Books I Like

The more you read, the more your world and imagination expands.  Nothing can match the feeling of getting sucked into the pages of a book (not your Netflix account and certainly not your crush’s facebook profile).  Finishing a book is both euphoric and sad, but mostly exciting because it means you get to start a completely new story!  Below is a sampling of books I suggest and things I’m reading now.  These titles are sure to send a shiver down your (book) spine.  😉

Book I’m Currently Reading:  The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Book I Just Read:  Y the Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn

A Sampling of My Favorite Books:

  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Girl With the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  • Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck

If you’d like to recommend a book to me, please don’t hesitate to use the comment boards below!  Happy reading!  🙂

6 Comments

  1. Reading through your blog I noticed you had a penchant for English things. May I advise reading Yes Man by Danny Wallace. He is English. It is also a great read.

    Let me know what you think.

    Reply

      1. An anglophile you say? In that case I would also advise you try:
        – listening to the Smiths (Morrissey has a way with words best described as ‘very English’)
        – talking about the weather
        – drinking as much tea as you possibly can
        – hating the French

        I am a genuine English so hopefully you take this advice on board.

        Oh, we are quite sarcastic too (hopefully you picked up on that).

      2. I already am well into my “sad British music” phase as my iPod is filled with copious amounts of Morrisey, the Smiths, New Order, OMD, the Psychadelic Furs, and Keane. I’ve started switching out my coffee for Earl Grey on several occasions. I’m well acquainted with your people’s sarcasm as I have seen every episode of Extras numerous times and find myself dying of both awkwardness and laughter.

        I’m glad to see I’m already doing really well, according to your checklist.

      3. Good stuff. I am impressed. You should also try listening to Joy Division (basically the band New Order were in before their lead singer killed himself – the epitome of ‘sad British music’).
        Extras is awesome. Have you ever seen Peep Show? The character Mark is a good depiction of the neurotic English Middle Class male.

        This is fun. I don’t think I have ever really advised anyone on English things before. I did once teach some people in Florida how to talk like us but I think that just made me seem pretentious.

      4. I like Joy Division too though it’s so different with Ian Curtis as a frontman compared to New Order without him. Ian Curtis is most definitely the embodiment of “sad British music” if ever there was one. Had Morrisey killed himself, he’d probably be Britain’s version of Kurt Cobain; all glorified for his tortured soul/music and then dying too young. I’ve heard of Peep Show, but haven’t seen it.

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