thoughts from the undertow
Oh, you're kidding, right? Start with Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. If you're not totally hooked (and feel the need to tear through the rest of the series), try Those who Save Us by Jenna Blum. If THAT doesn't get you, try Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. If you need more than that, let me know; I've got a zillion suggestions.
I second the Outlander series. Also, really liked Where Men Find Glory: The Pat Tillman Story by Jon Krakauer--though you might bear in mind that I adore Jon Krakauer. Reading The Madonnas of Echo Park right now for book group and am enjoying that quite a bit--though it helps that my daughter lived in Echo Park for a while.
I love that you posted this... now I'm getting book recommendations too! I haven't heard of the Outlander series, so will go check it out...So have you read The Help? That's a couple of years old, but really good. I'm just now starting Water for Elephants, and not really getting into it, but it's too soon to tell...My favorite authors are Jhumpa Lahiri, Bill Bryson, David Sedaris... anything by them, I'm there.
I third Outlander.
"Angle of Repose" by Wallace Stegner. Best. Book. Ever.
The Weird Sisters is a total page-turner. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand charmed me to bits.
My Reader is ridiculously full, so I'm cherry picking posts, but your question interested me. I wanted to read what people suggested! I'm reading Freedom and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn [because my 13YO son loved it and is begging me to experience it with him]. Books are so subjective. Let us know what you decide to dive into and if YOU like it. : )
Speaking of books, you won the Klutz Galaxy book off my blog--email your info and I will pass it on to the publisher.
I love the comments. Do you want fiction, or non?
My favorite novel is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Luis Zafon. LOVED it. Also loved The Help. And A Prayer for Owen Meany. And recently, Planting Dandelions and Water for Elephants!
I'm reading Born to Run now. It's great! Looks like I'll have to read Outlander next ;)
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