(Closed) Book suggestions!

posted 4 years ago in Entertainment
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1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - His Way Church & Chesapeake Room @ Downs Park

Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. Just finished that one and it was a great read!

Post # 3
2453 posts
Buzzing bee

My go to book is the mortal instrument series by Cassandra clare! It’s a fantasy, but everytime I read it, I’m enthralled. 

Post # 5
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Room by Emma Donaghue

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Both awesome books

Post # 6
728 posts
Busy bee

The Lovely Bones is a great one! I loveee crime books, my favorite author is John Grisham so anything by him. If you’re looking for a wonderful book related to marriage read The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks. It’s a spin off/ sequel fromt the notebook about Allie & Noah’s daughter’s marriage. It’s really great, my Fiance & I both read it. 

Post # 7
697 posts
Busy bee

Depending on your sense of humor (like if you’re not easily offended and don’t mind vulgar language) Chad Kultgen’s Average American Male is HILARIOUS! I literally laughed out loud while reading it! It was an easy quick read too, I read it in like 4 days 

Post # 8
273 posts
Helper bee

So many books, is there a particular genre that you like?

YA- Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, Shiver Series by Maggie Stiefvater,  Dangerous Angels, Necklace of Kisses, and Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block

Mysteries- Tess Monaghan series by Laura Lippman, Kinsey Millhone series by Sue Grafton, Britt Montero series by Edna Buchanan, Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson

Sci-Fi/ Fantasy- Stardust & Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, The Incarnations of Immorality by Piers Anthony, The Weather Warden Series by Rachel Caine, The Dresden Files by Simon Green

Fiction- Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen by Sarah Allen Addison, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Second Coming of Lucy Hatch by Marsha Moyer

If you haven’t already read it, I think The 5 Love Languages is an excellent book to read before marriage

Post # 10
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Mystery/suspense: Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad series) and Harlan Coben (I prefer his stand-alone novels over his series) are two of my favorite authors 

chick lit: the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella is fun, easy reading 

historical fiction: ones I’ve read recently and really liked include All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani, Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner

I’ve also been reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon and I’m really enjoying those too. Not sure what category those fall under since they’re somewhat fantasy, somewhat historical fiction, somewhat romance IMO

i just finished The Girl on the Train, and although it was ok, i didn’t think it lived up to the hype 

Oh, and I read the suggestions on @brideinthesix’s other thread, and I agree with all the recommendations for A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. That was one of my all time favorite books growing up, and now I really want to read it again! 

Post # 11
1688 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

The one book I think everyone should read: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty.

Post # 12
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Ie really depends on why you like. David Sedaris- Me Talk Pretty One Day, When You are Engulfed in Flames, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, Holidays on Ice, he is such a great writer. Tom Robins- Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, Skinny Legs and All, Fierce Invalids Home from Warm Climates, Villa Incognito, also all amazing. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues has some of my favorite literary quotes. I love autobiographies, puts my life in perspective. It is amazing to hear what others survive. The Pianist- Władysław Szpilman. Maus (a comicbook about a father’s survival of th Holocaust, quick but very well illustrated and written) – Art Spiegelman. Dancing Skeletons; Life and Death in West Africa (written by an antropologist helping get water and prevent desease. She talks about the cultural differences)- Katherine Dettwyler. What is the What (about the Lost Boys of Sudan escaping the war as children, amazing true stories)- Dave Edgers


I now reading A Long Walk to Water (based on a true story about surviving the war in Ethiopia, same as What is the What)- Linda Sue Park. Next (arrived today!) is Every Man in This Village is a Liar; and Education in War by former LA Times Corespondant Laura Stack. After Sept 11 she was 25 and deployed to cover the wars in the Middle East. Similar to the movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, except that was Kim Barker’s story and the WTFed it, ironically. 

Post # 13
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Didn’t even mention Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irving Welsh. He also wrote Trainspoitting. You hve to sound out the accent through the book. Worth it!

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