Originally Posted by chromodactyl
Hi definately up for that.
SInce you mentioned lolita-its a great book.
I just read 2lives-vikram seth.Amazing duel biography on his aunt and uncle who experienced what ww2 threw at them-it will touch you deeply also beautifully written.
Also so read the secret river-dont think best writing ever but fun adventure.its about the 1st settlers in australia how they managed built a trade from nothing and so on-fun
One of my fav books:One hundred years of solitude-Gabriel Garzia Marquez-one for everyone full of mysteries,tragedy,growing of family.change and magic-beautiful,excellent writing and will draw you for years if you have a vivid imagination.
The alchemist-Paulo Coelho=deeply inspiring
One hundred years of solitude sounded interesting so I looked it up on our library website. Here's the review:
A classic of world literature for all time--and probably Marquez's most famous work. "The first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race . . . with more lucidity, wit, wisdom, and poetry than is expected from 100 years of novelists, let alone one man".--Washington Post Book World. Copyright Â© Libri GmbH. All rights reserved
And there were several copies in our library so it should be easy for everyone to get. I vote for it.
Also you could pick any of Jodi picoult's books. They all definitely lend themselves well to discussion with her twists. I've read them all except her new one (I'm number 200 on the list now, so it will probably be a couple of months before I get my hands on it)
My son just read Watership Down for school. I read it several years ago and enjoyed it. Too bad they didn't have one like that with cats in it instead of rabbits. That would be perfect for this site.
And I absolutely loved Outlander and all of the sequels. Can't wait for the next one, but she hasn't even finished writing it yet.
Its kind of long for a book club though (but I wish it would never end) I highly recommend you read it.
(For those who enjoyed Outlander, give Sara Donati a try. She wrote Into the Wilderness and several other sequels. They're also terrific.
Warning: there are steamy romantic scenes in both Outlander and Into the Wilderness. But if you don't fall in love with either Jamie or Nathaniel
, you must be a guy. And there is plenty of action and historical fiction outside of the love story.)
I love these lists. Even if we don't pick them for book club, it gives me something else to read when I've run out of ideas.