Why don't you help your loyal readers by providing a list of the books you've already purchased?
That's not a book suggestion Kevin!! Actually almost all of the books I've purchased (or had purchased for me) recently were published after 2001, so if a book is older than that chances are I don't have it to take with us already. Besides, it's much funner to say "I've already read that, nyah nyah nyah."
Margaret Atwood's _Cat's Eye_
Do you like horror, Shelby (Like Anne Rice's Mayfair Witch books? Those are the ones I'm thinking of...lots of fun, matriarchal lineage stuff in the first one.)
Let me go home and look at my shelves sometime soon...
I highly recommend Bleak House, by Charles Dickens. My college roomate told me that its a must read. That or Indian Giver ("Refuse to Go!").
both are classics.
Thanks Jackie! I love Margaret Atwood and Cat's Eye is not one I've read before. I have read Anne Rice, however--guess your psychic connection isn't so good, eh? ;)
Mary, you're NOT helping here.
The Secret Life of Bees-- Kidd
The Patron Saint of Liars-- Patchett
In Her Shoes-- Weiner
About a Boy--Hornby
How to Be Good--Hornby
A Home at the End of the World--Cunningham
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (uhh..I don't know who wrote it)
Maybe you've already read all these :)
The God of Small Things. I love this book.
I know you're not much of the nonfiction type...but I am currently reading "A Reason for Hope" by Jane Goodall. Yes yes...typical Sherri. But, this book shies away from talking about her time with the chimps and focuses on how she can witness so much devastation and still be a hopeful and positive-thinking individual. She's got a remarkable outlook and I am thoroughly enjoying her book...and it's paperback. I've got more ideas, but I need to look at home.
okay - here's a real suggestion! (I still think that Bleak House was good idea!). Try Jennifer Weiner's books "Good in Bed" and "In Her Shoes" (Cari recommended "In Her Shoes" too). They're fun books, set in Philly, and very well written.
and Cari - if you haven't read "Good In Bed" its definetly better than the second book!
Hi Mary! I LOVE Good in Bed! I gave it to Shelby to read last time I saw her, which was about ten thousand years ago :)
Yes, I admit it, I still have Cari's copy of Good in Bed. Haven't read In Her Shoes yet though. Thanks for all of the good suggestions. I'm putting them on my list.
I highly recommend the "His Dark Materials" trilogy by Philip Pullman. (The three individual books are "The Golden Compass", "The Subtle Knife", and "The Amber Spyglass.") While technically young adult books, they're definitely for older young adults. They actually are shelved in both young adult and fantasy/sci-fi at most bookstores.
Anyway, Pullman has a very vivid imagination and weaves a complex story and richly realized worlds. Enjoy!
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