Sunday, May 23, 2010

Books

Questions: What's the best fiction book you've read lately? Also, what is your favorite novel of all times?

I am looking for a couple of good books for our book club.

Thanks!

11 comments:

Sunny said...

Haven't had a chance to read much lately- but my two favorite novels of all time are "The Harvester" and "A Woman Of Substance". I could be stranded on a deserted isle and be perfectly happy if I had one of those books with me to read......and bananas to eat.
:-D

Erica said...

Favorite book of all time: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Lately: Anything by Christopher Moore. (Especially The Fool and Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Friend.)

The Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay is really good, too.

GreenStyleMom said...

Not sure I can pick an all-time favorite but I just finished The Space Between Us and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Both would make good book club reads. Lots to discuss. I just started The Alchemist which I already love and I'm just a few pages in!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Delurking for the love of books ;-)...

Recent: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver and The People of the Boook by Geraldine Brooks.

Of all time: I have many loves, and can't name just one, but some favorites include The Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin (recommend Winter reading), The History of Love: A Novel by Nicole Krauss, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Everything is Illuminated both by Jonathan Safran Foer.

~ Somewhere in the Midwest

Hillary said...

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi Durrow. Picked it up solely because of a recommendation blurb from Barbara Kingsolver on the cover and it did not disappoint. Interesting structure and characters. Deals with race and family.

clueless but hopeful mama said...

Recent novels: "The Geurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" was full of joy, just so awesome! And I'm enjoying "Testimony" by Anita Shreve. Even though I think it's a bit of a beach book, there's much to discuss.

Favorite books of all time: "Middlesex" and "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay".

Erin said...

I love book recommendations, so I am writing a few of these down. I definitely second Clueless But Hopeful's Kavalier and Clay. Great book!

I liked Richard Russo's Straight Guy (or Straight Man?) for something lighter. My fav all time book is For Whom The Bell Tolls. LOVE.

Sarah said...

Last book I read was Gods in Alabama, I think. Pretty good. And I think my favorite novel of all time is maybe A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. But I don't know. It's like picking your favorite child.

clueless but hopeful mama said...

Oh and I forgot how much I'm STILL haunted by "Still Alice". I wish someone else would read it so I can TALK about my FEELINGS about it. *hint hint*

Party of 5 said...

My friend Amanda at http://4molnars.blogspot.com/ is a mom of two and the queen of reading recommending books. She has a book log on the side of her blog. She loves to talk books.

Wish I had one to recommend but I don't make time to read like I would love to.

Mrs. Haid said...

I loved For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Seperate Peace, Sense and Sensibility, and Gone with the Wind.

My favorite way to find new books is going through a library "to be shelved" cart, because you know they've been read recently! Also, I often just judge books by their cover or font choice. It seems to be a system that works for me and has helped me to avoid real disaster ones!