Post # 1
I’m in a rut. I seriously need some new books to read. I tend to get stuck on certain themes and can’t deviate. So I re-read the same ones over again. I’ve read the classics multiple times. I love historical fiction – I went through an English Monarchy phase (yes, I’ve read all of Philippa Gregory’s books and then some), a Caesar phase (read everything I could on Roman Caesars), Cleopatra/Egyptian phase, and flirted back and forth with supernatural romance (mostly vampires) and even have touched on teen lit (I loved Hunger Games & Divergence series).
What are you reading and loving?
Post # 2
Between Shades of Grey was a good historical fiction book – 1940s Lithuania.
All But My Life: A Memoir is a Holocaust memoir that was very well written.
Raven: The Untold Story of Jim Jones and His People was a really interesting read.
If you enjoy YA I would suggest the Matched series, The Maze Runner series, Delirium series, The Selection series, and the Uglies series. They are all along the same lines as Hunger Games and Divergent. I also enjoy pretty much anything by John Green, Looking For Alaska is the most recent thing by him that I’ve read.
Post # 3
When people ask me what book I should recommend I always suggest room by Emma Donohue. It’s my all time favorite book. A definite page turner. It’s also been recently turned into a movie. She also has a couple of other books that are set in the 1800s if your interested in that type of fiction.
I also really like the crank series by Ellen Hopkins.
Post # 4
This is a book for kids but it is cute and a fun quick read if you like historical- although not fiction. Badass women are always a win. http://www.rejectedprincesses.com There is a website and a book.
Post # 5
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simpson. It’s different, hilarious and heart warming. It will get you out of your book rut for sure 🙂
montrealbride2017 : Room was awesome, kept me up late trying to finish it.
Post # 6
The ‘Wool’ Trilogy by Hugh Howey. Amazing. I pretty much read the first book in one sitting, frequently pausing to say ‘wow’ to myself aloud. I’m quite sure that the first book at least will become a classic.
Post # 7
montrealbride2017 : Room is such a fantastic book, for days after reading at it I looked at the world so differently it was crazy. I’ve actually bought the book 3 times! Twice as gifts and one for myself!
Speaking about books turned to movies, The Martian is a great read. Couldnt put it down.
If you’re into fantasy novels, The Rhapsody Trilogy by Elizabeth Haydon is my go to. In fact I’ve been meaning to start another reread for the past few weeks!
Post # 8
I just finished The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It was really amazing, and quite moving. I finished it in about a weekend. I love reading as well, but unfortunately I don’t have the time anymore. I used to breeze through books, at least a 100 a year. Now I read about 5. I really miss it.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
I enjoy reading anything by Danielle Steele and Nicholas Sparks, I also enjoy reading cookbooks.
Post # 10
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
anything and everything by Tammy Greenwood, especially The Hungry Season
The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewel
Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting
Anything and everything by Stephen King, notably the often overlooked Duma Key. Bag of Bones. Hearts in Atlantis. And his wife Tabitha is awesome in her own right- recommend Pearl, Surivor & Candles Burning
Also Lisa Jackson & Tami Hoag novels.
Currently reading The Other Widow by Susan Crawford
Post # 11
Totally agree on Room, The Rosie Project, and Wool! Wool in particular was so good, I couldn’t put it down.
If you are into kind of dystopian novels (which I would classify Wool as to an extent), I would also recommend Ready Player One and Station Eleven. And The Handmaid’s Tale is such a classic as well. In fact anything by Margaret Atwood is stellar!
I like anything by Liane Moriarty for a lighter, more chick lit read. Kate Atkinson is a fantastic author – Life After Life is a complex read that takes one person and ends her life at various points, then shows the repercussions of each ending. Scenes From the Museum is stellar. And if you are into intelligent mystery, her Jackson Brodie series is so good. The Jackson Brodie book “When will there be good news” had one part that actually haunted my dreams!
And for a really dark and haunting read, I recommend “We Need To Talk About Kevin”. That book engrossed me and made me think about it for weeks after.
I just realised a lot of my recommendations veer more towards the dark side haha. I guess those are the ones that stick with me!
Post # 12
lilredcat : I am an avid reader, but if I had to choose just 1 book to recommend it would be “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George. It is incredible and so unbelievably human that you find yourself inside each of the characters within that book. You’ve got a lot of reccommendations to choose from, happy reading! 🙂
Post # 13
lilredcat : I also like historical fiction. Read “Forever Amber” it’s set during the reign of King Charles II and was absolutely fantastic.
Post # 14
I really, really, really loved the Elena Ferrante Neopolitan novels starting with My Brilliant Friend. I wasn’t able to put them down. So well written, enthralling, I could go on. Also enjoyed Karen White’s The Sound of Glass.
CinqueTerre : I read TLPB and LOVED it!!!! Recommend this as well!
Elin Hildebrand books are also great for a fun, quick read.
Finally, here is a link to my Google doc that has all my future-want-to-read books on it! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RcSWlMbpiiz9qJqiQ-dXhjiJJ1IgWPxEVLriUplxj68/edit?usp=sharing
Post # 15
Thank you so much!!! What a fantastic booklist! I’ve been looking up the titles and am so excited!! 😀 Now if I could just read and exercise at the same time…