17 October 2011

Over To You

So it's reading Monday, and I have a confession to make. I haven't had time to read anything more than a few paragraphs at a time lately, never mind a whole book, and I'm suffering withdrawals. I'm planning on making some 'Me Time' this week, and have only one book lined up to read. A friend suggested the Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters, but my local library is pants and only had one of the books in stock - and book eight at that. I had a quick glance at the first chapter, and it looks like it's going to be easy reading. I'm a fast reader and I reckon I can get it finished in one sitting. I have a feeling I'll enjoy it (I trust my friend's judgement), and I also have a feeling that I'll be bitten by the Reading Bug when I've read it.

The Reading Bug strikes several times a year, and when I get bitten, I devour anything and everything in sight. My problem is, I have read all the books in my house at least three times, so I need something new. I want that buzz that you can only get when reading a book for the very first time. Seeing as my local library doesn't have a lot of choice, and I have to wait for my order of Cadfael books to arrive (they may have almost nothing in stock, but they will order stuff if you ask them nicely), I could do with some suggestions.

This is where you guys come in. Rather than me give you some recommendations, how about you give me some instead? Just one book. Your favourite book, the book that made you think, the book that got you wanting to write your own.

One book. No more, no less. What's YOUR recommendation?

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Hart Johnson said...

I think you should read a Tom Robbins book. Jitterbug Perfume would be my first recommendation, but Skinny Legs and all or Even Cowgirls Get the Blues would do in a pinch. Tom is really bendy. I think you'd like him.

And have you read the Hunger Games trilogy? Those are must read.

A couple other fantastic ones you may or may not have hit: Poisonwood Bible, Divine Secrets of the Yaya Sisterhood,

I've made an assumption and shied away from the horror end of things, but if you LIKE horror, my go-to author is Peter Straub.

CA Heaven said...

Have you tried Jean Genet? If not, I would recommend Miracle of the Rose or Thief's Journal >:)

Cold As Heaven

Unknown said...

I am currently reading Rick Riordan's The Lost Hero's Son of Neptune. It is awesome! I highly recommend it.

Stina said...

My son is reading the The Hero's Son of Neptune too. He's loving it. I still have to read the first book of the series.

I'm trying to carve in more reading time. I always have to read fiction before bedtime. :D

Amber T. Smith said...

Ooh, great guys! I haven't read any of those!

As for horror, I'll read it. I'll read virtually anything, regardless of genre. I have eclectic taste. :)