Tuesday, October 12, 2010

101 recommended books!
 i'm posting a list of 101 (a few more since some are series) books according to your recommendations so we can all enjoy the goodness
thanks for contributing and please feel free to add suggestions in the comments! i've also added several i've read and i'd love to know which of these books you've read and what you thought. and feel free to leave a link if you've blogged about any books you've read

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • A Venetian Affair
  • Angels and Demons
  • Austenland
  • Band of Brothers
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Before I Fall
  • Beneath a Marble Sky
  • Black Like Me
  • Boys Should be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
  • Dark and Hollow Places
  • David Copperfield
  • Delirium, Pandemonium (Series)
  • Desert Solitaire
  • Divergent and Insurgent (Series)
  • East of Eden
  • Endurance
  • Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Gone With the Wind
  • Goose Girl
  • Guerney Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
  • Jane Eyre
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelsom Mandela
  • Matched, Crossed (Series)
  • Memories of a Geisha
  • Miriam's Kitchen
  • Mockingbird - A Portrait of Harper Lee
  • Moloka'i
  • NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
  • One Red Paperclip
  • Peter Pan
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Princess Academy
  • Raising a Family Unto the Lord
  • Run Like a Mother
  • Sammy's Hill
  • Sammy's House
  • Samuri's Garden
  • Sarah's Keys
  • Siblings Without Rivalry
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • South of Broad
  • Springs Torrents
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • Still Life with Rice
  • The Actor and the Housewife
  • The Body Finder
  • The Book of a Thousand Days
  • The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ
  • The Book Thief
  • The Books of Bayern (series)
  • The Calligrapher's Daughter
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • The Dead Tossed Waves
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
  • The End of Overeating
  • The Fault in our Stars
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth
  • The Geography of Bliss
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think YOu're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • The Girl From Foreign
  • The Glass House
  • The Greatest Generation
  • The Happiness Project
  • The Help
  • The Last Cato
  • The Maze Runner
  • The Mists of Avalon
  • The Mother in Me: Real-World Reflections on Growing into Motherhood
  • The Notebook
  • The Omnivore's Delimma: A Natural History of Four Meals
  • The Other Boleyn Girl (Tudors Series #2)
  • The Other Side of Heaven
  • The Parenting Breakthrough
  • The Pillars of the Earth
  • The Poison Wood Bible
  • The Source
  • The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming our Passion, Purpose and Sanity
  • The Thirteenth Tale
  • The Time Traveler's Wife
  • The Translator
  • The Uglies Series: Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras
  • The White Masai
  • The Worst Hard Time
  • These is my Words
  • Things Fall Apart
  • Three Steps to a Strong Family
  • Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Unbearable Lightness: A Sotry of Loss and Gain
  • Unbroken: A World Was II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
  • Water for Elephants
  • Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
  • West with the Night
  • Where the Red Fern Grows
  • White Oleander
  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
  • Women, Food and God


Bonnie said...

THanks for making the list! I think someone suggested Snow Flower and The Secret Fan (which is one book not two). I second that recommendation.

Annie Ditto said...

Someone also suggested 'The Actor and the Housewife' which is also one book, not two :)

Kristin said...

I love The Ladies Auxiliary. It is the story of how a new and unconventional convert affects an orthodox Jewish community. If you have ever worked with women at church, you will identify with the various characters. It is really a fabulous book.

Irami Osei-Frimpong said...

"The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery is thoroughly charming, and I do enjoy the John Steinbeck books. My favorite big one is "East of Eden" and shorter one, "Cannery Row," but there is something rough and powerful about "To a God Unknown." "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" by Murial Spark" is lovely, and "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" Michael Chabon is a hoot. For laughs, "A Prayer for Owen Meany" and for a surprisingly touching story, "Cider House Rules" both by John Irving. Page for page, the shortest book with the highest pay off I've read is J.M. Coetzee's "Disgrace." There you go.