Monday, October 13, 2008

HELP!!

So as many of you know, I am an avid reader.  Love it, love it, love it.  However, my reading kinda goes in stages...I'll read all day every day every spare minute I can find for a few months but then I get kinda burned out and my pace slows to about one book or so a month.  But then I start getting a big ol' stack of books I want to read so I launch into another one of my reading frenzees.

Right now I'm coming out of one of my slow pace stages, meaning that I have that drive to be reading a lot again, BUT for some odd reason I don't have my usual mountain of books-to-read.  

That's where YOU come in!

I am in desperate NEED of some book recommendations.  I love reading pretty much any kind of book so don't hold back!  What books have you read lately?  And why would you recommend them?

9 comments:

Sarah said...

east of eden, steinbeck + the bell jar, sylvia plath

Lauren said...

I just finished Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Anne Burns-- a sweet, funny story. Umm, have you read The tenant of wildfell hall? by Anne Bronte. That's a good one... I'm also in need of a good read, I'll be checking back to see what others say!

Jenny said...

I highly recommend The Book Thief by Anthony Zusak if you haven't already read it. It is definitely in my top favorites for books...

Jami said...

My recent favorite is the Goose Girl series by Shannon Hale. It's teen fiction, but it has princesses and magic and I just loved it!

erin said...

the audacity of hope by barack obama... tis the season, right? i started it a couple of days ago and have enjoyed it. always good to be an informed voter.

the adventure capitalist by jim rogers. this guy and his girlfriend/wife take one big road trip across the globe... love this one. makes me want to travel more. i love learning about far away places and different cultures... the geography major in me coming out, i guess.

the glass castle by jeannette walls. a true and incredulous memoir of a girl's nomadic, odd family. a must read.

sammy's hill by kristen gore (yeh, al's daughter -- i think she's a writer for SNL... hilarious stuff). fictional book about a girl who works on capitol hill. i fell in love with this cos sammy's brain works the same way mine does (hypochondriac, social anxieties, a nut case), and i worked on the hill, so i could relate a little bit. just a light, hilariously fun read.

the end of poverty by jeffrey d. sachs. again, the geographer in me coming out, but i really enjoyed the commentary on the spotlighted countries and how they set foot on the economic ladder, working to end extreme poverty. i know it sounds boring, but it was really fascinating. if you're into micro-finance loans at all, you might dig this.

ta-da!

Peters Family said...

Sorry, I'm still reading the Twilight Series. I'm WAY behind!!

Greg said...

The hunting of the president: the ten year campaign to destroy bill and hilary clinton.

ha. Started it about a week ago and its held my interest so far

Emma said...

A while back I zipped through the Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella. They are so much fun and you won't be able to put them down. I believe you start with Confessions of a Shopaholic, and go from there. hurry fast though because a movie is about to be released and that will totally ruin the read. You'll laugh out loud...they are crazy girl books, but I read one out loud to Jason and HE even laughed, so that says a lot.

Sally said...

I'm on the third of a three-book series "Carl Sandburg's Abraham Lincoln" (Carl Sandburg of course ;)--a biography, collection of tons of tidbits put together to paint the picture of who Abe Lincoln was. Not a novel in any way, but I've really enjoyed his style, and it's been wonderfully informative to learn more about our nation's history and one of its greatest presidents.