Friday, February 23, 2007

I read when I feed

I hate TV. In a bid to not watch it, I am rediscovering my local library. I am again looking for novel recommendations. I have exhausted the list in the sidebar, as far as my library is concerned. And I am trying to buy fewer books - I am a book addict.

So, the criteria? Good novels. Not really into thrillers or mysteries much. I like British humour. I love a good romance (if not too gaggy, if you know what I mean).

Current items on hold at my library (on your recommendation):

Blinding light
by Theroux, Paul.

Piece of work
by Zigman, Laura.

Wish you were here
by Brown, Rita Mae.


rach said...

The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg...anything by Elizabeth Berg.

my new addiction... it is the COOLEST thing!!!!!! you get paperbacks in the mail and trade your old ones with other people!

i've had approximately 4 hours of sleep and ran my forehead into our bedroom door...then bugger decided to flash me a smile when i needed it most this morning... :) now he is partying.

Bronwyn said...

If you're into British humour, I can highly recommend anything by Julian Barnes or Martin Amis. If you're in the mood for something lighter, you might try Tony Parsons -- in fact, I have a copy of one of his (_One For My Baby_) that I'd be happy to send you (it's one of those books that great fun, but doesn't really bear re-reading).

Rosepetal said...

I hope you like that Blinding Light book. It's a bit weird, wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea! I had started reading it before Moksha was born and finished it after he was born.

kate said...

I didn't read much with Chloe but Alexander found the sound of my voice soothing so i would read out loud to him. Got through some thick books that way!

Sarah said...

I'm not really a romance novel person, but got sucked into the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. It's historical fiction, with some romance thrown in. And if you get sucked in there are ~5 books in the series.

Anything by David Sedaris will be fun reading.

I also liked The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon.

Natalie said...

If you are looking for a romance novel, I suggest anything by Judith McNaught.

lauralu said...

middlesex, by jeffrey eugenides. quite possibly the greatest book ever written in the english language. a coming of age story, an immigrant tale, multiple continents and generations, twentieth century sweeping, gender-bending, religion-exposing, funny and sweet and sad and a tiny kernel of hope.