Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mission possible: Three characters in search of an author

Library shelves

Oh, yeah…this is MY kind of library. Image courtesy of imelechon, Morguefile.

Blog readers, would you help me? I’m on the hunt for information. I’m prepared to bribe with virtual chocolate if necessary. (I’ll even hand over my beloved pretzel M&Ms.)

Two friends of mine and I decided to form our own book club, and we’re searching for some great books to read. One friend, S., has already compiled a list, which is mostly books in the classic and bestseller categories. I’m working on my list — it’s mostly novels in the books-I-always-intend-to-get-around-to-reading category. I’ve read most of the books on my literary bucket list  and I’m presently going back through all of my posts (about 140 of them!) to find the books that my blog readers have recommended in the 19 months that I’ve been blogging.

But I’ve decided to crowdsource (a.k.a. ask all of you) for recommendations as well because I think a lot of people out there may have some additional ideas. So if you feel like it, would you send me the names and authors of two or three outstanding books you’ve enjoyed recently? Ponder your bookshelves, comb your libraries or scamper through your nearest bookstore. We’ll take recommendations for books in the following categories:

  • Bestsellers
  • History
  • Mystery
  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Classics

We’re starting with The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, but any other ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks, people. And here’s some mood music to get you started.


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