December 05, 2006

book withdrawal

Anybody got a book recommendation for me?? It's been a while since I was addicted to a good book (see post on My Sister's Keeper for an accurate dating of the last occurance).

I don't have a specific favorite genre. It just has to be addicting. The kind that you can't put down. The kind, when you do put it down because you have to do things like, umm, go to work, you can't stop thinking about it. The kind that begins to feel like the best friend you never had and you can't wait to pick it up again. The kind that calls your name while your at work, and you bring it to work with you just so you can be near it and maybe read it on your lunch break and then you find yourself reading it at your desk anyways because you swear you'll only read like the first sentence....or page...or chapter. And then the President makes a surprise visit from around the corner and you're OH NO! Busted. And before you know it you're recommending it to her and she's all like..."oooh, that sounds good..."

This has never happened to me before by the way.

Maybe just once.

Anybody got any of those??

Just leave a comment if you do.


My boss will thank you for it too, I'm sure.


At 1:19 PM, Blogger Ellyn said...

Have you tried the O'Malley series by Dee Henderson? They are good!!

At 6:51 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

Oh, I can second that nomination! I also like Liz Curtis Higgs' book Thorn in My Heart, which is the first of a 3-part series. I recommend that to everyone. Are you just looking for fiction, or what?

At 11:22 PM, Blogger John H said...

Kite Runner

At 10:13 PM, Blogger julie said...

Amen to Kite Runner.

At 1:32 PM, Blogger John H said...

more testimony re Kite Runner


At 2:05 PM, Blogger Malia said...

Big O'Michael has a book review on his blog about What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George.

He says, "What Came Before He Shot Her is a departure from the usual George mystery novel. When the novel begins, we know where this journey will end. So instead of figuring out "who done it" we are instead left to examine what series of events led Joel to become the cold-blooded killer we glimpsed briefly in the end of the last novel."

Sounds interesting.

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Since I'm the reviewer in question, let me recommend the entire Lynley and Havers series by Elizabeth George. But I recommend you not start with What Came Before He Shot Her, but instead go back to the original book that started the series A Great Deliverance.

If you want a good contemporary Christian novel, the legal thrillers of Robert Whitlow are all great. His last book Jimmy was a departure and it was good but not great. He's got a new one and as soon as the library gets it in, I will read it.

I am currently reading John Grisham's The Innocent Man which is non-fiction and really compelling.

So, there's a few...


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