Monday, January 10, 2011

Book Recommendations?

I'm on a book reading tear. Since mid-December, I have read the new Tim Ferris book (reviewed below), the third installment of the Hunger Games series (more on that in a separate post), A Visit to the Goon Squad (recommended by my brother Neil and one of the best novels I have read in a long while) and am currently reading - and am almost finished with - Packing for Mars by Mary Roach (who's quickly becoming one of my favorite authors).

Ive been reading so much partially because I, well, love to read and partially because I am really digging the new Kindle 3 that I recently bought (for rationale behind this purchasing decision, check out Anyway, I want to continue with this little roll but need some new and interesting recommendations. Am open to fiction though I find myself more partial to non-fiction these days.

Anyway, let's hear it, y'all.


neil s. said...

I know your like interesting subcultures - so I think you would like Tokyo Vice.

Melissa Boehning Libert said...

You're interested in mystery, right? I've read all the Alan Furst novels. They are part historical fiction (in and around WWII) and part espionage thrillers. World At Night is my fave. Reading Spies of the Balkans (his newest) now.

df said...

"Telling is almost always done as a gift, even when the story contains and injects some poison, it is also a bond, a granting of trust, and rare is the trust or confidence that is not sooner or later betrayed, rare is the close bond that does not grow twisted or knotted and, in the end, become so tangled that a razor or knife is needed to cut it."

Payro said...

Knowing what a voracious reader you are you may have read these two already, but:

- Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
- Life, by Keith Richards

Both great.