Yesterday, I asked you to suggest some books for me to read and I got quite a few responses. Here’s everyone’s recommendations, culled from the Beatique comment section, Facebook and Twitter. I’m keeping track of who recommended what and you will all get a special shout out when the book is read.
Vernor Vinge, any book
Oryx & Crake, Margaret Atwood
The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood
Reamde, Neal Stephenson
Neil Gaiman, any book
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Fannie Flagg
The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
Cannery Row, John Steinbeck
Suttree, Cormac McCarthy
Villette, Charlotte Bronte
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
The Once and Future King, T.H. White
The Stranger, Albert Camus
The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
The Swan Thieves, Elizabeth Kostova
Ask the Dusk, John Fante
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, David Sedaris
So Far from God, Ana Gastillo
Candy Girl, Diablo Cody
The Magician, Somerset Maugham
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
Kitchen, Banana Yoshimoto
Now, where do I start? I’ve only read one book on this list, On the Road, and that was years ago, so it’s time for a re-read. There are a few books on here that I’ve always meant to pick up at the library, but didn’t, namely The Stranger and The Idiot. And there’s one title, Rebecca, that I totally should have read because I love the movie.
We’ll find out what the first pick is after I go to the library this weekend.
If you think something is missing from this list, add it to the comments.