Thursday, February 4, 2010

must reads

Hello fellow bloggers!!! I have decided to list a few of my favorite books, this is just a traditional must read list, I thought that I would put four books that I really enjoyed, all different type of Genres and you could all add a few extra!!! I always love trying new books and a chance to see what others really enjoy reading!!! When posting your selection try and make sure that no one else has it already written down!! I want a great listing! Let's see what we can come up with!

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Truth Tellers Tale by Sharon Shinn
If I am missing or dead by Janine Latus

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Stephanie Fey said...

Hi Jen,

I started the first Harry Potter book some years ago and found the writing a bit lazy. I hear the quality of writing in the series improved dramatically though - is this true, would you say?

My additions to the list would be:

Martin Amis - London Fields
Iris Murdoch - The Sea, The Sea
Anne Tyler - The Acciental Tourist
William Styron - Sophie's Choice

Oops! Can't believe I left out Thomas the Tank Engine. I'm such a bag of large dooshes!

Steph x

Christine Danek said...

Thanks for the book ideas. I am reading hush,hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and I'm almost finished so I am looking for book ideas for my next read.

Sara Louise said...

I've gone back to Agatha Christie. Haven't read her in years but found one I hadn't read yet at my last trip to the english bookstore, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. I adore Hercule Poirot so I'm loving it so far.

Summer said...

I could be full of many suggestions; what kind of books do you mostly care for?

Jen said...

Stephanie - I do believe they continued to get better and better. The first two were hard to get through, but after that I couldn't put them down!!

Summer - I am more of a chick lit reader, but I love a good murder story, or a fantasy... The four books I listed were a complete mixture of genre's so I am open-minded!! I just love to read!

arlee bird said...

No truly literary person should go without having read the Bible-- or a least have a pretty good working knowlege of it.

As far as literature:
Mark Twain's "HUCKLEBERRY FINN" -- the greatest American novel.

Carolyn V. said...

Ohhh, I love those books. =) Although I haven't read the last one. It's now on my list!

magically ordinary said...

I love, love, love to read. 4 of my all time favorites are "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant, "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden, "Molokai" by Alan Brennert and, any book by Margaret George. None of those are very recent books. A few months ago I read "The Help" by Kathryn Sockett. It is the best book I have read recently. Happy reading!!

Nicole Ducleroir said...

My favorite classics are Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and Moby Dick by Herman Melville. I also loved The Witching Hour by Anne Rice, and anything by Michael Crichton but especially Travels.

Elana Johnson said...

The Percy Jackson series. I really like Sarah Prineas's The Magic Thief. Brandon Sanderson's Alcatraz series. Anything by Scott Westerfeld.

Good luck!

Bish Denham said...

So many good books, it's hard for me to choose. Off the top of my head...

Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright
The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
The World of Pooh by A. A. Milne

xoxo said...

Book lists are so fun, here are a few that I'm reading.
Shiver;Maggie Stiefvater
Lament;Maggie Stiefvater
The picture of Dorian Gray;Oscar Wilde
The Naming; Alison croggon
Gracling; Kristin Cashore

If Manga counts...
Miki Falls; Mark Crilly
Maximum Ride;James Patterson and NaRae Lee

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I've only read HP. from that list. Now I have 3 more to add to my TBR list.

You should read:
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas - James Patterson
anything by Janet Evanovich
anything by Sarah Dessen

KM said...

Harry Potter is definitely the ultimate children's fantasy. Hands down.

You should read THE HUNGER GAMES if you like YA at all. It's in my top 10 definitely.

Lisa and Laura said...

Oh, yes, I'm going to second KM's HUNGER GAMES recommendation. AMAZING.

Girl with One Eye said...

I third The Hunger Games (and sequel Catching FIre) and also recommend, if you like YA, The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan

Stephanie McGee said...

The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
Pride and Prejudice
The Stoneheart Trilogy by Charlie Fletcher
Anything by Tamora Pierce
Most books by David Eddings (Especially the Belgariad and Mallorean)