I would really love to start reading some books. First off, why don't I tell you all a little bit about myself. Well... Basically I am an 18 year old male, (turning 19 this July) and have just finished my last year of high school. At the moment I am awaiting news from Universities regarding what my options to study are next year however, I am very happy to say that after much hard work through the previous two years it seems as though I have reached the goal I set at the beginning of the year. That is to make it into the combined degree of journalism and law at university (still to be confirmed! I find out in about a week, however, I passed last years cut-off ) I would like to start reading a few books and would love recommendations. Growing up through school and what not I can not say that I was a massive fan of reading novels. I can probably count on three hands the amount of books I have read in my life and they mostly consist of books I was forced to read as I was studying them through Grade 11 and 12. A few of these books include Dracula (Year 11) and Frankenstein(Year 12). I can not say that I particularly enjoyed either. However, there was one book which I read last year by Geoffrey Robertson titled The Justice Game which I quite enjoyed albeit this enjoyment was slightly tarnished by the fact that I had to write numerous essays on the conflicting perspectives within the book. Other books I have read which I quite enjoyed include; the Harry Potter series, as well as the Bartimaeus Trilogy (Johnathan Stroud) which includes the likes of The Amulet of Samarkand. I have also read a few books from Dan Brown and Jeffrey Archer both of whom I enjoyed. Now I am looking for something else to read and this is where I am hoping your recommendations can help me out. I do not know exactly what I am looking for but as I stated above I quite liked Johnathan Stroud's three novels, so anything like that I think I might enjoy. Also, I was considering looking at books that are somewhat more psychologically stimulating though not sure where to begin looking in this regard. Fire away!