Hey! I'm looking for good books to read. It would be a plus if they are good for vocabulary building. My style of book would tend to be fiction, but I am open to anything that is a good story. I usually prefer books written within the last 40 years. The few very old books that I can say I genuinely enjoyed were Narnia and watership down: children's stories. I hate anything about a detective. God forbid it's set in a small town and never progresses. Life is mundane enough, and I read to escape that. There doesn't necessarily need to be a bunch of supernatural elements in the book to keep me interested; the important thing is just that the characters have a more exciting life than mine. I have a special interest in politics and philosophy. So much so that I may even brave a book about ordinary life if it deals with such matters. That's how I got to the end of "The stranger/l'étranger" and "catcher in the rye". They compelled me to deep reflection. I can't say for sure though that I enjoyed them. "Animal Farm" on the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed. Books that deal with talking animals somehow always seem to sit well with me. It's weird. I've read and enjoyed all the fun recent fiction such as Harry Potter, Eragon, Lord of the Rings(I know this one's old). I consider twilight an embarrassment to literature, but in all honesty, I couldn't stop turning the pages till I finished it. Stephanie Meyer is actually shockingly talented as a writer if you read her other book 'The Host'. K I hope you guys can recommend some things based on all I've stated. Thanks in advance!