Books, Books, Books

I need some inspiration my dears. As you know I love to read, and I love getting recommendations for new books to check out. Unfortunately, I've read my way through most all of those recommendations, including my most recent read for my book club. So basically, I'm in need of some new titles.

Are there inspiring, interesting, or moving books you've read lately? Please let me know!

18 comments

Kris said...

Art of Racing in The Rain is one of my favorites!

This is not a new book so you've probably read it already, but I am enjoying Three Cups of Tea. Great story, and I'm amazed at this guys passion to help. Very inspiring.

Diana Mieczan said...

I am reading the second part of Eat,Pray,Love right now called Committed...Its really great!
Have a lovely day
Kisses

love those cupcakes said...

Not sure if you like historical novels but I recently read The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant. The story, which is set in Renaissance Florence, has had mixed reviews but I found it an easy and enjoyable read. Transgressions by the same author is a well crafted thriller and a book I've retruned to several times.

Mary said...

Some of my faves this year: Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann. It's really good. One Day, by David Nicholls - it's being made into a movie as well. Very addicting, fast read. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - loved this one.

love those cupcakes said...

Retruned? Sorry, that should be returned.

Signe said...

If you like easy-to-read and exiting vampire novels then 'The black dagger brotherhood' by J.R. Ward is worth checking out :)

luke and pamela said...

inspiring, completely inspiring: the price of stones.

Lindsay said...

Anything by Jodi Picoult or James Patterson is a winner in my book. The Secret Life of Cee-Cee Wilkes is one of my favorites. If you are into chick lit at all Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella is pretty hilarious.

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

not new out but moving 'the kite runner'...

Noodles and Waffles said...

Try Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey. It is probably the most difficult and most wonderful book I have ever read. There are several main characters and the author makes you learn each of their voices.

Keri said...

A fine Balance -Rohinton Mistry

The Book of Negroes/ US: Title - Someone Knows My Name - Lawrence Hill this is such a good book I could hardly put it down.

Bel Canto - Anne Patchett

East of Eden - John Steinbeck - a classic, i re-read it every year

The Secret Daughter - Shilpi Gowda

Sarah's Key - Tatiana De Rosnay

Katie said...

"I was told there'd be cake" and "How did you get this number?" by Sloane Crosley. They are laugh out loud funny, and very clever!

Anait said...

Here are a few of my favorites:

Foucault's Pendulum (Umberto Eco)

The Art of Travel (Alain de Botton)

In the Shadow of the Wind (author escapes me at the moment)

I looooooooooooove books. Currently the only books I have time for are those related to my dissertation but, I'm looking forward to Winter Break to catch up on my reading list :)

Brittany said...

i just finished the thirteenth tale by diane setterfield for my book club and i loved it. i second the guernsey book, it was lovely. the irresistible henry house by lisa grunwald was also good. are you on goodreads.com? it's a great website where you can see what your friends have read and what they thought of their books.

Lauren said...

The Hunger Games. They are a young teen series but are great and one of my favorites.

Lori said...

Read The Hunger Games. They are a young adult series, but are so much fun!

ferina said...

have your read 'Water for Elephants'? or maybe something romantic, like The Rossetti Letter? or are you in the mood for thriller? Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino, maybe?

Sara said...

I saw that The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Bel Canto, and Water for Elephants were all suggested. I'll put in my vote for those, too. They were all great! I'm currently reading The Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo.