Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Calling All Bookworms

I'm looking for a good novel to read (because I have so much free time) and I am asking you, my enlightened and intelligent readers, for suggestions. So, anyone have a good book to recommend? I really love to read, so write down as many titles as you like! I'll keep a running list of your ideas.


SZ said...

Oh, yes! Can't wait to see what people suggest.

My list:

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Beautiful and heartbreaking story about the relationships between generations. Don't bother with the movie (even though Kumar is in it).

Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Both hilarious and poignant.

Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. Nonfiction book about teen moms in the Bronx. Absolutely riveting (and depressing).

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. One of my favorite books ever.

Meaghan said...

Oh boy, what a great list, right off the bat! Thanks, sz! I will definitely be checking these out of the library!

Stace said...

Desert Flower - Waris Dirie:
"Born a somalian nomad, by the time she made it as a top model, she'd survived genital mutilation and a face off with a tiger. She's now a UN special Ambassador." COMPANY
Desert Dawn - Waris Dirie:
Basically the same as the one above, but with more detail about her life. She runs from an arranged marriage at twelve and survives the desert. A wonderful story about a very couragous woman.
A Child called 'IT' - Dave Pelzer
A story about a child who was treated differently than his brother by his family. From the ages of 0 - 12 A very emotional book!!!
The lost boy - Dave Pelzer
From the ages of 12 - 18 he writes this story as from the view point of himself at that age, using the same language/vocabulary he would have used. The follow on from A child called 'It'.
I, Safiya - Safiya Hassaini Tungar Tudu with Raffaele Masto.
A womans courages struggle for justice, she was accused of adultry, arrested and taken away. She was sentenced to death by stoning.
Eli's Wings - Elizabeth Best:
About a young girl suffering from anorexia.

Unsure if these are the kind of books you like to read, but thought i'd share some of my favorites :)

Meaghan said...

Stace, these sound like deeply emotional picks! Thank you for the list! I will make sure I look these up at the library too. I bet there is much inspiration in those pages!

elancera said...

Nice books.