Thursday 13 March 2014

Recommended by Friends

I just thought of a new series of reviews to write! I tell other people what books to read all the time. So, now it's your turn! People can recommend books for me to read (one per person, but I've read a lot of books, so you might want to give me a short list). I reserve the right to turn down reading, say, Ayn Rand. And requests from authors - this is an opportunity to see what I think of a book you've read and loved.

So, go! What should I read?

(This will take me a while - it's going to be mixed in with my regular reading, not replacing it.)

Books I've Been Recommended So Far: (in various venues)

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (by Steph)
Sabriel by Garth Nix (by Dylan)
The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis (by Cinz)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (by Téa)
Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon (by Amie)
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey (by Jackalope)
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (Chris)
The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott (Bev)
He, She, and It by Marge Piercy (Heather)
Wise Children by Angela Carter (Sarah)
The Heretic's Daughter by Katherine Kent (Melissa)
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley (LibraryHungry)
Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem (Rob)
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone (Matt)
Baudolino by Umberto Eco (Ben)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Kelsey)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (Bill)
Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (infinitelove)
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco (Amy)
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (Eva)
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (Heather)
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (Lisa)
Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling (Marni)
Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Liz)
Narcopolis by Jeet Thayll (Chris)
The Broken Crown by Michelle West (Shawn)
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (Lynne)
The Thief by Megan Whelan Turner (Jonathan)
The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller (Shawn)
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (Anji)
The Bitch Doctrine by Laurie Penny (Matt)
Galore by Michael Crummey (Myriam)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (Barry)
 Artemis by Andy Weir (Kevin)
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Jenn)