April 13, 2007

Tell me what to read

I need a book. I just finished The Mercy of Thin Air last night. I liked it. A lot. And I recommend it. Before that I read Nineteen Minutes and My Sister’s Keeper, both by Jodi Picoult. I love the way Ms. Picoult writes, and her subject matter varies with each book. I also enjoyed loved Beach Glass, and was totally sucked in to the Memory Keeper’s Daughter.

Now I need another book to like. I’m open to almost anything, except something that would be filed under “romance,” especially one that has someone resembling Fabio adorning its cover. I like suspense. Horror is fine, but by suspense I mean it keeps my interest. Freaky is good too. I read Stiff years ago, and as odd as the subject matter was, I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. It’s one of those books that just sticks in my mind, like The Lovely Bones did. I love to be entertained by a book, (and apparently I lean toward the more morbid subject matter). I can’t stop turning the pages, but at the same time I don’t want to reach the last page.

I have several unread books on my shelf, but none of them are inspiring me right now. I want this next book to be so good I want to call in sick and read. All day.

So, what do you recommend I read next?

7 people have roominated about “Tell me what to read”

  • colleen says:

    How about “Bones of the Master.” It’s a true story of a poet living in Woodstock who goes on a journey with his neighbor monk.

    Yes, I had to end the rust series with flowers, othewise I wouldn’t have wanted to post them.

  • Moogie says:

    I LOVED Memory Keeper’s Daughter and My Sister’s Keeper. have you read any of Nicholas Sparks’ work? Those are really good. Mary Higgins Clark is awesome for suspense…kind of “edge of your set psychological thriller.” James Patterson is also really good. You can’t go wrong with him. I could give you a list of others but then I would have to write a post. Drop me a line if you want some more. 🙂 I’ve been trying out new authors lately.

  • Karan says:

    I liked The Bone People by Keri Hulme very much.

  • meredith says:

    The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. It intersects a bibles story (that I went and looked up after I read it) but tells history from the womans point of view. Hands down the best book I have ever read.

    House of Leaves by Danielewski – crazy and spooky and amazing. If you have ever heard the song Hey Pretty by Poe…he does the spoken word from this book. It gets downright weird at the end. That is all I can say. Probably the most inventive book I have ever read.

    Blink by Gladwell – Nonfiction. Fabulous research on how we make decisions. The relationship aspects of it might be interesting as you enter marriage. A good read that you want to discuss as you finish each chapter.

  • Saj says:

    Andy and I are really into Nelson DeMille books and Michael Connelly books. Good crime novels.
    I also read The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult recently. The Pact by Picoult is also good. Actually, you really can’t go wrong with Picoult.
    Oh! Have you read Memoirs of a Geisha? The movie doesn’t do the book justice!

  • Rachel says:

    The Dogs of Babel by Caroline Parkhurst – I was a bit skeptical of the subject matter, but the author pulls it off brilliantly. It’s one of the most elegant writing styles I’ve read, and it provokes such a huge range of emotions throughout…It’s one of my top five favorite books.
    I need to read Picoult…I’ve heard too much about her not to check her out, but I haven’t had any time to read her. Hmmm.

  • Michele says:

    Lucky by alice sebold is also good as well as the kite runner by Khaled Hosseini!

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