27 October 2010

101 Things - Day 27


Wow, I don't think flattered is a big enough word to cover it. So I'll just say hello and welcome to everyone that's been sent over here from Amy's place!


On a sadder note. I've missed 2 days of Blogtoberfest, so I guess I'm not crossing number 27 off my list this month. Fingers crossed for next month though....


While I have you all here I'm looking for help with number 64. Read 10 books that people have recommended for me.


So, suggest away please? I'll read pretty much anything, but for this excercise let's at least make sure they're novels ok?


(And for anyone that's come here in the last few days and has said they're wanting to make a 101 in 1001 list, please, please, please let me know. I can't wait to read them!)


-Jemma

14 comments:

Lannie said...

The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory. I love historical fiction!

NessaKnits said...

Anne of Green Gables. You might have read it already?

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Deception Point by Dan Brown. Great book! or
The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell--the real Body Farm is here in the city I live in and the detail in her book is phenomenal---the places she describes are some actual places and are very true descriptions. :)

stitchsister said...

My favorite book of all time is one I read when I was in my late teens: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I still have the copy my mom bought me and read it once in a while. More recent favorite books include Run and Bel Canto by Ann Patchett; People of the book by Geraldine Brooks (very very good historical fiction); and Little Bee by Chris Cleave (sad but good).

Malea said...

I was recently introduced to So Big by Edna Ferber. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1924 I believe. It is a beautiful story about a woman's life in Chicago at the turn of the century. Very good writing and an excellent story. I highly recommend it.

Karamat said...

If you like police mysteries, my favorite are John Sanford's 'Prey' books (each book has Prey in the title).

Good luck with your list. I've been working on my own list of 100 things I want to do.

Amy (badskirt) said...

I'm rather fond of Frog and Toad are Friends, but if you'd like something a bit more complex I'd suggest "What we talk about when we talk about love" which are short stories by Raymond Carver. They might provide welcome short interludes between your novels.

emedoodle said...

"The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffineger (her second novel "Her Fearful Symetry" is great as well)

looking for a relatively quick satisfying read? "Forever" by Judy Blume. I work in a book store and wandered apon it, I think it was the only one of her young adult novels that I didn't read at that age... I can see why. It's great and a great discussion book too. Read it in an afternoon, wonder how crazy parents got after hearing thier kids talking about it!

NiCoLe said...

I love Agatha Christie novels. They never grow old. i think my favourite is Murder on the Orient Express.

I also was going to suggest a couple of the books mentioned above.

Bec said...

I recommend Moon Called by Patricia Briggs, it's not an overly long book but it's definantly action packed and full of story line!

It's got werewolves in it, so if you don't like those types of books then don't read this one! Having said that it's not like twilight, it's much much better than that and aimed at a slightly older audience :)

cilvee said...

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Love that book!

Linnea said...

Hands down favourite read to date...Gone With the Wind. I have never begrudged the hours upon hours I spent with my nose in that book and to this day still reflect on all of the delightful characters and shenanigans of Ms O'Hara's tales.

On the shorter side...the Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls was also fantastic and is often on my list of recommended books.

Anything by David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs pretty much have me on the floor laughing.

Sad but at times comical; truthful and beautifully written...A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers.

and one I read over and over just because there are so many great passages...Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robins.

I hope you can find something in their that interests you. What a wonderful idea this is...I thing I'd like to start my own list now.

Please do keep us updated on your choices :)

Maggie said...

I have three suggestions for you, all awesome 1. Life of Pi 2. Like Water For Chocolate and 3. The Poisonwood Bible
I love reading, have fun :)

Nancy Sue said...

I recently read South of Broad by Pat Conroy. A bit of drama, a bit of Conroy's sass, a whole lot of humidity and descriptions of Charleston, South Carolina's charm. Read in cooler weather to keep you warm. I read it this summer, and it just made me hotter!

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