Since I’m being uber unproductive at the moment, I figured I’d post this after someone recommended that I do so. Yesterday, I posted on my gchat status asking for book recommendations. I have been having a serious problem getting through any book recently, so figured if some of these had excellent reviews, I should be able to get through them. Also, I need books for my trip to Mexico next week (yay!). And holy crap did the ideas come swarming in. I figured I’d pass along to you all in case you are interested in a good read, recommendations compliments my friends.
- The Hunger Games trilogy – I actually got two votes for this. And the second vote came after I had already bought the first two books in the series. Perfect easy beach reading for my trip next week.
- Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
- Imaginary Jesus, by Matt Mikalatos
- Unbroken, by Lauren Hillenbrand
- The Passage, by Justin Cronin
- This Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, by Stieg Larsson
- The Lemon Tree, by Sandy Tolan
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
- The Face on Your Plate, by Jeffrey Masson
- The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan
- Gone Boy, by Gregory Gibson
- One Day, by David Nicolls
- The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
The following were not recommended to me, but this is what I’m recommending to you.
- Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan – I actually haven’t read this yet, but just bought it. I made the mistake of watching Food, Inc. and now am on a quest for more information about the food industry. I’m also looking into farm shares and researched reverse osmosis water filtration systems. Could barely get through a taco salad with meat yesterday after watching this movie. Oh the joys of being healthy.
- Roots, by Alex Haley. I read this years ago and it still remains probably my favorite book of all time.
- Night, by Elie Wiesel. Another one of my faves. I like to read about depressing, real topics.
- City of Thieves, by David Benioff. This was recommended to me by an old eharmony date. Actually, I told him I hadn’t gotten through a book in a year while we were at a bookstore on our third date, so he just went and bought it for me. After that he never called me again. I have come to realize that everyone serves a purpose in our life, albeit big or small. He showed me that I can indeed get through a book if it is captivating enough. This is captivating. Highly recommend.
- Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane. Excellent.
- A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah
I’ll update this list when I think of more. If anyone has additional recommendations, please let me know so I can add it to the list!