What great novel have you read recently?
March 15, 2010 11:21 AM Subscribe
Dear MeFites, what fabulous book recommendations can you give me for a week of becoming one with the sand? I will have about 5 days in paradise and my plan is to read as many books as possible.
posted by ohyouknow to writing & language (31 answers total) 47 users marked this as a favorite
I prefer fiction to non-fiction, and I really cannot handle horror or anything too scary. I have recently read "The Song is You" which I loved. Favorite novelists include John Irving, Milan Kundera, Joyce Carol Oates, Barbara Kingsolver... But I have read all of Irving's work as well as Kundera's. Haven't made my way through everything by Oates yet (given that she writes something new every 4 months or so!).
I'm also open to having my first airplane novel be something a little more "one night stand"-esque. I have started vacations reading things like "The Firm" and "Pillars of the Earth" -- there's really nothing like a gripping, fast, easy to delve into novel to get me in the mood for a week of doing nothing but turning pages and turning over... I am a fast reader so I plan on bringing about 9-10 books with me (and as the week progresses more thought-provoking fare will definitely be welcome).
Thanks so much!