05 May 2015

Book Recommendations, Anyone?



I’m on the last book of my reading pile and I need some good recommendations for my next book.   My most recent reads included Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins), The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion), The Escape (David Baldacci) and Gray Mountain (John Grisham).  I am currently reading Gone Girl and am almost sure that I had read it before.  It is quite unsettling,  this finding words, settings, and turns of phrases familiar, yet not really remembering how the story pans out.  So I am just going to plow through until everything falls into place.

I would love if you would share some good titles with me.  What have you read lately that you couldn’t put down?  Which book made you look at things differently?  Which titles are easy, feel-good reads?  Are there any young adult fiction that you’d recommend?  All genres welcome!

Monkey-(1)
This photo has nothing to do with the post at all.  Just a photo from our trip to the Monkey Sanctuary in Bali / Indonesia.

18 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

I am reading "The Interpreter of Maladies" a collection of short stories by the author of "The Namesake" - also, highly recommend "The Secret Lives of Dresses"

elizabeth said...

I loved the Shadow Children series by Haddix which was meant for junior high/high school but is well written with a riveting storyline.

sarah said...

I suspect we read different kinds of books so my recommendations may be of no value. For young adult I always suggest Megan Whalen Turner and Melina Marchetta. Neat photo!

Pieni Lintu said...

I've read all Henning Mankell's Wallander books and I love them. Maybe you'll find those in English too. Now I have Stieg Larsson Millenium series last book in progress. Oh my..those books are heavy!

Rebecca said...

Are you on Goodreads? I review every book I read there under the name Becky Haegele. Here are just a few I liked: The Islander
by Cynthia Rylant; Crow Lake by Mary Lawson; Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Ford, Jamie; The Pilot's Wife
Shreve, Anita; The Queen of Water, Resau, Laura - there's more on my list over there.

Marilyn said...

I'm big on "how to" books. I'm currently reading Bob Weil's "The Art of iPhone Photography".

edenhills said...

I seem to be way too busy to read, which is horrible. Love the picture!

abrianna said...

I was wondering why the monkey needed book recommendations :) My Blessing and I have been enjoying the Bryan Davis books. His first series is "Dragons in our Midst" and he has other series as well. They are fantasy tales about good vs evil and can be read by anyone 11 and up. Some of his series are meant for older teens but I have enjoyed the "younger" books s well. He also introduces some ideas that I think are mind blowing if you did not know about them before. I did know about them so it was not mind blowing for me, but it was for a friend of mine. I am now reading the Starlight series which is two series that can be read in tandem (which is what I am doing) or alone. The Dragons of Starlight is a bit easier, the Tales of Starlight is a bit more mature. No gore or horror and bad behavior is not glorified.

Kayni D said...

Love the monkey photo! I haven't been reading any novels lately, as my plate is full of textbook reading for grad school. I'd love to start reading for leisure soon.

EarlK said...

The monkey looks like it is out of books, too. I am currently reading the Elah Clah series by Aimee and David Thurlo. Ella Clah is a former FBI agent now with Navajo police in Shiprock, New Mexico.

Dotti said...

There is a sequel to Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect. You'll probably like it if you liked Project.

Stephanie Robinson said...

I've just read The Secrets of the Singer Girls by Kate Thompson and loved it - it's set in the East End in the second world war so may not be everyone's taste, but for me it was an emotional page-turner. And the photo made me smile :) #LTTL

Lisa said...

I'm a John Grisham fan and anything that has to do with apologetics. Love the Grisham books and you couldn't go wrong with any of them!

peabea said...

Great capture of the monkey. :) I read, but of late have been amiss. Last reads were Sandra Brown, Corrie Ten Boom, Introverts and Extrovers, and am currently reading through the Bible with a group. Have lots on my kindle that I've downloaded for free. Also a great one is Drawing Breath by new author, Laurie Boris. Very touching story.

Molly said...

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. I LOVE that book soooo much.

Mollyxxx

Lisa Kerner said...

I'm totally coming back to this... this post is right up my alley... I just finished Girl on the Train, and am reading We Were not Ourselves right now. I loved All The Light We Cannot See, and The Nightingale. Still Alice was really good too. I need to write down everyones suggestions.

Heidi's Wanderings said...

That monkey looks sweet. And I've been reading A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy it's really good you should check out her books they're great!

carolina rico said...

Wow.... how do you do it?? Lately I don´t have the time to read that much... the last one I read was ¨how to be an American wife¨by Margaret dilloway... It is a great read and I think you would love it since it about an Asian girl (japanese) getting married and going to live in the US during II WW...

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