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Richard asks…

How many books do great authors read a month?

How many books do great writers read a month?
How many books do you read a month?
Please give a very specific answer, if you can’t then at least a specific estimate.
By books, I mean mostly novels, let’s say anything that’s over 200 pages.
How many books do you think someone like Charles Dickens would have read?

New Niche Finder answers:

Hmmm….per month? I would have to say….around….ten to five per month if i’m happy during the month, or if I have discovered a new series.
Great writers? Per month? Well, that varies, I mean, great writers? There are a lot of those, so you can’t really give an answer for that, because everyone has different tastes in books, therefore, making them read at different paces, therefore, making them all have different amounts of books they read per month.

Donald asks…

What are some good action romance books for teens?

I’m looking for a new book. I want a book for teens that has action and romance. Books like The Hunger Games and Divergent. I’m open to supernatural books but I’ve already read the Twilight Saga, Harry Potter, the Vampire Diaries, Divergent and Insurgent, The Hunger Games series, and the Thirst series.

New Niche Finder answers:

Definitely read one of these

Will Grayson Will Grayson: (Gay romance)

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

The Fault in our Stars (This is a really good book. I recommend if you’re into romance books)

“The Fault in Our Stars” starts one summer day when Hazel Lancaster goes to her cancer support group and meets Augustus Waters, a 17-year-old who happens to be missing a leg.

Looking for Alaska: (Has romance but no so much action)

Miles Halter has no idea what’s in store for him when he transfers to his father’s old prep school. He certainly doesn’t anticipate rooming with a short, stocky boy nicknamed “The Colonel” who memorizes the capital and populations of all the countries in the world. He definitely doesn’t predict Takumi, the rapper with the fox hat, or Lara, the quiet Russian girl who is his first date. And he never anticipates a girl like Alaska Young coming into his life and changing it forever.

An Abundance of Kathrines: (Romance, again really no action but still really good)

When it comes to relationships, everyone has a type. Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. He has dated–and been dumped by–19 Katherines. In the wake of The K-19 Debacle, Colin–an anagram-obsessed washed-up child prodigy–heads out on a road trip with his overweight, Judge Judy- loving friend Hassan. With 10,000 dollars in his pocket and a feral hog on his trail, Colin is on a mission to prove a mathematical theorem he hopes will predict the future of any relationship

Paper Towns: (Romance/Mystery)

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life–dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge–he follows
After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues–and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

All of those are by John Green. One of my favorite authors!

Maximum Ride (omfg I absolutely love this series! I don’t think you understand. This is literally one of favorites out there! It is absolutely amazing! And is an action/romance but doesn’t build up till like the 2nd or 3rd book)
The first book is “The Angel Experiment”:

The book is set in the present and centers around the ‘Flock’, a group of human-avian hybrids (98% human, 2% bird) on the run from the scientists who created them. It focuses on Max (Maximum) Ride, the leader of the ‘Flock’, and the first-person narrator of the story.

The Pickle King by: Rebecca Promitzer (Action)

Bea lives in the nowhere town of Elbow, where it rains so much the residents have green mold growing between their toes. Nothing ever happens in Elbow. Its closest claim to fame is a giant pickle factory, owned by Herman, the Pickle King. Herman’s a small-time big shot, a local celebrity…until he turns up dead. And when Bea and Sam stumble across the body–minus one eyeball–in the water-logged basement of a creepy old house, suddenly THEY’RE ones in a pickle! With a mystery to solve, maybe this summer won’t be such a bore after all…

Unwind by: Neal Shusterman (Really amazing! I highly recommend no matter what books you’re into. And yes action/romance [somewhat romance])

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state, is not talented enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape – and to survive.

Uglies by: Scott Westerfield (Haven’t read this but heard it was good)

After befriending the Crims, a group of fellow teens who refuse to take anything in society at face value, Shay starts to question the whole concept of being transformed from an ordinary “Ugly” into a paragon of beauty. And as the Crims explore beyond the monitored borders of Uglyville into the forbidden, Shay must choose between the perks of being Pretty and the rewards of being real.

Hope this helps

Robert asks…

What are the titles of all the books by Ibtisam Barakat?

What are the titles of all the books by Ibtisam Barakat? I have a English report on her and no I did not choose her to be the focus of my report my teacher did. Anyway one of the questions is to list all of the books the author has written, but I can only find one which is Tasting the Sky. Plz list all of the books by her it there are any more.

New Niche Finder answers:

I have searched also and can only find the following two, (one of them only written in Spanish)

Saboreando el cielo: Una infancia palestina (Bambu Vivencias) (Spanish Edition) [Paperback]
Ibtisam Barakat
About this book
A powerful and groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, this work captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war. Candid and courageous, it stitches together the haunting memories of the narrator’s life: the fear and confusion felt as bombs explode near her home and she is separated from her family, the harshness of life as a Palestinian refugee, and her unexpected joy when she discovers the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. As language becomes her refuge, she begins to piece together the fragments of her splintered world.

And the book you were talking
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood [Hardcover]

I will see if I can find if there is an english version of the first book and put it in edit if I do.

Hope this helps.

Sandy asks…

What are good books for a fifteen year old?

My favorite book I read was “The Host” by Stephanie Meyer so if you know books like that please suggest them to me. I’ve also read the Percy Jackson series and I LOVED them. I like sweet romantic books. I hate murder,horror, scary books. I like basically anything. So if you would, please suggest books you have read and liked. Thanks!

New Niche Finder answers:

I love all of Stephanie Meyer’s books (You’ve read the Twilight series, right?) and the Percy Jackson series (Rick Riordan also has a sequel series to the Percy Jackson series called the Heroes of Olympus series, and a series about Egyption Gods, called the Kane Chronicles.) Here are other books I’ve read and loved. I’ll summarize them for you.

— Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (Tally is counting down the days until she turns 16, and is transformed from a repellent Ugly, into a stunning Pretty. But when Tally’s new friend Shay decides she doesn’t want to be Pretty, and runs away, Tally is offered a choice: Find Shay and bring her back, or never turn Pretty at all.) dystopian
— The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Thomas wakes up in a dark elevator, and can’t remember anything but his first name. Living in the maze with the other boys seems odd, but then someone arrives at the maze who changes everything.) dystopian
— Divergent by Veronica Roth (In Beatrice’s world, everyone is sorted into a faction at 16. When her testing results are inconclusive, she makes a choice that surprises even herself. Her choice brings deadly secrets, and terrifying dangers, including surviving the competitive initiation) dystopian
— Everlost by Neal Shusterman (When Nick and Allie are in an accident, their souls are stuck in a sort of limbo, called everlost. It’s a magical yet dangerous place, where bands of lost souls run wild and anyone who stands in the same spot too long sinks to the center of the Earth.) fantasy
— Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Amy expects to wake up on another planet 300 years into the future, but when she’s awakened 50 years early, she discovers a spaceship awash with lies, and a murderer on the loose) sci fi
— Graceling by Kristin Cashore (In Katsa’s world, the Graced are hated and feared, including Katsa, who is Graced with killing. Because she is Graced, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. Then she meets Prince Po, Graced with Hand Combat. She becomes his friend and discovers not only a horrible secret far away, but a startling truth about her own Grace.) Fantasy
— Dark Visions by L.J. Smith (When Kait draws, her doodles come true. She’s been shunned for years, but when she receives the scholarship of a lifetime, and a chance to study with other physic teens (including handsome, angelic Rob, and dangerous, mysterious Gabriel), she doesn’t realize that everything isn’t what it seems) fantasy/ romance
— The Maximum Ride series by James Patterson (Maximum Ride is one of the part bird part humans on the run from monsters, and even more sinister forces.) Fantasy/ Sci fi
— I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (3 are dead. I am Number 4. Why? Because we have powers you have only read about) Sci fi
— The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (A lot of people think that they’re childish/ stupid/ cliche but they’re amazing.)
— Matched by Ally Condie (In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die. So when Xander appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for a second before the screen fades to black.)
— Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Lena can’t wait until she gets her vaccination, and will never have to worry about the Deliria again. But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.)
— Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead (Lissa, a moroi Princess, and Rose, a half vampire guardian, are captured and returned to St. Vladimir’s academy after years on the run, where both girls must face rumors, betrayal, and forbidden love)
— Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare (At a club, witnesses a murder committed by three teens, including gorgeous, golden haired Jace. They claim to have murdered a demon, and even more strange, they act like Clary shouldn’t be able to see them)
— Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer (Calla, a half human half wolf guardian exists to serve the keepers, and has had her whole life planned out for her, including her mating to the gorgeous and confident Ren. Then she goes against the Keepers to save a boy in the woods.) fantasy/ romance
— The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (In the ruins of a place that was once North America, teens are forced to fight to the death on live tv to appease the cruel capitol. Katniss regards it as a death sentence when she takes her sister’s place, but she might actually have a chance, if she doesn’t let humanity get in the way) dystopian
— Gone by Michael Grant (On an ordinary day, in an ordinary town, everyone over 15 suddenly disappears. At first life seems salvageable, but then the teens start developing powers, and sides start being chosen for the ultimate war) fantasy

William asks…

Can anyone recommand any books that is good for beginning 7th graders?

i like scary books, detective books, mystery books, adventure, and fantasy books.

New Niche Finder answers:

I have the perfect one. Though previous people have answered, I can bet nothing is compared to mine. It is called A Great and Terrible Beauty. It is about a young girl who gets a vision of her mother’s death. After she is killed by some secret society, she is forced to go to a boarding school in England. There, she discovers she has amazing powers and that her powers can lead her into different worlds. Strange people keep leaving her weird threats and clues, she finds a strange diary explaining that she has the same powers, and there is also a little bit of romance. The author is Libba Bray and when I read it I fell in love with it. There is also a sequel to the book, if you’re interested in that.

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