I needs me some books.

7/29/2009 11:05:00 PM
Ok - now's your chance: please recommend some good books.

I shall be making a stop on amazon real quick-like.

Note: Kindly avoid recommending Harry Potter or any of the Twilight books. As it turns out I'm allergic to sorcery, vampires and books that have a ridiculous amount of what I deem to be senseless mass appeal.

15 comments:

  1. you HAVE to get all 4 Jen Lancaster memoirs. Seriously, I've yet to meet anyone who's read them who was disappointed.

    She is absolutely hilarious. (and she uses footnotes frequently, which cracks me up)

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  2. anything Anita Shreve is awesome...

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  3. I'm pretty sure you've blogged about Cecelia Ahern before (although I can't find a post, so I could be wrong). Her newest - Thanks for the Memories - is great!

    I also really liked her books 'A Place Called Here' and 'If You Could See Me Now'.

    'The Time Traveler's Wife' movie is coming out next month. It's a good read.

    And, Jen Lancaster's books and Anita's Shreve's 'The Last Time They Met' are great!

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  4. If you like mystery, I enjoy Harlen Coben's books.

    I also enjoyed the first two books of Tim LaHaye's "Babylon Rising" series. (I never read "left behind".... but these ones are somewhat mystery)

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  5. LOL! I have not read anything other than your blog or those books in a year.

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  6. I would recommend MY SISTERS KEEPER by JODI PICOULT. I would definately read the book before you watch the movie!

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  7. I read "Holly's Inbox" by Holly Denham while on vacation. It was a fun and easy read! It's written in emails.

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  8. "Water For Elephants" and "Snowflower and the Secret Fan" are both books that we have read in my bookgroup. I loved them! Also if you are in the mood for a good laugh, read any of the Janet Evanovich books. The first in the series is One for the Money.

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  9. I recommend anything by Elizabeth Berg or Jennifer Weiner; Berg is less chick-lit and more Anne Tyler-ish (stories about everyday lives that are somehow still compelling). Anne Tyler is another great one, but she isn't for everyone -- Elizabeth Berg is a little more palatable, I think. I also recently read "Miss Harper Can Do It," by Jane Berentson, and really enjoyed it -- another easy read, but very good, too. I've heard good things about the Jodi Piccoult that someone else recommended above, too.

    I also like David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs -- they aren't for everyone, but I think you may like them (if you haven't checked them out already).

    And: You should join Goodreads.com and become "friends" with me and our other friends! :) Then you can see what we've read and our reviews and what we like, etc.

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  10. NPR Audience Picks: 100 Best Beach Books Ever

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106983620&ft=1&f=1008

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  11. I'd also like to advocate The Time Traveler's Wife. Great book.

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  12. Well said. I'd go for some classics that we've all missed along the way. "The Scarlet Pimpernel."

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  13. The Brothers K by somebody, can't remember, but Pete, Jenn and I highly recommend it. Lila's a cutie by the way! Barb Mclean

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  14. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi is very good. I just finished it. It is a non fiction book.

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  15. Try "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan. A great read! (Nonfiction)

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