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April 9, 2011 3:18 PM Subscribe
Book recommendations - slay me with modern fictional awesomeness!
posted by santojulieta to sports, hobbies, & recreation (52 answers total) 168 users marked this as a favorite
I don't really want fluff and/or fruitcake books; I have plenty of options for those. I'd like one-off, stand alone, single volume fictional stories that are modern (so no Gulliver's Travels, Jane Eyre, Ayn Rand, etc).
And I want it to be the single most awesome book you've ever read!
Before you say it, here's what I've already read:
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (my fave book of all time)
Hunger Games (books 1/2, book 3 wasn't as awesome)
City of Thieves
The Book Thief
Here's what I can't read:
Marley & Me/Racing in the Rain or other memoirs about pet loss
A Staggering Work of Hearbreaking Genius or other memoirs about parental suffering. (I couldn't make it past the first chapter)