos) yet at the same time didn’t really know a whole lot since so much of the life is …
Publish Date: 05/15/2011 22:54
This book is a memoir of one of the most well-known Geishas of Japan, Mineko Iwasaki. Before I go on, it must be said first that I have read Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha. This book, Geisha a Life, was highly engrossing …
Publish Date: 07/27/2010 9:14
Geisha a Life. Ranting: 5/5. Source: Purchased it from Barnes & Noble.com, E-Book/ Nook. This was a book that I really enjoyed reading. This is the second book this year that I have a hard time not putting down. I caught myself reading it till …
Publish Date: 08/26/2012 19:44
“Geisha, A Life” by Mineko Iwasaki- Video Project by Allie Wood
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Video project for AP World Civ based on the book “Geisha, A Life” by Mineko Iwasaki
Music- “Matsushima-Ondo” by Yo-Yo Ma from Japanese Melodies
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