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Recommend a book please

Ok kids, I'm putting together a 2007 Reading list (inspired by alissamarie) and I need recommendations.

So recommend one and I mean ONE book I should read.

I retain the right to reject your suggestions and/or throw said 2007 list out the window. ;)

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chaptal
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
blistermoth
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
Ooh! I have been eying that.
misslynn
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

(if you've read that, then Stardust by Neil Gaiman.)
marketsquare
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
If you haven't read it ages ago: Fear of Falling by Barbara Ehrenreich.
blistermoth
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
Ooh! I did enjoy Nickel and Dimed
melyndaf
Dec. 30th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
ooh! I love her!

Anyway, read "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. I read it in less than 24 hours because I couldn't put it down...and I'm NOT usually a fan of fiction.
alissamarie
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
Yay!

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay was actually incredibly engaging and interesting, with great characters and really fascinating historical plot. I don't want to give too much away, but that would be my pick, at least from my list this year.

The Hours is also quite good.
alissamarie
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, and if you haven't read The Virgin Suicides, then do.

Sorry, that's too many recommendations, but hey, what can I say? I'm a dork.
blistermoth
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
No prob. I gave up 200 pages into Kavalier a couple of years ago. I will add The Virgin Suicides to my list.
barbarakelley
Dec. 28th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
If you haven't already--I loved The Life of Pi--though it seems like half the people I recommend it to can't get into it...
blistermoth
Dec. 29th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
Noted and added!
kokopopo
Dec. 29th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
blistermoth
Dec. 29th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
I've been meaning to read Murakami for ages!
wordweaverlynn
Dec. 29th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
You're putting on a wedding -- as well as getting married. (Those are two seriously different things.) So I'd suggest Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior. Great fun and useful advice.
blistermoth
Dec. 29th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
I do occasionally read Miss Manners and will see what rules I'm breaking with my wedding. ;)
beatgirl
Dec. 29th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
This is hard! I have like ten titles I could tell you to read.

But, seriously, read The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig. Does it count if I tell you to read the other books in the series (ok, I haven't read the third, but it's going to be this weekend's task). It's wonderful! It's a genre-bending read with a mix of mystery, history, chick lit, spy novel, and romance all rolled into one.
blistermoth
Dec. 29th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
I do like the cover!
fille_de_livre
Dec. 29th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
I loved The Rug Merchant by Meg Mullins
blistermoth
Dec. 29th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
It does sound interesting.
buckeye_hoosier
Dec. 29th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
Anything by Donald Miller

Or "Velvet Elvis" by Rob Bell
blistermoth
Dec. 29th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
I've read a couple Donald Miller things but will add "Velvet Elvis" to my list.
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