Post # 1
I’m so busy thinking about final stuff for the wedding I keep forgetting we have an AWESOME beach vacation lined up right after it.
I love reading and right now don’t have anything in my queue. I love series and read pretty much anything in any genre! Some of my favorites this past year or two have been the Outlander series, the Ender’s Game series, The Golden Compass series and of course The Hunger Games. Harry Potter is probably my favorite series ever and I’ve read every book many, many times. I also love cheesy (but not too trashy), easy beach reads and have read probably every John Grisham book.
I want to load up my Kindle before we leave so please chime in with any of your favorite reads! Thanks!
Post # 3
The Cairo trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz. I will keep telling every single person to read these. All the time.
What is the What – Dave Eggers
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genuis – Dave Eggers
Oryx and Crake/The Year of the Flood/MaddAddam – Margaret Atwood
The Cairo Trilogy is probably one of the most moving and informative series I’ve read. Ever. What is the What is both heart wrenching and hilarious. AHWoSG is hilarious and makes me feel way more crazy/more sane at the same time. The MaddAddam trilogy is kind of twisted, but really neat. Dystopia setting.
Post # 4
“A Thousand Splended Suns” by Khaled Hosseini is amazing. I’ve read it a couple times!
Post # 5
@nolagirl0909: I really recommend reading the Odd Thomas series! There are six main books. There’s going to be one more, but the release date hasn’t been announced yet. I’m really hoping it’s soon though because I’ve been hooked since the first one came out in 2003 or so, lol. It’s my second favorite book series, after Harry Potter and just before His Dark Materials. 🙂
Post # 6
The books by Charlaine Harris (the true blood series) or the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich!!!! (One for the money, two for the dough, etc) they are murder mystery books that are seriously laugh out loud funny. She’s an amateur bounty hunter that has to find the bad guys and oh my gosh, they are hilarious. The mystery is usually pretty good too! I’ve also heard Eragon is good.
Post # 7
@baimee – ooh, the Cairo Trilogy sounds fascinating! Can’t wait to start it! Also I think I will love Oryx and Crake and the subsequent books…if you’re looking for more along these lines, the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie, or the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth are really good and fun to read. They’re that whole sort of “dystopian” future society like Hunger Games.
@allywren – I’ve read the first three Odd Thomas books and really enjoyed them! I think another book distracted me and I forgot to keep on in that series – thanks for reminding me of it!
@Equine_Breeder – thanks for the recommendations – they seem like they’d be perfect beach reads, and there are enough to keep me busy for awhile! Eragon is really good! I put off reading it for awhile because for some reason I thought it was too “young”, but I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it!
And just cause I love sharing a good book, another GREAT series (maybe my favorite after Harry Potter…well, but the Outlander series is up there too…) is the Clan of the Cave Bear Series by Jean Auel. There are six books total and they’re all pretty long.
Post # 8
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris is so funny. It’s a great intellectual/funny read, one of the few books that I literally laughed out loud readinng.
If you like Harry Potter, have you already read Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit? What about the Game of Thrones series? They are really good!
Post # 9
If you like historial fiction, check out any of the books in the Tudor Series by Phillipa Gregory. The first one is called “The Constant Princess.” They’re my guilty pleasure!!
Post # 10
@sweetgirl1234: + 1 I loved that book.
My other favorites are all of Wally Lamb’s books. He’s kind of raw/vulgar (in a good way, I can’t come up with a better word?) his writing really sticks with me.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
I just finished “The Lullaby of Polish Girls” by Dagmara Dominczyk, which was really good.
Before that, I read Stephen King’s, 11/22/63, which isn’t really about the Kennedy assigination, more about time travel and relationships, and it was AMAZING!