Friday, March 2, 2012

morgan's book corner: need recommendations!

Friends! I need any and all book recommendations. I haven't read in {gasp} a month. I blame the two books I tried to read but couldn't get into so I gave up and became a zombie in front of the television for a month. I can do this no longer. So send them my way - any and all recommendations!
 And yes, I've read The Hunger Games series and have the 16th already saved on my calendar. :)



Lindsay said...

Have you read The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes? That's on old favorite of mine. I'm currently reading Firefly Lane and am really enjoying it.

Jess said...

Oh man, I'm probably the last person to ask, but the last books I read were Entre Nous by Debra Ollivier and Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard and they were fabulous!

Q said...

I have just started "Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter" and so far I like it. Its fun b/c it mixes some historical stuff about Lincoln's early life, but then, you know, he becomes a Vampire slayer. I have no idea how its going to end, but so far, I am really enjoying it.

Brandi Sellers said...

So here's what I've read semi-recently that you might not have read:

- Phillipa Gregory's historical fiction series. The Other Boleyn Girl was made into a movie; there are three or four others that are also very good.
- Sookie Stackhouse series; I think you might have already read this, but if not, you should. Great entertaining and easy reads.
- House of Lies. It's about management consulting and it's hilarious. The travel parts will crack you up.
- Game of Thrones series. Long, but very good; use the guide in the back to track characters.

Have fun!

Brandi Sellers said...

I've been reading a ton lately; here's my recommendations:

- House of Lies. It's about management consultants and it's HILARIOUS. You'll enjoy it
- Game of Thrones series. Very good but long, use the reference guide in the back to remember all the characters.
- Sookie Stackhouse series. Not sure if you've read these or not but they are great reads!
- Joel Salatin's Folks This Ain't Normal. Loved it!

Charleston Girl said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto on the Sookie series. I've read them all and love them.

Game of Thrones is great too, but you have to be patient.

I loved One Day. Movie didn't do the book justice.

Outlander series is somewhat scifi, historical fiction and it's good. The first book was great and I'm almost done with the second. I think there might be like five or six in the series.

Girl with Dragon Tatto series was good - but I recommend the audio books. That's how I 'read' them and according to all of my friends that was the way to go - the books is hard to follow with all the foreign names.

If you want a quick, funny read - any of Chelsea Handler's books are hilarious.

Ok...I think I've taken up enough space on your comment wall. You should start a bloggers book club. :)

aislin said...

the handmaid's tale - margaret atwood. definitely one of my most favourite reads ever [and she's canadian, woot woot] !! or anything by jodi picoult, she's always a safe bet!

stephanie said...

Some all time favorites: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, and The Bell by Iris Murdoch.

Recent enjoyable reads: Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, Extreme by Sharon Osbourne, In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, and Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.

Happy reading! xo

bananas. said...

i have zero suggestions but i want to thank you for posting this as i will refer to the answers in each comment when i'm done with my current read (which is just okay so i'm not even recommending it).

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I am reading Unbroken right now - it's really good so far! It takes place during WWII.

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Its been around awhile but I loved Slammerkin by Emma Donohue. I have also read her others and was not so keen on them.
Anything by Jane Austen. I loved Northanger Abbey.
I read a fantastic history book about the Battle of Saratoga during the Revolution called Rabble in Arms.